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.