“I have been concerned and grieved for years by the statement: “Our church required we sign an NDA. There would be no compensation if we ever spoke about what happened”. In other words humans who have been mistreated, abused or used in some fashion must keep silent or the church would, bluntly put, do harm to them and/or their reputation…”
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“A church that follows her Head, the Good and Great Shepherd, is a refuge for the flock, a place of green pastures and clear waters, a place of restoration for wounded sheep, and most certainly, a place that fights off the wolves…”
“The God of truth and light speaks through today’s difficult and frightening circumstances, inviting us to examine ourselves…”
“We are living in confusing, complicated, lonely, and threatening times. If we are honest, we feel vulnerable. And, in fact, we are vulnerable….”
“Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be satisfied” (Matthew 5:6 NASB).What an unusual thing to say. Who would think that a gnawing need for anything would be considered a blessed state?….”
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As image bearers we reflect, assimilate and are shaped by the forces that surround us. Therapists are profoundly impacted by the suffering and evil with which they sit. We become like that which we habitually reflect. This paper explores the potentially negative impact of therapeutic work and the call of the Scriptures in the life […]
Several years ago, I was in Brazil speaking at two conferences on sexual abuse. It was one of those experiences that is life altering. I will not look at the world, the church, myself or my faith in quite the same way ever again. I gleaned many things from my time there and was richly […]
There has been much discussion about what a church should do when confronted with an abuser in its midst. Such a question cannot begin to be adequately or wisely answered unless we first grasp the truth of what it means to be an abuser of the vulnerable. To see abuse as simply a wrong action […]
- Non Disclosure Agreements (NDAs) and the Body of ChristFebruary 15, 2021 - 6:38 pm
- adrian-infernus- UpsplashWhen the Sheep are Preyed Upon: Acknowledging the Tragic Reality of the Church’s Spiritual Abuse ProblemDecember 17, 2020 - 5:45 pm
- Today’s Crises Have Multiplied & Exposed Trauma, How Will the Church Respond?December 17, 2020 - 4:18 pm