Bizarre Biases and Memory Orientation: Craniorectal Inversions 3 Thru 5

by Cindy Kunsman cross posted from her blog Under Much GraceAll images by Cindy Kunsman and Under Much Grace used with permission. In the previous set of posts about the Ladder of Inference, we named Inattentional Blindness as our most recent cognitive bias of interest [a.k.a. CranioRectal Inversion (CRI)]. The Invisible Gorilla demonstrated for us that we don't take information in objectively, and that focus and other factors in our environment can alter our attention. You would think that someone would notice something as absurd as a gorilla walking through a group of kids passing basketballs back and forth, but 50% of people never see the gorilla because of the divided attention task … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Mothers Must Give All?

by Abigail Dodds of John Piper's The Counsel for Biblical Manhood and Womanhood - 5 Truth For Our DaughtersEditor's note: This is a not a completely toxic ideas article. In some of the unquoted parts it talks about accepting your looks and body as they are and that not every woman will marry and have children. But this part could have been written by any other typical Quiverfull female cultural enforcer, like Nancy Campbell or Debi Pearl. The idea that if you do manage to marry you must only be a wife and mother to exclusion of all else. It's simply not that black and white. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Submitting Even Unto Rinsing Dishes His Way?

by Martha Peace from John Piper's The Counsel on Biblical Manhood and Womanhood - Soap Bubble SubmissionEditor's note: Here's a piece by another woman in Quiverfull that seems to think that rational discussion of problems with the males in your life over mundane and petty irritations isn't to be done. Instead smile and submit. This is one of the many reasons a lot of women love their automatic dishwashers. Why are simple problems treated like something big and no one is ever willing to discuss things in this world? … [Read more...]

Not Quoting Quiverfull: Embracing Halloween?

by David Mathis of John Piper's Desiring God - Take Halloween CaptiveEditor's note: While there are some things in this article that aren't great, it's surprising in a good way when you see a ministry that usually promotes poisonous theology that spiritually abuses others to take a common sense stance that lines up closer with the words of Jesus than 99% of the other Evangelicals on this same subject. Thankfully he's not saying to wrap those candy bars in tracts either.. … [Read more...]

Not Quoting Quiverfull: Silencing Women Is Wrong

by Tim Fall's blog Tim's Blog: Just One Train Wreck After Another - Silencing Women - the guaranteed way for men to stay in controlEditor's note: Mr. Fall is addressing Tim Bayly's recent childish temper tantrum over Patheo's own bloggers Rachel Miller and Valerie Hobbs of Jesus Creed for saying that the subordination of women in the church is wrong and calling out the misogyny of Doug Wilson and John Piper. Remember when Piper said woman should not be police officers or anything traditionally masculine in the work place? Mr. Fall's entire piece is excellent but we're quoting here the meat of the argument. Enjoy. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: It’s Our Jobs As Wives To Keep Husbands ‘Christ-Like’?

by Elizabeth Wann from John Piper's Desiring God - Helpers for Unfinished HusbandsEditor's note: More of that 'control your thoughts and attitudes' from another female cultural enforcer. However I think Debi Pearl would massively disagree with this woman over what a helper's role is in a marriage. This lady says that we can graciously confront and is implying that good patriarchs are imperfect! Imagine that! … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Disaster as Divine Disapproval?

by Vaneetha Rendall from Desiring God and as quoted by Ladies Against Feminism - The Greatest Gift Is God Himself - Is Suffering a Sign of Divine Disapproval?Editor's note: For a change here's an article from Desiring God that is usually reasonable. The author and her husband suffered the loss of a baby who started having problems in utero. The usual suspects starting saying and doing the usual things about praying. The author believed the teaching that suffering was merely God's disapproval, a divine swat on the behind to show you're doing something wrong. How many times in the QF movement have we seen people blaming all sorts of things happening on God's disapproval: 9/11? Tsunamis and … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Nudity in Entertainment is Always Porn?

by John Piper from his blog Desiring God - 12 Questions to Ask Before You Watch "Game of Thrones" A day later, Adam emailed to ask: “Pastor John, what would you say to a Christian who watches the cable TV show Game of Thrones?” This is a television series rated TV-MA, and has become rather infamous for its explicit nudity and sex scenes, and for graphic scenes of rape and sexual violence against women.Game of Thrones is now the most popular series in HBO history, with an average audience of more than 18 million viewers.What follows is a slightly edited transcript of John Piper’s response in today’s episode of Ask Pastor John. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Training Out Undesirable Traits in Kids is THAT Simple?

by Owen Strachan of Desiring God in John Piper's new book 'Good: The Joy of Christian Manhood and Womanhood' - from pages 25 to 26 in the introduction. It’s a story of a little boy whose body was weak. He couldn’t walk, and he was carried everywhere he went. Over time, he became needy, weepy, and constantly made requests of those around him. If you saw him, you would have pitied him. He was not even ten years of age and already way behind. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: No Divorce Even if Abused?

by Sam Crabtree at John Piper's Desiring God blog - Until Death Do We Part - For Real Some disapprove, saying that Jesus allows exceptions — that is, he allows divorce in cases of adultery — but a careful reading of Matthew 5:32 shows that adultery does not nullify or overrule what God has joined together. Rather than adultery being a cause for divorce, it is the divorce and remarriage of divorced parties which causes adultery. … [Read more...]