As such, on more than a handful of occasions, I've heard someone, or a group of people talk, about how they've felt lesser.
Lesser within society.
Lesser within the church.
They've felt victimised.
They've felt rejected.
They've felt worthless.
They've felt unheard.
They've felt second-class.
I've, basically, never felt that.
Both culture and the church tell me that I'm valuable.
Both culture and the church tell me that I belong.
This is my white-guy privilege.
And, as such, I've never come back from conferences gushing about how I heard about the beauty of being made in God's image or being His child.
There are far fewer conferences that cater to my "needs" or "specific theological issues."
No one is marching the streets for my rights.
Because I'm white, male, middle class and heterosexual.
At times, there should be an eye-opening announcement which remind those of us who don't have the same requirement for empowerment messages, that this only exists because we already possess much of the power.