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Local churches and people of faith must actively support sexual assault victims and provide safe spaces for those who have yet to share their stories. These 3 things need to be part of your church culture for that to happen. […] Read More

Far too many stories of sexual assault and abuse have happened among our faith communities. Our churches must be safe havens, where we believe victims and where people know how to respond to them with compassion and helpful steps. […] Read More

After Dr. Christine Blasey Ford’s testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee, stories of those who remained silent about their abuse are flooding social media. When will we finally listen? […] Read More

Sexual assault survivors don’t speak up sooner because reporting is often as traumatic as the assault. Survivors know this, and others’ responses seldom prove them wrong. Here’s my story. […] Read More

The #MeToo movement has prompted more U.S. Protestant clergy to address sexual abuse in their churches, a new LifeWay Research report says. […] Read More

There is an ongoing debate in evangelical circles between two views of the proper relationship between husbands and wives as prescribed by the Bible. The first is complementarianism, which asserts that the husband is the head of the household and holds ultimate authority over the family. The wife plays a complementary role in managing the […] Read More

News about Vice President Mike Pence’s address during the Southern Baptist Convention’s annual meeting in Dallas last week has been widely publicized at this point. His campaign-style speech asked for the “strong support” of the SBC messengers in attendance and reiterated a pledge to “make America great again.” Criticism of the SBC’s decision to invite […] Read More

Paige Patterson, former head of Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary (SWBTS), is receiving criticism and being challenged on multiple situations. His comments counseling a woman who was being abused by her husband to stay in the marriage in 2004 have resurfaced. It has also been revealed that while president of a previous seminary, Southeastern Baptist Theological […] Read More

Baptist author and Bible study leader Beth Moore published “A Letter to My Brothers” last week, in which she shared, lovingly but honestly, her experience as a woman in the male-dominated world of evangelicalism in general and the patriarchal SBC in particular. If you haven’t read it, you should. The tone of the article isn’t […] Read More

“You’re a what?” “I’m a pastor,” I responded to the blank stare of a woman who lived in my neighborhood. After 30 seconds of dead silence, I said, “I’m a preacher.” I concluded trying to connect to her. “I work at a church.” “Oh, I’ve never seen a woman preacher before,” she responded. “Yeah, I […] Read More