Christian Marriage, Complementarianism, Doctrine as Idol, Domestic Violence, John Piper, Lori Alexander, Marriage, Marriages Damaged-Destroyed by Sp. Ab., Spiritual Abuse, The Transformed Wife, Uncategorized

God Loves Victims More Than Saving an Abusive Marriage

Lori Alexander, John Piper, Christian Marriage, Divorce -By Kathi It is no surprise that Lori Alexander at The Transformed Wife is pushing John Piper's words on marriage and divorce. Lori continues to show that there is no room for divorce when a woman is in an abusive marriage. Women in abusive marriages who go to Lori… Continue reading God Loves Victims More Than Saving an Abusive Marriage

Biblical Counseling, Desiring God, John Piper, Mental Health and the Church, Troubling Tweets

Desiring God’s Attitude Toward Mental Health

Desiring God; John Piper; Church Attitudes Toward Mental Health -by Kathi There has been much talk recently about Desiring God's tweet on February 6, 2018. *** The concern over this tweet is the lack of consideration for how complex the mind is and how trauma affects the brain. Why do so many Christians think that… Continue reading Desiring God’s Attitude Toward Mental Health

ABUSE & VIOLENCE IN THE CHURCH, Compassion in Action, Doctrine as Idol, John Piper, Parenting

John Piper Responds to Dad’s Question Regarding His Child’s Extreme Anxiety about Hell

John Piper, Christian Parenting, Glorious, Hell, Anxiety At John Piper's Desiring God website, they feature Ask John series in which listeners send their questions to John Piper for response. The following question came from a dad named Michael who asked John Piper the following: A question from Michael: “Pastor John, how can I talk to my… Continue reading John Piper Responds to Dad’s Question Regarding His Child’s Extreme Anxiety about Hell

Biblical Manhood, Complementarianism, Desiring God, Egalitarianism, Extra-Biblical Nonsense, Gender Roles, John Piper, Uncategorized

John Piper on Complementarianism: A Hill to Die On

John Piper, Desiring God, Complementarianism, Egalitarianism, Gender Roles -by Kathi Desiring God recently posted an episode of Ask Pastor John titled, "Is Male Headship a Lost Cause?" The question posed to John Piper comes from a seminary student in the United Kingdom who is discouraged to see more churches in his country move toward egalitarianism.… Continue reading John Piper on Complementarianism: A Hill to Die On

Biblical Manhood, Book Review Series, Children Desiring God, Complementarianism, Doctrine as Idol, Extra-Biblical Nonsense, Gender Roles, God's Design for the Family

Review of Children’s Book,”God’s Design” – Examples of Complementarian Manhood and More Doublespeak

Complementarian, Egalitarian, Teaching Children, Children Desiring God, John Piper Paul & Jesus: Examples of Complementarian Manhood -by Kathi This series is a review of God's Design, a children's book which teaches children about complementarity. For an introduction of the book, click here. All of the underlined subtitles below are chapters from the book. Today, boy… Continue reading Review of Children’s Book,”God’s Design” – Examples of Complementarian Manhood and More Doublespeak

Biblical Counseling, Complementarianism, Domestic Violence, Domestic Violence and Churches, It's All About the Image, John Piper, Marriage, Patriarchal-Complementarian Movement, Personal Stories

1-1/2 years Later, Bethlehem Baptist Church Doesn’t Seem to get Domestic Violence: A Personal Story

Bethlehem Baptist Church, Pastor Jason Meyer, Domestic Violence, Emotional Abuse, Spiritual Abuse Almost 1-1/2 years ago, I wrote an article about John Piper's former church, Bethlehem Baptist Church (BBC) regarding domestic violence, Encouraging Shift from Bethlehem Baptist Church Regarding Domestic Abuse and Care for Abused Women. Around that time, BBC pastor, Jason Meyer, preached a sermon and… Continue reading 1-1/2 years Later, Bethlehem Baptist Church Doesn’t Seem to get Domestic Violence: A Personal Story

Book Review Series, Children Desiring God, Christian Marriage, Council for Bibl. Manhood & Womanhood, Desiring God, Doctrine as Idol, Extra-Biblical Nonsense, Gender Roles, God's Design for the Family, John Piper, Women and the Church

Vaccinating Children with Complementarian: Series Introduction – Review of “God’s Design” Gender Role Book for Children

Complementarian, Egalitarian, Teaching Children, Children Desiring God, John Piper Series Introduction Vaccinating Children with Complementarianism by Kathi I spent many years reading books to my children. Homeschooling families know all too well the importance of reading. However, I can say that I never read a book like this to my kids. God's Design is a children's… Continue reading Vaccinating Children with Complementarian: Series Introduction – Review of “God’s Design” Gender Role Book for Children

John Piper, Troubling Tweets, Uncategorized

New Disturbing Tweet by John Piper

John Piper - Troubling Tweets   John Piper is known for troubling tweets. Here's a new one.  Below is the live link tweet. You can click on the timestamp to read the many responses: https://twitter.com/JohnPiper/status/739970421689360384   Here are the Bible verses mentioned in the tweet: Deuteronomy 5:9: Not because of your righteousness or the uprightness of… Continue reading New Disturbing Tweet by John Piper

John Piper, Need a Good Laugh?, Troubling Tweets

When John Piper’s Twitter Feed Becomes Inspirational Memes

*** Kathi here. We've had a lot to digest this week. Perhaps it's time for a bit of humor. John Piper tends to send out some bizarre tweets which may leave you scratching your head. Why not turn them into the inspirational quote that they were obviously intended to be? These are real tweets from… Continue reading When John Piper’s Twitter Feed Becomes Inspirational Memes

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Council on Biblical Manhood and Womanhood 2016 Conference #CBMW16 Live Tweets and Complementarianism Cool-Aid

Complementarian CBMW Owen Strachan, John MacArthur, John Piper, Grant Castleberry, Albert Mohler, Gavin Peacock   The Council on Biblical Manhood and Womanhood is holding their conference, "The Beauty of Complementarity" in Complementarity Capital of the World, Louisville. The nice thing about live tweeting is that I don't have to research, it's coming hot off the… Continue reading Council on Biblical Manhood and Womanhood 2016 Conference #CBMW16 Live Tweets and Complementarianism Cool-Aid

Doctrine as Idol, John Piper

An American Missionary in France Gives John Piper a Word of Advice on How to Respond to a Grieving Country

Pastor John Piper, Tragedies, Natural Disasters, France Terrorist Attack, Religiosity, Compassion, Love, Grieving, Loss, Christian   ** Pastor John Piper wasted no time in writing a response to the terrorist attack in France in his article, France: a Fabric Torn. Here is an excerpt from it: Oh, let us wake up from the stupor of… Continue reading An American Missionary in France Gives John Piper a Word of Advice on How to Respond to a Grieving Country

Calvinism, John Piper, Mark Driscoll, Patriarchal-Complementarian Movement, Spiritual Bullies

John Piper on Mark Driscoll and the Church and the Gospel

John Piper reflects upon makes excuses for Mark Driscoll. Generic Christians don't get off as easy. -by Kathi For those of you unaware, John Piper has been friends with Mark Driscoll for many years. This is a relationship that he has no regrets about. Is anyone surprised? Which has led to tweets such as this:… Continue reading John Piper on Mark Driscoll and the Church and the Gospel

Crazy Things Church Leaders Say & Do, John Piper, Troubling Tweets

John Piper’s Tweets: Picking Apart Piper’s Peculiar Prattle

We're taking a look at some of John Piper's most recent tweets. What do they mean? ***   We're going to have a Piper Twitter fest today. I had originally planned to post only one tweet, but he's been active on both of his Twitter accounts lately: @desiring God  and @JohnPiper. *** *** Ok, let's first… Continue reading John Piper’s Tweets: Picking Apart Piper’s Peculiar Prattle

Church Bandwagon, John Piper, Kevin DeYoung, Learn to Discern, RC Sproul Jr., The Gospel Coalition, Troubling Tweets

Some Christian Leaders are Hijacking the Ebola Crisis to Promote their Theology or Agenda

*** Christian Leaders Respond to the Ebola Crisis promoting their agendas or theologies. Others respond in humility with real help to those in need. *** ***   But if anyone has the world’s goods and sees his brother in need, yet closes his heart against him, how does God’s love abide in him? 1 John 3:17  ***… Continue reading Some Christian Leaders are Hijacking the Ebola Crisis to Promote their Theology or Agenda

Christian Domestic Discipline, Christian Marriage, Council for Bibl. Manhood & Womanhood, Full-Quiver, John Piper, Marriages Damaged-Destroyed by Sp. Ab., Misuse of Scripture, Patriarchal-Complementarian Movement, Women and the Church

Reformed Complementarians Take on the Patriarchy Movement and Errant Ideologies

 *** The errant Patriarchy Movement is getting some well-deserved attention by voices in Reformed Christianity *** Vyckie Garrison wrote an article which has been spread around quite a bit. If you haven't read, it please be sure to do so. In the article, How Playing Good Christian Housewife Almost Killed Me, she discusses her life in… Continue reading Reformed Complementarians Take on the Patriarchy Movement and Errant Ideologies

John Piper, Need a Good Laugh?, Troubling Tweets

Say what? John Piper tweets about teenage couples making out down at the river?

** John Piper tweets about teenage couples making out down at the river **   Ever since retweeting this tweet, my phone has been going off like crazy with notifications. I've got to fill you in on this one because you just can't make this stuff up (and because I need a mood lifter):  … Continue reading Say what? John Piper tweets about teenage couples making out down at the river?

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Desiring God and Daddies Dating…Their Daughters’ Boyfriends? Is John Piper Promoting Patriarchy?

Are Desiring God & John Piper shifting to "Biblical Patriarchy" over complementarianism, following Gregg Harris', Bill Gothard's, Scott Brown's, Doug Phillips' and Doug Wilson's courtship model?     by Cindy Kunsman The champions of patriarchy worked hard last week, busy on the front lines by saving the world through their insight and wisdom. On June 11,… Continue reading Desiring God and Daddies Dating…Their Daughters’ Boyfriends? Is John Piper Promoting Patriarchy?