We see our oppressors (as the Bible calls them) winning the battle. But that is only in the short-term. The LORD is my refuge.
Touch Not the Lord’s Anointed: Respect and Accountability
Is a church leader, by nature of the office he holds, the "Lord's anointed" as David calls King Saul in 2 Samuel 1:14?
Consider It Joy [In Time]! Weeping With Those Who Weep
"Consider it joy! It will make you stronger." Yes, the Bible tells me so. But it so often seems so callous for someone to remind me of it. Rather, Weep.
Strange Fire: Holding Leaders Accountable
Bad leaders are held to account by the Lord and His people are called to hold them accountable for their failures where they have that ability.
Advocating: Our Necessary Compassion
To be silent is sin. When you know there is oppression, compassion requires advocacy.
All That Glitters Is Not Gold: Emily’s Story
Emily joined the African mission work because it "sounded good. It was the way we should be helping." But all that glitters is not gold...
Mia’s Story: A Bruised Reed He Will Not Break
Mia suffered under a leadership that was more concerned about following their church rules than the love of Christ. Their spiritual abuse was worse than her experiences of sexual abuses.
Tyrants Leading the Church: Seekers of Position, Role & Status
Mia's change in behavior at home and struggle with the church had its roots in her experience of sexual abuse. It was not too late for Mia, but the church and her parents were going to need to respond to her struggles in light of these horrible experiences as a child.
Accountability Guilt: Jack’s Life in the Wilderness Under Abusive Leadership
When do you give up on a toxic leader? More often than not, leadership abuse survivors struggle with "Accountability Guilt."
Shouts of Gladness
When it goes well with the righteous, the city rejoices, and when the wicked perish there are shouts of gladness.