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— 35 Christian Questions

1: What is your favorite book of the Bible and why?
2: Tell of a past event that has influenced your faith the most.
3: Who is your Christian role-model?
4: Who is your favorite Bible character?
5: What is your favorite Bible name?
6: If you were to participate in short-term mission trip, where would you like to go?
7: Favorite well-known Bible story?
8: Would you rather be shot for your faith (and die) or be tortured and live to tell of the experience?
9: What are your top three worship songs?
10: Your top three favorite Christian contemporary songs?
11: Are you a Proverbs 31 woman or a Job 29 man?
12: Who is your favorite current Christian speaker? (ex: Francis Chan, Beth Moore, etc.)
13: What is your favorite time of day to read the Bible?
14: In what ways has God blessed you recently?
15: Have you ever witnessed to someone? If so, would you do it again?
16: What is a prayer of yours that God has answered recently?
17: What do you feel God is really teaching you right now?
18: Any Fruit of the Spirit you know you could work on?
19: Do you enjoy going to church?
20: Which do you prefer; daily devotions or a daily Bible passage?
21: Ever read the Bible straight through?
22: What are some chapters in the Bible that you recommend to beginner Bible readers?
23: What are some chapters in the Bible that you recommend period?
24: When's the last time you went to church?
25: What is your favorite Christian holiday and why?
26: Favorite verse?
27: Name your top three favorite Christian bands, from any Christian genres.
28: Do you call Him the Holy Spirit or the Holy Ghost?
29: In the Lord's Prayer, do you say "forgive us our sins", "forgive us our debts", or "forgive us our transgressions"?
30: What is your favorite Bible Study/Sunday School moment?
31: Who, on tumblr, inspires your walk with Christ the most?
32: If you have one, what is the date of your rebirthday? (or anniversary of becoming a Christian)
33: Would you rather die and go to heaven or be on earth when Jesus comes again?
34: What is the best thing someone has done to encourage you spiritually?
35: Old-fashioned church services or contemporary church services?
(OK, I'm going to break my usual no-meme rule because most of these questions are terrible ["favorite verse" what] and I can't wait to talk about them!)
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thegreaterjihad:

We should strive to love that which God loves.
And God loves you.
So love yourself.

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garboing:

Fairy tales… You’re a bit too old to be filling your head with such nonsense.

El Laberinto del Fauno, 2006 | Guillermo del Toro.

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miyaando:

Miya Ando Solo Exhibition, Tokyo  2011. Photos Yuji Shiraki.

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sosuperawesome:

Pauliina Hannuniemi, aka Pettry on Tumblr

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Is there anyone who doesn’t notice that these brave taboo busters are extremely selective in the taboos they go after? They’re not asking us to rethink capitalism. They’re not asking us what it would mean if white people were genetically inferior. They’re not suggesting we consider whether men are fit for positions of power or whether religion provides a societal good. They certainly don’t ask us whether someone should be banned from Twitter for the good of the atheist movement. For all their self-proclaimed bravery, they only ever seem to want people who aren’t them to bear the risks of the conversation.

Yes, Richard Dawkins, I’m Emotional » Almost Diamonds (via brutereason)

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nowinexile:

"I’ll tell you what is harder than dying in Gaza by an Israeli missile deluxe. What is harder is that you get a phone call from the Israeli army telling you toevacuate your home because it will be bombed in ten minutes. Imagine; ten minutes; and your whole short history on the surface of Earth will be erased.

Gifts you received, photos of your siblings and your children (dead or alive), things that you love, your favorite chair, your books, that last poetry collection your read, a letter from your expatriate sister, reminders of the ones you loved, the smell of your bed, the jasmine tree that hangs off your western window, your daughter’s hair clip, your old clothes, your prayer rug, your wife’s gold, your savings; imagine; all this passes in front of your eyes in ten minutes, all that pain passes while you are struck by surprise.

Then you take your identification papers (passport, birth certificate, etc.) which you have ready in an old metallic candy box, and you leave your home to die a thousand times, or refuse to leave and die once.”

—a Palestinian in ‪#‎Gaza‬

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“Why are you single?” “Why aren’t you working at an archeological dig in Argentina?” “Why aren’t you eating a pizza right now?” “Why do you have brown hair?” These questions all make about the same amount of sense for someone who has shown little interest in not being single, in working at an archeological dig in Argentina, in eating a pizza right now, or in having any other color of hair besides brown.

Plenty of people of all genders are single and would rather not be—but plenty are just fine with it. “Why are you single?” Because I want to be? Because I haven’t met anyone who’s made me want to change that? Because I don’t really care and have other things to concern myself with right now? Who cares?

4 reasons you should never ask a woman why she’s single - Salon.com

My Salon debut.

(via brutereason)

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rainhaofbrazil:

y’all remember this shit? incredible.

rainhaofbrazil:

y’all remember this shit? incredible.

(Source: awraqalzaytoun)

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An abusive man may embellish his childhood suffering once he discovers that it helps him escape responsibility. The National District Attorney’s Association Bulletin reported a revealing study that was conducted on another group of destructive men: child sexual abusers. The researcher asked each man whether he himself had been sexually victimized as a child. A hefty 67 percent of the subjects said yes. However, the researcher then informed the men that he was going to hook them up to a lie-detector test and ask them the same questions again. Affirmative answers suddenly dropped to only 29 percent. In other words, abusers of all varieties tend to realize the mileage they can get out of saying, ‘I’m abusive because the same thing was done to me.’

Lundy Bancroft, Why Does He Do That?: Inside the Minds of Angry and Controlling Men (via monobey)

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