Jack Schaap: Jesus Approves of Adultery?

We're coming up on the sentencing of First Baptist Church of Hammond, Indiana's ex-head pastor Jack Schaap. I believe it's a week from tomorrow.This morning coming out of station RTV6 comes word that the Feds have released some new information on the … [Read more...]

How Male Dominated Religion Bleeds Women

by Cindy FosterMy husband, Paul, and I were enjoying some Mexican food at a restaurant near where we were staying in Houston last night.Sitting at a table in very close proximity to ours was a Muslim family.  We see a lot of Muslim families these days, but more so … [Read more...]

Does Jack Schaap Deserve to Go to Jail?

by Bruce GerencserIf you are unfamiliar with the Jack Schaap story, please read these posts.In a few weeks, we will all learn exactly how long Jack Schaap, disgraced Independent Fundamentalist Baptist (IFB) pastor of First Baptist Church of Hammond, Indiana, will be behind bars.  Some people think Schaap should be castrated and locked up for … [Read more...]

As Iron Sharpens Iron

by Betty CruxSome individuals, it seems, have been granted a God-ordained license to criticize.When I moved after college, I began work for a certain restaurant known for its chicken appendages and orange shorts. Now before your start clutching your chest, I’m not here to debate the morality … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Love is a Choice?

Voddie Baucham from his book "Family Driven Faith" Many of us have completely divorced the concept of love from the mind and will. We speak of the heart as though it were the opposite of the mind and the will when in fact the mind and will are precisely … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Older Single Women?

Jonathan Lindvall of Bold Christian Living Still, Biblically, the parents' role (and particularly that of a woman's father) is very significant. I suppose it is theoretically conceivable the Lord would lead a woman to enter a betrothal covenant and marry without her father's … [Read more...]

The Purity Conversation – My Two Cents

by Kristen RosserIt appears to have started with a blog post called I am Damaged Goods by Sarah Bessey, in which she says:In the face of our sexually-dysfunctional culture, the Church longs to stand as an outpost of God’s ways of love … [Read more...]

Bible Spice & Blame Shifting – Adventures in Recovery

by Calulu“Tell me what you want, what you really, really want..” - The Spice Girls from their song “Wannabe”One of those many things I've come to view differently after leaving Patriarchal Fundamentalism is the tendency of those I was around to blame … [Read more...]


by SamanthaBetty, Joan and Peggy from the AMC show "Mad Men"(Editors note: Betty Draper Francis is one of the clearest representations of what the old fashioned complimentarism that patriarchal religions push as the only answer.}The first time I ever heard … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Helicopter Parenting?

by Mary Pride in Homeschool World 2008 You might be thinking, "Who cares how a bunch of rich snobs raise their kids?"The reason I brought all this up is that today's middle-class homeschooling (and other) parents are in the same boat as yesterday's Harvard parents.They knew that the right … [Read more...]