I can’t recommend this conference audio highly enough.
There’s been a dust-up on twitter the past couple days among some big names I won’t mention, but basically the positions are “Believe All Victims” vs “Presumption of innocence.” Sadly, these are both just slogans that carry a lot of moral freight behind them and don’t do much to clarify anything. When each side does clarify their positions, they are basically saying the same thing in practice (although I think coming from two different starting points). These conference sessions really put things in perspective and show how these arguments on twitter are just nonsense. The hard pastoral work of shepherding the victims and perpetrators of sexual abuse won’t be done by hashtags, slogans, or think-pieces.
Thanks to those who ripped the audio for me so I could listen on mobile.