Men and women do desire to relate to each other and become close. We do need and...– James Olthius
American Christianity has created a culture of theological permanence, where...– Stephen Mattson, “Christians: It’s NOT a Sin to Change Your Beliefs” (via kre-do)
Do not leave others where they have been. But do not try to bring them to where...– adapted from Vincent Donovan
Grace cannot prevail until law is dead…until morality has been bound, gagged,...– Robert Farrar Capon (via hammereddrunkwithfaith)
Love; it will not betray you Dismay or enslave...
You told me that I would find a hole Within the...
gospelofthekingdom: darkenedanddazzled: Let me be clear. I did not go to school make myself more marketable. I did not go to school to learn how to make money. I did not go to school and earn a degree to use it as a weapon in the fight for a job. I went to school because I love learning. I went to school because I constantly wonder, question, and think. I went to school to explore, get...
You do a world more good for a prostitute when you wash her feet than when you...– Greg Boyd (via blakebaggott)
ioncewasfound: I found God, then I lost it. I said, “there it is” but it was both there and not there simultaneously. Godisnowhere to be found. I searched high and low, in my heart and in the eyes of the poor. I found God, but I didn’t.
Any book recommendations guys?
gospelofthekingdom: myadventuresinoddity: Imma bout to go HAM on the bookstore/Amazon.com It really depends on what you’re looking for. If you don’t have Common Prayer: A Liturgy for Ordinary Radicals” it’s a must. N.T. Wright’s “Surprised By Hope” Christian Smith’s “Bible Made Impossible” Richard Hays’ “Moral Vision of the New Testament” Stanley Hauerwas’ “Brazos Commentary on...
The obligation to confess is now relayed through so many different points, is so...– Michel Foucault, The History of Sexuality
Here’s the thing. Christians seem to think that because the Bible is inspired,...– Rachel Held Evans quoting Ahava (a Jewish Rabbi’s wife) in A Year of Biblical Womanhood
The only church that illuminates is a burning church.– Buenaventura Durutti, Spanish anarchist (via lov-eis-reason)
lov-eis-reason: Feminism, for a heterosexual male such as myself, means, among other things, that women deserve the right for me to not treat them as mere candidates to be my wife.
I don’t know how to reconcile with religion that eliminates ambiguity, when I...– Jonathan Martin (via hislivingpoetry)
The cross in the church symbolizes the contradiction which comes into the church...– Jurgen Moltmann, The Crucified God: The Cross of Christ as the Foundation and Criticism of Christian Theology
The End of Anathema
embraceparadox: Once upon a time, when someone disagreed with the majority Christian consensus, that person could be declared by the majority to be a heretic. Their writings could be burned, and they became someone to avoid, to discredit, or to kill. But that is not how the world works anymore (thankfully). There is not one overarching Christian power structure anymore. The masses are now...
If all is determined in advance, then there is only a finite amount of divine or...– Bruce G. Epperly, Process Theology: A Guide for the Perplexed
lov-eis-reason: antonyofva: It amazes me how we can complain about ‘eisegesis’ and yet then do that exact thing with our own presuppositions. For example) those who take the prophet Jeremiah’s words that the heart is deceitful above all things: many have never even read the rest of the book to understand what he means. It drives me insane. Eisegesis can be such a beautiful form of...
little drops →
jazzylittledrops: So this video started going around my facebook today, with about a dozen of my female friends sharing the link with comments like, and “Everyone needs to see this”, and “All girls should watch this,” and “This made me cry.” And I’m not trying to shame those girls! I definitely understand why they would do so. And I don’t want to be a killjoy. But as I clicked the link and...
The popular belief in immortality which in the Western world has largely...– Paul Tillich, The Courage to Be
hammereddrunkwithfaith: lindseyey: I need to vent——- Most of my childhood friends all bailed on me once I started to think freely and we started having different beliefs. Why didn’t they value me? Why do people value opinions and fear of being seen with a heretic or “heathen”, over the change and growth their friend is having? What was my life? Was it just a lie? It’s really confusing....
They tell us that the prisons are overpopulated. But what if it were the...– Michel Foucault (via lacanno) Reblooged~? (via reblooged)
destinationsublimation: I’ll only date someone with who I have conversations more interesting than the ones I have with myself.
The postmodern mystery
thetrickbrain: The joys of not needing to be right. of not needing to have the complete picture and not needing to build a wall of defensiveness to protect yourself from the illusion of completeness.
Step 1: Go someplace public with your laptop. Step 2: Click HERE Step 3: Press f11 Step 4: Start typing frantically. Step 5: Make sure other people see your screen. Step 6: ??????? Step 7: Profit I suppose this would be interesting and fun to do if I weren’t a software engineer. Instead I spend the whole time analyzing the code and trying to determine what it does and if it is...