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Mourn the Death of a Church

Mourn the death of a church

Whose eyes are upon the next land to conquer

When its children lay starving in the streets

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Someone recently asked me, “Why on earth are you still going to church? You, of all people?”

They were referring to my indigenous ancestors, to things like colonialism, genocide, enslavement, and violent conversions that were all practiced toward native peoples throughout the history of many parts of the world. 948 more words

Bitter Truths: The Fear of Resentment and the Dismissal of Critics

A couple of months ago, my mum told me that a colleague had confided a shocking secret to her: a man they both knew, who was well-known and respected in our community, had sexually abused this woman decades ago when she was a child. 1,306 more words

Birth & Death & The Bit In Between

I do not have your hang-ups

I wasn’t raised in the evangelical church or the Catholic Church, and nobody did anything nasty to me in those settings when I was young. Nobody did anything nasty to my childhood friends in those settings either. 1,100 more words

Burning Religion

Spiritual Abuse?

Spiritual abuse is not a widely discussed topic. It occurs when a leader manipulates people to achieve selfish goals. Most abusers are unaware of the harm they inflict.

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What I Read From Others


… or the care and feeding of a flock.

Christ the head of the church… a husband the head of a wife. How ought leaders lead? 617 more words

Scripture Bits

Love Covering

“The end of all things is at hand; therefore be self-controlled and sober-minded for the sake of your prayers. Above all, keep loving one another earnestly, since love covers a multitude of sins. 629 more words

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