November Syncroblog – Spiritual Abuse and Redemption

28 Oct

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Nearly everyone in the country and especially in Christian circles has heard of the implosion of the megachurch in Seattle, WA known as Mars Hill and the accusations made against it’s lead pastor, Mark Driscoll.  Regardless of how you feel about Mark Driscoll in particular, what would it look like for the Church as a whole when abusive leaders are held accountable and then are reconciled?  How do we do that in such a way as to let victims be heard and redemption be the end goal.  What does redemption and/or reconciliation look like in real life?  What does grace look like in these situations?

To be clear, this is not a synchroblog about Mark Driscoll (he is just an example among dozens we might have used) but about asking the question of how to handle spiritual abuse so that the Christian tenets of justice, forgiveness, reconciliation and redemption are honored.

We will be hosting this the 3rd week of November, so post by midnight on Tuesday, November 18th.  Post your link here in the comment section as soon as your post is up. We will combine all of the links and post it on Wednesday morning, November 19th for everyone to share at the end of your posts.

We hope you can participate!

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9 Responses to “November Syncroblog – Spiritual Abuse and Redemption”

  1. justinsteckbauer November 10, 2014 at 2:17 pm #

    The Servant Leader: A Radical Concept

    http://lifestyleofpeace.blogspot.com/2014/11/the-servant-leader-radical-concept.html

  2. Peggy November 18, 2014 at 2:31 pm #

    Here’s my post. Looking forward to reading the diversity of posts…hoping to not get triggered myself….

    http://abisomeone.blogspot.com/2014/11/abi-and-novembers-synchroblog-spiritual.html

  3. Edwin Pastor FedEx Aldrich November 18, 2014 at 3:05 pm #

    Here is my post. Glad to be back after missing a few months of synchroblog. Looking forward to reading all the contributions this month.
    http://urbanpresence.blogspot.com/2014/11/shooting-stars-of-scandal-abuse.html

  4. Liz November 19, 2014 at 2:25 pm #

    Sorry I’m late – here is mine:

    Sorry http://gracerules.wordpress.com/2014/11/19/sorry/

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