Philip Bethancourt moderating.
Panelists: Russell Moore, Beth Moore, Susan Cadony?, J.D. Greear, Rachael Denhollander.
They are talking faster than I can type. These are NOT quotes.
I will be constantly updating this.
1. Survivor community loves the church and finds hope in the gospel.
2. Unity that comes from silence and doesn’t confront sin is not real unity. Enforcing unity through silence is not godly.
3. The survivor community is used to hearing words without actions. There is skepticism because of the movement by some because they are used to their.stories not being heard.
JD– taking care of those who are abused is part and parcel of gospel work.
This is not a distraction from our mission, this is our mission.
Our words must be followed up by actions.
Shepherds need to be less concerned about their reputation and more about the sheep.
Shares her story of abuse. Horrific.
Passionately appeals for better treatment of women. Deal with this in a straightforward way.
Discusses Eternal Functional Subordination of the Son and Complementarianism.
We can live in grace with these things but we cannot have grace with pedophiles in the pulpit.
Speaks to complementarian ideas and our differences. SBC that doesn’t have a place for Beth Moore doesn’t have a place for a lot of us.
To suggest that the problem in the SBC is that women speak to much is ridiculous.
I have heard hundreds of messages on the meek and gentle spirit but NONE on how to value a woman’s voice.
Our goal is Christlikeness. Jesus valued women.
Encouraged us to deal with this. Pastors are not uncaring, for the most, but some are complacent.
Continued her story. How the church dealt with it.
The most important thing when abuse occurs is the intervention of a caring adult.
Explains some of the mistakes made by churches, using Village Church as an example.
Heart shift is the big issue.
Treat sexual abuse as if it were like other crimes and injuries.
Previewed convention business.
Went through consequences of sexual abuse. Hasn’t been an easy road.
Talked about managing the trauma and encouraging the church to minister to people who have been abused.