The Protestant Christian church has a serious problem. It seems that much of the theology endemic to the protestant Church – especially, but not exclusively, its most common expression in Evangelicalism – teaches a theology which not only enables abusers, but systemically silences victims and survivors. Below I offer a number of posts exposing the abuse and addressing the theology which surrounds it.
I challenge the reader to take these things to heart and discern what action needs to be taken to the ensure that the Church becomes a safe haven for those abused and an agent of justice and accountability in situations of abuse.
Larycia Hawkins: Further Consideration
Injustice: an Open Letter to The Gospel Coalition
Abusive Headship: a Review of Black and White Bible, Black and Blue Wife
Silence: an Open Letter to Thabiti Anyabwile
Diversion: a Response to Melissa Kruger
A Letter of Encouragement to Darrin Patrick
Parenting Advice which Correlates with Abuse
Ashley Easter Tells Her Story of Being Sexually Preyed Upon by Rick Boyer, Sr.
5 Reasons Not to Support New Calvinism