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  • JR. shared from Playing God: Redeeming the Gift of Power by Andy Crouch
    The best way I know to define privilege is the ongoing benefits of past successful exercises of power. Privilege is the name for all the good things we do not need to try to acquire, because they simply flow to us as a result of past exercises of power.
    Note: Now @ahc takes on Privilege. This chapter is going to be good. @rachelheldevans have u read this?
  • JR. shared from Playing God: Redeeming the Gift of Power by Andy Crouch
    Violence is physical force that has exceeded legitimate bounds; it does unnecessary harm or does harm for an unjust cause or without just authorization. Violence is wrong by definition. Violence is in fact the word we use to judge force as wrong, just as murder is the word we use to name killing that we have judged to be wrong. (To say that someone killed someone else is a statement of fact, whereas to say that someone murdered someone else is to make a moral claim about that killing.) Violence is wrong, at its heart, because it deprives image bearers of dignity, not just liberty.
    Note: Good, provocative definition of violence by @ahc. Been looking for this for a long time. #PlayingGod
  • JR. shared from Playing God: Redeeming the Gift of Power by Andy Crouch
    The powerful have a hard time seeing their own power and its effects. We do not see when our exercise of power is cutting off life and possibility for others; we do not see the ways others are resisting or undermining our own power.
    Note: Timely words about power/privilege from @ahc's new book Playing God
  • JR. shared from This Book Is Full of Spiders: Seriously, Dude, Don't Touch It (John Dies at the End 2) by David Wong
    That is why we fear the zombie. The zombie looks like a man, walks like a man, eats and otherwise functions fully, yet is devoid of the spark. It represents the nagging doubt that lays deep in the heart of even the most zealous believer: behind all of your pretty songs and stained glass, this is what you really are. Shambling meat. Our true fear of the zombie was never that its bite would turn us into one of them. Our fear is that we are already zombies.
    Note: Why we are afraid of zombies. Niiice. @morganundead @mattmikalatos
  • JR. shared from John Dies at the End by David Wong
    Something coming back from the dead was almost always bad news. Movies taught me that. For every one Jesus you get a million zombies.
    Note: Perfect quote for @morganundead