Steve Timmis is Removed as CEO of Acts 29 and Matt Chandler Allegedly Retaliated Against Individuals Who Once Report Spiritual Abuse

The CEO of Acts 29 was forced out as stories of spiritual abuse hemorrhaged from both The Crowded House and Acts 29 in Dallas, Texas. The story which was broken by Christianity Today once again shows the problems of the Acts 29 network and the problems Matt Chandler has in leading the Neo-Calvinist network.  Continue reading

Is Redeemer Arlington Planning Another Church Plant in the Washington, D.C. Area? Is Marshall Griffin Being Allegedly Trained to be a Spiritual Abuser?

Marshall Griffin is one of the newest additions to Eric Simmons and Jordan Kauflin’s Redeemer Arlington. Griffin as a pastoral resident came to Redeemer from John McGowan’s Restoration City Church. Indicators point to Redeemer working on another church plant probably to be led by Marshall Griffin. This article raises concerns about a cult like entity engaging in church planting and more spiritual abuse occurring. Continue reading

When Religion is so Suffocating and Controlling that the Healthy Option is to Leave

Religion is often described as an affirming belief system that helps people in their life. The question must be asked, what do you do when it is controlling, destructive and harmful? Some of this I learned in a faith crisis years ago. But what do you do when religion harms and leaves hubris? For your mental and physical health you leave and walk away.   Continue reading

What are the Take Aways From the Newest Scandal at Matt Chandler’s The Village Church Involving the Allegation of Matt Tonne’s Sexual Abuse of a Minor?

This post looks at the take aways of the issues from the latest scandal at Matt Chandler’s The Village Church. Matt Chandler’s The Village is alleged to have mishandled a child sex abuse situation with a pastor on staff who is accused of sexually preying on a minor. There are many lessons to consider from the scandal. That includes the issues of child sex abuse in the Southern Baptist Convention, to problems with church discipline and membership covenants.  Other questions raised include the culture of Acts 29 at ground zero thus spreading through the network to the problems with the celebrity pastor model and how the brand is to be protected is is more important than the safety of a child. Continue reading

An Open Letter to Tatum Janel of Redemption Hill Church (Acts 29 is Not a Refuge From Spiritual Abuse, Instead its Often the Instigator)

Tatum Janel wrote a Google review about Redemption Hill, an Acts 29/EFCA church in Washington, D.C. being a place that allowed for her to heal from spiritual abuse. This open letter takes issue with Tatum. Acts 29 is not an environment for healing. Instead its a church culture that often instigates spiritual abuse.  Continue reading