Sometimes there are tweets that really need to be seen wider than the Twitterverse. I will be compiling tweets to highlight here.
"I read it. “To be human is to be a parent,” is false in any context, and harmful. But beyond that, your posture of condescension in this tweet towards those saying they were hurt by your words only deepens the wounds you’ve already inflicted."
Ken Ham of Answers in Genesis has a problem with libraries. Libraries?! The institution that has been around for centuries recording history and offering a place to expand your knowledge?
Ruth Graham tweeted: "This man is a college president and one of the most prominent evangelical Christians in America."
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.
John Piper never fails to leave people scratching their heads!
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
*** This will be short and sweet. I'm in the final crunch of school with only 2-1/2 weeks until graduation (woohoo!!). Responding Biblically seems to be thrown around a lot. I just tweeted this because I was thinking about a recent debate on Twitter (which I will write about when I get more time). ***… Continue reading What Does Responding Biblically Really Mean?
-by Kathi *** Todd Friel of Wretched recently had this to say about use of the Bible in counseling: Todd Friel's text reads: Whether one believes the Bible is sufficient or not is put on display in the counseling room. If the counselor uses the Bible AND anything else, he/she does not functionally believe in… Continue reading Todd Friel and Biblical Sufficiency in Counseling
*** Both Jeff Owens and his wife Sarah recently sent out a thread of tweets regarding a recent experience they had at their former (unidentified) Sovereign Grace church. I think these tweets deserve a wider audience. What you will read is not healthy at all, and people need to understand the dismissive and bullying behavior… Continue reading Sovereign Grace Church Leaders Remove Wife from Women’s Small Group Leader Position after Couple Asks Questions
Desiring God; John Piper; Church Attitudes Toward Mental Health -by Kathi There has been much talk recently about Desiring God's tweet on February 6, 2018. *** The concern over this tweet is the lack of consideration for how complex the mind is and how trauma affects the brain. Why do so many Christians think that… Continue reading Desiring God’s Attitude Toward Mental Health
*** JA is scratching her head. I don't get it. Do you? https://twitter.com/gracetoyou/status/961008388133019648 https://twitter.com/D_B_Harrison/status/961012795427966976 https://twitter.com/TerraJava/status/961009896161411072
John Piper does it again. A recent tweet from John Piper has me scratching my head. I need an interpreter, please! https://twitter.com/JohnPiper/status/873970685588246528
Phil Johnson, Grace Community Church, Sex Abuse, Domestic Violence, Twitter *** Blog reader, Christina, left an important comment on yesterday's post regarding an insensitive and callous tweet Pastor Phil Johnson sent out regarding domestic violence. His tweet created quite an uproar on Twitter. Because Christina's comment is addressed to Phil Johnson, I didn't want it to get lost… Continue reading An Abuse Survivor’s Response to Pastor Phil Johnson’s Insensitive Tweet on Domestic Violence
Domestic Violence, Phil Johnson, Grace Community Church, John MacArthur *** This post needs little commentary. Pastor Phil Johnson is Pastor John MacArthur's right-hand man at Grace Community Church. I am sad that a man in his position would so carelessly tweet this insensitive, uncaring tweet. I fear for women at Grace Community or any church connected… Continue reading Pastor Phil Johnson Shows His Heart toward Domestic Violence Victim
Franklin Graham, Twitter, Spiritual Abuse I would like to discuss this tweet without making it political. I find it spiritually abusive, but not because it has to do with Trump winning. Look within the message. What can you find here that is spiritually abusive? https://twitter.com/Franklin_Graham/status/809081143098277889
Tullian Tchividjian article at ExPastors.com, clergy sex abuse, suicide, repentance, restoration *** Only one month after Tullian Tchividjian remarried, he has publicly released a new article at a site for former pastors, ExPastors.com. In the article, The Freedom in Losing it All, Tchividjian shares lessons he has learned about himself since his sexual scandal. https://twitter.com/expastors/status/780769275065856002 The following… Continue reading Ex-Pastor Tullian Tchividjian Speaks Out at Website for Ex-Pastors
*** This is a very insightful statement from C.J. Mahaney. https://twitter.com/CJMahaney/status/739414015546404864 When a pastor preaches, he is leading his congregation in his interpretation of Scripture. It may or may not be correct. I know from reading many personal stories of those who were Mahaney's church that his teachings caused spiritual harm. I don't think… Continue reading How our Pastor’s Biblical Interpretation Can Affect Our Understanding of Scripture and God
John Piper - Troubling Tweets John Piper is known for troubling tweets. Here's a new one. Below is the live link tweet. You can click on the timestamp to read the many responses: https://twitter.com/JohnPiper/status/739970421689360384 Here are the Bible verses mentioned in the tweet: Deuteronomy 5:9: Not because of your righteousness or the uprightness of… Continue reading New Disturbing Tweet by John Piper
*** Kathi here. We've had a lot to digest this week. Perhaps it's time for a bit of humor. John Piper tends to send out some bizarre tweets which may leave you scratching your head. Why not turn them into the inspirational quote that they were obviously intended to be? These are real tweets from… Continue reading When John Piper’s Twitter Feed Becomes Inspirational Memes