ABUSE & VIOLENCE IN THE CHURCH, child abuse, Clergy Misconduct, Clergy Sex Abuse, Crazy Things Church Leaders Say & Do, Doctrine as Idol, Failure to Report Crimes, Leaving the Church, Mandatory Reporting, Pulpit & Pen blog, Sexual Abuse/Assault and Churches, SMH (Shake My Head), Spiritual Bullies, Troubling Tweets, Women and the Church

Seth Dunn Tweets that a Woman Pastor is Just as Bad as a Sex Offender Who is Hired as a Pastor

It is people like Seth, who refuse to take sex abuse of children seriously, why we have had very little positive change in how child sex abuse cases have been handled.

Christianity and Politics, Crazy Things Church Leaders Say & Do, Misuse of Scripture, SMH (Shake My Head), Todd Friel, Troubling Tweets

Todd Friel Claims There’s “Not a Word” in the Bible about Fighting Injustice for the Oppressed

He has shown you, O mortal, what is good.    And what does the Lord require of you?To act justly and to love mercy    and to walk humbly with your God.Micah 6:8 Admin note: WordPress is the service I use for this blog. They have a new formatting feature I'm using on this post. Because the post is predominantly tweets, I have… Continue reading Todd Friel Claims There’s “Not a Word” in the Bible about Fighting Injustice for the Oppressed

Disturbing Trends, Franklin Graham, It's All About the Image, SMH (Shake My Head)

Franklin Graham’s Nonprofit Charities, Samaritan Purse and Operation Christmas Child, Cancel Advertisement Account with Relevant Magazine after Quoting Graham’s Own Words

  *** Franklin Graham's non-profit organizations, Samaritan's Purse and Operation Christmas Child, will no longer use Relevant magazine for advertising. What was Relevant's crime?  They printed Franklin Graham's own words! On September 19, 2018, Relevant magazine reported a quote from Franklin Graham which were originally said during a CBN news interview. Here are Relevant's two paragraphs.… Continue reading Franklin Graham’s Nonprofit Charities, Samaritan Purse and Operation Christmas Child, Cancel Advertisement Account with Relevant Magazine after Quoting Graham’s Own Words

C.J. Mahaney, Failure to Report Crimes, Kevin Swanson, Sexual Abuse/Assault and Churches, SMH (Shake My Head), Sovereign Grace Ministries, Sovereign Grace Ministries Lawsuit, Spiritual Bullies

Pastor Kevin Swanson’s Blame Game When it Comes to the Dr. Larry Nassar Child Sex Abuse Cases

Kevin Swanson; Larry Nassar; Child Sex Abuse; Rachael Denhollander -by Kathi with editorial comments by Julie Anne Kevin Swanson's February 9, 2018 broadcast on Generations covered the recent gymnastics and sexual abuse case by now-convicted sexual predator, Dr. Larry Nassar. Right Wing Watch picked up his broadcast and noted that he blames immodesty in the… Continue reading Pastor Kevin Swanson’s Blame Game When it Comes to the Dr. Larry Nassar Child Sex Abuse Cases

Book Review Series, Christian Marriage, Complementarianism, Doctrine as Idol, Extra-Biblical Nonsense, Lori Alexander, Modesty and Purity Teachings, Sexual Abuse/Assault and Churches, SMH (Shake My Head), The Transformed Wife

Book Review Series – Lori Alexander’s “The Power of a Transformed Wife” – The Chapter that Doesn’t Belong

The Power of a Transformed Wife, Lori Alexander, Dating, Sexual Purity -by Kathi This is a book review series of The Power of a Transformed Wife by Lori Alexander. If you are just joining us, you may click on previous chapter reviews if you'd like to catch up. Introduction & Chapter 1   Chapter 2   Chapter… Continue reading Book Review Series – Lori Alexander’s “The Power of a Transformed Wife” – The Chapter that Doesn’t Belong

Complementarianism, Extra-Biblical Nonsense, Gender Roles, Lori Alexander, SMH (Shake My Head), Spiritual Bullies, The Transformed Wife, Working Women

Trey Comments at “The Transformed Wife” About Working Women

Complementarianism, Gender Roles, The Transformed Wife -by Kathi In our last book post we talked about how God's Design turns work into a men's only club. This seems to be a big deal among the comp crowd. Trey posted a comment again at The Transformed Wife giving his two cents worth about why women shouldn't be… Continue reading Trey Comments at “The Transformed Wife” About Working Women

Bill Gothard, Full-Quiver, Homeschool Movement, IBLP and ATI, Sexual Abuse/Assault and Churches, SMH (Shake My Head)

Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar are Still Scheduled to Speak at ATI & IBLP Conferences which Promote Bill Gothard’s Teaching Materials

*** Bill Gothard, ATI, IBLP, Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar, Homeschool Curricula *** The Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar family has been a long-time supporter and promoter of Bill Gothard's ATI homeschool program and foundational program at Institute in Basic Life Principles. Bill Gothard resigned from the Institute in Basic Life Principles in the Spring of 2014.… Continue reading Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar are Still Scheduled to Speak at ATI & IBLP Conferences which Promote Bill Gothard’s Teaching Materials

Crazy Things Church Leaders Say & Do, SMH (Shake My Head), Tithing

“That’s the Jesus I follow. I don’t know WHO Creflo Dollar is preaching about”

  Mega-church Pastor Creflo Dollar wants a $65 million jet and more fish stories defending the exorbitant expense   Mega-church Pastor Creflo Dollar has been in the news lately. Earlier this month, he sent out an appeal for 200,000 to donate $300 each so he could purchase a $65 million jet. A Creflo Dollar spokesperson said in… Continue reading “That’s the Jesus I follow. I don’t know WHO Creflo Dollar is preaching about”

Christian Marriage, Divorce, Domestic Violence, Extra-Biblical Nonsense, Patriarchal-Complementarian Movement, SMH (Shake My Head), Women and the Church

Marital Rape: Is it Even a Possibility in Christian Marriage?

*** Is there such a thing as "rape" in a Christian marriage? *** JA note:  Thanks to Kathi for putting this post together this week as I'm finding my groove with a new term back at college. *** *** Robert posts on his blog, A Man, His Wife, and the Bible and is married to Amanda.… Continue reading Marital Rape: Is it Even a Possibility in Christian Marriage?

SMH (Shake My Head), Street Evangelism, Tony Miano, Troubling Tweets

Tony Miano on Evangelism: Shoving Jesus Down People’s Throats

*** There's a recent hashtag trend on Twitter:  #EvangelicalCowTipping. Click here to see a listing of the tweets following the trend.   Here are a few: And then we get to open air preacher, Tony Miano's: ***  UPDATED: I was given new information about Tony Miano after publishing this post and have decided to revise… Continue reading Tony Miano on Evangelism: Shoving Jesus Down People’s Throats

SMH (Shake My Head), SPIRITUAL SOUNDING BOARD

Ligonier Ministries to Offer a Winter Cruise in 2015: Theme is Enduring Persecution and Suffering Faithfully

*** Ligonier Ministries is sponsoring a cruise to learn about enduring persecution and suffering faithfully. *** While we are seeing headlines like this: ISIS 'Systematically Beheading Children' in Iraq; They Are 'Killing Every Christian They See,' Says Chaldean Leader   (I had to scour the videos to find one that wasn't too graphic because what I… Continue reading Ligonier Ministries to Offer a Winter Cruise in 2015: Theme is Enduring Persecution and Suffering Faithfully