Post Election: Where Do We Go From Here?

by Suzanne TitkemeyerIt was with great dismay I awoke this morning and discovered that the sky has fallen. Donald J. Trump, darling of the Evangelical Christian world who does not hold true to any of their stated views, has somehow managed to capture enough of the popular vote and electoral college votes to be the next president of the United States. … [Read more...]

10 Red Flags About Christian Celebrities and Ministries

Taken from the comments and written by one of NLQ's commenters Abigail Smith on Samantha Field's The Smell Test: 5 Signs of a Toxic ChurchI formulated these “10 Red Flags” about “Christian" celebrities and ministries during my escape from QF over the last few years1) Unbalanced- you just sense something is wrong but it sounds good and holy and everything is “backed up” with scripture verses (antidote: the gospel is so simple that even children can understand it) … [Read more...]

My History in the Conservative Quiverfull Home Schooling Movement: An Introduction to the Gender and Authority Series

by Virginia Knowles cross posted from her blog Watch the Shepherd(Editor's note: This series was originally posted in 2011 and is written from the perspective of a woman that is still a Christian.)Dear friends,I've been posting articles and web links for my series on Gender & Authority this past week, and just compiled them all into the July edition of my Hope Chest e-magazine which is sent to about 950 families around the world. This is the introduction I gave to those who don't know me, and I thought it would serve well as an introduction to the blog series, too... … [Read more...]

Not Quoting Quiverfull: Fear is Evangelical Christianity’s Real God

by John Pavlovitz from Stuff That Needs To Be Said - The Greatest False Idol of Modern Evangelical ChristianityEditor's note: I've thought for a long time now that fearing everything was the real belief in modern Evangelicalism. Just spend a few moments with any friend that might be a white American Evangelical and see if the conversation does not eventually turn to a topic of who or what to fear. Many times that fear is attached to people of a different color or race. … [Read more...]

Are Evangelicals Fundamentalists?

by Bruce Gerencser cross posted from his blog The Life and Times of Bruce Gerencser(Editor's note: Since all Quiverfull either self-identify as either 'Fundamentalist' or 'Evangelical' with a great deal of overlap between the two I thought we'd best take a look at what they really are.)Many people think that Evangelicalism and fundamentalism are two different species of conservative Christianity. However, I plan to show in this post that Evangelicals are inherently fundamentalist and that the only issue is to what degree they are fundamentalist.Some of the confusion comes from the fact that there are Evangelicals, such as the Independent Fundamentalist (IFB) church movement, who … [Read more...]

What Good Evangelical Christians Looks Like

by Lana Hope cross posted from her blog Wide Open GroundRecently a conservative friend posted this video. In the video (do watch it), a man interviews various applicants who want to join the dating site Christian Mingle, and he asks the applicants a bunch of questions to find out whether they are a good Christian or not. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: The Pill Was a Conspiracy Against the Poor by the Rich?

Found on Ladies Against Feminism by Jennifer Roback Morse at Mercator.Net - The Ambiguous Legacy of the PillStrangest theory on why the birth control pill was invented. More of the devil is under every bush theory. … [Read more...]

When Church Hurts: Part 5

by Ellen cross posted from her blog When Church HurtsFor a few years, I had the privilege of serving in my church in several ways. I took classes, my husband and I took care of a significant portion of the landscape (which had been sorely neglected) – creating sacred spaces for people to find quiet time with the Lord, and I assisted with preparing food for Sunday morning fellowship. I also had the opportunity to teach classes over our final year there. … [Read more...]

Homeschool Sex Machine by Matthew Pierce

by Lana Hope cross posted from her blog Wide Open Ground I recently read Homeschool Sex Machine: Babies, Bible Quiz, and the Clinton Years. Written by Matthew Pierce, a homeschool alumni who is preparing to homeschool his own children, this short book is one man’s memory of the more insaner aspects of the conservative Christian homeschool movement. When Matthew first emailed me about his book, I knew this was a book I should read. I am glad I did. Homeschool Sex Machine is short, well-written, and funny. I say funny. Some of the remarks Matthew heard from the adults in the homeschool or fundamentalist Christian is not really funny. But Matthew managed to pull it off where I could laugh at … [Read more...]

Lourdes, Lifeboats, and Bounded Choice: The Complicated Process of Exiting Totalist Groups Part 3

by Cindy Kunsman cross posted from Spiritual Sounding Board Using Katie Botkin’s lifeboat analogy, Cindy Kunsman explores the “Second Generation Adult” and Lourdes Torres-Mantefeuel’s alleged sex abuse by Vision Forum’s Doug Phillips By Cindy Kunsman, UnderMuchGrace.com On the same day that Lourdes Torres-Manteufel’s petition was filed, the first cousin of Vision Forum’s Stay at Home Daughter evangelists/role models published a blog essay that I found deeply moving. Katie Botkin, the daughter of Geoffrey Botkin‘s brother Greg, noted that attorney David C. Gibbs III filed the documents on the anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic. Doug Phillips used the event as a talking point and cele … [Read more...]