Fragment: “for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God,” Sentence: “There is no difference between Jew and Gentile, for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, and all are justified freely by his grace through the redemption that came by Christ Jesus.” via Josh
God calls us to take the path of the inner truth — and that means taking...– Fr. Richard Rohr
So by all means enjoy the lilies and chocolate and fancy music. But know that if...– Nadia Bolz-Weber
Lord Have Mercy
ܡܘܪܢ ܥܛܪܚܡ 主よ、あわれみたまえ Señor, ten piedad Κύριε ελέησον
He is the eighth day of creation The root of liberation. Calling us to sedition Against marketers and politicians. And recruitment centers and malls. New car dealerships and city halls. Against wasteful greed and needless war. We don’t need that shit no more. It’s the jubilee year. A new life is here. No debts between one another. No kings, but sisters and brothers. No more macho b.s. No more...
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On Holy Saturday there is nothing to celebrate. God is still dead.
brandtrusso: Our King would be rather slayed by His enemies than slay His enemies. We are called to love like Him. Long live the slaughtered lamb.
“Today, we may be inspired to reject some of the ideas that are found even in the most inspired passages of scripture. We have been inspired to see through patriarchy, for example, a patriarchy that pervades the Bible. In this and other respects, we must preach against the Bible. But if this negation is to be healthy, it must be qualified in two respects. First, we should continue also to...
I’m making plans to waste my life on you.
Jesus would definitely not wear True Religion Jeans.
Between two lungs it was released The breath that passed from you to me It flew between us as we slept Slipped from your mouth into mine it crept Caus it was trapped Trapped between two lungs It was trapped between two lungs Gone are all the days of begging The days of theft No more gasping for a breath The air filled me head to toe And I can see the ground far below I have this breathe and I hold...
“I don’t think God has a dark side nor do I think God is plagued by internal conflicts through which God can’t be as loving as God wants because God’s wrath requires otherwise.” -Brian Mclaren
One of the best Trevor Hall songs ever.
Have you ever read the Old Testament and thought, “Who the hell could ever believe this crap!?” Noah was 950 years old, the Ark had 2 of every animal, the earth was created in 6 days, from 2 people came 12 tribes, Jonah was swallowed by a whale, etc… To read this ancient text we must attempt to rid ourselves of our 21st Century eyes and begin to see the mystery of myth in a...
Ontological certainty is often idolized in modern western Christian thought. This false certainty creates a myth of foundationalism as an attempt to codify absolutes for the human mind to stand upon, ridding the mind of its anxious posture towards the unknown. This epistemological philosophy birthed out of the enlightenment has captivated religious theologians, laying doctrine and dogma as the...
A Feminist Hermeneutic
Below is the first draft to one of my term papers. The thesis itself lacks clarity but with some re-wording will work…I think. Give me your thoughts! Patriarchy is a very effective and productive ideology. It is clear, in the American public, that the domination of women, the abuse of children, the idol of heterosexuality, the raping of the earth, the hierarchy of oppression, and the...
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Why I walked out of the Passion conference...
This is a blog post from a strong voice in progressive youth ministry circles. You can read the whole article here. But here are some snap shots that hit home for me. The first night Louie Giglio, a pastor from Passion City Church in Atlanta, spoke of Christ and his sacrifice. He described the story in a unique way, from a perspective I have never heard before. He talked about an angry,...
Fast from judging others; feast on the Christ indwelling in them. Fast from emphasis on differences; feast on the unity of all life. Fast from apparent darkness; feast on the reality of light. Fast from words that pollute; feast on phrases that purify. Fast from discontent; feast on gratitude. Fast from anger; feast on patience. Fast from pessimism; feast on optimism. Fast from worry;...