Category Archives: Sexual Ethics

Wineskins: “Fighting Pedophilia in the Church: A Special Ops Ministry” by Jimmy Hinton

Please take the time to read the recently posted Fighting Pedophilia in the Church: A Special Ops Ministry by Jimmy Hinton. Also his’ earlier articles: Protecting our Children from Pedophiles: Practical Steps for Parents, Churches and Organizations to Identify and Address This … Continue reading

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Thom Rainer: Warning Signs of Ministerial Affairs

The experts say that something like 30% of Christian pastors and ministers will, at some point in their careers, succumb to sexual temptation. It’s a shocking figure, but I think it’s about right. I have many friends in the ministry … Continue reading

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Legal Conclusions from Licking Baptist Church, Part 3

An element of the Licking Baptist Church case that’s not been commented on in the media is the significance of 1 Corinthians 6 on such disputes — (1Co 6:1-8 ESV)  When one of you has a grievance against another, does … Continue reading

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Legal Conclusions from Licking Baptist Church, Part 2

As we considered in the last post, after the girls raped or molested by the associate pastor of the Licking Baptist Church were disfellowshipped by the church, the pastor pled guilty and served seven years in prison. The girls, when … Continue reading

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Legal Conclusions from Licking Baptist Church, Part 1

Licking Baptist Church is a small congregation in Hebron, Ohio, founded in 1807. It has no website that I can find.  And some terrible things happened there. As one blogger explains, In 2005, Pastor Lonnie “Joe” Aleshire Jr. admitted to … Continue reading

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Ministers Guilty of Sexual Sin: Lessons from Penn State Etc.

This is longer than usual but very important. I’m an elder and I’m a lawyer. I counsel churches about all sorts of things, in both capacities. And sexual sin by a leader — a minister or even an elder — … Continue reading

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Ministers Guilty of Sexual Sin: Christian Chronicle Editorial

From the January 2011 edition of the Christian Chronicle — The automatic reaction of some is to attribute the recent cases [of sex between a minister and a teen] to young, single ministers. In the cases referenced, though, the ministers … Continue reading

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