Russell L. Meek (PhD Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary) is a writer, editor, and lecturer in Old Testament and Hebrew at Ohio Theological Institute. When he isn’t working, he's spending time with his (much) better half, Brittany, and their three sons. You can follow Russ on Twitter: @russ_meek.

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Why Social Media Is a Last Resort for Survivors of Clergy Abuse

by Russell L. Meek 01-09-2020

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The church shouldn’t need a hashtag to shame it into taking sexual violence seriously. Abuse survivors shouldn’t have to look to Twitter and Facebook and blogs to find a place to belong, to be believed, and to give voice to their trauma.

Jules Woodson: Andy Savage 'Has Disqualified Himself from the Pulpit'

by Russell L. Meek 11-14-2019

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Andy Savage’s website includes several blog posts about how to be a good parent and husband, but Jules Woodson says that he sexually assaulted her while she was a minor and he was her youth pastor at a Southern Baptist Church (SBC) in Texas.

Racism, Sexism, and A Lust For Power in the Southern Baptist Church

by Russell L. Meek 10-18-2019

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I have the right degrees from the right institution and I hold the right theological positions. I’m an inerrantist, I hold to the Baptist Faith and Message 2000, and I am gravely concerned that our history of political maneuvering has cloaked a love for power in the language of right theology.