This is a new series we have started running on Thursdays. Examining some of the questions involving long held Quiverfull theology and life.We have to talk about the 'C' word today: Cults. Is it possible for a Christian church to morph into a cult? … [Read more...]
by Steven L. Anderson of Faithful Word Baptist Church – 3 Ways to be a Bad Church MemberEditor's note: Sorry, but there are many reasons people might not want to socialize with people from church more than saying 'Hi, how are ya!' in the narthex. Many fundamentalist churches are filled with people that live such small lives in limited circles that the business of everyone else is upper most in their minds. I've seen tremendous 'prayer-gossip' through the years, those that pretend to be your friend and then when they hear something about you, or you shame something about yourself they then share that information under the guise of 'praying for you' like this sequence from the movie " … [Read more...]
Answering ‘Preparing To Be A Help Meet’ – Is It Right For A Mother To Keep An Adult Daughter At Home?
Another installment of giving better answers to the questions asked at Debi Pearl’s site message board for the book ‘Preparing To Be A Help Meet’. Many young ladies ask questions on all sorts of different subjects brought up by the book. There was just one big problem, many of the answers stray into either the outright bad and emotionally unhealthy to dangerous. Yes, typical Debi Pearl borderline abusive. Here’s what we’re going to be doing here at NLQ. Every week, once or twice a week, I’ll be posting up one of the questions from the message board and ask you, our readers, to answer that poor soul’s question in a way that is logical, rational and the best possible solution, in other words 1 … [Read more...]
NLQ Question of the Week: Why Do Quiverfull Families Do Awful Things To Their Families and Claim God Told Them To Do It?
This is a new series we have started running on Thursdays. Examining some of the questions involving long held Quiverfull theology and life.One thing is for certain, in our real life circles of acquaintances at the old Quiverfull churches and in Quiverfull families online people make risky, not good for their children, their families, their finances, their health, and their emotional well being all the time and justify it by claiming that it's something that God called them to do. I'm talking about when it looks to the outside world that they're doing exactly … [Read more...]
by Suzanne TitkemeyerOkay NLQers. I know this book has not much to do with what we talk about here at No Longer Quivering, but bear with me. It does in the sense that it was written by Timothy Dailey of the Moody Bible Institute and he works at, surprise, surprise, Josh Duggar's former employer - The Family Research Council. This is another book review for Patheos.~~~~~~~~~After reading The Paranormal Conspiracy: The Truth About Ghosts, Aliens and Mysterious Beings by Dr. Timothy Dailey one thing stood out to me in glaring neon - Boy, that tricky Satan is one very busy fellow with hoofs stuck in all sorts of pies. In fact, that is the main point of the entire book, anything that … [Read more...]
by Vyckie Garrison No Longer Quivering founderVery interesting ... Scott Brown recently added a video to the National Center for Family Integrated Churches network page with a disclaimer stating that NCFIC doesn't actually evaluate the churches listed in the network, and he lists seven questions to ask which supposedly will help True Believers™ find "healthy congregations." … [Read more...]
by Michael Pearl of No Greater Joy - Cloistered Homeschool SyndromeEditor's note: In which Michael claims they've been studying home to combat this "Cloistered Homeschool Syndrome and how it came about. Two mentions on the evils of television. … [Read more...]
by Samantha Fields cross posted from her blog Defeating The Dragons I grew up in a cult. ~~~~~~~~~~ That’s what I say when I have to start explaining my life to someone. As a phrase it carries a lot of baggage, but even so, it’s the easiest and most straightforward way I have to start my story. Generally I have to walk the person back from visions of Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, but as loaded as the word “cult” is, it still applies to my life. According to the research of people like Michael Langone, the Independent Fundamental Baptist church I attended for a dozen years fit 13 out of 15 qualifiers. So while I didn’t live in a bunker or on a compound, there’s really no other way to explain w … [Read more...]
by Bruce Gerencser cross posted from his blog The Life and Times of Bruce GerencserIf you spend any time reading Evangelical Christian websites, blogs, or news sites, you will likely read things like:Making same-sex marriage legal will destroy America. Removing prayer, Bible reading, and the Ten Commandments from public schools will cause moral decline. Allowing abortion to continue will cause God to pour out his judgment and wrath on America. Barack Obama is a Kenyan-born liberal, socialist, communist Muslim who plans to institute Sharia Law, set up death panels, and arrest Christians. Besides, he’s black and his middle name is Hussein. Rock music is Satan’s music and lis … [Read more...]