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Be Winsome!

November 13, 2019

Leadership Notes

So, who's crazy now, listening to Christmas music the first week in November? Not this guy. "It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas," "Let it Snow," "Sleight Ride, "White Christmas," "Walkin' in a Winter Wonderland," "Frosty the Snowman," and "Snow," to name a few. I'm always ahead of the curve.

Snow is not the main point of this Leadership Note, though. President Barack Obama, "cancel culture," and the winsomeness of the Christian life is.

First, a definition. Cancel culture is "the practice of no longer supporting people, especially celebrities, or products that are regarded as unacceptable or problematic. The danger of cancel culture is that there's an arrogance attached to it."

Another way to put it would be to say that cancel culture is sanctimonious at its core. There is a sense of hypocritical holiness where one acts as if one were morally superior to others. We saw that on full display during the last presidential election.

Here's how one of my favorite satire sites addressed cancel culture:

Local woman Heather Tipton is bravely boycotting over 450 different stores, restaurants, and retail chains for various reasons. But such noble activism comes at a price: the courageous virtue-warrior started to have trouble remembering which stores she was boycotting at any given time.

- The Babylon Bee, 11/5/2019