News: Michelle and Jim Bob Duggar To Speak At ATI Conferences

from - Michelle and Jim Bob Duggar Slated to Speak at ATI Conferences Despite Sexual Abuse ScandalApparently ATI's attempt to paper over the allegations of sexual abuse by former leader Bill Gothard is to get the Bates and the Duggars to speak at their conferences. Nonetheless, it’s apparent that many IBLP and ATI followers — including the Duggars — are still committed to the programs. In fact, according to the newly released “2014 Family Conference Guide” for ATI and IBLP followers, Jim Bob Duggar and Michelle Duggar are slated to speak at three upcoming national conferences. … [Read more...]

News: Pastor Accused of Using Nanny as Sex Object

Written by Chelsea Schilling and reposted from World Net Daily. Lawsuit claims religious leader promised to marry young woman after wife dies(Warning: This story contains explicit descriptions of alleged sexual conduct described in a lawsuit and may be offensive to some readers.)The former leader of a popular Christian ministry – who resigned from his position after confessing to an “inappropriate” relationship – is now the subject of a lawsuit that claims he “methodically groomed” and made unwanted sexual contact with a young woman after serving as an authority figure in her life for more than a decade. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: New World Order?

by Steven L. Anderson from Faithful Word Baptist Church - "Our Daily Bread" Promotes New World Order Someone mailed me a recent issue of our daily bread(sic), and on the devotion for Day 1 it states that Jesus Christ came to announce a "New World Order." … [Read more...]

“Equal But Subordinate” and Soft Complementarinism

by Kristen Rosser cross posted from her blog Wordgazer's Words My analysis of the "Equal but Subordinate" teaching on women in Christianity seems to be turning into a series.  I didn't intend to do this, but I do believe the implications of this teaching in its various manifestations should be addressed fully.  This, then, is Part 3 (and I hope the conclusion!) … [Read more...]

Part 2: Alarm Bells Start To Ring

by Living Liminal cross posted from her blog Living LiminalAs we engaged in the journey forward, there was a strong acknowledgement of our own brokenness and our total reliance on God - which was why we obeyed when we believed God was telling us not to call another pastor (“do not to ask for a king!”). … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: What is Wrong With Self-Acceptance?

by Mars Hill's pastor Mark Driscoll from his Facebook page Once you diminish the authority of God's Word, it's a rock rolling down a hill. Before long sin, repentance, and hell get replaced with self-help, self-love, and self-acceptance. … [Read more...]

News: Christian Right Mega-Church Minister Faces Mega-Mutiny For Abusive Behavior

from Alter Net Calvinist super-star Mark Driscoll is the iconic figure at the heart of a church empire that spans five states and fifteen locations. Founder of the Mars Hill franchise, Driscoll boasts a flock of 14,000 members plus hundreds of thousands of listeners and readers via web and print media, including, until last month, 466,000 followers on Twitter alone. … [Read more...]

News: Petition Asks Gender Role Group to Repent

reposted from ABP News Please consider signing the petition. A 2010 petition being recycled at claims that an organization based at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary emphasizes wifely submission over the gospel. … [Read more...]

Patriarchs Behaving Badly: Pat Robertson Owns Diamond Mines?

from the Forward Progressives site - Joel Osteen's Missing $600,000 and Pat Robertson's Questionable Friends Pat Robertson is estimated to be worth anywhere from $200 million to $1 billion. Given that he sold International Family Entertainment to Fox in 1997 for $1.9 billion, my guess is, his net worth is quite a bit more than $200 million. And then, there’s his diamond mine. Yes, a diamond mine. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Women Keep Silent?

by Steven L Anderson Pastor of Faithful Word Baptist Church as quoted by Alter Net - Pastor Who Prayed For Obama's Death Has a New Cause: Shutting Women Up In Church“Now obviously, before the service begins, there’s chatting and talking going on, that’s perfectly legitimate. When we all sing praises to God, of course the ladies should also lift up their voices,” Anderson, who is also anti-gay, said.  But once services begin, it’s shut-up time. … [Read more...]