Merry Christmas: Open Thread

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Until Thursday morn NLQ will be taking a breather to spend time with family and friends. In the meantime may we present a mega Quoting Quiverfull with links to all the ways our usual line up of pontificating fundamentalists think we should be celebrating the holiday. Plus a question to think about and post in the thread. How has the holiday season changed for you after leaving whatever former faith you were part of. Is is better? Worst? No difference? What holiday do you celebrate? … [Read more...]

John Piper’s Defense of the Genocidal Christian God

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by Bruce Gerenscer cross posted from his blog The Way Forward There are many reasons people choose to leave Christianity. Contrary to what apologists for Christianity suggest, deconversion stories have many elements and are rarely the same. That said, there are four elements that show up in most deconversion stories: The existence of evil The existence of suffering God acting contrary to the commands he gives people God commanding people to act contrary to the commands he gives to people … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Demanding Sex is Unbiblical?

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by John Piper of the Desiring God blog - When the Sex Should Stop Misuse #1: “Give me more sex, because the Bible says so.” A truncated explanation of 1 Corinthians 7:5 inevitability leads to this rationale. But whether it’s the husband or the wife pleading this case, it turns into trouble as soon as the other spouse isn’t on board. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Motherhood is a Calling?

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by Rachel Jankovic posted on John Piper's blog Desiring God - Motherhood is a Calling Motherhood is not a hobby, it is a calling. You do not collect children because you find them cuter than stamps. It is not something to do if you can squeeze the time in. It is what God gave you time for. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Mental Illness is Self Focus?

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by John Piper from desiring God - 10 Resolutions for Mental Health That night Dr. Kilby had a pastoral heart and a poet’s eye. He pled with us to stop seeking mental health in the mirror of self-analysis, but instead to drink in the remedies of God in nature. He was not naïve. He knew of sin. He knew of the necessity of redemption in Christ. But he would have said that Christ purchased new eyes for us as well as new hearts. His plea was that we stop being unamazed by the strange glory of ordinary things. He ended that lecture in 1976 with a list of resolutions. As a tribute to my teacher and a blessing to your soul, I offer them for your joy. … [Read more...]

“Be a Man” – Christianity and Gender Mystiques

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by Kristen Rosser cross posted from her blog Wordgazer's Words A "mystique" is defined by TheFreeDictionary.com as "An aura of heightened value, interest, or meaning surrounding something, arising from attitudes and beliefs that impute special power or mystery to it." A "gender mystique," therefore, is an idealized concept of what it means to be a man or a woman, such that rather than simply describing one's physical sex, there is a specialized/romanticized state of gender identity which a man or a woman should strive to attain in order to be a "real" man or woman. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Biblical Fatherhood?

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Instead of listening just one pastor or leader talking about his ideas on Biblical Fatherhood we'll be listing a pile of quotes by many different people in fundamentalism. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverful: Christian Adoption Unapologetics?

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by John Piper of Desiring God - Christian Adoption: Disavowals and Affirmations Here is my effort to express the kind of commitments that would, I think, guard us from the kinds of abuses that have marred this otherwise beautiful movement of compassion and conviction in our day. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Explaining Self-Editing?

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by Tony Reinke from John Piper's Desiring God - "Those Deleted Tweets" Monday night, in the wake of the devastating tornado in Oklahoma, John Piper posted two tweets at 11:00pm (CST). Both tweets quoted the first chapter of Job. … [Read more...]

Memorial Day

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Rather than repost an article or two about Memorial Day or the military here's a list of links to a number of great articles about the sacrifices made by those in our armed services. Huffington Post - Honoring Muslim American Veterans On Memorial Day Huffington Post - Giving Thanks For All Who Have Worn 'The Uniform' … [Read more...]


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