Women in Church: Are They Being Heard Yet?

Women in Church: Are They Being Heard Yet?

It’s easy to pay lip service to equality, but putting beliefs into practice is another matter. Along with many friends, I have experience of church contexts where women are supposedly equal and valued, yet curiously invisible unless they’re fulfilling certain roles or...
Allowing Sexual Abuse Survivors to Find Their Voice

Allowing Sexual Abuse Survivors to Find Their Voice

Back in the fall, Baptist Women in Ministry (BWIM) adopted a theme for 2019: “Find Your Voice and Use It.” The choice now seems both descriptive and prophetic. The year began with the swearing in of 127 women members of Congress; 102 in the House and 25 in the Senate,...
How You Can Transcend Trauma of Clergy Sexual Abuse

How You Can Transcend Trauma of Clergy Sexual Abuse

Pope Francis compares child sexual abuse to human sacrifice. Think about that for a moment. The comparison is appropriate. But it’s worse than that. We who were abused by leaders in the church continue to live. We didn’t die of our injuries on the altar of sacrifice....