Year: 2015

The laughter of delight

posted by Kristi If you’ve been following our posts at BJUGrace, you know that Rebecca Davis and I listen to and talk about heavy-duty topics like childhood sexual abuse and those who enable it. In that sense, this past year

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A year after the GRACE report

On December 10th of 2014, the GRACE report on Bob Jones University was released. BJU’s response to the report was less than satisfactory, but we continued to hope. After 90 days they responded again, and our hope diminished, but several

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BJU quietly invites mission organization that is harboring an alleged abuser

This year at the BJU Missions Emphasis Week (http://blogs.bju.edu/…/10/16/missions-emphasis-week-oct-19…/), Bob Jones University welcomed back Baptist Pioneer Mission (BPM). This mission board was named in the GRACE report as being aware that one of their missionaries (whose identity has been established

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The painting on my grandmother’s wall

posted by Rebecca When I was growing up, this picture hung on my grandmother’s wall. I remember studying it as a child, absorbing the story that it tells. The helpless lamb. The faithful shepherd dog calling for help. The vultures

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Scars

by a BJU abuse survivor Scars. I suppose we all have them, remnants of wounds that we have received as a result of living in a world that is often cruel and full of loss. Time goes by, and the

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After the Shining the Light Conference 2015

posted by Rebecca Those lights strung across the ceiling, they said, had been hung there for a wedding. The gentle glow made a perfect substitute for the harsh fluorescents in the Listening Room. This was a time to shine the light,

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for someone who knows an abuse survivor

Will you sit with me in my pain? Will you be there without trying to say a word? Even though I’m not as far along As you would like to see, Will you love me anyway? Will you walk with

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A former BJU Public Safety Officer speaks

I write this with some trepidation, but that hearkens back to my days in a loving, but strict IFB home. I have never been physically abused, and both of my parents were kind, Godly people with a great love for

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Bob Jones Third speaks on the GRACE report

Radio interview with Bob Jones Third, Chancellor of Bob Jones University, on September 27, 2015, with Roisin McAuley of the BBC (this section first posted at WutBJU, full interview here). Commentary on BJ3’s remarks is posted below. The part of the interview

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The Importance of Feelings

posted by Kristi Christian author, Matthew Elliott, asserts the following in Chapter 4 of his book “Feel: The Power of Listening to Your Heart”: “The problem is that we’re taught by the church and our culture that emotions are not reliable

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