Rachael Denhollander news stories, before the Turpin family tragedy broke, I received a letter from a young woman, Lyndall Cave, sending me a Desiring God article called “Do You Love Yourself Enough?” (link).
[One book I’m reading] talks a lot about loving yourself. Every time I read that phrase, I flinch, because my theology in the past has been based on the idea that I’m sinful and thus there’s nothing about myself to love. This article from Desiring God [“Do You Love Yourself Enough?”] sums up the viewpoint perfectly.
But what about God’s grace? What about the work of Jesus on the cross, that purifies us, and our new natures now that we’re in Christ? I’m conflicted at the moment. Where does self-love fit with the Gospel? Am I sinful? Am I a worthless worm? Is there really nothing good in me? What about “I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made”? Continue reading
“Should you love yourself? A response to Desiring God”
In a recent interview (
, Rachael Denhollander, who spoke in court against the sexual-abuser-disguised-as-a-doctor Larry Nassar, talked about the horrific ignoring, enabling, and victim-blaming that has been perpetrated in USA Gymnastics and at Michigan State University (which she detailed in her victim-impact statement). Here are her words in that interview: which you can watch here) Continue reading “Rachael Denhollander, SGM, and Bob Jones University”
Rachael Denhollander, the first of the infamous Larry Nassar’s victims to speak publicly, is a Christian. A real Christian. That’s very obvious from her powerful victim impact statement that was posted yesterday
.but this is the part I want to emphasize: The full transcript of that statement can be read here, Continue reading “Rachael Denhollander lost her church over her advocacy for abuse survivors”
Last week I wrote a blog post at top speed, for me, the fastest I’d ever gotten a post up. It was
David and Louise Turpin: the picture-perfect homeschooling family.
If I’d had a warning ahead of time that this post would receive over twenty times as many views as my previous most popular post ever (which was my
in case you’re interested), I probably would have Michael Pearl post, Continue reading “Turpin tragedy: Is homeschooling the problem?”
Let’s take a look at a large picture-perfect homeschooling family.
This is from 2010. So sweet.
Continue reading “David and Louise Turpin: the picture perfect homeschooling family”
“You know,” I said to my son, “the Baby Boomer generation was the first generation to be labeled.”
“I don’t believe it,” he said. “All the generations were labeled. ‘Generation X’ means there had to be all the other letters of the alphabet before that.” Continue reading “Let’s look beyond those generational labels”
When I post something about criminal abusers and their criminal enablers in our Christian institutions, I’m often reminded by many voices that
The argument goes that until a person has been found guilty in court, the rest of us should believe he’s innocent. our society works on a principle of “innocent until proven guilty.” Continue reading “Ryan Fullerton of Immanuel Baptist Church addresses that “innocent until proven guilty” question”
These are prayers to the God who is made known to us through Jesus Christ.
When you’re beginning to connect with God for the first time in a long time, just say it straight. He already knows anyway, so lay it out there, describing your situation
Continue reading “Prayers for those who haven’t prayed in a long time”
When I say “Here’s the Joy,” I just mean me, Rebecca. lol.
A year ago in the fall of 2016 when my first solo adult book,
was about to come out, I panicked just a little bit about my blog. Untwisting Scriptures that were used to tie you up, gag you, and tangle your mind, Continue reading “Here’s the Joy looks back over 2017 and looks forward”
With Daring Faith, the “new”cover
Thirty years ago this month, my first book was published.
I was thirty years old.
An astute observer might notice that was half my life ago.
These days when those who’ve been abused in a Christian context connect with me, it’s not uncommon for me to hear, “Are you the same Rebecca Davis who wrote
? We read that in our homeschool.” With Daring Faith
It’s one of those moments of extreme pain and great joy that I get to experience fairly often in my life these days
Continue reading ““With Daring Faith: A Biography of Amy Carmichael” celebrates thirty years (my first book)”