The “Feminization” of the Church

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by Kristen Rosser cross posted from her blog Wordgazer's WordsIn recent years a lot of people have been talking about why in most Christian churches there is an approximately 60-40 ratio of women to men.  This 2006 Biola Magazine article puts it like this: There are generally more women than men in every type of church, in every part of the world. . .A traditional explanation is that women are more spiritual than men. But the leaders of [a new masculinity] movement suggest that the church’s music, messages and ministries cater to women. . . The result of this feminization is that many men, even Christian men, view churches as “ladies clubs” and don’t go — or they often go to please their … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: African-Americans Being Targeted For Extermination by Pro Choice?

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by Matt Walsh from The Matt Walsh Blog - Black Lives Matter, So Let's Outlaw AbortionEditor's note: Instead of insisting on equal treatment of races by law enforcement and justice for the blood spilled unjustly Matt Walsh decides to hijack the issues of race and the police to use as another reason to outlaw reproductive choice. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Nancy Steals Hanukkah Day 6

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by Nancy Campbell of Above Rubies - The Way to Victory!(Editor's note - emphasis mine)Usual Nancy "Don't Complain"  rhetoric couched in Jewish holiday terms.  … [Read more...]

Not Quoting Quiverfull: When Even Conservative Christians Think Quiverfull is Wrong

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by Wade Burleson from Ethics Daily - Missing The Mark: Eight Flaws in Quiverfull TheologyFound this gem through Von Ohlman's True Love Doesn't Wait - Eight Leaps of Illogic where he attempts to take down this piece by Burleson. Obviously this is written from a conservative Christian point of view, but it looks like even the more conservative branches of religion are starting to realize what a dangerous theological bend Quiverfull is. … [Read more...]

Not Quoting Quiverfull: The Dones?

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by Mark Sandlin from the Patheos blog The God Article - The Rise of 'The Dones' as the Church Kills Spiritual Community Mark is also the founder of The Christian LeftExcellent article and observations. Many of us from the former Quiverfull community are now part of 'The Dones', being told we were never 'real' Christians or we would have never walked away in the first place.  Predictably there are a few True Believers in the comments slinging Bible verses and hate. How about you, dear readers? Are you a SBNR, The Nones or part of The Dones? … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: The Right Way to Spank?

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from Focus on the Family - The Biblical Approach to SpankingWhere in the Bible does it lay out how to spank your children? … [Read more...]

Tim Bayly Is Tardy To Our Hen Party!

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by Suzanne TitkemeyerEvangelical pastor/blogger Tim Bayly just discovered Vyckie Garrison's life story and *gasp* is busy clutching his pastoral pearls as he realizes that women are speaking out! Guessing sometimes information outside of the CPM bubble takes a while to trickle down past all those filters woven from old Bible pages.Women folks! They are speaking out 'online' and even worse, 'in real life', to the men folks! He can't understand how Vyckie could possibly have such a problem with God the Father and Christianity in general even after reading all the ways in which her own beliefs harmed her. It must be feminism according to him and his readers/commenters.He had this to … [Read more...]

Quiverific!

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by Vyckie Garrison founder of No Longer Quivering So this morning, I made a fascinating discovery: Two wholehearted, Christian homeschooling, homebirthing moms of many, Jenn and Kristen, who actually claim the label "Quiverfull" (they like to call themselves "Quiverific"!!) ... who have a YouTube channel ... Planet Mommyhood … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: UnMarried – The Movie?

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by Vaughn Ohlman from his blog True Love Doesn't Wait - UnMarried: The Review A Fantastic Movie; With A Fundamental FlawI'm not going to post the review in its entirely but you'll notice that this film carries the Kevin Swanson seal of approval and Von thinks everyone needs to see it lest our entire bedrock foundation of society (marriage) crumble. … [Read more...]

The Duggar and Bates Boys Mime in Homemade Music Video

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Your stupid Duggar-related news of the week: more than just a faux sex scandal, Michelle & Jim Bob aping their newly wed daughters kiss or scripture parrotting in response to rumors - it's the largely left as loose ends boys from the Duggar and Bates clan lip synching/air accordioning to the Lawson Bates song "Happiness is the Lord" and it's every bit as 'good' as you might imagine it to be. Sort of a fundamentalist version of a teenaged girl singing into a hair brush microphone along with the radio, except they aren't actually singing or playing any instruments. … [Read more...]


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