Tag: Unhealthy Churches


Leaving Difficult Churches III: On Spiritual Abuse, Community, and the Internet

It’s not unusual to hear the internet likened to the printing press in terms of its ability to disrupt cultural norms and make it possible to spread ideas in previously unimaginable ways. And so far as it goes, this is...

/ January 18, 2016

Leaving Difficult Churches II: Common Objects of Love

In a piece for Fare Forward on the Benedict Option David Clark emphasized the importance for BenOp communities of having a defined good which would focus and define the community. If BenOp communities withdraw for purely negative reasons, they will wither....

/ December 8, 2015

Leaving Unhealthy Churches I: Why It’s Hard to Leave

October marked ten years since I left the fundamentalist church I grew up in. In a strange coincidence of timing, the November 23 issue of the New Yorker (one month to the day since the tenth anniversary of my leaving) ran an interview with...

/ December 7, 2015