A self-emptying of privilege
Brandan Robertson grounds his discussion of Christians and privilege in the kenosis hymn
of Philippians 2.
Who is solitude for?
David Vincent’s exhaustive tome suggests that fruitful solitude has often been linked to privilege.
by Jon Sweeney
The privilege of opting out
And the Christian calling to opt back in
Put Ijeoma Oluo and Crystal Fleming on your antiracism reading list
Two new books offer an education—with grace and humor.
It’s easy to overestimate the credit we deserve for our own success.
Miguel De La Torre’s ethic of hopelessness
De La Torre has little use for hope in a God who only seems to show up for Christians, never for their victims.
by Kyle Rader
Midlife happiness through the (narrow) lens of science
How can we live well after 40? asks Barbara Bradley Hagerty. She could have consulted the wisdom traditions.
American Christianity in exile?
“We live in a time of exile. At least those of us do who hold to traditional Christian beliefs.”
So says Carl Trueman at First Things, making the case that the Reformed tradition will weather the “exile to cultural irrelevance” imposed by secularism and the sexual revolution better than other Christian traditions. This provocative premise touched off an online symposium on the question of which tradition is best equipped to endure this condition of exile.
Wife, mom, SecState, Methodist
I'm puzzled by Sally Quinn's take on Hillary Clinton's tweeting debut this week:
There were two surprising things about Hillary Clinton’s first tweet.
Clinton broke her Twitter silence this week with this bio: “Wife, mom, lawyer, women and kids advocate, FLOAR, FLOTUS, US Senator, SecState, author, dog owner, hair icon, pantsuit aficionado, glass ceiling cracker, TBD . . . .” A photo by Diana Walker showing a serious-looking Clinton in black and looking at her Blackberry through dark glasses is her avatar.