Rusty Shackleford
It’s a cultural disability in America that we worship pleasure, leisure, and affluence. I think the church is doubly damned when they use Jesus as a vehicle for achieving all of that. Like, if you give a tithe, He’ll make you rich. Why? Are you hacking Him off or something? If you give a tithe, you get rid of ten percent of the root of all evil. You should be giving ninety percent. Cause God can handle money better than we can.
Rich Mullins (via mpiedlourde)

mikeclevenger:

"Before we had stifled the cross into a symbol, before we had softened grace into a sentiment, before we had systematized the power and mystery of God’s greatest revelation of Himself into a set of dogmas, we were the children that we must become again."

-Rich Mullins, The World As I Remember It

For awhile this song was the only thing keeping my mind from going to a very dark place. So thankful it exist

Somewhere
Between the lost and the found
We’re all hanging empty
Empty and upside down
But I’m hanging on
Though the fall may tempt me
And I believe in the dawn
Though I tremble in the night

Somewhere
Amidst these ins and these outs
There’s a fine line of purpose
I follow even now
Through the haze of despair
That confuses and hurts us
I look to see that You’re there
And I run toward Your light

Somewhere
Beyond these reasons and feelings
Somewhere
Beyond the passion and fatigue
I know You’re there
And that Your Spirit is leading me
Somewhere
Beyond all this

Someday
Now I don’t know when
But I know that You’re coming
You’re coming back again
And the earth will burn away
And the sky fill with thundering
As it announces the day
That has finally arrived

Somewhere
While the time is still now
While we’re hanging empty
Empty and upside down
But I’m hanging on
With all that is in me
And I’ll sing my songs
And I’ll laugh until I fly

Somewhere
Beyond these reasons and feelings
Somewhere
Beyond the passion and fatigue
I know You’re there
And that Your Spirit is leading me
Somewhere
Beyond all this

Somewhere
Beyond these reasons and feelings
Somewhere
Beyond the passion and fatigue
I know You’re there
And that Your Spirit is leading me
Somewhere
Beyond all this

Somewhere
Take me away somewhere
Somewhere
Take me away somewhere
Somewhere
Bear me away somewhere
I gotta go somewhere

- Somewhere by Rich Mullins

mattbors:

Fear of a Black Victim

"Oh, You did not have a home There were places You visited frequently
You took off Your shoes and scratched Your feet
‘Cause you knew that the whole world belongs to the meek
But You did not have a home
No, You did not have a home

And You did not take a wife
There were pretty maids all in a row
Who lined up to touch the hem of Your robe
But You had no place to take them, so
You did not take a wife
No, You did not take a wife

Birds have nests, foxes have dens
But the hope of the whole world rests
On the shoulders of a homeless man
You had the shoulders of a homeless man
No, You did not have a home

Well you had no stones to throw
You came without an ax to grind
You did not tow the party line
No wonder sight came to the blind
You had no stones to throw
You had no stones to throw

And You rode and ass’ foal
They spread their coats and cut down palms
For You and Your donkey to walk upon
But the world won’t find what it thinks it wants
On the back of an ass’ foal
So I guess You had to get sold
‘Cause the world can’t stand what it can’t own
And it can’t own You
‘Cause You did not have a home

Birds have nests, foxes have dens
But the hope of the whole world rests
On the shoulders of a homeless man
You had the shoulders of a homeless man
No, You did not have a

Birds have nests, foxes have dens
But the hope of the whole world rests
On the shoulders of a homeless man
You had the shoulders of a homeless man
And the world can’t stand what it can’t own
And it can’t own You
‘Cause You did not have a home” - You Did Not Have A Home by Rich Mullins

I have so little opportunity to meet new people…

that I was desperate enough to download Tinder yesterday. Why can’t some cute hipster chick start working next to me a True or something. Or a girl under 37 start going to my church? Is that too much to ask for?

wellyouknow:

One of the fucking scumbags at work told me Michael Brown had a criminal record. He doesn’t at all. Fuck.

(With air quotes) “the supposably(sic) non violent kid, he had a criminal record!”

That’s why I’m glad I’m using a vacation day today. I’m so sick of hearing so much racist garbage. The fucking old guys are like “I don’t have a problem with black people, but these people are niggers!” and they completely justify anything the cops do as keeping us safe, even attacking unarmed reporters. “They should have got out of the way, they don’t need to be there” I heard so much stupidity yesterday that I lost a lot of respect for humans just in general. Thank Jesus I don’t have to deal with that shit today.