The rise and fall of spiritual abuse

With the popularity of the Rise and Fall of Mars Hill podcast, people are talking more and more about spiritual abuse.  Which seems like a cue to hit publish on a series I’ve been wanting to do for a while.

I began a deep dive into researching the topic of spiritual abuse in the spring of 2020 – when Steve Timmis was removed from heading up Acts29.  What was weird to me was that the accusations laid out by some folks in Timmis’ church sounded…fairly standard?  I mean, clearly not great, but I was disturbed by how non-shocking I found them.  That seemed like a good indicator I needed to do a little exploration into my own brain and the nature of abuse of power.