Not Exactly Christ’s Christianity

by S.J. Reidhead cross posted from her blog The Pink FlamingoThe Christianity which is practiced by far too many members of the evangelical right is almost unrecognizable to what ‘evangelical’ churches practiced up until about 1978.  That was close to the cut-off point, when things began to change.  One of the very real problems is that I’m like the average Christian in this country.  I was living in a fool’s paradise.  Sure, I knew that things were getting a little flaky, but like everyone else, just chalked it up to things getting a little flaky.  Like just about everyone else, I never realized there was a very overt agenda, a planned take-over of the country, using a heretical version … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Growing Up IFB Brings Freedom As Adult?

No author cited for this article at Faith It - 10 Things Only Kids Who Grew Up in a Super Conservative Church UnderstandEditor's note: This is one unknown author's attempt to throw shade at those who leave after growing up and to make some of the stricter rules of IFB humorous instead of borderline abusive. I'm sure Bruce Gerencser -NLQ's own former IFB pastor - could make mincemeat of this author's ideas that this isn't harmful. The gifs are at least humorous even if the ideas aren't. Also these ideas are not unique to only the IFB world, many evangelical churches of different denominations teach this too. … [Read more...]

Thoughts on Conservative Christian Colleges From a Liberty Graduate

by Samantha Fields cross posted from her blog Defeating The Dragons There’s a bit of a hubbub happening this week over a certain announcement made during Liberty University’s convocation on Monday. If you don’t travel in the circles who are all abuzz about it, here’s the gist: Ted Cruz is the first Republican to formally announce his candidacy for the 2016 election, and he did it at Liberty, in front of an audience of thousands of college students. That’s not the newsworthy part, though– what has caught everyone’s attention is that this audience was a literally captive one. Liberty students who live in the on-campus dormitories are required to attend convocation (Liberty’s word for “chapel”) … [Read more...]

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

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?

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...]

Bring Carol Ann Home

We've written here at NLQ several times about the problems with Independent Fundamentalist Baptist New Bethany Home for Girls in Louisiana along with the case of  Bossier City Jane Doe, who likely came from New Bethany.Now it turns out that Bossier City's Jane Doe has been positively identified using DNA analysis as Carol Ann Cole from Kalamazoo, MichiganThere's a Go Fund Me set up for the burial and funeral expenses for Carol Ann Cole - Bring Carol Ann Home Memorial Fund … [Read more...]

Cindy Schaap, Daughter of Jack Hyles, Divorces Convicted Felon Jack Schaap

by Bruce Gerencser cross posted from his blog The Life and Times of Bruce GerencserAs most of you know, Jack Schaap, former pastor of First Baptist Church, Hammond, Indiana, is serving a 12 year sentence in federal prison for having sexual relations with a minor. (a girl who was a member of the church and Schaap was counseling her)  For more information on Jack Schaap, please read the Chicago Magazine article, Let Us Prey: Big Trouble at First Baptist Church. You can also read the letters Schaap sent to his victim here. … [Read more...]

News: Westboro Baptist Fails At Picketing Leonard Nimoy’s Funeral

From Jezebel - Westboro Baptist Wanted to Picket Nimoy's Funeral, But Couldn't Find ItEvery now and then we at NLQ get to see some righteous karma play out. The very fact that WBC could not find out where Nimoy's funeral was and stink up the joint with their disrespectful signs is some sort of divine justice.From Jezebel:It's not quite poetic justice, but we'll take it: the Westboro Baptist Church, a group of litigious trolls with the barest ties to Jesus, were unable to picket Leonard Nimoy's funeral because they don't know where it is. The WBC announced their plans to picket the funeral of the beloved actor earlier this week, as is their wont.This is what the family, … [Read more...]

Tony Soprano Would Make a Good Independent Baptist Preacher

by Bruce Gerencser cross posted from his blog The Life and Times of Bruce Gerencser (The terms preacher and pastor are used interchangeably in this article) Several years ago, I binge watched all 86 episodes of  the HBO show The Soprano’s. Once I started watching The Soprano’s, I was hooked. I quickly found out that the HBO version was quite a bit more racy than the sanitized version currently found on various cable TV channels. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Religious Reasons For Homeschooling Are The Best?

by Jeramy Anderson from Persevero News - Homeschool: The Default Editor's note: Anderson seems to be saying that academic excellence doesn't matter, only that you keep your children away from anything that isn't religious. He needs to ask Alecia Pennington and others coming out of the movement how well that worked out... … [Read more...]