Howard Stern x Homosexuality

April 30, 2009

Though I am not a fan of the Howard Stern show, I do respect him because he says what he wants to, and I do think that this clip is worth listening to, really. For almost four full minutes, Howard Stern rants and raves about supporting and standing up for homosexuals. In my opinion, I would rather listen to Howard Stern on homosexuality than a pastor because, for the most part, Stern is the more correct one, biblically and socially. However, that is due to my stance that homosexuality is not a sin, either biblically or socially. Love and let live. Check out this video below.

My feeling about gay people is that we have a responsibility not only to make gay marriage acceptable and to make gays feel accepted as much as heterosexuals…Gay people are downtrodden. They are beaten. They are abused for their sexuality, and it goes across race. In the white community and the black community gay people are the bastards of the world. And in order for things to change, because any one of you could have gay children, or gay relatives, or gay friends…we have a responsibility to make this acceptable, to get all this bullshit so that some gay kid going to high school doesn’t get the shit beaten out of him just because he’s gay…I’m as heterosexual as they come. What is this hang-up about gay marriage? Who cares? Get on with your life!”


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For The Bible Tells Me So Trailer

April 24, 2009

Here is the trailer to documentary that I watched last night. It had profound affects on my theology and, more importantly, my heart. Take a look at this video and formulate your own thoughts.

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Dr. Greg Boyd

April 20, 2009

Greg Boyd

If you are looking to be richly entrenched in theology by, in my opinion, one of the greatest theologians of our day, please click the links below and read on the demise of Christianity presented by Dr. Greg Boyd. I must say I read through both of these posts and they radically rocked my mind. So, read on friends.

Demise of American Christianity Pt. 1

Demise of American Christianity Pt. 2: White America


Revolutionary thought

April 15, 2009

Famous poet and writer, Maya Angelou, once said, “I have found that among its other benefits, giving liberates the soul of the giver.” Giving liberates. Giving frees us from the bondage of ourselves. Giving opens up our soul to be able to empathize with others. Giving teaches us that we are not alone. Giving helps. Giving helps others. Giving helps us. We are not intended to hoard over our items, but instead to share. To give. To help. By giving, we participate in a global movement that is unlike other movements; it is not centered on us, but rather, others first. To give means to share, means to let go, means to not be possessed by our items, means to not let the things we own own us. To give means to put others in front ourselves, to place the needs of others ahead of ours, to look into the eyes of another and see ourselves. Giving is essential to the heart. It is essential to our soul. It is essential to our livelihood. It is essential because it allows us to live beyond ourselves. It allows us to live largely, without gaining everything. It allows us to love. It allows us to live. It allows us to be human again. Give. It is essential to liberating ourselves and liberating others from bondage. In the words of Anne Frank, “No one has ever become poor by giving.” Give, it brings life.


The Way I See It

April 14, 2009

Famous musician, Youssou N’Dour once said, “People need to see that, far from being an obstacle, the world’s diversity of languages, religions and traditions is a great treasure, affording us precious opportunities to recognize ourselves in others.”

I must say, I absolutely love the last part of the statement, “…oppoturnites to recognize ourselves in others.” To me, that speaks more than volumes, more than logic, and more than good thought, but it speaks to a central role of the Gospel message of Jesus.

[In Galatians, chapter 3, verse 28, Paul writes, “There is neither Jew nor Greek, slave nor free, male nor female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus.”]

[In Colossians, chapter 3, verse 11, Paul writes, “Here there is no Greek or Jew, circumcised or uncircumcised, barbarian, Scythian, slave or free, but Christ is all, and is in all.”]

To me, all three passages show a unique relationship concerning you and concerning me. We see that each quotation has the common idea that we are able to see ourselves in one another, or as Paul directly puts it, there are no more divisions amongst because “Christ is all.” What an amazing thought that we are able to look beyond culture, beyond religion, beyond language, beyond common interests, beyond diversity, and see ourselves in others and see Jesus in others. What a revolutionary truth; we are able to see Jesus in everyone. To me, Jesus is not just in Christians. He is not just in religious folk. He is not just in the spiritual. Contrarily, Jesus is in Christian and religious folk and the spiritual and the non-spiritual and the atheist and Buddhist and the Muslim etc. Jesus transcends culture and language and time and religion and theology; He is in all and is all.

To me, these three statements show us that we are all connected, that we are all related, and that we are all one. Formulate your own thoughts.


…are you alive?

April 7, 2009

An early church father and saint, St. Irenaeus, once said that, “the glory of God is in man fully alive.”

After reading a statement like the one above, the question must be posed, are you alive? Think about and truly search yourself to see if you are living or existing.


…and you’re broke?

April 5, 2009

This is from Rob Bell’s 13th Nooma video entitled, Rich. Watch this short clip and then try and grasp what you really have. Formulate your own thoughts, but after I watched this, I decided, I am… rich.