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6 Reasons Why Christian Leaders Respond Inappropriately to Tragedy

I have watched with interest the response of several well-known evangelical figures to the recent tornado in Moore, Oklahoma. Some have responded with great compassion to the suffering of the people. Others have taken the opportunity to express doctrinal truth in the moment of crisis. The responses have been as varied as the leaders themselves. […]

Personality Disorders in the Church: Obsessive-Compulsive Personality Disorder (Part 3 of 5)

This is the third in a five-part series on personality disorders in the church. 1.) A Sensitive Topic: Personality Disorders in the Church (Part 1 of 5) 2.) Personality Disorders in the Church: Narcissistic Personality Disorder (Part 2 of 5) 3.) Personality Disorders in the Church: Obsessive-Compulsive Personality Disorder (Part 3 of 5) 4.) Personality Disorders in […]

Ten Major Symptoms of Spiritual Abuse

What is spiritual abuse? I once linked to an excellent article by Mary DeMuth which talks about 10 Signs of Spiritual Abuse. But I have received enough emails and questions to warrant another, separate post covering other symptoms of spiritual abuse. Jeff VanVonderen, co-author of the classic book The Subtle Power of Spiritual Abuse, defines […]

Unspeakable Hurt: Dysfunctional Families and Recovering from Abuse

Rarely do I write a post which consists primarily of a link. This is such a post. My wife and I listened today to a talk by Lorie Kaufman-Rees. She is the Support and Recovery Pastor at Vineyard Columbus, and a licensed counselor. Rees spoke about abuse issues in families, using the Old Testament story […]