"We need to keep the conversation focused on the actual hierarchies that churches have created, the actual abuse that has happened and the exploited money in churches accounts. The tax exemptions, the legal developments, sociological developments, the history of Christianity." - John Verner
Religious trauma, and spiritual abuse has the same negative effect on the social structures just as a narcissist has in their own private home.
TRIGGER ALERT! This episode talks about the extremist of hate under the cloak of Christianity. Not ALL christians. And we do talk about current affairs and "politics" and religion."
It's soooo juicy! And today we jam about the unpopular topic of Christianity being a cult. I share a conversation with John Verner.
Guest Bio: John Verner holds a Bachelor of Arts in Biblical Exposition, with an interdisciplinary in Literature, from Moody Bible Institute. He was one of two recipients of the MBI Homiletical Jury Award for outstanding preaching in 2016. He has experience as a youth pastor, pastoral intern, academic journal editor, and guest speaker.
In 2019, he published my first book as a first step in addressing the subtle issues of this complex system. He hosts a podcast that continues that work under the same title, "The Cult of Christianity."
Here are some key moments:
Difference between Narcissist and Sociopath.
History or Christianity
Christianity is a Cult
How to bridge the gap of the collective divisiveness