New Ministry for the Dillards: Part 1 – Saving El Salvador From Gangs

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by Mel cross posted from her blog When Cows and Kids CollideJill and Derick Dillard have headed back down to El Salvador and mentioned in passing some of their prayer requests: … [Read more...]

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Quoting Quiverfull: Sharpness of Mind is Godly?

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by Colin Campbell from Meat For Men - It's High Time to Sharpen Up!Editor's note: This is not a commentary on the rightness or wrongness of the Republican presidential candidates but I have to wonder if Colin and I were watching the same debate as he seems to have seen something very different than I did. Sharing this because of his claim it's time for everyone to 'sharpen up' to debate others with a different spiritually or religion. Do you think that is really what will serve Christianity best in this time? Please, no fighting over politics in the comments. … [Read more...]

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Fear, Loathing and Jealousy Behind the Scenes in the Duggar Family Household?

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A pile of supposed Duggar 'insiders' has been whispering to a reporter for the tabloid Life & Style magazine. It's not all pickles, hair spray and side hugs according to them. The title on the front cover reads 'Jessa Duggar Delivery Room Drama' Inside there's nothing about any delivery room drama, merely a rehashing of the fact that Jessa Duggar Seewald's due date is today, November 1st, and what happened with Jill's delivery of little Israel Dillard's delivery. Deceptive click-baiting title like something straight off the internet. … [Read more...]

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The Importance of Dying Well

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by Suzanne TitkemeyerAbout three weeks ago I received a book for review on the subject of dying. The book, "Peaceful Passages: A Hospice Nurse's Stories of Dying Well" written by Janet Wehr, was a fascinating one. Not necessarily a religious book or even a Christian book, but an inspired and moving account of the journey from life into death. I could not put the book down, finishing it in a few scant days. … [Read more...]

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News: Bill Gothard Defenders

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Got up this morning to two sets of surprising news. First, there is now a site up that defends Bill Gothard. It's name, 'Discovering Grace', is a play on words on the website 'Recovering Grace'. Recovering Grace is the website where Bill Gothard was outed as a serial fondler and sexual creep by many of his teenage victims. Curious that this is going up a mere ten days after the lawsuit against Bill's IBLP Board of Directors. Very Bill Cosby-like.  The ICANN registry is unrevealing, showing only that the site owner purchased it through Tucows in Toronto and that they paid for a Privacy registry service so that no one can know who actually owns the site.  But it is almost certain that Gothard o … [Read more...]

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Jim Bob Duggar Offers Anna a House to Stay With Cheating Husband Josh

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It's floating around in the online tabloids late last night and this morning that Jim Bob Duggar has offered Anna Duggar a $345,000 house on the condition she stays married to his son Josh. This would be the same home that was purchased for the midwife to live in and that Jill and Derick Dillard stayed in during their recent visit. Of course, this is all according to unnamed Duggar 'insiders' so there's no real evidence this is true.What is true is the fact that Anna and children are back in Arkansas living with Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar and assorted Duggar children. Since she's back home again and not living with her parents in Florida it seems to indicate Anna will not be divorcing … [Read more...]

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A Plea to My Millennial Sisters: Channel Your ‘Inner Suffragette’ to Keep the Doors From Swinging Backwards For Your Daughters and Theirs…

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by Emily Nielson Jones of Christian Patriarchal Watch List For Parents - From her Linkedin post used with permission. "But our position on women in leadership is really not a major issue.  It’s just a minor issue to us, not a core matter of faith.”  (a representative of a popular Ivy League campus ministry speaking about their “complementarian” organizational structure which limits top leadership positions to men) Have you too heard this familiar refrain?  Or said something along these lines?Do you ever have this palpable sense that history isn’t just some distant set of events that you read about in a history book but rather feels very real and present?  That was my day yesterday.  T … [Read more...]

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Quoting Quiverfull: Birth Control Steals Your Joy?

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by Steven L. Anderson of Faithful Word Baptist Church - The Effects of Birth ControlEditor's note: That sermon transcript archive at Faithful Word Baptist Church is like Christian in July, a treasure trove of misspelled, grammar-mangling, bad ideas, bad Bible translations pile of crazy. There's nothing that exposes the under-educated belief system of a Independent  Fundamentalist Baptist Church. Another pastor doubling down on the message of no birth control ever, have as many kids as possible and women should always stay home. It's a good thing that the Marie Curies of this world didn't follow that advice or we'd have been deprived of many useful things, theories and science. … [Read more...]

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News: Bill Gothard’s IBLP Sued

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This is a trending topic today on Facebook and finally receiving the attention it deserves in the main stream media. Remember all those women who've come forward through the website Spiritual Sounding Board and other places alleging that the head of Institute of Basic Life Principles and Duggar friend Bill Gothard had behaved in an inappropriate sexual manner with them while they were interning at IBLP? Five of them have filed a law suit against the board of IBLP. You know who sits on the board for IBLP? Duggar friend and reality television patriarch Gil Bates. This is all so very incestuous in the weirdest way. … [Read more...]

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News: ABC’s ’20/20′ Tonight Will Feature Story On Justin Harris Rehomed Adoption

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Remember the stories on Arkansas Representative we've featured here involving his rehomed adoptive daughters being sexually molested by their new adoptive father? The Harris', hard core Evangelical Christians that claimed that the children were possessed so they locked the girls into their rooms? We have covered the various and sundry sleazy doings of Justin Harris extensively here.  … [Read more...]

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