Matt and Alastair sit down with Dr. Justin Holcomb to talk about the tricky subject of sexual abuse in the church and how to determine and avert it.
Intro + The constructive elements in evangelicalism’s new discussion surrounding sexual abuse [0:00 – 7:00]
The significance of this conversation and how it assists us refine our theology of forgiveness [7:00 – 14:10]
How our theology can aid us deal with the incorrect we have played in these matters [14:15 – 19:00]
Problems about accusations and keeping a presumption of innocence [19:00 – 29:18]
How our justice is penultimate to God’s justice [29:18 – 33:36]
Policies and procedures and developing a transparent culture [33:36 – 39:20]
How we can address the Gospel to people’s bodies [39:20 – 46:50]
Sources pointed out:
Rid of My Disgrace: Hope and Healing For Victims of Sexual Assault
God Created All of Me: A Book To Assist Young children Guard Their Bodies
netgrace.org – Godly Response to Abuse in The Christian Atmosphere
Valued: a conference looking for to mobilize and equip churches and believers to: biblically, wisely, and lovingly realize, avert, determine, and respond to sexual abuse and assault, as Jesus Christ’s Church.
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