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Ep. 184: Grove City and “Wokeness,” Church Buys $8-M Mansion, and SBC Sex Abuse Costs Rise

On today’s program, The Southern Baptist Convention could spend up to $4-million to deal with clergy sex abuse issues.  And Grove City College is dealing with controversies related to “wokeness” and “critical race theory.”  We begin today with the story of a church that has paid $8.3 million for a Tampa, Florida-area estate.

Before we go:  A couple of housekeeping items, you might say.  First, I’ll be on the Pilgrim Radio Network next week to discuss the role journalism can play in reforming the Evangelical Church.  The Pilgrim Radio Network has ten stations and more than 30 translators in communities in Wyoming, Montana, Nevada, and California.  So if you can listen to a Pilgrim station, check out that conversation.  I’ll also be sending a link around in our daily emails.

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The producers for today’s program are Rich Roszel and Jeff McIntosh.  We get database and other technical support from Cathy Goddard, Stephen DuBarry, Emily Kern, Rod Pitzer, and Casey Sudduth.  Writers who contributed to today’s program include Anne Stych, Kathryn Post, Alejandra Molina, and Christina Darnell.

Until next time, may God bless you.