22 year old queer kid/poser punk that loves Jesus. Cis male (He/His/Him pronouns). Proud member of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia. I post lots of stuff relating to liberation theology, queer issues, music, men with beards, and video games.
"you’re too young to know what your sexuality is" said the straight person to a queer teenager
"he’s such a ladies’ man" said the straight person about a 6 month old baby that doesn’t know what a lady is
Thanks for that. Lots of shit like that happened when I was a kid, but I’ve learned a ton since I left home. It doesn’t make what they did any less bad, but it makes it easier for me to deal with them.
When I was a kid, whenever I did something bad, my stepdad told me that I was crucifying Christ again and that I was “driving the nail.” It took me a long time to realize how wrong he was, but it still fucked me up for a while.
"There is no longer Jew or Greek, there is no longer slave or free, there is no longer male and female; for all of you are one in Christ Jesus."
It denies the reality that God’s covenant and God’s redemptive work through Israel is no longer ethnically-driven (and in fact, was never intended to be). As N.T. Wright put it eloquently, it “cuts off the branch we [Christians] are sitting on,” referencing the passage of Scripture that describes the Gentiles being grafted into the tree of Israel. There is no more ethnic Israel. The Church, the Bride of Christ, which will one day include all mankind, is Israel, and was always meant to be.
Besides the strictly theological reasons, Pro-Israel theology/Dispensationalism is used by American churches/businessmen/politicians to endorse racism, genocide, and the slaughtering of non-combatant women and children, and I honestly don’t give a fuck what your theology is or how much of it may or may not be correct, if you use it to justify atrocities of the sort Israel commits, then it’s time to cut it off at the root, burn the stump, and start way the hell back at the beginning with the life, character, and purpose of Jesus the God-man.
there is literally no difference between academic scholars discussing their interpretations of a text and a bunch of people yelling YOUR HEADCANON IS WRONG at each other
As a Masters student I can vouch for this.The difference is citations.