Did Jerry Falwell Jr’s Liberty University Bully and Threaten a College Student into Silence? Here is Why I am Asking This Question

The other day while working on a post I noticed that the Twitter account of a Liberty University student who organized a protest against Jerry Falwell Jr was closed. This is a post asking if Liberty University retaliated against Elizabeth Brooks for her calls for an independent financial investigations of Liberty’s finances after Brandon Ambrosino wrote about it in Politico. Did Liberty University threaten a college student because of Jerry Falwell Jr’s narcissism? This is a post designed to ask questions and flush out some answers.  Continue reading

What Todd Nathan of the Evangelical Free Church of Blairstown, New Jersey Communicated to His Congregation About COVID-19 and Some Brief Thoughts

Todd Nathan of the Evangelical Free Church of Blairstown, New Jersey posted on Facebook how the church would respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. His words of love and care for the community ring empty in light of the spiritual abuse that took place against a large number of people who once called Blairstown home. Plus I have one question that is gnawing at me. Could the pastor at Blairstown during a pandemic that is highly contagious  possibly increase the likelihood of transmitting a communicable disease by staying with a family in New Jersey and traveling from Pennsylvania? Continue reading

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

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

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