Google to Board Member

After my family and I left our church, we had no idea where to turn to help us process what happened. We didn’t know what to call what we experienced. We felt confused and alone. We wish we’d had support like what Tears of Eden offers. What is Tears of Eden anyway? And how did a…

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Running Down a Giant Church Inc Dream

Jesus commissioned the disciples to go and make disciples. The church should be one of the main places where we are discipled – where we go and see Christlikeness and see a desire for it, where we go to learn how to follow Jesus and are transformed from the inside out. Not behavior modification or…

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Hope Is Greater Than Giant Church Inc

I’m right in the middle of a busy season in school and I absolutely love it. The amount of reading and writing assigned each week leaves little time for anything else, but I’m discovering a good rhythm that allows me to spend time with family and friends and complete my assignments without too much stress.…

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Giant Church Inc, Who Do You Think You Are?

If you’ve listened to the Rise and Fall of Mars Hill podcast you understand the title of the post. In the introduction of each episode, Mark Driscoll yells, “Who do you think you are?” No matter how many times I hear it, I can’t get used to the level of rage in his voice. He…

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And We All Fall Down, Giant Church Inc

I remember when I barely spoke about what happened at Giant Church Inc. Right after we left, I didn’t have words for it. When I finally found some words for it, I was guarded with them. Many of my friends still attended, served, and led there. There is a rule at Giant Church Inc about…

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More You Might Be Giant Church Inc If

My work to help educate the church about spiritual abuse and toxic leadership includes a lot of reading, research, and listening. I hear new stories of abuse in the church – almost daily. As I learn more about it, I share with you. Some in the church would rather not talk about these things. They…

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You Might Be Giant Church Inc If…

When I first understood that my family and I experienced spiritual abuse at the church we left, I believed it happened due to the lack of accountability from a denominational membership. Or that churches who taught the prosperity gospel were the only ones prone to toxic leadership. I believed Giant Church Inc was limited to…

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Giant Church Inc’s Long Track Record

More and more pastors and Christian leaders are acknowledging that spiritual abuse is happening in their own churches, denominations, organizations, and church planting networks. Michael J. Kruger, President of Reformed Theological Seminary is writing a series on spiritual abuse on his blog. He named the series well: Bully Pulpit. In his post dated February 15,…

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What Do We Do, Giant Church Inc?

Three weeks ago I knew what I was writing for this month’s Giant Church Inc post. I planned to share a link to the interview with Aimee Byrd on The Roy’s Report. They talked about the continued abuse Byrd has endured over her latest book. Abuse made public, known to church leadership, but without any…

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Another Name For Giant Church Inc

The latest evangelical scandal hasn’t only been top news in Christian and religious circles, it’s reached the secular news cycle as well. The repercussions of the scandal are far reaching. In an article for RNS, Kyle J. Howard summarized Ravi Zacharias’ grievous actions, “the public learned Zacharias was not only a sexual predator, but a…

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