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#SBC2021, CRT and sexual abuse: Are compromises possible in this complex showdown?

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Du Mez sees link between sexual abuse cover up and complementarian theology

The white evangelical inclination to cover up sexual abuse in churches and denominations derives in part from a complementarianism ideology, according to Kristin Kobes Du Mez, author of Jesus and John...

Leaked letters and charges of covering up sexual abuse set the stage for a potential investigation of the investigators inside SBC

The most powerful coordinating committee at the heart of the Southern Baptist Convention will become the subject of a convention-mandated, third-party investigation if two SBC pastors get their way ne...

Q&A with a traumatologist on how to prevent clergy abuse and burnout

The unwillingness or inability to do the hard work of healing from one’s past is fueling the crisis of abusive behavior among clergy, according to a seasoned traumatologist with theological training. ...

Now we know why the SBC hasn’t acted more on sexual abuse

For the last two years, observers have watched the Southern Baptist Convention deal with a crisis of abusive pastors. After a 2019 Houston Chronicle report, it seemed like the leadership of the denomi...

LGBTQ inclusion and clergy sexual abuse treated equally in SBC expulsions

Four churches were expelled from the Southern Baptist Convention Feb. 23 in a joint action that gave the appearance of equating LGBTQ inclusion with predatory sexual behavior. Among the four churches ...