Awesome Comment Award: AnotherOne on Repentance

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Frequent commenter AnotherOne had this to say in response to Doug Phillips' resignation as president of Vision Forum: I don't know what's more nauseating, his own hypocrisy, or the orgiastic confession/repentance spiel. This is one of the things that pisses me off the most about patriarchal fundigelical culture. They set up a system that gives men absolute power and stokes the fires of their insufferable egos. Then they promote perspectives on sexuality and romance that are completely out of … [Read more...]

Doug Phillips Resigns from Vision Forum, Cites Affair

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Yesterday, Doug Phillips resigned from Vision Forum citing an emotional affair with a woman other than his wife. He did not identify the woman, but has not only resigned from all leadership positions but has also cancelled all speaking engagements. Former fundamentalist homeschool mother Julie Anne describes Phillips' role in the Christian homeschooling world like this: Doug Phillips has been very influential in the sub-culture of the Homeschool Movement.  He was a popular keynote speaker at … [Read more...]

Guest Post: Containing Multitutes

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When I read Sarah's post last week, I knew right away that I wanted to share it here. I found myself nodding so hard so many times I couldn't not do so. And so with Sarah's permission, here it is for you to read as well. A Guest Post by Sarah JonesOriginally Posted on Anthony B. SusanSo I’m not a secular activist.To the horrified atheists reading my blog: let go of your pearls. To the Christians praising the Lord: this prodigal hasn’t returned. I am an atheist. I deliberately chos … [Read more...]

One Year Ago Today: My Viral Moment

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One year ago today I woke up and checked my blog's stats. I had known when I had written it that the previous day's post---How I Lost Faith in the Pro-Life Movement---would be well-read, and was curious to see what the total number of page views had been. The answer: 19,179. I was thrilled. Only one post---This Is the Most Important Election of All Time! (Again)---had ever gotten more page views. I then checked how many page views I'd had so far the current day, thinking that the number would be … [Read more...]

CTNAHM: Michael the Prophet??

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A Guest Post by AlethaOriginally posted on Yllom MormonCreated To Need A Help Meet, pp. 71---73In this chapter, we learn more about Mr. Visionary. Visionary, Steady, CommandGod the Holy Spirit is a prophet. He comes into the world with the mission of rectifying wrongs and moving men to repentance.  "And when he is come, he will reprove the world of sin, and of righteousness, and of judgement (John 16:8)". Some men are created in the image of the Holy Spirit, but that image is m … [Read more...]

“Would you like me to hold you while you cry?”

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I knew the moment I saw Sally's face that there was going to be a problem. Her face was crumpling, and I knew tears wouldn't be far behind. Sally had just finished her dance class. Her teacher had just given her and her classmates each a certificate of participation, but one girl, who had fulfilled all the requirements and was ready to move up to the next class, got a ribbon. And Sally didn't. And in Sally's four-year-old mind, this was a disaster.The tears flowed freely as we walked out to … [Read more...]

TTUAC: Anger Management, Pearl Style

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To Train Up A Child, pp.And here we begin the chapter titled "Parental Anger." NO MORE CHANCESAs I was working on this book, a young mother said to me: "I get so angry sometimes; I treat the children so badly. They just upset me. Johnny is always picking on Mary and making her whine. I have to just stay on top of them all the time to prevent them from doing something they shouldn't. What can I do to overcome my anger?"Previously, the parents rewarded disobedience by saying, "Now … [Read more...]


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