Rachel Held Evans on Forgiveness

August 11, 2014

Rachel Held Evans writes about forgiveness and abuse.

For Christians whose abuse occurs at the hands of a pastor or in the context of a religious environment, getting out and getting help can be complicated by appeals from the abuser (and his or her supporters) to Christian values like unity, grace, and forgiveness. These values are indeed at the very center of what it means to be Christian, and so it is especially tragic when they are invoked to maintain a culture of abuse or to shame those who speak out about it. “

Read “On Forgiveness and Abuse.”

posted by Lē Weaver

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