The Unfundamental Conversion

This post was triggered by this outstanding paragraph by Frank Schaeffer, son of one of the most famous evangelicals of the 20th century. In other words, the big guys said it. So did my family. I grew up in a reformed Calvinist missionary household where the dirtiest word in the English language was “compromise.” The …
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Legalism in SE Asia

August 12th, 2013 | Posted by Lana Hope in Missions | SE Asia - (1 Comments)

I. I grew up in the fundamental organization ATI, or Advanced Training Institute, which is a kick ass way of saying I was trained to change the world. Anyways, the organization – and all it’s partners, including the Institute of Basic Life Principles – completely sucks. Thanks to ATI, my parents threw away our cabbage …
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Sodertalje, Sweden 044 - Church/Iglesia

First, my blog was down Friday, thanks to host gator. Then my comment section did not work. I’m still not sure if the comment section is working. Leave me a comment, letting me know if it’s working, would you? Second, I finally actually wrote out a narrative of the most frightening lessons I got while …
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Paula's First Ballet Lesson

ToniVC / Foter / CC BY-NC-ND Most of the homeschool graduate bloggers, such as Libby Anne of Love Joy Feminism, and Heather of Becoming Worldy, come from super large homeschool families. They write about the trails of the “sister-mom,” the role of being the elder sister of a large family, and the trials of the …
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Amsterdam Homes and a Little Pot Shop

Stuck in Customs / Foter / CC BY-NC-SA I started this blog a few months ago to write my journey away from Calvinism and other evangelical teachings. But I soon realize that although I had left fundamentalism ten years ago, the tiny homeschool bubble that had surrounded me through all my developmental years had affected …
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Activiste quantique...

ImAges ImprObables / Foter / CC BY-NC-ND I already wrote two posts on tolerance here and here. But I think more needs to said. As a daughter of fundamentalism, my heart is heavy because there is only so much crap I can take. I can only handle so much, “This is right. This is wrong. …
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foundationism and fundamentalism

Henry’s who blogs at An American Pragmatists, wrote a post on foundationalism and coherentism. These two words, I think, are key in explaining what I went through when I left fundamentalism. For example, when I was both a conservative evangelical and a fundamentalists, here is what my worldview looked like. I believed that God was …
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homeschool movement

Often people ask me how homeschool families got swept up in such a conservative  homeschooling movement, a movement that took many Christians from mainstream evangelical into fundamentalism. The odd part, as many have pointed out, is that these families looked somewhat normal before homeschooling.  Now many of us homeschool graduates claim we were spiritually abused. How did all …
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homeschooling Influence

A comment left over at the Homeschoolers Anonymous Facebook Group sparked something for me – the myth that we can separate the religious influence of homeschooling from most of the general homeschool population. Here’s a criticism left on the page. Is it really necessary to smear the practice of homeschooling with the behaviors of the …
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Follow That Law To A “T”

February 18th, 2013 | Posted by Lana Hope in Homeschool - (10 Comments)

Just received this thought-provoking comment on my blog from Becky. I am answering it here because it really speaks of the journey I’ve been on. As a non-Christian, I respectfully propose a question for you all. The Bible also says that people who work on the Sabbath should be put to death. And tattoos are …
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