The Bait and Switch Evangelistic Methods of Evangelicals

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by Bruce Gerencser cross posted from his blog The Life and Times of Bruce Gerencser(Editor's note: People sometimes ask here how we've gotten hornswoggled into being Quiverfull or joining unhealthy churches. I think for some of us it starts with someone trying to do a friendship bait and switch conversion 'Come to Jesus' and sort of snowballs from there. Bruce Gerencser breaks it down in this article of how that works)On a previous iteration of this blog, a fundamentalist Christian by the name of Harold commented on The Jonathan Nichols Story:Growing up Gay in the IFB Church  post. This post is an excerpt of Jonathan’s story about being raised in the Newark Baptist Temple, the church … [Read more...]

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Quoting Quiverfull: Evangelising Via Fertility

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by Kelly Crawford from old-paths.com and Generation Cedar - Fertility: It is Evangelism! I’ve been talking about this for a long time, and will continue to.  The common misunderstanding about God’s command to “be fruitful and multiply” is that reproduction is a private choice, affecting only the private lives of each family (therefore, “stay out of my business”). … [Read more...]

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Laughter is the Best Medicine: Have You Found Jesus?

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How many of us have had door to door evangelists or missionaries show up on our doorstep to ask if we're found Jesus? Usually it happens when you are doing something difficult or messy, like hanging wallpaper or outside scrubbing the garbage cans out while not at your best. … [Read more...]

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