Protecting Children in the Church with Rachael Denhollander–Part 2

Child sexual abuse in evangelical churches is shockingly more common than many think. Sexual predators often view the church as a “safe” environment for finding, grooming, and abusing their victims. What steps might a pastor and church take to establish a culture of prevention and recognition of sexual abuse? What responsibilities do pastors have in the investigation of accusations of sexual abuse? How should pastors prepare themselves to minister well to sexual abuse victims?  Do pastors and churches need a written policy for dealing with sexual abuse? How does the hope of the gospel speak to victims of sexual abuse? Listen as Brian and Jim interview Rachel Denhollander concerning these issues and more.

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  1. Marcia Wickham says:

    Thanks for addressing this very difficult issue. As a survivor of incest by my Christian father, I am interested in a deeper understanding of the theology referenced in these podcasts and how such theology would facilitate recovery for victims. Specifically where abuse is considered to be a violation of god himself and the idea that sexuality is meant to be an expression of Christ’s love for the church. Please feel free to contact me with information about this at

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