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Author, mother, wife. Seeking all that's true, good, and beautiful in this life. And the next. https://t.co/l35ANMt0zI
Oct 2, 2018 22 tweets 4 min read
Like many in US, I've been watching the #KavanaughHearings closely. I don't know what happened or didn't happen 36 years, but I do know what I'm seeing now & quite frankly, it's not good. As a conservative woman, I've spent the last couple of weeks agitated, uncomfortable, & confused. I couldn't put my finger on it. I support both survivors & due process, but something's been off.
Sep 25, 2018 4 tweets 4 min read
@DanielM89245832 @SHoddeMiller @KSPrior @lkoturner For starters, evangelicalism prioritizes individual experience of God & faith. But marriage & sex are inherently communal acts. So evangelicals define marriage as 2 people (man & woman) in covenant & prioritize nuclear family. @DanielM89245832 @SHoddeMiller @KSPrior @lkoturner But marriage is something much larger. It is something that two individuals enter into, not simply w/ each other but w/ the entire community. They are married to each other, but their marriage is linked to every other person around them.
Sep 25, 2018 5 tweets 1 min read
This is a really important question & I think the answer lies somewhere in Christ's command to "love your neighbor as yourself." At least this is the logic that Paul uses in calling husbands to love their wives--care for them the way you care for your own body. Care for them the way Christ cares for his body.
Sep 20, 2018 13 tweets 2 min read
So politics & controversy aside, to what extent do Gorsuch & Kavanaugh picks represent the old power/new power tension? Trump is decidedly new power & has been shut out of old power structures his whole life. Gorsuch & Kavanaugh graduated from same prep school & Ivy Leagues.
Sep 17, 2018 6 tweets 1 min read
One further thought about Kavanaugh/Ford Q:

Do not underestimate the significance of the elite context in which the alleged events occurred. These teens were being prepped for high power positions from childhood. The path to #SCOTUS takes a lifetime & that's part of the reason it's difficult to entertain these claims.
Sep 17, 2018 28 tweets 5 min read
Good morning, ladies & gents! It's Monday. So let's *ease* into the week w/ some thoughts about Christine Blasey Ford's accusations against #SCOTUS nominee Brett Kavanaugh: (FTR, you're watching restraint at work here... waiting until Monday 8:45am EDT instead of posting yesterday when Ford came forward. Sabbath, people.)
Aug 28, 2018 5 tweets 1 min read
In other news, I spent the morning writing a devotional entry for Advent based on Joseph's willingness to be seen as unrighteous in order to do what was righteous. Pretty beautiful stuff. Joseph's choice to protect Mary & her child is example of how godly men can use their standing in society (aka privilege or social capital) to advocate for the vulnerable.
Aug 17, 2018 11 tweets 1 min read
*clears throat*

For your reading pleasure, assorted thoughts on "acting like one of us" I do not act like this.
Aug 9, 2018 4 tweets 3 min read
@zugzwanged @DennyBurk @KSPrior That's entirely possible. But I don't think a coupl twitter threads are sufficient to explain what I think en toto re: the overlap. Raising Qs is not the same as answering them or even refining them. @zugzwanged @DennyBurk @KSPrior If I were to refine both Qs, it would be to move them away from the language of friendship toward siblinghood.
Aug 8, 2018 7 tweets 1 min read
Yes and amen. Following up on this, I wonder how recovering categories of adult siblinghood would clarify our understanding of orientation. W/out it, the isolated adult human can only conceive of other isolated adults in terms of sex partnering.
Aug 8, 2018 5 tweets 1 min read
Per previous thread re: evangelical views of sexuality, a robust theological anthropology will hold these truths in tension:

1) We are sexual beings.
2) We are not primarily defined by our sexuality.
3) We are sinful beings.
4) We are not primarily defined by our sinfulness. I'm currently reconciling these tensions by understanding sexuality thru lens of familial relationships. We are the children of our Father God in whose likeness we were born.
Aug 8, 2018 13 tweets 2 min read
If you follow evangelical debates about sexuality, the last few months have been interesting ones for conservatives. I have said much but have been thinking a lot about them, trying to puzzle them out. I'm not interested in the surface level positioning or even applications so much as the underlying rhetoric and paradigms. Especially for conservatives b/c I consider myself one.
Jul 13, 2018 12 tweets 2 min read
Let's not forget that under slavery, African-American "unemployment" was 0%. The Q is not whether a person works, but whether they can benefit from the work they do. If society is structured against this, unemployment #s mean nothing.
Jun 4, 2018 11 tweets 3 min read
One more quick word about implications of @USAGSessions #zerotolerance policy & how high level policy can affect parenting & childrearing, this one unrelated immigration: A couple of weeks ago, my 8th grade daughter came home from school & told me about assembly they had about sexting. She's public school kid & school does this kind of thing from time to time.
May 23, 2018 16 tweets 2 min read
I'm sure there are lots of things to say & think about Paige Patterson's removal/retirement (removalment?) but I'll just say this:

The whole process has been example of Baptist church culture writ large. I say this as wife to Baptist pastor & having grown up under baptistic ecclesiology.
May 2, 2018 11 tweets 2 min read
Alright, so I know this is ripe for culture war hottakes & boycotts & grandstanding... but let's also ask this Q: Why would girls want to join Boy Scouts instead of Girl Scouts in first place? It's not as simple as "gender confusion" or "liberal indoctrination." If you have 2 supposedly parallel organizations, why would kids feel need to move from one to other?
Apr 18, 2018 11 tweets 2 min read
Here's a good addendum to the Success Sequence conversation. "If You Stumble, A Strong Family Can Lift You Up" I see this play out in kinship networks here in Appalachia, especially for young women who have children before marriage or completing education.
Nov 16, 2017 9 tweets 1 min read
Know what would taste really good right now?

A vision of success that's rooted in the full humanity of both men & women and calls us to greatness I could really go for that right now. And if my Twitter feed is any indication seems like a whole lot of folks are hungry for it too.