Posts filed under: Church

Evancynical Podcast: Spiritual Trauma

Dr. Heather Evans joins the Evancynical Podcast to discuss spiritual abuse and the trauma that comes along. As image bearers we are given voice, relationship, and power. However “trauma silences voice, makes one powerless and disrupts relationship.” In spiritual trauma,... Read More

#ChurchToo Through the Lens of Trauma

#ChurchToo is a social media movement that illuminates abuse in church or ministry environments. The movement enables survivors to “advocate, share their stories, and connect with one another using the hashtag #ChurchToo.” Dr. Evans and Hannah Wildasin’s article in the... Read More

Refugees: Their Experience & Our Perception

I am preparing to attend a Community of Practice this week organized by the American Bible Society.  This annual gathering includes an opportunity to network and learn from those committed to domestic and global trauma healing. This year’s theme is... Read More

Justice

  Today I attended the sentencing hearing for a local human trafficker.  Over the last 2 years since his arrest, VAST (Valley Against Sex Trafficking) Coalition, has sought to work alongside law enforcement and prosecutors by providing stabilizing support for... Read More

Lessons Learned While Ministering to Young People

I am preparing to teach a group of high school girls this weekend at a youth retreat. I have the privilege of talking about Deborah, a model of Biblical womanhood, and her partnership with Barak, a picture of God’s design... Read More