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Endeavoring to define myself outside of a "job title." I'm a nomad of sorts who fell in love with technology, activism, and helping others. I run a web & media consulting firm, have a blog specifically for activists & non-profits, and travel often. I love talking about theology, politics, and social change. I love doing something about it even more. I also like to be a well-rounded and fully present person. That's why I write here. Connect with me on twitter

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

A Short Thought: Freedom from Slavery

As I mull over things to write about, I realize that every post doesn't need to be a masterpiece. And so with that, I will leave you with this thought.

For freedom in Christ has set us free. Stand firm, therefore, and do not submit again to a yoke of slavery. - Galatians 5:1
Free indeed. Free to live a life not driven by animalistic urges of violence, domination, revenge, and even unchecked sexuality--as Randy Thomas & Alan Chambers often remind us. But free from the slavery of the world. Free to stand firm against pseudo-religious demands which would have some deny their ability to love, commit, and foster family. Freedom to resist economic and political systems which subject us to the slavery of being a slaveholder. "Come and follow me" can be a scary call, but is liberating in its simplicity. What would Jesus do? Do thus.

My friends look at me and see that I'm a vegetarian, that I give money to my church, that I try to volunteer with non-profits, and other "demands" in my life. They sometimes ask if I'm not operating out of obligation. I had a similar conversation with my mother recently in which I said "I don't have to do anything, if I had to do everything it would be overwhelming, in fact I can't do everything. I get to do what I can do, what I feel called to do, what I see needs to be done. And I can trust that is enough." I once heard it said "Reconciliation is easy. Christ did the hard part, all we have to do is enter into it."

Life is good.

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