Telling the Truth about Christian Institutional Sin

Joining David and Curtis this week is special guest Nancy French. In a departure from her normal work as a best selling author, Nancy has spent the last 2 years investigating cases of sexual abuse and institutional coverup at one of the nations largest Christian summer camps, Kanakuk Kamps in Branson, Missouri. Going beyond mere reporting on what happened, our hosts help frame the sad situation at Kanakuk in the broader context of the calling we all have to first tell the truth about the institutions we engage with, but also to work toward their repentance and repair.

Show Notes:

Frederick Buechner – Telling the Truth: The Gospel as Tragedy, Comedy and Fairy Tale

-Nancy French (USA Today) – Survivors, ex-employees say Kanakuk Christian camp ‘ministered’ to its sexual predators

Curtis Chang – The Southern Baptist Convention Sacrifices Congregants on the Altar of Power

-Check out Nancy French’s investigative work at

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