104: Our Secular & Evangelical Cultures Do Not Understand Abuse

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Trigger Warning: This episode contains references to grooming and sexual assault. 

Purity Culture is part of the reason why our secular and religious culture’s still don’t know what to do with abuse. We are so many years out from #MeToo and #ChurchToo but current events tell us we are not learning our lessons. Today we look at the grooming in the best selling novel The Time Traveller’s Wife, recently adapted into a series for HBO, and the ongoing comeback of John Crist. We cover:

  • Jess going on maternity leave
  • The Time Traveller’s Wife HBO series (spoiler alerts!)
  • is what happens in this story grooming?
  • What does purity culture have to do with John Crist?
  • Crist’s past two years in a three act structure
  • What hope is there for alleged abusers?

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Show Notes:
The Time Traveller’s Wife (IMDB)
29: Is It Time to Mute John Crist?
18: Are Evangelicals Addicted to Lust? (with Dr. Samuel Perry)
Talking Back to Purity Culture by Rachel Welcher
‘Canceled’ John Crist has a new book, tour, and comedy special (Christianity Today)
John Crist Cancels 2019 Tour Dates After Reports of Sexting, Harassment, Manipulation (Charisma News)
Comedian John Crist: ‘The Biggest Hypocrite Was Me’ (Christianity Today)
‘Canceled’ John Crist Has a New Book, Tour, and Comedy Special by Kate Shellnut (Christianity Today)
Annie F. Downs apology video
John Crist on TPUSA Live at Turning Point Americafest
Louis C.K. Wins a Grammy for His Comedy Album About Cancellation by Savannah Walsh (Vanity Fair)
Jessica VanDer Wyngaard