07 Related Abuse and Recovery Issues

On This Page: 07-1. Capstone Series 07-2. Deconstructing the Christian Industrial Complex 07-3. Emergent Village/Emergent Movement 07-4. Recovery from Spiritual Abuse 07-5. Responsibility for Spiritual Abuse *     *     *     *     *     *     * 07-1. Capstone Series Synthesizing the “Mars Hill Research Guide” and “Responsibility for Spiritual Abuse” Series – Introducing the Capstone Articles and Case … Continue reading

06 Partnership Problems

On This Page: 06-1. Key Associations and Contractual Partnerships 06-2. Acts29 Network 06-3. Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability (ECFA) 06-4. The Gospel Coalition 06-5. ResultSource, Inc. 06-6. Tyndale House Publishers 06-7. Concluding Thoughts *     *     *     *     *     *     * 06-1. Key Associations and Contractual Partnerships In this section, I will give summary descriptions of … Continue reading

Capstone 2-4: Trends, Turning Points, and Tipping Points in Spiritual Abuse Survivor Communities (2014) – Part 1: Setting the Stage

Futurists, Scenarios, and Spiritual Abuse Survivors All the futurists I know do a lot of general research and reflection on culture and change. But at some point the information needs to be narrowed down to help specifics client or group figure out how they want to navigate the issues that are most relevant to them. … Continue reading

Deconstructing the Christian Industrial Complex, Part 5 – The Dark Side of Institutionalized Systems

Part 5. Christian Industrial Complexes, institutionalized social movements, and the dark side of toxic systems In my opinion, any variation of Christian Industrial Complex combines many elements of bounded choice and interlocking directories. It emphasizes specific Christian genres of theological systems or ministry practices, and promotes specific celebrities who embody them. This can be marketed … Continue reading

Spiritual Abuse Article Index

“FUTURISTGUY” SPIRITUAL ABUSE RESOURCE PAGES: Spiritual Abuse Article Index – Includes all series and individual posts on futuristguy writings on spiritual abuse topics, plus links and one-paragraph descriptions. Also includes links to multiple case studies and archives on spiritual abuse. Spiritual Abuse Book Lists – Two extensive lists of primary Christian books on spiritual abuse … Continue reading

Spiritual Abuse FAQs

“FUTURISTGUY” SPIRITUAL ABUSE RESOURCE PAGES: Spiritual Abuse Article Index – Includes all series and individual posts on futuristguy writings on spiritual abuse topics, plus links and one-paragraph descriptions. Also includes links to multiple case studies and archives on spiritual abuse. Spiritual Abuse Book Lists – Two extensive lists of primary Christian books on spiritual abuse … Continue reading

Responsibility for Spiritual Abuse – Part 3A – Taking Responsibility, Being Conciliatory, Exploring Just and Appropriate Remedy

Series Summary: Responsibility for Spiritual Abuse Part 1 – Questions of Culpability, Complicity, and Recovery for Spiritually Abusive Individuals and Toxic Organizations. Real-world problems in discerning what constitutes a toxic organization, who is a spiritually abusive leader, and what to do about them and others who keep a harmful system going. This post includes a … Continue reading

Mark Driscoll and Mars Hill Church Research Guide – Part 2E – Research Guide Table of Contents

MARK DRISCOLL AND MARS HILL ~ POSTS IN RESEARCH GUIDE SERIES Mark Driscoll and Mars Hill Church Research Guide – Part 1 – Research Guide to Mark Driscoll’s Personal Issues Mark Driscoll and Mars Hill Church Research Guide – Part 2A – Five Types of Organizational Forms at “Mars Hill” (UPDATED) Mark Driscoll and Mars Hill Church … Continue reading

Mark Driscoll and Mars Hill Church Research Guide – Part 2D – Pulling It All Together

Part 2D – Pulling It All Together INTRODUCTORY NOTES As a reminder, the source facts from which I developed these graphics come almost exclusively from official regulatory websites, required public information documents posted online, and other information freely posted publicly on organizational websites. I have used my own analysis to piece together the interrelationships among … Continue reading