I get a kick out of this video every time I watch it. Just wanted you to enjoy this the same way I do. By the way, this video is of Greg Boyd, teaching pastor at Woodland Hills Church in St. Paul, Minnesota, and his two year old grandson, Soel.
I just wanted to post this picture to bring attention to what it means to live like Jesus. This picture, though provocative, is an amazing representation of the humility, love, grace, and compassion of Jesus. I feel as if this picture should be the attitude of every Christian, to wash the feet of our allies and enemies, our friends and foes, the ones who love us and the ones who hate us. We are called to love like Jesus, serve like Jesus, give grace like Jesus, help like Jesus, and wash the feet of those around us like Jesus.
For the account of Jesus washing His disciple’s feet, click here.
What comes to your mind when you see this picture? Formulate your own thoughts and live them out.
Just a side note, in case some of the faces in this picture are unfamiliar to you, they are, fromleft to right, German Chancellor Angela Merkel; Tony Blair, England; Kofi A. Annan, UN; Osama bin Laden; George Bush; Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh; and Jiang Zemin, former president of China.
Many people question why I am a vegetarian and how I could give up meat entirely. Well, simply put, it was the documentary found below that radically changed my dietary habits and lifestyle. After I watched this documentary a few times, my entire being was convicted and I decided to give up meat and meat products entirely.
To view this documentary published by the Humane Society, click here. Even if you do not decide to eat a vegetarian diet, at least you will have a better understanding of why I became a vegetarian and you will not be living in ignorant bliss. Just a side note, this is not to offend anyone or make anyone feel bad, but just to be an eye opener. I encourage you to watch it and formulate your own thoughts.
New Jay-Z song Maybe, featuring P. Diddy.
To download the track Maybe, click here.
I just had the opportunity to hear the Poetic Justice League 4 America for the first time this past week and was very impressed by their poetry, motive, and what they stand for– justice, love, hope, compassion. The poetry and words are full of depth and cut right to the core of the heart, providing inspiration and hope. Nonetheless, there will be a CD release party hosted by the Poetic Justice League 4 America this upcoming Saturday, April 4th, 2009. So if you have free time, come on down and enjoy good poetry, coffee, and most importantly, community. The details are below.
Poetic Justice League 4 America
Saturday, April 04, 2009 at 7:00 pm
Katie’s Cup Community Coffeehouse
502 Seventh Street Rockford, Illinois 61104
Another chance to catch the new CDs!
I just want to announce an ancient, revolutionary thought, love. Just love.
If you still have not downloaded Kid Cudi’s mixtape, A Kid Named Cudi, I suggest you do. It is pure poetic fire. I honestly have not been able to stop listening to this mixtape since I first downloaded. Kid Cudi is the future, plain and simple.
Also, if you haven’t downloaded or heard about Big Sean, I suggest you download his mixtape, Finally Famous- the Mixtape, as well. Big Sean is equally as amazing on the mic. His lyrics and style are fresh. Alongside Cudi’s mixtape, Big Sean’s has been getting equal play time. Big Sean is the future, plain and simple.
To download Kid Cudi’s mixtape, A Kid Named Cudi, click here.
To download Big Sean’s mixtape, Finally Famous- the Mixtape, click here.
The best part, both of these guys are signed to Kanye’s record label, G.O.O.D. Music. By far the best record label.
“…what can I say to an Islamic brother who has fed the hungry, and clothed the naked? You say, “But he hasn’t a personal relationship with Christ.” I would argue with that. And I would say from a Christian perspective, in as much as you did it to the least of these you did it unto Christ. You did have a personal relationship with Christ, you just didn’t know it.”
– Tony Campolo
It is sad to say, but many people, Christian or not, believe in this idea of who God is. The problem with viewing God like this is Jesus. Jesus stands for love, justice, mercy, compassion, understanding, empathy, grace, hope, etc. Please do not fall into the folly that God is like this is any manner whatsoever. On a lighter note, I think this is a hilarious depiction of how Christians make God look like, though entirely false. Watch it all the way through and enjoy. Oh yeah, favorite line, “Wrong line!” Ha.