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Barbra’s Story Part One: At Cookeville Christian School

Because Ted Anderson was a graduate student at Bob Jones University at the time he was allegedly abusing girls in the Christian school where he was the principal (his dissertation can be seen here) . . . because some of the

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Jesus Loves Me: An Abuse Survivor’s Story

Although the author of this blog post speaks for herself and tells her own story, BJUGrace, as her publishing platform, through documentation and written statements from several witnesses, has sought to do due diligence to confirm that her story is

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What Helps, What Hurts

written by a sexual abuse survivor who attended the Shining the Light Conference 2015 in Greenville, SC Imagine that someone comes to you and tells you that they are being (or have been) sexually abused? How do you react? What

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An open letter to Steve Pettit regarding Baptist Pioneer Mission

written by Kristi and sent December 8th, 2015. As of today Mr. Pettit has not replied. Dear Steve Pettit, I’m writing to you because I would like to find out why the University continues to associate with Baptist Pioneer Mission. According to the GRACE report, Baptist Pioneer

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Three College Shipwrecks, by Bob Jones Sr.

We repost this fund-raising speech of Bob Jones Senior’s without judgment on whether or not the stories he tells are fabricated. We simply would like for readers to consider that, in light of the GRACE report and many other stories

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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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