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Author, “Learning to Speak God from Scratch” | Contributor @TheAtlantic | Contributing editor @TheWeek

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A brief meditation on the millennial interest in pre-modern worship forms (a.k.a. Weird Christianity). https://t.co/AC35JsDESW
Retweeted by Jonathan MerrittYour Best Wife Now https://t.co/WsASmJDN35 https://t.co/Q3geGN5bjVShe's acting threatened, creating a fictionalized narrative of harassment and violence for being called out on her… https://t.co/3xecd0mNvs
Retweeted by Jonathan Merritt @rmatthartley @NishWeiseth I need to get Apple TV+....🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼 https://t.co/HbTtrwJtcP @NishWeiseth *googles Mythic Quest*I loved this convo with my friend @JonathanMerritt a few days ago: https://t.co/LE6wWpK2CO. BTW, his book is on sa… https://t.co/3v8vSrZEkt
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5/26
2020
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5/25
2020
@MelissaJPeltier The real question is.... “Was the food good?” @MelissaJPeltier So not much has changed...FACT: Archaeological records have given us no reason to believe that King Cyrus of Persia ever attended church eith… https://t.co/Q8mIrvF8bATrump Goes to Golf Club, Not Church, After Demanding Houses of Worship Open https://t.co/hjzjQMYtCvToday I am sharing a link to @TGC, an event which I will dountlessly need to process with my therapist. “Sourdough… https://t.co/dfrgYjjsJu @YKvasha I’m repenting right now of not muting you yesterday. Thanks for your diligence. The Lord, He hath used thee mightily this day. 🙏🏼 @davidmackau You’re right. Friends like us should fight in private. 😂BRING ME A HIGHER LOVE - A little Sunday inspiration for you from @goodshepherdny. Full video here:… https://t.co/hFTqivDtnY @davidmackau Way to ruin a good thing. That’s very Aussie of you. These are the people who take perfectly good vege… https://t.co/fT7582wHdSI have to commend the @nytimes today for the incredible online graphic chronicling some of the almost 100k deaths f… https://t.co/2UIut8edjV
Retweeted by Jonathan Merritt @DraperRobert I am so sorry. Prayers for you and your family this day. 💔 @stephenmurray As a Presbyterian, I’d imagine you have some knowledge of what it means to overemphasize one of those two. 🙃My morning and evening prayers during this season - by Jan Richardson https://t.co/V3FfRaaXIEIf you don’t have a church, join mine Sundays at 11 am! @GoodShepherd_NY https://t.co/d81fJnRtiXMonday at 6m on The Eacesdrop: Instagram goddess @lindseyruthie and I are going to talk about chronic pain and her… https://t.co/IY7etRpOSCOne of our culture’s greatest lies is “Time heals all wounds.” Time has no healing properties; it only gives your p… https://t.co/S366tUL4q9 @Jess4000 ❤️ @ryanallen_ +1I included an entire chapter on “sin” in #speakgodbook. I discuss the many words and metaphors the Bible uses and h… https://t.co/DlJobqu1KK
Retweeted by Jonathan Merritt @bryandrums And if you start reading in chapter 3, don’t be surprised if you misunderstand the story 😬 @SbethCaplin Lol. Can you imagine getting one for graduation? @AStratelates Yes AND... Tradition does not always speak with a unified voice. AND ALSO... Two people employing rea… https://t.co/TRoi1KbyFh @will_yale I think the Christian response affirms the goodness at the core of all humans, even ones who do really t… https://t.co/J0HLYJW8xD
5/24
2020
@micahjmurray @TribeEvery Exactly. And that is with you two being connected via chronology, culture, language, etc. @TribeEvery My problem is your use of “the” before “correct one.” I agree with the scholars who argue that there ar… https://t.co/InkyH6wEKs @TribeEvery No @micahjmurray I guess what I’m saying is that within certain streams of the faith, impulses toward compassion and i… https://t.co/a84QJJvjIe @PastorAdamGBC And if you sang a hymn assuming that dashing children to death were noble and true, I’d probably que… https://t.co/KQi6qd7Ydj @micahjmurray Often true *in the Western, white stream* of Christian history. Some non-white and non-Western expres… https://t.co/Hz7XQOIFsa @jgsphd But poetry is not monolithic. So when you handpick sub-genres and analogize non-analogous turns of phrases,… https://t.co/4WHacXI8KlThe older I get the more I realize that 31,102 verses of the Bible can be culled and strung together to support alm… https://t.co/WiLjqcSKBN“Happy is the one who seizes your infants and dashes them against the rocks.” Psalm 137:9 // I’m so grateful we don… https://t.co/982w1U1avkTurns out you can be an orthodox follower of Jesus without being a Calvinist. Tell your friends. P.S. I'll save y… https://t.co/tQ4cgu8s5Q
Retweeted by Jonathan Merritt @jgsphd I’m not talking about genre. Keep it in poetry. Although your shift to “love poetry,” which is not a correc… https://t.co/Ask7ARbN8a @jgsphd Yes AND. This is a poor analogy. “All I need” is a definitive and implies exclusion that begs those questio… https://t.co/m7Mk87rZNj @Peter_Wehner Thanks for saying this, PeteI've seen so many Christians speak out about this, as my friend Pete called for, and I think it's important to lift… https://t.co/NNOEkUR8CA
Retweeted by Jonathan Merritt“Alas! and did my Savior bleed? And did my Sov’reign die, Would He devote that sacred head For such a worm as I… https://t.co/1vNosq0B8fI included an entire chapter on “sin” in #speakgodbook. I discuss the many words and metaphors the Bible uses and h… https://t.co/DlJobqu1KK @SbethCaplin That’s one of the common definitions for one of (the many) words for sin in the Bible, yes. I have a c… https://t.co/p5yA3eK8gOA month has not passed in recent memory where I did not receive a text from a friend who has read my comments and i… https://t.co/pnNFJTVxo0 @landjax @tonjibyrd @JonathanMerritt @VoddieBaucham I was never allowed to individuate, & was reminded of my “sin n… https://t.co/LU7x5hPW8F
Retweeted by Jonathan Merritt @nate_farley @scottsauls is a good dude. I hope you follow him! @DZRishmawy I can appreciate this critique. It’s similar to what @scotmcknight argued years ago about the overuse o… https://t.co/mk0a6TqrlaDear friend, you are such a good creation. Your potential for goodness and kindness and mercy and love is far great… https://t.co/A8X6Dana2o @JonathanMerritt One of the greatest gifts of psychology is its tendency to look at what humanity has called ‘evil’… https://t.co/LgzWhhSkVW
Retweeted by Jonathan Merritt @scottsauls Your second sentence here is why I respect your voice so much. I co-sign it. @nate_farley I’m making an argument about the role of nurture in a child’s behavior. The idea that a child’s develo… https://t.co/b7NBEpNr4F @hoopersnook @MrGragg Do people honestly not know that he was African? @bradytoops Musky @CraigMacJ Very good questions. Too deep for Twitter but I appreciate the direction of your thinking.If you keep telling someone they are bad, bad, bad from the time they first gulp air, do not be surprised when they… https://t.co/7bhkFYK8gPDanielle’s beautiful book “Original Blessing,” which sits on my bookshelf right now, is fantastic reading on this t… https://t.co/AD7Wd717We @stuffprof You’re doing some heavy lifting putting all those words in my mouth.MAYBE Dean’s sons behaved badly because they grew up in a home where bad behavior was modeled spectacularly. The ha… https://t.co/kNIAf3PY70 @JOHNNYSWIM ❤️ @TommyGHall1 @tiktok_us 👍🏼 @jeremycowart @tiktok_us You pushed me over the edge tbh @cjfauver93 https://t.co/z1hDAkwZaWWanted to end a hard week with a word of gratitude for my colleagues. I think I work with some of the finest journa… https://t.co/zWiVHjSIXP
Retweeted by Jonathan MerrittAs if 2020 couldn’t get any worse, I just downloaded @tiktok_us. @deaninserra 🙈If a pastor believed that you were a “brute beast,” would you want to go to his church? If so, please contact the R… https://t.co/rpb5NVxtrI @tonjibyrd I don’t disagree with anything you’ve said. And trust me, I have no intention of “moving on” from this issue. ❤️ @cjfauver93 https://t.co/sqcjnyAleCMy anthropology is rooted in Genesis 1 where humanity is deemed “VERY good” (rather than starting with an Augustini… https://t.co/b4VbBXCWRz
5/23
2020
Coming up in 30 minutes... https://t.co/30MXCAS356https://t.co/0E0AspKdpw Rachel Held Evans’ widower @danieljonce wrote this. He was billed $69,999 for the helicopte… https://t.co/tsdaxUWhis
Retweeted by Jonathan MerrittEric, you are my friend, and I know you like to try to be humorous on here. But slavery jokes aren’t funny, kind, o… https://t.co/JeLnJl1jRj @RealMikeMorrell If you follow back, you’ll enter Jumanji @KelseyMLoo Yes! @kelsey_dallas @kateshellnutt Been thereThis new #Enneagram book by @ChrisHeuertz released this week and its worth every penny. Check it:… https://t.co/cRjU4t4on4
Retweeted by Jonathan MerrittThe woman who was sued by Ravi Zacharias is asking his family to release her from her non-disclosure agreement. She… https://t.co/DYJlFP43sa
Retweeted by Jonathan Merritt @RobertVore Low key genius @YKvasha @ElleH555 @ChrisHeuertz I bet you’re a blast at parties. @SHoddeMiller ✊🏼
5/22
2020
Like me, super-blogger and “Rage Against the Minivan” author @kristenhowerton has no filter. If we think it, we say… https://t.co/qJjSseloimThe religious roots of Trump’s magical thinking on Coronavirus - https://t.co/Tg1ztlKlyF via @BurkeCNN @AntheaButler This looks amazing!This new #Enneagram book by @ChrisHeuertz released this week and its worth every penny. Check it:… https://t.co/cRjU4t4on4Like so many American businesses, @TheAtlantic is having to make some difficult decisions regarding personnel and c… https://t.co/uyyjjtyIpDCameo appearance by @jwpetersNYT. Not even stay-at-home orders can ruin his perfectly coiffed hair. 💁🏻‍♂️Finding human connection wherever I can. 🥃 Cheers to socially-distant hang outs, Zoom dinner dates, and video thera… https://t.co/t5RU1VvDNI @alissamarie How cute!Tell me your ONE favorite twitter account to follow and why.
Retweeted by Jonathan MerrittOk but what if they were white and liked your politicians https://t.co/HMHi1iCmn2
Retweeted by Jonathan MerrittJeremy talked about creativity, art, overcoming fear, and offered tips for taking better iPhone photos. Oh and he t… https://t.co/s7OgXPjaiw
5/21
2020
Coming up in 45 minutes on IG Live https://t.co/zqOplTmH8QGreat article by brother @JonathanMerritt. It blows the mind that Al Mohler says he was "stupid" to defend slavery… https://t.co/ChL0axEfvE
Retweeted by Jonathan MerrittJane Roe of Roe v Wade “reveals she was paid by evangelical Christian groups to take anti-abortion stance” - https://t.co/025AygR6DZ
5/20
2020

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