It’s Not Over, Giant Church Inc

I wish I could say it was over. Unfortunately, my Giant Church Inc story is more common than we will ever know. Unless we’ve willfully refused to learn about what’s going on in the church, we’re all painfully aware. The stories of abuse, greed, and scandal continue to make headlines, and those are only the…

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Raise Your Gaze Giant Church Inc

Last month, Giant Church Inc proved what the voices of those who speak out against it already know. The people who we served with for years, who claimed we were their family of choice, who we gave our time and care to, who counseled or walked us through painful and private events, proved once again…

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Sex, Lies, and Giant Church Inc

In his book, I Told Me So, Gregg A. Ten Elshof writes, “We manage our attention in order not to see things. In our avoidance of the truth, we procrastinate, adjust our sentiments, rationalize, and switch perspectives. And when none of that works, we solicit the help of our fellow self-deceivers.” I’m thankful for those…

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Giant Church Inc Is Still Giant Church Inc

One of the most popular podcasts of 2021 was The Rise and Fall of Mars Hill. For those of us who’ve been talking about spiritual abuse for several years, the podcast brought a kind of relief initially. “Finally,” I thought, “now people will understand the harm toxic church cultures cause.” I felt a similar relief…

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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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