As a Member of Acts 29 and the EFCA, is Bill Riedels’ Redemption Hill in Washington, D.C. Prepared for the Issue of Sexual Abuse? This Blog Would Say No

Bill Riedel from Redemption Hill writes an article in The Gospel Coalition about building in accountability into a church plant. In the process he also pushes for “meaningful membership” and church discipline. Redemption Hill in Washington D.C. is a part of the EFCA and Acts 29. This blog believes that even if a church has these policies in place sex abuse would still occur. What Bill Riedel should have done is reach out to Washington, D.C. law enforcement and consult with them in building a solid       program to prevent sexual abuse. Continue reading

The Allegation of Child Pornography and James MacDonald. Also a Question for Garrett Higbee

Mancow Muller played an audio tape of someone saying that they wanted to plant child pornography on the computer of the CEO of Christianity Today. The audio tape sounded none other than James MacDonald. This is an extremely difficult post but I want to ask some questions that need to be raised. Has James MacDonald planted child pornography on someone’s computer before? Has he been entangled in child pornography? The voice on the audiotape sounded so casual and laid back about the topic. Continue reading

Unless You Experience Spiritual Abuse Then You Won’t Understand How Painful it is

Spiritual abuse is not something you will understand unless you have endured it. My hope is that you can dismiss this post. But those of you who have been through hell will understand what I am writing here today. This is about how spiritual abuse touched my life. From several churches that dealt with issues from child sex abuse to mishandling sex offenders; to an Air Force Officer who tried to get me involved in the last church plant of Sovereign Grace Ministries in the Washington, D.C. area called Redeemer Arlington. Its the story of a false accusation that threatened my life and my family and even popped up in a hospital room in a medical crisis. In my view spiritual abuse is the equivalent of rape.  Continue reading

The Importance of Consistency When it Comes to Sexual Abuse

A brief blog post on the importance of being consistent when it comes to discussing sexual abuse. There are many evangelicals and those in general who find ways to excuse abuse because they desire something that the abuser can give. The only way we can deal with this topic of sexual abuse is to be honest, admit our biases and be consistent. If we play favorites then all the writing being done is wasted in the end.  Continue reading

Did McLean Bible Cover Up a Child Sexual Predatory Situation? A Comment on The Wondering Eagle Raises that Question

A comment on a post about Harvest Bible Chapel brings about a brief post. Did McLean Bible Church cover up a child sexual predatory situation?  According to the comment it appears as if McLean Bible went to great lengths to cover the alleged situation in The Rock Ministries. This blog would like to get more information about this incident. Continue reading