Why Most Americans are Christian

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by Bruce Gerencser cross posted from his blog The Life and Times of Bruce Gerencser Ask a Christian for the reason most Americans are Christian and you will likely get some sort of theological explanation, complete with a personal testimony of faith in Jesus Christ. However, is this really the reason most Americans are Christians? Is it really all about theology and relationship? Perhaps there is another explanation. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Be Careful What You Read?

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by  Mrs. W. A. Carbone as posted by the Botkin Sisters at Visionary Daughters - Christian Romance NovelsEditor's note: This was originally published back in 2006 at Visionary Daughters. While I know Christian romance novels must exist somewhere are they a common thing? This sounds like it's harmless escapist fantasy literature. Is escapism literature really a sin or a much needed break occasionally from endless laundry and child rearing?  Thoughts? … [Read more...]

Real World Consequences of the Doctrine of Hell

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by Lana Hope cross posted from her blog Wide Open Ground I am a hopeful universalist. I believe God will force no one into hell against their will, and I am hopeful that God’s love will ultimately overcome everyone and all will freely choose to worship him over living outside God’s presence. I have written before about why I personally rejected hell here and here.  But today, I want to mention a real world consequence of teaching people that they are going to hell. I follow New Tribes Mission’s blog because I am in interested in ethnic groups. New Tribes Mission is a conservative missions organization who works with unreached people groups in other countries. I have never been apart of NTM … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: What Do You Do When There Are No Good Choices?

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by Shannon, a guest post at Adeye's blog No Greater Joy Mom - Worth ItEditor's note: Went to Adeye Salem's blog this morning to see how close the Salems were to doing their frozen embryo implantation - two days now - and found this heartbreaking story of one of Adeye's friends carrying and delivering a baby she'd already been told would not live beyond a few minutes after birth because the baby had not developed a brain beyond a rudimentary brain stem. Shannon and her husband made the decision to carry the baby as close to term as possible instead of terminating the pregnancy. That's their choice, and they are free to make it, obviously, but then Shannon decided to decry those that chose … [Read more...]

Introduction – ‘Be Fruitful and Multiply’ Review

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NLQ Book Review of Nancy Campbell’s “Be Fruitful & Multiply” by Suzanne TitkemeyerNow Nancy starts trying to explain the main focus of her book - that God wants everyone to marry and have enough children to qualify for the the hit list of the zero population growth organization.Here are the three things that Nancy says are the traditional reasons to marry as laid out by wedding vows ... Firstly, it was ordained for the increase of mankind, according to the will of God and that children might be brought up in the fear and nurture of the Lord and to the praise of His holy name.Secondly, it was ordained in order that the natural instinct and affections, implanted by God, should … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Only Christian Men Are Caring Fathers?

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by Robert Murray M'Cheyne as quoted by Stephanus Blignaut at Go Tell My People - Governing Your FamilyEditor's note: Granted, this was written during M'Cheyne's life time, the early 1800s, but it seems to be that same train of thought that many in Evangelical Christianity and Quiverfull still cling to, that an 'unsaved' father and man has no care or love for their family, which is a complete lie. Religious thought that is a falsehood does no one any good.  … [Read more...]

Vyckie Garrison on “Soulation” Part 2

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 Part 2 of Vyckie's interview with Jonalyn Grace Fincher of Soulation. This time she talks about how  Christianity was crushing the spirits of her children. You can view the entire interview at Soulation - Christianity Was Crushing My KidsInteresting thought provoking discussion on questions that the church must start trying to answer.Part 1 can be found here - Vyckie Garrison on "Soulation" Part 1 … [Read more...]

If It Was So Bad, Why Did You Stay?

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by Ellen cross posted from her blog When Church HurtsOnce in a while, I get this question. It’s not so different from years ago when I asked my mother the same thing.My father died of colon cancer when I was three years old. My mother rarely spoke of him except to say that his death was the best thing that could have happened to us – his four children. Back in those days, you didn’t challenge or question adults, so I would listen to her comment and wonder what she meant. Was it because he was so ill or so maimed by his disease (he lost most of his intestines and wore a colostomy bag) that it would have been difficult for us? That was my assumption.Then, when I was about twenty yea … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Pampering Your Child is Not Love?

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by J.C. Ryle from his book Training Children: It Starts With Love as quoted by Kelly Crawford of Generation CedarEditor's note: Why is it that every time some Quiverfull cultural enforcer or speaker starts talking of training children that they immediately demonize the child, such as Voddie Baucham did yesterday in R.L. Stollar's 'The Child as Viper'? There's no room for simply loving your children, participating in life with your children without a constant subcontext of evil, no room for the freedom to make mistakes or learning opportunities, or those moments when you lovingly indulge your child because you love them and want to show that. It's all beat the evil out or deny that child … [Read more...]

Things That Matter!

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by Living Liminal cross posted from her blog Living LiminalI'm not sure why it got to me yesterday.After all the times I've had elder J's wife walk past me at school or at the shops in the past two years... all the times she's refused to acknowledge I even exist... all the times she's suddenly been fascinated with the thin air in the opposite direction from where I was...despite all the times I've begged J and his wife to talk through our issues... … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Judgmental Father?

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by Nancy Campbell from Above Rubies - My Father and My JudgeEditor's note: Nancy has been writing on the fear of the Lord for a week or so now. This bit concerns how we need to fear God as well as love him like a father. Isn't fearing your father one of the hallmarks of a dysfunctional relationship? … [Read more...]

March For Life Day & The Duggar’s Growing Political Activism: This Is Why They Are Dangerous For Our Country

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by Suzanne TitkemeyerNo March For Life Day would be complete without TLC's Duggar family making an appearance. I don't know if they are in Washington D.C. today marching on the National Mall, but it wouldn't surprise me one bit. But they attended and participated in a big way with a March For Life event on Saturday in Little Rock, Arkansas. They blogged about it on their website and produced a video as well. … [Read more...]


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