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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 […]

Jennifer Cisney: Healing From the Pain of Sexual Assault

Jennifer Cisney: Healing From the Pain of Sexual Assault

  Jennifer Cisney, “Healing From the Pain of Sexual Assault” Enrichment (Spring 2009), pages 108-112. Jennifer Cisney, a counselor, executive board member of the American Association of Certified Christian Sexual Addition Specialists, member of the the American Association of Christian Counselors since 1994 and survivor of sexual assault, recognizes “the progress the church has made […]

Andrew J. Schmutzer

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 […]

Voyle Glover: Protecting Your Church Against Sexual Predators

Voyle Glover: Protecting Your Church Against Sexual Predators

  Voyle Glover, Protecting Your Church Against Sexual Predators: Legal FAQs for Church Leaders (Grand Rapids, MI: Kregel, 2005), 133 pages. The author of Protecting Your Church Against Sexual Predators is a lawyer. It is no surprise then, that the book is first and foremost a legal primer – one intended to help pastors and […]

We Dare Not Fall: Dealing With the Peril of Clergy Sexual Misconduct

We Dare Not Fall: Dealing With the Peril of Clergy Sexual Misconduct

Stanley J. Grenz, “We Dare Not Fall: Dealing With the Peril of Clergy Sexual Misconduct.” Enrichment (Fall 2004), pages 38-47, 51. Sexual misconduct on the part of the clergy is fast becoming a national problem of epidemic proportions. In an over-sexed society, bombarded by sexual themes and images on all sides, increasing sexual misconduct on […]

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