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Christian Imagination and Moving Mountains
The summer staff eats dinner together every night. We talk about the evening program and our days with the groups. There comes a breaking point where laughter erupts and the conversation devolves into mindless rumble. Last week, this laughter evolved into playful criticism towards me. I lead the music for the evening program and I am not ashamed to say I pick songs that are indie. You know, songs from bands that no one has ever heard of or songs originally sung in different languages? The staff complained of hearing the same songs each week, although the youth love the songs that I play and every week sing with a different group. They called me a pseudo-hipster, which infuriated...
Men’s Dreams vs. Women’s Dreams
Women are typically infinitely more creative than men. I think that can be proven through the dreams we have. Allison and I try to share our dreams each day from the night before. Here’s the conversation we just had. Be warned. Her dreams go on for a long time. And feel free to analyze it. Ray: Hey, sweetie, I had this amazing dream last night. You ever… Allison: Oh, let me tell you about my dream. I dreamt we had adopted a little girl from Fiji, but we hadn’t legally adopted her. The courts were letting us have her until...
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Benetton’s Unhate Campaign
Benetton clothing has a new campaign out called the Unhate Campaign.  The images of the campaign show high profile enemies kissing each other.  In most cases the two enemies are men.  One includes President Obama and one includes the Pope.The images aren’t sexual in nature, but they are provoketive.  They stir something in us, not just from an artistic boundary breaking standpoint, but from the possibility of what the image actually means.  While the images are meant to shock us, its bold to suggest that enemies could actually reconcile. Our imagination runs wild when we consider that peace isn’t just...
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Banksy On Violence
Banksy has such a beautiful way of saying the obscene....
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The Emotions Of The Bible
This is one of the coolest things I’ve seen this year. The people at OpenBible charted the emotional content of the Bible from beginning to end and created an infographic. “Things start off well with creation, turn negative with Job and the patriarchs, improve again with Moses, dip with the period of the judges, recover with David, and have a mixed record (especially negative when Samaria is around) during the monarchy. The exilic period isn’t as negative as you might expect, nor the return period as positive. In the New Testament, things start off fine with Jesus, then quickly turn...
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The Cost of Freedom
These are Sudan Refugees escaping from their country.  It’s interesting what we will do when freedom is on the line. [Click on the image to see the full image.] Photo Credit:design-dautore.com...
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