Quoting Quiverfull: You Are Doing Submission Wrong?

by Lori Alexander from Always Learning - Disastrous Results With Headship/SubmissionEditor's note: Lori gets an email from someone saying that submission didn't work for her marriage and she, of course, has to tell the lady that the writer and her husband are doing it wrong. As usual the letter writer is accused of being controlling and not minding her thoughts. Both of those are some of the more damaging ideas in Evangelical Quiverfull. … [Read more...]

QF – The View From Here – Introduction to the High Demand Group Concept

by Cindy Kunsman cross posted from her blog Redeeming DinahAll images by Cindy Kunsman from Redeeming Dinah and used with permission. This series of posts results includes excerpts from information shared with a journalist in August of 2015 who had questions about the Quiverfull Movement as it related to the Duggar Family. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Cult-like Preachers and Bonafide Church?

by Steven Anderson of Faithful Word Baptist Church - 501c3 = Lame Excuse Not to Go to ChurchEditor's note: Either Pastor Anderson is getting some pretty enormous push back from within his own church over a multitude of issues, or he's decided the best way to recruit for his hate group is by blogging because he's blogging sometimes two and three times a day now. This is a muddled mess of word salad that has to do with tax status of a church. Check out the hysterical clip of 'King of the Hill's Bobby Hill eating potato chips Anderson is using to illustrate this bit. Or if you're really desperate for a laugh read Anderson's posting explaining social media for dummies - The Green Grass of … [Read more...]

10 Reasons Calvinism Was Attractive to Me

by Lana Hope cross posted from her blog Wide Open GroundI grew up evangelical, but became a Calvinist when I was 16, and eventually started attending the Reformed Baptist church. Here’s a 10 reasons I was attracted to Calvinism.1. It made more sense from a fundamental, literal interpretation of the Bible. The Bible says, “and all those who were appointed to eternal life believed.” What else could this mean other than some were appointed and others not?2. Calvinism took fear out of hell. Calvinism says that if you desire Christ, then you are of the elect. You don’t have to sweat and pray the sinners prayer over and over. If you have desire, you're in. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: You Better Be Bowing and Scraping?

by Steven Anderson from Faithful Word Baptist Church - Appreciating Your SpouseEditor's note: To be completely fair here Anderson did mention one short paragraph about how a husband should be appreciative over a wife. But then he spent the next three paragraphs telling a wife how she is to esteem her husband. Seems a bit lopsided doesn't it. Are we really expected to make a fuss over a man doing something that is his responsibility in the first place? The sexism is rampant. Having a penis does not exempt you from doing your share of running the household and you shouldn't have to be petted and thanked every single time you manage to load the dishwasher! Ladies, when your husband lands … [Read more...]

Bonus Quoting Quiverfull: Is This Appropriate – Republican National Convention Edition?

Uttered by Pastor Mark Burns last night at the Republican National Convention:Editor's note: We've watched the Evangelicals and others on the extreme right of Christianity go from candidate to candidate and proclaim them as 'God's Choice' It seems now that most are supporting the candidacy of Donald Trump, a man that couldn't even pick out a real Bible verse as his favorite, claiming that God picked Trump. Last night this is the prayer that opened the convention and it stands out as one of the most bizarre ever spoken at a political convention. Your thoughts? … [Read more...]

Why I Hate Jesus

by Bruce Gerencser cross posted from his blog The Life and Times of Bruce GerencserI don’t hate the flesh and blood Jesus who walked the dusty roads of Palestine, nor do I hate the Jesus found in the pages of the Bible. These Jesuses are relics of the past. I’ll leave it to historians to argue and debate whether these Jesuses were real or fiction. Over the centuries, Christians have created many Jesuses in their own image. This is the essence of Christianity, an ever-evolving religion bearing little resemblance to what it was even a century ago. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Submission Shows Respect?

by Kim Cash Tate from John Piper's Desiring God - Let the Bible Tell You How to be a WomanEditor's note: This entire piece seems to me to be a gentle albeit sort of sneaky way to insist that women submit to men because Bible. What do you think? … [Read more...]

Examining ATI Wisdom Booklets: Booklet 1 – Science Portion – How Eyes Work

by Mel cross posted from her blog When Cows and Kids CollideEditor's note: We all know that Mel is smart, educated and very analytical so it seems she is possibly the best choice as a science teacher to break down what the ATI Wisdom Booklets have wrong. Particularly in light of the fact that many Quiverfull families use the booklets as the only homeschool curriculum to teach their children. All images from Mel's blog.Due to the size of the posting and the many images this post is broken into pages. Please click Continue to go to the next page. … [Read more...]

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Quoting Quiverfull: Be Frugal or God Will Take Away Your Money?

by Lori Alexander from Always Learning - Living FrugallyEditor's note: Lori's talking about how being frugal is godly, and while I think personally it's a good idea to live within your means and try to put a little aside each month it's not always that simple. Plus, in the parts of this post I skipped Ms. Alexander is making out that modern society is so extravagant that we're just one Roman orgy of consumerism from a Mount Vesuvius of debt. It's hard to make yourself save and be frugal when incentives like interest rates are so low. Does how you handle your money have any bearing on how 'Godly' you are? Money does have power, and it's been my observation that those in church with money … [Read more...]