2nd Aug 2013

Backyard Brunch Sessions presents Lucius - “Wildewoman” (by backyrdsessions)

27th Jul 2013

Why millennials are leaving the church

gospelofthekingdom:

But here’s the thing: Having been advertised to our whole lives, we millennials have highly sensitive BS meters, and we’re not easily impressed with consumerism or performances.

In fact, I would argue that church-as-performance is just one more thing driving us away from the church, and evangelicalism in particular.

Many of us, myself included, are finding ourselves increasingly drawn to high church traditions Catholicism, Eastern Orthodoxy, the Episcopal Church, etc. precisely because the ancient forms of liturgy seem so unpretentious, so unconcerned with being “cool,” and we find that refreshingly authentic.

What millennials really want from the church is not a change in style but a change in substance.

We want an end to the culture wars. We want a truce between science and faith. We want to be known for what we stand for, not what we are against.

We want to ask questions that don’t have predetermined answers.

We want churches that emphasize an allegiance to the kingdom of God over an allegiance to a single political party or a single nation.

We want our LGBT friends to feel truly welcome in our faith communities.

We want to be challenged to live lives of holiness, not only when it comes to sex, but also when it comes to living simply, caring for the poor and oppressed, pursuing reconciliation, engaging in creation care and becoming peacemakers.

You can’t hand us a latte and then go about business as usual and expect us to stick around. We’re not leaving the church because we don’t find the cool factor there; we’re leaving the church because we don’t find Jesus there.

Like every generation before ours and every generation after, deep down, we long for Jesus.

HEAVEN YES.

26th Jul 2013

Listen to this song while you look at this tumblr.
http://richkidsofinstagram.tumblr.com/
It’s how I feel when I look at all of these Super Rich Kids.

(Source: Spotify)

15th Jul 2013

ERICA GOLDSON: Graduation speech

12th Jul 2013

New Striking Self Portraits by Kyle Thompson

Thompson continues to play with the elements—submerging himself in lakes and muddy puddles, exposing random limbs poking out from the earth, and setting himself on fire. His images have a beautiful sense of movement to them, especially in the recurring presentation of the fluidity of windswept fabric, which often complements his serene expression. Many of the photographer’s images alternate between presenting a visual interpretation of inhaling a breath of fresh air and being suffocated by some unnatural force. However, both of these approaches offer something surreally exquisite.

5th Jul 2013
Amazing

Amazing

3rd Jul 2013

Matt Corby - Brother (Acoustic Session) (by umstrum)

28th Jun 2013

Stromae - Papaoutai (by StromaeVEVO)

This makes me feel really sad and melancholy.  C’est dommage.

25th Jun 2013

DETROIT WOMEN. You. bettuh. werk.

A Girls Guide to Detroit (by 4exit4)

24th Jun 2013

HOW TO DANCE PROPERLY ON GET LUCKY (by shabadishabadu)

Wow this dancing. I will be this fly one day.

24th Jun 2013

This song has been my jam. The bass line is amazing.

(Source: Spotify)

22nd Jun 2013
Got this hardcore tat at #RiverDays 2013…it’s most definitely airbrushed, but as my friend Robby says, “If you got ink, you got ink.”

Got this hardcore tat at #RiverDays 2013…it’s most definitely airbrushed, but as my friend Robby says, “If you got ink, you got ink.”

17th Jun 2013
"Facebook is the living dead: the most popular, least relevant social network where teenagers and adults alike gather out of fear of missing out on things that don’t even make them happy"
14th Jun 2013
This is what I found after searching #fierce on Facebook. I have no idea who they are.
I’m not sure what to think about it, but I find this pretty masculine, actually.I don’t know, I keep thinking about how things are assigned to different genders and how it’s a societal thing.
The best way right now to describe my surface reaction is this:Taylor Swift is to pop music, as those heels are to masculine aesthetic.
(They are a cross-over. Not too feminine, but masculine enough to be…”acceptable” to many in the general public)
Idk y’all….God didn’t assign gender to clothing…people did.  You might not be able to pull this off yourself, or you might not be too into it, but I think what’s important is what is in their hearts while they wear them…#gettingtoodeep..halp
Could they be wearing it because they want attention from people, and are not willing allow the Lord to provide the needs of their heart?
Could they be doing it to brand themselves?  Or to be validated by #WERKIT and #SICKENINGQUEEN!
Or…
They truly just want to wear heels because it looks cool on them.
(and might I add, they are wearing them the house DOWN)
What if you met a fierce, heel-wearing man who has never been touched by society’s “gender assignment” roles, loves the Lord with all their heart and have genuinely pure intentions and think clothing is just fabric without the gender assignment.I like to think that I’m that way…I am more free than others but I definitely have been socialized to my gender assigned clothing.  I don’t put that on others though to be exactly clear.
I mean back then, pants were for men.  Now, it’s gender neutral, so who cares? This could go towards anything…but I’m more interested in the heart intentions of the individual.
I guess you can’t really separate culture from this, because life doesn’t work in a vacuum.   
Someone come save me because I’m getting in too deep. hahah

This is what I found after searching #fierce on Facebook. I have no idea who they are.

I’m not sure what to think about it, but I find this pretty masculine, actually.

I don’t know, I keep thinking about how things are assigned to different genders and how it’s a societal thing.

The best way right now to describe my surface reaction is this:
Taylor Swift is to pop music, as those heels are to masculine aesthetic.

(They are a cross-over. Not too feminine, but masculine enough to be…”acceptable” to many in the general public)

Idk y’all….God didn’t assign gender to clothing…people did.  You might not be able to pull this off yourself, or you might not be too into it, but I think what’s important is what is in their hearts while they wear them…#gettingtoodeep..halp

Could they be wearing it because they want attention from people, and are not willing allow the Lord to provide the needs of their heart?

Could they be doing it to brand themselves?  Or to be validated by #WERKIT and #SICKENINGQUEEN!

Or…

They truly just want to wear heels because it looks cool on them.

(and might I add, they are wearing them the house DOWN)

What if you met a fierce, heel-wearing man who has never been touched by society’s “gender assignment” roles, loves the Lord with all their heart and have genuinely pure intentions and think clothing is just fabric without the gender assignment.

I like to think that I’m that way…I am more free than others but I definitely have been socialized to my gender assigned clothing.  I don’t put that on others though to be exactly clear.

I mean back then, pants were for men.  Now, it’s gender neutral, so who cares? This could go towards anything…but I’m more interested in the heart intentions of the individual.

I guess you can’t really separate culture from this, because life doesn’t work in a vacuum.   

Someone come save me because I’m getting in too deep. hahah

13th Jun 2013

Bono on Jesus

Woahhhhh Bono.  You’re better say that.