Basement // Pine (x)
Jesus, sad music, and bad jokes
Imagine, for example, what would happen if white kingdom people chose to reverse the white dominance of American culture and in a variety of ways, placed themselves in service to nonwhites? What if white Christians entered into solidarity with nonwhites and made the struggles of nonwhites their own? What if they used their position of privilege not for their own gain but to help bring nonwhites up to their status? What if kingdom people didn’t make themselves dependent on government to resolve racial tensions, but rather assumed responsibility to eradicate centuries of cultural racism in this country in their own lives, in the life of their own congregations, and in the lives of those in their community? What would happen if Christian individuals and entire congregations were intentional in proclaiming - with their lives - that a central reason Jesus died was to reverse Babel (Gen. 11) and to tear down walls of hostility between people (Eph. 2:14-16)?
Such Calvary-like activity would put on display a kingdom love and kingdom unity the world is not capable of and would, for this reason, advance the kingdom of God and attract people to Jesus Christ (John 17:20-26). The ‘power under’ beauty of the kingdom would turn a spotlight on the ugly racism of American culture that is so easy for whites and, therefore, the white-dominated power structures to ignore. It would advance the kingdom of God even while it impacts the sociopolitical structures."
Greg Boyd, The Myth of a Christian Nation, pg. 125 (via hislivingpoetry)
"If I had paid them more attention, they would feel toward me now, how I should have felt toward them then."
"I’m happier than a pig in shit."
Have you ever wondered who the woman on the cover of I’m Like A Virgin Losing A Child is? Manchester Orchestra answered that question in a Reddit AMA, and it’s an interesting story. Check it out below after the jump.
"I’m having trouble dealing with society."
"What aspect of society?"
"The whole thing."
daylight - life in a jar
a coffee poured straight into the brain, ya feel?
Cloakroom - Genuinely exciting to see a band from my area doing such awesome things. Their new songs are heavy and their future is bright.