Pro-spanking Christians don’t actually read the Bible as literally as they think. If they did, they wouldn’t be defending their views on Twitter. They’d be complaining to the warden.
One Christian critic argues that anti-spanking Christians are sacrificing the Bible on the altar of modern culture. But such arguments are rooted in tired tropes and unfair characterizations.
At more than 60 years old, pastor James Merritt says he regrets spanking his children even though he won't say the Bible categorically condemns it.
Pastors Michael and Debi Pearl have received some media attention for their teachings on marriage and parenting, but how influential and harmful are they really?