• Tammie Jo Shults, a Former Navy Fighter Pilot, Safely Brought the Plane to Land After the Explosion at 32,000 Ft

Tammie Jo Shults, a Former Navy Fighter Pilot, Safely Brought the Plane to Land After the Explosion at 32,000 Ft

Yet another example of another woman who does not fit the Christian gender complementarian (i.e., sexist) idea of what it means to be a woman, or the complementarian assumption of what and how God designed women to be and do.

Tammie Jo Shults, a Former Navy Fighter Pilot, Safely Brought the Plane to Land After the Explosion at 32,000 Ft

19 April 2018

By Hannah Parry and Jennifer Smith For Dailymail.com

-‘So we have a part of the aircraft missing’: Extraordinary moment hero ex-Navy fighter pilot calmly told air traffic control how the engine exploded on her Southwest Airlines flight – before landing it and saving more than 100 passengers

-The engine exploded on the Boeing 737-700 and sent shrapnel flying back towards the passenger window

-Tammie Jo Shults, a former Navy fighter pilot, safely brought the plane to land after the explosion at 32,000ft

-This is a true American Hero,’ wrote one of the passengers aboard the plane, ‘God bless her and all the crew’

-Jennifer Riordan, a mother-of-two from Albuquerque, was rushed to hospital after the crash but later died

-It was a flight from New York to Dallas but the female pilot was forced to make an emergency landing

 -Passengers filmed themselves as the oxygen masks descended and as they said goodbye to their loved ones

The heroic pilot who calmly landed a Southwest Airlines flight after a midair explosion caused a woman to be nearly sucked out of the aircraft, leaving one dead, has been identified.

Tammie Jo Shults, a former Navy fighter pilot and one of the first women to fly an F-18, quickly brought the Dallas-bound Southwest Flight 1380 to land at Philadelphia International at 11.30am after the explosion at 32,000ft.

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• Pastors in Drag, Russell Moore, & Biblical Manhood: The Fruit Test from Tic Toc Ministries

It’s been quite some time since I last visited the site I am linking you to here. I don’t remember all of the blogger’s positions on every subject, so a link to this post of theirs below is not necessarily an endorsement of all views on their blog.

I don’t  agree totally with every single point the author makes in the following post, but she makes many great points demonstrating how flawed Christian gender complementarianism is:

Pastors in Drag, Russell Moore, & Biblical Manhood: The Fruit Test from Tic Toc Ministries

Snippets:

BY M. DENNINGTON

Complementarians want to tell you how to be a real man…and now, it’s getting personal.

These experts on “Biblical Manhood” are questioning yours – even if you say you agree with them.

Today Jesus is going to give you a simple test to find out if these are leaders you should follow.

Are these men Biblical examples of “real manhood”?

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• Brain Injury And Phineas Gage

I had to read about Phineas Gage when I was in college – I believe I had to read about him in a psychology class I took.

After a metal rod went through his head, Gage’s personality was drastically altered (according to what I read in college).

One of a few reasons I find this an interesting story is that so many Christians give horrible advice to anyone who is suffering from a mental health disorder, that if they just pray hard enough, have enough faith, trust Jesus, or attend church weekly, that they will be healed of their mental health problems.

I wonder how such Christians would deal with Gage’s story? I doubt that his condition could’ve been changed from church attendance or Bible reading. Personal sin did not cause his issues.

Phineas Gage and the effect of an iron bar through the head on personality

The extraordinary case of Phineas Gage has been used and abused by neurologists and even the occasional creationist. Mo Costandi summarises what we know, and what we don’t

Phineas Gage – on Wikipedia

Phineas P. Gage (1823–1860) was an American railroad construction foreman remembered for his improbable[B1]:19 survival of an accident in which a large iron rod was driven completely through his head, destroying much of his brain’s left frontal lobe, and for that injury’s reported effects on his personality and behavior over the remaining 12 years of his life‍—‌effects sufficiently profound (for a time at least) that friends saw him as “no longer Gage”. [H]:14

…Phineas Gage influenced 19-century discussion about the mind and brain, par­tic­u­larly debate on cerebral local­i­za­tion, ​​[M]:ch7-9[B] and was perhaps the first case to suggest the brain’s role in deter­min­ing per­son­al­ity, and that damage to specific parts of the brain might induce specific per­son­al­ity changes.

Photo slide: View drawing of Gage’s brain trauma, with notations

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• Abuse Survivor Blogs and Others Covering Horrible Christian Teachings and Counseling Methods Regarding Mental Health

I made a post on here a year or more ago where I expressed that I hoped that more Christian sites and blogs would cover mental health issues more often.

Farther below, you’ll see a set of links to other sites that have been discussing mental health in a Christian context. I may amend this post in the future to add more if I find them, unless I decide to make a new, separate post, that is.

There are many Christians who have mental health problems. (The number of all Americans generally, regardless of religious affiliation, appears to be on the increase; this is from 2018: Americans are more depressed and miserable than ever)

For years, I had clinical depression, and I still deal with anxiety. Neither the secular or Christian methods alleviated my depression or anxiety.

The Christian approaches to mental health I encountered amounted to “spiritual only” solutions, such as read the Bible daily, trust God, and pray to Jesus. None of those things worked for me.

Some Christian sources were also very victim-blaming, int hat they suggest things that if you have a mental health problem, it’s due to a personal sin, so that you brought it on yourself.

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• What Made Mental Illness a ‘Sin’? Paganism – podcast and article from Christianity Today

There is a podcast at the top of this page from Christianity Today:

What Made Mental Illness a ‘Sin’? Paganism via CT Magazine

Is suffering from mental illness the result of personal sin?

Last week, many Christians felt two prominent evangelical ministries affirmed that this was the case.

At last week’s evangelical women’s conference the IF Gathering, speaker Rebekah Lyons, in telling about her daughter’s anxiety attacks, suggested that mental illness could be healed through prayer.

The incidents at IF occurred several days after John Piper’s Desiring God ministry tweeted“We will find mental health when we stop staring in the mirror, and fix our eyes on the strength and beauty of God.”

Nearly 500 people responded to the tweet, saying that the message implied that counselors and medication were unnecessary to cure mental illness.

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 • Equally Yoked Teaching, Complementarianism, Christianity, and Singleness (part 3)

Equally Yoked Teaching, Complementarianism, Christianity, and Singleness (part 3)

What is the use of the equally yoked rule for Christian single women if it affords no protection for women? (Because “Equally Yoked” does not protect Christian single women from marrying abusive men, or men who are serial adulterers or insensitive jerks.)

Some of these Christian women I’ve mentioned in the previous post, and in this one, were judging these self-professing Christian men by their “fruit,” as Jesus says to do in the Gospels.

These men showed the outward signs of being “true” believers, but they were actually rapists, physical abusers, or sleazy operators.

Look at this guy. He gave all the signs of being an honest to goodness, real, Christian (I mentioned him in a previous, separate post):

Christian volunteer charged with killing wife and daughters, 7 and 8

December 23, 2017

A man described as a devout Christian who volunteered at a local church was charged this week with killing his wife and two young daughters after their bodies were found in a home in western Canada.

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• Misinterpreting “Head” Can Perpetuate Abuse by B. C. Miller

Misinterpreting “Head” Can Perpetuate Abuse by B. C. Miller

Snippets:

Instead of lovingly following the example of Christ, these men used the Bible as a weapon to control their wives. One specific way they did this was by interpreting the word “head” in Ephesians 5:23 and 1 Corinthians 11:3 to mean “authority” or “overlord.”

In the kingdom of God, all people are equal in worth and in opportunity—women are not under the power of men, nor are wives specifically under the one-way authority of their husbands. Understanding this principle helps eliminate abuse.

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