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thebrokenquotes · 2 days ago
It’s easy to take off your clothes and have sex. People do it all the time. But opening up your soul to someone, letting them into your spirit, thoughts, fears, future, hopes, dreams… that is being naked.
Rob Bell
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perfectquote · 7 days ago
It’s easy to take off your clothes and have sex. People do it all the time. But opening up your soul to someone, letting them into your spirit, thoughts, fears, future, hopes, dreams… that is being naked.
Rob Bell
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beforevenice · 3 months ago
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Opening up your soul to someone, letting them into your spirit, thoughts, fears, future, hopes, dreams… that is being naked.
// Rob Bell
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quotemadness · a year ago
It’s easy to take off your clothes and have sex. People do it all the time. But opening up your soul to someone, letting them into your spirit, thoughts, fears, future, hopes, dreams… that is being naked.
Rob Bell
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enneagrammar · 3 months ago
The Bible was written by a small minority of Jewish people who had been conquered by a succession of global military superpowers, so the Egyptians, the Persians, the Romans, the Babylonians. These people had been conquered and conquered again by whatever the biggest army of the day was. So if you, as an American, in the 21st century, as a citizen of a global military superpower with the biggest army in the world, read this book, you might miss some of its central themes. Because when it warns people about stockpiling chariots, it's warning them about you….We are the giant global superpower who goes around the world telling people how to do things. And the Bible was written by people who were on the other end of that.
Rob Bell, Relevant Podcast #551
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asasdoonipotente · a year ago
Mais uma vez, Deus tem um propósito. Um desejo. Um objetivo. E Deus nunca para de persegui-lo.
Rob Bell
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itracing · a year ago
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#22 Balfe Motorsport McLaren 720S GT3
Drivers: Shaun Balfe, Rob Bell.
Image by Jonny Henchman || IG
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sorenthestoryteller · 6 months ago
March 5th, 2021 – In Which Soren Rewrote this Post Seven Times and is Officially out of #@!&’s to Give
“May those who rejoice at my troubles     be humiliated and disgraced. May those who triumph over me     be covered with shame and dishonor. But give great joy to those who came to my defense.     Let them continually say, “Great is the Lord,     who delights in blessing his servant with peace!”  Then I will proclaim your justice,     and I will praise you all day long.”
-Psalm 35:26-28
               I don’t even want to think of how many times I tried to write this.
               I am tired.
               I am angry.
               Earlier drafts of this were more targeted towards the Democratic senators who were holding up the minimum wage increase and are trying to strip unemployment aid.
               There was also a considerable amount of swearing.
               I mean, even for me it was a lot of swearing.
               Political games while people are dying needlessly of a virus that could have been stopped in the USA had the country went into total shut down for two weeks, it is maddening.
               On the plus side though, we have trillionaires.
               There’s NOTHING Jesus loved more than rich idiots wasting their money. (Mark 10:17-27)
               But, this prayer from Psalm 35 is not about me, and all those previous drafts were about myself, my anger, my Christian white male outrage and privilege.
               Jesus loves and welcome the poor, neglected, downtrodden, and those who have been rejected from society at large.
               Jesus loves and welcome every race and culture.
               Jesus loves and welcome every gender and sexual identity.
               To quote someone much smarter than me:
 “If the gospel isn't good news for everybody, then it isn't good news for anybody. And this is because the most powerful things happen when the church surrenders its desire to convert people and convince them to join. It is when the church gives itself away in radical acts of service and compassion, expecting nothing in return, that the way of Jesus is most vividly put on display.
“To do this, the church must stop thinking about everybody primarily in categories of in or out, saved or not, believer or nonbeliever. Besides the fact that these terms are offensive to those who are the "un" and "non", they work against Jesus' teachings about how we are to treat each other. Jesus commanded us to love our neighbor, and our neighbor can be anybody. We are all created in the image of God, and we are all sacred, valuable creations of God. Everybody matters.
“To treat people differently based on who believes what is to fail to respect the image of God in everyone. As the book of James says, "God shows no favoritism." So we don't either.””
― Rob Bell, “Velvet Elvis”
                  It feels trite to says Jesus loves those all of those who are suffering during this period of time, but it is true. Not to mention God promises to hold leaders to account for the abuse and neglect of the poor.
               Until then, all I know to do is say a prayer while getting to work.
               It’s not about fixing the world, none of us can.
               Start with fixing the holes in your life, and then showing love to the people in your backyard.
               And for God’s sake people, put the damn mask over your noses. It’s been over a year now, we don’t need even more COVID variants because someone wants to get in their feelings.
               Jesus said to love your neighbor.
               Being so selfish that you cannot properly wear a thin piece of fabric over you face while in society is inexcusable. The mask isn’t to protect yourself; it is to stop you from unintentionally causing your neighbor (or strangers you come into contact with) from a slow death of their lungs filling with liquid.
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marym-agdalene · 5 months ago
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oldschoolfrp · a year ago
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Champions, the superhero role-playing game, Hero Games, 1st/2nd ed (Mark Williams cover, 1981/82); 3rd ed (Mark Williams pencils, Mike Witherby inks, Janice Cohen colors, 1984); 4th ed (George Perez cover, 1989)
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mosapien · 11 months ago
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Because she’s been exploring her own soul for so long,
she knows herself inside and out.
She’s at peace, and it’s contagious
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"silversoulwithoutextravagance" is now "silversoulwithoutintemperance".
If any of you are familiar with the URL, well then lo and behold, that used to be me.
Unfortunately, I have currently have no way to back into my old account nor do I have any way to prove to you all (who follow me) that it is actually me. I have worked to make my new blog look like my old one as much as possible because "silversoulwithoutextravagnace" was my entire life. I've had it since high school, and now that it's gone (as of now) I'm trying to cling to what once was.
Anyway, now that I have to start over again, I need some help. I've sort of lost my bearings and my dashboard looks nothing like it used to and while I've followed as many people as Tumblr allows, I'm always up to meeting new people!
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The one thing that I plan to change the most about this new and hopefully improved life on Tumblr, is to be more interactive with my followers and actually participate in the community. Silversoulwithoutextravagance normally floated in the background, reblogging but never actually blogging. Silversoulwithintemperance wants to be seen! (In the humblest way possible, of course haha)
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Let's get to it then?
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Books? Music? Movies? Comics? Video games? Yeah I love them all, but I want to know who else loves what I love. If you see anything that appeals to you, let me know and I'll follow you.
Books (this is gonna be rough):
I'll start by saying that I wouldn't consider myself religious, but I am spiritual in a lot of ways and am interested in theology, specifically progressive theology so a lot of the books I'm reading right now pertain to that. (I'll just be listing authors, I'll break it up between theology and what I call "non traditional, non academic reading":
Pamela R. Lightsey
Frank Viola
Brian Zahnd
Pete Enns
Rachel Held Evans
Matthew J Korpman
Keith Giles
Richard Rohr
Okay! Theology done. Or is it?
Okay, now as the sampled track on Jay Z's 11th album repeats, onto the next one.
Vladimir Lenin
Peter Kropotkin
Karl Marx
Fredrich Engels
Kristen Ghodsee
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If any of you guys like these artist, follow and I'll follow you back!
the GazettE
Alice Nine
The Color Morale
Chelsea Grin
Travis Scott
Kid Cudi
Childish Gambino
Literally anything from the 70s and 80s
Bing Crosby
Billie Holiday
Johnny Mercer
Etta James
Nat King Cole
Perry Como
Cole Porter
Okay, I'm pretty much like the most of Tumblr, I'm a Marvel girl 100%.
Marvel/Avengers, literally ALL OF IT
DC, especially my crush Wonder Woman
After those, I'm pretty much everywhere. I grew up watching movies all of the time.
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Doctor Who
Visual Kei
The Witcher
Well, I guess that's mostly it. For now. Of course, if any of you lovelies wants to know more or talk about any of these awesome things, hit me up! I'll follow you and stuff.
Thank you! 🧡
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unfamiliarize · a year ago
(via Rob Bell on Instagram: “Richmond! I've got RVA love I'm taking with me...what a night. Grace and peace.”)
I love that I can clearly see myself in this pic. 😍
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asasdoonipotente · a year ago
Essa respiração que você acabou de tomar é um presente.
Rob Bell
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onceuponawildflower · 2 years ago
"When people debate faith vs. science they've already missed the point. Faith is about embracing truth wherever it's found, and that of course includes science."
Rob Bell, What is the Bible?
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sorenthestoryteller · 6 months ago
March 7th, 2020 – In Which Soren Tackles how Trusting in God Leads to Happiness and Thankfully Not a Life of Being a Moral Busybody
Trust in the Lord, and do good;     dwell in the land and befriend faithfulness.  Delight yourself in the Lord,     and he will give you the desires of your heart.
- Psalm 37:3-4
               One thing to note is that there is a good debate among translators about how verse three should read “cultivate faithfulness” which makes more sense. The way it is as printed “befriend faithfulness” is…an interesting choice of words but ultimately, I think cultivation is easier to understand.
              Fidelity, especially to faith and to a God who rarely is tangible in the ways we would want, takes time to grow.
              Cultivating faithfulness is akin to spiritual formations and practicing spiritual disciplines. It requires months and years to develop the patterns that lead to growth and deepening in faith. This ties in directly with the next verse.
              Verse four is one of the most misunderstood verses, except perhaps the arrogant Evangelical appropriation of 1 Chronicle 7:14, along with the verses used to justify warmongering and the death penalty.
              The mistake people make is focusing on the second part of verse four rather than the first half. This is used by those who follow the Santa Clause idea of God, that by doing good you have good things happen, and good boys and girls will always get what they want. This is a transaction-based relationship that misses the entire point of both the Old and New Testaments.
              Thinking of God as someone we do transactions with and that doing good things means good things will always happen to us is a childish theology. People who subscribe to this are some of those most likely to lose their faith as soon as something traumatic or bad happens.
              There are many aspects of theology I have been reexamining in recent years but ultimately the idea of Scripture is to present how God wants to reconcile with His children. All of it returns to spending time with God, opening ourselves up to the possibilities we need fundamental changes, and meditating on what it means to love and be loved.
              Delighting in the Lord is a strange but beautiful way of saying spending time with God. I think most people cannot conceive of prayer or church services as containing delight. I think this is because most people do not know there is a multitude of ways to spend time with God and make a connection, besides a multitude of ways to have church services that matter to their congregation.
              This may seem like an oxymoron for some, but educational programs in the church should teach critical thinking skills. Paradoxical as some might think it, my taking philosophy courses during my under-grad years helped to give me the framework for rebuilding my faith once the small SBC view got cracked and shattered by the trauma of simply living in the world.
              I do not think it is popular to acknowledge that anybody who lives in the real world will eventually have their faith challenged and have a crisis that will demolish their current worldviews. These are learning moments we should not shy away from; these are opportunities for us to re-examine grace so that we can find and experience the deeper depths of Love that God has for us.
              It is frustrating that pain goes hand in hand with growth, but that is how it happens.
              For anyone who knows the pain I am talking about, there were a few books that helped me in putting my faith and life back together.
 1.) “Traveling Mercies” - Anne Lamott
2.) “Blue Like Jazz” – Donald Miller
3. “Velvet Elvis” – Rob Bell
                 So, how does putting your faith back together lead to the idea of God giving us the desires of our hearts?
              Cultivating and growing faith leads to us desiring what is not simply good, but the best. Sometimes the best requires us to sacrifice short-term desires and wants for something bigger and better.
              God is not a moral busybody.
              He does not want us miserable for its own sake.
              There is a misconception that sexuality, creativity, and the like are somehow not good. That these are things we should not pursue or want or desire. There has been so much damage done to people due to the abuse of purity culture in Evangelical circles.
              Discerning the will of God is somehow both more simple and more complicated than we take for granted. But the effort to find that will is seeking to do things that not only please God but involve us living up to the potential He places in our soul.
              Nothing God created is bad.
              Evil is simply something good that has been twisted into a form beyond recognition.
              Reaching a place where we want to love God more, will result in our goals aligning with Him (especially in ways we never thought possible), putting out gifts into practice and this all coalesce into a joy we have never known.
               I have found this true in my life.
              When I began my faith journey and was later called to ministry, it led to places and joy I never knew was possible. Playing music, writing, and opportunities to help those who felt they were beyond hope… that was not what I would have thought of as joy, but growing up means we must put aside what we think is good to claim the best for our lives.
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littletime67 · a year ago
Who knew engineering could be so appealing?
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