Voddie Baucham and Dawnielle Baucham
She is known as a singer and philanthropist. Currently, she is married to NFL quarterback Brett Hundley.
She started her career as a field and track athlete in high school. She was a member of the Gardens Serra High School team and won the 4/400 meters relay race in 2011.
After high school, she went to college and majored in music and philosophy. Taking advantage of her academic knowledge, she developed a singing and writing career.
Voddie Baucham is a pastor and professor of religion at African Christian University in Zambia. He is also an adjunct professor at Reformed Theological Seminary in Houston, Texas. He has authored several books including Family Shepherds and Joseph and the Gospel of Many Colors.
He is a candidate for the presidency of the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC). Some SBC insiders and traditionalists are concerned about his potential to become president.
Baucham has a reputation as a peddler of male power, but beneath the hardened shell is a frightened child who has lost touch with the divine feminine within himself. His abuse of children, women and daughters is part of the trauma he has caused in his own life.
His abuse is a clear example of how he fails to understand the complex issues of violence and gender. Instead, he offers no compassion and focuses solely on the use of physical violence against women to solve the problems he has created in his own life. He cites the Bible and uses it to make violent threats against women, and even their children.
The problem with this approach is that it doesn’t recognize that the complexities of abuse are far deeper than the simple beatings of little girls and that they have a lot to do with the underlying spiritual wounding that has left them afraid, confused and depressed. It also ignores the broader biblical narrative about protecting the vulnerable and releasing the oppressed.
In 2019, Wayne Grudem, one of the founding fathers of complementarianism, changed his mind about prohibiting divorce in cases of abuse. That decision came after hearing about a few incidents of abuse and doing a word study of 1 Corinthians 7:15.
While he still claims to be a Christian, he is not a believer in the biblical narrative of loving and protecting the vulnerable and liberating the oppressed. His lack of empathy and awareness of the complexities of gender roles in the church has led him to a dangerous place where he promotes the use of physical violence against women, children and their parents.
He claims to be an advocate for family values and a supporter of marriage and family ministry. But he also is a supporter of the extreme complementarian movement that calls for marriage and the protection of children as sacred objects, rather than children being able to exercise their autonomy in their own relationships.
This is a serious issue that requires a deep examination. The Bible calls for love and respect for everyone, but it also makes a clear distinction between husbands and wives.
If a man is married to a woman, he must love and protect her. He must not take advantage of her and he must not use her for his own benefit.
But the Bible also tells us that a man must be a good father and protector of his children. The question is, does Baucham know how to parent his daughter?
Until he does, he will never be able to fully fulfill the mission God has given him. And he will not be able to be the kind of leader that the SBC needs to lead it into a better future.
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