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 Saturday, March 03, 2018 by Carl Trueman on Postcards from Palookaville

The second century is much neglected.  A new book by Michael Kruger helps to correct this.

Posted on Friday, February 09, 2018 by Aimee Byrd on Housewife Theologian

...to the means of grace?

Posted on Monday, February 05, 2018 by Todd Pruitt on 1517

Kruger on Hatmaker

Posted on Wednesday, January 31, 2018 by Todd Pruitt on 1517

A thought experiment...

Posted on Monday, January 29, 2018 by Todd Pruitt on 1517

 A plea for repentance and moral clarity

Posted on Friday, January 26, 2018 by Carl Trueman on Postcards from Palookaville

Yes.  More so than our generation does but perhaps not in the way our culture of victimhood accepts.

Posted on Friday, January 26, 2018 by Aimee Byrd on Housewife Theologian

How do we respond to rumors and acusations?

Posted on Friday, January 26, 2018 by Todd Pruitt on 1517
Posted on Wednesday, January 24, 2018 by Todd Pruitt on 1517

Rachel Denhollander explains law and gospel

Posted on Wednesday, January 24, 2018 by Carl Trueman on Postcards from Palookaville

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 »