Why Abusers Rarely Stand on Their Own

Why Abusers Rarely Stand on Their Own

Systems of power and oppression are difficult to break. “Abusers rarely stand on their own,” Rachel Denhollander stated on a recent episode of “The Rise and Fall of Mars Hill” podcast. She was one of the first to speak up about her abuser, whose name is not worthy of...

Should Abused Women (or Men) Stay with Their Spouses?

Comments by a Southern Baptist seminary president about divorce, even in situations of abuse, has led to a rebellion by thousands of Southern Baptist women and men. Many were demanding the seminary president’s resignation, and he has since apologized for his...

Political Abuse of Power Calls for Moral Critique

The White House’s spinning of the Benghazi attack, the IRS’ targeting of the Tea Party, and the Department of Justice’s spying on the Associated Press all disclose varying degrees of the abuse of power. Responding to the disclosure that the Justice...

5 Ways Churches Can Curb Pastoral Abuse

Unfortunately, scandals involving the abuse of authority by leaders in churches seem to be occurring on a more frequent basis. Pastoral abuse of any form – whether it is emotional, psychological, social, physical, financial or sexual – occurs when pastors overstep...