We are worthy of love and belonging right now, exactly as we are this minute. We are so beautiful, our efforts magnificent, our survival a celebration.
by Hilary Jerome Scarsella, Director of Theological IntegrityUPDATED the evening of 10/21/19 The Mennonite put out an article today on details emerging around the AMBS search committee’s decision to appoint David Boshart the next president of the seminary. We’ll have more to say on the subject shortly, but today I’m keeping it quick and dirty. … Continue reading Boshart’s appointment: Takeaways from today’s article on emerging details
Dear readers who care about Mennonite colleges, what happens next is largely up to you.
The vast majority of church leaders have absolutely no business trying to lead in the movement to end sexual abuse.
What we will know, what i will remind you of when you need to hear it, is that all of our truths together have more power than we can fathom.
It’s flat out wrong to interpret “believe women” or “believe survivors,” as a demand that you agree with a claim that is not warranted. Here's why.
Let me get to the heart of what we mean by accountability.
At Into Account, we work with athletes from departments at small, religious liberal arts schools who tell us versions of the same story: secrecy, insularity, and complaints of serious abuse being handled, or simply minimized and ignored, by unqualified athletic department personnel.
by Hilary Jerome Scarsella, Director of Theological Integrity The other day, my colleagues and I were reflecting on the sense of angst we have when folks in communities of faith ask us for examples of people getting it right when it comes to responding to abuse. It’s a perfectly fantastic question. Who is not making … Continue reading Responding to reports of abuse: Who’s getting it right? And where does theology come in?
Is it really so difficult to not grab people’s asses? If you really value that sensation, could you maybe get yourself some sort of squeeze toy? They sell them in the pet store.