In the Wake of Purity Culture: The Fall of Joshua Harris
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In the Wake of Purity Culture: The Fall of Joshua Harris

There is a trend in progressive Christianity that I don’t quite understand. It seems to have a very defined culture but it’s source seems elusive. Its the deconstruction and reconstruction part of the movement. I don’t know that it is a movement, but I’ll call it one because it seems to be such to me. … Continue reading

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Civil Religion: The Idol no Patriot Dares Mention

“Yet there is power — wonder-working power — in the goodness, and idealism, and faith of the American people.” Oh wait a second, that’s not how the hymn goes. I do believe the ‘wonder working power’ is in the blood of the lamb. But who needs the blood of the lamb when you’ve got the … Continue reading

Has anti-rape culture gone too far? The Duggars, Date Rape Nail Polish, and Demanding Middle School Girls
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Has anti-rape culture gone too far? The Duggars, Date Rape Nail Polish, and Demanding Middle School Girls

Is it possible to take a movement (if we can call it that) to end violence too far? What I’ve seen and read lately concerning rape culture, I think it is possible. Let me make some caveats first. First, Bill Gothard’s teachings are unquestionably, undeniably encouraging rape culture. Victims are taught to look within and … Continue reading