A Response to Phil Johnson by Dr Rich Poupard, an Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon. The Wartburg Watch blog

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.

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Creationism and Jesus’ Blood – literally a problem. From Tim Fall’s blog

[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 […]

via Creationism and Jesus’ Blood – literally a problem — Tim’s Blog – Just One Train Wreck After Another

Phil Johnson at Grace Community Church Shows His “Heart” Toward a Domestic Violence Victim – by Spiritual Sounding Board

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 […]

via Pastor Phil Johnson Shows His Heart toward Domestic Violence Victim — Spiritual Sounding Board

The Gospel Rules for Friendship From John Piper’s Desiring God Leave Me Exhausted on The Wartburg Watch blog

A bunch of made up questions to let you know, definitively, if you are in a sinful friendship.

via The Gospel™ Rules for Friendship From John Piper’s Desiring God Leave Me Exhausted —

Calvinist Leader Dr.Iain Campbell Dies by Suicide Amidst Allegations of Affairs and an Out of Wedlock Child -The Wartburg Watch blog [Note: TWW should have called this ‘Undue Influence’ by a Predatory Pastor]

If a great theologian and pastor allegedly abuses the women in his congregation for decades, then what is wrong with his theology of obedience?

via Calvinist Leader Dr Iain Campbell Commits Suicide Amidst Allegations of Affairs and an Out of Wedlock Child. His Wife Gets Blamed! —

*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

https://healingfromcomplextraumaandptsd.wordpress.com/2014/07/16/adults-are-also-groomed-for-sexual-abuse-i-was-by-a-church-pastor/

https://healingfromcomplextraumaandptsd.wordpress.com/2013/08/07/is-a-pastor-spiritually-abusing-and-grooming-an-adult-any-different-to-a-child/

http://www.ourstoriesuntold.com/sex-pastor-affair-abuse/

 

Mars Hill (Seattle, WA) Church History: A Former Elder’s Wife Speaks Out – Warren Throckmorton

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…

via For Those Interested in Mars Hill Church History, Wenatchee the Hatchet Has Organized Some Links. A Former Elder’s Wife Speaks Out — Warren Throckmorton