C.S. Lewis & Christopher Hitchens On Abuse in Boarding Schools

By | February 9, 2017

Connolly, Waugh, Betjeman, to name only a few, have pungently described the disenchantments of schooldays… I do not wish to appear less competent than my contemporaries in making creep the flesh of the epicure of sado-masochistic school reminiscence. —Anthony Powell: Infants of the Spring “Today, as a middle-aged man of 56, I’m not particularly good-looking. But as a… Read More »

PJ Smyth’s Open Letters – A Work in Progress

By | February 7, 2017

My therapist likes to keep thing simple, which is useful for me. She tells me that there is a triangle in abuse: the ‘abuser’, the ‘victims’ and the ‘observers’ (observers are people who knew but never reported appropriately). I personally find it quite easy to think about John Smyth, the abuser. The victims too. But considering the observers… Read More »

Covenant Life Church Sure Knows How To Pick’em

By | February 3, 2017

What did CLC pastor PJ Smyth know and when did he know it? PJ Smith receives weekly phone call from his father. Breaking: News 4 has aired their first two longer investigative stories on the abuse carried out by John Smyth. You can view the first story here. You can view the second story here. Breaking: It is currently… Read More »

Association of Reformed Baptist Churches of America (ARBCA) Leaders Coverup Chantry Abuse

By | January 27, 2017

“I’ve done something I can’t recover from.” -Pastor Thomas Chantry to Eric Owens, Elder at Miller Valley Baptist Church. Source – Prescott Police Investigation Report Myself and the church I pastor were members of ARBCA for a few years but left that association a few years ago when it became obvious to us that a small clique of… Read More »

Church Discipline – A Difficult Task?

By | January 17, 2017

“Looking at Jesus through the prism of Johannine values offers unique insight into the priorities of discipleship. One’s personal relationship with Christ towers over every other consideration. What establishes preeminence in the Christian community is not apostleship or ecclesiastical office, nor titles or territory, not the charismatic gifts of tongues, healing, prophecy, or inspired preaching, but only our… Read More »