Justin Samsel

Justin Samsel

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449 weeks ago @ Our Marriage Project - Comic Strips · 1 reply · +1 points

I enjoy his blog, mostly. Blue Like Jazz sure was a great collection of ideas though. It put into words so many things that were already on my mind as a Christian. He's a wonderful communicator, though I can understand your wife's concern with him. He's a dangerous thinker. ;)

485 weeks ago @ Justin Samsel blog - Re: A New Kind of Chri... · 0 replies · +1 points

I definitely agree religion is a very misunderstood word. People think religion and they think about forced, robotic rituals. I hate that, because religion in it's language roots is a word that means "to bring together," like healing torn ligaments. The irony is religion does the exact opposite of that here in current history.

But I've got to say- I definitely don't think postmodern American Christianity has anything to do with the negative effects you see in the church. The practices of liturgy and denominational specific processes are completely borne out of the modern era of thought. Postmodernism, from what I've gathered, is strictly pushing away from that old model and trying to construct a new one right now (like the one of relationships rather than religion like you mentioned). If anything postmodern thought and influence is waking up the Christians who have been stuck in ritual and religion.

So, all that to say, I kind of agree with Devon. I don't really understand what you're saying either. Care to expound what you're thinking?

485 weeks ago @ Justin Samsel blog - Re: A New Kind of Chri... · 0 replies · +1 points

Not yet. Is it really that good? I know tons of small groups who have read it, but I don't know, I just haven't gotten into it when I've tried to.

486 weeks ago @ Godly Sheep - What Are You Reading? · 3 replies · +1 points

Currently working on reading:

When God Writes Your Love Story by Eric and Leslie Ludy

and

A New Kind of Christian by Brian McLaren

Both are rocking my brain.

488 weeks ago @ Justin Samsel blog - Vision hype · 0 replies · +1 points

Fo rizzles!

492 weeks ago @ Justin Samsel blog - Making Facebook a cust... · 0 replies · +1 points

Ha ha..

492 weeks ago @ Justin Samsel blog - Making Facebook a cust... · 0 replies · +1 points

Fo sho!

492 weeks ago @ Justin Samsel blog - Making Facebook a cust... · 0 replies · +1 points

*like*

492 weeks ago @ Jeremy Davidson - Favorite New CDs · 0 replies · +1 points

Bon Iver ftw!

492 weeks ago @ Human3rror - Retro 'High Score' Gma... · 1 reply · +1 points

Ugh, fine, I'm caving to peer pressure!!!

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