They tell us the people we love are 72.8% water- there is no such thing as...– Lewis Mundt, excerpt from “Water” (via pigmenting)
hours: Unidentified Guest: [W]e die to each other daily. What we know of other people Is only our memory of the moments During which we knew them. And they have changed since then. To pretend that they and we are the same Is a useful and convenient social convention Which must sometimes be broken. We must also remember That at every meeting we are meeting a stranger. — T. S. Eliot, The Cocktail...
INFOGRAPHIC: One Of The Biggest Challenges Facing... →
Ever wonder why gay kids have trouble believing “it gets better”?
Instead of a life of experience, Christ calls us to a life of love. And a life...– Mark Galli, “Rob Bell’s ‘Ginormous’ Mirror.” This is an excellent piece. (via wesleyhill)
One day I will show you the dirt beneath my nails and you’ll know not only of...– Kelsey Danielle (via pigmenting)
If we cut off their tongues and forbid the Christians speech, they love with...– Romanian Prison Guard who found both his fulfillment and frustration in torturing Christians (via mordaciouslyyours)
Christ’s love for Peter was boundless in this way: in loving Peter he...– Kierkegaard (via Christopher Benson)
Eight Things I Don't Need to Hear From Straight... →
Over the years, well-intentioned folks have said a whole host of things that are not helpful and are in fact damaging. If you are a well-intentioned straight person: thank you! I really truly appreciate your good intentions. It is because I appreciate your intentions that I’m composing this post: now you don’t have to accidentally hurt your queer friends. If you want to be a straight ally for...
godthings: “The Bible hardly ever discusses homosexual behavior. There are perhaps half a dozen brief references to it in all of Scripture. In terms of emphasis, it is a minor concern—in contrast, for example, to economic injustice. The paucity of texts addressing the issue is a significant fact for New Testament ethics. What the Bible does say should be heeded carefully, but any ethic that...
davidlynching: fun fact: iraq, pakistan, afghanistan and saudi arabia have a higher percentage of women in the government than the us & the uk another fun fact: white people tend to get very angry when you point this out to them
A vision of cultural homogeneity that seeks to deflect attention away from or...– bell hooks Relevant every single day to every derailing person who screams “reverse racism” (via wretchedoftheearth)
I didn’t really know, even when writing the book, that many Christian...– Lauren Winner (via wesleyhill)
But if all of that leaves you cold — if you feel like you don’t “get...– Eve Tushnet (and side note: she’s working on a book about vocational discernment for celibate gay Christians! =D! Excite.)
The cross is the cross of one who was once a human baby and who went through...– C. Kavin Rowe, “Why Easter Needs Christmas” (via wesleyhill)
The answer to do you love me isn’t, I married you, didn’t I? Or, Can’t we...– Judith Viorst, “Some Advice From a Mother to Her Married Son” (via pigmenting)
People like Nick Bilton over at The New York Times Bits blog argue that norms...– Great post by Evan Selinger. (via ayjay)
Everyday I rewrite her name across my ribcage so that those who wish to break...– Mike Mcgee, “Everyday” (via pigmenting)
hours: “Poetry contributes to creative diversity, by questioning anew our use of words and things, our modes of perception and understanding of the world.” — World Poetry Day, 21 March, United Nations (via bookofwriting)
What Foster Parents Wish Other People Knew →
Maybe someday I can be one too?
WARNING: To avoid danger of suffocation, keep this bag boy away from babies and children me. This bag boy is not a toy. I’ve never kissed anyone. But I’ve baked a salted caramel cupcake for you. I’ve mumbled my wardrobe secrets to you. I’ve made cafeteria dinner plans with you. You’re the only one I look for when I turn around in my seat, and I will stare into...
Just as in syllogisms that lead to an impossible conclusion one is sometimes...– Thomas Aquinas, Sixth Article [II-II, Q. 162, Art. 6], Summa Theologica (translated by Fathers of the English Dominican Province) (via Godthings)
One of the first things a new pope hears is, ‘Holy Father, it’s always done this...– Pope Francis’ first 24 hours: Doing it his way, John Thavis (via thedoors-thedoors) Well, that’s awesome (via bananasandpizza) I might like him. (via joshuadylan) this is legit. (via denyandfollow)
blue ivy, age 12: mom, can you help me solve this equation
beyonce: i don't know much about algeba, but i know one plus one equals two
blue ivy: mom i am failing
leeyounger: LENTEN DEVOTIONAL - 26 Jesus did some weird things. He did things that were unexpected, strange and sometimes even taboo. When you really stop and think about it, Jesus probably made it hard to follow Him at times because of the things He would do or say that were so out of the ordinary. If you were His disciple, you would get to see these incredible miracles worked by the power of...
Allow healthy gay and bisexual men to donate... →
I may be celibate, but this is still an important issue to me. Sign this petition! =D
On airplanes, I dread the conversation with the person who finds out I am a...– Lillian Daniel, UCC Pastor. I generally wanna hit people who say this. It’s as much bullshit as the relationship not religion rhetoric. (via furnaceofdoubt)
A gang rape happened in Ohio and no one heard about it. A gang rape happened in...– Anisha Ahuja, Why Does America Pretend it Doesn’t Hate Women? (Feminspire.com)
setfabulazerstomaximumcaptain: If you wanna be my lover, you gotta be ready to tackle all forms of institutionalized oppression and topple the bastions of ignorance and bigotry that permeate all aspects of our lives, ya gotta get with my friendss!
The publican doesn’t pray, “oh God I thank Thee that I am not...– @logismon via Eve Tushnet ”Meta-pharisaism explained!”
mordaciouslyyours: Father, forgive me, for I know exactly what I do.
I get it: My son is about three times more likely to come home from the...– In defense of the manny: Why are parents reluctant to hire men to care for their kids? - Slate Magazine (via indefensible) Anecdata! I would not be reluctant to hire a manny, but the fact of the matter is that when we looked for nannies, the number of men who applied was zero. (via pegobry) The...
jesuschristvevo: are u printed on a popsicle stick? bc ur a joke