Emerging Voices | Stopping Church Sexual Assault

Emerging Voices | Stopping Church Sexual Assault

It happened again. This time, tears welled in my eyes as I turned up the volume to watch a video of a brave survivor courageously sharing her story of being sexually assaulted by a Baptist pastor from my college town. Anger filled me as I remembered how I had trusted...
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,...