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And as you read this blog post, you’ll find an excerpt from the book sneakily inserted. And yes, it’s about Doug Phillips.
And now to our regularly scheduled broadcast . . .
Continue reading “4 Effects of Rules Without Relationship (From the Book of Romans)”
This is Part 2 in my “Competent to Examine Jay Adams and His Teachings” series. Part 1, about counseling a pedophile, can be found here.
Many years ago when I was a very young and very naïve teacher at a Christian high school, I caught a student blatantly cheating on a test. I talked to her about it and told her I would have to give her a zero. Wendy’s eyes filled with tears, her face contorted, and she said, “Miss Henry, I need to get
saved!” Continue reading “How Pedophiles Are Forgiven, From the Teachings of Jay Adams”
If you subscribe to my blog, then you got the advance notice that Book 2 of Untwisting Scriptures that were used to tie you up, gag you, and tangle your mind is coming out soon.
That’s because I sent out an email to all my subscribers, asking for pre-readers for the final chapter. I got a great response and I’ve received fantastic feedback.
More on that in a bit . . . Continue reading “Second Untwisting Scriptures Book Finally Coming Out!”
Friends, I speak at only about one conference a year (and the 2020 one was cancelled, of course), so this is a big deal for me, and I’m super excited.
This Retreat Conference, sponsored by Joy Forrest’s Called to Peace Ministries, is called “He Makes All Things New.” Continue reading “5 Reasons You Need to Come to the CTPM Retreat in May 2021”
Part 1 in the Series: Competent to Examine Jay Adams and His Nouthetic Counseling
I have posted about “nouthetic counseling” (later rebranded to be called “Biblical counseling”) more than any other tagged topic on this blog.
But this series will examine Jay Adams’ writings themselves, drawing from the work of Valerie Jacobsen on her Facebook page, with her permission.
Because all Christians have the Word of God and the Holy Spirit and life experience and access to the findings of brain science, so all of us can be competent to examine Jay Adams’ teachings. Continue reading “How Jay Adams Would Counsel a Pedophile”
This little manger scene has graced each Davis Christmas for over 30 years.
The following post is written by Teri Zalk. Thank you, Teri!
For the month of December, I’ve been participating in a special Advent devotional study. During what is normally a very busy season, this has been a wonderful time to really slow down.
It has been a time to focus on what Advent means and how extraordinary the Christmas story is.
In week two of the study, I came across a verse that I had seen many times:
Continue reading “Hope for the Weary at Advent (Guest Post by Teri Zalk)”
It’s the season of Advent. “The Coming.”
I’m preparing for “the coming” of all four of our children, with their spouses, together for Christmas for the first time in 6 years. Maybe “the coming” of a new little niece, our second granddaughter, might be at least part of the reason they’re eager to gather.
While I prepare, I’m enjoying wonderful songs about that First Coming, the birth of our Savior.
Continue reading “Here’s Why “Gratitude Motivation” Isn’t Biblical—and What’s Better”
So . . . there have been plenty of times in the last few years (since getting into abuse ministry) that I’ve experienced overwhelm.
Like . . . to the point where I would be in bed under the covers praying, “Please help me, Lord, please help me.”
Continue reading “[FREE GIFT] Here’s What to Do When You’re Too Frazzled to Know How to Pray”
A while back
when I posted on Facebook a question about authority teachers, one person told me that John Bevere’s book Under Cover had taught “church authority” in such a way that that it had nearly destroyed her and her family.
So I bought the book and started reading it.
I saw that the presentation of authority in the book was indeed dangerous and
. . . I might even say craftily presented. Continue reading “Your Pastor Isn’t Moses: A Response to John Bevere’s “Under Cover””
I’m delighted to post this week from my friend Rochelle Sadie’s blog My Dear Sister. In spite of her blog’s name, please know that this post is not only for women but for men as well, anyone who has been harmed by a spiritually abusive system and made to feel “small.”
I could feel the cold hard wood floors on my feet as I stumbled in the dark, looking for my glasses. “Okay, feed the dogs, getting my coffee…”
Continue reading “Small to Great (Guest Post by Rochelle Sadie)”