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The Subtle Power of Spiritual Abuse, Chapter 12: Straining Gnats, Swallowing Camels

6 September 2012, 13:30

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The Subtle Power of Spiritual Abuse, Chapter 12: Straining Gnats, Swallowing Camels We continue our Thursday series blogging through “The Subtle Power of Spiritual Abuse.” The first post in the series is here. Jesus used an evocative word picture when he told the Pharisees that they strained out gnats even as they swallowed camels. Gnats […]

The Subtle Power of Spiritual Abuse, Chapter 11: Image Is Everything

30 August 2012, 06:00

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The Subtle Power of Spiritual Abuse, Chapter 11: Image Is Everything We continue our Thursday series blogging through “The Subtle Power of Spiritual Abuse.” The first post in the series is here. Jesus talked about the false leaders who did their deeds to be noticed by people and who desired to be seated in the […]

The Subtle Power of Spiritual Abuse, Chapter 10: “You Can Trust Me”

23 August 2012, 10:00

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The Subtle Power of Spiritual Abuse, Chapter 10: “You Can Trust Me” We continue our Thursday series blogging through “The Subtle Power of Spiritual Abuse.” The first post in the series is here. Chapter ten continues the consideration about leaders in spiritually abusive systems with a discussion about trust. In Matthew 23, Jesus raises two […]

The Subtle Power of Spiritual Abuse, Chapter 1: “Help Me…”

7 June 2012, 06:00

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The Subtle Power of Spiritual Abuse, Chapter 1: “Help Me…” We continue our Thursday series blogging through “The Subtle Power of Spiritual Abuse.” The first post in the series is here.   What is Spiritual abuse? How does it occur? Are you a victim? The chapter begins with a meeting with Jeri, who had sought […]

Emotion – A Dirty Word

2 May 2012, 06:00

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I was watching Soul Surfer with my daughter the other day. (She is ten and LOVES this movie!) I was enjoying it too, until something at the end got under my skin. . . No, not the shark attack–something else. It was during the competition. They were almost out of time and her confidence faltered. […]

The Thing About Purity

12 January 2012, 08:30

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The funny thing about purity is how the pursuit of it drove so many people into utter promiscuity. Odd statement, I know. But let me explain. It wasn’t the concept of being or remaining pure that led me to that room where I reached the pinnacle of my self-destruction one night. It was a process […]