The Fort Worth Star-Telegram discovered a pattern of abuse and cover-up fueled by patriarchal theology in independent fundamental Baptist churches.
"I got news for you, I bought my last pair of Nike shoes," the Rev. Mack Morris told his cheering Woodridge Baptist Church congregation.
Twenty years after allegedly molesting a teenager, Andy Savage is stepping away from ministry.
"I'm like, 'Hey, yo, I think somebody made a mistake.'"
While recently filling out a government form, I had to select a "vocation" box. I winced when I realized the the only box I could check was "homemaker." This was a first. I've had some sort of professional title the past seventeen years. Before that, I was a student. But now? I guess I'm a "homemaker."
The media got played by Donald Trump this morning, once again. Picture Charlie Brown lying flat on his back, wondering why he keeps falling for the old kick-the-football bit.
We can't force someone to forgive. Therefore, the road to forgiveness may also involve understanding the person who has harmed us. This requires starting off on a journey that may entail a close examination of the person we need to forgive. The journey can be long and torturous.
“Most of my spiritual life, I’ve been interested in polygamy,” says Thom, a former convict-turned-pastor. “You read through
We want to have heroes, and we want to remember the good times, but the times our Bible discusses were not idyllic, not even really good.
Pastors cannot agree to meet the needs and whims of their congregation. We're not allowed to comply to their wishes, if their wishes require a superstar pastor who keeps the church upwardly mobile. This life, however, is not healthy for the pastor.
I've watched as people have claimed my faith as a tool of harm against my trans* and genderqueer siblings. I've watched as men claimed to protect me, while really using my safety as a pawn in political games. Not in my name -- as a Christian or as a woman.
Clergy who serve flocks that support them in their times of need and let their pastors know how much they mean to them are much more likely to be satisfied in their ministry and have a higher quality of life, according to a new study.
"I thought, 'What are the coincidences of me speaking the last Sunday of his life?'"