If Hidden Figures opens the door in this way—if it gets us to tell more stories and helps ensure the conditions that allow for our daughters to become heroes themselves, figuring out equations on chalkboards everywhere, then Hidden Figures is indeed required viewing for us all.
How does the concept of the Electoral College look through the lens of sphere sovereignty? By reinforcing the separate and balanced powers that form the bedrock of the American government, I think this system stacks up quite well and is worth preserving.
Within the Reformed tradition and reformational framework, institutional actions are discussed in terms of their “right” societal roles and responsibilities (sphere sovereignty). In these conversations, we often lose sight of the historical development of institutions built on oppression of people, and the impact that this history plays on the present.
This is why Jemar Tisby’s lecture is important for me, for this institution, and for the church as a whole: it’s time to de-center our whiteness. It’s time to heed voices like Jemar’s that have been speaking to us all along, even when we weren’t listening.
The enneagram can also help you understand the people in your life, giving you a glimpse of what life looks like from a (sometimes very) different perspective.
Over the last five years, I’ve learned many things at the Super Bowl…and none of them were about the game. Many things, I wish I didn’t know; truths of the kind that, once you know them, change you forever.