Orphan Fever

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by CaluluMother Jones magazine has finally published Kathryn Joyce's account of the Evangelical Movement's obsession with adoption and the inevitable not so great outcomes when you don't take practicalities of foreign adoption under consideration. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Smiting Over Fatherhood & Divorce?

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Colin Campbell of Meet For Men He Has a Fathers Heart  April 16, 2013 All this divorce by Christians is having a debilitating affect upon our nation, as well as future generations. We certainly need this Elijah anointing to turn our hearts back to the value of children. The "one to two children"  … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Self Pity & Sexual Immorality?

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by Jay Younts at Shepherd Press - April 12, 2013A toddler sulks because she can’t play when it is time for a nap. A nine-year-old feels deprived because he has to share the video game console with his little brother.  A young teenager thinks he is an outcast because no one who is “cool” ever talks to him. … [Read more...]

CTBHHM: In Which Mike Spills the Garbage

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 Created To Be His Help Meet, pp. 40-42Debi’s goal in this passage is to show how thanksgiving produces joy. She starts with a story called “My Jolly Playmate.” This story is sort of divided into three parts: the first part continues Debi’s pattern of urging women to just be happy rather than actually dealing … [Read more...]

Open Thread Discussion on Christian Fundamentalism

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by Vyckie GarrisonOver on the Spiritual Abuse Survivor Blog, Defeating the Dragons, Samantha is looking for input on readers' personal experiences with Christian fundamentalism.One of the questions she asks is: I know that some of you … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Victims of Gay Marriage?

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by Linda Harvey of Mission America When I was eight years old my Christmas list had one item: a bride doll. How overjoyed I was when Santa left under our tree that beautiful doll with her white veil and satin dress. This was the stuff of little girl dreams that in my future would be a wedding … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Generational Sin?

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by Doug Wilson from Blog and Mablog The Bible teaches that sin is organic. It grows and develops, and does so in a natural progression. There are many images of this, but the upshot is that the harvest of terrible consequences does not look anything like the field did when it was first planted.When sin is trans-generational, this means that the apparent innocence occurs in one generation, and the subsequent payout occurs in the third and fourth generation. So, then, when we sin with our fathers, this does not mean that everything looks the same way. The same sin may … [Read more...]

An Open Letter to Other Recent Open Letters

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by CaluluThis isn't quite a mea maxima culpa, but I did want to take some time to talk about the recent posting of two Open Letter posts involving the Hyles family, the Schaap family and the continuing mess at First Baptist Church of Hammond, Indiana. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Bad Attitudes?

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by Nancy Campbell of Above Rubies in Don't Allow Bad Attitudes - April 8, 2013 I have been posting about training our children to have obedient ears. Another important area of child training is training our children out of bad attitudes. It is the fleshly nature to respond … [Read more...]

The Jonathan Nichols Story: Growing Up Gay in the IFB Church

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by Bruce GerencserWhat follows is a brief excerpt of a story about Jonathan Nichols. Jonathan grew up in the Newark Baptist Temple,  the Independent Fundamentalist Baptist church ((IFB) pastored by my wife’s uncle, James Dennis.  The Pastor (Jamie) Overton … [Read more...]


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