North Coast Church and Nathan Williams Warped Use of the Word Slander and the Inconvenience of Abuse

Nathan Williams criticizes those who are speaking out about their abuse from North Coast Church. His comments at the Instagram account deserves a response which is what this post is all about.  Instead of criticize and rebuke those who speak out and saying they are slandering the church Williams should grieve and mourn that the abuse happened. This post also looks at how toxic churches use the word slander in a warped way.  Continue reading

The Alleged Story of Jacob Cutler and Statutory Rape and Other Criminal Allegations Inside the Eleven Twelve Ministry at North Coast Church

This is a disturbing story that comes out of the Eleven Twelve Ministry of North Coast Church in Vista, California. This is the story of “Jenna.” Its the story of an alleged statutory rape and corruption of a minor by a student leader who acted inappropriately with a minor as defined by California law. This is the sad story of Jacob Cutler and the alleged crimes that took place and his plea to “Jenna” to stay silent on what occurred.  This is a hard story to tell but this blog believes “Jenna” after speaking and listening to her and what allegedly happened.  Continue reading

Why The Abuse Allegations Coming From Larry Osborne’s North Coast Church in San Diego Are Going to be a Test for Greg Strand and the EFCA

The abuse situation coming out of Larry Osborne’s North Coast Church is profoundly disturbing. The allegations coming forward at an Instagram page about abuse in many different forms that has allegedly taken place over the previous ten years inside North Coast Church are hard to process. Sexual abuse allegations are going to test congregationalism as practiced by the EFCA. And especially after the EFCA’s 2020 pre-conference at the theology conference which addressed the topic of abuse. How individuals like Greg Strand and Tim Jacobs respond to this situation growing out of Larry Osborne’s church in California is going to speak volumes about the health of the EFCA. Continue reading

The Issue of Sexual Abuse and When a Predator Walks Freely Inside North Coast Church

A disturbing story was recently posted to a survivors group of people who were once involved with Larry Osbrone’s. It deals with a young male who allegedly sexually abused someone from outside the church. According to the Instagram comment the alleged perpetrator is still involved inside North Coast Church. This blog post is designed to be a public service announcement for North Coast Church.   Continue reading

USA Today Reports on a Dark Story That Highlights the Issue of Sexual Abuse at a Southern Baptist Church Outside Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

A very dark story that details why sexual abuse is a problem inside the Southern Baptist Convention emerges outside Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. A Baptist Church in Camp Hill employs a convicted molester and the church keeps the information from the congregation. This is a hard read but a necessary one.  Continue reading

Does Greg Strand Realize the Lost Art of Admitting Error? Or Will Tribalism Rule the Day in the EFCA?

This is a post that looks at tribalism and how it is a danger in our society. Tribalism exists in religion, government and culture today. The EFCA by encouraging D.A. Carson to apologizing for attacking a rape victim from Sovereign Grace can take the moral high ground in encouraging Carson to retract his statement and the EFCA can issue a statement saying they take abuse seriously and in the aftermath of their pre-conference they are grateful that D.A. Carson is doing the right thing. So this blog would like to ask, will Greg Strand have his John McCain or Mitt Romney moment and will the EFCA rise to the occasion and do the right thing? Continue reading

Does Greg Strand and the EFCA Understand Spiritual Abuse? This Blog Would Say No Especially with D.A. Carson Who Once Tore into a Rape Victim to Defend C.J. Mahaney Speaking at the Theology Conference

The EFCA’s pre-conference appears to take a strong stand on abuse issues. And yet in the EFCA Theology Conference D.A. Carson is teaching. Carson once lashed out at a rape victim from Sovereign Grace to defend C.H. Mahaney. This blog would like to ask if Greg Strand takes abuse seriously? Is it possible for the EFCA to follow what Jesus said about admitting mistakes and stop worshiping him and make things right? That is the question today’s post deals with. Continue reading