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Frankenstein Faith: “Because I’m Your Pastor, That’s Why!” (Part 2 of 10)

We’re in a ten-part series about scriptural distortions used by cult leaders or those who spiritually abuse others. One of the greatest abuses of scripture is to use Bible passages to make people follow you. The New Testament knows nothing of this. New Testament spiritual authority is based on truth and trust (good character), not […]

10 Questions a Church Should Ask When it Receives Bad Press

In my experience, most churches act in predictable ways when the media accuses them of cult-like behavior. They either huddle up like the three monkeys, or else leap into damage-control and lash out at their accusers. I know, because eleven years ago my church appeared on the front page of the State’s largest daily newspaper […]