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...]

Not Quoting Quiverfull: What Happens to the Preyed Upon?

Remember that awful mea culpa of the youth pastor who'd been caught committing statutory rape with girl at his church as published in Christianity Today? The furor was so immediate and passionate that the story was eventually removed from all media outlets that published it.Now someone who was taken advantage by a youth pastor as an under legal age young woman with body image issues has stepped forward to tell what it's like to be on the receiving end of a sexual predator in t … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Who’s Judging and Intolerant of Who Here?

by Colin Campbell from Meat For Men -True Sons of God Do Not Tolerate What God Does Not Tolerate! The Cake Bakker (sic) in Colorado who is being forced by the powers that be to make a wedding cake for a gay marriage, which is against his convictions, is sickening to say the least. Although I understand, at this time, that the law in Colorado cannot force him, they will try to make him look an like evil and intolerant man. I pray he will stand strong in his convictions. … [Read more...]


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