It’s time for another Lesbian Duplex thread! If you have a link or article or interesting thought that’s not relevant to an ongoing thread, you can share it here. If a conversation on another post has turned entirely off topic, you can bring it here also. Click through to read more! Read more

Saturday Link Love is a feature where I collect and post links to various articles I’ve come upon over the past week. Feel free to share any interesting articles you’ve come along as well! The more the merrier. Click through to read more! Read more

Many of my readers here noted that Rivers was a romance novel author before she became a Christian and switched to writing Christian romance. It would be interesting to go back and read some of her earlier work. I imagine we would find many of the same themes—abusive, handsy men and women who are smitten with them nonetheless. What’s baffling is not that she would bring these themes into her Christian romance, but that so many evangelical leaders would praise her work.  Click through to read more! Read more

Much of what is alleged to be discrimination is simply U.S. society (or part of it, at least) becoming less comfortable with discrimination and bigotry against LGBTQ individuals. Conversations about Christian colleges’ accreditation and the recognition of Christian student groups stem from concern about these organizations’ discriminatory practices. We can talk about whether accreditations should be at risk, but let’s not pretend this is just about people hating Christians.  Click through to read more! Read more

Homeschool advocates promise that homeschooling will fix all manner of ills. Growing up, I thought homeschooling made me somehow better than other kids. It was a common attitude. We looked down on public school kids. But it turns out that homeschooling can be just as fallible as any other method of education. Click through to read more! Read more

Michael talks about marriage as through there are only two options—constant fighting over who gets to be on top—who “wins”—or wifely submission that leads to a calm, peaceful household as the husband is now free to love his wife without all of the fighting. He is mapping this same dynamic on children.  Click through to read more! Read more

Right when things were going so well Hummel had to jump in with the “don’t fund their sin” and “don’t soften God’s chastening hand” and “don’t rescue them out of the pigsty.” That pigsty mention is definitely a reference to the story of the Prodigal Son. The idea, I think, is that the Prodigal Son had to come home on his own, but the way Hummel phrases it just feels off. Click through to read more! Read more

It’s time for another Lesbian Duplex thread! If you have a link or article or interesting thought that’s not relevant to an ongoing thread, you can share it here. If a conversation on another post has turned entirely off topic, you can bring it here also. Every week, I put up a fresh post. I’ve added a “chatter” tab under my blog banner that will direct readers to these discussion threads, so no one will have to worry about digging for one. In any case, my comment policy lays out the house rules. Click through to read more! Read more

Saturday Link Love is a feature where I collect and post links to various articles I’ve come upon over the past week. Feel free to share any interesting articles you’ve come along as well! The more the merrier. Click through to read more! Read more

Ah, so this is interesting: Rivers’ view of research is to read primary sources like Josephus and Caesar and the Gauls. This is not the first time I’ve heard this view. Some years ago my conservative mother praised a book about George Washington that she had gotten for my father by noting that the author, who was not a historian, had spent twenty years “reading all of the primary sources.” Click through to read more! Read more

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