“The idea that America has been systematically racist is an idea entirely compatible with scripture’s depiction of sin. But it’s entirely incompatible with the story America tells itself. And a lot of Christians have believed America.” @kaitlynschiess on Twitter
I want to get in the habit here of posting things here that are not necessarily controversial but that address something to think deeper about. I drew this out because when I saw this tweet from Kaitlyn I stopped scrolling and spent some time thinking about the implications of what she said.
I know this argument could quickly be whittled down to someone saying “CRT” but I don’t think that’s entirely the point. The point I pulled from this is that we should be honest about the stories we tell about the institutions we hold dear. I think our Christian culture is to hide the things we feel shame about within our organizations when they should be brought to the light. I’m no expert on unity but I do know it certainly doesn’t happen by quieting people who have been hurt by a system.
I have a lot of respect for this country. I’m thankful that I’m here, I’ve been afforded all the opportunity in the world, and there’s no other place I’d rather be. I just want that same experience for everyone and I don’t think we’re there yet.
Anyway, Kaitlyns work on the @holypostpodcast is great and she posts a lot of interesting thoughts on twitter interspersed with tweets about pies so if you struggle with pie like I do (I’ve been known to eat an entire pie in a sitting) – watch yourself! 😅