Hannah joins me (Will) again for this week’s podcast! And we cover a lot of ground in this chat.
In this episode we speak a fair bit about recent events within the evangelical church that you may or may not be familiar with. We do our best to give context, but if we accidentally assumed some ‘insider knowledge’ anywhere I apologise for that. There are links below to a number of the individuals and situations we make reference to if you want to get more familiarised.
Whilst we were reflecting on some specific recent events, we were also just grappling with what these are symptomatic of. This isn’t really intended to be a ‘hot take’, it’s really just our own attempt to process and make sense of some of the patterns and trends we see, that ought to give us all pause for thought.
As we are discussing allegations of clergy abuse and imbalanced power dynamics in religious settings, you may want to proceed with caution if these have been lived realities of yours.
As always, take care while listening, and reach out to someone for support if you need it.
In this episode we make reference to the following people, situations and resources:
Bruxy Cavey’s sexual misconduct and The Meeting House
Danielle Strickland and Jarrod McKenna‘s response (cited in the article above)
Beth Moore and this series of tweets
Brian Houston’s resignation from Hillsong
Dan Koch, You Have Permission Podcast
Jesus and John Wayne, Kristin Kobe Du Mez
Listen to the episode here, or via the podcast player below – episode title: Power, Patriarchy & Scandals (with Hannah Macauley Gierhart)
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