What do road rage, knowing one’s self, and Matilda the Musical have to do with one another? Not much, other than all giving me something to think about around the same time period.
Tag: spiritual abuse
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?
Is It Any Wonder?
When mental illness is not illogical. Thoughts inspired by Disney’s Encanto.
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.
Books of 2022 – Quarter Two
Books I read in the second quarter of 2022, with some thoughts on each. Include history, ADHD, Newberry Award, and social/political commentary.
Review of “Something’s Not Right” by Wade Mullen
Review of a book that aims at “decoding the hidden tactics of abuse and freeing yourself from its power.” A thorough book that is insightful and hopeful.
My Faith Reconstruction Journey – How A Miscarriage Prepared Me to Endure Spiritual Abuse
How the grief and identity crisis experienced after a miscarriage grounded my faith in Jesus, preparing me to endure the shock of spiritual abuse at the hand of church leaders.
… 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.
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.
Books of 2022 – Quarter One
Books I read in the first quarter of 2022, with some thoughts on each. Include scripture, fiction, non-fiction, children’s, and young adult literature.