In today’s episode, we begin a sensitive and challenging topic that has affected many individuals and communities: abuse and the church. Rev. Andrew Compton is joined by Rev. Danny Patterson of Second Parish OPC in Portland, Maine. Rev. Patterson recently taught an interim course at the Seminary on this subject. In this introductory episode, Rev. Compton and Rev. Patterson will explore some of the complexities and challenges surrounding abuse within the church. They will explore recognizing and responding to such abuse in the weeks ahead.