ABUSE & VIOLENCE IN THE CHURCH, It's All About the Image, John MacArthur, Master's University / Master's Seminary, No-Talk Rule

John MacArthur Demonstrates Expertise in the Destructive and Self-Preservation Tools of Ingratiation and Gaslighting

John MacArthur on his schools' accreditation probation status: "What had happened in the three days is a rather orchestrated attack, if not by any human source, certainly by Satan himself. There was an attack directly on me, and it came in all kinds of forms." 

ABUSE & VIOLENCE IN THE CHURCH, Failure to Report Crimes, Grace Community Church, John MacArthur, Master's University / Master's Seminary, Sexual Abuse/Assault and Churches, Spiritual Abuse, Spiritual Authority, Spiritual Bullies

John MacArthur’s The Master’s University and Seminary: Still on Academic Probation, and Reported Layoffs

"The fact that an outside governmental agency objectively documented and determined that MacArthur’s leadership does not even meet the moral and ethical standards of the world, deems him unqualified to remain at the helm."

Addressing Abuse, Failure to Report Crimes, John MacArthur, Mandatory Reporting, Master's University / Master's Seminary

Does the WASC Commission Letter Address Reports of Sexual Assault at The Master’s University?

"In 2015 The Department of Education cited The Master's University for violating compliance regulations around several areas, including the Clery Act and VAWA for calendar year 2012. TMU was fined $29,000 in 2017 for its non-compliance."

Grace Community Church, John MacArthur, Master's University / Master's Seminary

John MacArthur Steps Down as President of The Master’s University

-by Kathi

John MacArthur, Pastor at Grace Community Church and President of The Master's University, recently announced that he is stepping down as President of The Master's University (TMU). This will be an 18-month transition.

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ABUSE & VIOLENCE IN THE CHURCH, Church Discipline Process, Fred Butler, Grace Community Church, It's All About the Image, John MacArthur, Master's University / Master's Seminary, Spiritual Abuse, Women and the Church

Response to Pastor Eric Davis’ Article on “Do You See Me?” #DoYouSeeUs

Jane's story, The Master's University, rape, Eric Davis, John MacArthur, #DoYouSeeUs ***   *** Eric Davis, pastor of Cornerstone Church in Jackson Hole, WY, posted an article at Cripplegate.com, “Do You See Me?”: A Partial Response, in response to the account of "Jane," an alleged rape victim whose sexual assault, kidnapping, and drugging was reportedly mishandled… Continue reading Response to Pastor Eric Davis’ Article on “Do You See Me?” #DoYouSeeUs

ABUSE & VIOLENCE IN THE CHURCH, Crazy Things Church Leaders Say & Do, Domestic Violence, Domestic Violence and Churches, Grace Community Church, John MacArthur, Phil Johnson, Troubling Tweets, Women and the Church

Pastor Phil Johnson Shows His Heart toward Domestic Violence Victim

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

9Marks, Church Discipline Process, CHURCH GOVERNANCE & POLICIES, Church Governance or Policy Issues, Extra-Biblical Nonsense, John MacArthur, Spiritual Authority

Church Member Responsibility and Church Discipline at Pastor Eric Davis’ Church

Church membership, church discipline, Pastor Eric Davis, Cornerstone Church *** Church Member Responsibility and Church Discipline According to the Cornerstone Church By-laws -by Kathi I recently wrote about how Julie Anne and I dared to comment on an article at The Cripplegate which subsequently caused our comments to be deleted and comments to be closed.… Continue reading Church Member Responsibility and Church Discipline at Pastor Eric Davis’ Church

Abuse Systems and Transformation Tools, Authoritative Preaching, Beaverton Grace Bible Church, Chuck O'Neal, Dictators, Doctrine as Idol, Doug Wilson, Grace Community Church, Harvest Bible Chapel, James MacDonald, John MacArthur, Julie Anne's Personal Stories, Leaving the Church, Legalism, Recovery Process, Shunning, Spiritual Abuse, Spiritual Authority, Spiritual Bullies

Help! My Family Member or Close Friend is Trapped in a High-Controlling Church or Cult. How Can I Encourage Them to Leave?

How to help a family member or friend leave a high-controlling church group or cult: spiritual abuse, trapped, thought reform, mind control, freedom   “Mind control is the process by which individual or collective freedom of choice and action is compromised by agents or agencies that modify or distort perception, motivation, affect, cognition and/or behavioral… Continue reading Help! My Family Member or Close Friend is Trapped in a High-Controlling Church or Cult. How Can I Encourage Them to Leave?

C.J. Mahaney, Christian Marriage, Council for Bibl. Manhood & Womanhood, Disturbing Trends, Dr. Albert Mohler, Extra-Biblical Nonsense, Gender Roles, Grace Community Church, John MacArthur, John Piper, Kevin DeYoung, Marriage, Owen Strachan, Patriarchal-Complementarian Movement, Sovereign Grace Ministries, Sovereign Grace Ministries Lawsuit, Troubling Tweets, Women and the Church

Council on Biblical Manhood and Womanhood 2016 Conference #CBMW16 Live Tweets and Complementarianism Cool-Aid

Complementarian CBMW Owen Strachan, John MacArthur, John Piper, Grant Castleberry, Albert Mohler, Gavin Peacock   The Council on Biblical Manhood and Womanhood is holding their conference, "The Beauty of Complementarity" in Complementarity Capital of the World, Louisville. The nice thing about live tweeting is that I don't have to research, it's coming hot off the… Continue reading Council on Biblical Manhood and Womanhood 2016 Conference #CBMW16 Live Tweets and Complementarianism Cool-Aid

Grace Community Church, J.D. Hall, John MacArthur, Women and the Church

Jordan “J.D.” Hall Grumps about Women Who Shouldn’t Attend Shepherds’ Conference

Shepherds' Conference, J.D. Hall, Women, Church #ShepCon #ShepCon2016, John Mac Arthur, Pulpit and Pen, Bunker   *** This week quite a few pastors and men have been at the Shepherds' Conference at John Mac Arthur's digs in California. Traditionally, women are not allowed to attend, yet evidently, women did attend at least one day per Pastor J.D.… Continue reading Jordan “J.D.” Hall Grumps about Women Who Shouldn’t Attend Shepherds’ Conference

John MacArthur, Street Evangelism, Tony Miano

Street Preacher Tony Miano Yells to Woman, “You’re Acting Like a Man. STOP IT!!!”

Street Preacher, Tony Miano, member of John MacArthur's church, Grace Community Church thinks this is how to stop abortions and win people to Christ. Tony Miano yells at two women outside an abortion clinic. They are not happy and use colorful language in response. How should a Christian respond? But the fruit of the Spirit… Continue reading Street Preacher Tony Miano Yells to Woman, “You’re Acting Like a Man. STOP IT!!!”

Beaverton Grace Bible Church, BGBC Google Reviews, BGBC Lawsuit, Chuck O'Neal, Grace Community Church, John MacArthur, Phil Johnson, Spiritual Abuse, Troubling Tweets

Phil Johnson Claims the Main Trouble in Churches are the Sheep, not Wolves

*** Phil Johnson of Grace Community Church claims that sheep, not wolves are the main trouble with churches ***   *** Yesterday, Phil Johnson of Grace Community Church tweeted this:   *** He is assuming the primary problem are the "sheepiness" of sheep???  That does not surprise me. Let me show you my personal experience with… Continue reading Phil Johnson Claims the Main Trouble in Churches are the Sheep, not Wolves

Extra-Biblical Nonsense, John MacArthur, Legalism, Stay-At-Home Daughters Movement, Women and the Church

So, what does John MacArthur really think about young women going to college?

*** Karl Heitman and Matt Tarr come to different conclusions about whether it is okay for young ladies to go to college. Both cite John MacArthur and the Bible to back up their claims. Who is right? ***   I'm always thankful for readers who send me information on articles or concerns they see within… Continue reading So, what does John MacArthur really think about young women going to college?

Christian Marriage, John MacArthur, Marriage, Mental Health and the Church

Russell Moore and John MacArthur Offer Diverse Responses on Challenging Issues

***Two Influential Christian leaders offer diverse responses regarding (1) professional counseling and (2) response to [adult] children with same-sex issues or identity.  Christiandom tends to follow church leaders when it comes to difficult life issues. Earlier, when reading an article at Religion News Service (RNS) by Adelle M. Banks, Russell Moore answers all you wanted to know about sex (but… Continue reading Russell Moore and John MacArthur Offer Diverse Responses on Challenging Issues

Biblical Counseling, C.J. Mahaney, Chuck O'Neal, Emotional Responses, John MacArthur, Legalism, Meetings with the Pastor, Mental Health and the Church, Sovereign Grace Ministries, Spiritual Abuse, Spiritual Bullies, Suicide

Can High-Controlling Pastors Lead Their Members into Depression and Even Suicide?

  Commenters share about high-controlling pastors who leave a path of mental health destruction, even suicide, because they cannot get appropriate help.     A while back, I found a comment at SGMSurvivor.com blog that cut like a knife. Sovereign Grace Ministries (SGM) is in the news a good bit because of the sex abuse lawsuits, but the subject… Continue reading Can High-Controlling Pastors Lead Their Members into Depression and Even Suicide?

C.J. Mahaney, Dr. Albert Mohler, Failure to Report Crimes, John MacArthur, John Piper, Kevin DeYoung, Mandatory Reporting, Mark Driscoll, Sexual Abuse/Assault and Churches, Sovereign Grace Ministries, Sovereign Grace Ministries Lawsuit, Together for the Gospel

The Photo Promotion of C.J. Mahaney at Together for the Gospel

*** C.J. Mahaney is pictured in front-row seats at the Together for the Gospel conference after publicly saying he would not participate due to the distraction of the Sovereign Grace Ministries lawsuit. ***   Note: Brent Detwiler graciously allowed me to cross-post the following article which was originally found at his site. SSB has covered… Continue reading The Photo Promotion of C.J. Mahaney at Together for the Gospel

Chuck O'Neal, Evangelism, Spiritual Abuse, Spiritual Bullies, Street Evangelism, Tony Miano

Tony Miano: A Case Study in Spiritual Abuse and Bully Behavior

*** Digging a little deeper, analyzing the public words and behavior of Tony Miano. Does his behavior reflect a spiritual abuser and bully?  Is this a man who should be in public ministry open air preaching and evangelizing? ***   A reader sent me a link to Tony Miano's Facebook page cover photo (larger photo).   Miano describes it:… Continue reading Tony Miano: A Case Study in Spiritual Abuse and Bully Behavior

Fred Butler, Grace Community Church, Phil Johnson, Street Evangelism, Tony Miano

Tony Miano’s New Digs: Grace Community Church

*     *     * Street Evangelist Tony Miano announced he's leaving Faith Community Church and will be attending Grace Community Church. *     *     * ** Thanks to those who have sent me updates on Tony Miano, I have a bit of information to pass along.  One thing Miano is… Continue reading Tony Miano’s New Digs: Grace Community Church

Beaverton Grace Bible Church, BGBC Lawsuit, Grace Community Church, John MacArthur, Phil Johnson, Tony Miano, Troubling Tweets, Women and the Church

Question for Tony Miano: Did Joni Preach?

*     *     * Tony Miano, author of Should She Preach?, attended John MacArthur's Strange Fire conference at Grace Community Church, along with Pastor Chuck O'Neal (suing pastor who had minister's license revoked and currently in discipline), Phil Johnson, Dr. Steve Lawson, all of whom contributed to Miano's book. *    … Continue reading Question for Tony Miano: Did Joni Preach?

Beaverton Grace Bible Church, BGBC Google Reviews, BGBC Lawsuit, CARM, Christian Love, Grace Community Church, It's All About the Image, John MacArthur, Phil Johnson, Shunning, Spiritual Abuse, Spiritual Bullies

Strange Fire Conference: John MacArthur, “Reformed Theology is not a Haven for False Teachers”

*     *     * I apologize in advance for the length of this post.  Please read the Facebook status slowly and let it sink in, would you? *     *     * H/T to Meaghan Varela, my dear friend (aka the other Woman of Mass Destruction) and former defendant in… Continue reading Strange Fire Conference: John MacArthur, “Reformed Theology is not a Haven for False Teachers”