just love.

my thoughts on being more like Jesus

Growing up in church, I heard versions of the phrase ‘hate the sin, love the sinner’ far more often than anyone would really like.

I want to talk about that phrase today.

A few summers ago, I went to Uganda on a mission trip.

The main purpose of the trip was to serve as a vessel for God’s love, to share His relentless affection with the many homeless boys who, for most of their lives, had not received enough of it. Because I was there to love, I doled and doted each of those kids with infinite kindness and care; I shared freely every ounce of space within my heart. Continue reading

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try on more shoes: thoughts on racist america

So America, we’ve been talking a lot about race lately, and I think that’s great. I think equality is a wonderful, yet dizzying concept.

I read an article by Nylon about a guy on Tumblr who takes popular movies and edits them down to only the lines spoken by people of color; the results, as you would expect, are glaringly short snippets from incredibly popular movies like The Fault in Our Stars and Her. Reading about it is disappointing, and reminds me of how great it would be to live in a society where that guy didn’t feel the need to point out such a problem. Kendrick Lamar Album CoverAnd then there was the release of Kendrick Lamar‘s video for Alright, which caused conservative, white media to actually just die. A beautifully done, chilling video chock full of depth and symbolism representing what Kendrick Lamar perceives to be true regarding racial injustice in our modern society.

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dad bod: a controversy

Stop what you’re doing and get involved in the tremendously serious debate.

Adam Devine

Oh my word guys, don’t worry about the presidential election race heating up, or the latest doings of ISIS, please put all your energy into singing the praises of, or berating, the dad bod.

Thank God we live in America where we can focus on such important matters instead of worrying about trivial things like where our next meal will come from or where we’ll sleep tonight.

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another post about feminism

Jess

In today’s society we toss this F word around a lot, yet I can’t help but think a lot us are just missing the mark.

Feminism is a lot like a job in consulting or the phrase “hooking up” in that nobody knows what it actually means. Not to say we’re all completely clueless, it’s just that the concept and history of feminism is complex, intricate, and at times difficult to understand. Continue reading