“We Are in No Position To Judge His Actions”

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I read every issue of World Magazine growing up, and one common advertisement in that publication was for Worldview Academy. I recently took a look at what they teach, and was struck by this: God is the creator and we are part of his creation. As a result, we are in no position to judge His actions. He reveals Himself to us, and we have an obligation to love and obey Him. I never attended Worldview Academy, but there was a time when this made sense to me. It's the message I received at my … [Read more...]

The Twelve Tribes, Child Abuse, and Michael Farris

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Last week, German authorities removed 40 children from the Twelve Tribes sect. Police raided a Christian sect in southern Germany, taking 40 children into foster care on suspicion they were physically abused and seizing sticks allegedly used to hit them, authorities said Friday.Members of the so-called "Twelve Tribes" sect acknowledged that they believe in spanking their children, but denied wrongdoing. The Twelve Tribes sect, founded in Tennessee in the 1970s, boasts 2,000 to 3,000 … [Read more...]

CTNAHM: The Proper Way for Wives to Challenge

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A Guest Post by AlethaOriginally posted on Yllom MormonCreated To Need A Help Meet, pp. 41---43Alright. We are still going through Chapter 4. So far it's been reasons why husbands need wives, and the reasons why wives need to be needed.  It's been a blast, and we've still got 20 pages to go.  Last section we ended with how men need to be challenged by their wives.  Today we're starting with a story in that vein. "Let's Go" She Said[Michael contracted encephalitis and was hosp … [Read more...]

Hana Williams Trial Verdict: Guilty

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Yesterday, Larry and Carri Williams were found guilty of manslaughter in the 2011 death of their daughter, Hana. Larry was found guilty of first-degree manslaughter and Carri was found guilty of both manslaughter and homicide by abuse. Janet Heimlich sums up Hana's story as follows: I first learned about the case when Larry and Carri Williams were arrested in September of 2011. I happened to be in Seattle, about an hour away from the couple’s gated-community suburb of Sedro-Woolley, where I was … [Read more...]

Guest Post: A Confession

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A Guest Post by TimOriginally posted on Wine and MarbleTim blogs at Good and LostI have been avoiding this all day. All week. In one way or another, I’ve been avoiding this all my life.Some of you may think you know me, but you don’t, not really. You know a version of me, meticulously maintained, that I’ve spent my life pretending to be. And I am afraid — so very afraid — that if I let that image fall, you won’t like what you see. I’m afraid you’ll laugh at me, that you’ll think I … [Read more...]

Christian Homeschool Girl. Teenage Exorcist.

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So, I was initially sure this was satire. I grew up believing in demons and believing that people could be possessed by demons and that Christians could cast out demons, but I certainly didn't travel the world performing exorcisms. Guess what? It's not satire. A trio of Christian homeschoolers from Scottsdale, Arizona, have taken up an unusual extracurricular activity on top of their academic studies---they perform exorcisms! Brynne Larson, 17, Tess Scherkenback, 17, and SavannahScherkenback, … [Read more...]

TTUAC: Children Should Be Convenient

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To Train Up a Child, pp. 5---7If I continue going through To Train Up A Child individual section by individual section, it will take me forever to get through it. Some sections are literally only two paragraphs long. So from here on out, I’ll be addressing several sections in each post, including their titles in the quotations. TRAINING NOT TO TOUCHThere is much satisfaction in training up a child. It is easy and challenging. When my children were able to crawl (in the case of one, r … [Read more...]


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