the cry

the cry

PANIC. THEY ARE COMING FOR ME. THEY HATE ME, AND GOD IS ON THEIR SIDE.THEY WILL STOP AT NOTHING TO SILENCE ME. I AM NOT SAFE. NOWHERE IS SAFE. heart pounding, eyes flicking this way and that, and so I shut them. I squeeze them so hard until sparkling flashes of red light burst across…

Supplemental documentation for USA Today article on Oakwood Baptist Church

Supplemental documentation for USA Today article on Oakwood Baptist Church

Yesterday, our story was published in a USA Today article titled “The tongue is a fire’: Southern Baptist church fractures over secrets and spiritual abuse” by Tricia Nadolny. Some external information was referenced in the story, which I have documented below. Note that the content of this blog entry may be updated or edited as necessary….

Descending: Part Nine of My Life Inside the Narrowgate Cult at Messiah College

Descending: Part Nine of My Life Inside the Narrowgate Cult at Messiah College

This is blog post nine in this series, and since I started blogging, I have been asked numerous times “how much more is there?”  I can say that there is no firm number, as I’m mainly transcribing and commenting on the journal I created back in the 90’s. Some topics have led me down a…

The Answer: Part Eight of My Life Inside the Narrowgate Cult at Messiah College

The Answer: Part Eight of My Life Inside the Narrowgate Cult at Messiah College

This Narrowgate story is a tragedy in Three Acts, and at this point in the story, the curtain is officially rising for Act Two. And I will warn you – if you thought things up to this point were bizarre, I can only quote Randy Bachman of the Bachman – Turner Overdrive: “you ain’t seen…

Freedom: Part Six of My Life Inside the Narrowgate Cult at Messiah College

Freedom: Part Six of My Life Inside the Narrowgate Cult at Messiah College

A man is something that’s real. It’s not what you are, it’s what you can feel. It can’t be too late to look through the hate and see – I know that’s what a man can be. (Boston) I’ve been to quite a few Men’s Ministry events in my life, but none has ever been quite like…