Biblical Masculinity: "What if Your Son Wants to... →
I found this video on Yahoo. Anything that deals with masculinity and how it is played out in culture fascinates me and I am drawn to it. This is a story of a 6th grader who was beat up and bullied for being a male cheerleader. Before we get into this though, let me point this one cultural observation out. His mother is there with him in the interview, but you never once hear the boys father...
The first clear manifestation of heavenly life in the individual is recognition,...– Dallas Willard
Missiology and Grad School
My life and backstory is quite interesting. See, I have had the fortunes of not being stuck or tied down into one singular cultural picture. It is something I didn’t even realize I was taking for granted until I hit college and got older. There are several big ways (just to name a few) this plays out but let me just walk you through them. I grew up in Orange County, which is arguably, the...
waiting can be debilitating and suck our souls dry - unless it is marked by hope...– Gary Thomas, Authentic Faith, pg 40
What is the point of being alive if you don’t at least try to do something...– John Green | Submitted by: bornonthe17th (via quote-book) How does that hit you?
Any person who only sticks with Christianity as long as things are going his or...– Tim Keller
Salvation, being saved, is then not a meager, merely human existence here, but...– Dallas Willard
Missional Josh Hamilton →
i really do love Josh Hamilton. even though the Angels aren’t making the playoffs it is almost worth it so Josh Hamilton gets a shot to put his faith on display on a stage that can only help but make Jesus famous. that is exciting. for those of you who don’t know who he is go check out: http://iamsecond.com/#/seconds/Josh_Hamilton/ to hear his story. i love him. God is using him - no...
Do you expect me to keep from crawling back. Do you accept me when we both know...– Anberlin, Closer (via bethanyhamm)
I embrace the messiness of life. I find it so beautiful, actually.– Brad Pitt (via whenthecamerasoff) (via quote-book) another interesting cultural quote, life is messy - are you willing to be like Jesus in the midst of it?
If there is no struggle, there is no progress.– Frederick Douglass (via kari-shma) You don’t need to succeed in the Christian faith in one giant, easy, overnight step…
The world isn’t split into good people and death eaters. We’ve all got both...– Sirius Black (Submitted by: hobbitholes)
Hating people is like burning down your own house to get rid of a rat.– Henry Emerson Fosdick | by: thewayofchris (via quote-book)
There are four questions of value in life, What is sacred? Of what is the spirit...– - Johnny Depp (via Alyssahh) Interesting cultural quote - thoughts?
Cultural Study - Banned Books →
even yahoo.com says Harry Potter has a “religious viewpoint”. fascinating. from a cultural stand point, what other books surprise you that are banned? what can we learn from this?
It’s not faith if you’re using your eyes– Paramore (submitted by moremorley)
The world is a dangerous place. Not because of those who do evil, but because of...– Albert Einstein (via whiskyandwhimsy) (via quote-book) What will you do?
I tremble for a church whose continuance depends upon the talent and cleverness...– Charles Spurgeon
If you believe what you like in the Gospel, and reject what you don’t like, it...– St. Augustine of Hippo (via aboutjesus) (via derekthornton)
Fallen man is not simply an imperfect creature who needs improvement: he is a...– C.S. Lewis (via derekthornton)
You’ve got to let go of who you were, to become who you will be.– Janet Fitch (via kari-shma) Where is your identity?
We don’t get to decide who God is.– Francis Chan (via willsterling) (via derekthornton)
So many Christians are childish – in the back seat, whining and complaining to...– Britt Merrick (via Brianna Cox) (via chrislazo) (via kateegrace) (via davidmendoza) (via derekthornton)
If God had perceived that our greatest need was economic, he would have sent an...– D.A. Carson (via firstbreath90) (via derekthornton)
Some people do not like to hear much of repentance; but I think it is so...– Matthew Henry (via derekthornton)
The greatest happiness of life is the conviction that we are loved — loved for...– Victor Hugo (via julie911) You can’t earn God’s love. He just loves you. He chose to love you. He chose to make you.
If we want our gospel to be credible, we must embody it.– John Stott (via bringrevival) (via prevailzine) (via derekthornton)
I was never one to patiently pick up broken fragments and glue them together...– Margaret Mitchell (via kari-shma) Aren’t you glad Jesus isn’t like this?
We become Christians by faith in Jesus, we stay Christians by faith in Jesus,...– Tim Chester, You Can Change (Wheaton, Ill.; Crossway, 2010), 43-44. via Of First Importance (via derekthornton)
The world is not moved by love or actions that are of human creation. And the...– Francis Chan (via peacenotwar) (via derekthornton)
The Gospel alone can turn us into people who give everything we have because we...– Tullian Tchividjian (via rcy)
What were we made for? To know God. What aim should we have in life? To know...– J.I. Packer (via beholdingwonders)
Don’t ever think that just because you are here at seminary you are free from...– Benjamin Shin - TTBE 517 - Hermeneutics and Biblical Interpretation
It is true that God may have called you to be exactly where you are. But it’s...– Francis Chan
In many cases, we may, by the rules of the gospel, be obliged to give to others,...– Jonathan Edwards (via christiansimas)
We shouldn’t worry about our lives, what we’ll eat, buy, or wear. God says the...– Francis Chan (via shewashurrican) (via derekthornton)
Will You Pray for an Atheist to Get Healed and... →
I think that title says it all. Pray for Christopher Hitchens to get healed and meet Jesus. Our God is Healer and loves to do things that cannot be explained…
Men and women are not projects. If you don’t really love them, I...– Matt Chandler on homosexuality (and all other issues while you are at it)
Thou shall not sin!
Calvin: Do you think babies are born sinful, that they come into the world as sinners?
Hobbes: No, I think they're just quick studies.
Calvin: Whenever you discuss certain things with animals, you get insulted.
Calvin and Hobbes - great theologians...
You can’t catch sin by hanging out with sinners– Matt Chandler What’s your excuse? Just do it. Love them, don’t judge them.
How Do You Reach a Man? →
Below are some quotes from the article - don’t read them out of context though, go read the article then come back. “Christianity’s primary delivery system, the local church, is perfectly designed to reach women” Is this a bad thing? If women are showing up, shouldn’t it be catered to them? Naturally, that would make sense… “This church system offers...
Jesus & Ron Jeremy →
Craig Gross get’s it… I am always the underdog and I kind of like it that way. Although, I think it would be great to bring Ron into my world just a bit, no one invites us. The great thing about the debate is it is fair. I speak for 20 minutes, then Ron for 20 minutes then we do an hour of questions and answers. Why is the church so afraid to hear the other side? I think it would...
We Are Not All Like This - My Non-Christian... →
My friends, to those I don’t know that read my writing, this is a letter of apology and sorrow for those who don’t carry the name of Jesus well, for those who misrepresent Jesus and the Kingdom He has and is establishing… Please know that not all Christians/people who love Jesus are this way. In fact, they shouldn’t be like this. Jesus wouldn’t be like this. This...