Some issues in the church are unlikely to go away anytime soon. Unfortunately, reports of spiritual, emotional, physical, and sexual abuse keep surfacing in Christian circles everywhere, so the Spin team examines the scars of emotional abuse in particular and the parameters of the authority that church leadership has over their congregants.

What does consist as an abusive behavior? What is the authority given to leaders in the church, and is there a tool or system to curb and restrain abuse of power? How does one to proceed when spiritual or emotional abuse is detected, but there’s no obvious criminality involved? 

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The Blog

Each of our contributors post here regularly, sharing their wit and wisdom on a wide variety of topics.

Posted on Thursday, July 11, 2019 by Aimee Byrd on Housewife Theologian

As she is placed between Proverbs and Song of Songs in the Masoretic Text of the Hebrew Scriptures

Posted on Monday, July 08, 2019 by Todd Pruitt on 1517

Or why I appreciate the GRN

Posted on Sunday, June 23, 2019 by Aimee Byrd on Housewife Theologian

And I'm not telling people to get rid of masculinity and femininity. I'm challenging how we use these terms.

Posted on Friday, June 21, 2019 by Aimee Byrd on Housewife Theologian

Who's really the thin complementarian?

Posted on Monday, June 03, 2019 by Aimee Byrd on Housewife Theologian

Put this on your list of summer reads!

Posted on Friday, May 17, 2019 by Aimee Byrd on Housewife Theologian
Posted on Thursday, May 09, 2019 by Aimee Byrd on Housewife Theologian

The complementarian argument needs to do better.

Posted on Thursday, May 02, 2019 by Aimee Byrd on Housewife Theologian

Oh wait, that wasn't a thing then. And it was a patriarchal culture. Really makes me think. And as my friend Anna says, rethink.

Posted on Wednesday, May 01, 2019 by Carl Trueman on Postcards from Palookaville

Terry Johnson may not understand the greatness of Jethro Tull but his new book shows that he grasps the greatness of the biblical, orthodox, classical doctrine of God.

Posted on Tuesday, April 23, 2019 by Carl Trueman on Postcards from Palookaville

Serene Jones offers a joyless, hopeless alternative to her caricature of orthodox Christianity

The Contributors

Each of our contributors post here regularly, sharing their wit and wisdom on a wide variety of topics. Read more at each of their individual blogs, listed below.

 


Carl Trueman

Postcards from Palookaville

Pastor and teacher of church history, this anti-celebrity "celebrity” dreams about what might have been, had he played his cards right. See all of Carl’s posts »


Todd Pruitt

1517

Always Texan, once Southern Baptist, now Presbyterian, he exhibits a high regard for BASE jumping, interpretive dance, and puppies. See all of Todd's posts »


Aimee Byrd

Housewife Theologian

Driving her kids all over tarnation, and her husband crazy, this tender-loving, cut-throat theologian packs a punch... or Nunchuck. See all of Aimee's posts »