At the end of myself…at the feet of Jesus

Matthew 25: 40, And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me.

A Call to Men, The Pulpit, and Domestic Violence

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Last week I called pastors to engage in conversations concerning the epidemic of domestic violence by acknowledging the severity of the problem, recognizing our own blindness to the systemic nature of violence against women, and taking stands publicly. I was encouraged by the responses of fellow pastors to the need. I know many are disappointed in the church in this regard and rightfully so. We have done a poor job in the past. We have not arrived. We still make many mistakes. But the progress I observe is encouraging. Reading some of the e-mail responses to last week’s post reminded me of just how far many friends and I have come in just a few years.

  • Churches that never discussed domestic abuse are reading, learning, wrestling with, engaging, and yes, making mistakes as they build Biblical policies and practices which serve victims well. This growing process has literally saved lives…

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