Samuel Martin looks at who is changing their minds about spanking and who is not. In other news, I have added a bunch of links to my post about the Resignation of Doug Phillips so you might want to take another look at it. For your sharing convenience:TwitterFacebookemailPrintTumblrDiggdel.icio.usStumbleUponAdd to favoritesReddit

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The United Church Observer has published an article called, To Spank Or Not to Spank, by Sarah Boesveld about the spanking controversy in Canada.  While I am glad that the United Church of Canada has taken a public stand against spanking, I do not link to this as Christian arguments, but of interest as a…

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The Christian Post reports on and shows the video of the debate about Biblical Chastisement between Michael Pearl and Janet Heimlich.  Be sure to read Teri’s rebuttal to Pearl in the comments below. Speaking of debates, when Christian Today took their stand against spanking, they were criticized by Author and theologian Denny Burk. For your…

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Christianity Today Magazine has an article about Corporal Punishment in their January 2012 Issue which you might want to purchase.  When and if they post it online, I will post a link to it.  This article mentions Hana Alemu “Williams”,  Lydia Schatz and Sean Paddock and the influence of To Train Up A Child by…

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Megan Graham  of  The Daily Illini (Independent Student Newspaper of the University of Illinois) looks at To Train Up A Child and its influence as well as the issue of Free Speech in Parenting book missing childlike innocence. Prof. William Webb (Author of the new book Corporal Punishment In The Bible) explains that The Pearls’…

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TulipGirl responds to Michael Pearl’s Response to the death of Hanna Williams in When Friends Defend The Pearls. In her response she links to another response which I had missed from Free By His Grace. The Sugar Mountain has an impassioned response to the Pearls’ teachings about the rod in Tragedy of the Rod (a…

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Bible Scholar, Samuel Martin explains why he believes that Amazon should stop selling To Train Up A Child.  Please sign the petition, the link is in my sidebar. And here are 2 posts about why the Pearls’ teachings are not Biblical: Laura Ziesel shares an in depth study of Proverbs 22:6 in Train up a…

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Christianity Today Reviews Corporal Punishment In The Bible by New Testament scholar William Webb. This book is of interest because while the author concludes that the Bible teaches harsh corporeal punishment, he also concludes that we are no longer to apply such harsh teachings. Also, Aubry Grace reviews the same book on her blog, My…

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Samuel Martin responds to Prof. Thomas R. Schreiner’s review of Prof. William Webb’s book, Corporal Punishment in the Bible: A Redemptive-Movement Hermeneutic. Note:  Samuel Martin is the author of Thy Rod and Thy Staff They Comfort Me: Christians and the Spanking Controversy.  You can read an excerpt from his book here. Here are more responses…

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