Abuse, photo by Kat Jayne

2 Lies that Enable Abuse in the Church

My mom knew that my dad was a pervert with a violent temper who never apologized for anything. She thought that if she submitted to him and was a good … Continue reading 2 Lies that Enable Abuse in the Church

See, What Kind of Love: How 1 John 3 Speaks to Child Abuse Survivors

This morning a pastor friend of mine, Reverend J. Michael Dixon of The Orchard Church in Chicago, sought to encourage me by tweeting me 1 John 3:1. I frequently speak … Continue reading See, What Kind of Love: How 1 John 3 Speaks to Child Abuse Survivors

Chuck, If God Can’t Write A Book, He Can’t Save Your Soul

I recently came across an article on Patheos by Baptist Pastor Chuck Queen. He argues that, because there are horrifying, violent, and tragic verses in the Old Testament, God’s Word, The Bible, … Continue reading Chuck, If God Can’t Write A Book, He Can’t Save Your Soul

Sola Gratia: Don’t Blame My Sin On Jesus

I’ve been doing a lot of contemplating about my “ministry” today. That word sounds so stuffy and prideful when applied to me. I’m not a minister and I’m not a … Continue reading Sola Gratia: Don’t Blame My Sin On Jesus

Do You Imagine Bible Prophets As Old Men … Or Teenagers?

So I was reading the Bible tonight, and had a bit of a revelation. Check out this passage from Jeremiah 1: Now the word of the Lord came to me, … Continue reading Do You Imagine Bible Prophets As Old Men … Or Teenagers?

Killing The Lies: Should Everyone Be Forgiven Without Exception?

Welcome to the second entry in my blog series about forgiveness. I recommend starting at the beginning for context, so if you haven’t already, check out the debut entry to … Continue reading Killing The Lies: Should Everyone Be Forgiven Without Exception?