Avoiding Hurting Christian Leaders Syndrome by Steve Crosby
Sep12

Avoiding Hurting Christian Leaders Syndrome by Steve Crosby

Spiritual abuse is like finding a coin in your backyard. There are two sides to it, and they are both dirty.I certainly have no time for ambitious, authority-addled manipulators who use and abuse the ekklesia in the name of God to satisfy their own need for greatness: pimping the saints for their own needs, milking them of their time, talent, and treasure for ego-validating dreams and plans. Yet, there are also thousands of humble,...

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Life Worth Dying For by David Fredrickson
Sep12

Life Worth Dying For by David Fredrickson

When I resigned as senior pastor of an IC (Institutional Church) 10 years ago, the fresh revelation of Father’s love and the opportunity to shrug off heavy burdens that come with serving a system of religious obligation made the resulting challenges seem small. False accusations, rejection by long time friends and the unknown future were simply the expected costs of choosing the road less traveled. But I didn’t realize that my wife...

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The Protestant Pope’s New Jezebel – You’re Just Wounded
Sep11

The Protestant Pope’s New Jezebel – You’re Just Wounded

An insular and isolated leadership culture is a persistent problem in many expressions of the body of Christ. In doctrine, many of these cultures have the theology and language of servanthood. In practical expression, their leadership culture is one of hierarchy, elitism, secrecy, immunity, and privilege. So read on and you decide; are Christians wounded by the Church? One would think from the amount of teaching, literature, media,...

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To All My Brothers Caught in the System
May16

To All My Brothers Caught in the System

First and foremost, if we, as messengers of freedom, haven’t made it clear in the past, we love you and are praying for you. Our passion comes from our calling and if we hate anything it’s the system, not those caught in her deception. It wasn’t that long ago that we too were caught in her web of deceit, lies and pride. It is only by the grace of God that we found the strength to break free. Even today, many if not most of us, still...

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My Financial Exodus from the Religious System
Feb14

My Financial Exodus from the Religious System

It’s rare that I get asked to actually write something I teach about, but this is one of those cases. First, I believe it is because there are few who have traveled through the financial hardships of those leaving the religious system with any amount joy and faith for the future. Second, I truly believe that God has chosen me as a pioneer to walk in faith for many others who will follow down this road in the years to come. Finally,...

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Self Preservation; Turning Inward Refusing to Engage
Feb14

Self Preservation; Turning Inward Refusing to Engage

America has been turning inward for quite some time. As a people, we are caring less and less every day about things that we consider to not be essential to ourselves. It not what we say or what we promise but what rules our heart that is manifesting at this hour. The Body of Christ likewise has followed this unholy trend and as financial coffers dwindle the volume has been turned down on anything that is not directly related to the...

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