Responding to Sexual Abuse in The Church, with Dr. Justin Holcomb

Matt and Alastair sit down with Dr. Justin Holcomb to discuss the difficult topic of sexual abuse in the church, and how to identify and prevent it.


Intro + The constructive aspects in evangelicalism’s new discussion surrounding sexual abuse
The importance of this conversation and how it helps us refine our theology of forgiveness
How our theology can help us wrestle with these matters
Issues around accusations and maintaining a presumption of innocence
How our justice is penultimate to God’s justice
Policies and procedures and creating a transparent culture
How we can address the Gospel to people’s bodies

Follow DerekAndrew, and Alastair for more tweet-sized brilliance. Thanks to Caleb Wait for keeping us organized. Special thanks to Tim Motte for sound editing. And thanks to The Joy Eternal for lending us their music, which everybody should download out of gratitude for their kindness.

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