Sexual Abuse

THE BILLY GRAHAM RULE GOES TO COURT

https://www.christianitytoday.com/news/2019/august/billy-graham-rule-sheriff-north-carolina-lawsuit.html? A North Carolina sheriff’s deputy sues his former employer for religious discrimination after it wouldn’t accommodate his request to not train a female officer one-on-one. By: David Roach A former North Carolina sheriff’s deputy may be the first to file a lawsuit alleging he faced discrimination for his commitment to the “Billy Graham Rule.” […]

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MY MOST RELIABLE MINISRY TOOL: KEEPING MY MOUTH SHUT

https://www.christianitytoday.com/pastors/2019/july-web-exclusives/most-reliable-ministry-tool-mouth-shut.html DOING COUNSELING? PLEASE READ! In a world of noise, people need us to listen with God’s ears. BY: CHRIS NYE I was only 21 years old when a family asked if they could meet with me to discuss how their marital difficulties were affecting their teenage daughter and son. At the time, I had […]

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SEXUAL ABUSE AND THE CLERGY

 www.snapnetwork.org/abuse of faith_feb19 Debbie Vasquez at 14 By:  SNAP  Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests February 19, 2019 SNAP is the largest, oldest and most active support group for women and men wounded by religious and institutional authorities (priests, ministers, bishops, deacons, nuns, coaches, teachers, and others). She was 14, she said, when she […]

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AFTER MAJOR INVESTIGATION, SOUTHERN BAPTISTS CONFRONT THE ABUSE CRISIS THEY KNEW WAS COMING

https://www.christianitytoday.com/news/2019/february/southern-baptist-abuse-investigation-houston-chronicle-sbc.html I have absolutely no desire to gloat over what our Southern Baptist friends are walking through; instead, I hurt with them. My goal with this blog is hopefully to warn us all, sharing what is now public information. I lived through a sexual abuse lawsuit in my tenure as a conference bishop when a Christian Day School […]

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ABUSE CLAIMS AGAIN THE TOP REASON CHURCHES GO TO COURT

www.churchlawandtax.com/blog/2018/july/abuse-claims-again-top-reason-churches-go-to-court BY: RICHARD HAMMAR Analysis of 2017 data also shows property disputes, zoning issues among the top problems. I do a litigation review every year for church leaders based on about 12,000 cases I read pertaining to religious organizations across all 50 states and the federal courts. I systematically categorize them by type to help […]

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REACHING THE HOPELESS AT GAINESVILLE HOPE CONNECTION

    Phil Larson is not trying to reach transfer members to Hope Connection Church in Gainesville, Texas. He looks for the down-and-out, people who have given up on the future. Phil takes them in – the local judge and district attorney send most of them to him. Phil teaches them about life and living, and some of them […]

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WILLOW CREEK ELDERS AND PASTOR HEATHER LARSON RESIGN OVER BILL HYBELS

https://www.christianitytoday.com/news/2018/august/willow-creek-bill-hybels-heather-larson-elders-resign   In sharing this story, I have no desire to sensationalize, or to celebrate the pain of Willow Creek Church or its founding pastor. In addition, everything in this article is now public information. My motive is sincerely to warn. I am convinced the devil’s first strategy is to get a pastor into a trap. His next […]

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THIS IS DESTROYING MORE CHURCHES, PASTORS, MARRIAGES, AND PEOPLE THAN ANYTHING ELSE IN HISTORY

ministrytodaymag.com/life/deliverance/25176-this-is-destroying-more-churches-pastors-marriages-and-people-than-anything-in-history “The greatest threat to the cause of Christ in the history of the world.” – Josh McDowell BY: CONQUER SERIES  8:00AM EDT 7/16/2018 As we see the daily political and social turmoil in our society, Christians are praying for God to send a spiritual revival to stir the church and ignite the fire of repentance […]

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HOW TO SPOT SEXUAL ABUSE IN YOUR CHURCH

    Introduction By: Frank G. Tunstall Dr. Maureen Farrell Garcia has written an excellent article on how to spot sex offenders in the church. In fact, it’s the best I have ever read. I think it is must reading for all pastors and Christian workers charged with training and protecting children and young people. Every youth pastor should read […]

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