The Hobby Lobby Decision: A Summary & Explanation

A guest post by CarmenOriginally posted on facebookThere is a lot of ruckus about Hobby Lobby today, and I’ve already seen multiple sources providing inaccurate summaries about what happened.  So in an effort to summarize in one place what the decision did and did not do, I decided to do the rare act (for me) of posting a Facebook note.  I’ll try to provide a lot of background info so those who haven’t been following the case are brought up to speed. If you want to read the decision yours … [Read more...]

“Everybody Has a Past”

I recently came upon an article by Boz Tchividijian about a church that hired a known sex offender as pastor three years ago. Surprise surprise, the man was just arrested for sexually abusing a fourteen-year-old boy. But as Boz went over the church's defense of their decision to hire the man, I was struck by one bit in particular: “Everybody has a past”: All too often scripture is distorted in order to justify the blind embracing of those who have sexually victimized children. Though the int … [Read more...]

So. Hobby Lobby.

The Supreme Court's Hobby Lobby decision was today. I don't have the time to write about it right now, but I thought I'd open a thread for discussion, and also for posting links to helpful blog posts and such on the topic. I may update this post with links at the bottom over time.Here's a link to the decision itself. … [Read more...]

Should Parents Be “Involved” in Their Children’s Love Lives?

Blogger That Mom recently began a series on courtship. I don't know where she will take the subject as she goes on through the series, but I did want to touch on the premise she begins with---that parents need to be involved. The Necessary ParentWhen we attended Bill Gothard’s IBLP Basic Seminar back in the mid-80s, one of the topics he covered was dating. This was before he had moved into his courtship teachings and even before anyone we knew of had started discussing things like courtship … [Read more...]

Strong-Willed Child: Flushing Kitties down the Toilet

By VictoriaOriginally posted on Saving Victoria StrongThe Strong-Willed Child, introduction, pp. 7-10The intro is rather wordy, so I’m not going to reproduce much of it verbatim. He waxes on about how difficult parenting is, but about how it’s insanely rewarding and speaks of his own children and how much he loves them. He does use the phrase “the thrill of procreation” which made me snicker a little.Anyways. Then he describes this so-called “strong-willed child” and here is where … [Read more...]

Young Earth Creationism Isn’t Science

Seven years ago, I left young earth creationism. Three years ago, I blogged about the reasons I left. What stunned me most, at the time, was just how unscientific creationist claims were. I felt conned. When I actually looked at the science, and not just by reading Answers in Genesis and other creationist literature, the entire thing just fell apart. The rock layers don't look like they were laid down by a global flood. There are transitional fossils between humans and our … [Read more...]

CTNAHM: Let’s Talk in Circles!

By AlethaOriginally posted on Yllom MormonCreated To Need A Help Meet, 179-180In case you were thinking that men in the Christian Patriarchial culture sure have it easy, Michael is here today to tell you that you're wrong. Being a man brings with it the great, great burden of responsibilty. Poor things, it almost makes me want to serve my husband more... Not Created to ServeMy wife is telling your wives to serve their husbands. I am thankful she serves me, but we need to keep in … [Read more...]


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