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Rally to Restore Unity

posted by Jason Boyett

This week, my friend Rachel Held Evans is hosting an online “Rally to Restore Unity” at her blog for a simple reason: she believes “we can disagree without calling each other heretics.”

I’m totally on-board with that, so today I join her gravy train of photographed rally signs and synchrobloggers by writing a guest post at her blog. It’s called “Crackheads, Simple Theology, and a Better Passion.”

In the post, I give some background about my brother and his inner-city ministry where we live. Brooks explains how angry it makes him when Christians argue about theology when we ought to get worked up about kids are hungry or being abused. Also, the post has a brief mention of his formerly schizophrenic, one-legged friend, Jesse. So there’s that.

Anyway, I hope you’ll go read it. And then I hope you’ll head over to the Rally’s Charity:Water page and do some good.

 



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Niki

posted May 4, 2011 at 11:09 am


Love the sign. Love it.



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Timm

posted May 4, 2011 at 5:32 pm


Hilarious! And so true…



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Charlie Chang

posted May 5, 2011 at 9:56 am


haha, nice!



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jmj

posted May 6, 2011 at 12:01 am


I am not arrogant, but I am self-righteous, pretentious and judgemental; albeit in a totally different (and better) way that all those other folks.



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fastthumbs

posted May 6, 2011 at 8:35 pm


There’s a reason there’s over 30000 denominations of “Christians” in the world:

I was walking across a bridge one day, and I saw a man standing on the edge, about to jump off. So I ran over and said, “Stop! Don’t do it!” “Why shouldn’t I?” he said. “Well, there’s so much to live for!” “Like what?” “Well…are you religious?” He said yes. I said, “Me too! Are you Christian or Buddhist?” “Christian.” “Me too! Are you Catholic or Protestant?” “Protestant.” “Me too! Are you Episcopalian or Baptist?” “Baptist.” “Wow! Me too! Are you Baptist Church of God or Baptist Church of the Lord?” “Baptist Church of God!” “Me too! Are you Original Baptist Church of God , or are you Reformed Baptist Church of God?” “Reformed Baptist Church of God!” “Me too! Are you Reformed Baptist Church of God, reformation of 1879, or Reformed Baptist Church of God, reformation of 1915?” He said, “Reformed Baptist Church of God, reformation of 1915!” I said, “Die, heretic scum,” and pushed him off the bridge.



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Gregt Dill

posted May 8, 2011 at 8:15 am


I think the following quote by Tony Campolo captures this same thought.

“I have three things I’d like to say today. First, while you were sleeping last night, 30,000 kids died of starvation or diseases related to malnutrition. Second, most of you don’t give a shit. What’s worse is that you’re more upset with the fact that I said shit than the fact that 30,000 kids died last night.” (Tony Campolo)



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