On equality, humility, and privilege: A response to Matt Appling

When I first began blogging, one blogger that I both read and respected was Matt Appling of "The Church of No People." He was even on my blogroll for quite awhile. I start with this because I want you to know that I once thought like he did. I was raised to think like he did, and I'm sure he was raised in a similar way.I want you to understand, before I write this response, that I do so with as much understanding and empathy as I can sum up, because I've "been there."But I want to write this … [Read more...]

A new recipe for humble pie

I once read a manifesto by the anti-feminist True Women Movement that stated as one of its points: Selfish insistence¬†on personal rights is contrary to the spirit of Christ who humbled Himself, took on the form of a servant, and laid down His life for us. Though I cringe when I read this now, I once thought the same thing about humility. To be humble, I mustn't assert my right to anything. Humility meant viewing myself as I was taught to believe God viewed me (without Jesus' intervention of … [Read more...]


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