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Ep. 421 Ten Steps Leading to Toxic Christian Femininity

Ep. 421 Ten Steps Leading to Toxic Christian Femininity

Shows Main Idea – Everyone knows about toxic masculinity, and there are just as many opinions to defend it as there are that denounce it. Have you ever thought about toxic femininity? Is it possible for a woman to be toxic? How do they become… Continue Reading …

Ep. 418 Five Common Mistakes Abuse Counselors Make

Ep. 418 Five Common Mistakes Abuse Counselors Make

Shows Main Idea – There are some issues where it creates emotional tension if you speak honestly and transparently from two contrary perspectives. We tend to be on one side or the other. Fair and balanced becomes lost with some of our causes. Sometimes we… Continue Reading …

Ep. 412 Do We Have to Twist Scripture to Help Victims of Abuse?

Ep. 412 Do We Have to Twist Scripture to Help Victims of Abuse

Shows Main Idea – A friend shared a video from a biblical counseling ministry where the leader spoke to women about the ministry’s views on helping them when abuse happens. My friend asked my opinion of the video, which I shared, and then decided it… Continue Reading …

Ep. 409 Why Julie Roys Is a Dangerous Investigative Journalist

Ep. 409 Why Julie Roys Is a Dangerous Investigative Journalist

Shows Main Idea – Julie Roys titles herself as an investigative journalist that reports the truth and restores the church. Both of those claims are dubious as Christians on all points of the evangelical spectrum are anything but restored while emotionally divided about Julie’s perspective… Continue Reading …

Ep. 408 The Ten-Point Checklist When Abuse Happens

Ep. 408 The Ten-Point Checklist When Abuse Happens

Shows Main Idea – Abuse is one of the most common subjects discussed in our culture today. Knowing how to respond when someone abuses another person is vital, something every church and its members must become proficient at doing. In this episode, I walk through… Continue Reading …

Ep. 389 Comprehensive Data-Gathering Is Crucial to Help Victims

Ep. 389 Comprehensive Data-Gathering Is Crucial to Help Victims

Shows Main Idea – Helping the victims of abuse cannot be like looking down a tube, excluding comprehensive, peripheral data-gathering. We must believe the victim so much that we want to investigate every possible option to find the whole truth about the abuse so that… Continue Reading …

Ep. 376 Response to The Rise and Fall of Mars Hill, Episode 13

Ep. 376 Response to The Rise and Fall of Mars Hill, Episode 13

Shows Main Idea – This particular episode is number ten from the Christianity Today podcast series, though it’s the thirteenth total episode in this long-form narrative about the rise and fall of Mars Hill Church. They title this episode “The Tempest” as Mike Cosper retells… Continue Reading …

Ep. 372 Critical Response to Grudem’s New View on Abuse and Divorce

Ep. 372 Counter-Argument to Grudem's New View on Abuse and Divorce

Shows Main Idea – A pastor asked about an interview with Wayne Grudem and the “Quick to Listen” podcast crew from Christianity Today where Wayne talked about his newly discovered third reason for divorce, which is in abuse cases. I produced a video response for… Continue Reading …

Ep. 370 A Practical Response to Sexual Abuse in the Church

Ep. 370 A Practical Response to Sexual Abuse In the Church

Shows Main Idea – Sexual abuse is one of the worst things that could happen to anyone. It’s worse when it occurs in the church because of the assumed protection and safety among God’s people. You want to respond appropriately to the abused, abuser, and… Continue Reading …

Ep. 362 Response to The Rise and Fall of Mars Hill, Episode 10

Ep. 362 Response to The Rise and Fall of Mars Hill, Episode 10

Shows Main Idea – What would you do if Mark Driscoll was your pastor? You decide to stay in the church, but you’re opposed to the language, bullying, manipulation, and narcissism. How would you respond? Would you self-censor? Would you seek to be part of… Continue Reading …

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