There is a biblical benchmark I now use. We will refer to this criterion for every hard question, big idea, topic, assessment of our own obedience, every “should” or “should not” and “will” and “will not” we ascribe to God, every theological sound bit. Here it is: if it isn’t also true for a poor single Christian mom in Haiti, it isn’t true...

Theology is either true everywhere or it isn’t true anywhere. This helps untangle us from the American God Narrative and sets God free to be God instead of the My-God-in-a-Pocket I carried for so long.
– For the Love, Jen Hatmaker