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Should Churches Handle Sexual Abuse Allegations Internally?
The Andy Savage case should lead us to question the way many churches are handling the issue.
Should Churches Handle Sexual Abuse Allegations Internally? The thing. They would never intentionally cover up allegations of sexual abuse in their church.
Sovereign Grace Disputes Rachael Denhollander’s Remarks
As former gymnast advocates for victims in the church, SGC calls her take on its past scandal “not true.”
Comments by Larry Nassar accuser Rachael Denhollander in a Christianity Today interview have revived debate over a dismissed abuse lawsuit against Sovereign Grace Ministries
Does the Church’s First Spiritual Abuse Verdict Give Critics a New Weapon?
We emulate Jesus when we expose abuse. But dividing it into special categories may do more harm than good.
We emulate Jesus when we expose abuse. Does the Church's First Spiritual Abuse Verdict Give Critics a New Weapon? We emulate Jesus when we expose abuse.
My Larry Nassar Testimony Went Viral. But There’s More to the Gospel Than Forgiveness.
Former gymnast Rachael Denhollander spent years discovering God’s perspective on sexual abuse. Then her advocacy for survivors cost her her church.
Former gymnast Rachael Denhollander spent years discovering God's perspective on sexual abuse. Then her advocacy for survivors cost her her church.
Andy Savage’s Standing Ovation Was Heard Round the World. Because It Was Wrong.
It's not an incident. It's abuse.
Jan 11, 2018. Andy Savage, Highpoint Church, Memphis, abuse, assault. Andy Savage's Standing Ovation Was Heard Round the World. Because It Was Wrong. Incidents and Abuse.
Super Bowl LII Brings Bold Testimonies of Faith and Many Opportunities for Prayer
NFL players leverage their visibility to fight human trafficking and pediatric cancer.
for sex trafficking even here in the US Amidst our celebrations, we must remember those living in bondage for whom Sunday night will likely bring increased abuse and exploitation.
Don’t Dismiss Abuse: People Matter More than Institutions
No more prioritizing institutional protection over individual needs
Don't Dismiss Abuse: People Matter More than Institutions. Don't Dismiss Abuse: People Matter More than Institutions. It's about serious and credible allegations of child abuse.
Evangelicals and Domestic Violence: Are Christian Men More Abusive?
A sociologist looks at the data on domestic abuse against women.
What about nominal Christian men? Are they more or less prone to spousal abuse? In some cases, does the church make domestic abuse worse, not in incidence, but in response?
How to Care for Abuse Survivors in Your Congregation
Practical ways to care for the wounded.
How to Care for Abuse Survivors in Your Congregation. When Alex told his parents about the abuse, they instructed him to “be a good Christian” and forgive his uncle.
A Top Reason for Church Shootings: Domestic Abuse
There were actually two attacks on Sunday, showing how violence at home often enters God’s house.
A Top Reason for Church Shootings: Domestic Abuse. Research. A Top Reason for Church Shootings: Domestic Abuse. There were actually
The Real Story Behind Ray Rice Speaking at Liberty
What does a former abuser talk about at a Christian college? Repentance.
The unceasing revelations of recent days of ongoing abuse and harassment by celebrities, leaders, and politicians leave the church with myriad questions, including how to prevent
One-on-One with Christine Caine on Her New Devotional
"Unshakeable" joins "Unashamed," "Unstoppable," and "Undaunted."
My faith in Jesus is what sustained me during those tumultuous days, as it did dealing with the sexual abuse I had encountered when I was younger.
Women Speak Up in #SilenceIsNotSpiritual Campaign
Leaders from Lynne Hybels to Jen Hatmaker want evangelical churches to take a more proactive position on behalf of victims.
print. In 2017, many evangelical women joined the #MeToo and #ChurchToo campaigns to draw attention to the prevalence of abuse. Now they're looking for churches to step up.
My Story: From Prison to Freedom, and What I’ve Learned about the Promise of the Gospel
Formerly incarcerated person pastors church in Orange County
Crime and drug abuse led me to county jail, and eventually state prison. But others have a similar story, so again I had to ask why anyone would want to read a book by me.
The No. 1 Reason Churches End Up in Court Is No Longer Abuse
For the first time in a decade, there’s a new lawsuit leader.
Research. The No. 1 Reason Churches End Up in Court Is No Longer Abuse. Child abuse is no longer the most common reason that churches go to court.
South Sudan: Famine, War, and Hope
The fields of South Sudan could feed the whole continent.
The southern region is more Christian (although many are quite nominal). The drive of the south to separate was accelerated by abuse and persecution.
Rural Stories: Books to Challenge, Inspire, and Encourage the Small Town Pastor
Donnie Griggs, J.D. Vance, and Winn Collier
memoir gives a deeply personal account of what chronic underemployment, broken family structures, and destructive decisions (especially related to drug and alcohol abuse) look like.
In the Game: Reflections on Sports, Momentum, and the First Rural Matters Conference
Jesus, rural ministry, and football
The excitement of watching the next generation compete on the field provides a welcome diversion from the realities of substance abuse and economic scarcity.
Your Disgust for Roy Moore’s Evangelicals May Say More about You than the Actual Data
Occam's razor, hermeneutics, and what the research really says
And I don't think either claim is fair. If it seems incredulous to you that evangelicals would grow more enthusiastic because of sexual abuse allegations, there is a reason.
Healing Victims of Human Trafficking: A Long, Slow Road to Transformation
When we give our lives to the service of others, THEY will change US.
If she doesn't acquiesce to the demands of the trafficker, the repercussions are unthinkable: extreme violence, homelessness, mental abuse, forced substance abuse, threats to harm
Make American Politics Hopeful Again
Make American Politics Hopeful Again
How the call to “carry one another’s burdens” breaks down partisan stalemates.
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