This is What Enables Evil to Hide in Our Churches — A Cry For Justice blog by pastor/ex-cop Jeff Crippen

This post is difficult for me to write because I have lived it so many, many times. The subject gets my blood pressure, dander, ire and anger “up” big time. I hate this stuff. It is soooo prevalent in our churches and there is no excuse for it. This time, as is so common, it […]

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The problem with excommunication – a response to Desiring God – by Rebecca Davis/Here’s The Joy blog

A couple of weeks ago someone forwarded to me a post from Desiring God that hit me like a punch in the stomach. In an article called “Kicked Out of Church: How God Brought Me Home” (link), author Scarlett Clay begins her story right after her church had excommunicated her, showing the indignation of her […]

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“Slickly Presented Opinionated Dogma” at Grace Bible Fellowship of Silicon Valley. by a man reviewer on YELP

2/24/2017

“This church is pretty much as far right as is possible to find in the Bay Area. If you’re extremely conservative, and into biblical literalism (young earth, anti-evolution), reminders of the coming of the end, slickly presented opinionated dogma, Calvinism, and patriarchy, then this is a great place to explore and grow in that. Personally, it wasn’t for me, and I found it distasteful.”

– a man reviewer on YELP about his experience at Grace Bible Fellowship of Silicon Valley

Helpful Resources Dealing with Spiritual Abuse. -by Spiritual Sounding Board blog

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9 Things You Should Know About Joe Carter’s ‘Beware of Broken Wolves’ Diatribe. – by The Wartburg Watch

“But there is a particularly nasty breed that often goes unnoticed, a type that we might call the ‘Broken Wolf’ ” – Joe Carter

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How to Resign From a Church Whether or Not You Are Under Church Discipline. by The Wartburg Watch blog

Today’s post is to become a permanent page. Please click the title to go there. How to Resign From a Church Whether or Not You Are Under Church Discipline Thank You … Continue reading →

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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 […]

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