here’s the sign you’ve been waiting for.
People were bringing babies to him so Jesus could touch them. -Luke 18:15
Marcus Borg, writes this about prayer… My understanding and practice of prayer are grounded in my understanding of God, the Sacred. I see God as a presence, as the one “in whom we live and move and have our being,” to quote words attributed to Paul in Acts 17.28. For me, prayer – addressing God, paying attention to my relationship with God – is about reminding me of the reality and...
The aim of the corporate state is not to feed, clothe or house the masses, but...– Chris Hedges (The Man)
I love you enough to listen, and to leave the light on until you come home.
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“Balding, middle aged white men, tell us what to do with our bodies, while they wage wars and kill other peoples babies, so maybe, women deserve better than propaganda and lies, lies to get into panties, to get out of courts to get out of paying child support, get the fuck out of our decision, and give us back our voice, women do deserve better, women deserve choice.”
This is what I’ve been waiting for my whole life…a president...– Lewis Black
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The real question is essentially if millions and millions of people who have...– Rob Bell (via brandtrusso)
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I sometimes keep things from you, so you don’t find out the truth. I’m terrified...
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What’s your major? “I study Religion and Feminism” What’s your job? “I make $10,000 a year as a Christian youth pastor type dude” Where do you live? “I live off of Nebraska Ave in Ybor, It’s got the highest crime rate and my neighbor was recently shot” What are your hobbies? “I hang out with men struggling with addictions, getting off the street, and help them with recovery, I organized a women’s...
Paul mentions the word "hell".....never.
The dude that historically has had 13 letters attributed to his name. The author of more than 50% of the New Testament. One of the first church fathers, writers, pastors, poets, artists, leaders… never once ever mentions the word, Hell.
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How do you make peace?
As a child you were taught to share, what happened? In a world where as adults we’ve been taught to take more than give, the church should be the cure. But is it known more for its politics than its compassion? Is it the place we think of when we think of helping the less fortunate? If a neighborhood church ceased to exist, would the neighbors mourn its loss? There is a church that cares...
See the rules. Keep most of them, break one or two. But break them, don’t...– Seth Godin
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We love to glorify war in this country. We cheer and pontificate about our “cherished way of life” and “democracy” and “freedom” and all manner of other high sounding hyperbole in order to keep the guilt of causing so much carnage at bay. I really wonder if the wars we fight are really about any of those things. It’s a tough pill to swallow when you consider that no matter what the justification...
Creation is on a journey towards perfection rather than being returned to an original perfection. Creation, has a goal, an eschatological direction to become what God always intended it to become. Not merely a returning to something previous, but an intention to become something it has yet to be, something it never has been; something better. (Gregory of Nazianzus, Irenaeus, & Joe Haward)
To say that God is “loving and just” does not give you the justification for God being a divine child abusing asshole. I’ll let you figure out what I mean.
I have no idea what to do.
We are wasting $700 million a day to pay for the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, while our teachers, firefighters and police lose their jobs, while we slash basic assistance programs for the poor, children and the elderly, while we turn our backs on the some 3 million people being pushed from their homes by foreclosures and bank repossessions and while we do nothing to help the one in six American...
Tripp Fuller on Rob Bell and John Piper:
I’m 9909% with Bell. 1. When God looks at you… Piper: His Holiness sees one totally depraved, a sinner deserving nothing but damnation Bell: Your Creator sees a beautiful part of God’s Good world 2. We know that God is Love because… P. The salvation of even one sinner B. Our Redeemer continuously, freely, and faithfully pursues us through Sin, Law, and Death 3. God’s work in the Cross...