How to Spot a Calvininista Pastor – Are These Some Clues? – by The Wartburg Watch blog

Are these reformed red flags and differences between traditional Southern Baptists and extreme Calvinists spot on?

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A Successful Church Takeover Using Stealth Strategies in the Calvinista Playbook. – by The Wartburg Watch blog

This detailed testimony of a church takeover is a tremendous tool to help someone recognize the moves Calvinistas make to gain control over the congregation

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9 Marks and The Gospel Coalition Apparently Continue to Ignore Abuse in Their Midst. – by The Wartburg Watch blog

When will 9 Marks realize that they have a problem with how church discipline is applied.

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Is Reformed Evangelicalism a Place For The Traumatized? – by Paul C. Maxwell

Source: Is Reformed Evangelicalism a Place For The Traumatized?

How Lori Alexander’s Teachings May Keep Women in Abusive Relationships. – by Spiritual Sounding Board blog

Lori Alexander, Emotional Abuse, Headship, Submission -by Kathi I’ve been reading Lori Alexander’s blogs for quite a while now. Just when I think her writing is the same old boring rhetoric she always blathers on about, she ups her game. Her recent post, “How Not to Get Married” is one that actually should be titled, […]

via How Lori Alexander’s Teaching May Keep Women in Abusive Relationships — Spiritual Sounding Board

Voice of the Martyrs and Alleged Sexual Sin in a Nigerian Orphanage. – by The Wartburg Watch blog

Serious concerns regarding the Stephens Center, which is connected with VOM

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Spiritual Abuse in the Church: A Guide to Recognition and Recovery. -by pastor Ken Garrett for his Ph. D.

Grace Bible Church

I have recently completed a 7-year process of earning a Doctor of Ministry degree at Western Seminary.  My dissertation was a survey of Spiritual Abuse in the Christian Church, with a view towards understanding what spiritual abuse it, how spiritually abusive leaders act and speak, what are the marks of a spiritually abusive church are, and how healthy churches and pastors can be a part of creating a church community that welcomes the survivors of spiritual abuse, and helps them find healing for the abuse.  Many friends have graciously asked if they might have a copy of the dissertation, so I’ve placed it here in PDF form, and welcome you to take a look at it!  Spiritual Abuse in the Church. Dissertation Final

Blessings!

Pastor Ken

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