Some people are like, “you have to answer our questions about the homosexuality issue” and I always say, “I do, you just don’t like my answers.” A lot of churches are about what they’re against and we’re about what we’re for. When it comes to people’s sexuality, I don’t want to use a public forum to talk about private things because how in the world could you have a dialogue? How in the world can I hear your story? How in the world can someone have a question? So if I stand up in a pulpit and I just start railing at something or make a statement in the newspaper about something, I believe it’s insensitive to the journey that people are walking on. Our church is going to protect people, no matter where you’re from, no matter what you carry, no matter what kind of orientation you feel like is your lane of life to run in, I want to have a conversation about it.
We have a stance on love, and we have conversations about everything else.
Spectacular Microscopic Art Is Also World-Changing Science: Wired’s profile of microscopic master Fernan Federici
Tomorrow I have my last exam of term. I’m not especially worried about it because it is Domestic Animal Biology (Anatomy and Physiology of domesticated species) and that’s the stuff I’m good at. But mostly I just want to get the test over with so that I can go home! I love it here in NY but I am ready to be back on the West coast. I miss my mountain, my animal friends, my family, my congregation, everything! I fly home saturday and It simply cannot come sooner! My break won’t be very long though because I come back to Ithaca on January 2nd for the Glee Club southern tour which will be a ton of fun!
Okay, let’s get this straight, once and for all.
Christians are always going to be at odds with “the world” in certain ways. The Bible calls us to humility, sacrifice, and generosity, and there will always be people who will take advantage of that. There will always be forms of persecution…
Using the triplet code (where every three DNA nucleotides codes for one amino acid), Stuart Mitchell has converted 1 first human chromosome into music by assigning each amino acid a musical note. And what he has achieved is a hauntingly beautiful song that represents everything that we are musically.
It’s quite long but it’s an amazing thing to listen to in the background if you have time!