God in the Brokenness

Andrew // Queer // Ἰησοῦς κύριος // INFJ // Methodist // Midwest //

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    “ He said not ‘Thou shalt not be tempested, thou shalt not be travailed, thou shalt not be diseased’; but he said, ‘Thou shalt not be overcome. ”

    —    Julian of Norwich

    (Source: godinthebrokenness)

    Later, After the Return

    After we’d wiped our hands of the fatted
    calf and the older brother finally stopped
    stewing there were moments when it was
    just me and the old man, moments when
    my father would lean in close and whisper
    me to tell him stories of the far country
    he used to rove in as a younger man.
    In those quiet conversations I realized the
    complexity of the parable into which I was
    born. I saw I am my father’s dreams.

    - The Beautiful Due

    Finally got registered, and here are the classes I’ll hopefully be taking in the fall!

    Sex and Gender // Intro to Archeology // Genocide // Social Movements // Religion and History: Slavery in Africa

    Click here to support "Textbooks for College" by Andrew Wagner.

    Hi friends,

    I’m hoping to get some extra money this semester to buy some textbooks for my classes. Last semester I was not able to buy 90% of the required textbooks. I borrowed from friends or I just went without and winged it. This was incredibly stressful, and I’m hoping this semester will be a bit different. If you could donate just a few dollars, it would help me a ton!

    Just a couple dollars would help more than you know! Thank you! <3 <3 <3 

    Update: 60% there!

    (Source: godinthebrokenness, via godinthebrokenness)

    “ Keep on thinking, Andrew. You are going to be a major theologian one day. I will get to say, “I knew him when…” ”

    —    my pastor talking with me about liberation theology and now i want to give him the biggest hug ever because he believes in me and while he’s more “moderate/conservative” than me he’s still just a really incredible mentor and yeah

    “ I’m basically a pacifist, but I also believe that forceful resistance often looks like violence because of how resistors are framed by those holding more power and because attempting to confront a violent system requires a force that is disruptive. That third wayers are unable to recognize any kind of difference in violence, how violence operates as a condition of the military occupation in the everyday life of Palestinians vs. some low-tech missiles that are decidedly ineffective and are a response to a much larger, insidious, and US backed mundane and brutal violence of colonialism suggests that what’s wrong does not require more nuance, but a matter of positionality and how one positions one’s self in relation to others and to the world. ”

    —    Amaryah Shaye
    A Reasonable Violence: Why Third Way is the Worst Way.

    "What’s mainly missing from third way positions, though, and why I find them disingenuous is their failure to take power into serious consideration and the dismissal or elision of critique as attempts to pin them down into taking a side when they don’t want to take one. For example, I read a tweet from a Christian the other day who was talking about why they denounced both Israel and Hamas for violence because third way is the best way and is the side of the innocents. The inability to distinguish Israel’s hi-tech military operations from Hamas’ desperate attempts to force an end to the military’s unlawful occupation of Palestinian territory reveals that the third way actually isn’t nuanced."

    "You should be angry. You must not be bitter. Bitterness is like cancer. It eats upon the host. It doesn’t do anything to the object of its displeasure.

    So use that anger. You write it. You paint it. You dance it. You march it. You vote it. You do everything about it. You talk it. Never stop talking it.

    - Maya Angelou

    (Source: pipeschapman)

    i always try to be the first one to like a new profile pic or selfie on social media because i know how terrifying those first 15 minutes can be

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