Feeding the poor doesn’t fund the nation’s largest corporations like war does though!!!

Feeding the poor doesn’t fund the nation’s largest corporations like war does though!!!

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Me and my fellow interns put together a youth conference that’s this week and it’s going to be awesome. We’re doing a pop/punk version of “Do You Wanna Build a Snowman?” And I am much excite

hejk:

Her hair!

hejk:

Her hair!

Anonymous said: What is your opinion on tattoos? Personally, and biblically

betterchristiantattoos:

blakebaggott:

I’m cool with them. I think God is cool with them. But some people aren’t cool with them. And while I think it’s dumb for them not to be cool with them, I think it’s important to not be a stumbling block to people who may think that way. In the body of Christ, we can’t have a “screw everyone else, I do what I want.” God didn’t save as an individual. You were baptized into a community. And you have to be wary of that, however that may look.

In response to Mr. Baggott, I would say there is a difference between being a stumbling block - that is to say, cause someone to sin - and just doing something that someone else disapproves of.  There are no doubt plenty of christians who would consider it uncool that my wife has short hair, or that people come to my church wearing shorts or jeans (or even jean shorts!).  I don’t think we need to base all our decisions on what the most conservative/legalistic of believers would do.

That said, I don’t believe in causing needless offense, and as such I no longer will be one of the people wearing shorts to church (I have a large and epic panther tattoo on my lower leg) and I wear shirts with long enough short sleeves to cover my arm tattoos.

Totally agree. One concern is, for example, missionaries with tattoos who go to other countries where the natives see the tattoos as demonic or sacrilegious. Then you’ve totally lost all ability to connect with them and share the gospel.

That kind of relates to “legalists” in a lesser way. I definitely think conversation is huge in these types of issues too.

Anonymous said: What is your opinion on tattoos? Personally, and biblically

I’m cool with them. I think God is cool with them. But some people aren’t cool with them. And while I think it’s dumb for them not to be cool with them, I think it’s important to not be a stumbling block to people who may think that way. In the body of Christ, we can’t have a “screw everyone else, I do what I want.” God didn’t save as an individual. You were baptized into a community. And you have to be wary of that, however that may look.

I think many times, we use the Bible as a sword against others like Peter used his sword against the Roman guard. The Bible isn’t a weapon to be wielded violently. And not only does Jesus want to heal those who have been harmed by the Bible, as he did with the soldier, but he wants to see what the prophet Isaiah saw: turning our swords into plowshares. Healing others who have been abused by the Bible and then changing the way we handle it in the first place. Something doesn’t destroy life, but creates it.

Scripture is only God’s word when it witnesses to Jesus and when we read it that way. There’s a way of reading the Bible that isn’t actually reading God’s word. It becomes God’s word as we let it tell us about Jesus and make us like Jesus. If we use it for something else, it’s not God’s word; it’s our word.
Dr. Chris Green
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Sunday selfie 😎 also I like this shirt a lot

Blake. 22. South Carolina. xNFJ.

The more I learn, the less I realize that I know. And the less that I realize that I know, the more content I become with that fact.

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