When Evangelicalism No Longer Works for You – by the Preacher’s Forum blog

Tweet What do you do when evangelicalism no longer works for you? This involves your views of God…the Bible…and Christianity in general. Are you deconstructing your former faith? If so, where are you on this spiritual journey? This question I’ve been asking over the last few weeks continues with Dr Josh deKeyzer from The Netherlands.…

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A Letter to My Brothers – from Beth Moore’s blog

Dear Brothers in Christ, A few years ago I told my friend, Ed Stetzer, that, whenever he hears the news that I’m on my deathbed, he’s to elbow his way through my family members to interview me about what it’s been like to be a female leader in the conservative Evangelical world. He responded, “Why …

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The Theology of Fear – from Marci Preheim’s blog

“Since the children have flesh and blood, he too shared in their humanity so that by his death he might break the power of him who holds the power of death…and free those who all their lives were held in slavery by their fear of death.” … 1,497 more words

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Undue Influence and its Widespread Use • Open Minds Foundation

Note: My former pastors/elders at Grace Bible Fellowship of Silicon Valley use undue influence on church members, complete with threats in meetings that church members are ordered to, demands for “obedience” to a senior pastor (Cliff McManis) with FAKE degrees incluing a FAKE Ph.D. from a diploma mill, excommunications and shunnings of church members who used an iota of critical thinking skills, and outright lying. NeoCalvinist churches like GBFSV and other high-control groups/authoritarian groups are notorious for whipping their members into obedience via undue influence.

Undue Influence is widespread in today’s world, and our goal is to proof society against undue influence in all its forms.

Source: Undue Influence and its Widespread Use • Open Minds Foundation

Five Signs that a “Membership Covenant” = “Cult” by Christy Thomas @The Thoughtful Pastor

A pastor ponders life, death, hope, despair, theology and the nature of God

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A Gospel Coalition Church, Agape Bible Church, Covers Up a Pastor’s Teen Sex Abuse. Why? —

TGC and BFFs may be contributing to ongoing child sex abuse problems in TGC churches.

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