Cloistered Fruit (Not) An Open Letter to the Pearls

by Samantha cross posted from her blog Defeating The DragonsSo, a friend of mine sent me this post by Michael and Debi Pearl the other day. I encourage you to go read it, just so that you have some context for the following rant and can follow along. … [Read more...]

Laughter is Good Medicine: Adam & Eve?

So here we are again, it's not Monday but it sure feels like it after the long weekend. So here's something to given you a giggle. No disrespect meant to any Asian culture or people. … [Read more...]

Sovereign Grace Ministries and Abuse: Time to Speak Out

by Kristen RosserFor some time I've been watching with a heavy heart the progress of the lawsuit initially filed against Sovereign Grace Ministries in October 2012.  The original news articles have long since been archived, but the evangelical watchdog blog site The Wartburg Watch  … [Read more...]

Josh Harris Reveals Childhood Abuse

by CaluluYou remember Josh Harris, author of "I Kissed Dating Goodbye" and pastor of Maryland mega church Covenant Life Church?He's been in the news during the separation of Covenant Life Church and their denominational links to Sovereign Grace Ministries over the last year. … [Read more...]

Abusive Theology, Oklahoma and Us

by Joel L. Watts crossposted from The Huffington PostIt would seem when John Piper tweets, the world takes notice in much the same way it notices the words Pat Robertson says -- with much gnashing of teeth. Almost immediately after the monster of massive currents touched down in Moore, Okla, John Piper tweeted Job 1.19: … [Read more...]

Vision Forum & Defending Parental Rights at the Expense of Children

by CaluluIt seems that HSLDA isn't the only weapon in the evangelical world against the wicked world supposedly persecuting them. This morning as I was reading through Doug Phillips of Vision Forum's blog, dodging the pleas for money and the ads for all the crap Vision Forum sells, … [Read more...]

Learning The Words: Introduction and Request For Guest Posts

by Samantha During my first two years in college, I had to take courses in musical theory. I sat in a room full of people who had a hard time picking up on things like V-7 chords, borrowing, figured bass, the circle of fifths, chord progressions… … [Read more...]

Domestic Violence in the IFB Church Movement

by Bruce GerencserFirst, let me give readers the definition for domestic violence. The National Domestic Violence Hotline defines domestic violence as: Domestic violence can be defined as a pattern of behavior in any relationship that is used to gain or maintain power and control over an intimate partner. … [Read more...]

But Bruce, Don’t Women CHOOSE to Stay in Fundamentalism?

by Bruce GerencserIt’s not that simple.We all tend to think it is just a matter of choice or an act of the will when we see people enmeshed in Fundamentalist religions or bizarre ideologies that we have no personal experience with. … [Read more...]

The Supposed Myth of Teenaged Adolescence

by SamanthaI’ve talked a lot about the fundamentalist cult I was raised in, but something I don’t very frequently talk about here is my experience with the conservative religious homeschooling movement. For many people, the conservative religious homeschooling movement … [Read more...]


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