Coded Language: When Words Have Other Meanings

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by Suzanne Titkemeyer cross posted from her blog What Would Roger Sterling Do? originally posted June 2014These last few weeks I've been reading through the new book out of John Piper's camp - "Good: The Joy of Christian Manhood and Womanhood" and I posted one puzzling piece at NLQ. Mel also wrote a valid criticism or the book at her site When Cows and Kids Collide.It was a story of a disabled boy who's adoptive Good Christian (tm) father determined that the main thing wrong with the child was that he had a mental picture of himself as disabled, weak and whiny. The father decided that the thing to make the child readjust his attitude and change his mental self image was to force him … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Holding Hands With God More Pleasurable Than Lots and Lots of Kinky Sex?

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by John Piper at the 2015 Desiring God Conference as quoted by Bruce Gerencser at his blog The Life and Times of Bruce GerencserEditor's note: There is a video of this crazy statement being uttered by Piper at Gerencser's blog. Love how Piper proclaims how you can read your Bible and be highly educated in theology and not 'know' God. They seem to pile increasing amounts of qualifiers as to what and who constitutes someone that truly knows God. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Two Percent?

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by John Piper from his Facebook accountEditor's note: Pastor John doesn't mention what percentage of your time you should be giving God to prove in his eyes that you are a 'Good Christian'(TM), but I can imagine it's a staggeringly high unrealistic number. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: What Does That Love Look Like Exactly?

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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: Emotions and Thoughts Are Sin Too?

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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...]

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

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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: Annihilation is What Non-Believers Crave?

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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...]

The “Feminization” of the Church

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by Kristen Rosser cross posted from her blog Wordgazer's WordsIn recent years a lot of people have been talking about why in most Christian churches there is an approximately 60-40 ratio of women to men.  This 2006 Biola Magazine article puts it like this: There are generally more women than men in every type of church, in every part of the world. . .A traditional explanation is that women are more spiritual than men. But the leaders of [a new masculinity] movement suggest that the church’s music, messages and ministries cater to women. . . The result of this feminization is that many men, even Christian men, view churches as “ladies clubs” and don’t go — or they often go to please their … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: What’s He Doing Watching Nude Reality Shows?

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by Tony Reinke at Ladies Against Feminism  and at Desiring God - What We Learn From Nude Reality TVWe laugh when little children run down the neighborhood sidewalk unclothed, chased by an embarrassed and apologetic parent. There’s a funny innocence to it in the life of a child who, to some degree, is ignorant of sin. In the same way, when men and women show themselves nude in public, they act like children, like ignorant children dumb to the fires of sexual lust that fuel the most unspeakable crimes in this world. Nobody can be protected from this. Even within the safe haven of a church will arise men who “have eyes full of adultery, insatiable for sin” (2 Peter 2:14). To stoke the flame … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Why is Anger So Scary in the Evangelical World?

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by Johnathan Parnell from John Piper's blog Desiring God - That Angry Gentleman at the Restaurant That is the thing with anger, and the thing I needed to learn — perhaps we all could learn — from a scene like the one this angry gentleman put on. Unrighteous anger, no matter where it’s at, is silly. … [Read more...]


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