“Children obey your parents”? – Part 1 by Rebecca Davis on Here’s The Joy blog

A letter asked for help with Scriptures that teach “children obey your parents,” not just when a young child is being told to sin, but also when an adult child is being controlled. To answer the question, I look at the Greek words, the context, and other admonitions in the Scriptures.

via “Children obey your parents”? Part One — Here’s the Joy

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…

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Nothing like The Sheep Sermon to make you feel stupid, disgusting, and useless — -by Rebecca Davis @ Here’s the Joy blog

Not long ago I visited a church where I got to hear The Sheep Sermon again. It had been quite a while, years I guess. But The Sheep Sermon hadn’t changed a whole lot over the years. It even still had the part about the broken leg.

via Nothing like The Sheep Sermon to make you feel stupid, disgusting, and useless — Here’s the Joy

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 […]

via This is What Enables Evil to Hide in Our Churches — A Cry For Justice

From Complementarian to Egalitarian: My Story by Jenn Dieringer— The Junia Project

I was 32 years old before I heard the word egalitarian. My universe was very small growing up. I, sort of, realized there was a Christian culture outside of my soft patriarchal, quiverfull one. But that’s how it was always understood. Being out there, on the fringe, barely Christian, if they were Christian at all.…

via From Complementarian to Egalitarian: My Story — The Junia Project

Woman as Owned Property – A Prevailing Mentality in the Church – A Cry for Justice blog by pastor/former cop Jeff Crippen

I have mentioned in past articles that I have known professing Christian men (and women who have bought into it) who really believe that a wife is the husband’s property. Owned. He sees his children that way too, even when they grow up. His. Mine. Holds the title deed to them. One such man — […]

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