The Duggar Family and ATI (plus disgraced leader Bill Gothard)

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by Lana Hope cross posted from her blog Wide Open GroundI recently read through the book The Duggars: 20 and Counting. I remember meeting the Duggars  at an ATI homeschool conference about 15 years ago.  Because I grew up under the same program the Duggars are involved in, there were a lot of ATI lines that jumped out at me in the book. I am talking blatant Bill Gothard, ATI, IBLP lines. (If you don’t know the acronym, they are fancy words for Gothard’s Christian programs and seminars.) Here they go. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Nudity in Entertainment is Always Porn?

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by John Piper from his blog Desiring God - 12 Questions to Ask Before You Watch "Game of Thrones" A day later, Adam emailed to ask: “Pastor John, what would you say to a Christian who watches the cable TV show Game of Thrones?” This is a television series rated TV-MA, and has become rather infamous for its explicit nudity and sex scenes, and for graphic scenes of rape and sexual violence against women.Game of Thrones is now the most popular series in HBO history, with an average audience of more than 18 million viewers.What follows is a slightly edited transcript of John Piper’s response in today’s episode of Ask Pastor John. … [Read more...]

Christian Reconstruction, ATI, Abuse, & Submission: Modesty and Lust Part 5

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by SJ Reidhead cross posted from her blog The Pink FlamingoI’m not a strong advocate for sex outside of marriage.  I am certainly no advocate for adultery, which I think is wrong.  It’s one of the Ten Big Ones, as in Thou Shalt Not.  But, fornication, which is sex between individuals who are not married either to one another, or anyone else, is not considered a major sin.  I do think, though, it is an invitation to complicate one’s life.  That’s why I avoid the subject, and the process.  It’s complicated, complicating, and just tends to get in the way of life.  Maybe that’s a cop-out, but I have enough problems right now.  I don’t need to deal with the emotional ups and downs of an involv … [Read more...]

Me, My Period and Jesus

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by Samantha Field cross posted from Defeating The DragonsWe’re not under The Law anymore.It’s the typical Christian go-to explanation for why modern believers usually don’t attempt to follow all the prohibitions laid out in the Torah. We’re in the Church Age now, which means were Under Grace, which means those rules don’t really apply to us anymore. We can eat all the bacon we want. Of course, since I grew up in fundamentalism, I occasionally ran into families and churches that did actually try to do their best to follow “The Law,” although the way they applied it was a little silly. No eating pork or crab, but they were fine using the same bowls for cereal and stew.However, even … [Read more...]

Preparing To Be A Help Mate: God Needs Our Prayers – Part 2

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by Mel cross posted from her blog When Cows and Kids CollideFor this next paragraph, find a place where you can read aloud to a friend with a good sense of humor.  Let each sentence build a sense of increasing desperation and importance.  Whoever bursts out laughing last wins.God Designed His Will To Come About Through PRAYER Do you pray for those who bear responsibility for your well-being?  Your father will need wisdom to know how to deal with the young man who comes to ask for your hand in marriage. Your pastor might know a young man who would be a good mate for you.  Why would your pastor think to bring this young man to your father's attention?  Have you prayed for your pastor … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Christian Bakers Are Modern Day Holocaust Jews?

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From Raw Story - Tony Perkins: Christians forced to bake cakes for gays like forcing  Jews into Nazi ovensTony doesn't seem to realize the moment you invoke Nazis, Hitler, the Holocaust or the Third Reich you've invalided your own argument by your hyperbole. Perkins reached for a more recent historical analogy to compare the state’s actions to Nazi Germany. … [Read more...]

Convergent Books and Evangelical Imprimatur

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by Samantha Field cross posted from her blog Defeating the Dragons If you’re not familiar with the term imprimatur, it’s a Latin expression that means “let it be printed.” It’s associated with the Roman Catholic Church, and depending on the context, was used to actively censor books that either a) disagreed with the Church’s teaching, or b) could possibly damage the Church’s reputation. Many of these books– banned because they contained “doctrinal or moral error,” supposedly– would appear in the Index Librorum Prohibitorum. Books included in the Index could not be printed, and considering the influence that Roman Catholicism had over Europe during the dawn of movable-type printing, this reli … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Overcoming Temptation Makes You Like Jesus?

From Rick Warren of The Purpose Driven LifeIs this just more control and brainwashing thought or something to be considered? Discuss. QUOTING QUIVERFULL is a regular feature of NLQ – we present the actual words of noted Quiverfull leaders and ask our readers: What do you think? Agree? Disagree? This is the place to state your opinion. Please, let’s keep it respectful – but at the same time, we encourage readers to examine the ideas of Quiverfull honestly and thoughtfully. Comments open below NLQ Recommended Reading … Quiverfull: Inside the Christian Patriarchy Movement by Kathryn Joyce 13:24 - A Story of Faith and Obsession by M Dolon Hickmon<A HREF="h … [Read more...]

News: Evangelical Christians Are Cheating?

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The site frequented by people who want to cheat on their spouses, Ashley Madison, has conducted a survey asking their users to identify which religion they are. The results were surprising.Of the people who agreed to take the survey it looks like Evangelical Christians are the ones seeking to break the 7th Commandment in Exodus 20. Surprising information seeing as they are the very ones making all the fuss about modesty, no sex outside of marriage, no sex before marriage. Guess it's another case of 'Do as I say, not as I do.' … [Read more...]

Farris: Patriarchy Makes Kids Gay and Atheists

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by Libby Anne cross posted from her blog Love, Joy, FeminismIf you read my blog, you’re probably aware of the Christian homeschooling subculture’s patriarchy problem. A variety of prominent Christian homeschool leaders have been promoting patriarchal family structures at homeschool conventions and in homeschool publications for well over a decade, and two of those leaders—Bill Gothard and Doug Phillips—have recently fallen, engulfed in scandal. Michael Farris, another prominent Christian homeschool leader, has since come out criticizing these leaders and the “patriarchy” they taught. Now Farris has openly criticized “patriarchy” as part of a keynote address while keynoting at a homeschool … [Read more...]


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