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Russell L. Meek

Russell L. Meek is an author at Religion News Service.

All Stories by Russell L. Meek

The SBC’s Ronnie Floyd fails his Ezra moment on sexual abuse

By Russell L. Meek — September 30, 2021
(RNS) — Prayer and fasting has convinced the SBC's Ronnie Floyd to prevent Southern Baptists from repenting.

Cedarville’s plan to save Anthony Moore abandoned its students — and Moore

By Russell L. Meek — April 28, 2020
(RNS) — Welcoming an admitted sexual offender into the sort of environment that facilitated his previous crime did not show love for him or the student body.

The SBC’s same-sex abuse problem

By Russell L. Meek — December 18, 2019
(RNS) — If our zeal for a biblical view of sexuality outshines our desire to protect the people in our churches, something has gone very, very wrong.

David raped Bathsheba, and why that matters

By Russell L. Meek — November 1, 2019
(RNS) — If we can use a softer label or somehow chalk sexual violence up to lust or hormones or a woman’s seduction, those who defend or cover up for clergy sexual abuse are off the hook.
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