Offering money well spent: Pastor Rod Parsley zip lines into church (Found here; For a related video, click here http://christiannightmares.tumblr.com/post/28980107347/dipshit-evangelist-rod-parsley-irritated-that)
John Piper (via real-lifemusic)
Uh… Say what now, Mr Piper?
don’t worry pipes, I doubt you will be inspiring anyone outside of your little tribe, anything short of repulsing them probably is far from what you need to worry about. Which is the goal right? If you are turning off a majority of the population, you know you are doing something right… (via ferretdokhtar)
I can never take devout john piper fans seriouslyquotes like this are exactly whythe gospels are filled with jesus demolishing us vs them walls the pharisees had set up and going u mad?so why are we attempting to embrace those same walls now?the cross is for everyone. that is cross-centric. that is christo-centric.this has been a rantamerican christianityyou're doing it wrong
6 months ago 159 notes
Vagina: filthy word since 2012.
Maybe use a nickname. Poon. Pompom. Vag. Pink taco…
WHAT ARE WE 12?
The article goes on to state, that “vagina” isn’t why Lifeway won’t carry it—the insider who told Evans didn’t tell her the actual reason, though. And his is coming from a chain that put “read with discernment” warning labels up around books by Rob Bell, Brian McLauren and Donald Miller in store and online for four years. They had the same label on The Shack and banned The Blind Side because of the language. they got called out for it and only recently parted with the “warning” signs.
And there’s this,
[Evans] rattles off several recent books written by men that include less-than-clinical usages of boobs and testicles. LifeWay carries powerful pastor Mark Driscoll’s recent advice book Real Marriage, which includes approving descriptions of anal sex, role playing, and sex toys within a conservative theological framework. (Driscoll wrote the book with his wife, Grace.)
Yes, it seems that male authors are allowed to get away with more than female authors, but it also seems that who who fit the “evangelical”, or at least aren’t labeled controversial/~~OMG Universalist!!~~/etc, get more leeway as well. Maybe it’s because the demographic of Lifeway would be up in arms more over these authors than the others, and from a business standpoint, that makes sense. But it doesn’t make it fair. And it certainly doesn’t make sense that someone who would find The Blind Side or the word “vagina” offensive would be a-ok with Mark Driscoll’s book, or that his book doesn’t require discernment when authors who disagree with him apparently write books that do. It’s just a crazy system of censorship and choosing which reading Christian demographic(s) is ‘right’ and offend the other(s).
Rev. Otis Moss III, Senior Pastor of Trinity United Church of Christ (via touchoftea)
— Aaron Weiss (via sketchmedesire)
— Shane Claiborne (via comeupfromthewilderness)
Richard Rohr (via azspot)
I loooooooove thissss!!!!!