Given the writings of Paul, it seems clear that the church of Jesus Christ has had divisions, angry dialogue and exclusions since its inception. With global access to information and instant responses, there seems to be a multiplication of judgments, hatred, divisions and demeaning words. To see such things increasing in those who say they […]
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Divorce. It is an ugly word… a sad word. It is about something breaking or fracturing and can involve neglect, bruising or a break in the wall of unity. It is a violation of someone or something that was once whole. We in the Christian world have primarily used the word for the end of […]
Like any other institution churches are susceptible to the twin plagues of the abuse of power and sexual misconduct. How should a church respond when such things are alleged or exposed? GENERAL PRINCIPLES We need to acknowledge to ourselves and publicly that the problems of abuse (child sexual abuse, rape, physical abuse and clergy sexual […]
Divisions, Deceptions and Disease John Baillie, in his book A Diary of Private Prayer, wrote this: “Grant that my part in this world’s life today might not be to obscure the splendor of your presence but rather to make it more plainly visible in the eyes of men.” I fear that we as the body […]
A Response to a Twitter Question I was recently asked the following question on twitter: “Can you address the complexities of mandated reporting related to the fact that adults typically have power of consent, other than elders and those with disabilities? With battered women or those abused as children it is possible to violate confidentiality […]
VIVRE AVEC DES SOUVENIRS TRAUMATIQUES Pendant ce moment passé ensemble aujourd’hui, je voudrais vous dire ce que signifie vivre avec des souvenirs traumatiques. Ceux d’entre vous qui ont des souvenirs traumatiques savent que leur unique désir est de les voir disparaître. Si vous ne pouvez pas les faire disparaître, vous voulez au moins pouvoir les […]