An Unnecessary Jesus?

An Unnecessary Jesus? he day I began to write about domestic spiritual abuse and the abusive aspect of modern patriarchy, especially within the Christian homeschooling movement, initiated a response I’ve heard repeatedly since: “Don’t throw the baby out with the bathwater.” It hasn’t always been clear whether people mean to say “Don’t throw Jesus away […]

Zelophehad’s Daughters | Guest Post by Cynthia Kunsman

Zelophehad’s Daughters | Guest Post by Cynthia Kunsman n acquaintance of mine asked me what I knew of some of the ideas that neo-patriarchy had about unmarried women living alone. I explained that some sectors within patriarchy maintain that Numbers 30 requires unmarried adult women to have an assigned male overseer who is accountable for […]

The Bondage of Betrothal

April 28, 2011 The Bondage of Betrothal by Eric M. Pazdziora One of the fundamental teachings of the Biblical Patriarchy and Quiverfull movements is the doctrine of “biblical courtship,” or “betrothal.” (My brother suggested the word “casuistries” instead of “teachings,” which is perfect except that I didn’t know it before, either.) This teaching has it […]

An Unnecessary Jesus?

An Unnecessary Jesus? he day I began to write about domestic spiritual abuse and the abusive aspect of modern patriarchy, especially within the Christian homeschooling movement, initiated a response I’ve heard repeatedly since: “Don’t throw the baby out with the bathwater.” It hasn’t always been clear whether people mean to say “Don’t throw Jesus away […]

An Unnecessary Jesus?

An Unnecessary Jesus? he day I began to write about domestic spiritual abuse and the abusive aspect of modern patriarchy, especially within the Christian homeschooling movement, initiated a response I’ve heard repeatedly since: “Don’t throw the baby out with the bathwater.” It hasn’t always been clear whether people mean to say “Don’t throw Jesus away […]

The Bondage of Betrothal

The Bondage of Betrothal by Eric M. Pazdziora One of the fundamental teachings of the Biblical Patriarchy and Quiverfull movements is the doctrine of “biblical courtship,” or “betrothal.” (My brother suggested the word “casuistries” instead of “teachings,” which is perfect except that I didn’t know it before, either.) This teaching has it that since a […]

The Bondage of Betrothal

The Bondage of Betrothal by Eric M. Pazdziora One of the fundamental teachings of the Biblical Patriarchy and Quiverfull movements is the doctrine of “biblical courtship,” or “betrothal.” (My brother suggested the word “casuistries” instead of “teachings,” which is perfect except that I didn’t know it before, either.) This teaching has it that since a […]

The Bondage of Betrothal

The Bondage of Betrothal by Eric M. Pazdziora One of the fundamental teachings of the Biblical Patriarchy and Quiverfull movements is the doctrine of “biblical courtship,” or “betrothal.” (My brother suggested the word “casuistries” instead of “teachings,” which is perfect except that I didn’t know it before, either.) This teaching has it that since a […]

Emmanuel

Emmanuel “And when I passed by you and saw you struggling in your own blood, I said to you in your blood, ‘Live!’ Yes, I said to you in your blood, ‘Live!’”Ezekiel 16:6 “Just wait till you live in the real world,” they said, trampling my Jesus-heart. “The real world. You will change. You’ll see.” […]

The Myth of “Normal”

The Myth of “Normal” When I was young, I envied those who told breath-catching testimonials of how they came to Christ. I  listened, enraptured, to stories featured on our local religious radio station and dreamed of how thrilled God must be with these dramatically-acquired souls. Many met Him in death-defying places; others spoke of time […]