Time to Get Real: The Southern Baptist Convention Is Shrinking Faster Than the United Methodists —by The Wartburg Watch blog

There is no questions that the SBC is in decline. I do not think they know what the problems are.

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How Lori Alexander’s Teachings May Keep Women in Abusive Relationships. – by Spiritual Sounding Board blog

Lori Alexander, Emotional Abuse, Headship, Submission -by Kathi I’ve been reading Lori Alexander’s blogs for quite a while now. Just when I think her writing is the same old boring rhetoric she always blathers on about, she ups her game. Her recent post, “How Not to Get Married” is one that actually should be titled, […]

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“The Power of a Transformed Wife”. It’s All About Who is in Control. By Kathi at Spiritual Sounding Board blog

The Power of a Transformed Wife, Lori Alexander, Control, Submission This is a book review series of The Power of a Transformed Wife by Lori Alexander. If you are just joining us, you may click on previous chapter reviews to catch up. Introduction & Chapter 1 Chapter 2 **** *** Chapter 3 – Let it […]

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The Misinterpreted “Every Appearance of Evil”, and the Billy Graham Rule by Pastor Sam Powell

My Only Comfort

I’ve been gone and out of the loop for a while. The debate over the so-called “Billy Graham” rule, in light of the comments of Mike Pence, went on without me. That was probably a good thing.

But every generation renews its battle with the horrible interpretation of 1 Thessalonians 5:22. You have probably heard it:

22 Abstain from all appearance of evil. (1Th 5:22 KJV)

This is generally interpreted by small-minded men as an excuse to avoid interacting for good in the lives of others. When the passage is poorly translated, and taken out of context, it appears as if it is saying that one should avoid doing anything that someone else might take as being evil. Thus, lazy and guilt-ridden men can avoid interaction with “undesireables” and still pretend to take the high ground.

For example, I heard one man say that if he were driving alone down…

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How to Research and Avoid Churches Like Heritage Bible Chapel, Charles River Church, or Southshore Bible Church —The Wartburg Watch

How to avoid churches like Heritage Bible Chapel.

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What Do Women Long For? A Christmas Reflection — The Junia Project

Merry Christmas from The Junia Project! Today our gift to you is this thoughtful and poignant reflection about what women truly want for Christmas. May it be more so in 2017! “While in line at a downtown grocery store, a magazine headline caught my eye, “What Women Long For this Christmas.” The subtitle implied the…

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The Abuser in the Christmas Story (a re-post) — A Cry For Justice

Dear readers, we hope your Christmas day is or was* very happy, blessed and safe. On Christmas Day 2014 we published The Abuser in the Christmas Story. Today we’re giving you a link to that post so you can go back and revisit it. If you want to submit a comment, we’d prefer you do […]

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