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Past articles by Ken Walker

Exposing the Deeds of Darkness

Charisma, Nov/Dec. 2022

In the 13 years since she resigned as the director of a Planned Parenthood clinic, Abby Johnson has become the nation’s largest abortion provider’s worst nightmare.

Reaching out to women who recoil at the reality of abortion once their eyes are opened, the Austin, Texas resident has helped more than 625 leave the industry through her ministry, And Then There Were None (ATTWN). She released an account of their experiences in the 2018 book, The Walls Are Talking: Former Abortion Clinic Workers Tell Their Stories. READ MORE

Thugs in the Pulpit

Avail Journal, Spring 2022

When a well-known megachurch leader stepped down recently to deal with charges he broke the law, it was only the latest in an ongoing series of ministry resignations or firings stretching back years. Many allegations deal with such abusive behavior as bullying, arrogance, strong-arming staff members, or leaders treating themselves to lavish benefits not readily available to other staff members. In some cases, adultery.

“There’s always a mixture of stuff,” says Lance Ford, a former church planter and author who advocates a less business-driven, CEO model of church leadership. “It’s not just sexual impropriety, it’s the controlling leadership which very much echoes corporate America—dominating people, the very thing Jesus said not to do.” READ MORE

God Restores Retired Pastor’s Sight

AG News, Mar. 31, 2020

When Chisholm Trail Assisted Living in Duncan, Oklahoma, shut its doors to visitors in mid-March because of COVID-19, fellow residents asked Paul A. Beasley, 62, if he would take over as leader of their Sunday School class.

The only problem for the retired AG minister: being able to read lessons in the Baptist quarterly being used. In 2018, Beasley had been diagnosed with macular degeneration, the same incurable eye disease that had caused blindness in his mother, Margaret, before her death. READ MORE

Venezuelan Refugees in Dire Straits Find Hope with Foursquare, Oct. 8, 2019

An attorney who once lived in an affluent area of Venezuela, Ligibet Karola Montes Rangel and her husband—a graphic designer—never dreamed they would wind up wandering the streets in Maicao, Colombia. With Ligibet pregnant and no medical help or supplies available at home, the Rangels joined millions of Venezuelans who have sought refuge elsewhere amid their nation’s political conflict and collapsing economy. READ MORE

Opioid crisis emerges as key W. Va. Baptist ministry

Baptist Press, Oct. 25, 2018

Soon after West Virginia Baptists passed a resolution last November urging churches to get involved in addressing the opioid crisis, the state’s Upper Ohio Valley Baptist Association started preliminary planning for a Celebrate Recovery group.

After five months of leader training, an interdenominational group of churches in the Moundsville area hosted their first Celebrate Recovery meeting in early September. READ MORE

Leading Family Life into the Future

Today’s Christian Living, July/August 2018

David Robbins and Meg Gieselmann met at the University of Mississippi. A junior and leader of a Cru (then Campus Crusade for Christ) community group, David found himself captivated by this freshman newcomer. Because of his leadership position, David held off asking Meg out until after the semester. But it only took a couple dates before he declared, “I don’t know where this will lead, but I want you to know I’m serious.” READ MORE