Archive for August, 2011

Tim Challies on SGM: Nothing to see here

Tim Challies, a huge name in the reformed evangelical blogosphere, finally weighed in on the controversy surrounding C.J. Mahaney and Sovereign Grace Ministries today. Challies has long been associated with the “young, restless, reformed” crowd – i.e., the very same mash up of Calvinist doctrine and “biblical” patriarchal masculinity that […]

by × August 17, 2011 × 10 comments

SGM still doesn’t get it: Greg S’s letter to abuse survivors

ETA 2/26/2015: due to a request indicating that the inclusion of Greg S’s full name could endanger missionaries associated with him, his last name has been edited out of the original version of this post. Trigger warning: sexual abuse, spiritual abuse. SGM leaders who want to reach out to the blogs […]

by × August 16, 2011 × 1 comment

SGM still doesn’t get it: Some background and context

It’s clear from the rapid and contradictory developments and statements that have come in the aftermath of C.J. Mahaney stepping down that there’s a lot of turmoil among SGM leadership, and a lot of disagreement about how to proceed. Long story short, there appears to be a serious split between […]

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One year blogaversary

Trigger warning – sexual abuse, spousal abuse. Today is, more or less, my first blogoversary. I published my first real post on Are Women Human? one year ago today. That post was about John Piper’s advice on how women who are being abused by their husbands can still “submit” and […]

by × August 8, 2011 × 16 comments

How SGM’s Covenant Life Church and Fairfax Covenant Church deal with sexual abuse

Extreme trigger warning: child sexual abuse, details of child molestation, spiritual abuse, victim blaming, and enabling of abuse perpetrators.  I don’t really know where to start with this, so I’ll just cut to the chase. In the past week, two more accounts of sexual abuse of children at SGM churches […]

by × August 5, 2011 × 4 comments