Gretchen and Katie talk about what happens when we focus on our pietism in ways that often hurt our neighbors. How does this happen? They talk about how freedom points to the gospel, and how uncomfortable freedom is for the pietist.
In this system, your reputation is the gospel, and keeping your reputation is seen as the same as either fulfilling the law, or telling people about God. In this system, our focus is getting our neighbors to act Christian, by our definition, rather than know Christ, and the forgiveness of sins.
The sad thing that happens is when you focus on yourself and your spirituality so much that you don't see your neighbor. They talk about Galatians 2, and how Paul and Peter clash over legalism--not defined by extra Biblical laws, but actual laws God has given.
If you want to hear some of the 1517 crew go through the book of Galatians in Arkansas this spring, you can register here: https://www.1517.org/events/2023-regional-conference-bentonville There's still a little bit of space left for this one!