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?