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
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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
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While others are spending October celebrating the Five Solas, I want to celebrate umbrellas. Actually, I want to celebrate getting out from under umbrellas.
And for good measure, so the non-initiate can understand my Umbrella Parable, here’s the expanded version of The Umbrella Diagram, for Reformed churches. That is,
that we’re celebrating this month. this diagram came from some inheritors of the Reformation Continue reading “An Authority Covering Umbrella of Protection parable, to celebrate the Reformation”
That was the feeling I got all through the years when preachers would explain that term “intercessor,” from Hebrews 7:25.
. . . he [Jesus] is able to save to the uttermost those who draw near to God through him,
since he always lives to make intercession for them.
This “intercession,” I was told throughout my growing-up years, was Jesus’ prayer to his Father not to slaughter His people, since He had taken the punishment.
It was an unsettling picture in my mind. The Father, angry and eager to destroy. The Son, who stood between Him and us, uttering prayers night and day, holding Him off.
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A friend of mine, Sônia Acioli, is passionate to expose the cult she was involved in, so now we have this website,
. Please read it to see one possible permutation a cult can take, substituting grievous rules and regulations in place of the righteousness, sanctification, and redemption we have in Jesus Christ. The Truth About the Evergreen Center (link)
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About 12 years ago we visited a church that required a certain kind of (very modest) attire for certain events. As I read the brochure that explained the reasons for the attire, I saw that one of the reasons was “for holiness.”
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“Everything came to a head in my mid-twenties,” she was saying. “So that’s when I finally got out.” She balanced her child on her knee as she spoke. “I want to help others get out.”
I was having tea with a daughter of patriarchy.
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For those of us who have looked for hope in the homeschooling movement, the patriarchy movement, the neo-Calvinist movement, or any other movement.
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