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

Jackie Black From Redeemer Arlington is Pushing Biblical Counseling from Christian Counseling and Education Foundation. Plus Why David Powlison is Allegedly Okay with Rape

Jackie Black is starting a Biblical Counseling class from Christian Counseling and Education Foundation. Jackie who helps run Redeemer Arlington in the Washington, D.C. area is going to speak about issues related to psychology and more. This post looks at the issues with CCEF and David Powlison’s connection with a disturbing scandal that took place in the Evangelical Free Church of America (EFCA). This blog must conclude that as a result of the former Community Evangelical Free Church in Elverson, Pennsylvania that David Powlison is okay with rape and domestic abuse.  Continue reading

A Response to Acts 29 Bill Riedel and Shaun Cross on When Church Planting Harms a City

A post at The Gospel Coalition by Acts 29 Bill Riedel and Shaun Cross brings about this article. The pastors from Redemption Hill D.C. and Union Church explore gentrification but then ignore the fact that Redeemer Arlington has done that very thing. Its spiritually gentrified not just Arlington but the greater Washington, D.C. area. This blog is proof of that as it was started out of an incident of spiritual abuse that came from a person in leadership in Redeemer Arlington  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

The Elephant’s Debt, SGM Survivors and Others. How Should Such Blogs be Viewed?

How should blogs like SGM Survivors and The Elephant’s Debt be viewed? How do you respond to challenging information that confronts your world view that a ministry or organization is not what you think it is? This post is about such blogs. To discuss this topic I use The Elephant’s Debt to discuss the issues in Harvest Bible Chapel. Plus I also share what it was like to be invited to C.J. Mahaney’s Sovereign Grace Ministries and to read about the alleged criminal activity inside on a blog called SGM Survivors.
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Vince Hinders Post to the Facebook College and Career Group at Redeeming Grace Church Fairfax and the Hypocrisy of the Alleged Child Sex Abuse Coverup that Occurred

At the Facebook page of Redeeming Grace Church College and Career group Vince Hinders posted a disturbing quote. Its from John Piper and while it sounds good stands out odd when you consider the history and allegations of child sex abuse that came from this former Sovereign Grace church. I took a screen shot and used it for discussion today.
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