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 Monday, February 11, 2019 by Carl Trueman on Postcards from Palookaville

Current discussions of the Reformers and the doctrine of God reveal that Etienne Gilson's comment on what makes a competent philosopher applies just as much to competent theologians.

Posted on Tuesday, February 05, 2019 by Carl Trueman on Postcards from Palookaville

The Christian Faith is a dogmatic faith, defined by creeds and confessions.  And Systematic Theology is vital to understanding exactly what those creeds and confessions mean.

Posted on Tuesday, January 29, 2019 by Carl Trueman on Postcards from Palookaville

Biblical Theology offers useful insights but is not the Bible's whole message.

Posted on Tuesday, January 22, 2019 by Carl Trueman on Postcards from Palookaville

The theology of the great ecumenical creeds and the Protestant confessions is shaped by the history of theological controversy.  Knowledge of that history is therefore important to understanding their content.

Posted on Tuesday, January 15, 2019 by Carl Trueman on Postcards from Palookaville

A panel discussion with some old friends led me to reflect again on a pressing problem in the Reformed world.

Posted on Wednesday, January 09, 2019 by Aimee Byrd on Housewife Theologian

Did the APA really take away the man card?

Posted on Saturday, December 22, 2018 by Todd Pruitt on 1517
Posted on Friday, November 02, 2018 by Aimee Byrd on Housewife Theologian

My arms still haven't grown tired.

Posted on Thursday, November 01, 2018 by Aimee Byrd on Housewife Theologian

After listening to the In the No miniseries on Radiolab, I'm glad to hear more detailed talk about consent. But it's sad to hear how lost people are when discussing friendship, love, sex, power, and freedom.

Posted on Friday, October 19, 2018 by Aimee Byrd on Housewife Theologian

The Evil of Evils and the Freedom of Holiness

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 »