Man Shares Personal Testimony of How Bill Gothard Used Bible Verses Which Led to the Abuse of Children – Spiritual Sounding Board

Man Shares Personal Testimony of How Bill Gothard Used Bible Verses Which Led to the Abuse of Children – Spiritual Sounding Board — Read on spiritualsoundingboard.com/2015/03/26/man-shares-personal-testimony-of-how-bill-gothard-used-bible-verses-which-led-to-the-abuse-of-children/amp/

Power, Deception, and the Church

Christendom, like all institutions when threatened, tries to protect itself. There continues to be a lot of headlines about Christian leaders and Christian systems that look nothing like our Lord. Christendom is not Christ. We must not be deceived.https://t.co/LnI2PGX1Ok— Diane Langberg, PhD (@DianeLangberg) May 22, 2019

Slapping Them Into Heaven? Individual and Social Religiosity, Religious Fundamentalism, and Belief in Heaven and Hell as Predictors of Support for Corporal Punishment – Johannes Beller, Christoph Kröger, Sören Kliem, 2019

Support for corporal punishment (CP) has been associated with religiosity. Yet, little is known about which aspects of religiosity predict support for CP. To cl... — Read on journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/0886260519842857

No More Cursing: Destroying the Roots of Religious Racism: Talbert W. Swan: 9780971635517: Amazon.com: Books

No More Cursing: Destroying the Roots of Religious Racism [Talbert W. Swan] on Amazon.com. *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. This book tackles the issue of religious racism and its effect on the culture of the Christian Church in America. — Read on http://www.amazon.com/dp/097163551X/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_28WTCb5CGBD87

A Distinguished Taylor University Alumnus Speaks Out on the Pence Invitation – the way of improvement leads home

A Distinguished Taylor University Alumnus Speaks Out on the Pence Invitation – the way of improvement leads home — Read on thewayofimprovement.com/2019/04/16/a-distinguished-taylor-university-alumnus-speaks-out-on-the-pence-invitation/amp/

John Chau Does NOT Meet the Measures for Christian Martyrdom

News reports of a young Christian's violent death at the hands of the Sentinelese people has captured the world's attention this week. Martyrdom is the endurance of bodily death in witness to the Christian religion. ---Dominic Prummer O.P. John Allen Chau is being hailed a martyr by some and an arrogant and reckless, renegade zealot …

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Romans 13 and the State – Young Anabaptist Radicals

It is interesting to me how everyone just assumes that Paul is referring to the state in this passage. No one ever considers the possibility that Romans 13 has nothing to do with the state. There are even many translations that add the term “governing” to the Greek’s “authorities” so that the impression that the …

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The Collapse Of Evangelical Leadership Was Inevitable, But Its Resurrection Isn’t

American evangelicalism is declining in numbers, influence and credibility. Those evangelical leaders who are dissatisfied with its current direction face a choice: Whether to stay on the "E" train and attempt to change the direction, or to simply leave it. Gregory Boyd was among the rare voices within traditionally conservative evangelicalism to show any distinctive …

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Q & A: Women and LGBTQ+ Leading Churches

Recently on an online, Christian community (the Unchurching.com Facebook page), I posted the following statement: When false, institutional positions/titles are removed from the Body, suddenly women can exercise pastoral gifting freely, as the Spirit leads. Imagine that! The responses to this statement were mostly affirming, and a few others posed very good follow-up questions. The …

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