by Meadow Rue Merrill | Feb 17, 2021 | News |
Five years ago I eagerly shared with readers that internationally known Christian apologist Ravi Zacharias was speaking in Bangor. The event, Why Jesus?, sold out, packing the Cross Insurance Center with 6,755 people. Among them were a load of high school students I’d wrangled onto a bus.
by Meadow Rue Merrill | Aug 7, 2019 | Book Reviews, Faith Notes |
When it comes to admitting where we’ve made mistakes, the Christian church has often failed to walk in the way of humility, love and repentance set out by Jesus. Two important new books seek to change that by wrestling with the sexual abuse crisis in the church and gender-based violence around the world.
by Meadow Rue Merrill | Nov 27, 2017 | Faith Notes |
It shouldn’t happen, but it does. To remain silent is to take the side of the abuser, rather than the victim of abuse. What am I talking about? Sexual harassment, assault and abuse in the church. Maybe those three last words don’t come as a surprise, considering the swell of abuse claims against priests in the past decade. But many incidents of church abuse are never reported.
by Meadow Rue Merrill | May 1, 2015 | Faith Notes | My husband Dana swears it wasn’t his fault. We were squeezed in the tiny galley of our kitchen. As I tried to move around him, my baby toe caught the underside of his shoe, partly ripping off my nail. “Why did you do that?” I looked at him aghast as my toe throbbed...
by Meadow Rue Merrill | Oct 15, 2013 | Faith Notes, Monday Meditations | Ever been in a situation where you saw someone in need and didn’t know how to respond? Did you get help? Or did you, like me, quietly walk away? That mom pushing her baby through Wal-Mart this morning, cart piled with cereal and apples and milk, that was me. My...