Category Archives: Pastor Sam Powell

For the love of marital strife.

Pleased to meet you Hope you guess my name But what’s puzzling you Is the nature of my game –The Rolling Stones, Sympathy for the Devil There is another aspect to the Dr. Russell Moore sermon I wrote about in … Continue reading

Posted in Marriage, Mark Driscoll, Traditional Conservatives, Rebellion, Whispers, FamilyLife, Focus on the Family, Attacking headship, Turning a blind eye, Dr. David Clarke, Pastor Matt Chandler, Disrespecting Respectability, Pastor Sam Powell, Dr. Richard L. Strauss, Dr. Russell Moore, Pastor Caleb Suko | 108 Comments

Tempting wives to stay married.

In God hates divorce? Pastor Sam Powell worries that some readers may suspect he is soft on divorce: This article is a little more technical than I usually write. There is a reason for it. I am fully aware that … Continue reading

Posted in Beautiful truth, Church Apathy About Divorce, Divorce, New Morality, Pastor Sam Powell, Rebellion, selling divorce | 277 Comments

Reworking Malachi 2:16 for our feminist era (part 2).

In part one of this series I explained how Malachi 2:16 is being reworked from a condemnation of divorce theft to justification for divorce theft.  Thus Joel and Kathy Davisson have changed the meaning of “God hates divorce” to God … Continue reading

Posted in Attacking headship, Complementarian, Crossdressing Theology, Disrespecting Respectability, Divorce, Joel and Kathy Davisson, Marriage, Not Listening, Pastor Sam Powell, selling divorce, Threatpoint, Traditional Conservatives, Turning a blind eye, Wake-up call, Wife worship | 144 Comments

Hierarchy equals abuse.

As I’ve explained most recently in All roads lead to Duluth, the Duluth model has become by far the dominant paradigm for viewing domestic violence.  This is essential to understand because Duluth isn’t really about domestic violence, but about legislating … Continue reading

Posted in Attacking headship, Complementarian, Crossdressing Theology, Disrespecting Respectability, Domestic Violence, Duluth Model, Feminists, Headship, Pastor Sam Powell, Servant Leader, Submission, Traditional Conservatives | 336 Comments