Category Archives: Abuse Response Resources

Who Can Hold ABWE Accountable? Churches, Denominations, Affiliations and YOU

We need your help to spread awareness to various denominations and evangelical affiliations with ties to ABWE. They have the influence necessary to inspire action at ABWE headquarters in ways we have not been able to. Below you will find … Continue reading

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A Healthy Mission Board for MKs

We are often asked what a healthy mission board/field for MKs would look like. While we don’t have all the answers, we definitely have some thoughts. In the initial hiring process of missionaries several things should happen: Thorough background checks … Continue reading

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What We Ask of ABWE-Supporting Churches

Many people have asked us what they should be telling their churches. Maybe this can be a starting point for your missions council: ASK ABWE … 1. To release the Simms Showers report without victim names. (This should include how … Continue reading

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“Cover Up” by Dr. Mike Wittmer

A supporter of Bangladesh MKs Speak Facebook Page pointed another blog post out to us today.  Any thoughts or comments would be welcome both here and/or on the Don’t Stop Believing blog of Dr. Mike Wittmer from Grand Rapids Theological … Continue reading

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Key Passages to Study on Forgiveness (by Chris Brauns)

Any list of forgiveness Bible verses should point to key passages to study. The goal is not to wrench verses out of context. Rather, we need to identify passages to be studied in context. Below are forgiveness bible verses with … Continue reading

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Conditional Forgiveness and Bitterness

More from Pastor Chris Brauns, author of Unpacking Forgivness: Here, the question is, “Does conditional forgiveness lead to bitterness?” I spend a pretty good chunk of Unpacking Forgiveness on that subject. . . here is a brief excerpt. Some would … Continue reading

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Unconditional or (Gasp!) Conditional Forgiveness? Which is Right?

Forgiveness is a subject that has come up on this blog more than one time.  Some believe that the creators of the blog (abuse survivors of Donn Ketcham) are bitter and unforgiving and therefore, in sin.  Others (myself included) believe … Continue reading

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