haven’t posted this song in awhile. it’s time for it to make another appearance. mmm, so good.
For as impractical as it is to both write and read for everyday usage, Early Modern English with “thees” and “thous” is so poetic and beautiful in some contexts:
“Let me live as one who is being presented to Thee without spot or wrinkle or any such thing— cleansed with a Divine cleansing, because Thou gavest Thyself to do it. Under the living power of Thy word and blood, applied by the Holy Spirit, let my way be clean, and my hands clean, my lips clean, and my heart clean.”
- Andrew Murray
|—||Unka Glen (unkaglen.tumblr.com)|
|—||Stephen R. Covey (via hislivingpoetry)|
|—||Nate Pyle in “Why Mark Driscoll’s Theology of SUVs Matters”|
a bunch of the guys in my grade got together and bought their own url so they could have a website
but literally the only purpose of the website is to see pictures of dads in hats
i wasn’t kidding this is the website
This is why ‘Fitch the Homeless’ is an insult to homeless people.
‘Wanna help the homeless? Try not furthering the stigma surrounding homelessness by insisting that a brand being associated with homelessness would surely be less desirable or wanted. Wanna stick it to Abercrombie and Fitch? Easy Peasy! Don’t give them your money! It’s a simple solution that doesn’t involve stepping on the backs of the homeless in place of a soapbox.’
I realize I just wrote an extremely similar post, but this is a very well written piece from the same perspective. I like.
I’m sure that just about everyone has heard about the controversy surrounding clothing company Abercrombie & Fitch, but just in case you haven’t, I’ll sum it up for you. The CEO made some… tasteless… comments in an interview about the company’s target demographic. He expressed that he didn’t want women who wear bigger than a size “large” or “not-so-cool” kids to wear A&F clothing.
this past September, one of my best friends got married. my dream is for my wedding to as beautiful as hers. what an amazing, perfect day. i hope my wedding to andy is as “us” as erin and michael’s was “them.”
But theology — our study and beliefs about God — should be a natural process involving change instead of avoiding it. Our God is too big and too wonderful to completely understand by the time we graduate high school, or college, or get married, or have children, or retire. Our life experiences, relationships, education, exposure to different cultures and perspectives continually affect the way we look at God. Our faith is a journey, a Pilgrim’s Progress, and our theology will change. And while we may not agree with a person’s new theological belief, we need to stop seeing the inherent nature of change as something negative.
|—||Stephen Mattson, “Christians: It’s NOT a Sin to Change Your Beliefs” (via kre-do)|
omfg my childhood.
forever my favorite movies.
I would kill to have a D2 and Heavyweights double feature.
All these Christians who think they can be Christians with a modern mindset really blow my mind.
-As a Christian, you believe that the Bible is the either the inspired or literal word of God.
-This means that God approves of EVERYTHING that is in the Bible.
-This means you cannot pick and…
HOW DO I ΕΧΙST?!
These are legitimate observations. It seems like, with all my critique of the Church and how Christians as a whole could be doing so much better, I should just drop Christianity. But I can’t. And it’s not a matter of burying my head in the sand or stubbornly clinging to the faith I grew up with. I didn’t grow up in a Christian home. All of the views I hold, I own. (And I frequently revise.) And THAT is one of the major problems in the Church. We fail to revise. We won’t. We think Jesus is always in favor of our own political, economic, and social ideas. ALWAYS. And there’s always some verse that supports it. It’s culturally bound and trendy Christianity. THAT ISN’T CHRISTIANITY. There fits into my philosophy the ability to love, to show grace, to challenge culture, to heal, to liberate the marginalized, to honor every being. The faith I am a part of has these at its core— but is too hung up on too many things to be effective as it should be.
There is such disunity. The Church is broken and needs reformed. I don’t know how I even exist, according to these thoughts. I shouldn’t. But I do. And I’ll keep thinking and keep writing, even just to keep reforming myself.
(And as for the second chunk, I’ve never figured that out and I definitely won’t claim that I have. My faith framework suggests that God loves and values those people unconditionally as well. Maybe those Native American religions we drive away have immeasurable worth, and we’ll be seeing them in eternity, too. I guess I’ll figure that one out when I die.)