Commenders Who Prop Up and Perpetuate an Authoritarian System

SOME POINTS OF BACKGROUND/DISCLOSURE: I have been a student of political sociology, dynamics of dissent and social change, and organizational development since the mid-1970s. Since January of 2009, I have been writing a book for non-profits about dealing with leadership and organizational systems where abuse of power is involved. I had already been tracking many … Continue reading

A Cultural Geography of Survivor Communities – Part 7B3: Researching Key Concerns About Major Christian Investigation/Resolution Agencies

  PART 7B3 Researching Key Concerns About Major Christian Investigation/Resolution Agencies. As I near completion of this series, I want to share some things about why I began it in the first place. Two main observations were driving it. First, I noticed that some individuals within the wider Christian #MeToo circles had significant issues with … Continue reading

A Cultural Geography of Survivor Communities – Part 7B2: Examples of What Survivor Communities Have Actually Been Up Against

PART 7B2 Examples of What Survivor Communities Have Actually Been Up Against. This post serves as a “reader’s guide” to what has become a quintessential litmus-test case in the kinds of abuse, cover-up, and deflection that survivors and their communities have had to endure. In this case of Sovereign Grace Ministries (SGM; more recently renamed … Continue reading

A Cultural Geography of Survivor Communities – Part 7B1: Understand Community Values for Insights Into Response Patterns

In recent years, we’ve seen an increased number of abuse survivors refuse offers of involvement in investigations or negotiations with reportedly abusive individuals and institutions. Typically, these processes have required private, partial, or internal investigations; and/or arbitration, conciliation, mediation services as a gateway to “reconciliation.” How do we evaluate whether they are trustworthy and the … Continue reading

A Cultural Geography of Survivor Communities – Part 7A: Frameworks for Evaluating Christian Agencies for Investigation, Public Relations, Crisis Management, Legal Aid, Arbitration, Conciliation, and/or Mediation

PART 7A Evaluating Christian Agencies for Investigation, Public Relations, Crisis Management, Legal Aid, Arbitration, Conciliation, and/or Mediation In recent years, we’ve seen an increased number of abuse survivors refuse offers of involvement in investigations or negotiations with reportedly abusive individuals and institutions. Typically, these processes have required private, partial, or internal investigations; and/or arbitration, conciliation, … Continue reading

9 A Cultural Geography of Survivor Communities (Compilation of Posts)

A CULTURAL GEOGRAPHY OF SURVIVOR COMMUNITIES: Listing of Posts, Summaries, and Links Introduction Part 1A: Paradigm Profiling, Subcultural Emergence, Social Transformation Tracking Part 1B: Application to the Collective Christian #MeToo Movement Part 2: Confirmation Bias Much? Part 3: Abuse Survivor Storying Systems Part 4: Investigations and Integrations Part 5: The Contours of “Watchblog” Communities Part … Continue reading

8 Trends in Survivor Communities (Index to Category of Posts)

LINKS ON THIS PAGE: Trends in Spiritual Abuse Survivor Communities (2012-2016) Spiritual Abuse Awareness Month: Emerging Issues, 2012 (January 31, 2012). “Hangover Unholiness” Left by Malignant Ministers: Spiritual Abuse Recovery Questions for 2013 (January 29, 2013). Spiritual Abuse Survivors: The “Community” Becomes a ”Movement” (January 31, 2013). Trends, Turning Points, and Tipping Points in Spiritual Abuse Survivor Communities … Continue reading

A Cultural Geography of Survivor Communities – Listing of Posts, Summaries, and Links

This post serves as an index to posts in the forthcoming series, “A Cultural Geography of Survivor Communities,” and to previous posts appearing in the futuristguy category of “Trends in Survivor Communities.” I have been working on some segments in the cultural geography for over six months, and hope to have most of the series … Continue reading