Mythical Science Creation: What About “Living Fossils”?

by Mel cross posted from her blog When Cows and Kids CollideThis chapter of The New Answers Book 4 (TNA4) edited by Ken Ham is one of the better written chapters in the whole series.  Written by Dr. John Whitmore, the chapter is a rare example of YEC literature that is readable by a scientist.Some benefits: … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: You ‘Own’ Your Children?

by Biblical Gender Roles from Biblical Gender - Does The Bible Teach The Concept Of "Human Property"Editor's note: This is one of the postings where BGR says that it's biblical and a-okay with God if people own other people because slavery is in the Bible. He is particularly enamored of the idea of the father-patriarch owning all the wives and children in their own households while still claiming they aren't slaves. I don't know, his vision of the submission of women and children reads very much like slavery from here. What do you think? … [Read more...]

News: Duggars Think TLC Didn’t Do Enough

The Daily Mail, a British newspaper, also have information from someone claiming to be a Duggar insider. They are saying that the children are most upset that they will not be on television any longer, that they thought they'd be on television forever. Poor kids, likely the only real attention they received that wasn't from one of their older spouses. … [Read more...]

Spiritual Abuse – Recommended Reading

by Cindy Kunsman cross posted from her blog Under Much GraceAccording to the Spiritual Research Network, “spiritual abuse occurs when a leader, church or belief system – whether well intentioned or not – dominates, manipulates or castigates individuals through fear tactics, mind control or some other psychological or emotional abuse.”I believe that Jesus dealt with a great deal of this phenomenon and that the Pharisees were the spiritual abusers of His day. They are shepherds who use, manipulate or hurt the sheep for their purposes.This is a difficult thing to understand at first, especially if you are in a church and believe that your pastor or church leadership has subjected you … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Constant Child-Rearing Is Rest?

by Nancy Campbell from Above Rubies - God Has A Better Place For YouEditor's note: Doubling down on lack of all understanding of what words actually mean is Nancy Campbell insisting that quivering mothers with broods of children live in rest. Yes, she is talking about a mental/emotional/spiritual rest but it is very different than the realities of serving in a large family. It's easy for Nancy to rest as she has a staff of Above Rubies girl interns doing the hard stuff and before that a pile of African adoptees working, at least before she disappeared them. This is exactly the kind of thinking in quiverfull that will make you lose your mind trying to carry it out another with ten million … [Read more...]

NLQ Question of the Week: Why Deny Emotions and Feelings?

This is a new series we have started running on Thursdays. Examining some of the questions involving long held Quiverfull theology and life.Nancy Campbell of Above Rubies posted this at her 'Encouragement' section this week in a posting titled 'It Comes Back To Our Attitudes': … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Part 32 – Homeschoolers Embracing The World?

by Michael Pearl from No Greater Joy - Jumping Ship Part 5Editor's note: Whew! Last piece. When I started posting this series I had no idea it was so long and that Michael was hawking a book to go with this series written back in 2006. In this final bit Michael tells male parents that they likely having fully repented yet and that he can see right through them. Blaming and shaming is Mr. Pearl's real focus in this series of articles, not helping avoid kids leaving their parent's worldview. He just wants to shame. … [Read more...]

Weekly Duggar News – Jim Bob & Michelle ‘Know’ God Wants Them To Have A Television Show

There's been a great deal happening in the Duggar-Sphere I've not posted here. But after reading Jim Bob and Michelle claiming that their television show was part of God's plan to minister and evangelize I could not allow that to pass unremarked here.From People Magazine) - The Duggars Heartbroken Over Cancellation and again this is stated by an 'unnamed insider' so there's no telling how much actual truth there is to it. … [Read more...]

News: Does Fundamentalist Christianity Make Joining A Cult Movement More Likely?

There has been an article on Buzz Feed being shared on Facebook and other social media this week about a young woman raised in a fundamentalist home-schooling Christian family in Chattanooga, Tennessee. What makes 29 year old Ariel Bradley unusual is that after that type of upbringing she is now living in Syria as the ISIS-supporting wife of an Iraqi born husband.From Buzzfeed: … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Part 31 – Homeschoolers Embracing The World?

by Michael Pearl from No Greater Joy - Jumping Ship Part 5Editor's note: Next to last piece of this series, hallelujah! So Michael thinks that God has some sort of heavenly computer that He downloads prayers on? Since when did sharing your pain with God turn into a thing you should not do, because we all know that Mikey would be calling for lightning bolts down on the head of any child that defied him like this. Plus how are you going to lend this runaway son pots and pans or do his laundry if he's cut off all communication with you? Rule Five is pretty ridiculous because many of things suggested seem to me like that are going over the line and borderline meddling into his new life. I so … [Read more...]