This whole Twitter chain is worth the read. But a snippet:
It is all at once laughable, irritating, and enraging. It wasn’t a decade ago that someone could float crazy ideas and just basically have them laughed off. Not anymore. So, the laughable has become enraging. To even point this out used to be embarrassing for me to do… now it is necessary.Read more
I know I was reading Jeremiah 4-5 years ago. I have long known the grief I’ve sensed concerning the American Church. The grief I feel now is much deeper.Read more
David French begins one of his latest posts this way: I’m going to be honest. I can’t shake the sadness. I can’t shake the anger.
We probably all feel that way, and probably for different reasons.Read more
It’s more than being tone deaf, but it’s something I’ve mentioned for years and it’s now being exposed in deeper ways for a simple reason: white evangelicals are refusing to listen to what is going on around them.Read more
David French has a similar journey to mine in his geography. I find this the more I read him. He lived for decades in the Northeast as a conservative Republican. I lived in Minnesota in a very liberal metro area as a conservative white pastor. He moved to TN. I moved to Alabama. He found he was still “homeless” in a way. I have discovered that as well.Read more
One quote I saw going around on social media went something like this: “If you wondered if you would stand up for civil rights in the 1960s, what you’re doing right now is what you would be doing back then.”Read more
The deep sin of racism is far more embedded in white American Christianity than we are willing to admit. We struggle in our collective sin mainly because evangelical Christianity (and fundamentalism on the right) focuses on the “individual” sin to the detriment of recognizing community sin.