“You’re going to ruin this man’s ministry” is not something to tell people who want to know why their daughter was molested.
It is no longer about “those Catholics” or “crazy fundamentalists”. This Sunday, less than three days from the writing of this post, the Houston Chronicle is going to be publishing articles stating that they have found over 700 sexual abuse victims from inside the Southern Baptist Convention.
“Aslan,” said Lucy “you’re bigger”.
“That is because you are older, little one” answered he.
“Not because you are?”
“I am not. But every year you grow, you will find me bigger.”
In our first post on this topic, we made the case that sexual abuse is common in Christian communities. Now we’d like to dive a little deeper into what keeps honest justice from being carried out with people who claim Jesus as their King. Occasionally a lid of silence is peeled back for a moment and a
I’d sit there, feeling defeated for a few minutes, and then close my Bible and move on with my day. At other times, I didn’t even get that far.
Somehow we went from God giving mankind (in Adam) dominion to being petty dominators and it’s made everything about authority weird. Some of us see how the world chases a form of liberty that is unhealthy. Kids these days just don’t have the same respect for authority, am I right? Leading to death, I’d say,
I had a story I wanted to live. It was a small, selfish story that went something like this: “Rachel was loved by all who knew her, she married a nice Christian man when she was 22, had some children, and died peacefully in her sleep from old age.” Pretty boring, huh? Yeah, God thought so, too.
We need to be aware that there are sexual predators in our churches and organizations. And we need to respond in a way that makes a difference.
The welcome that we believe we are receiving from Christ is the welcome we will extend to others.
We end up acting like Dobby, tearing apart everything we say and do to see the sin in it, and then beating ourselves over the head when we find it.