2/ "The main practical difficulty, with some at least of the peace-makers, is, how to carry themselves toward the undoers of peace, the disuniters of souls. Perhaps the most potent of these are ... rather, they must be the babbling liars of the social circle, ...
Feb 27, 2021 • 10 tweets • 2 min read
1/ NewHope Baptist Church Blackburn. Sunday Morning ChurchTM. A proper Australian megachurch. Looks maybe ~300 humans here. 8 humans in worship band. Keyboard, drums 3 guitars, bass guitar. Very upbeat. They're doing that alternate fast song slow song hypnotic thing.
2/ The drummer has the most amazing hair. They're doing the things they learned from GLN and Nancy Beach. Lighting, sound, etc, cheerful greeters. They're better at it than City Life, although City Life definitely bigger.
2/ "'Why such a response by a community of grace?'*
*Ravi Zacharias's own words
I do not know how to respond to this situation. I'm stunned & I write these words broken-hearted. ...
Jan 26, 2021 • 105 tweets • 29 min read
1/ "The entire audience was white and casually well-dressed"
~Greg Pritchard, describing his first experience of @WillowCreekCC in 1983, in his 1995 book "Willow Creek Seeker Services", Chapter 1.
2/ "Credibility: Hybels seeks to be a reliable & trusted friend to a visiting unchurched Harry. He wants to be honest & sincere & show genuine affection for Harry. See chapter 8."
~Greg Pritchard, who I guess had the wool pretty much pulled over his eyes, in "WCSS"
The new U.S. president elect, on the occasion of celebrating his win to become US President. Trigger warning assault of a child =(
2/ "And when you're a star they let you do it. You can do anything"
Oct 11, 2020 • 197 tweets • 35 min read
1/ A thread with quotes from Dr. @wademullen's recently released book "Something's Not Right: Decoding the Hidden Tactics of Abuse and Freeing Yourself from its Power", which you can buy from his website: wadetmullen.com/somethings-not…2/ "Dr. Wade Mullen is a trustworthy guide in such matters. He knows the way because he has been there. He knows that when something is not right there are often people who want us to think we are not right."
1/ "Clergy Sexual Abuse as a Betrayal Trauma: Institutional Betrayal & A Call for Courageous Response"
~Lori Anne Thompson (2020)
a thread with quotes from the paper
loriannethompson.com/2020/09/18/cle…2/ "Only 3% of all known clergy sexual abuse incidents (as investigated by the second John Jay College Report) were ever reported to law enforcement, suggesting a dark figure for the prevalence of clergy sexual abuse (Terry et al., 2011)"
8th straight week with no @fatai in the worship set. Has she quit?
2/ The sound production for the worship set is WAY off. I wonder if the weekend production manager quit or something? They sound ... just so off.
Sep 18, 2020 • 16 tweets • 5 min read
1/ "DARVO (Deny, Attack, Reverse Victim & Offender roles) describes how perpetrators of interpersonal violence deflect blame & responsibility when confronted for their abusive behavior"
Harsey & Freyd, "(DARVO): What Is the Influence on Perceived Perpetrator & Victim Credibility?
2/ "When used, a perpetrator denies or minimizes the harms of any wrongdoing, attacks the victim’s credibility, & reverses victim and offender roles such that the perpetrator assumes a victimized position and declares the victim to be the true perpetrator."
Harsey & Freyd (2020)
Sep 16, 2020 • 27 tweets • 6 min read
1/ 6 quotations from: Brianna C. Delker, Carly P. Smith, Marina N. Rosenthal, Rosemary E. Bernstein & Jennifer J. Freyd, “When Home Is Where the Harm Is: Family Betrayal and Posttraumatic Outcomes in Young Adulthood” dynamic.uoregon.edu/jjf/articles/d…
2/ 1. “Echoing the devastation of individuals let down by institutions that they thought would protect them, survivors of child abuse have described unsupportive family reactions to abuse as 'worse than the abuse itself' (Itzin, 2005, p. 125)”
1/ We remain blind to betrayal in order to protect ourselves. We fear risking the status quo, & thus our security, by actually knowing too much. At the same time, there are costs to our ignorance."
~Dr. @jjfreydcourage & Dr. Pamela Birrell, "Blind to Betrayal", Preface
2/ "The best way to keep a secret is not to know it in the first place; unawareness is a powerful survival technique when information is too dangerous to know."
~Dr. Jennifer Freyd & Dr. Pamela Birrell, "Blind to Betrayal", Preface
Mar 13, 2020 • 207 tweets • 125 min read
1/ @GLSAus publicly says of Bill "Weinstein" Hybels: "sexual harassment, sexual abuse of power, this conduct is reprehensible"
1/ Just found a Bill "Weinstein" Hybels book I haven't tweeted yet which I'm going to have to tweet--entitled "Honest to God". Here's the table of contents. This is gonna be crazy. 2/ "I've often spent time with people who simply talked or wrote about Christianity. I'd much rather spend time with people who actually live it. That's what this book is about...Being authentic Christians."
~Bill "Weinstein" Hybels, Introduction, "Honest to God"
Feb 16, 2020 • 32 tweets • 31 min read
Downloading @willowcreekcc's Saturday livestream so I can listen at 4X playback speed, as youtube's 2X playback speed no longer fast enough for me.
Like swallowing the poison as frickin' fast as possible.
@WillowCreekCC 2/ "It just hit me like a ton of bricks. I just started to weep."
~James Paek, doing DARVO live on the mainstage @willowcreekcc Saturday evening.
Feb 2, 2020 • 35 tweets • 27 min read
1/ Opening words from the @willowcreekcc Saturday evening service South Barrington:
"Good evening everyone. It's been another tough week here at Willow."
"Worship is not distracting ourselves nor escapism"
"Well welcome everyone. If you can go ahead and grab your seats. If we haven’t met, my name’s Steve and I want to thank you for being here tonight. In this service we’re gonna have a chance to sing ...