Linda Murphrey Writes an Open Letter to First Baptist Church Hammond

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by Bruce GerencserLinda Murphrey is the daughter of the late Jack Hyles. What follows is an excerpt of an open letter Linda wrote to First Baptist Church in Hammond, Indiana. I hope you will take the time to read the entire letter on Linda’s website: … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: What is Betrothal?

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by Jonathan Lindvall at Bold Christian Living In the story of Christ s birth we have an interesting illustration of the practice of betrothal. Joseph was deliberating what he should do with Mary, his betrothed wife, having learned … [Read more...]

Jack Schaap Gets 12 Years in Federal Prison

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Guessing that all those identical letters from IFB Schaap followers didn't help him much after the FBI called them  “ Sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity” in the sentencing memorandum.Apparently the federal sentencing guidelines … [Read more...]

SASBN: Putting an End to the Survivor Wars

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by Vyckie GarrisonBreaking free from the absolute control of a cultic group is incredibly hard - it's a soul-wrenching experience and in all honesty, none of us walk away unscathed and completely healthy. Spiritual abuse survivors are hurt, traumatized, damaged and often broken. I wish I … [Read more...]

Jack Schaap: Jesus Approves of Adultery?

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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...]

The Purity Conversation – My Two Cents

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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...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Polygamy & Christianity?

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RedLegBen on his wife's blog Sarah's Daughter - January 17, 2013 Men value loyalty. If a wife is loyal, a man will put up with a lot of crap. I have seen men put up with women putting on weight that equals the newer economy cars but remain with their wife because they are loyal.  If feminism were reversed, women would be demanded to provide sex to their ex … [Read more...]

My Wish-I-Hadn’ts

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by Kristen RosserI have, over the course of years that I've been a Christian, changed the way I think about a large number of things.  Some of the beliefs I used to hold caused me to treat people (or even myself) in ways that I'm sure now were not what Jesus wanted.  Though I'm sure I have His grace … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Dare to be Different?

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Colin Campbell Meat for Men at Above Rubies January 29, 2013 The "box" represents the ways of human wisdom. People who think outside the box have taken time to think wisely about what is in the box. If what's in the box takes us away from the time-tested … [Read more...]

The Gender Issue

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by Wendy Leifeld(Editor's note: The link for this article came into my email box (thanks Frank!)  and while it was written & originally published back in 1992 it illustrates the same struggles over gender roles occurring in churches and in … [Read more...]


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