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Ministries Face the Real Trafficking Crisis During COVID-19
Desperation and isolation put vulnerable populations at risk.
Comedian John Crist: ‘The Biggest Hypocrite Was Me’
The Christian viral video-maker is back online after confessing his “sexual sin and addiction” and seeking treatment.
Cedarville President Reinstated Despite ‘Clouding’ Former Employee’s Past Abuse
Trustees release a summary of findings from an internal investigation, while a pastor who oversaw the restoration process resigns.
Christopher Heuertz’s Enneagram Projects Halted Over Abuse Allegations
Zondervan will no longer promote the best-selling author’s books or release an upcoming documentary.
Beyond Cedarville: Why Do Pastors Keep Getting Rehired After Abuse?
Victims’ advocates caution institutions against plans to “restore” fallen leaders.
Spiritual Abuse Definition Debated by UK Christians
Cases of Steve Timmis and Jonathan Fletcher illustrate debate over at what point a pastor’s exhortation crosses the line into coercion.
Don’t Let Jean Vanier (or Other Heroes) Off the Hook
The rhetoric around fallen leaders often erodes our high call to holiness.
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Reeling from the Jean Vanier Abuse Allegations?
For those wrestling with faith after another Christian leader is exposed.
Report: L’Arche Founder Jean Vanier Abused Multiple Women
Independent investigation found at least six victims were coerced into sex by the celebrated Catholic leader, who died last year.
Southern Baptists Disfellowship Church Over Abuse for the First Time
But victim advocates say the denomination hasn’t gone far enough.
Why Steve Timmis Was Accused of ‘Spiritual Abuse’
What makes bullying and manipulation in church contexts unique.
SBC Recalls ‘Year of Waking Up’ Since Abuse Investigation
Attention turns to a committee that could identify offending churches, a new measure put in place following the landmark Houston Chronicle series.
Acts 29 CEO Removed Amid ‘Accusations of Abusive Leadership’
Steve Timmis was acclaimed for his model of close church community. But former members claim that inside The Crowded House, he resorted to bullying and control.
Willow Creek Confirms Abuse Allegations Against Gilbert Bilezikian
“Dr. B,” an egalitarian leader and mentor to Bill Hybels, continued teaching at church for years after elders learned of his misconduct.
Florida Church Hosting Paige Patterson Faces Backlash
With advocates as well as the SBC president speaking out, #MeToo is changing expectations for who gets a platform in Southern Baptist churches.
Amid Abuse Scandals, Legal Challenges Test Clergy Reporting Exemptions
Implications for church leaders loom as Montana reverses $35M judgment and other states continue tightening reporting laws.
To Touch or Not to Touch?Subscriber Access Only
In an era of anxiety about personal boundaries and sexual signals, Jesus shows us how to minister to others with care and sensitivity.
Wayne Grudem Tells Us Why He Changed His Divorce Position
What the complementarian theologian learned after an in-depth study of this New Testament verse.
Wayne Grudem Changes Mind About Divorce in Cases of Abuse
Leading complementarian theologian says he no longer believes the Bible offers only two justifiable reasons for ending a marriage.
When Restoration HurtsSubscriber Access Only
Christian counselors grapple with how to encourage reconciliation while protecting victims.

Top Story August 3, 2020

N. T. Wright: The Pandemic Should Make Us Humble—and Practical
N. T. Wright: The Pandemic Should Make Us Humble—and Relentlessly Practical
We can’t know for sure why it’s happening or how to stop it. But Scripture calls us to grieve with God’s Spirit and get to work serving others.

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