Why Jesus Wants You To Stop Spanking Your Kids

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When NFL player Adrian Peterson was recently arrested and temporarily suspended for child abuse (after beating his child with a tree branch) it sparked a new public discussion on the practice of corporal punishment. Many have become abuse apologists, quickly rising to Peterson’s defense and citing their Christian right to strike their children. Others have [Read More...]

For The Good Of The Global Church, Mark Driscoll Should Resign

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I don’t know about you, but truth be told, I’m exhausted from all things Mark Driscoll. In fact, I’ll be happy if this is the last post that I ever write about him. For the past few years, there has been a never ending flood of Driscoll news and scandals that got to the point [Read More...]

Christianity Today, Church Rape, And Why We Still Don’t Get It #TakeDownThatPost

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Sexual abuse in the church is a serious issue, and one that for far too long, has been swept under the rug and quickly dismissed. Abusers have too often been quickly restored only to prey again, victims have been marginalized, and criminal behavior has been justified.

Now, with the Leadership Journal, we’re seeing it again– and we should be appalled. As if the original publication of the story didn’t demonstrate this, the complete lack of repentance and refusal to remove the story from the journal ought be further evidence of how badly we still don’t get it. [Read more...]

Hey Bob Jones– Here’s A Crazy Idea: How About We Stop Covering Up Sexual Abuse In Our Institutions?

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As Jesus followers, we’re called to stand up to oppression and violence wherever we see it. Christian institutions who cover up abuse re-violate victims and become as guilty as the original predator– and they must be stopped, just as individual predators must be stopped. [Read more...]

Parenting Via Kirk Cameron: Kids Don’t Need No Explanations

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Kirk Cameron says that giving your kids explanations is unbiblical. Instead, children should simply be taught to obey. I say, this is horribly dangerous. [Read more...]


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