Churches should be safe places but too often they have failed to protect the most vulnerable among us. The Southern Baptists are facing the need to address and correct a culture of abuse and cover-ups. What can we learn from their example and how should we act in this season of pain? Chris Brooks and Dan Darling of the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission discuss problems, solutions and the people who really matter!
Daniel Darling is Vice-President for Communications of the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention, and Pastor of Teaching and Discipleship at Green Hill Church, Mt. Juliet, Tenn. He writes regularly in a range of publications, including Christianity Today, The Gospel Coalition and others. His work has appeared in USA Today, Huffington Post, National Review and he hosts the weekly podcast The Way Home.
Dan is married to Angela and they have four children.
Chris Brooks is the Teaching Pastor of Woodside Bible Church, a multisite congregation across the metro-Detroit area. Chris served for 20 years as the Senior Pastor of Evangel Ministries, a thriving 1600-member church in the heart of Detroit. He also served as the campus dean of Moody Theological Seminary in Plymouth, Michigan. A popular Detroit radio host since 2005, Chris is author of Kingdom Dreaming and Urban Apologetics. He graduated from Michigan State University with a BA in Finance, completed his MA in Christian Apologetics at Biola University, and graduated from the Oxford Centre for Christian Apologetics. He is currently pursuing a DMin degree at Asbury Theological Seminary. He and his wife, Yodit, are the proud parents of Christopher, Zewditu, Cameron, Judah, and Sophia.