Raised Quiverfull: Living the Life Complete

The Living the Life section of the Raised Quiverfull project is now completed and posted. Next week we’ll move on to the Gendered Childhood section. In case you missed any of the posts for last week, here are some ways to view them:For a summary of this section with links to each question, click here.For the questions and answers for this section on a single page, click here.  … [Read more...]

Omniscience, the Trinity, and Free Will: Why I can’t believe

An Answers in Genesis article, "Was the Cross 'Plan B'?", poses the following question: Was Jesus's death on the Cross a result of God's best-laid plans gone wrong? Did human sin take God by surprise? Was there an emergency plan B forced upon the Creator of the universe after the Fall in Genesis? The article answers this question as follows: No, Jesus went to the Cross exactly as God had intended before the world began. ... Jesus is the very design and accomplishment of God's eternal wisdom. … [Read more...]

Worthwhile Reads: The Unforgivable Sin

The Unforgivable Sin, by Sierra of The Pheonix and Olive BranchSierra's post reminded me of my own post on the subject:Salvation Anxiety and the Unforgivable SinIf you grew up in a religious family, what were you taught about the unforgivable sin? I ask because what Sierra was taught about it is very different from what I was taught about it, and that makes me wonder just how many different interpretations pastors are out there teaching! … [Read more...]

More on the Catholic Bishops…and the Girl Scouts?

I've written in the last few months about both the Catholic Bishops and the Girl Scouts, but I really didn't think I'd see them in the same story like this. Long a lightning rod for conservative criticism, the Girl Scouts of the USA are now facing their highest-level challenge yet: An official inquiry by the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops. At issue are concerns about program materials that some Catholics find offensive, as well as assertions that the Scouts associate with other groups … [Read more...]

Worthwhile Reads: Circumcision

I will not be having my son circumcised. Here are some links that deal with the issue (I do not endorse everything on these websites, and am not claiming that these links are the be all end all on the circumcision issue, only that they raise interesting points and provoke thought on the topic).The Truth about Circumcision, on Authentic Parenting12 Reasons to Say "No" to Circumcision, on Natural Family OnlineIntact America, a website with information and linksWhile these links … [Read more...]

Pro-Life Song Misses the Point

I just came upon the lyrics to a pro-life song. It's called "Mommy Don't."“I could lie in your arms on a snow bound afternoon you’d sing songs to me and God and make up pretty little tunes I’d wipe away all your tears and make you laugh at your lost career Oh, Mommy, Mommy don’t” Wow, what honesty! So, woman who is unintentionally pregnant, just ditch your career and have your baby! It'll be worth it, we promise!  … [Read more...]

Worthwhile Reads: Randomness

Atheists Need To Do a Better Job of Communication, by Friendly AtheistThe "Biblical Science" of Creationism Is Neither Biblical Nor Science, by the SlacktivistThe Battle Against the Culture Wars, by the SlacktivistHow To Win A Culture War and Lose a Generation, by Rachel Held EvansThe World: (Not So) Evil and Dangerous, by Latebloomer on No Longer Quivering … [Read more...]