by Samantha Field cross posted from her blog Defeating The Dragons Last week I spent a good bit of time talking about how Tim doesn’t understand the symptoms of depression and what those symptoms can look like; this week it becomes blindingly obvious why Tim so deeply and fundamentally doesn’t understand depression. In his chapter “The Symptoms of Depression” he makes it very clear that he has a mental picture of the ideal depressed person. All of his descriptions of the various symptoms point to the common cultural understanding of how a depressed person behaves and what they look like. … [Read more...]
by Phillip Bethancourt from John Piper's Desiring God blog - Beware Gluten-Free PreachingEditor's note: Had to share this bad analogy that has created interesting debate on some online groups. The original author does not come right out and diss those that stick to a GF diet but he hints that it's a fad by comparing gluten free bread to sermons without Jesus. He also quotes Charles Spurgeon. He doesn't seem to realize that true wheat allergy is a thing, one of the top ten food allergies, and that there are a wide variety of health reasons people avoid wheat flour, but instead behaves as though not eating wheat bread is some sort of faddish failing. How many of us here have become … [Read more...]
Radar Online has a very odd bit of Duggar news today, photos and text talking about how the Duggars clearly faked an outreach to the poor moment that was filmed for an upcoming TLC show "19 Kids & Counting" show. If this is true then it's truly despicable! Posting the worst bits below but read the original article at Radar Online - Duggar Reality TV Fakery! Christian Clan Stages Charity Scene For Cameras - Gives Food To Needy Family, Then Takes It Back! … [Read more...]
by Kristen Rosser cross posted from her blog Wordgazer's Words Complementarianism and the Local Church is an article by Jonathan Leeman on the 9 Marks website, which is a conservative evangelical site dedicated to "help[ing] pastors, future pastors, and church members see what a biblical church looks like, and to take practical steps for becoming one." The site has published a series of articles on male headship, and the arguments are pretty much the same ones my various blog posts have rebutted though the last several years. But this one, which seems to be an introduction to its male headship series, was brought to my attention on another blog, and I'd like to take a closer look at what i … [Read more...]
by Johnathon Van Maren from Life Site.Com - Porn is fueling a new, violent sexual ideology in our teens. It has to stopEditor's note: And male privilege and patriarchy becoming main stream isn't? He bases his findings on research among Britain's teens. More Evangelical fear-mongering? What do you think dear readers? … [Read more...]
NLQ Question of the Week: Why Are Quiverfull Evangelicals so Quick to Physically Discipline Their Children?
This is a new series we’re going to start running on Thursday evening posts. Examining some of the questions involving long held Quiverfull theology and life. As I'm sure all of you have seen by now there have been protests, looting and rioting in the city of Baltimore over the death of a young man named Freddie Gray in police custody. One of the stories that has emerged from this tragic situation is that of mother Toya Graham. News cameras caught her slapping, yelling and dragging her 16 year old son Michael away from the violent protests on Monday night. The question of if she was right or wrong to use physical discipline to remove her son from the protest isn't really up for debate here, … [Read more...]
Quoting Quiverfull: Not Allowing Christians to Discriminate Against Others is ‘Christian Persecution’?
by Josh Duggar of the Family Research Council at last Saturday's rally in Washington D.C. From Raw Story - Josh Duggar: Christians who aren't allowed to discriminate against gays are victims of discriminationEditor's note: It's pretty obvious that Josh doesn't understand that not being allowed to discriminate against others is not Christian persecution. It seems that Josh is not liking being discriminated against as much as he enjoys discriminating against others. It is some damn fine martyrbating he's doing. You can watch the entire interview at CNS News. … [Read more...]
Please welcome Emily from Christian Patriarchal Watch List For ParentsGrooming boys/men to "rule" the home/church as a "PROPHET, PRIEST, LORD, & KING"? Is this the world what we want for our girls?Have you encountered this movement? Along with distressing gender regressions we see globally in other religions, this highly authoritarian, egregiously preeminent masculinity is spreading through American Christianity, right before our eyes . . . … [Read more...]
by R.C. Sproul Jr as quoted by Ladies Against Feminism - Surrendering the Culture WarEditor's note: As best as I can tell Sproul and the ladies of LAF are claiming that they are being persecuted because of gay marriage becoming accepted by many Americans. Sproul goes on to say on his site that they now have to be willing to 'love' their neighbors and martyr themselves for truth. That's some Olympic-style martyrbating mixed with a call for hatred disguised as love there buddy. … [Read more...]
by Mel cross posted from her blog When Cows and Kids CollideDebi's mind works in strange, strange ways. SpidersBefore Patricia's flea story, I want to tell you one of my own insect nightmares. Years ago I got mad at my neighbor for being offensive to her husband. I stewed, fumed, and even fussed about it to some friends. I knew I was acting ugly, but I kept my grudge. Debi is angry that her neighbor is being rude to the neighbor's husband. Debi is so angry at this behavior that she's ruminating on the slight and gossiping behind the neighbor's back.Is Debi twelve? This is age-appropriate for twelve-year old girls, not an adult woman.She actually has a grudge about her n … [Read more...]
by Debi Pearl from No Greater Joy - Need a Spouse...ANYONE?Editor's note: So now Debi's adding another layer that a potential spouse for a daughter must go through, the brothers. In one breath she decries the 'current complicated courtship hoops' that young men must go through to get to know a young woman and in the next breath adds this new complication of brothers. Why is it that things which are uncomplicated, simple and natural out in the world of unsaved heathens take on a convoluted crazy form in Evangelical Quiverfull? It's exhausting just thinking about it. … [Read more...]
Another installment of giving better answers to the questions asked at Debi Pearl’s site message board for the book ‘Preparing To Be A Help Meet’. Many young ladies ask questions on all sorts of different subjects brought up by the book. There was just one big problem, many of the answers stray into either the outright bad and emotionally unhealthy to dangerous. Yes, typical Debi Pearl borderline abusive. Here’s what we’re going to be doing here at NLQ. Every week, once or twice a week, I’ll be posting up one of the questions from the message board and ask you, our readers, to answer that poor soul’s question in a way that is logical, rational and the best possible solution, in other words 18 … [Read more...]