It’s been 2000 years. Enough already.
Abusing power is an ancient genre of sin — and using religion to justify abuse is perhaps the oldest trick in that book. We know it won’t stop with this podcast episode, but, here we go anyway. Katelyn and Roxy address some of the difficulties of identifying spiritual abuse (no, it isn’t just “church hurt”) and examine how it has manifested in a few more recent and notable scandals. Veteran psychologist and expert on religious trauma, Diane Langberg, joins the episode and helps put the “pastoral” back in the pulpit.
- Diane Langberg is a psychologist with more than 50 years of experience working with trauma survivors. She’s the author most recently of “Redeeming Power: Understanding Authority and Abuse in the Church.”