Classical Conversations #1: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly

Classical Conversations, Homeschool, Classical Education, #ClassicalConvMadeKnown

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Congratulations, Julie Anne!

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-by Kathi

Many of you know that Julie Anne has been working on her bachelor’s degree in cyber security. How she has managed to juggle classes, kids, research and write stories for the blog, and advocate for victims is beyond me. She’s done a great job and I’m so excited for her and what she has accomplished!

Today is the last day for Julie Anne to turn in her assignments and graduation is on Friday. I hope you’ll all join me in doing a happy dance and celebrating Julie Anne!

Congratulations, friend!

 

Photo courtesy of Pixabay.

Paige Patterson, SWBTS, SEBTS, SBC Situation – Resource Links, Part 4

This post is a continuation of resource compilations begun April 28 about the emerging situation of Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary President Paige Patterson and implications for the Southern Baptist Convention. Compilations are news report and social media items selected by Brad/futuristguy, who is part of the Spiritual Sounding Board team. Social media responses are generally taken from Twitter, and although the initial post linked may not seem crucial, the thread typically contains important responses.

Resource Links, Part 1 – April 28 through May 22. Historical background resources, audiofile transcript, news articles and social media responses from April 28-May 22.

Resource Links, Part 2 – May 23-28. News articles and social media responses.

Resource Links, Part 3 – May 29 through June 3. News articles and social media responses.

Resource Links, Part 4 – June. Focus on statements and news articles related to topical and institutional issues in advance of the SBC annual meeting of June 11-12.

Final note: Listing here does NOT mean endorsement of content. This bibliography encompasses a modest range of source perspectives from people who would likely disagree on many things and agree on at least some things. They range from fundamentalist to conservative to moderate to progressive.

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TOPICS ON THIS PAGE:

  • Some Key Post-Meeting News and Articles [Added June 14]
  • “For Such A Time As This” SBC Rally [Added June 10]
  • Final Preparations for SBC Annual Meeting [Added June 10]
  • Missing SEBTS Archive Boxes; Publication of Student File Items
  • What Does the SBC Need To Do To “Clean House”? Some Views From Around the SBC

    • 1. Focus on Abuse, Survivors, #MeToo, #ChurchToo
    • 2. Focus on Leadership Diversity, Especially Racial/Ethnic
    • 3. Concerns about Mission, Structures, Activities

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Church: how it can be like an abusive spouse for some women

Domestic violence, evangelical churches, #churchDV #churchtoo



 

On Twitter, I saw a thread by Kaitlin @TuffTaffy who posted about the connection between the church and an abusive spouse. I asked Kaitlin permission to share it here and wanted it to open it up for conversation. I have compiled and edited them for easier reading below. Further down, you can find the original tweets. ~Julie Anne

 


 

For many women, the church is like an abusive spouse. Hear me out.

Intimate partner violence can be demonstrated in two ways: through the Power and Control Wheel and the Cycle of Violence.

The Cycle of Violence usually looks like this: Tension builds, an explosion happens, a honeymoon follows. All shrouded in denial. This graphic shows typical victim response to the violence in an attempt to prevent it. Continue reading

BREAKING: Statement by Kevin Ueckert, SWBTS Board of Trustees Chairman, on Firing of Paige Patterson, Missing SEBTS Archive Records, Unauthorized Publishing of Confidential Student File Documents

The following statement on the Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary website was posted approximately 4:30 pm Pacific Time on Friday, June 1st, by Kevin Ueckert, Chairman of the SWBTS Board of Trustees.

NOTE: Links to select related news stories, analysis, and social media commentary on this statement are in Paige Patterson, SWBTS, SBC Situation – Resource Links, Part 3.

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Based on a number of follow-up questions I have received this week, I am providing this additional statement related to our May 30, 2018 statement. The unanimous decision by the Executive Committee to immediately terminate Dr. Paige Patterson was prayerfully considered and warranted. Continue reading

Paige Patterson, SWBTS, SBC Situation – Resource Links, Part 3

This post is a continuation of resource compilations begun April 28 about the emerging situation of Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary President Paige Patterson and implications for the Southern Baptist Convention. Compilations are news report and social media items selected by Brad/futuristguy, who is part of the Spiritual Sounding Board team. Social media responses are generally taken from Twitter, and although the initial post linked may not seem crucial, the thread typically contains important responses.

Resource Links, Part 1 – April 28 through May 22. Historical background resources, audiofile transcript, news articles and social media responses from April 28-May 22.

Resource Links, Part 2 – May 23-28. News articles and social media responses.

Resource Links, Part 3 – May 29 through June 3. News articles and social media responses.

Resource Links, Part 4 – June. Focus on statements and news articles related to topical and institutional issues in advance of the SBC annual meeting of June 11-12.

Initial items posted May 30th. On and after May 31st, blog posts added will be noted with [Link added DATE.] to make searching for newest entries easier. Twitter links generally added the same day they were posted on Twitter.

Final note: Listing here does NOT mean endorsement of content. This bibliography encompasses a modest range of source perspectives from people who would likely disagree on many things and agree on at least some things. They range from fundamentalist to conservative to moderate to progressive.
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BREAKING NEWS: Dr. Paige Patterson Terminated, Effective Immediately: No Title, No Housing, No Ongoing Compensation

Paige Patterson, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, SBC, #Churchtoo, #ChurchToo, #MeToo

 

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A new statement was just released at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary: Continue reading

What Does Responding Biblically Really Mean?

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This will be short and sweet. I’m in the final crunch of school with only 2-1/2 weeks until graduation (woohoo!!).

Responding Biblically seems to be thrown around a lot. I just tweeted this because I was thinking about a recent debate on Twitter (which I will write about when I get more time).

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I think this phrase can be used in bad ways. I’d like to open this up for discussion.  Who gets to decide what is Biblical or not? Can you see how this phrase can be used to exert power over another?  Do you have any examples of this you would like to share? Does a pastor saying something is more biblical carry more weight? 

K.B. Davies Says Domestic Violence is No Excuse for Divorce Even in Case of Death

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-by Kathi

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K.B. Davies frequently comments on Lori Alexander’s Facebook page, The Transformed Wife. Lori allows his comments to stay and doesn’t challenge them. Why Lori leaves comments from men like K.B. and Trey unchallenged is mind boggling. Personally, I would distance myself as far away as possible from someone who uses the Bible to support domestic abuse. The fact that he comments on a women’s-only teaching page is for another day.

Digging a little deeper, he blogs and markets himself with the following: “Transformational Change Agent. Thought Leader. Spiritual Coach. Author & Speaker. Self Development. Personal Growth.”

K.B. Davies recently posted this on his Facebook page: Continue reading