A Sea Change Christmas

by Calulu Merry Christmas from NLQ! For many of us here our traditions and doings around the holidays have changed since we're left behind all that is quiverfull or whatever brand of fundamentalism you were enmeshed with. Sometimes you must tweak … [Read more...]

Revisiting NLQ FAQ: The Bible and Birth Control

Note:  Before reading this, please read the “Quiverfull and the Bible” FAQ.  Like the “nobleminded Bereans” (Acts 17:11), we are entitled to study for ourselves, so that we may read the Biblical text in an informed manner.  That FAQ provides the background for the method of informed … [Read more...]

Book Recommendation: A Year of Biblical Womanhood by Rachel Held Evans

by Kristen RosserI remember the excitement I felt when, as a brand-new Christian, I began to explore what kind of life Jesus wanted me to live.  The type of Christianity which I initially encountered was the gentle, fireside faith of the 1970s:  we didn't call … [Read more...]

You can’t stop the reign of guns and patriarchy without talking about religion

by SierraAmericans have come to expect certain conversations after public shooting incidents. It’s a stain on our national discourse that we have such a thing as a “generic” response to mass murder, but we all know what it is. Gun control and mental health are … [Read more...]

Tea Party Nation Blames Teachers for Sandy Hook Tragedy

by Incongruous CircumspectionThis post continues my views on the "article", written by Timothy Birdnow of The Tea Party Nation.Birdnow makes a tragic mistake here - willingly.There is the key to our whole cultural disintegration; we refuse to recognize Evil as a … [Read more...]

Tea Party Nation’s Despicable Sandy Hook Article

by Incongruous CircumpspectionI am livid over this article.First, the author, Timothy Birdnow, nonchalantly makes a joke about the elementary school being named "Sandy Hook": ...the ironically named Sandy Hook - … [Read more...]

Modesty, Body Policing and Rape Culture: Connecting the Dots

by SierraDefinition: The “modesty doctrine” is the belief that women need to cover their bodies to prevent men from being attracted to them, because sexual attraction is lust that leads to sin and death for both.  The modesty doctrine is not the same as … [Read more...]

Indentifying Spiritual Abuse: The Pastor Litmus Test – The Newtown CT Shooting

Sometimes identifying spiritual abuse isn't an easy task, particularly if it is coming directly from the pulpit.Today as you listen to various pastors and teachers speaking about Friday's tragic murder of those twenty school children ponder on the way they talk … [Read more...]

Saturday Shock & Sadness: December 15, 2012

As you know we usually post a list of news links having to do with fundamentalism, quiverfull, or patriarchal subjects on Saturdays. Not today though.While the events of the school shooting in Newtown, Connecticut unfolded many of us could not look away from the media … [Read more...]

Characters

by MariDonald Miller, in “A Million Miles in a Thousand Years” says that when you write a story, even though you hold the pen, the character does what it wants.It’s true.I once wrote a story for a fiction workshop about … [Read more...]


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