Quoting Quiverfull: Part 2 – Questioning the Pearls

by Michael Pearl from No Greater Joy magazine - But I Wanted to Ask Mr. PearlEditor's note: While the question may or may not be real the real shocker here is that Mr. Pearl has decent advice for a change. I guess even a stopped clock is right twice a day and that even he sometimes gets it right. Go figure. At least it doesn't involve Chick Tracts left in random places. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Babble it Out All the Time?

by Nancy Campbell from Above Rubies -Open Your MouthEditor's note: I thought that most fundamentalist and quiverfull circles insisted that women be quiet? I guess that doesn't apply if you're lording it over someone else with your Bible Speak (tm) … [Read more...]

How Fundamentalist Christians Ruin Christmas

by Bruce Gerencser cross posted from his blog The Life and Times of Bruce GerencserNow that I am no longer a Christian, I really enjoy Christmas. I know this might be hard for fundamentalist Christians to believe, but I enjoy Christmas now more than I ever did when I was a card-carrying member of Club Christian®. The reason is simple. From Thanksgiving to New Year’s, there were services to prepare, food drives to coördinate, and season-themed sermons to preach. Like the Easter season, Christmas was a high-stress, lots-of-work time for me. Quite frankly, I found it exhausting. Rarely did I have the time to just relax and enjoy Christmas. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Is It Ever Appropriate To Hand Out Tracts?

by Trish Ramos of Fish With Trish - The Righteous Aren't Always As Bold As A Lion LOLEditor's note: You remember Trish, don't you? She's the one that said that when you see another woman wearing something you think is immodest you should go up to her and point at the immodest display part and say 'uh oh' before handing them a tract on modesty. She's also a big supporter and friend to the guy we posted yesterday who thinks he's Christianity's answer to Jon Stewart - Todd Friel. Here's my question between his show and her tracts - are there appropriate times and places to hand out tracts? What about at a restaurant when people are just trying to get their meal on? Where is the line between … [Read more...]

Answering “Preparing To Be A Help Meet” – Young Man Witnessing to Young Lady

Another installment of giving better answers to the questions asked at Debi Pearl’s site message board for the book ‘Preparing To Be A Help Meet’. Many young ladies ask questions on all sorts of different subjects brought up by the book. There was just one big problem, many of the answers stray into either the outright bad and emotionally unhealthy to dangerous. Yes, typical Debi Pearl borderline abusive. Here’s what we’re going to be doing here at NLQ. Every week, once or twice a week, I’ll be posting up one of the questions from the message board and ask you, our readers, to answer that poor soul’s question in a way that is logical, rational and the best possible solution, in other words 18 … [Read more...]

Not Quoting Quiverfull: What is a Cult? Church of Wells Edition

According to the Wartburg Watch and Ronald Enroth's book "Church That Abuse" the hallmarks of a cult are - 1.   Control-oriented style of leadership2.   Spiritual elitism3.   Manipulation of members … [Read more...]

Why Ex-Christians Don’t Trust Evangelical Christians

by Bruce Gerencser cross posted from his blog The Way ForwardEvangelical Christians get upset when ex-Christians like me question, deflect, or reject their “love” and “friendship.” Take for example, a few comments on my recent post, When Evangelical Christians Say God speaks to Them: … [Read more...]

Christian Cliches: “Don’t Be Lukewarm”

by Kristen Rosser cross posted from her blog Wordgazer's WordsWhen I was a member of Maranatha Campus Ministries in college in the early 1980s, we used to drive five hours to Seattle every few months for a regional "Maranatha Leadership Training Seminar," or "MLTS."  Maranatha considered every member of its churches to be in training for some sort of Christian leadership.   If you were called to Maranatha, you were supposed to be part of a special rank of Christians-- God knew who His leaders were and deliberately called us into this ministry.  We were meant to stand out, to be a cut above. … [Read more...]

My Wish-I-Hadn’ts

by Kristen RosserI have, over the course of years that I've been a Christian, changed the way I think about a large number of things.  Some of the beliefs I used to hold caused me to treat people (or even myself) in ways that I'm sure now were not what Jesus wanted.  Though I'm sure I have His grace … [Read more...]


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