Examining ATI Wisdom Booklets: Booklet 1 – Science Portion – How Eyes Work

by Mel cross posted from her blog When Cows and Kids CollideEditor's note: We all know that Mel is smart, educated and very analytical so it seems she is possibly the best choice as a science teacher to break down what the ATI Wisdom Booklets have wrong. Particularly in light of the fact that many Quiverfull families use the booklets as the only homeschool curriculum to teach their children. All images from Mel's blog.Due to the size of the posting and the many images this post is broken into pages. Please click Continue to go to the next page. … [Read more...]

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A Brief Visit to ‘The War Room’ – (Shut Up and Get in the Closet)

by Cindy Kunsman cross posted from her blog Under Much Grace Does anyone remember old Doug Phillips' San Antonio Independent Christian Film Festival, back before the demise of Vision Forum? Well, Vision Forum may have dissolved but its acolytes didn't. It seems that they continue to produce sappy, schmaltzy films which seem wholesome and virtuous. Those of us who are familiar with the religion and the lifestyle quickly recognize that the films like Fireproof and Courageous aren't just sugar and schmaltz. … [Read more...]

When Dangerous Fundamentalist Ideas Creep Into Mainstream Society: “War Room” Movie

by Suzanne Titkemeyer cross posted from her blog Every Breaking WaveYesterday morning I had one of the most triggering moments post-fundamentalism I've had in a very long time. It took place at the large mainstream denomination church my husband and I now attend. It involved the movie 'War Room', a recent release from the same folks that did the films, 'Fireproof' and 'Courageous' … [Read more...]

Beware of Church Planting Networks

by Emily Nielson Jones of Christian Patriarchal Watch List For Parents "For every 1 church plant by a mainline denomination, there are 9 church plants by an evangelical group, and most evangelical denominations were more open to women's leadership 100 years ago than they are today - for example, Evangelical Free, Baptist General Conference, Assemblies of God, various Holiness denominations, and the Wesleyan church.” ~ Dave Olson, Church Planter, Evangelical Covenant Church (which has a gender-balanced leadership) http://www.christianitytoday.com/gifted-for-leadership/2009/april/final-church-barrier-for-women-church-planter.html … [Read more...]

Purging My Taliban Ways

by Cindy Foster cross posted from her blog Finding FundamentalI was strolling down the aisles at Sam’s Wholesale Club one day about a year or so after leaving the church, and in the book aisle I noticed a book written by a woman from Afghanistan. It was obvious from the cover that she was a Muslim living under Taliban rule. I picked it up and began looking it over as I do with any book that piques my curiosity. I turned it over to read the back cover and was instantly captivated by what I saw. There written, was a list of rules imposed and strictly enforced on women under Taliban rule. … [Read more...]

Ten Things Reality Television and Christian Patriarchs Have in Common – Duggar Edition

by Suzanne Titkemeyer cross posted from her blog Every Breaking WaveEditor's note: I know many here have recently emailed me and I have not replied. I still cannot bend my thumb or several fingers or parts of my right hand and am having to get others to type as I dictate or update NLQ. I will attempt to answer all emails this week. Thanks for your understanding!For over two weeks now I've been mostly in the bed due to a systemic infection that nearly caused me to lose my thumb and part of my hand. I haven't been able to do much, except watch television between my bouts in the hospital. While I was horizontal and unable to use my right hand I started thinking about reality television, … [Read more...]

The Duggar’s ‘Counting On’ Television Show Premieres Tomorrow

As you can tell I've been putting off posting about the Duggars some weeks now. There's been a lot about them in the news lately but most of it is either speculation or idle manufactured gossip to promote the new series of Duggar family specials on TLC. Yes, TLC is going ahead with 'Counting On' and they've released an entire series of sneak peek videos promoting the show. … [Read more...]

Did Josh Duggar Ditch Rehab Yesterday?

According to a handful of tabloid sites Josh Duggar has likely left rehab before completing the program. Yesterday the Duggar's plane left Rockford, Illinois. Was Josh on board? According to The Inquistr: … [Read more...]

Jessa Duggar Seewald Delivers Baby Boy Seewald

No real details yet. This comes from Ben's sister Jessica Seewald's Facebook page about 8 pm est. Of course People Magazine has the news first. Will add information to this posting as it is available (likely tomorrow morning..) No word on if this was a home birth or a hospital one or how Jessa made out.  Screencap below from Jess Seewald's Facebook: … [Read more...]

Mythical Creation Science: Who Was Cain’s Wife?

by Mel cross posted from When Cows and Kids CollideA common problem pointed out by people who can read is that Cain's wife came out of the blue. Ken Ham himself decides to tackle this problem himself in Chapter 6 of The New Answers: Book 1.The Problem: In Genesis 4, Adam and Eve have sex and give birth to Cain and Abel.  They both offer sacrifices to God.  God likes Abel's sacrifice, but not Cain.  Cain gets mad and kills Abel.  God banishes Cain.  Cain has sex with his wife and they have kids.  Eventually, Adam and Eve have another son they name Seth. … [Read more...]


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