Food as Spiritual and Political Praxis pt. 2 →
lukexvx: Read part 1 too!
No nation is sovereign; they all operate on arbitrary, made-up boundaries, and...– Aaron Huggins (via flagless)
in purity, understanding, patience and kindness; in the Holy Spirit and in...– 2 Corinthians 6:6-10
Brandt Russo: ”The US military is chewing up... →
brandtrusso: ”The US military is chewing up service members & spitting them out. Approximately 6,500 service members are committing suicide a year. That number equates to more deaths than service members killed in combat in Afghanistan and Iraq combined.” - Joseph Boston It would appear servicemen…
A few minutes ago every tree was excited, bowing to the roaring storm, waving,...– John Muir (via kylexsumner)
If A Tree Falls
If a Tree Falls is a feature-length documentary that offers a behind-the-curtain look at the Earth Liberation Front, the radical environmental group that the FBI calls America’s “number one domestic terrorist threat.” The film tells the story of Daniel McGowan, an ELF member who participated in two multi-million dollar arsons against Oregon timber companies. If a Tree Falls explores how a...
What would have happened if the church had spent the years from about 300 to...– Jim Wallis
kylexsumner: Everyone go check out Goodbye, I and tell me what you think. This is the first non-hardcore band I’ve ever been a part of. http://www.facebook.com/goodbyei
Exist//the blog: Any law, government, institution,... →
existtheblog: Any law, government, institution, or person that treats a human anything less than another human is anti-creational. Like the Pharaoh in Egypt, the economics of want and the politics of power work to undo the ongoing creational process of the creator God who seeks to make whole again. The…
We are satisfied that voting does much more harm to the church than dancing...– David Lipscomb, Gospel Advocate (1875)
When "isms" get in the way of your revolution
Wether it be Anarchism, Veganism, Feminism, or any other “ism” that you claim, do not let it get in the way of the reasons you decided to place this tag upon your life in the first place. These “isms” that some of us hold so dear are merely a means to an end, they are by no means the end itself. If it is equality that you want, then let veganism, feminism, anarchism,...
Shannon Kearns speaks about his experience as a...
LISTEN HERE! Shannon writes as the anarchist reverend. He is a seminary graduate (M.Div 2009 from Union Theological Seminary in the city of New York) on the ordination path who also happens to be a transsexual man. Many of his theological musings are on the intersection of theology and being trans*. He also writes about Christian anarchism and his dreams for the future. He is the co-founder...
The state and its police were not neutral referees. They were on the side of the...– Howard Zinn, You Can’t Be Neutral on a Moving Train: A Personal History of Our Times (via cultureofresistance)
For the creation is groaning in eager expectation for the children of God to be...– Romans 8:22 Christians should return to man’s original job in Genesis 2 and take care of creation. Meanwhile, we’re arguing over gay marriage and who should be President as 200 species go extinct daily and billions of animals are killed every day. (via lukexvx)
I’m not suggesting that Christians should be strict pacifists. What I am...– Richard Beck (via theorthodoxheretic) A quick google of Richard Beck and I am pleasantly surprised he is on staff at Abilene Christian University. +1 cool point for the Stone-Campbell Movement. (via existtheblog)
It’s moments where I become completely overwhelmed by natures beauty that make me realize that the words that I so carelessly throw into the night do not fall on deaf ears. I cry for blessings no more, I only cry for my eyes to see them.
flagless: Josh Garrels on Love
Violence affiliated in and around the church has left a bad taste in the mouthes of many onlookers and has often left a nasty stain on the beautiful, non violent image of Christ presented to us in the Gospels.
Lord, open my eyes!
For quite some time now, I have become obsessed with picking things apart in my life, trying to live by some rule book that no one has created for me but myself. I’ve held myself to a standard in which there was no possible way to obtain, and it has caused me a lot of stress. I have become so obsessed with the words of Jesus that I forget who he was. I dissect his words and follow what I can...
Exist//the blog: In which a dear friend, whom my... →
existtheblog: Question: “What are your views on inerrancy/inspiration? I know that’s random…” That is a BIG question, but in short: I believe that God is the inspiration behind the context and/or purpose of Scripture and so Scripture is “inerrant” if defined correctly. I believe in an incarnate Bible: as…
I am convinced that if we are to get on the right side of the world revolution,...– Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., “Beyond Vietnam: A Time to Break the Silence”
Ultimately, I have a faith that the light has more power than the sorrow, and...– Aaron Weiss (via tallerthanlions)
The non-violence of Jesus
We as followers of Christ follow a God of love, yet in many cases, we have been the first to throw stones, and we have been the first to draw the sword. Jesus tells us that his revolution is not a violent one, but one of compassion and imagination, He tells us that if we live by the sword, then we will die by the sword, that whoever has no sin among him can then cast the first stone. our battles...
A Vision for Community: Please Read
existtheblog: I am coming to the awareness that “God’s will” for our lives revolves less around careers and post-grad degrees and more around living in accordance with His Word. I think a major part of God’s will, made evident through His Word, that we have either intentionally or unknowingly strayed away from is Christ-centered community. The idea of Biblical, intentional, Christ-centered...
This article is not to bash those who eat meat, or to lift up those who don’t, just to shine light and provoke thought on the subject from a Christian perspective. There may be no point to this article and it may not make much since, but It is something I get a lot of questions about and I feel led to write on the subject and share my thoughts. Many Christians, especially those who...
It is impossible to worship the creator fully without valuing all of his...– Jonathan Merritt