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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 The Pivoting of the Abuse Culture Hurts 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 …

Ep. 353 Response to The Rise and Fall of Mars Hill, Episode 1

Ep. 353 The Rise and Fall of Mars Hill, Episode 1 Response

Shows Main Idea – Christianity Today (CT) put together a multi-episode podcast series that chronicles the story of Mars Hill Church (MH) led by Mark Driscoll. The church was planted in 1996 and dissolved in 2014. At its height, they had 15,000+ attendees/members from fifteen… Continue Reading …

Ep. 351 Why Most Biblical Counselors Should Not Take on Abuse Cases

Ep. 351 Why Most Biblical Counselors Should Not Take On Abuse Cases

Shows Main Idea – Abuse cases continue to rise in the world and evangelical church. Christians are not impervious to the disastrous effects of abuse or the mishandling of abuse cases. Every week our ministry hears a story or receives a request from the abused,… Continue Reading …

Ep. 342 Interview with Rick Thomas and Julie Ganschow on Abuse

Ep. 342 Interview with Rick Thomas and Julie Ganschow on Abuse

Shows Main Idea – Abuse is a complex problem that requires extensive training and skilled counselors to help bring these situations to God-glorifying conclusions. In this interview, Rick Thomas talks with Julie Ganschow about her new book, “A Biblical Counselor’s Approach to Marital Abuse—Roadmap to… Continue Reading …