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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How Do I Find a Safe Church? – by Leslie Vernick

Morning friends, Wow, we have had quite a week. We’ve had a lively and productive discussion on spiritual abuse in marriage on this blog. Last Sunday I heard a very interesting sermon on the third commandment about not taking the Lord’s name in vain which tied very closely to the whole topic of spiritual abuse. To…

via How do I Find A Safe Church — Leslie Vernick- Christ-Centered Counseling

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?

Another Mark Dever/9Marks’ Church Fail. “The Little Blog That Roared. The Controversy at First Baptist Church, Sapulpa, OK.” – by The Wartburg Watch blog

The Sapulpa Messenger:The little blog that could! Prediction: They won’t be little anymore.

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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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