The Common Good

Phil Haslanger: Pondering Churches' Responses To Domestic Violence

Date: June 22, 2014

Imagine this scene: A woman has been suffering physical abuse at the hands of her husband. She finally summons up the courage to talk to her pastor about it...

The good news is that this is a fictional scenario. Most pastors these days are at least a bit wiser both theologically and practically in how they deal with someone facing domestic violence. That’s one result from a groundbreaking survey released last week by Sojourners, a national Christian social justice organization.