Note: I have been advised to tone down the invective a bit as my father still needs to be “approved” for ministry by the men to whom this is addressed. 1,467 more words
Tags » Spiritual Abuse
Abusive church leadership was addressed back in 2004, and it appears little has changed in 2016. Perhaps it is getting worse!
A man of many companions may come to ruin, but there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother.
Proverbs 18:24 ESV
Two years ago, our family packed up all that we had (which was a lot!) and moved to a new place almost five hours away from the place we’d called home our entire lives to start over. 1,111 more words
About a year ago my father preached his last sermon at A. Christian Reformed Church. The clergy-killing undertaken months before was then nearing its completion as far as the church was concerned (it continues in his treatment by the Classis), with him being “suspended”, then fired, shortly thereafter. 2,687 more words
Weeks ago, it was announced that the next small group study would cover a series of “pressure points” – that is, a series discussing difficult questions and circumstances that cause many Christians to stumble and question their faith, following the Sunday sermon on the same topics. 1,060 more words