The University of Michigan has begun a new campaign: I Will
The best part was that they arrived in a porcelain milk jug.
Mr. Murray makes me giggle.
Local Natives, “Columbia”
Cannot stop listening to this song. I am so hungry right now, I hate my rice cooker for taking fifty minutes to make rice.
Some people are born into legacies of Christ’s grace and love, and it really is a blessing. I’ve seen it. I spent last year’s Christmas with a friend I met in Seattle and being able to witness a family so deeply rooted in God is clearly visible via the family’s interactions with each other. The Spirit, believe it or not, is so alive. I felt it, as I was lovingly welcomed into my friend’s family for the night.
What made this “work” was every family member’s own personal relationship with Christ merging together to create this mega-relationship—a body of Christ, per say, a term most of us would be familiar with. Nothing was lacking, because everyone was maintaining their own faiths while simultaneously nourishing each other’s.
God has no grandchildren. Just because we are Abraham’s children it does not give us privilege until we personally accept Christ ourselves. Someone at small group brought this up and it was so fascinating because it was so true; it hit me like a train. God only has children—a direct connection, not because we were born into the right family. It’s a choice to accept God’s invitation to His family, and once accepted, we are His child once and for all.
Friedman’s Hierarchy of Haters
From The Guardian:
It all started when Beard appeared as a panellist on the BBC1 programme, filmed in Lincoln. In response to a question about whether the UK could cope with more immigration, she cited a recent report claiming that immigration had actually brought some benefits to the local area. A perfectly reasonable thing to say, or so you might have thought.
But the next day, commenters on the now closed Don’t Start Me Off website, which encouraged anonymous posters to vent their anger on targets chosen by the administrator, launched a vicious and sustained attack on Beard. The internet trolls posted dozens of horrifying sexual taunts, in language too offensive to reprint. The level of the abuse was so shocking that even those accustomed to the cut-and-thrust of online debate were appalled.
In one of the milder examples, Beard was called “a vile, spiteful excuse for a woman, who eats too much cabbage and has cheese straws for teeth”. Beard’s features were even superimposed on an image of female genitalia.