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Oct. 7, 2019: Beth Moore on complementarianism and sex abuse, Tebow visits prison, Demi Lovato baptized in Jordan River

Oct. 7, 2019: Beth Moore on complementarianism and sex abuse, Tebow visits prison, Demi Lovato baptized in Jordan River

Daily Radio Script - Monday, Oct. 7, 2019

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Beth Moore answers: Does complementarian theology cause abuse within the Church?

Bible teacher Beth Moore says that while complementarian theology does not necessarily cause abuse in the Church, having too few women in power has directly contributed to the sexual abuse crisis in the Southern Baptist Convention.

The founder of Living Proof Ministries delivered a message titled “The Courage to Confront the Crisis of Abuse in the Church” at the Caring Well conference hosted by the Southern Baptist Convention's Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission.

Complementarian theology, Moore explained, became “such a high, core value, that it inadvertently ... became elevated above the safety and well-being of many women."

“I’m saying it is imperative, if the SBC is to become a healthier church culture, that she [the church] be protected from abuse and from exploitation for the sake of owning all the power,” she explained. “We must be willing to courageously face all that makes us vulnerable.”

“Misogyny has no place in those who are being conformed to the image of the Lord Jesus Christ,” she declared.

Norway refuses to reunite mother with son despite victory at top European court

The Norwegian government is refusing to reunite a mother and her son despite Europe’s top human rights court ruling last month that the country’s child services agency violated the mother’s parental rights by allowing foster parents to adopt her son against her will.

Lobben’s son was taken into the custody of Norway’s controversial child services agency, Barnevernet, when he was just a few weeks old. 

The court found that the Barnevernet violated Article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights guaranteeing respect for the right to “private and family life.”

The court’s ruling in favor of Lobben requires the state to give custody of the son to his birth mother. But the Norwegian ministry of children and families indicated in a letter to the Norwegian Parliament late last month that it will pay the fine issued by the court but will not give Lobben custody of the child.

Hundreds rescued from Nigerian 'house of torture' posing as Islamic reform school

Hundreds of boys have been rescued from what has been described as a Nigerian “torture house” that posed as an Islamic reform school. Activists say the revelation is an indication more children could be suffering abuses at similar schools nationwide.

Many of the victims held captive at the facility showed signs of abuse, torture and starvation. 

Kaduna Police Chief Ali Janga described the facility as a "house of torture" and a place of human slavery. He told news outlets that eight suspects — most of whom were teachers — have been arrested.

Tim Tebow makes surprise visit to maximum security prison, shares Gospel with inmates

ESPN football analyst Tim Tebow made a surprise visit to the Alfred D. Hughes maximum-security prison on Thursday.

“So encouraged by what God is doing at Alfred Hughes prison and grateful for the time spent with my new brothers in Christ today!” he wrote on Instagram.

Alfred D. Hughes maximum-security prison holds over 2,000 inmates and Tebow met with a group of them where he shared the Gospel and took part in a pushups contest that he lost.

“Excited to see how they will use their lives for the Kingdom as they grow closer to God and encourage others to live in faith,” he said.

Demi Lovato gets baptized in Jordan River 

Pop superstar Demi Lovato, who has been on a hiatus from music since she nearly died from an overdose in July 2018, was recently baptized in the Jordan River.

Lovato took to Instagram on Tuesday to share a photo of her baptism during a recent tour of the Holy Land. 

“There is something absolutely magical about Israel. I’ve never felt such a sense of spirituality or connection to God … something I’ve been missing for a few years now. To be baptized in the Jordan river — the same place Jesus was baptized — I’ve never felt more renewed in my life.

"This trip has been so important for my well-being, my heart, and my soul. I’m grateful for the memories made and the opportunity to be able to fill the God-sized hole in my heart. Thank you for having me, Israel."

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