A Letter to My Brothers – from Beth Moore’s blog

Dear Brothers in Christ, A few years ago I told my friend, Ed Stetzer, that, whenever he hears the news that I’m on my deathbed, he’s to elbow his way through my family members to interview me about what it’s been like to be a female leader in the conservative Evangelical world. He responded, “Why …

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Calvinism And Domestic Violence: there’s a correlation but we can’t say Calvinism *causes* domestic violence — A Cry For Justice

…there is a correlation between Calvinism and domestic violence. .. It is not Calvinism per se but mostly males who use Calvinism’s hierarchical theories and sovereignty theories to perform and justify behaviors. – Scot McKnight, reporting the findings of recent research into Domestic Violence Myth Acceptance (DVMA) and how that correlates with religiousness and particular types […]

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After a Leader’s Sin Has Been Revealed – by Michelle Van Loon

When a church leader chooses sexual sin, the effects of that sin are like a boulder dropped into a still pond. The ripples engulf everything in its path. 1,464 more words

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The Theology of Fear – from Marci Preheim’s blog

“Since the children have flesh and blood, he too shared in their humanity so that by his death he might break the power of him who holds the power of death…and free those who all their lives were held in slavery by their fear of death.” … 1,497 more words

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53: An Overcommitment to Biblical Inerrancy? (with Ray Gilford) Part 2 – The Preacher’s Forum — The Preacher’s Forum (reblogged)

Tweet In this final episode of MindShift for 2017, Ray Gilford and I finish our discussion we began last week on the subject of biblical inerrancy–the fundamentalist belief that “the Bible is 100% error-free”–inerrant. In Part 2, Ray opens up about his own personal journey away from church. The idea of biblical absolutism–the teaching that…

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Deconstructing Biblical Inerrancy – reblogged from The Preacher’s Forum

“So, for example, the first and original epistle Paul wrote to the church in Corinth would be illustrative of an original autograph, or first manuscript. However, for conservative scholars who affirm this teaching, there are several problems, chief of which is this: we do not possess a single original manuscript. How, then, are Christians to know for certain that their Bibles today—which are copies of copies of copies, and translations from dead languages to boot—are indeed both inspired and inerrant?”

Source: http://preachersforum.com/2017/12/15/deconstructing-biblical-inerrancy/

This is What Enables Evil to Hide in Our Churches — A Cry For Justice blog by pastor/ex-cop Jeff Crippen

This post is difficult for me to write because I have lived it so many, many times. The subject gets my blood pressure, dander, ire and anger “up” big time. I hate this stuff. It is soooo prevalent in our churches and there is no excuse for it. This time, as is so common, it […]

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