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Losing Jesus: Modern Patriarchy in Evangelicalism and Fundamentalism

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Beginning with an examination of the form of church government practiced in the New Testament, the author shows where modern patriarchal church government has gone far astray from the Bible. Calling herself a "weak" patriarchist, she explores several possible interpretations of Paul's restrictions against women in church eldership. The book also examines flaws in the ...more
Paperback, 160 pages
Published 2014 by Jupiter Rising Books
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Jeri Massi
Oct 19, 2014 Jeri Massi rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
Review from Pat Cassell:
Readers may recognize Pat Cassell as one of the two interview subjects from The Lambs of Trinity. She is staunchly conservative and has taken the side of victims of clergy abuse for decades.

“I thoroughly enjoyed reading Losing Jesus. It is clear, concise and well-thought out and zeroes in on reasons for the mess many of our churches are in. After surviving 25 years in one of these churches [Trinity Baptist of Jacksonville], you are right on with many of your explanations
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Eric Skaggs
Nov 16, 2014 Eric Skaggs rated it it was amazing
I grew up in the center of the Independent Fundamental Baptist life. It was a good upbringing in so many ways. But as I grew older, I became more uncomfortable with the patriarchal control and how I often felt it was misused and even abused. The problem with allowing such control to be abused is that people get misused and abused. So I eventually left the denomination as peacefully as I could, without vocalizing my concerns. I was still in the mindset of not speaking out against a brother so as ...more
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Jeri Massi is the author of the Schizophrenic Christianity, Secret Radio, the Peabody Adventures series and the Bracken Trilogy. In 2003, her novel VALKYRIES, published by Moody Press, was nominated for the Christy Award.

Although she began her career writing fiction, in 2001 Jeri set aside fiction writing to pursue justice on behalf of victims of clergy sexual abuse in Christian Fundamentalist ch
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