“How To Win Over Depresson” – review – 113 – 136

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by Samantha Field cross posted from her blog Defeating The Dragons For new readers: this post is part of a regular blog feature, where I read through influential books on Christian living. The beginning of the series covering Tim LaHaye’s How to Win Over Depression is here; you can also read through my series on Helen Andelin’s Fascinating Womanhood, John and Stasi Eldredge’s Captivating, Mark and Grace Driscoll’s Real Marriage, and Rob and Kristin Bell’s Zimzum of Love. ~~~~~~~~~ These two chapters were repetitive, so I’m going to do my best not to rehash things I’ve already commented on. A few things jumped out to me on this reading of “How to Overcome Self-Pity,” especially one thing in … [Read more...]

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News: Steven L. Anderson Hate Group Targeting Arabs in Dearborn, Michigan?

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Everyone's favorite 'let's kill all the Gays' pastor who is also a Holocaust-Denier is going to be in Dearborn, Michigan at the end of the month. Why Dearborn? Because they have a 41% population group that happens to be Middle Eastern. Anderson is exporting his hatred of everyone, Jews, Arabs, Muslims, Catholics and all other religions that aren't a handful of his approved Independent Fundamentalist Baptist churches. … [Read more...]

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Quoting Quiverfull: Sorry I’m Not Perfect For My Future Husband?

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by savabrown14 from the blog Loved By I Am - Dear (Possible) Future HusbandEditor's note: This is one of the hateful things about Fundamentalist/Evangelical Quiverfull, the 'not good enough' syndrome while being pushed to be perfect. Where's the grace in this or in being allowed to be human, warts and all. Nice slut shaming in there too over supposed immodesty by girls your future husband might encounter in day to day life. A man looking at a beautiful woman is not a sin any more than the writing have had crushes on various men or having emotions. So many things here going on at once. … [Read more...]

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Are Pedophiles Hanging Out At McDonald’s And Starbucks?

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by Bruce Gerencser cross posted from his blog The Life and Times of Bruce GerencserIf you spend any time reading Evangelical Christian websites, blogs, or news sites, you will likely read things like:Making same-sex marriage legal will destroy America. Removing prayer, Bible reading, and the Ten Commandments from public schools will cause moral decline. Allowing abortion to continue will cause God to pour out his judgment and wrath on America. Barack Obama is a Kenyan-born liberal, socialist, communist Muslim who plans to institute Sharia Law, set up death panels, and arrest Christians. Besides, he’s black and his middle name is Hussein. Rock music is Satan’s music and lis … [Read more...]

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Quoting Quiverfull: Part 3 – Sodom & Gomorrah Are In Your Family?

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by Michael Pearl from No Greater Joy - This Is The Last Righteous GenerationEditor's note: Another phony letter and internet blaming. The same internet that Michael Pearl uses to spread his poisonous message. … [Read more...]

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The Problem With How Fundamentalists Use the Word Individualism

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by Lana Hope cross posted from her blog Wide Open GroundOver at No Longer Quivering, Kristen examines an article written by a passionate complementarian. Complementarianism, as you probably know, is the belief that men and women are different, so different that they have different roles, with the man being the leader and the woman being called to submit. The main argument of the article that Kristen examines is that egalitarianism, the belief that women and men are equals in the fullest sense of the word, is negatively intertwined with the modern notion of individualism. … [Read more...]

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News: HSLDA’s Newest Defense Case – The Naugler Family

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Initially wasn't going to post about Kentucky CPS seizing all ten children in the Naugler family since it's been well covered at both Homeschoolers Anonymous and in great depth by Kathryn Brightbill. But.. more and  more comes out each day on this family. The Naugler parents are claiming that they've been targeted by CPS because they practice 'Free Range Parenting' and are 'Unschooling' the children, but that doesn't seem to be why CPS acted. Stories are emerging about things like piles of garbage, human feces and glass being rife on the homestead as well as the photos of the family home, basically a tent top with three stick walls they've lived in even in the cold of winter. Failure to … [Read more...]

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Quoting Quiverfull: How Not Voting Is Actually Voting?

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by Zsuzsanna Anderson from Are They All Yours?!?! - Okay, I VotedEditor's note: This is Pastor Steven L. Anderson's wife's response to another piece quoted here where she explained all the reasons why women should not vote. She got push back on that issue from her own group of supporters. Here's how she claims she votes. Lots of shaming and blaming as usual. Emphasis below mine on something she claims others do when it's obvious she too wastes time online. I would check to see if her pants were on fire, but she thinks wearing pants is a sin. Is her skirt scorched and smoking yet? … [Read more...]

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The First Thread

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by Suzanne Titkemeyer cross posted from her blog What Would Roger Sterling Do?A few weeks ago NLQ blogger and friend Bruce Gerencser asked for readers to ask him any question that they liked and he would try to answer it.If you don't know Bruce you should scooch on over to his blog - The Life and Times of Bruce Gerencser - and have a read. Bruce's life story is a fascinating one. He used to be an Independent Fundamentalist Baptist minister for many years and now he's an atheist. … [Read more...]

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The Preacher: The Life and Times of Donald A. Hardman – A Book Review

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by Bruce Gerencser cross posted from his blog The Life and Times of Bruce GerencserLaura Hardman, wife of Fundamentalist Baptist Evangelist Don Hardman, has written a biography about her husband titled The Preacher: The Life and Times of Donald A. Hardman. The self published book is 201 pages long. In 2010, Laura published an autobiography titled Laura’s Light. The book was published in 2010. You can read my review of the book here. … [Read more...]

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