The Creation-Evolution Debate and the Genres of Genesis 1 & 2-3

by Kristen Rosser cross posted from her blog Wordgazer's WordsA lot of people have been talking this week about the Bill Nye/Ken Ham Debate on Creationism vs. Evolution.  So I decided to weigh in with where I stand on this issue.When I converted to Christianity at the age of 15, I was taught that one of the things I had to embrace if I was going to follow Jesus was young-earth creationism.  The Bible "clearly" taught that God had made the earth in six 24-hour days and that the earth is 6000 to 10,000 years old. So I read several books … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Boycotting The Godly Seed?

by Nancy Campbell from Above Rubies - Stronger Than Our EnemyThe enemy also wants to sneak into our family life. Once again, he gives to us parents the privilege and responsibility to watch over our family and guard against the enemy. We can take authority over him in the powerful name of Jesus. … [Read more...]

Fascinating Womanhood Review: Happiness

 by Samantha Fields cross posted from her blog Defeating The Dragons  So, it’s been a little while since we’ve delved into Helen Andelin’s world. We’re about halfway through the book, and we’ve reached the point where we’re going to start seeing a lot more ridiculous statements. On one hand, it makes it easier for me to demonstrate the absurdity of her beliefs– at times, all I’d have to do is quote what she says and even the most die-hard Vision Forum devotee would roll their eyes– but on the other hand, that makes it seem that what Helen’s promoting is so outdated that no one accepts it anymore.  That is, unfortunately, not true. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Opposite Sex Friendships?

by Jonathan Lindvall from the Bold Christian Living Yahoo Group   Do you have any ministry for teens/young people (and their parents) about   leaving a romantic relationship because it wasn't God's time yet, how to leave   that relationship and how to pursue that previous friendship as a "friendship   and sister/brother in Christ" rather than the previous romantic interest? (I   do hope I am clear - please let me know if I am not.) … [Read more...]

ATI’s Bill Gothard Sexually Harrassed ATI Workers?

by CaluluFor the past few days I've been reading through the accounts by ladies who'd worked with Bill Gothard, ATI's founder and venerated head, over at Recovered Grace. They all give very similar versions of their time with Bill, being inappropriately touched, and treated with a creepy flirtatiousness. … [Read more...]

Is God to Blame For the Weather?

by Bruce Gerencser cross posted from his blog The Way ForwardHere in rural NW Ohio, we are having a memorable winter. Record snowfalls, record lows, just the kind of weather global warming deniers love to see. There is a long-term drought in places like California and Arizona, and many places across the globe are recording record high temperatures and record high low temperatures. (the low temperatures are much higher)  Floods, tornadoes, cyclones, hurricanes,high winds, no winds, lots of rain, no rain, ice, sleet, snow, freezing rain, lightning, droughts, heat waves, record highs, record lows, along with periods of perfect, wonderful, low humidity, temperatures…just right days. The only … [Read more...]

Did I Divorce the Church?

by Lana Hope cross posted from her blog Wide Open GroundLaura Parker is one of my favorite bloggers. Fact: her blog is one of the best Christian blogs around. Laura paints and tells stories in such convincing tones.Her post today “Bride and Divoce” grasped my attention. Here’s an excerpt. If the Church is really the Bride, I’ll admit I’ve wanted a divorce for a few years now.  … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Putting Off Marriage To Get An Education?

by Kelly Crawford from Generation Cedar - Why We Should Encourage Our Children to Marry Young We could have the talk about the unnecessary hype of college but that would take too long. If we could understand that college may be necessary for highly specialized vocations, but generally, not necessary for a good education and training in most vocations, we would begin the process of demoting the college degree from some idolized status. It is now, especially in our highly technological age, only one of many ways to a higher education, not the least of which is laborious and expensive. … [Read more...]

Fitting In (Or Not)

by Kristin Rosser cross posted from her blog Wordgazer's WordsIt seems like I've spent most of my life until recently trying to fit in, and worrying about not fitting in. When I was young, like most kids who aren't into sports, fashion or other aspects of mainstream culture, I looked for alternate groups to belong to-- and found them in high school through band and the speech team, and eventually, in the church. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Addicted To Peer Interaction?

by Jonathan Lindvall on the Yahoo Bold Christian Living Group - As many of you know, the Lord has granted me the privilege to encourage a small, but growing number of saints in India to homeschool their children. (My family will be going with me for an extended time of ministry there from December through February.) One father who has just begun homeschooling his daughter wrote me this week with an interesting concern. He subsequently gave me permission to share his note and my response. He wrote: … [Read more...]