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Girl got herpes after church didn’t report alleged abuse, suit says | OregonLive.com

A woman who says her daughter told leaders of a McMinnville church that her father was sexually abusing her has filed a $5.2 million lawsuit, faulting church leaders for keeping … Continue reading

May 25, 2016 · 6 Comments

The Church’s Abuse of Domestic Violence

This past month has been a focus of attention for me as with many others in regards to Domestic Abuse. As a thirty-year veteran of this cause, I have been … Continue reading

November 2, 2015 · Leave a comment

Pastor… it is not the music or the times of the service… It is you… 

Dear American Church,Let me cut to the chase. I am tired of this club. I want out.Here is the thing. I didn’t sign up to join a club. Maybe there … Continue reading

October 20, 2015 · Leave a comment

The root of the problem? Sin. The answer? Salvation.

Based on his own admission, Josh sinned, repented and got saved. Why in the world would Christians be appalled to discover an unregenerate 14-year-old boy acted wickedly? According to Josh … Continue reading

May 27, 2015 · Leave a comment

Hard Truth for the Church of Today

Millennial blogger Ben Irwin wrote: “When a church tells me how I should feel (‘Clap if you’re excited about Jesus!’), it smacks of inauthenticity. Sometimes I don’t feel like clapping. … Continue reading

May 2, 2015 · 2 Comments

“Therefore be alert!”

Former Mars Hill Resurgence Director Mike Anderson apologizes for his role with Mars Hill Church: “I spent the decade after high school in single-minded devotion to a church movement that … Continue reading

July 1, 2014 · Leave a comment

Popular Priorities

There are 13,600 animal shelters across the United States –  There are 316 Million people across America – 1 out of 2 (158 million) will be a victim of some … Continue reading

April 27, 2014 · Leave a comment