I'm so excited to show you all the cover of my next book! Maybe it's because of the pink border, but this feels like a birth announcement. And that makes sense. Books have a long gestation. Here's something else that's fun: Turn the book on its side and check out the cover. What do you see now? … [Read more...] about The Cover Reveal
Exactly a year ago I wrote a cover story for Christian Century called A Pastor's #MeToo Story. The response to that article convinced me that the subject matter needed more exploration. As a clergywoman and author -- and also a survivor of sexual assault and clergy sexual misconduct -- I was not … [Read more...] about We Have a Title!
The January issue of Christian Century includes two articles I wrote. The cover story is my #MeToo #ChurchToo story about abuse at the hands of my senior pastor. Of course I want you to read that one! But don't miss the other article, which is a list: 18 ways that churches can fight sexual … [Read more...] about How Will Your Church Fight Sexual Assault in 2018?
I'm happy -- and rather nervous -- to say that my article is on the cover of the Christian Century (January 2018). It's a deeply personal story that I have not told before: A Pastor's #MeToo Story I also wrote an accompanying list: 18 Ways Churches Can Fight Sexual Assault in 2018. As … [Read more...] about “A Pastor’s #MeToo Story” at Christian Century
What a treat to spend an hour in conversation with Michelle McKormick! We hardly stopped for a breath -- there's not even a station break. Michelle is dynamic, curious, and a people-lover -- exactly what a radio host needs to be. "Sound Off West Michigan" is on WJRW 1340 AM in Grand Rapids -- the … [Read more...] about My Hour Long Interview with Michelle McKormick
As a pastor I know how difficult, but important, it is to address the topic of sexual abuse -- from the pulpit, in leadership meetings, and in adult education classes. Because I have unsought expertise in this topic, I am committed to sharing resources with my readers. Please feel free to use these … [Read more...] about Resources for Addressing Sexual Abuse in Church
Last weekend I led a workshop called Shame: Hope & Healing in Vancouver, BC. What timing! The topic of sexual assault has been all over the news lately -- stories of powerful men held to account for past behaviors. Women have been emboldened by the #MeToo campaign and are coming forward with … [Read more...] about In the Wake of #MeToo