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Faith-Based Show ‘Vindication’ Displays Realities of Sexual Abuse
The Amazon Prime series is personal for its starring actress Emma Elle Roberts.
Let the Little Children Come to Church, Safely
Improved policies are the first step in a major cultural shift to eradicate sex abuse in kids ministry.
SBC President: We Failed to Heed Victims’ Voices
At the recent Caring Well conference, J. D. Greear said the denomination mistakenly saw abuse claims as “attacks from adversaries instead of warnings from friends.”
In Abuse Cases, Don’t Trust Your Gut
Malcolm Gladwell’s new book leans too much on private interpretations of truth.
Rachael Denhollander: Do Justice, Love Mercy, and Listen Well
A new memoir underscores the power of witness.
How Prison Ministry Inspired an All-Female Audio Bible
Working with at-risk and abused women led SBC teacher Ann White to fill an unexpected need.
Southwestern Distances Itself from Paige Patterson in Sex Abuse Lawsuit
He was the face of Southern Baptist seminary. Now the school keeps taking steps to separate from his legacy.
For Jesus Army, Must the Wages of Abuse Be Death?
Closure of UK-based charismatic church network raises question of whether ministries can recover after abuse is uncovered.
Epstein, Abuse, & the Log in Our Own Eye: It's Not Just Out There
Jeffrey Epstein's case is disturbing—and in some ways it mirrors the abuse crisis in the church.
Boarding School for Missionary Kids Uncovers Dozens of Abuse Allegations
The Christian Academy in Japan investigates reports of sexual misconduct and “severe beatings” by faculty spanning from the 1950s to 1990s
Beth Moore Is Speaking Up
How the Southern Baptist Bible teacher is shaking up her denomination and American evangelicalism at large.
Southern Baptists Vote to Name Abuse as Grounds for Expelling Churches
SBC also approves new committee to evaluate member churches.
Report: How Southern Baptists Failed to Care About Abuse
SBC releases abuse study—condemning past practices and recommending new protections—ahead of the annual meeting in Birmingham.
1 in 10 Young Protestants Have Left a Church Over Abuse
As the generation most likely to report experiencing misconduct and least likely to tolerate it, Christians under 35 stand to shape how congregations respond.
10 Women Who Are Changing the Southern Baptist Response to AbuseSubscriber Access Only
Meet the survivors and advocates whose voices spurred “holy rumblings” in the nation’s largest Protestant denomination.
Can We Finally Break the Silence Around Tamar?Subscriber Access Only
Telling the uncomfortable story of “desolate” Tamar positions us to show a kind of compassion King David didn’t.
Sovereign Grace Calls Outside Investigation ‘Impossible’
The church network pushed back against renewed scrutiny around SGC and former president C. J. Mahaney’s response to abuse claims.
Southern Baptists Torn Between Bold Abuse Reforms and Caution
President J. D. Greear wants 10 churches investigated; Executive Committee subgroup wants only 3. But both agree on Sovereign Grace.
The SBC, Abuse, and the Need for a Better Response
The SBC Executive Committee response to J.D. Greear needs to be walked back to show survivors they are worth more than a quick dismissal.
‘Evangelical’ Isn’t Code for White and Republican
‘Evangelical’ Isn’t Code for White and Republican
The movement is richer and more diverse than media portrayals suggest.
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