Who’s Afraid of the Baby Jesus?

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Content note: brief mentions of child abuse, Christian patriarchy, Sovereign Grace MinistriesI remember a sermon I heard during chapel at my old Christian college around Christmas time. The speaker lamented the tendency to focus on┬ábaby┬áJesus around Christmas time. He chalked this up to a desire to make God/Jesus safe and gentle and helpless, and he called for us to instead think of God as the victorious, conquering, badass king from Revelation.This idea made a lot of sense to me at the t … [Read more...]

When churches hurt children

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Content Note: Child Abuse, SpankingI've followed Stuff Fundies Like for years now. It's been a great resource in my journey away from fundamentalism, helping me realize how harmful some of the stuff I'd been raised to see as normal really was. I'm far enough removed from that culture that I usually laugh at the entries, and laugh at myself for having once been so strongly a part of fundamental Baptist culture.But a recent post brought me to tears. I couldn't even laugh at the … [Read more...]


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