The sin that dare not speak its name


Child abuse has never been a popular topic for conversation. Yet it is a reality which will not go away, and from which Christians are not exempt. So how do we respond to this phenomenon? Are there biblical perspectives from which we can draw? And can it be prevented?

John Bell is a hymn-writer, Church of Scotland minister and member of the Iona Community. He broadcasts regularly on BBC Radio 4’s Thought for the Day, and lectures at theological colleges worldwide. His most recent book is Ten Things They Never Told Me About Jesus: A Beginner’s Guide To a Larger Christ.

John Bell