Bill Gothard, Christianity and Politics, Disturbing Trends, Doug Phillips & Vision Forum, Full-Quiver, Homeschool Movement, Patriarchal-Complementarian Movement, Reconstructionist-Dominion Movement

Rep. Matt Shea: When Politics is Fueled by Religion that Harms

Rep. Matt Shea, Biblical Basis for War, Politics, Religion, Dominionism *** I intentionally do not delve into politics much on this blog because politics is divisive and conversation can deteriorate quickly. However, today I want to mention one candidate whose religion is interfering with his politics in a way that could harm. I found about… Continue reading Rep. Matt Shea: When Politics is Fueled by Religion that Harms

Christian Marriage, Courtship, Doug Phillips & Vision Forum, Full-Quiver, Homeschool Movement, Parenting, Patriarchal-Complementarian Movement, Reconstructionist-Dominion Movement, Stay-At-Home Daughters Movement, Women and the Church

Capturing the Minds of Daughters via Reconstructionism, Gary DeMar, The American Vision, and the Homeschool Movement

The American Vision, Gary DeMar, Rushdoony, Gary North, Reconstructionism, Dominionism, Homeschool Movement, Quiverfull, Patriarchy, Doug Phillips, Daughters   With the demise of the mministry of Doug Phillips, and now the negative connotations of the word patriarchy, I've wondered what would be happening in Reconstructionist/Dominionist circles. It's been a while since I've written about Reconstructionism/Dominionism and… Continue reading Capturing the Minds of Daughters via Reconstructionism, Gary DeMar, The American Vision, and the Homeschool Movement

ABUSE & VIOLENCE IN THE CHURCH, Abuse Systems and Transformation Tools, Calvary Chapel Lawsuit, Doug Wilson, Failure to Report Crimes, Mandatory Reporting, Mental Health and the Church, Misuse of Scripture, Modesty and Purity Teachings, Narcissistic Pastors, Reconstructionist-Dominion Movement, Recovery Process, Sexual Abuse/Assault and Churches, Shunning, Spiritual Abuse, SPIRITUAL ABUSE RECOVERY, Spiritual Bullies, Statute of Limitations, Word of Faith Movement

A Spotlight on Abuse and Death of VCY America Founder Vic Eliason

  *** Here are some interesting articles that have been making the rounds: If you have not seen Spotlight, I urge you to see it. It is about "Spotlight" a specific group of investigative reporters from the Boston Globe who uncovered the systemic sex abuse and cover-up in the Catholic Church. This movie is very… Continue reading A Spotlight on Abuse and Death of VCY America Founder Vic Eliason

C.J. Mahaney, Doug Wilson, Failure to Report Crimes, Mandatory Reporting, Reconstructionist-Dominion Movement, Sexual Abuse/Assault and Churches, Sovereign Grace Ministries, Sovereign Grace Ministries Lawsuit, Spiritual Abuse

Doug Wilson’s Christ Church and Handling of Sex Abuse Cases to be Investigated by Insider?

Doug Wilson, CREC, Christ Church, Moscow Idaho, Randy Booth, Steven Sitler, Jamin Wight, Sex Abuse, Pedophile Christ Church has posted an announcement on their website. Inquiry into the Pastoral Ministry of Christ Church (Moscow, Idaho) October 3, 2015 The CREC began a process a couple of weeks ago aimed at addressing the legitimate questions and… Continue reading Doug Wilson’s Christ Church and Handling of Sex Abuse Cases to be Investigated by Insider?

Doug Wilson, Narcissistic Pastors, No-Talk Rule, Patriarchal-Complementarian Movement, Reconstructionist-Dominion Movement, Sexual Abuse/Assault and Churches, Spiritual Bullies, Women and the Church

Sex Abuse Victim Natalie Rose Greenfield, the Timeline, Doug Wilson’s Attempt to Shift Focus off the Real Story

Doug Wilson, Christ Church, CREC, Sex Abuse, Natalie Rose Greenfield, Timeline, Jamin Wight With Natalie's permission, I am once again cross-posting her most recent article which gives further clarification on her sex abuse case. Why? Because Pastor Doug Wilson is trying to push his narrative using his public platform which has a larger following than Natalie.… Continue reading Sex Abuse Victim Natalie Rose Greenfield, the Timeline, Doug Wilson’s Attempt to Shift Focus off the Real Story

Biblical Counseling, Calvinism, Christian Marriage, Dictators, Doug Wilson, It's All About the Image, Leaving the Church, Mandatory Reporting, Marriages Damaged-Destroyed by Sp. Ab., Narcissistic Pastors, No-Talk Rule, Patriarchal-Complementarian Movement, Reconstructionist-Dominion Movement, Sexual Abuse/Assault and Churches, Shunning, Spiritual Abuse, Spiritual Bullies, Women and the Church

Doug Wilson Series: Introduction, Christ Church Celebrates 40 years and Background

Doug Wilson, Christ Church, CREC, Greyfriars Hall, Association of Classical & Christian Schools, Canon Press, New Saint Andrews, Steven Sitler, Jamin Wight ** To have a right to do a thing is not at all the same as to be right in doing it. ~G.K. Chesterton Last night, I returned home after a 1-1/2 day trip… Continue reading Doug Wilson Series: Introduction, Christ Church Celebrates 40 years and Background

Abuse Systems and Transformation Tools, Bill Gothard, Doug Phillips & Vision Forum, Failure to Report Crimes, Full-Quiver, Homeschool Movement, IBLP and ATI, Lourdes Torres vs Doug Phillips lawsuit, Mandatory Reporting, Reconstructionist-Dominion Movement, Sexual Abuse/Assault and Churches, Spiritual Abuse, Statute of Limitations

Victim of Bill Gothard’s Teachings Speaks out about Josh Duggar Scandal, Mike Huckabee: Bill Gothard’s Dangerous Agenda and Influence in Political Arena and Society at Large

*** Bill Gothard, Mike Huckabee, Sex Abuse Coverup, Political and Social Influence, and an Agenda *** *** Some may remember Dash's (pseudonym) personal story I posted a while back. Dash was raised with parents who adhered to Bill Gothard's teachings and suffered severe emotional, physical, and spiritual abuse. I covered his story in two articles: Man… Continue reading Victim of Bill Gothard’s Teachings Speaks out about Josh Duggar Scandal, Mike Huckabee: Bill Gothard’s Dangerous Agenda and Influence in Political Arena and Society at Large

Geoffrey Botkin, Homeschool Movement, Kevin Swanson, Reconstructionist-Dominion Movement, Stay-At-Home Daughters Movement

Second-Generation Homeschoolers: Will They Be Homeschool Dropouts?

*** Will Second Generation homeschoolers continue with the vision given to them by their first-generation parents, or will they stagnate and decay? **** Posted on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/westernconservatory/posts/773859062683731 *** Second-Generation Homeschoolers:  Will They Be Homeschool Dropouts? by Kathi Homeschool Dropouts is a documentary which features the children (Anna, Benjamin, David, Elizabeth and Isaac) of Geoffrey and… Continue reading Second-Generation Homeschoolers: Will They Be Homeschool Dropouts?

Christian Marriage, Feminist Agenda, God's Design for the Family, Parenting, Patriarchal-Complementarian Movement, Reconstructionist-Dominion Movement, Women and the Church

Biblical Parental Authority: Is Mom Equal with Dad on the Hierarchy Ladder or is Dad on the Highest Rung?

*** What does the Bible say about parental authority? Is mom equal with dad? *** *** Disobedience to God can lead to judgment. If fathers relinquish a degree of their authority in the home, then their home could be at risk. Steve C. Halbrook *** So, tell me how it works in your home.  Does… Continue reading Biblical Parental Authority: Is Mom Equal with Dad on the Hierarchy Ladder or is Dad on the Highest Rung?

Doug Phillips & Vision Forum, Homeschool Movement, IBLP and ATI, Ken Ham, Reconstructionist-Dominion Movement, Young Earth Creation

Attention Homeschool Moms: A Potential Homeschool Mom Asks about Agenda-Free Christian Homeschool Curricula

*** Christian Homeschool Curricula:  How can we find safe and agenda-free material to use? ***   On the SSB Facebook page, I posted a link to an article, Duggar Family to Homeschool with Alpha Omega Publications). The Duggar family, as you may be aware, is the quiverfull family on the very popular TLC show, 19 Kids and Counting. The… Continue reading Attention Homeschool Moms: A Potential Homeschool Mom Asks about Agenda-Free Christian Homeschool Curricula

Homeschool Movement, Patriarchal-Complementarian Movement, Reconstructionist-Dominion Movement, Spiritual Abuse, Stay-At-Home Daughters Movement, Women and the Church

Did Stacy McDonald and Kelly Crawford Pass the Duck Test on Patriarchy?

*** Patriarchy or not Patriarchy - Stacy McDonald and Kelly Crawford respond to my recent article and reveal their true colors. Does it walk like a duck? Quack like a Duck? ***   Suppose you see a bird walking around in a farm yard. This bird has no label that says 'duck'. But the bird… Continue reading Did Stacy McDonald and Kelly Crawford Pass the Duck Test on Patriarchy?

Doug Phillips & Vision Forum, Doug Wilson, Failure to Report Crimes, Homeschool Movement, Ken Ham, Learn to Discern, Lourdes Torres vs Doug Phillips lawsuit, Patriarchal-Complementarian Movement, Reconstructionist-Dominion Movement, Scott Brown, Sexual Abuse/Assault and Churches, Vision Forum, Women and the Church

Queen Bees of Homeschooling Stacy McDonald and Kelly Crawford Don’t Like the “Victim” Word in the Lourdes Torres-Manteufel vs. Doug Phillips Lawsuit

*** Well-known homeschooling moms Kelly Crawford and Stacy McDonald comment regarding the "victim" word with regard to the Lourdes Torres-Manteufel vs. Doug Phillips lawsuit. *** Doug Wilson comments as follows regarding Doug Phillips's sexual sins against Lourdes Torres-Manteufel:   (Trigger warning for survivors of victimization by sexual abuse or assault, and/or spiritual abuse.) There has been… Continue reading Queen Bees of Homeschooling Stacy McDonald and Kelly Crawford Don’t Like the “Victim” Word in the Lourdes Torres-Manteufel vs. Doug Phillips Lawsuit

Christian Marriage, Doug Phillips & Vision Forum, Doug Wilson, Extra-Biblical Nonsense, Failure to Report Crimes, God's Design for the Family, Homeschool Legal Defense Association, Homeschool Movement, IBLP and ATI, Kevin Swanson, Legalism, Mandatory Reporting, Marriages Damaged-Destroyed by Sp. Ab., Mike Farris, Patriarchal-Complementarian Movement, Patrick Henry College, Reconstructionist-Dominion Movement, Sexual Abuse/Assault and Churches, Spiritual Abuse, Spiritual Bullies, Vision Forum, Women and the Church

Patriarchy: Doug Phillips, Bill Gothard, Doug Wilson and Damage Control

** Media and blogosphere are abuzz with sex abuse stories coming from Patriarchy proponents, Bill Gothard and Doug Phillips. Gothard releases a statement, other Christian leaders defend Patriarchy. ** I tell you what, my head is spinning this week with so many items of news regarding scandals by Christian leaders, especially within Christian Patriarchy.  But… Continue reading Patriarchy: Doug Phillips, Bill Gothard, Doug Wilson and Damage Control

Doug Phillips & Vision Forum, Homeschool Movement, Narcissistic Pastors, No-Talk Rule, Patriarchal-Complementarian Movement, Reconstructionist-Dominion Movement, Sexual Abuse/Assault and Churches, Spiritual Abuse, Vision Forum

Attempting to Set the Doug Phillips Record Straight: Part 1 – The Puzzle of Control

*     *     * Attempting to Set the Doug Phillips Record Straight:  The Puzzle, Types of Control by Church Leaders, Vision Forum, Boerne Christian Assembly, and a Characterization of Phillips *     *     * BEFORE WE BEGIN: In this series of articles on Doug Phillips and Vision Forum, I will… Continue reading Attempting to Set the Doug Phillips Record Straight: Part 1 – The Puzzle of Control

Doug Phillips & Vision Forum, Homeschool Movement, Patriarchal-Complementarian Movement, Reconstructionist-Dominion Movement, Sexual Abuse/Assault and Churches, Spiritual Abuse, Vision Forum

Attempting to Set the Doug Phillips Record Straight: Introduction

*** Attempting to Set the Doug Phillips Record Straight:  Introduction *** My perspective on his life is different —appreciation, gratitude, disagreement, sadness.  His life is a reminder that whether your name is Alexander the Great, Leonardo da Vinci, or Steve Jobs, in the end, your physical body becomes food for worms.  More importantly, your eternal… Continue reading Attempting to Set the Doug Phillips Record Straight: Introduction

Domestic Violence and Churches, Doug Phillips & Vision Forum, Failure to Report Crimes, Full-Quiver, Homeschool Movement, Learn to Discern, Patriarchal-Complementarian Movement, Reconstructionist-Dominion Movement, Vision Forum

Learn to Discern: Response to the Doug Phillips Sex Abuse Scandal

 *     *     * Learn to discern - taking a closer look at a response to the Doug Phillips sex abuse scandal *     *     * Not long ago, I found a comment on a public Facebook page by a man named Paul Dorr. He was responding to a… Continue reading Learn to Discern: Response to the Doug Phillips Sex Abuse Scandal

Christian Marriage, Doug Phillips & Vision Forum, Homeschool Movement, Leaving the Church, Marriages Damaged-Destroyed by Sp. Ab., Patriarchal-Complementarian Movement, Reconstructionist-Dominion Movement, Spiritual Abuse, Spiritual Bullies, Vision Forum

How do you warn someone about a dangerous spiritual group? What if that person is your spouse?

*** How do you warn someone about a dangerous or spiritually abusive leader or group?  What if that someone is your spouse? *** Commenter, TIA, responded to my comment with a couple of key questions that were left unanswered.  I think would be helpful to discuss these important questions, especially in light of the second… Continue reading How do you warn someone about a dangerous spiritual group? What if that person is your spouse?

Doug Phillips & Vision Forum, Family Integrated Churches, Reconstructionist-Dominion Movement, Scott Brown, Vision Forum

Christian Patriarchy is Alive and Well: NCFIC Director Scott Brown Moves into Position to Fill the Void Left by Doug Phillips/Vision Forum

** Scott Brown of NCFIC is posed to fill the void left by Doug Phillips and Vision Forum to further the Christian Patriarchy Movement among homeschool families and family-integrated churches by promoting Reconstructionist and Patriarchal agendas. ** Source** With the demise of Vision Forum Ministries and the vacancy left by Doug Phillips after the public… Continue reading Christian Patriarchy is Alive and Well: NCFIC Director Scott Brown Moves into Position to Fill the Void Left by Doug Phillips/Vision Forum

Reconstructionist-Dominion Movement

Oscar’s Governor Board Strikes Faith-Based “Alone Yet Not Alone” Oscar Nomination

** The Oscar's governor's board has voted to rescind the nomination of faith-based film, "Alone Yet Not Alone" from the best original song list due to an unfair advantage by Bruce Broughton.  The song by the same title was sung by Joni Eareckson Tada. ** ** The Hollywood Reporter has a breaking story regarding the… Continue reading Oscar’s Governor Board Strikes Faith-Based “Alone Yet Not Alone” Oscar Nomination

Doug Phillips & Vision Forum, Homeschool Movement, Reconstructionist-Dominion Movement, Vision Forum

TW Eston, Co-Blogger at Jen’s Gems blog is a Rushdoony Fan and a Kinist?

*     *     * TW Eston blogs with Jen at Jen's Gems blog who has been exposing Doug Phillips of Vision Forum.  It's been pretty obvious that he is a fan of Rushdoony, but he's also Kinist? *     *     * This is going to be a quickie because… Continue reading TW Eston, Co-Blogger at Jen’s Gems blog is a Rushdoony Fan and a Kinist?