Mark and Grace Driscoll’s “Real Marriage” Review Series

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by Samantha Fields cross posted from her blog Defeating The Dragons A little while ago, I put together a list of the most popular Christian marriage advice books. I made this list based on a variety of factors; I looked at a bunch of “best of” lists and found the ones that showed up on more than one, or had the most reviews– and the most positive reviews– on Goodreads, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Christianbook . . . I also tried to limit the list to books that were extremely popular and well-known, that appeared frequently in church curriculum or pre-marital counseling materials. After I had the list, I put up a poll on the next book I should review as part of an extended review series. … [Read more...]

Apostate: Jean-Jacques Rousseau – Chapter 6

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by Lana Hope cross posted from her blog Wide Open Ground In today’s review, I will discuss chapter 6 of Kevin Swanson’s book Apostate. In this chapter, Kevin Swanson intensely unravels his special dislike for Rousseau, more so than any of the other “apostates” discussed in the previous chapters.  In part, I understand. Rousseau was not a man of integrity and honor. As Swanson discusses, Rousseau abandoned his children at an orphanage, in order to devote himself to his work, and he cheated on his lifelong partner. Certainly I share concerns that Rousseau never raised his children, and even greater concerns for the part of Rousseau’s life that Swanson does not narrate (for example: Rousseau t … [Read more...]

I Lost a Part of Me That I Will Never Get Back

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by Lana Hope cross posted from her blog Wide Open Ground “Silence in the face of evil is itself evil: God will not hold us guiltless. Not to speak is to speak. Not to act is to act.” ~ Dietrich Bonhoeffer HT, Ryan Stollar ____ I am not a huge fan of the Dr. Quinn the Medicine Woman series (in fact, I have a whole post written about the literary problems with this series sitting in my drafts, that I have not published). But there is one episode that I have watched over and over and over again. I have watched it so many times I have the lines memorized, yet I still watch it again and again. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Demonizing ‘The Other’ You Don’t Understand?

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by Colin Campbell from Meat For Men - Triumphing Over EvilNLQ is not condoning ISIS  or the beheading of American journalist James Foley or any other militant behaviors by Muslims or any religion or people group. But at the same time how does this type of speech by Colin Campbell help the situation? Seems like it's racist hate speech from here.  How does Colin know the mind of God or anything? Is is alright to pray for the defeat or possible death of those you don't agree with or understand? Men, these blood thirsty terrorist groups such as Al-Qaeda, ISIS, Hamas, Boko Haram, and the Muslim Brotherhood, etc., have no match to the earnest prayers of God's humble servants who understand t … [Read more...]

In Which I Am the Greatest Threat to Homeschooling

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by Libby Anne cross posted from her blog Love, Joy, FeminismRemember Thomas Umstattd, that homeschool blogger who spoke out against courtship a few weeks ago? Today he put up a post congratulating Michael Farris for speaking out against patriarchy. And, wow. The problems abound.Homeschool Alumni – The New Internal Threat to Homeschooling We are entering a new era as a movement where our biggest threats are no longer external but internal. Homeschoolers Anonymous (HARO) poses a bigger threat to homeschooling than any teacher’s union. These are homeschool alumni who understand homeschooling from the inside out and who often point out legitimate problems. What gives the HARO power is n … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: What is Abuse Exactly?

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by Kevin Swanson and his sidekick Steve Vaughn from yesterday's Generations With Vision radio show - Transcript at Homeschoolers Anonymous along with other things said by Swanson and Steve. This is in response to the recent series of articles in World Magazine about abuse in the homeschooling culture. … [Read more...]

Singleness in Evangelicalism

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by Samantha Field from her blog Defeating the Dragons There was one day in graduate school when I got home from work, went on a very long walk, then I hid in my room, cried, and ate Sam’s Choice vanilla ice cream while I watched Sense and Sensibility. I’m not exactly sure why I felt the need to do that on that day, but the feeling of just being done with singlehood got a little overwhelming. I was lonely, and I just wanted it to be over with. I wanted to be in a relationship. I wanted to be happy. I was only twenty-four years old. Up until that point, I’d had marriage pushed on me pretty heavily– if you’ve been a Christian in America for any length of time, you’ve probably experienced that … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Hating Transexuals is Biblical?

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Seems like Michelle Duggar has recorded a robo-call currently being used by the Family Council to oppose a pending anti-discrimination bill for Fayetteville, Arkansas. The bill's primary purpose is to deal with housing discrimination against transgendered persons in the community.Guess Ben Seewald isn't the only one in that family making hateful statements about a people group they don't bother to take the trouble to understand or learn about.From The Huffington Post - Michelle Duggar Records Transphobic Robocall Opposing Arkansas Anti-Discrimination Bill A transcription of the robocall by Michelle Duggar. … [Read more...]

When Love Isn’t Enough: The Musser Family Tragedy Part 1

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by Mel cross posted from her blog When Cows and Kids CollideSixteen years ago, a baby was born in Bulgaria. At four months old, he was placed in an orphanage.   The orphanage young Tommy was placed at was hell on Earth.  The director "modified" the foods fed to the children to prevent them from growing normally.  By doing this, the director kept the children permanently in the youngest/weakest group of the orphanage where the orphanage received the most funds for the children.  Tommy was listed at age 15 as "Male child at 15 years of age, with the following diagnoses: Infantile Cerebral Palsy – Hypotonic form; Severe lagging behind in the physical and neuro-psychical development; Severe p … [Read more...]

Homeschooling, Child Abuse Rates and the ‘Liberal Conspiracy’

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by Heather Doney cross posted from her blog Becoming WorldlyHomeSince Michelle Goldberg’s Daily Beast article “The Sinister Side of Homeschooling” came out, there have been a number of people expressing support for what some of us homeschool grads are doing to raise awareness, but there have been others that have accused us of being part of some vast liberal conspiracy to force children into the public schools to be indoctrinated and too many people have crunched the numbers of deaths reported on Homeschooling’s Invisible Children and concluded that there are less children dying in homeschools than in the public schools so our conclusions about homeschooled children needing more protect … [Read more...]


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