Ever Sapling (@eversapling)

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2013-07-01 18:25:38

America the Beautiful is a worship song to America. It should not be sung in churches.

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if Kanye gets to be on the debate stage but Jo Jorgensen doesn’t, it’s 1000% rigged.

I’d like to announce that I’m running — away from any information related to Kanye West.

I have spent the past six hours reading the last 250 pages of “How much is a girl worth?” I must say, without a doubt, this is the most influential memoir I have ever read. EVERYONE NEEDS TO READ THIS BOOK. We, as a society, need to fight for the survivors. We need to love more.

I have spent the past six hours reading the last 250 pages of “How much is a girl worth?” I must say, without a doubt, this is the most influential memoir I have ever read. EVERYONE NEEDS TO READ THIS BOOK. We, as a society, need to fight for the survivors. We need to love more.

The neglect of the heidelberg catechism is criminal. Looking at you Scottish heritage churches! It is so naturally devotional and personal.

Subjects neglected in schools over the last 30 years: foreign languages, Western philosophy, logic, statistics, virus education.

Proverbs 31 is not merely about a noble wife. Throughout the book wisdom is referred to in the feminine: "she raises her voice" (1:20). The Proverbs 31 woman then is the telos of all the proverbs. She is what wisdom produces. She is what wisdom is supposed to look like.

White Supremacist Ideas Have Historical Roots In U.S. Christianity https://www.npr.org/2020/07/01/883115867/white-supremacist-ideas-have-historical-roots-in-u-s-christ...

people who have never read fairy-tales: fairy-tales are saccharine nonsense! fairy-tales: *dancers getting their feet cut off, little girls freezing to death in the snow, women whose heads are held in place by green ribbon*

Christianity proclaims the true and saving knowledge of the gracious and holy Father, through Christ, by the Spirit, according to Scripture, received by faith, in the church, for God’s glory.

I'm about to treat Resisting White Supremacy 101 in the way I treated Avengers Infinity War and Endgame spoilers. By this time, you have no excuse. It's your own fault if you don't know what's up by now and the direction to go. So don't be mad if we go graduate level on you.

2. “All you talk about is race”. I don’t, but you think I wanna talk abt this stuff? I’m an history theology nerd, I’d rather be reading & writing abt history & theology. I talk abt this stuff b/c white evangelicals are leaving traumatized black & POC Christians in their wake.

1. I PROMISE YOU, the last thing I want to spend time & energy dealing with is “Christian” White supremacy, & slave master religion. I wish white Christians would get these super basic principles so I could spend my time on other things. I’d much rather write on the Trinity.

Dear white people, There was no such thing as a good, kind, or benevolent, slave owner. Anyone who enslaved Africans, took away their freedom, and held them for a lifetime as chattel, was wicked. This includes your evil, racist, slave owning ‘foundng fathers.’

Vague subtweet: To that person at that jungle camp outside Manaus who said "you don't have a very teachable attitude"? There's "a teachable attitude" and there's "blindly follow and dutifully parrot whatever the chauvinistic master says". I'm not a bird, you liar. So stuff it.

 @Sandy Beach Here's the thing. When you open the floodgates to divorce like the U.S. did from 1969-1984, you DO get a flood, but now the divorce rate is nearly as low as it was 50 years ago. You just let the most abused people escape.

6. You know who else was a "man of his time?" Olaudah Equiano, likely kidnapped from present-day Nigeria in the early 1760s. He survived the Middle Passage, and eventually gained his freedom. In 1789, he published an account of his enslavement, which caused a sensation.

6. You know who else was a "man of his time?" Olaudah Equiano, likely kidnapped from present-day Nigeria in the early 1760s. He survived the Middle Passage, and eventually gained his freedom. In 1789, he published an account of his enslavement, which caused a sensation.

Discipleship in the US must consistently be oriented towards freeing the Church from political captivity, pernicious sexism, insatiable militarism, pervasive racism, unfettered materialism, proud individualism, & rampant classism.

The cure for a prideful, unrepentant heart and the cure for a guilt-racked conscience are the same: turn your eyes upon Jesus. He is the standard too high for us to meet, curing us of pride, but He is also the standard met on our behalf, curing us of guilt & shame.

White Christians have never grappled with the ways that their theology is riddled with White supremacy. https://www.npr.org/2020/07/01/883115867/white-supremacist-ideas-have-historical-roots-in-u-s-christ...

 @priyanka mattoo  @Mara “Get Rid of the Nazis” Wilson My kiddo wanted to go out of state. She earned a full ride to the local community college district, and will be living with us while working on school. Affordability is sometimes THE factor in where you go.

growing up in New York, I never saw one Confederate war memorial. and yet, somehow, against all odds, I still found out about the Civil War

What if a virus that is easily spread by the central act of the church—worship—isn’t a test of the church but a judgment on it? Calif. issues ban on singing in churches amid ongoing pandemic https://www.christianpost.com/news/calif-issues-ban-on-singing-in-churches-amid-ongoing-pandemic.html

 @Ever Sapling  @Kathryn *sew yourself masks* Brightbill ✒️  @Morgan Tomberlin Authoritarian = toxic, dysfunctional, and rife with abuse

If you start noticing that I use "racism" less and terms like white supremacy, whiteness, and white normativity more to describe our predicament, it's because apparently the first is too nebulous and people still want to hide. Precision will find you even if you scurry.

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