Post Tagged with: "Sovereign Grace Ministries"

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The cult of the Greater Cause

Being “right” is less important than the effects of what we do.

by × June 7, 2013 × 2 comments
Doug Wilson, The Gospel Coalition, and Sanctified Rape Culture

Doug Wilson, The Gospel Coalition, and Sanctified Rape Culture

Major trigger warning: extreme rape and rape culture apologism, victim blaming, slavery and Confederacy apologism. Note: this is a long post. If you only have time to read part of it, I’d recommend starting here. The following is a quote by Douglas (Doug) Wilson, a complementarian pastor, from his book […]

by × July 18, 2012 × 42 comments


Are Women Human? is now on Facebook – you can “like” AWH using the button in the right sidebar, or on the AWH Facebook page, also linked in the sidebar. Sorry for the long and unexplained absence from the blog! I had a number of obligations and was also on the […]

by × September 12, 2011 × 7 comments

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

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

Bob Jones, Mark Driscoll, and C.J. Mahaney, cont.

Part 1 John Jensen’s post about the criticism he’s gotten from other Christians for swearing got me thinking again about about the skewed moral priorities that often prevail in evangelical churches. Growing up, we were led to believe that all sorts of personal choices disqualified someone from being a “real” Christian […]

by × July 21, 2011 × 13 comments
Bob Jones, Mark Driscoll, and C.J. Mahaney

Bob Jones, Mark Driscoll, and C.J. Mahaney

It occurred to me that Bob Jones University, Mark Driscoll, and C.J. Mahaney have a lot in common. The connection might not be immediately obvious, but bear with me. Stuff Fundies Like posted a 1995 letter from fundamentalist leader Bob Jones III (BJ III. Yes, really!), defending his university’s now […]

by × July 19, 2011 × 3 comments

Further reactions to Brent Detwiler’s comments

This story is moving pretty quickly, and there have been a lot of developments just in the past couple days – most notably that reformed evangelical bigwigs Al Mohler and Ligon Duncan are circling the wagons to defend Mahaney, and the SGM board (with the interesting exception of Joshua Harris) is now claiming they […]

by × July 13, 2011 × 1 comment