This past week marks my first trial using coconut oil as a tanning lotion substitute.
“All men are created equal.”
It’s one of the foundational beliefs of our country, one that nobody dares question. But some things we sometimes can’t help but question: What does it mean to be equal? If we are born different, how are we still equal? Where did we get the idea that all men [and women] are created equal? This question becomes important when we consider that when this phrase was written into the US Constitution, “men” was defined as white, land-owning males. So how we define equality and how we put it into practice are important questions. And for some reason, we have this idea that the idea of everyone being equal is new. Like, within the past 200 years new.
A book has been circulating in some church circles called “Muscle and a Shovel”, claimed by some to have “converted 10,000 people”. Garrett Best gives an honest and salt-seasoned review of the book.
Three types of people
We call by name all three
Presidents, poets, psychotic serial killers
(Or so this poet claims)
And if you don’t believe me:
John Quincy Adams
John Greenleaf Whittier
John Wayne Gacy.
Carl Jenkins on Why the Founding Fathers’ Faith Doesn’t Matter
“You’re such a nerd.”
I was one of those kids who was bullied from time to time in school, often because I fit the description of a nerd. And although I wish I could say otherwise, sometimes this bullying took place not just “in the world”, but in and among my own Christian friends.
Oh please, all ye gents
Lose the flag
Of the indicted state of America;
Eschew the republic
And wash ye hands
When nations and their gods
Withhold liberty and justice for all
“Singing Praise to God, Not America” by Craig M. Watts
“How to do a Bad Word Study in the Bible” by Luke Dockery
[not to be confused b a study on bad words, but a bad study of words]