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Sexual Abuse

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

The biblical account of David and Bathsheba offers insights to the Supreme Court nomination of Brett Kavanaugh. No leader is blameless, yet hope remains that our leaders could still guide our nation. […] Read More

U.S. adults with a favorable view of Pope Francis dropped sharply from August to September, a new Gallup report says. Non-Catholic responses were the primary cause of this decline. […] 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

When it comes to sexual abuse in the church and the cover-up by church leaders, few churches or denominations are in the clear. It’s time to ask the uncomfortable questions. Here are 4. […] Read More

The question of how prominent evangelical leaders can continue to support a president whose morality and ethics are questionable is perplexing. How can the same people who questioned President Obama’s religious beliefs and berated President Clinton’s infidelity defend and justify our current president again and again? Loyalty to Trump has involved progressively more difficult, self-abasing […] Read More

We all would acknowledge that recently our country has experienced a great deal of turmoil, pain and stress. What are we witnessing? A lack of civility in both discourse and behavior cuts across all strata of our society and extends even to the presidency itself. Prejudice and xenophobia threaten to become policy, in ways that […] Read More

I stood in a refugee center in the former Yugoslavia in the early ’90s, a country destroyed by the bitter hatred that fueled the Balkan War. I listened, heartsick, to stories of mass rapes of hundreds of Bosnian women by Serbian soldiers. Like the world, I was stunned and horrified by what had happened in […] Read More

I’ve heard the cries of some U.S. evangelicals claiming they are in the midst of persecution. I don’t pretend to know exactly what another person is going through, but I wonder if what they are experiencing is not persecution but accountability. Not one of us revels in being held accountable for our actions when we […] Read More