The leaders of Origen Church kept the budget hidden until approaching financial insolvency forced their hands. What is Acts 29 trying to hide?
Category: View From the Pews
When the Good Go Bad
A re-post from The Wartburg Watch, telling our story of how spiritual abuse crept in to a church we’d considered safe.
Is It Gossip? and Other Questions We Asked Before Going Public
Questions we asked ourselves before going public. Is it gossip? Have we forgiven? Are we following Matthew 18?
Acts 29, Your System is Rotting
A pattern is being established within the Acts 29 model at both the denominational and local church levels. It is not a good one, but it is also not insurmountable.
… And Their Manipulative Response
Demonstration of how an elder manipulated documented facts to avoid accountability for his actions. And how an associate and senior pastor remained silent in the face of his lies.
Our Resignation Letter to a Former Church…
Tracing unhealthy patterns in this local church and connecting the dots to unhealthy patterns documented at the organizations where leadership received training.
John Piper’s Advice for Exhausted New Moms
An actual mom evaluates John Piper’s advice for exhausted young mothers. While some advice is deemed actually helpful, the words “awkward,” “creepy,” and “negligent” all make an appearance in the evaluation.
Introducing “View from the Pews” – Part 2
An attempt to pierce the echo chamber of church leadership and the ivory tower of theologians by providing a view from an ordinary pew-sitter. Wrapping up with an article on spiritual abuse by Mike Cosper and one on orthopathy by Tish Harrison Warren.
Introducing “View from the Pews” – Part 1
An attempt to pierce the echo chamber of church leadership and the ivory tower of theologians by providing a view from an ordinary pew-sitter. Starting with some articles on church leadership by Glenn Packiam and Ike Miller, and a post by Tim Keller on megachurches.
A Reaction to Kevin DeYoung’s “Better Discussion”
Some thoughtful critique (interspersed with the occasional sassiness) of a recent article by Kevin DeYoung regarding abuse in the church context.