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 Wednesday, October 17, 2018 by Aimee Byrd on Housewife Theologian

I’m sad about the state of theology today. Very sad. But before we shake our heads, we need to begin in our own circles. 

Posted on Wednesday, September 26, 2018 by Todd Pruitt on 1517

On the possibility of valuing the family more than God does...

Posted on Wednesday, September 19, 2018 by Todd Pruitt on 1517

Worth going to Georgia for...

Posted on Tuesday, September 18, 2018 by Aimee Byrd on Housewife Theologian

Are you who you were when you were 17? I hope not, but I also hope you didn't sexually assault others.

Posted on Monday, September 03, 2018 by Aimee Byrd on Housewife Theologian

Women in the World of the Earliest Chrsitians, Lynn H. Cohick

Posted on Friday, August 31, 2018 by Aimee Byrd on Housewife Theologian

On the gulf between the academy and the church and where women participate.

Posted on Monday, August 13, 2018 by Carl Trueman on Postcards from Palookaville

Thomas Weinandy, Petrus van Mastricht, and Melvin Tinker are all worth reading.  And Camille is back.

Posted on Tuesday, August 07, 2018 by Carl Trueman on Postcards from Palookaville

The preachability of a doctrine is irrelevant to whether it should be preached, let alone whether it is actually true.

Posted on Friday, August 03, 2018 by Todd Pruitt on 1517

What Revoice and its supporters get terribly wrong...

Posted on Tuesday, July 31, 2018 by Carl Trueman on Postcards from Palookaville

Revoice capitalizes on precisely the culture of evangelical power which its critics have perfected and which has always been problematic.  And an old friend returns from exile.

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 »