39 episodes

Reporting the Truth. Restoring the Church.

The Roys Report Julie Roys

    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 4.7 • 18 Ratings

Reporting the Truth. Restoring the Church.

    Holding On to Faith After Spiritual Abuse

    Holding On to Faith After Spiritual Abuse

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    How do you hold on to your faith after experiencing abuse in a church? And how can you find Christian community when so many aspects of church trigger painful memories?
    In this week’s podcast, Doug and Wendy Duncan join me to discuss their journey into—out of—what they say was an abusive and cultic Christian community.  
    After being taught God was angry and punitive, they had to heal their image of God—and of themselves.
     

    • 48 min
    Mark Driscoll: The ‘Trap’ & The Truth, Part II

    Mark Driscoll: The ‘Trap’ & The Truth, Part II

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    Is Mark Driscoll a victim of vindictive leaders? Or is he an unrepentant narcissist and liar, who refuses to take responsibility?
    In part two of this podcast with former Mars Hill Executive Elder Sutton Turner, we discuss the narrative Mark Driscoll has been crafting for eight years. This is one in which Driscoll claims he’s a victim—that leaders at Mars Hill had set a trap, and Mark left before they could destroy him.
     

    • 50 min
    Mark Driscoll: The ‘Trap’ & The Truth

    Mark Driscoll: The ‘Trap’ & The Truth

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    Since his abrupt resignation from Mars Hill Church in 2014, Mark Driscoll has claimed he was the victim of a vindictive plot. But last week, Driscoll dropped a bombshell. He claimed that Mars Hill leaders were planning to accuse him of adultery if he didn’t resign.
    In this week’s podcast, Sutton Turner—one of only three former executive elders at Mars Hill—joins me to set the record straight.
     

    • 42 min
    Being a Woman of Color in a White Church

    Being a Woman of Color in a White Church

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    What is it like to be a person of color in a predominantly white evangelical church? Does fitting in require someone to change their behavior, appearance, and speech? And if so, what does that say about the church?
    In this latest podcast, Julie explores these issues with Jenai Auman. Jenai is a survivor of spiritual abuse in an Acts 29 church.
     

    • 59 min
    Survivor Claims Spiritual Abuse at Coral Ridge Presbyterian, Part 2

    Survivor Claims Spiritual Abuse at Coral Ridge Presbyterian, Part 2

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    What do you do when you realize you’ve been abused by your church? Do you appeal to the denomination? Do you speak up publicly to seek justice, even if you suspect the majority won’t listen?
    In this second of a two-part podcast, Lori Harding tells what she did in this situation. She recounts returning to her former church—the well-known Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church in Fort Lauderdale, Florida—and asking the church to right past wrongs.
     

    • 37 min
    Survivor Claims Spiritual Abuse at Coral Ridge Presbyterian, Part 1

    Survivor Claims Spiritual Abuse at Coral Ridge Presbyterian, Part 1

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    What do you do when you’re wrongly fired by a megachurch—and denied any severance unless you sign an NDA? Then, years later, you realize what you experienced at that church was spiritual abuse?
    That’s what Lori Harding says happened to her at the the famous Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. And in this edition of The Roys Report, Harding tells her complete story.
     

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Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
18 Ratings

18 Ratings

Phil in Tassie ,

Highly worthy

I have been richly blessed (and also surprised and appalled) by this show.
Thank you Julie and your associates.

Anna8989 ,

Insightful and Hopeful

This podcast has actually given me hope for the future of the church. The report holds church cultures and leadership to account in a way that is sorely needed. A timely, engaging and interesting listen.

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