News & Links: Saturday December 8, 2012

Why Churches Are Dying from The Christian Left offers a quick explanation of how a successful church can quickly devolve into hateful behaviors that run off members –

Interesting thoughts on the ‘War on Christmas’ from a pastor at the Sojourner website –

From Mercy Ministry Survivors – Recovery of my Christian Faith post-Mercy Ministries –

Vyckie Garrison spoke at Eschaton 2012 in Ottawa, Canada last week. Coverage from the Ottawa Citizen

How the Amish discipline their children –

Couple who prayed for their daughter as she died from untreated diabetes may face no jail time –

Frank Schaeffer talks about his journey out of being a controlling Evangelical father –

Wonkette reviews the A Beka textbook “World History & Cultures in Christian Perspective” in their piece Fun With Christianists –

Bill Reichart of Ministry Best Practices compared people leaving a church to excrement in Top 10 Reasons People Leave Your Church.


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NLQ Recommended Reading …

Breaking Their Will: Shedding Light on Religious Child Maltreatment‘ by Janet Heimlich

Quivering Daughters‘ by Hillary McFarland

Quiverfull: Inside the Christian Patriarchy Movement‘ by Kathryn Joyce


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  • sandra heretic

    Why do the religiously motivated child-spankers all act like corporal punishment is the only way to instill self-discipline? No one likes an undisciplined person who cannot govern temper, behavior, or words. But why is physical pain considered the only way to develop that discipline?