Redeeming Love Review – Introduction

by Samantha Field cross posted from her blog Samantha P Field.comI had a root canal this morning and my copy of Francine River’s Redeeming Love hasn’t arrived yet, so today is just going to serve as an introduction. In case you’ve never heard of the book before I mentioned it as an option for me to review a while ago, here’s the summary from the back: … [Read more...]

Examining ATI Wisdom Booklets: Part 2 Booklet 1 – Medical Portion – Fight or Flight

by Mel cross posted from her blog When Cows and Kids CollideThis post is seven pages long and graphics heavy:Today, we learn about the fight-or-flight response.  Well, kind of.I taught a basic (~9th grade) human anatomy course for 5 years in various formats.  ATI/ATIA has taken on a huge subject in this section.  To effectively describe how the adrenal glands work, the students need to have a solid understanding of the divisions of the nervous system, how different sections of the brain work, … [Read more...]

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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...]

Health Problems Experienced by Gays Can be Cured by Jesus

by Bruce Gerencser cross posted from his blog The Life and Times of Bruce GerencserWarning! Snark ahead! Evangelicals easily offended by having their bigotry exposed should NOT read this post!Monday, the American Medical Association’s Internal Medicine Journal released a report detailing the health problems faced by LGBT people.  CNN reports: … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Let’s Kill All the Adulterers?

by Steven Anderson of Faithful Word Baptist Church - The Death Penalty For AdulteryEditor's note: Sometimes I get the feeling that Anderson purposely pulls the most controversial topics out of his rear end just to start people fighting with him. He seems to do this to fuel his massive Christian Martyr complex. This is one of those times. Yes, adultery is wrong, but death penalty wrong is a huge stretch! … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Denigrate Needs and Call Them Choices?

by Tim Bayly from The Bayly Blog - Welcome to Fatherhood: You Are What You EatEditor's note: There's so much hateful shaming over possible allergies and food needs, which do vary wildly among people, in this sneeringly awful piece on Father's Day from Bayly. He uses this awkward, blaming and silly story on food allergies and needs to slide later in the piece into saying that you cannot pick a church based on what he thinks are silly things...the pastor having hipster eyeglass frames or the style of music. Do people really chose churches or their own eating needs in such a shallow ridiculous way? I think it's likely done in all seriousness and Bayly is disrespecting people for having … [Read more...]

NLQ Question of the Week: Are No Negative Emotions Allowed Because Circumstances Are So Dire?

This is a new series we have started running on Thursdays. Examining some of the questions involving long held Quiverfull theology and life.One theme is very common in most of the female cultural enforcers writings - never complain, speak negative words, have negative thoughts about anything in your day to day life. Nancy Campbell is an expert on ringing that particular bell to control her followers. For a long time some assumed that Nancy did this for control, but several recent posts by her and others make one wonder if it's not because that the circumstances that many of these women have to live in would make a saint break down and cry. … [Read more...]

NLQ Question of the Week: How do You Stop Worrying About Hell?

This is a new series we have started running on Thursdays. Examining some of the questions involving long held Quiverfull theology and life.This week's is a tiny bit different. This is a question that came in from a lady through our Facebook page. She wants to know how you deal with getting over a fear of Hell. Any reader advice would be welcomed. Thanks in advance. … [Read more...]

Dr. Patrick Johnson and His Dangerous Advice to Depressives

by Bruce Gerencser cross posted from his blog The Life and Times of Bruce GerencserDr. Patrick Johnston is an Ohio family practice physician, founder of the Association of Pro-life Physicians, and the director of Personhood Ohio. He and his wife have nine children, all of whom are homeschooled. Several years ago, Johnston wrote a rebuttal to a post that I published about my views on abortion and personhood laws. Johnston believes there are no justifiable reasons for women to have abortions. Rape? Nope. Incest? Nope. Life of the mother? Nope or maybe. Severe physical malformation? Nope. Ectopic(tubal) pregnancy? Nope Huh? That’s right, Johnston does not think women should have access to ab … [Read more...]

Things Not Even Tolerated by ‘The World’ – Christians and Hypocrisy

by Samantha Field cross posted from her blog Samantha P Field.comA little while ago I read “All Christians are Hypocrites” by Jayson Bradley. I don’t really disagree with him or any of the points he makes, but I want to highlight something.Jayson opens his article musing that many people associate “Christian” with “hypocrite,” and I don’t think he’s wrong. However, he spends the bulk of his article pointing to behaviors that are frequently condemned by Christian culture: … [Read more...]


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