Dianna Anderson’s ‘Damaged Goods’ Book Review

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by Samantha Field cross posted from her blog Defeating The Dragons I’ve been looking forward to Dianna Anderson’s Damaged Goods: New Perspectives on Christian Purity for well over a year now, so when it came in the mail a few weeks ago I was thrilled to pieces. I have so much respect for Dianna’s writing (today’s piece on Christianity and Empire is a must-read), and I was happy that someone like her would be tackling evangelical purity culture in a book. … [Read more...]

Christian Cliches “Don’t Cause Your Brother to Stumble”

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by Kristen Rosser cross posted from her blog Wordgazer's WordsThis is the beginning of a series on various catchwords and cliches that Christians (particularly evangelical ones) are fond of using.  Like most oversimplifications, however, they usually give an inaccurate or one-sided view of the particular issue they purport to be about-- and often, they are based on misunderstandings of the Bible text(s) they are taken from. … [Read more...]

“Defrauding” or How Men Can Keep Women From Stumbling!

by Hopewell - crossposted from her blog Hopewell Takes On LIFE! sourceThanks to TLC's "19 Kids and Counting" America has discovered Bill Gothard's idea of  "defrauding" or making men "stumble." How does this happen? If you watch the show you know it's because someone forgot to call out the code word "Nike" to warn the men and boys to avert their eyes. Without the warning they could see a women immodestly dressed and be led to think unholy or impure thoughts--hence they will "stumble" in their walk with God and be "defrauded." … [Read more...]


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