News: ‘Penis Homes’ Mark Driscoll Steps Down

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Remember all that message board drama with Mars Hill Pastor Mark Driscoll posting about women being nothing more than 'Penis Homes' and his online moniker of William Wallace II? Turns out it was enough to torpedo his position as senior pastor at Mars Hill Church. He stepped down this week. … [Read more...]

News: Hillsong United Pastor Being Investigated For Possible Abuse

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Looks like Brian Houston, Hillsong Senior Pastor, is in trouble for how the church handled allegations of sexual abuse against children by his father Frank Houston, founder of Hillsong and others connected to the church.  Looks like their parent organization, the Assemblies of God, may also be culpable as well.Sounds more than just a little incestous in the leadership of the AOG and Hillsong - … [Read more...]

When the Christian Issue Comes Home

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by Melissa cross posted from her blog Permission To LiveA close friend called to tell me that I had a new religion in the family. After nearly 20 years as a strong atheist-identified family, my family scratched one member off the list. “Have you heard about Jessica?” she asked. “She just announced on facebook that she’s a Christian.” … [Read more...]

Vyckie Garrison on Atheist Analysis Show

by Vyckie Garrison, founder of NLQ So ... chatting with the guys from "Atheist Analysis" last night was good ... these people are the "real deal" and I wish them every success in their efforts to encourage deep thinking about important issues. … [Read more...]

Update to Fundraiser

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by Angel - Vyckie Garrison's eldest daughter Yesterday, I was hyper-aware of all the ways I live that I have my mom to thank for. As I pass another car, I hear my mom reminding me should see both headlights of the vehicle in my rear view mirror before I pull into their lane. I heard the old song, "Flowers on the Wall", … [Read more...]

Exploring Trust in Forgiveness (What can we learn from the tragic death of Braxton Caner)

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by Cindy Kunsman cross posted from her blog Under Much Grace A Reposting from the blog series on forgiveness, repentance and reconciliation from 2012.  What can we learn from tragedy - the loss of Braxton Caner?  What hidden lessons can we find? ~~~  The Importance of Trust-building in Forgiveness … [Read more...]

Patriarchal Ideas in Modern Culture: Adrian Peterson’s Child ‘Discipline’

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by Suzanne TitkemeyerFor all our conversations here at NLQ over the horrible child abuse disguised as discipline you'd hope that the world outside of the fundamentalist evangelical Christian bubble would be free of this abuse, that parents would realize that most studies on physical violence as discipline show it does more harm than good. Sadly that's not the case.  This weekend the news proved yet again how pervasive these harmful patriarchal bad theology really is. The NFL's Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson was indicted on charges of 'reckless or negligent injury to a child' by a grand jury in Texas. … [Read more...]

The Place Where Light Enters

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by AJ from her blog I Am Phoenix A friend shared with me the other day a bit of wisdom that hit a thirsty place in my soul. It has soaked into my skin, and I hear it beside me each time I turn my head. So I thought I would share it with you here today."The wound is the place where the Light enters." - RumiThat is all. … [Read more...]

News: More Rumors on Possible Jill & Derick Dillard Reality Show

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So this doesn't mean it will happen but there's more talk of it. Not sure how reliable a site that misspells one of the subject's names could be. This all almost sounds like something cooked up by the Grandma Duggar publicity machine.From the site Enstaz - Jill Duggar, Derrick Dillard News 2014: Fans Are Urging Couple To Do Their Own Reality Show and Get Pregnant Some of the comments on Duggar's Instagram account include, "I hope TLC follows you like they do @annaduggar and @joshduggar!! We learn so much from all of you! So thankful for your family" as well as, "Please have some kids!! LOL. U guys will have very handsome babies." … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Buy Used and Save the Difference?

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by the Duggar girls, Jill, Jana, Jessa and Jinger Duggar in their book "Growing Up Duggar" page 17 Very interesting in light of the preparations for Jill's recent wedding.  And since our favorite shopping style is frugality, our favorite places to shop are thrift and consignment stores. If you shop there enough (and we go fairly often!) you can find great clothes at great prices. … [Read more...]


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