25 Lies My Church Told Me

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by Boze Herrington cross posted from his blog The Talking Llama Last month in the week leading up to Christmas I and some of my friends on Twitter started our own hashtag trend, #LiesMyChurchToldMe. For two and a half days people tweeted the bewildering, puzzling, hilarious, and occasionally disturbing things that had been presented to them in church as the “plain teaching of Scripture.” … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Were We Even Watching the Same Program?

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by Laurie Higgins of Illinois Family Association, part of the American Family Association in an email that went out yesterday This past Sunday night's Grammy awards was a tragic freak show that demonstrated the entertainment industry's arrogance, ignorance of marriage, and disregard for children. It was a gawdy (sic) spitball hurled in the all-seeing eye of a holy God. … [Read more...]

Why Ex-Christians Don’t Trust Evangelical Christians

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by Bruce Gerencser cross posted from his blog The Way Forward Evangelical Christians get upset when ex-Christians like me question, deflect, or reject their “love” and “friendship.” Take for example, a few comments on my recent post, When Evangelical Christians Say God speaks to Them: … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Sweetness & Light Always?

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by Nancy Campbell from Above Rubies - We Can't Get Away With It Life is like a boomerang. What we say and do will always come back to us. We can't get away with anything. What we sow into our family life we will reap, not only in this life, but in generations to come. Our attitude and the words we speak (or don't speak if it is the "silent treatment") into our husband and children's lives will reap a harvest of blessing or ultimate destruction. … [Read more...]

True Love Doesn’t Beat Their Precious Children

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by Suzanne Calulu cross posted from her blog True Love Doesn't Rape One thing I can count on daily with picking articles and updating No Longer Quivering. It's that I will view theology and quotations that will make me nearly sick. The one taking my breath away right now is Paige Coleman's "Pearls Before Swine". She's defending Michael and Debi Pearl, saying that they are not responsible for the death of Hana Grace Williams, even if the Williams hadn't admitted they were using the child discipline advice in the Pearl's 'To Train Up a Child' … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Reasons Not to Send Daughters to College?

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From the blog Strange Figures, a long list of commentary by Kevin Swanson - Homeschoolers, we can do better “Now remember, the goal is that these women have to be independent. The goal is lots and lots of birth control. The goal is lots and lots and lots of fornication. The goal is abortion. The day-after pill will help. And it will help a lot. Remember, the goal is to get that girl a job because she needs no stinkin’ husband, she’s got the fascist corporation and government-mandated insurance programs and socialist welfare that will take care of her womb to tomb. … [Read more...]

The Dark Side of Faith

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by Boze Herrington cross posted from his blog The Talking Llama There is a dark side to religious devotion that is too often ignored or denied. As a means of motivating people to be cruel or inhumane—as a means of inciting evil . . . there may be no more potent force than religion. When the subject of religiously inspired bloodshed comes up, many Americans immediately think of Islamic fundamentalism, which is to be expected in the wake of the September 11 attacks on New York and Washington. But men have been committing heinous acts in the name of God ever since mankind began believing in deities, and extremists exist within all religions . . . Plenty of these religious extremists … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Qualified to Teach?

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From Kelly Crawford's blog Generation Cedar - Homeschooling Q&A Part 2:  "Am I Qualified to Teach My Child?" “I’m thinking  of homeschooling and have a question: How do you teach a subject that you personally struggled with?  I’m not sure I have the skills it would take…”  Tonya … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: So Abolitionists & Pro Lifers Are Alike?

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by Brent Aucion from John Pipers Desiring God - The Frontlines of the Pro-Life Movement How should Christians respond to these attacks on crisis pregnancy centers? First, Christians should see crisis pregnancy centers as arms of the church fighting for the oppressed, much like the anti-slavery organizations of Antebellum America. Secondly, we should take heart, remembering that the much-maligned abolitionist societies persevered and, in the end, prevailed. But, thirdly, we must remember that their success was not guaranteed and it came at a cost. … [Read more...]

Love & Death in the House of Prayer (A Rolling Stone Expose)

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By Boze Herrington cross posted from his blog  The Talking Llama Hello, everyone. I’m back from a month-long blogging break. The big story of the day is this investigative piece by Jeff Tietz for Rolling Stone Magazine about the cult I was in and the loss of my best friend. He does an excellent job of explaining how the group formed and how it all went wrong, and paints a beautiful picture of Bethany as she was known to those who truly loved her. … [Read more...]


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