NLQ Question of the Week: Why Keep Adding Rules and Moving the Goalpost?

This is a new series we have started running on Thursdays. Examining some of the questions involving long held Quiverfull theology and life.This morning as I was websurfing and reading the newest posts as various ministries websites my eye fell upon a post at John Piper's 'Desiring God' website that compares Bible reading preferences to Nathan's annual 4th of July competition hot dog eating contest. I quoted it for tonight's Quoting Quiverfull feature. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: You’re Reading Your Bible Wrong?

by David Mathis from John Piper's Desiring God - Bible Intake is Not a Hot Dog Eating ContestEditor's note: Time to break away from Larry Solomon's sex slave wish fulfillment saga and look at something slightly less disgusting, like someone making up rules about Bible reading, throwing  shade at those that may read it in marathon bursts instead of slowly with meditation on the word. This is another example of dangerous toxic thinking in the world of Quiverfull, this constant moving of the righteousness goal posts, making up new restrictive rules and trying to make others feel guilty. Does it really matter if you read your Bible one word at a time or several thousand? … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Does This Man Really Exist?

by Colin Campbell from Meat For Men - The Qualities of FatherhoodEditor's note: Nancy's husband Colin is now writing down the qualities a father  should have, which happen to be the exact same qualities listed in the Bible for leaders. Do guys like this really exist in complementarianism communities? … [Read more...]

Laws and Walls Won’t Protect Your Children

by Cindy Foster cross posted from  her blog Finding FundamentalI have a couple of predominant thoughts about the most recent revelation of Josh Duggar’s sexual deviancy.To all the fearful, loving Christian parents:There are no invisible walls-- no matter how well-intentioned, no matter how carefully and scripturally constructed, no matter how efficiently guarded-- thick enough to protect your young from their own humanity. … [Read more...]

Oh To Be A Pharisee! A Church’s Love Affair With Rules!

by Cindy Foster cross posted from her blog Finding Fundamental (God) Who also hath made us able ministers of the new testament; not of the letter, but of the spirit: for the letter killeth, but the spirit giveth life. II Corinthians 3:6 Why would anybody in their right mind want to live by the letter of Old Testament Law when the New Testament clearly teaches they have been set free?I believe an honest comparison of the ancient, biblical Pharisee to the modern-day 'Pharisee' in all of us could answer this question. … [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: Christianity and Divorce?

by an anonymous letter writer asking Michael Pearl's advice on divorce and remarriage at No Greater Joy - Divorce and RemarriageEditor's note: This is a bit unusual of a posting. Instead of directly quoting Michael Pearl on some topic he's bloviating on and putting others down in I'm posting the sad letter his ministry received by someone who sounds like they need help. This is what can happen when you try to legalistically try to follow every word in the Bible. Michael does not directly answer her question on if her marriage is adultery. Instead he tries to sell her his new book being published on Nov. 1, 2015 on divorce and remarriage, which is why I'm not posting his reply to her … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: A Problem Doesn’t Exist Because I’ve Never Seen It Before?

by JW from Thoughts, Opinions and Little Discoveries - Fundamentalism Gone WrongEditor's note: Posting this because the article goes on to discuss how NLQ found Vyckie Garrison hates God. Even though this type of legalism and Quiverfull goes on in most churches this Evangelical author seems to think it's limited to the Independent Fundamentalist Baptist and Fundamentalists in general. This is one of those fallacies in Christianity, that abuse is rare and the fault of the victim because they weren't practicing the 'right' type of Christianity. As usual the grammar, spelling and formatting go to the original author, I have not changed a thing. … [Read more...]

Attitude Matters

by Living Liminal cross posted from her blog Living LiminalThe other day, I had a conversation at work that got me thinking. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Covering Your Rear?

by Roxy from Living From Glory to Glory - Women Wearing Pants Everywhere We can be so vain or more, focused on comfort that we can forget about dressing in a feminine way, where only a dress or a skirt, might be a better choice of clothing.Why is it that some ladies will not ever wear a skirt or dress?This is not a matter of legalism.But rather maybe a dress code!Years ago it was considered rude not to dress in proper way!Dinner, Dates, Holidays, CHURCH...Will we make a choice to help turn the tide; Wear a skirt or dress and say NO to pants for just the sake of, Keeping skirts and dresses the choice of clothing for ladies onlyAs it stands it is the only thing we … [Read more...]


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