39 episodes

Reporting the Truth. Restoring the Church.

The Roys Report Julie Roys

    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 4.6 • 496 Ratings

Reporting the Truth. Restoring the Church.

    Escaping & Healing from Abusive Churches, Part 2

    Escaping & Healing from Abusive Churches, Part 2

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    After years spent in an abusive church, how do you heal? How do spot a safe pastor—and can you avoid repeating the same mistake? 
    In this edition of The Roys Report, Pastor Ken Garrett, author of In the House of Friends, returns to describe the process of healing after escaping from an abusive church.
     

    • 36 min
    Escaping & Healing from Abusive Churches

    Escaping & Healing from Abusive Churches

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    How do people get sucked into abusive churches? What are the tell-tale signs of an abusive church? And, after leaving one, how can you heal?
    In this edition of The Roys Report, Pastor Ken Garrett, author of In the House of Friends, shares key insights on understanding and healing from spiritual abuse in Christian churches.
    For 12 years, Ken and his family belonged to a cultic, abusive church in the Portland area.
     

    • 45 min
    Celebrities for Jesus

    Celebrities for Jesus

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    Celebrity culture has invaded the church. Pastors, who should be shepherds serving the flock, have become idols attracting adoring fans and commanding six- and even seven-figure salaries.
    What has happened to the church? How did we get here? And what can be done to counter this truly anti-gospel culture?

    In this podcast, I explore this pervasive problem with Katelyn Beaty, author of Celebrities for Jesus: How Personas, Platforms, and Profits Are Hurting the Church.
     

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    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

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
496 Ratings

496 Ratings

purplenoodles! ,

Truth has to be told!

It takes tremendous courage to tell the truth in our word today. Julie is one of the rare ones who is not afraid to do so, even in the light of facing serious backlash from the perpetrators of spiritual abuse. As a survivor of church abuse myself, I am very grateful for Julie’s podcast. The truth has to be told and light has to shine in the darkness of many abusive churches! Thank you, Julie.

Carsonmeem ,

Top Notch Investigative Reporting

I’ve listened to all of Julie Roys’ podcasts. She has a level-headed approach as she reports on topics that most would avoid. I appreciate her passion and compassion and courage. Thank you, Julie!

BourbonSangria ,

Slight truth

Dirt digging, gossipy, fruitless

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