I can't imagine the level of psychological trauma, pain & horror as Joshua (and Shannon) began to discover a lot of their framework for their life was built on religion & false fears & manipulated, pseudo acts of "love."
Joshua Harris, I Kissed Dating Goodbye, Courtship, Dating *** Josh Harris, former senior pastor at Covenant Life Church - the flagship church of then Sovereign Grace Ministries church - has posted a statement at his website (statement follows). After considerable thought has decided to cease publishing his very influential book, I Kissed Dating Goodbye. I… Continue reading Josh Harris Discontinues the Publication of ‘I Kissed Dating Goodbye’
Rachael Denhollander, Sovereign Grace, Sex Abuse, Pedophiles *** Rachael Denhollendar (the Christian attorney and sex abuse survivor who brought down Dr. Larry Nassar) has been very busy since the recent case of convicted pedophile Dr. Larry Nassar. She is now taking on the task of drawing attention to how the church, specifically the leaders at… Continue reading Rachael Denhollander Challenges Sovereign Grace Churches to Respond Appropriately to Sex Abuse Cases
C.J. Mahaney, Sex Abuse, Failure to Report, Statute of Limitations, Sovereign Grace Ministries, Lawsuit, Pedophiles, T4G The Washingtonian released a new article after spending many months investigating Sovereign Grace Ministries, CJ Mahaney, and the many cases of alleged sex abuse named in the lawsuit brought on by victims (named and anonymous). The… Continue reading Attorney Plans to File Another Sex Abuse Lawsuit against CJ Mahaney and Sovereign Grace Ministries
*** Michael Farris speaks out against teachings of two fallen Homeschool Movement leaders, Doug Phillips and Bill Gothard, but why now? *** ** Michael Farris, one of the pillars of the modern Homeschool Movement and founders of Homeschool Legal Defense Association (HSLDA) and founding president of Patrick Henry College, released an article addressing abuses within the… Continue reading From Silence to Exposure: Why did Homeschool Leader Michael Farris Speak Out Now?
Albert Mohler and Church Leaders' Response to Sex Abuse in Christian Churches I ran across a blog post that made me shout, "YES!" Blog author, Laura Lowe at Connections and Conundrums, has graciously has allowed me to cross post it here. Thank you, Laura, for speaking out on such an important topic! ~Julie Anne … Continue reading Dr. Albert Mohler and Response to Sex Abuse in Churches
*** Standing together for victims of abuse in the SBC and SGM Clergy abuse victims to leaflet outside the Southern Baptist Convention meeting in Baltimore Statement from Pam Palmer of the SGM Civil Lawsuit On Monday, June 9, the Maryland Court of Special Appeals heard our Appeal. We are hopeful but must now await the… Continue reading Standing Together for Victims of Abuse in the SBC and SGM
Update on the Sovereign Grace Ministries sex abuse court case and Tullian Tchividjian's clarification of his related statements concerning his “breakup” with The Gospel Coalition. After recently posting this article in which I expressed concern that Tullian Tchividjian failed to make any mention of the SGM sex abuse survivors in his apology, An Open Letter… Continue reading Sovereign Grace Ministries Sex Abuse Lawsuit and Tullian Tchividjian
*** An Open Letter to Tullian Tchividjian, Including a Personal Note from a Sex Abuse Survivor *** Pastor Tchividjian, As a blogger who deals with abuse in church and connects with survivors of spiritual and sexual abuse, I wanted to share with you some of the feedback I have received regarding your recent Christian Post article, Tullian Tchividjian… Continue reading An Open Letter to Tullian Tchividjian, Including a Personal Note from a Sex Abuse Survivor
** Taylor Joy Responds to the recent developments at The Gospel Coalition involving Joe Carter, Tullian Tchividjian, C.J. Mahaney ** Many people are responding to the recent developments with Tullian Tchividjian being booted from The Gospel Coalition (TGC), ridiculous comments and vitriol by Joe Carter, public spokesman of The Gospel Coalition, TGC's support of and… Continue reading Why The Gospel Coalition – or at least Al Mohler and Company – Must Apologize
*** Tullian Tchividjian is booted from The Gospel Coalition (TGC) website while C.J. Mahaney and Josh Harris quietly leave TGC council amidst ongoing sex abuse lawsuits in which a former Sovereign Grace Ministries volunteer is found guilty of sex abuse charges. *** Confirmation bias regarding one's friends can become a powerful weapon against the… Continue reading The Gospel Coalition Shake-Up – Tullian Tchividjian and Too Much Grace for The Gospel Coalition?
*** Nathaniel Morales found guilty on all counts of sex abuse. Pastor said under oath he failed to report sex abuse to authorities. Not looking good for Sovereign Grace Ministries and C.J. Mahaney. ** Brent Detwiler just reported this on his Facebook page. He was there. Will try to update later. … Continue reading BREAKING NEWS: Verdict in Nathaniel Morales Sex Abuse Case – Guilty on All Five Counts
*** 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
* * * * * * I saw a disturbing tweet come through my Twitter feed by Jared Mellinger, senior pastor at Covenant Fellowship Church. Please note that I typed "senior pastor." Covenant Fellowship Church is part of Sovereign Grace Ministries, the same family of churches in… Continue reading The Clanging Cymbal Tweet of Pastor Jared Mellinger
* * * There has been positive development with regard to the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) and a sex abuse resolution proposed by pastor and blogger, Peter Lumpkins. The following video shows Peter Lumpkins presenting the resolution to SBC President Fred Luter. * * * Peter Lumpkins… Continue reading SBC Developments: Brave Action, Not Vague Resolutions, Stops Crimes against Kids