Quoting Quiverfull: Blaming Disasters on “God’s Wrath”?

From The Examiner - GOP Candidate claims autism and dementia are God's punishmentSuzanne Atanus, Republican candidate for U.S. House of Representatives in Illinois, claims autism and dementia are God’s punishment for abortion and LGBT rights. Atanus claims that God is “angry” with the United States and has sent scourges like autism and dementia to punish the American people, according to a report published Jan. 22 by the Chicago Daily Herald. … [Read more...]

International House of Prayer: One Year Later After the Death of Bethany Deaton

Does anyone remember the death of IHOP intern Bethany Deaton? More than a year ago we mentioned her death in several different pieces and said we would be doing any followup to the case we saw.In the time that has passed since Bethany was found murdered in her van not much has changed. Her husband, Tyler Deaton, has moved to another area and taken a job as a teacher, Micah Moore,  the man that confessed has gone to trial and Mike Bickle distanced himself and IHOP from the Deatons, even going so far as to teach on what constitutes a cult in the wake of allegations about Tyler Deaton's group. Rolling Stone Magazine has researched and written an in depth article about the death of Bethany … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Defending The Pearls and “To Train Up a Child”?

by Paige Coleman of Delivering Women From the Snares of Death blog - Pearls Before SwineFor those of you who left nasty comments online, please be adequately informed before you raise your voice in protest. Humbly consider what you say to your children and what you say to others.  If you call for the banning of “To Train up a Child” because of the actions of those who read it, then by following your own logic, I could call for the banning of the examiner’s website.  After all, the author of the article clearly provoked you to anger.  Let’s blame him instead of you!  If Michael Pearl is responsible for Carri Williams’ anger, then the examiner (sic) is responsible for yours. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Half Mothering?

by Nancy Campbell of Above Rubies - Half Mothering or Full Mothering? Christ, who lives in us is "prophet, priest, and king." I believe that every father should be a prophet to his family, seeking God for His ways and speaking God's counsel to His family. But, we as mothers also have a daily responsibility to speak the counsel of God to our children. Motherhood is even more than nurturing, feeding, and caring for our children. It is our God-given duty to feed their souls and spirits as well as their bodies. Even more so. … [Read more...]

Does God Love Us Unconditionally?

by Bruce Gerencser cross posted from his blog The Way ForwardAsk an Evangelical Christian if God loves humans unconditionally and they will likely respond with a resounding YES! God loves us no matter what we do, they will say. If the person is familiar with the Bible, they might even quote Romans 8:38,39: For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord. … [Read more...]

Apostate: What Kevin Swanson Gets Wrong About Thomas Aquinas

by Lana Hope cross posted from her blog Wide Open GroundI am reading through Kevin Swanson’s latest book Apostate: The Men Who Destroyed the Christian West.The first man on Swanson’s list is St. Thomas Aquinas. Oh, yes, according to Swanson, Aquinas is an apostate who destroyed the Christian west. In fact, St. Thomas was the foundation of our western apostasy and the decline of the Christian west. Quoting Swanson, “If the foundation was compromised, the building was doomed from the start.” … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: What Does Mary Pride Believe In Besides Homeschooling?

by Mary Pride from her Facebook pageLuke 6:45 for of the abundance of his heart his mouth speaketh. New data on the connection between abortion and breast cancer: "A powerful new study from China ... a meta-analysis pooling 36 studies from 14 provinces in China, showed that abortion increased the risk of breast cancer by 44% with one abortion, and 76% and 89% with two and three abortions. … [Read more...]

Why I am a Christian Feminist

by Samantha cross posted from her blog Defeating the DragonsSo, I got an interesting question on twitter this morning. “John” asked me “how does modern day feminism and Christianity complement each other?” and it occurred to me that while I’ve talked a lot about how I became a feminist, and why I’m a feminist, and why I think Christianity desperately needs feminism . . . I don’t think I’ve talked about why I specifically identify as an egalitarian and Christian feminist, even though I’ve spent quite a bit of time talking about why I disagree with complementarianism. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: So Many Children You Cannot Remember Their Names?

by Nancy Campbell from Above Rubies - Whoever You Are, Let's GoAre you as guilty as me? Whenever I would address one of my children, I would usually have to say all the names before I got to the right one! … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Don’t Worry About If There’s Enough?

by Nancy Campbell from Above Rubies - Can God  Provide For Another Baby? Many husbands feel the weight of providing for another mouth to feed and therefore don't want to have any more children. And many mothers feel like this, too.But, dear mother, God has promised that He will never fail us. David confessed, "I have been young, and now am old; yet I have not seen the righteous forsaken or his children begging for bread" (Psalm 37:25). … [Read more...]