“I’ve seen abuse of power within the church firsthand. I’ve witnessed shunning, although it wasn’t called that. I’ve heard Scripture passages read aloud and then twisted to bolster lies delivered straight from the pulpit. Even though I saw that fallout years ago — it is times like this when it still haunts me.”
I’ve been thinking quite a bit about abuse of power in churches this week. The headlines about everything that has gone on at Mars Hill with Mark Driscoll just keep coming (as they should). I also just read a book about a woman who grew up in essentially what was a “Christianized” cult (Girl at the End of the World). The reality of such abuses in the name of God is weighing heavily on me.
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