SSB Sunday Gathering

SSB Sunday Gathering – May 26, 2019

Spiritual Sounding Board - This is your place to gather and share in an open format. Image courtesy of Nanea Hoffman at Sweatpants and Coffee -by Kathi This will not be the typical Sunday post. These last two days have been a roller coaster of emotions and I don't have it in me to do… Continue reading SSB Sunday Gathering – May 26, 2019

Authoritative Preaching, Doctrine as Idol, Julie Anne's Personal Stories, Legalism, Spiritual Abuse, Spiritual Authority, Spiritual Bullies

Christ Saved the World through Redemption, Not Condemnation

What's interesting is if you address these people and question the way they are attack you and your beliefs, they quip they are telling you this in love and they are being Biblical. It never feels like love. It's rude. It seems like a clanging cymbal to me. Love is patient and kind, right?

ABUSE & VIOLENCE IN THE CHURCH, Julie Anne's Personal Stories, Media Interviews with Julie Anne, SPIRITUAL SOUNDING BOARD

Spiritual Brewpub Podcast: Michael Camp Interviews Julie Anne Smith on Spiritual Abuse in the Church

Julie Anne Smith shares with Michael how she got slapped with a $500,000 lawsuit, uncovered abuse in her church and among evangelicals, and how patriarchal theology harms women. Hear this lively conversation as they discuss the prevalence and roots of spiritual abuse . . .

Bill Hybels, Book Review Series, child abuse, Clergy Sex Abuse, Homosexuality, Sexual Abuse/Assault and Churches, Willow Creek Church/Willow Creek Association, Women and the Church

Book Review – “Christians in a Sex-Crazed Culture” by Bill Hybels – Part 3 – The Unrepentant Confidant

All in all, this book suggests that Bill, from a young age, had a problem with sex and how he sexualized women. The writing seems to be a self-fulling prophecy.

SSB Sunday Gathering

SSB Sunday Gathering – April 28, 2019

Spiritual Sounding Board – This is your place to gather and share in an open format. -by Kathi *** Scripture is taken from the Book of Common Prayer, Readings for Easter Season, Year 1 and may be found here. Psalm 113 Praise the Lord. I will extol the Lord with all my heart in the council of the… Continue reading SSB Sunday Gathering – April 28, 2019

ABUSE & VIOLENCE IN THE CHURCH, ABUSE RECOVERY PROCESS-PROBLEMS, Julie Anne's Personal Stories, Recovery Process, Spiritual Abuse, SPIRITUAL ABUSE RECOVERY

Good Friday, Notre Dame, and Resurrection

The spiritual abuse I experienced will only be a blip in my life's story, and it doesn't define who I am, just as Notre Dame's 2019 fire does not define it. Abuse is part of my story and has shaped me, and has produced life-changing fruit.

Bill Hybels, Book Review Series, Christian Marriage, Clergy Misconduct, Clergy Sex Abuse, Marriage, Narcissistic Pastors, Willow Creek Church/Willow Creek Association

Book Review – “Christians in A Sex-Crazed Culture” by Bill Hybels – Part 1 – Identifying the One Who is Sex Crazed

During a later anniversary celebration Bill and Lynne [Hybels] stayed in a hotel room described as: "Socially, it was positively scandalous; morally, it was absolutely decadent; theologically, it was totally depraved."

ABUSE & VIOLENCE IN THE CHURCH, Abuse Systems and Transformation Tools, Beaverton Grace Bible Church, Blog Series - Spiritual Abuse in the Church: A Guide to Recognition and Recovery, Chuck O'Neal, Leaving the Church, Spiritual Abuse, Spiritual Authority

Spiritual Abuse: How Unsanctioned Friendships Can Enable People to Leave High-Controlling Churches

"They taught me that sometimes the exit door of an abusive church is held open by the gracious hands of friends who have nothing to do with church, or even with Christianity, but who simply would never turn their back on a friend."

Book Review Series, Christian Marriage, Complementarianism, Doctrine as Idol, Domestic Violence, Domestic Violence and Churches, Gender Roles, Marriage, Martha Peace, Spiritual Abuse

Book Review Series – “The Excellent Wife” by Martha Peace – Chapter Five: Wives, if You Experience Abuse, Acknowledge Your Sin

"A wife who is a victim of abuse should not be forced to think about how her "sinful actions" contributed to abuse. This constant reminder of sin can keep a victim trapped in an abusive marriage longer than she should be."

SSB Sunday Gathering

SSB Sunday Gathering – March 24, 2019

Spiritual Sounding Board – This is your place to gather and share in an open format. Photo credit: Kathi -by Kathi *** Scripture is taken from the Book of Common Prayer, Readings for Lent, Year 1 and may be found here. Psalm 96 Sing to the Lord a new song; sing to the Lord, all the earth.… Continue reading SSB Sunday Gathering – March 24, 2019

SSB Sunday Gathering

SSB Sunday Gathering – March 17, 2019

Spiritual Sounding Board – This is your place to gather and share in an open format. -by Kathi *** Scripture is taken from the Book of Common Prayer, Readings for Lent, Year 1 and may be found here. Psalm 29 Ascribe to the Lord, you heavenly beings, ascribe to the Lord glory and strength. Ascribe to the… Continue reading SSB Sunday Gathering – March 17, 2019