Peer Pressure Among Pastors Tends toward Silence About Abuse

A Cry For Justice

Now there was a man of the Pharisees named Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews. This man came to Jesus by night and said to him, “Rabbi, we know that you are a teacher come from God, for no one can do these signs that you do unless God is with him.” (John 3:1-2)

Nicodemus would, as you know, eventually embrace Christ as the Son of God. He came to Jesus “by night” in this now famous account in which the Lord told him, “you must be born again.” The Apostle John uses light and darkness frequently as images of Christ’s kingdom in contrast to the darkness of the kingdom of this world. But here we want to consider just why it was that Nicodemus sought Jesus out at night.

Darkness hates the light. The religious power brokers of the day hated Christ. He was a threat to their privilege base…

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About Dale Ingraham @ Speaking Truth In Love Ministries

We started Speaking truth in love Ministries to address the issue of sexual abuse within the faith community. My wife, Faith, is a survivor of many years of abuse by her father who was a pastor at the time. We go into churches, colleges and conferences to speak about this issue.
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