Is a 34 Year Old Murder Case Connected to New Bethany Home for Girls?

by Bruce Gerencser cross posted from his blog The Life and Times of Bruce GerencserEditor's note: Sharing this because it seems like another horrible failure with living and dead victims connected to the Independent Fundamentalist Baptist Church. For more information on the crimes connected to New Bethany Home read New Bethany Home for Girls endured 30 years of controversy, leaving former residents wondering why and The Long Road to New Bethany and Back by the New Orleans Times - Picayune newspaper … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: What Does That Love Look Like Exactly?

by John Piper of Desiring God and The Council on Biblical Manhood & Womanhood as quoted at Ladies Against Feminism - Christian Love and Putting on ChristEditor's note: For a people that constantly brag about love I'm not seeing it at all. We do get to witness hate, discrimination, racism, pressure to conform, and a great many other things that don't exactly ooze love. I see a lot of hypocrisy in this statement. What do you think dear readers? … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Michael Pearl’s Puberty

by Michael Pearl from his book "Created To Need A Help Meet" and cross posted from Aletha's blog Yllom Mormon (Molly's Evil Twin)Editor's note: I was going to do another chapter of Nancy Campbell's 'Be Fruitful and Multiply' book today but I seem to have misplaced that dreadful tome. Instead here's what Michael Pearl had to say about his puberty! It's pretty frightening. Aletha is doing a review of his book CTNAHM at her blog, it's right on the money. I need a different graphic for this, something like a dropped and shattered coffee cup because this is pretty bad.  … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Emotions and Thoughts Are Sin Too?

by John Piper from Desiring God and Council on Biblical Manhood & Womanhood tweeted and then deleted. From Spiritual Sounding Board's Facebook page.Editor's note: One of the most poisonous teachings in the world of both Quiverfull and Evangelical Christianity is that your own feelings and emotions are a sin. They take the notion that anything you think or feel is sinful when if you take an objective look at the Ten Commandments all of the rules stem from actions, not thoughts or emotions. Demonizing emotion is a good way to ensure your flock stays feeling guilty at all times and firmly under the control of the cult leader. … [Read more...]

Why I Can’t Go To Christian Conferences

by Kristen Rosser cross posted from her blog Wordgazer's Words Canadian author and Christian blogger Sarah Bessey wrote on her blog this week a piece called In Which I Have All the Feelings About Conferences.  Here are some of the things she said: Conferences are the new church planting phenomenon: everyone wants to do it. Everyone thinks theirs is different. Everyone thinks they’ll be the real voice of Jesus or the one to reach their generation. We’ve got a niche for you! conferences for everyone! you get a conference! and you get a conference! and you get a conference! but part of me doesn’t like conferences – not as a model, not as an experience, let alone as a method for real and lastin … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Seductive Women Are As Bad As Male Rapists?

Good catch by Calvinist Janeway! She posted this on her blog Explorations in Egalitarianism - John Piper, Rape, Seduction, and Sin Leveling The quote is something that was tweeted by John Piper of  Council on Biblical Manhood and Womanhood.Editor's note: Piper deleted this shortly after posting it on Twitter. He must have gotten some well-deserved fundigelical push back over this idea that somehow female seducers and male rapists are the same thing. A seducer can be resisted, but a rapist takes violently what he wants. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Be Careful What You Read?

by  Mrs. W. A. Carbone as posted by the Botkin Sisters at Visionary Daughters - Christian Romance NovelsEditor's note: This was originally published back in 2006 at Visionary Daughters. While I know Christian romance novels must exist somewhere are they a common thing? This sounds like it's harmless escapist fantasy literature. Is escapism literature really a sin or a much needed break occasionally from endless laundry and child rearing?  Thoughts? … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Annihilation is What Non-Believers Crave?

by John Piper of Council on Biblical Manhood and Womanhood and Desiring God on his Twitter feed.Editor's note: Word salad with a ridiculous idea. Annihilation is no reward for anyone and not something people really want, except perhaps a very few languishing on Death Row inmates somewhere. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Bill Gothard’s Teachings Are in Prisons?

by Jinger Duggar from the book 'Growing Up Duggar' pages 211 - 212Editor's note: The first time I read these passages I was struck by Jinger's judgmental description of the female inmates faces as having 'lines of grief and bitterness' but after rereading this some months later it feels much more outrageous that the teachings of Bill Gothard and the IBLP are being taught in a tax payer funded facility. Is this just a bunch of humble brag or is it the best thing they could do for the ladies in the jail? Thoughts, dear readers? … [Read more...]

Preparing To Be A Help Meet: Part 4 – Cinderella

by Mel cross posted from her blog When Cows and Kids Collide  I, Leah, grew up in Texas, the oldest of five home-educated children. I loved to play golf, tennis, and chess. I graduated from the Culinary School of Fort Worth and Thomas Edison State College with a Bachelor's in Business Administration. Whoa! Two people with actual college degrees. … [Read more...]


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