Monthly Archives: July 2018

Silence As Defiance: Tamar’s Desolation — a reblog from The Shiloh Project

Originally posted on A Cry For Justice:
An anonymous, personal reflection on the experience of sexual exploitation in childhood. The reflection also draws in the biblical story of Amnon’s rape of Tamar (2 Samuel 13). On the one hand this is a declaration…

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Abuse in the church

A couple of years ago I was at a dinner with 9 other pastors and church leaders. The subject of my book and our ministry came up. So I took 3 or 4 minutes to talk about childhood sexual abuse. … Continue reading

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7. Is “addressing the hearts of abusive men” the best way of reducing violence against women, Chris Moles?

Originally posted on A Cry For Justice:
Chris Moles believes that “the most effective means of reducing violence against women is addressing the hearts of men”. And for Chris, that means addressing the hearts of abusive men. Chris Moles speaking…

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The Bible has one law for unintentional sin, and another law for intentional sin

Originally posted on A Cry For Justice:
The Bible makes a distinction between unintentional sin and intentional sin. This is important when we consider how we, as Christians, are to respond to domestic abusers. The distinction is set out in…

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5. Chris Moles sometimes endorses the abuser’s narrative

Originally posted on A Cry For Justice:
When bystanders don’t call out victim-blaming language, they endorse it. Chris Moles uses some wording that can endorse the abuser’s narrative. I will give three examples of this. Chris’s language permits the abuser…

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Gaslighting & the Unraveling…

Originally posted on Trudy Metzger's Blog:
A promise made is a promise to be kept. And God knows I’d rather forget. It has been a few weeks since June 8… that fateful day in the present situation with attempting…

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Bill Hybels, the Willow Creek “System,” and Why the Women Needed to Speak Publicly

Originally posted on Spiritual Sounding Board:
Bill Hybels, Clergy Sexual Misconduct, Willow Creek Church *** Scot McKnight at Jesus Creed wrote a very important article about the Bill Hybels/Willow Creek sexual misconduct scandal. This is a very important article that…

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