Posted on June 8, 2009 by Brittian Bullock
Many of you may already be familiar with cocorosie (pronounced Coco-Rosie), the sister’s hip-hop/ Bjork at the Opera band rated as one of the 20 most influential artists of the last decade. However, if you’re not…consider their music. it’s evocative, emotive, and chalk full of insightful and intuitive lyrics. This one, Werewolf, deals with much of their past, an abusive father, etc… I think it’s brilliant. I can’t stop listening to it.
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Posted on May 12, 2009 by Brittian Bullock
Really digging this song today for some reason!
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Posted on August 12, 2008 by Brittian Bullock
Positivism: a delusion that imagines we can know the past or participate in the present without any interference from your own personal and social situation as knower.
Evangelical Positivism is the same thought as above; the idea that we can look into a clear glassy pool of water and not also see our own reflection…but now add to it the Holy Spirit, as if He were some great trump card that erases our experience, our biases, our predispositions, and enables us to be detached and purely spontaneous creatures.
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Posted on July 4, 2008 by Brittian Bullock
If we are to become wombs of the divine, then what we give birth to will not only take a great deal of careful nurturing but will also be very specific to the culture and the place where it is born. In order to reach humanity, God had to re-emerge and be reborn into human form. In the same way; we need to re-emerge and be reborn into specific places and cultures in order to be truly incarnate to them and so to reach them. God came all the way to us–yet we now expect people to come so far toward us in the church. Far away from their music, far away from their vernacular, far away from their visual language, their codes and symbols. God was born again–became nothing and re-emerged–in order to reach us in our own language, to live and grow among us. As the body of Christ, we must do likewise and, just as for Christ, this re-emerging will take immense courage. Kester Brewin “Signs of Emergence” pg 68
But…what we bring them to is Holy! It is true! When we force them to abandon their culture we invite them to lay down earthy and embrace spiritual…right?
Well…maybe not…maybe our sacrosanct hymns and jesus-my-boyfriend chorus’, our insular and exclusive terminologies, our detached rituals…maybe they are simply our sub-culture…created and kept by us for us.
Maybe the how is never as important as the Him. It’s about His Life breaking through and into this world…and He always seems to do so by incarnating himself…coming to others as the other.
The tension of being relevant versus peculiar is found held in Christ…fully human and fully divine…totally relevant and relatable and yet completely beyond and intangible.
This is incarnation–this is His History and our story…
What shall this man do?
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