When my book first made the NYT bestseller list I thought it would be fleeting & rashly promised my kids that we’d celebrate every day it was on the list.
Looks like we’re in for another week of celebration, which is amazing. And also kinda exhausting. All good tho, all good. 🙃
Today’s celebration included but was certainly not limited to riding a grubby, over-priced (I mean priceless) stuffed dog around the mall.
This is what we have resorted to.
And this.

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4 Aug
A poignant reflection written by the daughter of one of my childhood friends. "And in my community, where the religious and social and familial combine inextricably, this expectation of silent endurance from women continues." 1/6
blog.reformedjournal.com/2021/08/04/she…
"It was there in my eleventh-grade doctrine class, when I summoned the courage to present my views on women in church leadership and a male classmate punctured the post-presentation silence with a sexist comment, dismantling weeks of work with one misogynist “joke.” 2/6
"It was there in my first week of tenth grade, when I approached my principal, having learned that two of my male classmates created a list ranking all the women in my class by specific body parts, 3/6
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3 Jul
Tis the weekend for Jesus and John Wayne everything. I’m getting tagged in a lot of pics, so maybe let’s collect them in a thread. Starting here:
Here’s my contribution, from tonight’s walk in small town America.
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2 Jul
We recommended a lot of books during yesterday’s discussion, so here’s a list (as far as I can remember!). First off, @agordonreed’s fabulous new book On Juneteenth.
bookshop.org/books/on-junet…
Also @JemarTisby’s Color of Compromise, which played a key role in starting conversations in white evangelical circles. bookshop.org/books/the-colo…
And @AntheaButler’s White Evangelical Racism. bookshop.org/books/white-ev…
Read 13 tweets
1 Jul
Back in 1983, George Marsden, Nathan Hatch, and Mark Noll warned conservative evangelicals against embracing the myth of Christian America. To do so weakend their public witness & paradoxically contributed to the secularization of Am society. 1/7
patheos.com/blogs/anxiousb…
Misperceptions of the past are stumbling blocks to effective Christian witness. "Positive Christian action does not grow out of distortions or half-truths," they contended. "Such errors lead rather to false militance, to unrealistic standards for American public life today... 2/
...and to romanticized visions about the heights from which we have fallen." Perhaps more perniciously, a mythical view of "Christian America" discouraged "a biblical analysis of our position today." 3/7
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1 Jul
Als ehemaliger Austauschstudent nach Deutschland liebe ich das sehr. Vielen Dank @DietzThorsten.
"Warum schlugen diese Bücher so hohe Wellen? Für viele waren die Erfahrungen der Trump-Ära ein Augenöffner...
Dieses Mal gelang es der männlichen Elite des US-Evangelikalismus nicht, sämtliche kritischen Stimmen einfach auszugrenzen als liberal, bibelkritisch etc."
Du Mez und Barr sind keine Außenstehenden. Sie stammen aus dem Evangelikalismus und fühlen sich ihm zugehörig.
Sie bestreiten in keiner Weise, dass es sich bei vielen evangelikalen Gemeinden um fürsorgliche, liebevolle Orte handelt, an denen man die Liebe Gottes und geschwisterliche Gemeinschaft findet.
Read 5 tweets
30 Jun
Really looking forward to reading this new @Profkins book:
"What goes on so often today in white evangelical circles is a misunderstanding. There’s a belief that when it came to the civil rights movement, those white Christians just kind of missed it...
...and unfortunately, this wasn’t a time where we applied biblical ethics to a social situation that was occurring around us...[T] wasn't the story...The story was that these white evs had a different hermeneutical lens that they were using to read Scripture.
[After the Civil Rts Act] ...they're no longer able to openly say, 'Listen, God's a segregationist"...[but] they don't stop believing....they continue to believe that segregation is right...but the way they talk about it changes."
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