NLQ Question of the Week: Why Ask God Only For Little Things?

This is a new series we have started running on Thursdays. Examining some of the questions involving long held Quiverfull theology and life. … [Read more...]

Quit Complaining, Your Suffering is Nothing Compared to What Jesus Faced

by Bruce Gerencser cross posted from his blog The Life and Times of Bruce GerencserSnark Ahead! Easily offended Evangelicals should avoid reading this post. You’ve been warned!One way Evangelical preachers shame complaining congregants into silence is to remind them of Jesus’ suffering on the cross for sin. One such example of this kind of thinking was recently posted on the Seeking His Kingdom blog. In a July 18, 2016 post titled Why Do You Make Me Suffer?, Andi Garcia — a woman who believes she is “supposed to share His [God’s]  message and to let others know that we are to seek Him at all times” — had this to say about those who complain: … [Read more...]

NLQ Question of the Week: What is Behind All the Judging?

This is a new series we have started running on Thursdays. Examining some of the questions involving long held Quiverfull theology and life.Ran across a photo this morning that asks about judging others and what are the real motives or reasons why it occurs. And boy, does it occur in the church. Just one quick gander through the quiverfull blogger blogosphere and you see people, churches, places, ideas, politicians, governments and more meted out harsh judgement and put into a near tidy box (usually filled with hate), categorized and dismissed as lacking. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Dig Deep or You’re Not Doing it Right?

by Colin Campbell from Meat For Men - Deep WellsEditor's note: Colin tells us what he thinks a weak useless Christian looks like. I don't know but many of these sound more like problems in fundamentalism from here. … [Read more...]

This is Your Brain on Fundamentalism

by Samantha Field cross posted from her blog Samantha P Field.comI grew up in Christian fundamentalism, and now I’m a progressive Christian. Surprisingly, at least to me, that particular path is an unusual one, although probably not rare. Speaking from personal observation, it seems like the more usual route out of Christian fundamentalism isn’t liberal Christianity, but atheism.Unfortunately, it seems like there’s a lot of atheists out there who gave up on their religion, but didn’t give up fundamentalism. A little while … [Read more...]

Considering the World

by Kaleesha Williams cross posted from her blog The Lost (and Found) Mind of Kaleesha WilliamsHere we are, on our way home from Hannibal, Missouri, the childhood home of Samuel Clemens (Mark Twain) and the office of a lovely oral surgeon who was good enough to remove my eldest child’s wisdom teeth from her small, crowded mouth so that her braces might be more effective in correcting her teeth. Little of that is relevant to this blogpost, but since when have I limited myself to the relevant? … [Read more...]

Help For Those With Doubts

by Bruce GerencserYou are a Christian.You put your faith and trust in Jesus Christ.You have been baptized and you are a member in good standing of … [Read more...]


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