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  1. Linn says:

    What an electic collection of links. I read many, but two that stuck out were “Restore the Table, Restore the Family” and “Longing for Fundamentalism.”

    My teen years with my family were quite traumatic. My parents were constantly fighting (basically, my dad beat my mom up a minimum of twice a week, often more), and I avoided being home as much as possible. I didn’t want anyone to know what was going on (people were just beginning to mention DV publicly in the mid-70s). Relief came when my parents divorced, but I lived alone for 8 months so I could finish my senior year of high school. There was food in the house and the bills were paid, but otherwise I was alone in the house most of the time, going back and forth to school and getting my homework done. The big light in my life was I had recently committed my life to Christ andthe IFCA (Independent Fundamentalist Churches of America) that I attended, via an invitation from a friend at school. It was about 100 people, and met in the garage of the pastor’s home. I thought the rules were a bit strange, but they LOVED me and truly cared. I had many meals with these dear people who, without asking a lot about my situation, knew that I was lonely and in need of some kind of parenting. I ended up in a more balanced church after I went away to college, but these people are still a big part of my life (the church is much less about rules, now, too). They introduced me to the idea of a Christian family, a God Who loved me, and the fact that a new life in Jesus could mean a more positive life for me…and it did, and continues to this day.

  2. Michael says:

    Linn,

    Thanks…I thought it was one of our better efforts…

    Wonderful story you shared…well done!

  3. Rob Murphy says:

    I found a favorite clip, if I may share, delete if it’s too contentious.

    https://twitter.com/hhendersonphd/status/1782349114560094460/mediaviewer

  4. Michael says:

    Rob,

    I probably wouldn’t agree with man about much, but I’ll shout the amen for that one…and I don’t care if that’s contentious or not…may stuff it in the main article later…

  5. WenatcheeTheHatchet says:

    if the report is on point the irony of the sword swalloer’s mentor attending Driscoll’s current church would be worthy of a new chapter of the old Wittenberg Door’s running column of “things we wish we made up”.

    For Driscoll to rant about the Jezebel spirit at a men’s conference reminded me of how I found him refer to “clear heels” no less than 13 times in sermons preached from the public from 2004-2008

    https://wenatcheethehatchet.blogspot.com/2024/04/mark-wingfield-at-baptist-news-has.html

    At some point people might have to consider that “it takes one to know one” on this Jezebel spirit stuff. The only potential innovation Driscoll introduced in his book is to say Andrew Tate is a man with a Jezebel spirit. So is, I would suggest, Mark Driscoll, if he was capable of taking his own taxonomy of demonology seriously but the man’s double standardized forms of discernment are all too well known to some of us.

  6. Captain Kevin says:

    Rob, Michael,
    Man that sermon clip was good!! Wonder how many of his listeners got ticked off. Hopefully, most were convicted.

  7. Josh says:

    That guy has been on the radio here in Charlotte for years. He can be quite hilarious. I’ve enjoyed listening to him off and on for her the years.

  8. Kevin H says:

    Amen to Rob’s clip. We need more pastors willing to offend itching ears and say such things.

  9. Muff Potter says:

    Taylor Swift huh?
    Her art is human and she celebrates her humanity, that’s why fundagelical ‘leaders’ don’t like her lyrics.

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