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Bonnie Nicholas

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Working in Opposites

Light and dark, evil and good, right and wrong, mercy and justice. These concepts work in opposites. How do we, the church, walk in the tension of the in-between space where we all live?

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An Early Advent Reflection

Of all The Network articles floating around in my mind I wanted to write, all important topics for Safe Church Ministry—this is what came out when I sat down to write. It's a hopeful reflection on life with God.

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#MeToo and #ChurchToo

We’ve seen various responses to stories of sexual harassment and abuse, in the political realm and in the celebrity realm. What about in the Church? What will our response be? 

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  • First I am so sorry to hear about your abuse at a residential school. No one should ever have to experience that, especially a young child. Again, I'm so sorry to hear that happened to you.

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  • Excellent Article - I too used to create mix tapes - and indeed they did sooth and strengthen my soul and offered opportunity for expression that I might not find elsewhere. This is a great...

  • I just watched the first Frozen movie for the first time with my 3-year old granddaughter last week. She loves it and has been acting it out almost since before she could walk and talk (I have...

  • Safe Church offers mini-grants each year that can help make events like this possible. We're so thankful for our classis safe church coordinators and others who are willing to put in some effort...

  • That's a very good question. I have no formal legal training and would recommend that you consult with a legal professional to find out the possible implications of live streaming a church service...

  • Power, Deception, and the Church, is a plenary presentation by Diane Langberg to the 2018 National Conference of the American Association of Christian Counselors in 2018. It's a powerful video!...

  • Yes!

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  • Thank you for your thoughtful clarification; yes, I agree that true mercy must also include justice and that we owe it to both the one who has been harmed as well as to the one who has offended. ...

  • I think you are absolutely right. Pastors (and church leaders and all of us) need safe spaces where we can go to share our struggles - to find help and healing and grace in the midst of the...

  • I agree that embracing what's positive and justice-building is a good place to be. Linda Crockett, a person I admire a lot, who is working to build a movement to end child sexual abuse, talks...