1. Jupiter Ascending — Trailer — Official Warner Bros. (by warnerbrosuktrailers)

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  2. The view that a pastor is more ‘Christian’ than a girls volleyball coach is flawed and heretical. The stance that a worship leader is more spiritual than a janitor is condescending and flawed.
    Not With Haste: Jon Foreman when asked if Switchfoot is a “Christian” band.

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  3. The reaction, then, had nothing to do with hipsters. It was a hatred of people that need to stand out for standing-out’s sake. That realization was at once positive and negative—people didn’t hate me because I was a hipster, they hated me because I looked like I was nakedly desperate for attention, and had gone about that attention-grabbing by glomming on to marginalized trends.

    Interesting article, but I especially love this quote, which encapsulates my frustration with the “hipster” label. This is what everyone is rallying around/against.

    The Internet Hates Me

    11 months ago  /  0 notes  /   /  Source: The Awl

  4. White parents should ask black parents what they were talking about with their children this weekend. It is a long-standing conversation between black dads and moms, especially with their boys, about how to carefully behave in the presence of police officers with guns. Now they must add any stranger who might have a gun and could claim they were fearful of a black man and had to shoot.

    Lament From a White Father | Jim Wallis

    Entire post is fantastic. Via Lisa Sharon Harper

    1 year ago  /  0 notes  /   /  Source: The Huffington Post

  5. Nobody escapes being wounded. We all are wounded people, whether physically, emotionally, mentally, or spiritually. The main question is not “How can we hide our wounds?” so we don’t have to be embarrassed, but “How can we put our woundedness in the service of others?” When our wounds cease to be a source of shame, and become a source of healing, we have become wounded healers.

    Jesus is God’s wounded healer: through his wounds we are healed. Jesus’ suffering and death brought joy and life. His humiliation brought glory; his rejection brought a community of love. As followers of Jesus we can also allow our wounds to bring healing to others.
    – Henri Nouwen, Bread for the Journey

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  6. Testing out my first bowtie from Lagniappe (no online presence yet, but coming soon at wearlanyap.com)

    Testing out my first bowtie from Lagniappe (no online presence yet, but coming soon at wearlanyap.com)

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  7. Derek Minor - Dear Mr Christian

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  8. We all want progress. But progress means getting nearer to the place where you want to be. And if you have taken a wrong turning, then to go forward does not get you any nearer. If you are on the wrong road, progress means doing an about-turn and walking back to the right road; and in that case the man who turns back soonest is the most progressive man.
    – C.S. Lewis, Mere Christianity

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  9. It’s difficult to watch these videos and not sense that their popularity has something to do with a persistent, if unconscious, desire to see black people perform. Even before the genuinely heroic Ramsey came along, some viewers had expressed concern that the laughter directed at people like Sweet Brown plays into the most basic stereotyping of blacks as simple-minded ramblers living in the “ghetto,” socially out of step with the rest of educated America. Black or white, seeing Clark and Dodson merely as funny instances of random poor people talking nonsense is disrespectful at best. And shushing away the question of race seems like wishful thinking.
    Charles Ramsey, Amanda Berry rescuer, becomes internet meme. (VIDEO)

    1 year ago  /  3 notes  /   /  Source: Slate