I really do not get Phil Johnson and those who go after the abused. It must be nice to live safely in the gospel™ castle.
[From the archives.] I have no knock against six day creationists. I don’t ascribe to that doctrine myself but cannot see why I should say that others can’t hold to it as a way to read Genesis 1. I do, though, have a knock against someone who says that if you do not ascribe to a […]
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 […]
A bunch of made up questions to let you know, definitively, if you are in a sinful friendship.
Source: How Safe is Your Church?
If a great theologian and pastor allegedly abuses the women in his congregation for decades, then what is wrong with his theology of obedience?
*Note: While this is an important story that The Wartburg Watch covered, I disagree with their calling (late) Pastor Iain Cambell’s having sex with at least seven women church members “affairs”. (There may be more women besides these seven.) These women have not been able to tell their side of the story. This pastor may have exerted undue influence over these women such as in counseling meetings and may have used other coercive tactics. We just don’t know the details. To tarnish these womens’ reputations when they may have been victimized is wrong. I decline to judge these Scottish women on so little information. To further ‘throw them under the bus’ in order to support Campbell’s widow Anne is also wrong. Please keep that in mind when reading this Wartburg Watch article. Campbell seemed like a real predatory creep. His victims aren’t to blame for his wife’s anguish. He is.
Here are some additional resources about pastoral ‘grooming’ of adults for sex.
Support group: Hope of Survivors http://www.thehopeofsurvivors.com/are_you_confused.php
For Mars Hill history buffs, Wenatchee the Hatchet has done a service for you. Go check out his post with links tagged and organized topically. Also, wife of a former elder Jen Smidt has spoken out about her experiences at Mars Hill. According to Jen, she once said something Sutton Turner didn’t like and the…