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Witches on the Run?

As I am finishing up final drafts of Burning Religion, I came across the section on witchcraft allegations in Africa, particularly by the famous Nigerian lady apostle Helen Ukpabio. 162 more words

Burning Religion


R. J. Symchak -- Original material copyright 2015©

     As part of a small media crowd gathered outside the church, the all too eager
young reporter, on a mission of truth, knows he has one chance to confront the
priest hiding behind his cross as a shield. 372 more words

My experience of being deceived by Australia's most powerful celebrity pastor

This is a guest post from my friend Benjamin Ady. Benjamin lives in Australia. He is an atheist. He is an honest, caring and extremely intelligent guy. 2,332 more words


Know When to Walk Away, Know When to Run

I recently received a message on the Facebook page for  When Church Hurts in which the writer asked if they should leave a church if no one cares whether or not they come back because they are seen as not contributing enough.   1,310 more words

When Church Hurts

Did Pastor Brian Houston from Hillsong Betray the Already Betrayed?

Mark Driscoll was interviewed at Hillsong Conference in Australia. Despite a public announcement from Hillsong Pastor Brian, following a vigorous campaign of critics against Mark Driscoll’s appearance, stating that Mark Driscoll’s appearance would be cancelled, Houston held an extended interview with Mark and Grace Driscoll via video conference yesterday. 295 more words


Cooperative Public Humiliation

For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us. –

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Church Family

Within a lot of Fundamentalism, and I speak of Fundamental Baptist specifically, there is a demand to put church above your family. Here’s what I mean by “church”- attending Sunday morning, Sunday night, Wednesday night, and possibly another week night, depending if you are in leadership or not. 730 more words

Church Abuse