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This is a fully digitized transcript of the Communion of Reformed Evangelical Churches Presiding Ministers’ Report on the Sitler and Wight Sex Abuse Cases. You can read the text easily; cut and paste the text; and search the text (for . . . Continue reading

Sunday, August 20, 2017 |

The Meaningless Oath

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“. . . . During all of this, I was fully aware that Natalie was only 14 and 15 years old. . . . There may have been times that I told her not to tell anyone. But what I remember more clearly and I think was more wicked was how I manipulated her. . . . Regardless of how severe the consequences, I can finally be free from this filthy sin and guilt.” — Jamin Wight Continue reading

Monday, December 19, 2016 |

“If a trusted spiritual leader starts abusing a girl when she is 14”

At the same time, of course, we should make allowances for those situations where an abused girl was never given the opportunity to become a responsible adult. If a trusted spiritual leader starts abusing a girl when she is 14, it is not as though, after 7 years of abuse, a magic moment happens when she turns 21, making it easy for her to now walk away. In a situation like that, the word victim is appropriate. But we ought to reserve the word for situations like it, and not use it in circumstances like this one.
Douglas Wilson

Video: “Who to Trust?”

Hunter Funk produced the following video, which in three minutes captures perfectly the Kirk’s stance against Natalie Greenfield. They interview Mike Laywer, who holds the title “Pastor of Discipleship/Counseling” at Christ Church, Moscow. Mike Lawyer runs the Center for Biblical . . . Continue reading

Thursday, November 3, 2016 |

On God’s Deacon

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“For he is the minister of God to you for good. But if you do that which is evil, be afraid; for he bears not the sword in vain: for he is the minister of God, a revenger to execute wrath on him that does evil.” — Romans 13:4 Continue reading

Tuesday, July 26, 2016 |

Elie Wiesel (1928–2016)

“And then I explain to him how naïve we were, that the world did know and remained silent. And that is why I swore never to be silent whenever wherever human beings endure suffering and humiliation. We must take sides. Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim. Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented. Sometimes we must interfere. When human lives are endangered, when human dignity is in jeopardy, national borders and sensitivities become irrelevant. Wherever men and women are persecuted because of their race, religion, or political views, that place must — at that moment — become the center of the universe.” Elie Wiesel

Auschwitz — “Arbeit Macht Frei”
Saturday, July 2, 2016 |

@KirkCEO says it on Mablog

Tuesday, June 28, 2016 |