Archives for July 15, 2012

Spiritual Abuse

Some time ago someone here asked me to comment on the phenomenon of "spiritual abuse." After a recent lengthy phone conversation with a young man who is in his first full time pastoral position at a large evangelical church, I'm ready to comment.It seems to me that the concept "spiritual abuse" can be over used. And because it has been stretched to cover too much (e.g., all strong religious leadership), many have abandoned it. I don't think that's justified. The proper response to abuse of a … [Read more...]