My thoughts on reading Carl Trueman's article.

I read it all and walked away with an uncanny sense of freedom, relief, and energy to continue doing the work of addressing racial inequality and injustice.

Here's what I mean..…
Carl neither represents my position nor properly diagnoses the source of my discontent with the current struggle over racial injustice or the disharmony we're currently experiencing.
I'm sure he describes some real person in this article, but THAT real person is not THIS person (me) nor people like me. I hear about those seduced by CRT, & I know they exist, I know some of them, but I don't know MANY of them.

Here's why I don't self-identify as evangelical.
Eavesdroppers would define evangelicals as those who seem PARTICULARLY concerned with the POTENTIAL danger of racial THEORIES, whereas I am concerned with the ACTUAL problems those theories merely attempt to describe.

That realization is what gave me the most freedom.
If you feel the need to continue to write think pieces, that's fine, I'll just personally be over here doing the work to which my conscience binds me.

This isn't me being dismissive, as I said before, I'm sure there is someone to whom this applies. I am just not that someone.
I'm not dismissive anymore than someone who fails to respond to a stranger waving and smiling in their general direction. Not every smile and wave in your general direction is meant to land on you. Often they are meant to travel past you on their way to someone around you.
I don't feel the need to return (or respond to) every smile and wave aimed in my general direction. When you're in a crowd, there's a bunch of smiles and waves aimed around you that were never meant to land on you.
I don't feel the need to engage with CRT think pieces anymore than I would engage a woman blowing kisses in my direction in a crowded room. I'm committed to a woman (my wife) who ain't the kiss-blowing type.

So whoever this woman is blowing kisses to...I know it ain't me.

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13 Jan
A Tale of 2 Articles: A Chasm Creating Two Continents

@drmoore & Carl Trueman put out articles this week addressing what seems to be their take on the major problem with evangelicals & race. The online engagement & responses show how polarizing this issue continues to be. 1/7
While @drmoore is an SBC entity head, his personal lament, indictment, and challenge got little public engagement from his co-entity heads. (I don't think a single one liked, reposted, or retweeted).

That may mean nothing. Maybe people are fatigued. Tired of the constant (2/7)
engagement surrounding the topic of evangelicals & racial strife.

However, Carl's article on Evangelicals & Race THEORY got much different engagement. It seemed like some of the very people @drmoore was addressing with his use of first person plural pronouns (we, us, our,) (3/7
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17 Jan 18
If you want to see the full fury of a man, demean his wife. Go ahead, try it. Be provocative in your critiques about her. Be careless with your complaints. Use overgeneralizations when describing her flaws. Overlook her a magnifying glass on her flaws.
A seemingly quiet & docile man will explode with rage when his bride is repeatedly demeaned, disparaged & disrespected.

Sit with this. Out of ALL the metaphors that could have been used to describe the church—God labels it His bride!
Christian, be careful with your “critiques” or “challenges” (or whatever semantics you might argue) when discussing “the church”.

What I’m NOT saying, is “don’t ever critique the church”—the church needs to cared for and part of caring is critiquing.
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