Turning down an invitation to meet Winston Churchill? Choosing to spend time with God instead of with the famous and influential? A personal recollection about a hero that the world knows as Billy Graham, but who I know simply as Daddy Bill.
Is silence finally beginning to lose its home within the Church? Christians from around the globe seem to be coming together to grieve, get angry and take action to address a dark and destructive evil that has camped out in the Church for way too long.
When Christians embrace silence, we declare that victims are worthless and perpetrators are protected. There is nothing silent about being silent.
Why do so many professing Christians struggle to report the suspected abuse of children to the authorities?
In the past years, most of us have become growingly aware of how common it is for pastors and others within faith communities to allow known or suspected sex offenders to have access to children. Sometimes this is fueled by ignorance, and other times it is fueled by a desire to place institutional “needs” over the value of a child’s soul.
“I considered church people easy to fool…they have a trust that comes from being Christians. They tend to be better folks all around and seem to want to believe in the good that exists in people.” – convicted sexual offender