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SBTS President Albert Mohler Apologizes for Supporting C.J. Mahaney

"I want to believe that this is a genuine wake-up call for all church leaders to get their collective acts together and take sex abuse and cover-ups seriously. I just wish it came spontaneously from the hearts of leaders - you know, humble leaders who care about the souls in their flock."

ABUSE & VIOLENCE IN THE CHURCH, Southern Baptist Convention

Houston Chronicle’s “Abuse of Faith” in the SBC – Article #1 of 3 – Resources for Additional Research

Readers new to "abuse survivor blogs" may not be aware, but there is a huge reservoir of research and resource material from abuse survivors, advocates, and activists that corroborates the "Abuse of Faith" series. This page compiles background resources to all the situations and stories covered in the first article of the "Abuse of Faith"… Continue reading Houston Chronicle’s “Abuse of Faith” in the SBC – Article #1 of 3 – Resources for Additional Research

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Paige Patterson, SWBTS, SEBTS, SBC Situation – Resource Links, Part 4

This post is a continuation of resource compilations begun April 28 about the emerging situation of Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary President Paige Patterson and implications for the Southern Baptist Convention. Compilations are news report and social media items selected by Brad/futuristguy, who is part of the Spiritual Sounding Board team. Social media responses are generally… Continue reading Paige Patterson, SWBTS, SEBTS, SBC Situation – Resource Links, Part 4

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BREAKING NEWS: Dr. Paige Patterson Terminated, Effective Immediately: No Title, No Housing, No Ongoing Compensation

Paige Patterson, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, SBC, #Churchtoo, #ChurchToo, #MeToo   *** A new statement was just released at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary: During the May 30, 2018, Executive Committee meeting of the Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary (SWBTS) Board of Trustees, new information confirmed this morning was presented regarding the handling of an allegation of… Continue reading BREAKING NEWS: Dr. Paige Patterson Terminated, Effective Immediately: No Title, No Housing, No Ongoing Compensation

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Paige Patterson called an abuse advocacy group “as reprehensible as sex criminals”

Paige Patterson, Sex Abuse, Southern Baptist Convention   Admin note:  This blog was written and submitted to Spiritual Sounding Board. The author wishes to remain anonymous. ~ja Paige Patterson called an abuse advocacy group "as reprehensible as sex criminals" Did you hear about the movie Spotlight? It won Best Picture in 2015. It’s a true… Continue reading Paige Patterson called an abuse advocacy group “as reprehensible as sex criminals”

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Paige Patterson Relays Story about a Teenager, Describing in His Sermon How “Built” She Was

Paige Patterson, SBC, #churchtoo, Sexist Have you seen this yet?  This is Paige Patterson, president of the Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, preaching. Yes, I said preaching. Would you tell me what he is preaching here? This clip is less than 2 minutes long. You cannot make this stuff up. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gDRUVmcaQ3k&feature=youtu.be This is from the same… Continue reading Paige Patterson Relays Story about a Teenager, Describing in His Sermon How “Built” She Was

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Heath Lambert, Albert Mohler, and SBTS Draw Line in Sand on Christian Counseling and Dr. Eric Johnson

Biblical Counseling, Christian Counseling, Nouthetic Counseling, Heath Lambert, Albert Mohler, Dr. Eric Johnson, SBTS There has been an ugly conflict in social media these last few days regarding the apparent firing of Dr. Eric Johnson from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary (SBTS). This petition - Petition Against the Wrongful Firing of Dr. Eric Johnson  - has been circulating… Continue reading Heath Lambert, Albert Mohler, and SBTS Draw Line in Sand on Christian Counseling and Dr. Eric Johnson

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Dr. Albert Mohler and Response to Sex Abuse in Churches

Albert Mohler and Church Leaders' Response to Sex Abuse in Christian Churches   I ran across a blog post that made me shout, "YES!"  Blog author, Laura Lowe at Connections and Conundrums, has graciously has allowed me to cross post it here.  Thank you, Laura, for speaking out on such an important topic!  ~Julie Anne    … Continue reading Dr. Albert Mohler and Response to Sex Abuse in Churches

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Standing Together for Victims of Abuse in the SBC and SGM

*** Standing together for victims of abuse in the SBC and SGM Clergy abuse victims to leaflet outside the Southern Baptist Convention meeting in Baltimore Statement from Pam Palmer of the SGM Civil Lawsuit On Monday, June 9, the Maryland Court of Special Appeals heard our Appeal. We are hopeful but must now await the… Continue reading Standing Together for Victims of Abuse in the SBC and SGM

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SBC Developments: Brave Action, Not Vague Resolutions, Stops Crimes against Kids

*     *     * There has been positive development with regard to the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) and a sex abuse resolution proposed by pastor and blogger, Peter Lumpkins.  The following video shows Peter Lumpkins presenting the resolution to SBC President Fred Luter. *     *     * Peter Lumpkins… Continue reading SBC Developments: Brave Action, Not Vague Resolutions, Stops Crimes against Kids

Prestonwood Baptist Church, Sexual Abuse/Assault and Churches, Southern Baptist Convention

The Southern Baptist Convention and Sex Abuse of Children Within

*   *   * Amy Smith, Houston SNAP (Survivors Network of Those Abused by Priests) director, who blogs at Watch Keep released a very important article today regarding the cover-up of abuse in the Southern Baptist Churches.  The article follows in its entirety between the sets of asterisks. Additional information follows below the article. *… Continue reading The Southern Baptist Convention and Sex Abuse of Children Within

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When “The Impossible” Creates an Imperative: PBC’s Tsunami of Controversy

A guest post by brad/futuristguy. Sometimes, catastrophic events sweep us into a stress-inducing storyline that we never intended or even imagined. And the outcomes may change our lives forever. That’s the core of the story in the 2012 movie, The Impossible. Just as a family is enjoying what’s supposed to be a relaxing vacation together… Continue reading When “The Impossible” Creates an Imperative: PBC’s Tsunami of Controversy