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Charges dropped against former Village Church children’s minister Matt Tonne

By Emily McFarlan Miller — September 1, 2020

(RNS) — The district attorney moved to dismiss the charges, alleging ‘the complainant cannot and has not positively identified defendant as the person who committed this offense.‘

Cedarville professor fired over allegations of misconduct

By Jack Jenkins — April 24, 2020

(RNS) — ‘If I had known these items at the beginning, I would not have attempted the plan for restoration,’ Cedarville University President Thomas White said in a statement.

The Village Church sued for more than $1 million over alleged abuse at church camp

By Emily McFarlan Miller — July 29, 2019

(RNS) — A young woman who was allegedly sexually assaulted by a youth minister at a church camp when she was a child is suing the Village Church for more than $1 million for gross negligence and the emotional distress the abuse has caused her.

Not just churches: Camps are also prone to child sexual abuse

By Yonat Shimron — June 18, 2019

(RNS) —  The camp where a counselor was arrested last week for “inappropriate touching” is not accredited by the American Camp Association.

Matt Chandler, megachurch pastor, addresses allegations of abuse at Village Church during SBC meeting

By Adelle M. Banks — June 11, 2019

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (RNS) — Matt Chandler, pastor of the Village Church outside of Dallas, defended his church against reports it had mishandled allegations of abuse.

Former staff member at Dallas-area megachurch indicted for indecency with a child

By Emily McFarlan Miller — January 28, 2019

(RNS) — A former associate children’s minister at The Village Church, a Dallas-area evangelical megachurch, has been indicted for indecency with a child involving sexual contact.

Shepherds, shamers, and shunners: The rise of church discipline in America (Part 2)

By Jonathan Merritt — June 4, 2015

Some conservative Christians are promoting a more aggressive approach to church discipline. But others say this approach does more damage than good.

Shepherds, shamers, and shunners: The rise of church discipline in America (Part 1)

By Jonathan Merritt — June 3, 2015

Some conservative Christians are promoting a more aggressive approach to church discipline. But others say this approach does more damage than good.

Christian author breaks silence, shares horrors of breast cancer battle

By Jonathan Merritt — January 14, 2015

Her books have sold nearly a million copies, and she speaks to tens of thousands annually. Now this Christian author is talking openly about her quiet battle with breast cancer.

Pastor Matt Chandler talks redemption–from substance abuse to serial failures

By Jonathan Merritt — June 24, 2014

Many believers get burnt out on faith, exhausted by efforts to “work harder” to be holy. But mega-church pastor Matt Chandler says this is neither necessary nor possible.

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