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 Friday, December 15, 2017 by Todd Pruitt on 1517

The right man for our times

Posted on Thursday, December 07, 2017 by Aimee Byrd on Housewife Theologian

And how it reveals our ingratitude.

Posted on Monday, November 27, 2017 by Todd Pruitt on 1517

A brief look at John Frame's rather exotic review of Dolezal.

Posted on Sunday, November 26, 2017 by Todd Pruitt on 1517

A troubling trend...

Posted on Thursday, November 16, 2017 by Aimee Byrd on Housewife Theologian

The Pence Rule and Stealing Unearned Virtue

Posted on Thursday, November 09, 2017 by Aimee Byrd on Housewife Theologian

And Inner Rings and Repugnant Cultural Others....

Posted on Monday, October 23, 2017 by Todd Pruitt on 1517

Is it racial reconciliation that is being sought or something else?

Posted on Thursday, October 05, 2017 by Aimee Byrd on Housewife Theologian

How far is Hugh Hefner's view of complementarity from the church's?

Posted on Monday, October 02, 2017 by Carl Trueman on Postcards from Palookaville

A panel on the Reformation that is worth reading.

Posted on Monday, October 02, 2017 by Aimee Byrd on Housewife Theologian

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 »