News: Jessa Duggar’s Scavenger Hunt Proposal (in Other Words: Perfect For Television Show)

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According to the website The Stir Jessa Duggar's intended Ben Seewald set up a 'special' proposal day, filmed for inclusion in this season's TLC show "19 Kids & Counting". Does this not smack of ratings desperation to anyone else?The Stir - Jessa Duggar Had to Say 'Yes' After Ben Seewald's Elaborate ProposalThe day of the actual proposal began with a plane ride piloted by Jessa's brother John-David Duggar, from their hometown of Springdale, Arkansas, to Eureka Springs, Arkansas. JingerDuggar accompanied Jessa as a chaperone, because of course. According to the family's blog:Throughout the day, Jessa had to get a hole-in-one at a miniature golf course, collect a dozen roses fr … [Read more...]

News: Mark Driscoll – Too Rude and Brash or Guilty of Something Much Worse?

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I'm sure many of you here have been keeping abreast of the hot water that Mark Driscoll keeps finding himself in. Charges of plagiarism, foul language, total control over his followers, and appropriating church funds for usages not for the church among other charges.The controversies that Mars Hill pastor Driscoll is embroiled in have become so awful that not only has he been removed from the Acts 29 ministry and Lifeway Christian store pulled all of his books from their shelves but now many are calling for him to step down from the pulpit.  Former members of Mars Hill have ramped up their cries for him to leave Mars Hill leadership.Driscoll has been one of the leading voices pushing … [Read more...]

News: Jill Duggar Dillard is Pregnant

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There's been speculation over if the marrying Duggar children will follow in their parental Quiverfull footsteps. Josh and Anna Duggar have 3 children in a quick span of years and now this news comes, so it looks like yes, the Duggar married children so far will be Quiverfull and have many children.Did Jill and Derick plan the wedding around her ovulation time? Is it really a smart idea to announce your pregnancy to the world when you're only just found out?  This brings up so many questions.From People magazine (wondering what all these Duggar exclusives are costing them?) - Jill Duggar Pregnant … [Read more...]

Homeschoolers Anonymous: Calling All Alumni of Christian Homeschooling: We Have a Survey For You!

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by R.L. Stollar cross posted from Homeschoolers Anonymous Homeschool Alumni Reaching Out (HARO), HA’s parent non-profit organization, is happy to announce our first-ever comprehensive survey: the 2014 Survey of Adult Alumni of the Modern Christian Homeschool Movement. This survey is open to any adult homeschool alumni (18 years old or older) raised in a Christian homeschool environment. For the purposes of this survey, “alumni” designates everyone homeschooled for the majority of their K-12 education; in other words, for at least 7 years. The survey is open to anyone in that category, whether your experience was positive or negative and whether you are still a Christian or not. By “Christi … [Read more...]

News: Jessa Duggar Officially Engaged

Apparently Ben Seewald (he of the anti-Catholic rant and posing with assault rifles) popped the question last night to Jessa Duggar, just in time for the new season of the Duggar family's television show "19 Kids & Counting" How very convenient for them and their publicity machine. This is according to the E! Entertainment News website.Wonder if they'll ever find a beau for eldest daughter Jana? Feeling bad for her now that two younger sisters are escaping/escaped the nest.Another Duggar daughter is off the market. Jessa Duggar of TLC's 19 Kids & Counting got engaged to Ben Seewald Thursday night, TLC is confirming.Jim Bob Duggar had this to say: … [Read more...]

PHC Chancellor Michael Farris Responds to Independent Review Committee Report

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by R.L. Stollar cross posted from Homeschoolers Anonymous Yesterday the Independent Review Committee (IRC) of Patrick Henry College (PHC) made public to PHC alumni their final report and recommendations about campus sexual assault. Requested by PHC’s alumni association and commissioned by the college on February 19, 2014, the the IRC’s purpose was to conduct “an independent review of the New Republic incidents, and those propounded by any other past allegations of sexual assault, either in this audit or a separate one.” (“The New Republic incidents” refer to numerous cases of sexual assault and harassment at PHC as reported by Kiera Feldman in The New Republic.) The committee consisted of 8 … [Read more...]

News: It’s That Duggar Time of the Year

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.... right before a new season of '19 Kids and Counting' premiering on The Learning Channel. So that brings with it a bumper crop of odd Duggar-related stories as their PR machine kicks into high gear. We'll spare you all the articles celebrating Jill and Derick Dillard's 'weekiverseries'Rather than do a posting of each one I'm just going to list them here.Josh Duggar poses with assault rifles and toddlersMichelle Duggar talks special wedding giftBen Seewald's mea culpa for his anti-Catholic rant turns into a 'Come To Jesus'Josh Duggar and family release DVD showing them preaching at the White House and other venues … [Read more...]

A Little Housekeeping….

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There will be no updates between tomorrow noonish and Friday afternoon. Patheos is doing an upgrade on all platforms in that time. Regular postings will resume on Saturday so don't freak out if there's nothing new between Thursday morning and late Friday. Here's hoping this improves user and admin experiences!Carry on..You should be able to continue to comment on posts whie this upgrade is taking place.Comments open below NLQ Recommended Reading … Quiverfull: Inside the Christian Patriarchy Movement by Kathryn Joyce 13:24 - A Story of Faith and Obsession by M Dolon Hickmon<A H … [Read more...]

Persecuted – The Movie!

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Evangelical movie 'Persecuted' is being released shortly. Here's a description of the movie from the movie website - The new movie Persecuted opening in July 2014 depicts evangelist John Luther as the last obstacle in the way of sweeping religious reform. When a Senator frames Luther for the murder of an innocent teenage girl, an unprecedented era of persecution is unleashed. An evangelist turned fugitive, Luther’s mission brings him face-to-face with the coming storm of persecution that will threaten the entire Christian community in America. View the trailer here … [Read more...]

Happy Memorial Day: Open Thread

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NLQ would like to thank all those who have served in the United States Military AND all those left behind at home or as a military spouse supporting those veterans for their service. Especially now that it seems  there is less support for our warriors and their families from the government. Thank for your service. … [Read more...]


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