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How to Care for Abuse Survivors in Your Congregation
Practical ways to care for the wounded.
Ashley's story illustrates the power differential that abuse, by definition, involves. Consider the world through the eyes of an abuse survivor and work to keep their confidence.
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
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.
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.
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.
A Public Health Emergency: The Opioid Crisis & Our Response
The Church has an opportunity to repent and respond with compassion.
In a recent testimony before the House Committee on Energy and Commerce, the Deputy Director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse, Dr. Wilson Compton, noted that, “In 2015, over
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.
Hope for America’s Opioid Epidemic Is Grace in a Syringe
Why addiction ministry can include fellowship, the gospel and Narcan.
Communities overwhelmed by opioid abuse have proposed limiting the number of times this life-saving medication will be administered by emergency services, forcing the victims to
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
In 'The Keepers,' Harrowing Crimes Awaken Our Longing for Justice
Netflix's troubling true-crime docuseries wrestles with what happens when murder and abuse go unpunished.
Netflix's troubling true-crime docuseries wrestles with what happens when murder and abuse go unpunished. In 'The Keepers,' Harrowing Crimes Awaken Our Longing for Justice.
The Many Faces of Martin Luther
Herman Selderhuis’s biography proves that just about every adjective, good or bad, can apply to the great reformer.
First, he argues, the 95 Theses were not all that revolutionary. In essence, Luther protested the abuse of the sale of indulgences, not indulgences themselves.
10 Things Sexual Assault Victims Want You to Know
When I posed a question about abuse on Facebook, I was inundated with responses.
It's beyond time Christians recognize this. 4. Sexual abuse can happen to men. I experienced molestation when I was 12. NOT MY MOM. 6. Children can abuse other children.
What Can the Church Learn about Sexual Harassment, Accusations, & Transparency from the Bill O'Reilly Debacle?
Powerful men, with organizations tending to cover things up, are a recipe for disaster.
reaching ways. Although no childhood abuse has been mentioned in the Bill O'Reilly case, the impulse to cover up exists in both cases. We certainly
Ghost Towns and Small Towns: Church Planting in a Boom and Bust World
representing God in places that have been burned by short booms and long busts
we do have towns where long-term economic decline, population loss, and brain drain exert deep influence and lay the groundwork for things like substance abuse, depression, and self
The Unsettling Truth Behind the #MeToo Movement
Creating a safer world for women means talking about our vulnerability.
in ways that men, as a rule, aren't. This has never been made clearer than through the recent spate of revelations about Harvey Weinstein and Hollywood sexual harassment and abuse
Our Hospitality Mandate (Part One)
What Does an Authentic Christian Reception of Syrian Refugees to the United States Look Like?
It would be difficult to look away from the needs Wan lists as the push factors: war, political persecution, abuse of power, exploitation of the vulnerable, natural disasters, world poverty
I Used to Think Abuse Was Love
I'm learning that true healing requires facing the past
Opinion | Family. I Used to Think Abuse Was Love. Even now I struggle with labeling it as abuse or manipulation since this was what I thought love was.
The (Other) Lord of Martin Luther’s Life
What we know—and what we can guess—about the reformer’s wife, Katharina von Bora.
categorical stand. Tucker continues: “The implication that true holiness requires celibacy has led to serious sexual abuse within the priesthood. Sure
When The Church Becomes Complicit In Sin: Lessons On Preventing and Combatting Sexual Abuse
God wants those institutions that bear His name to be holy in the secret places. Only then are they truly His.
Aug 9, 2016. sexual abuse, leadership, sin, ABWE. When The Church Becomes Complicit In Sin: Lessons On Preventing and Combatting Sexual Abuse.
After Childhood Abuse, How Can I Trust Others with My Kids?
I equip my daughters to protect themselves and their bodies in ways I didn’t learn to.
After Childhood Abuse, How Can I Trust Others with My Kids? I equip my daughters to protect themselves and their bodies in ways I didn't learn to. Report suspected abuse immediately.
The Generous Soul
The Generous Soul
Why overcoming the Scrooge in all of us begins with gratitude.
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