Quoting Quiverfull: A Sermon Without Jesus is Just Like Gluten Free Bread?

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by Phillip Bethancourt from John Piper's Desiring God blog - Beware Gluten-Free PreachingEditor's note: Had to share this bad analogy that has created interesting debate on some online groups. The original author does not come right out and diss those that stick to a GF diet but he hints that it's a fad by comparing gluten free bread to sermons without Jesus. He also quotes Charles Spurgeon. He doesn't seem to realize that true wheat allergy is a thing, one of the top ten food allergies, and that there are a wide variety of health reasons people avoid wheat flour, but instead behaves as though not eating wheat bread is some sort of faddish failing. How many of us here have become … [Read more...]

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I’m Allergic to the Bible

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by Melissa cross posted from her blog Permission To LiveI think I’m allergic to the bible. I’ve had many many people tell me to stop listening to everyone else and just read the bible, and I’ve tried again to read it consistently in recent months, but it’s no use.It’s not like I’d be reading something new anyways. I grew up saturated in the bible. We believed it was the literal word of God. We listened to it on tape, we read it everyday as a family, I read chapters upon chapters every day by myself. I have large portions of it memorized. I know what it says, I know what it teaches. I’ve read it in several versions. … [Read more...]

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Quoting Quiverfull: Defeat Divorce With Jesus?

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by Colin Campbell from Meat For Men - Double Our EffortsEditor's note: Interesting in light of the fact that Evangelical Christians and Christians in general have higher divorce rates than just about any other people group. So dear readers, what do you think causes marriages to work and not fail? Is it adding Jesus … [Read more...]

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Quoting Quiverfull: Hot Jesus Eyes!??

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by Paula Hendricks from Lies Young Women Believe - Christ or Crush?Editor's note: Thanks for pointing this one out Bruce Gerencser! Didn't know if it should be a 'Quoting Quiverfull' or a 'Laughter is Good Medicine' on NLQ because it's funny as can be with the original author thinking it's serious and good advice. I don't want to think about Jesus as 'The Hot Guy'. Ick factor infinity! … [Read more...]

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The Church’s Obsession With ‘Leadership’

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by Living Liminal from her blog Living LiminalAll the bullying and abuse I experienced in my ex-church revolved around the question of leadership and hierarchy. Who was in control. Who was 'over' whom. Who was top dog.Eventually, it became evident that the board of reference had covertly told elder J that he should be in top position and he was more than happy to agree with that. Of course, all this was backed up by God himself!But apparently God changed his mind (but only after people's lives had already been torn apart by this issue) and J ended up leaving to start his own 'church', presumably so he could really be the leader. … [Read more...]

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Me, My Period and Jesus

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by Samantha Field cross posted from Defeating The DragonsWe’re not under The Law anymore.It’s the typical Christian go-to explanation for why modern believers usually don’t attempt to follow all the prohibitions laid out in the Torah. We’re in the Church Age now, which means were Under Grace, which means those rules don’t really apply to us anymore. We can eat all the bacon we want. Of course, since I grew up in fundamentalism, I occasionally ran into families and churches that did actually try to do their best to follow “The Law,” although the way they applied it was a little silly. No eating pork or crab, but they were fine using the same bowls for cereal and stew.However, even … [Read more...]

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Laughter is the Best Medicine – Football or Hockey?

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WSWJW?What sport would Jesus watch? Would it have one of those guys like Tim Tebow shouting out that he was doing it for the glory of God with every point scored? Those annoyingly smug professional athletes that preen and suggest that they are top of the game because of the Almighty?Got this off Facebook and didn't get the original artist's name. … [Read more...]

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Everybody's dying to know!

by VyckieA friend and I were talking rather excitedly about my upcoming guest appearance on the Joy Behar Show.  We were chattering away when she suddenly asked me, "How are you going to respond if Joy asks you what you believe about religion now?"Well, to tell the truth, I was stumped.  I mean, I do have an answer to that question, but the minute my friend asked me about it, my brain froze up and I couldn't think of a thing to say. Oh no, I thought ~ what if I get totally stuck during the interview?  I'd better be prepared!  I'm sure I won't get a chance to to tell it all ~ but just for practice ~ and since I've been told that, "Everybody's dying to know!" ~ here's the summary that I … [Read more...]

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