Shedding The Burqa: Part 1

by Cindy FosterIt would be the last sermon we would ever endure as members of the Baptist Taliban.We hadn’t planned for it to be, even though by that time, we were painfully aware that our leaving was inevitable. It was just a matter of how and when. My husband already … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Not Wanting Children?

Lori Alexander from the blog Always Learning - February 4, 2013 She is young and happy in love.  She loves her job.  If she is unhappy at home, she becomes happy when she goes to work.  Having children frightens her.  She will have to give up … [Read more...]

A Look At Westboro Baptist From A Native Topekan

Jezebel.com posted an article about former Westboro Baptist member Lauren Drain posing for a NoH8 photography taken by Adam Houska. What was more interesting than Drain's story of life in a cult was one of the comments listed below the article, telling of what living in Topeka, … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Friendships Like Water?

Darlene Schacht at Time-Warp Wife - April 17, 2013 Nothing holds the power to negatively influence our faith more than the people we are close to. Friends can lift you up, while others drag you down faster than you ever thought possible. But when … [Read more...]

Beyonce in the Hands of Jesus Freaks

by The Crunk Feminist Collective(Editor's note: Cross-posted from the CFC site.  Posting it here because it brings up another dangerous theme in Patriarchal Christianity - racism.  Some of the other Patheos bloggers called out their commenters and others on this subtle and not-so-subtle racism that seems to be flourishing in the Fundamentalists, Evangelicals and other forms of Patriarchal faith. Regardless if … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Give To Receive?

Kelly Crawford from Generation Cedar - February 7, 2013 I have lived through turbulent economic crises, we have been the scorn of those wondering why we would be so “irresponsible” to have children on such a tight budget, we have been to the desperate … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Trusting in Wisdom?

by Nancy Campbell at Above Rubies "Whose Wisdom Do We Trust?" - February 6, 2013 I was inspired recently by reading again Psalm 104:24, ""O Lord, how manifold are thy works! in WISDOM hast thou made them all: the earth is full of thy riches."There are endless numbers of scientific books which tell us of the intricate wonders of God's creatures. We could go on and on, but what about the zebras? Did you know that no zebra has two stripes exactly alike? Everyone is different. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Loving the Truth?

by Colin Campbell at Meat From Men - February 8, 2013 The extent to which this nation knows, loves, and obeys the truth, will be the extent of the freedom we will enjoy.John 8:32 says, "Ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall set you free."Freedom! Oh what a blessed … [Read more...]

Objects Don’t Have Sex

by Sarah Over The MoonI didn’t watch the Superbowl, this year (or…any year) but conversations about Beyoncé’s halftime show caught my eye. On one hand, many felt that Beyoncé’s display of all-women power and sexuality was inspiring … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Role of a Help Meet?

Michael Pearl in "In Search of a Help Meet" Be warned, there is a general misunderstanding, among both men and women, as to the nature of a help meet. Eve was not created to just carry extra weight on the trail, or to speed up the process … [Read more...]