Welcome!

This site is where you can find links to most of my published essays and articles on Baptist clergy sex abuse, church cover-ups, and clergy accountability systems. If you’re here, that’s probably what you’re interested in, and I hope you may find something helpful.

Mostly, I’ve written about abuse and cover-ups in the largest Protestant denomination in the country, the Southern Baptist Convention. But I’ve also written about abuse in other Baptist groups and about other ways in which religion can get twisted into a force for oppression and hate. My book, a combination memoir and exposé, is This Little Light: Beyond a Baptist Preacher Predator and His Gang.  I’m proud that it’s been used in law school classes on child abuse & the law. I hope some part of it may have some small influence on people younger than me to bring about change.

Sometimes, I write and speak on other topics as well. For example, I’m fascinated by the ways in which traumatic experiences lodge in the body’s tissues, and by the use of yoga as a tool for healing traumatic injuries.

My thanks to every reader who has shared some part of my journey.


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