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…

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

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/

(John Piper’s) Bethlehem Baptist Church in Minnesota Excommunicates Domestic Abuse Victim – reblogged article

via Bethlehem Baptist Church Excommunicates Victim of Domestic Violence

via Bethlehem Baptist Church Excommunicates Victim of Domestic Violence — Speakingtruthinlove’s Blog

Undue Influence and its Widespread Use • Open Minds Foundation

Note: My former pastors/elders at Grace Bible Fellowship of Silicon Valley use undue influence on church members, complete with threats in meetings that church members are ordered to, demands for “obedience” to a senior pastor (Cliff McManis) with FAKE degrees incluing a FAKE Ph.D. from a diploma mill, excommunications and shunnings of church members who used an iota of critical thinking skills, and outright lying. NeoCalvinist churches like GBFSV and other high-control groups/authoritarian groups are notorious for whipping their members into obedience via undue influence.

Undue Influence is widespread in today’s world, and our goal is to proof society against undue influence in all its forms.

Source: Undue Influence and its Widespread Use • Open Minds Foundation

My Story of Surviving Domestic Abuse by Ally Kern, guest post on The Junia Project blog

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Please share to raise awareness in your circles! “I thought my dreams were about to come true when I [finally] got married. I left my family, friends, and my job as a pastor in Canada to move to the U.S. for love. I had waited a long time to…

via My Story of Surviving Domestic Abuse — The Junia Project

A High View of Marriage Includes Divorce — by Rebecca VanDoodewaard, author, on The Gentle Reformation blog

Here is another important article about divorce, since so many churches — especially Complementarian/Patriarchy/NeoCalvinist are burdening people, in particular wives, with the (false) idea that they must stay in abusive marriages and be submissive doormats.

“Evangelical and confessional churches are striving to maintain a high view of marriage in a culture that is ripping the institution to shreds. So extra-biblical barriers to divorce can be well-meant. They try to protect marriage by doing everything possible to avoid divorce. In doing so, they not only fail to keep a high view of marriage. They also spread lies about the gospel, divorce, the value of people, the character of God, and the nature of sexual sin.”

Via: http://gentlereformation.com/2017/07/20/a-high-view-of-marriage-includes-divorce/

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.

via Time to Get Real: The Southern Baptist Convention Is Shrinking Faster Than the United Methodists —