The hypocrisy of HGTV’s Chip and Joanna Gaines of ‘Fixer Upper’

Yesterday I looked at a popular HGTV personality, Joanna Gaines, and her testimony. She and her husband Chip are stars of a new show that are getting so many huge ratings it has sparked a revolution to find other Christians to put on the HGTV schedule. To this end, both Matthew West and Jen Hatmaker …

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Looking at HGTV’s Fixer Upper Joanna Gaines’ testimony: Christianity, or Prosperity Gospel?

Part 2 here: The hypocrisy of Chip and Joanna Gaines Several years ago a Waco business developer/realty/design/construction company generally named Magnolia run by Chip and Joanna Gaines were contacted to star in a HGTV fixer upper show. The first episode aired in April 2014 and has become an instant hit for the network. Ratings in …

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Looking at Joanna and Chip Gaines and their church’s stance on homosexuality

In February 2016, I’d done a discernment two-part essay looking at HGTV personality hosts Chip and Joanna Gaines. The duo are at this time are hosts of a reality television home decorating and renovation show. Their show has gained massive popularity and widespread influence. In addition, the Gaines’ claim to be Christian and are using …

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The moth-eaten SBC and the women who did it

By Elizabeth Prata But I am like a moth to Ephraim, and like dry rot to the house of Judah. (Hosea 5:12) Privately, however, Moore has never cared much for the delicate norms of Christian femininity. ~The Atlantic I published an essay, part 1 of 3, in 2011, eight years ago as of this date. It …

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“God Told Me”: About those whispers to the heart…

By Elizabeth Prata *This essay first appeared in July 2018 on The End Time. I have edited it and updated it. Enjoy. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ What is a women to do when it seems like everyone is hearing directly from God…and you’re not? It seems like so many women say they hear audible voices, still small voices, …

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How does seeking direct revelation destroy your current obedience?

By Elizabeth Prata Do you believe that the Lord still speaks? That He has a fresh word? That you can receive individual directions for specific circumstances in your life? Get career advice, parenting advice, life advice, by becoming still and waiting for impressions, thoughts, impulses, and urges? A lot of people believe these things. There’s …

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Many Christian Celebrity Moms are Distorting Biblical Motherhood; Part 1

By Elizabeth Prata This part one will present the problem. Part two discusses the biblical correction/solution. “She lived and labored for her boys and her husband. At home she was a wife and mother and a model of what each should be. She taught the Bible to her sons and pleaded with them to turn …

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How to Do Online Discernment Ministry, part 2

Yesterday I opened part 1 with a short look at the biblical cause for discernment, and distinguished between the every day Christian (who must discern) and the Christian who has been specifically given the Gift of Discernment (who must discern). Discernment is important. I also mentioned the incredible technologies the Lord has allowed to be …

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2016 By the Numbers, part 1. Top blog essays this year

It was a good year, fast coming and fast leaving. It seems like it was just 2008, and now it’s nearly a decade later. Time hurries. Where does it go? I haven’t done as much as I’d hoped for the Lord and yet I’m sure there are things I’ve done that I’m not aware of …

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