Originally published at Southern Seminary Towers – http://equip.sbts.edu/publications/towers/towers-issue/2018/may-2018/the-blessing-of-busyness/
Kyle Claunch is busy. Yes, he’s been teaching Systematic Theology and electives on the Holy Spirit and salvation for the last nine months at Southern Seminary. But the opportunity to teach at Southern is not the only — or even biggest — responsibility he’s juggling right now.
He’s also the husband of Ashley, the father of Josiah, Micah, Samuel, Alexandria, and Lila — a two-year-old with a severe hearing impairment who they just adopted in January. On top of that,he’s the senior pastor of Highland Park First Baptist Church in Louisville. Being a husband and father provides as many daily challenges as the classroom.
Originally published at Southern News – https://goo.gl/C5HUvb
Experts in abuse prevention address how churches can prepare and respond to situations in their congregations.
Christ took the exploitation of the vulnerable seriously, so the church is called to do the same, said Christian leaders during Counsel the Word at Southern Seminary, March 2-3.
Counsel the Word, a conference held in conjunction with MinistrySafe, sought to equip churches to prevent and respond to sexual abuse. Jesus did not avoid the topic of abuse, especially when it pertained to children, said Jeremy L. Pierre, chair of the department of biblical counseling and family ministry and dean of students at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.
Using Matthew 18:1-7 as his text, Pierre argued that Jesus saw how the world treated the vulnerable — and it infuriated him. It is not only a horrifying abuse of power, Pierre said, but it is the worst sort of harm anyone could inflict on a child because it hinders them from experiencing God. Continue reading “Protecting the vulnerable: MinistrySafe and SBTS discuss sexual abuse during Counsel the Word”