Adoptees: Human and Animal

by CaluluA few weekends ago Vyckie forwarded to me a link from Mother Jones magazine involving a book written by Kathryn Joyce. Her new book is about the adopt craze among the evangelical churches and is titled "The Child Catchers: Rescue, Trafficking and the New Gospel of Adoption" … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Wombness?

Happy Mother's Day. In honor of Mother's Day here's Nancy Campbell from Above Rubies claiming that as long as you have your womb you are in fact a woman. My last post was about "homeness." I thought I would stretch your vocabulary a little further and introduce "wombness." … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Woman, It’s STILL Your Fault Maybe?

From yesterday's Quoting Quiverfull by Nathaniel Darnell  on Persevero News. This is a comment that the writer of the piece Nathaniel Darnell made to a divorced homeschooling momma's question in the comments. I am sorry to hear that your husband has divorced you. This is a shame. Even so, however, my statement is still true as I explain below. … [Read more...]

Introducing Homeschooling’s Invisible Children

by Heather DoneyToday I am proud to unveil a collaborative project called Homeschooling’s Invisible Children (HIC). It is a website that collects horrific abuse and neglect cases, including deaths, of children who were homeschooled or whose parents claimed to be homeschooling them. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Not “Properly” Homeschooling Your Children

by Nathaniel Darnell crossposted at Persevero News Today many “homeschoolers” only teach their children academics at home. Many “homeschoolers” over-delegate the actual training time to other people. These families are failing to follow God’s design for family training, particularly if they are not personally directing biblical instruction … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Full Quivers?

by Colin Campbell from Meat For Men Nations and churches that willfully refuse to fill their quivers with young men and women, trained as sharp polished arrows, will stand ashamed before their enemies, whether they be physical or spiritual. The sad thing is that God is more than willing to provide us with arrows, but we are too deceived to receive them. … [Read more...]

Review: I Fired God: My Life Inside–and Escape from–the Secret World of the Independent Fundamental Baptist Cult by Jocelyn Zichterman

by Calulu When I first received this book I chuckled over the title, “I Fired God” because it seemed both humorous and sacrilegious at the same time. Firing God? How is it even possible? I quickly found out that the author should have fired her IFB God much sooner. Before reading "I Fired God" my only knowledge of the IFB was last summer's sexual abuse incident involving IFB Pastor Jack Schaap , and the writings of former IFB Pastor Bruce Gerencser. Jocelyn … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Executing Wrath?

Bart Janz, Independent Fundamentalist Baptist minister. From his sermon, “God and Government II,” Holly Ridge Baptist Church, 2006"My job [as pastor] is to execute wrath upon … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Peace?

by Nancy Campbell of Above Rubies We talked yesterday about deception. Peace is another area where we can be deceived. People often say that have peace about something, but really it is just a RELIEF from their circumstances. … [Read more...]

Silencing Techniques

by Kristen RosserHave you ever had an entire conversation that was not about the thing you wanted to talk about, but about why you needed to stop talking about it?It's called silencing. … [Read more...]


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