Mias First Tale: Part Twenty-one of My Life Inside the Narrowgate Cult at Messiah College
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Mias First Tale: Part Twenty-one of My Life Inside the Narrowgate Cult at Messiah College

Editor’s Note: This is the first part of Mia’s tale. Mia reached out to me to share some of her experiences within the Narrowgate group. As one of the original members of Narrowgate, she lends understanding to how the group formed and progressed.  This is her story, shared with her permission. Narrowgate started in the…

It’s 10pm; do you know where your pastor is?

It’s 10pm; do you know where your pastor is?

This post was written by an anonymous guest blogger. Sometimes “clergy sex abuse” looks like a priest molesting an altar boy.  Sometimes it looks like a deacon whose “brotherly” hugs are way too tight.  Sometimes it looks like a pastor who is sought out for counseling and takes advantage of a vulnerable person who just…

Street Lights and Salvation: An Exodus from the Christian Anti-Science Movement

Street Lights and Salvation: An Exodus from the Christian Anti-Science Movement

By Eve Stewart Editor Note: This is a guest post from Eve Stewart, a dear friend of our oldest daughter, Anya. Eve was raised in an Evangelical, inerrantist tradition and was homeschooled using Classical Christian methods and materials. Eve has written a powerful article about her experiences being raised in that atmosphere as well as…

The Brother’s Tale: Part Twenty of My Life Inside the Narrowgate Cult at Messiah College
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The Brother’s Tale: Part Twenty of My Life Inside the Narrowgate Cult at Messiah College

Editor’s Note: This is the first of several entries written by outsiders – that is to say, by those who were friends or family members of Narrowgate members. They can convey far more effectively than I the thoughts, feelings, and emotions experienced when a loved one is in a cult. This particular entry is written…

Rose’s Tale: Part Seventeen of My Life Inside the Narrowgate Cult at Messiah College
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Rose’s Tale: Part Seventeen of My Life Inside the Narrowgate Cult at Messiah College

Editor Note: This is Rose’s story. This was compiled from several interviews, and shared with her permission. I attended my first Narrowgate meeting in the fall of 1994. I was a new Freshman at Messiah, and wasn’t adapting to college life the best. Two people had invited me to check out Narrowgate, and so I…

Oliver’s Tale: Part Sixteen of My Life Inside the Narrowgate Cult at Messiah College
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Oliver’s Tale: Part Sixteen of My Life Inside the Narrowgate Cult at Messiah College

Editor Note: This is Oliver’s story.  It includes his journal which was written in February of 1997, as well as his personal journey over the past 25 years. This was written in his own words and shared with his permission.  My account of the surreal week in Feb 1997 when the Narrowgate cult disintegrated. It…