Michael Kruger, Sean McDowell, Scott Rae | February 9, 2023

Confronting Spiritual Abuse (with Michael Kruger)

What is spiritual abuse and how common is it? How should Christians handle spiritual abuse in the church? Our guest today, Dr. Michael Kruger, has written a new book called Bully Pulpit: Confronting the Problem of Spiritual Abuse in the Church. We talk with him about how to best understand and address spiritual abuse in the church and wider Christian community.

Michael J. Kruger is president of Reformed Theological Seminary's Charlotte, North Carolina, campus, where he also serves as professor of New Testament. He was president of the Evangelical Society in 2019. He is the author of multiple books including Surviving Religion 101 (2021) and Christianity at the Crossroads (2018).


Think Biblically: Conversations on Faith and Culture is a podcast from Talbot School of Theology at Biola University, which offers degrees both online and on campus in Southern California.   

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Sean McDowell, Ph.D. is a professor of Christian Apologetics at Biola University, best-selling author, popular speaker, part-time high school teacher, and the Resident Scholar for Summit Ministries, California. Follow him on Twitter: @sean_mcdowell