The Domestication of American Christianity #EmptyThePews

The Domestication of American Christianity #EmptyThePews

"Unfortunately, our desires for a more just society exist in a religious environment with little in the way of infrastructure to nurture them. Rather than creating agents of profound social change, our religious institutions create passive religious content consumers."
Jonah and the Story of White American Christianity by Chase Tibbs

Jonah and the Story of White American Christianity

"Returning to the words of Gutiérrez and Bonhoeffer, if white Christians truly want to be known by our “Christian poverty” that, essentially, is “an expression of love,” we will begin to “seize the hour in complete freedom, facing the danger,” and willingly choose to “participate in Christ’s own magnanimous heart” for dismantling the demonic powers of racism."
Charlottesville and Christianity: Our Complicity and Its Challenge by Micah Wimmer

Charlottesville and Christianity: Our Complicity and Its Challenge

"Those of us who are people of faith are not called to stand on the sidelines, offering empty gestures and slogans of goodwill, but to fight for justice, standing in solidarity with the oppressed wherever they are to be found. May we fulfill our call."
Science, Faith, and the Riddles of Life by Micah Wimmer

Science, Faith, and the Riddles of Life

"This allows persons of faith to avoid feeling threatened by scientific discoveries which may initially appear to impinge on the Bible’s historical accuracy, and leaves science free from unneeded and unwanted intrusions from religion. It is a way of viewing the two separately that aids in answering 'all possible scientific questions,' while also seeking to touch upon the 'riddles of life,' those which religious faith is uniquely suited to address."
The 2/3rds by Izabelle Woods

The 2/3rds

"Dropped an atheist-sized grenade into my parents’ kitchen. Turned 20. I start & stop dating a girl. Came out as a lesbian. My dad had heart surgery the same day. Doctors say it’s unrelated. Household in all out war."