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Resources for Churches: Raising Awareness about Child Sexual Abuse

Resources for Churches: Raising Awareness about Child Sexual Abuse

April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month, and I invite you to avail yourself of some excellent resources being offered by the Church Law & Tax Report. Richard R. Hammar, “Child Sexual Abuse: Far too many churches are legally vulnerable” Church Law & Tax Report (March-April 2016). Samuel Ogles, “Answering Church Leaders’ Common Questions About […]

The Long Journey Home: Understanding and Ministering to the Sexually Abused, edited by Andrew J. Schmutzer

A Charge for Church Leadership: Speaking Out Against Sexual Abuse and Ministering to Survivors, Part 2

  Read part 1 of this chapter, “A Charge for Church Leadership: Speaking Out Against Sexual Abuse and Ministering to Survivors” as appearing in Pneuma Review Winter 2014.   A Pastoral Perspective: Pastor-to-Pastor One of the unfortunate lessons of the past few decades is that although sexual abuse within churches and church families has been […]

The Long Journey Home: Understanding and Ministering to the Sexually Abused, edited by Andrew J. Schmutzer

A Charge for Church Leadership: Speaking Out Against Sexual Abuse and Ministering to Survivors, Part 1

Timid at first, tentative as it were, he began the long journey down the aisle toward the altar rail. I, too, began to walk, slowly, watching each step as I descended the stairs that led from the chancel to the nave and down the aisle. He was large-framed, older, with a look that I took […]

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A Theology of Sexuality and its Abuse: Creation, Evil, and the Relational Ecosystem, Part 2, by Andrew J. Schmutzer

An excerpt from The Long Journey Home: Understanding and Ministering to the Sexually Abused, edited by Andrew J. Schmutzer. From Pneuma Review Fall 2013. The Long Journey Home A Theology of Sexuality and its Abuse Creation, Evil, and the Relational Ecosystem Part 2  by Andrew J. Schmutzer The Relational Ecosystem: Sexuality Amid Consequences Christian theology […]

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Andrew Schmutzer: A Theology of Sexual Abuse: A Reflection on Creation and Devastation

  Andrew J. Schmutzer, “A Theology of Sexual Abuse: A Reflection on Creation and Devastation” JETS 51:4 (Dec 2008). In what follows I plan to intersperse a review of Andrew J. Schmutzer’s “A Theology of Sexual Abuse: A Reflection on Creation and Devastation,” with my own reflections as both a survivor of sexual abuse and […]

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