Perhaps if we’re offended that all our sacred things are now under scrutiny, we have too many sacred things. A quick glance over our internal curio cabinets reveals a bevy of fools’-gold calves. Sacred little things we couldn’t stand to admit are tarnished, because what would that say about their collectors?
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Toxic Evangelicalism was perfect for my unhealthy soul
For years, I was afraid to ask God for a better heart. I was certain that, if I did, God would take something from me. If I asked for patience, I was certain I’d get suffering. If I asked to become kind, I was sure God would put in my path people who would test me. If I asked to love obedience, I believed God would deliver hardship. If I dared to ask for gratitude, for humility, for a Christ-like heart…
Why we can’t imagine anything better than white supremacy
I think our cultural imagination works like this, too. If we convince ourselves that we can only have safety at someone else’s cost, then we also cannot imagine racial justice without the suffering of white people. We cannot imagine power-sharing without the subjugation of the powerful.