YouTube edit gives you a quick summary of the panel:
Dec 31, 2021 • 16 tweets • 5 min read
In which Phil Vischer defines "the MeToo movement" as a "conservative theological priority" (0:59-0:52 + 1:33-1:50)
Been a while since I've touched Holy Post content. I can only dip in + out every so often or else the smugness overcomes me.
This was a delightfully salty episode where Skye + Phil grouse about wolves losing and shepherds winning in 2021. 😘
Dec 2, 2021 • 8 tweets • 3 min read
All this time and I've never done a foot washing clip!
"I want a young black man up here, because he represents some things...This young man doesn't just represent black America. This young man represents all minorities for this moment."
Dennis Rouse, Victory Church, Atlanta
The washee is never named
This is from 2017, before the Kendi-DiAngelo explosion
Dec 1, 2021 • 10 tweets • 4 min read
Mark Sayers spreading misinfo on rona shots:
P Sprinkle: "If...the whole world's 💉 tomorrow, does that mean COVID would pretty much fizzle out really shortly?"
MS: "Yeah. It's got nowhere to go. There is always the slight danger that it could go into an animal reservoir..."
If you are still comparing the current COVID shots to smallpox and polio vaccines instead of a flu shot in November 2021, you are bearing false witness against the 💉 hesitant. Full stop.
Nov 23, 2021 • 11 tweets • 4 min read
Highlights from the Jonathan Merritt sermon endorsed by his father. Mark 13 isn't about the judgment of God, it's about recognizing "nothing lasts forever."
"The grass withers, the flowers fade," and then we <snip> the part about the word of the Lord remaining forever.
Jesus foretelling the destruction of the temple = "Hating change won't delay or deter it. The future is always breaking into the present, and it never calls ahead to ask permission. So we need to learn to love the worlds in which we live and, when the time comes, to let them go."
Nov 22, 2021 • 7 tweets • 3 min read
"We were under a really tight timeline, and to turn it around in advance of the 2020 election, that was kind of our mandatory deadline."
Kristin Kobes du Mez, re: J+JW 🤔
It's almost as if Shenvi and Leeman are correct that the politics are driving the theology and not the other way around 🧐 web.archive.org/web/2021112214…
Some alumni apparently reached out for a response, and the administration completely ignored all the concerns about presenting a woman whose whole ministry rested on a claim of "possession" by a "saint" who is the "second God" as a reformer + martyr:
"Right-wing evangelicals...They've maimed and killed Mexicans, Asians, black folks in the name of Christ, and they're still doing it...They're imbued with the spirit of antichrist...Many of them have called Trump Messiah."
Obery Hendricks Jr (skips are inherent to original vid)
"You talk about how a part of that Christian supremacist strategy has literally been a White House Bible study led by @ralphdrollinger...how is that dangerous?"
"He takes Matthew 28 and...reads that as: go forth and, really, subjugate them and make them Christians."
this one took a DM to clinch
Couldn't tell if he lied to Jo Luehmann for clout or if he was lying to me for damage control. Because these two stories cannot be harmonized.
Nov 5, 2021 • 13 tweets • 6 min read
DTS update: Chapel speaker Frank Glover intros students to Kimpa Vita, lionizing her without noting syncretist controversies (🧵 incoming).
Off the bat, he says of her: "Before Luther or before Calvin, there was a revolution." Both men died 100+ years before she was born.
It's hard to find trustworthy sources on this online, but from the Met Museum we see that Kimpa Vita, aka Dona Beatriz, was trained as a medium for spirits. Glover notes in his speech she claimed direct revelation from God. metmuseum.org/toah/hd/pwmn_4…
Nov 3, 2021 • 7 tweets • 3 min read
Lutheran Rev. says 1st use of the law = yes to vax mandates
"Government...[is] meant to act like a good parent would over the people of the nation. That includes the application of medicine. I would say, since we do believe that illness + death are fundamentally not good things"
Including some more setup before we get to his main argument, since it is sincere and not just a hot take.
"Doctors function kind of as civil servants. They do first use of the law stuff"
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Nov 1, 2021 • 11 tweets • 4 min read
"The version of Christianity that I received had this very strong, you're not supposed to commune with the dead, basically...I really asked the question, why would it be so important for these oppressors to tell us not to connect with our ancestors?" Andre Henry
<Christianity does not prohibit you from "connecting" to your ancestors in the sense of knowing who they are and what they did in their lives. It does prohibit occult rituals to directly communicate with the dead. This discussion does not clearly make the distinction.>
Oct 30, 2021 • 8 tweets • 2 min read
This week in WPCs!
Finally made good on that Frqncis Collins supercut:
"The COVID vaccine...may have a distant origin story in abortion, but that past has been reworked + redeemed into something that saves life. We can point to the vaccine and say: Jesus' redemption is kind of like that."
Youth pastors, pack it up. There's no beating this one.
"Each of us has had our story reworked by Jesus into new life. That's what it ultimately means to be pro-life. To be pro-life is to be pro-redemption. And to be pro-redemption, in my view, means being pro-vaccine."
Curtis Chang, "Redeeming Babel"
Oct 25, 2021 • 7 tweets • 2 min read
...And that foreword ends with an endorsement of Eric Mason as a "transcendent voice," "above the fray," who doesn't "unnecessarily divide or confuse" like other Christians speaking on race.
"I look forward to sitting at his feet to listen and learn."
Quick stroll through memory lane. Dr. Mason is certainly not "above the fray," as he is given to fits of rage from the pulpit (watch to the end):