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VMA HANGOVER. . . THOUGHTS THE MORNING AFTER. . .

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Each August I watch the VMA’s to get a better glimpse of the culture. Where it is and where it is going. This blog is some thoughts from Walk Mueller on the evening.

Culture is a map and a mirror.  As a map, it guides us through life. . . telling us what to believe and how to live in the world. As a mirror, it reflects back to us things that we might pass over, ignore, or otherwise miss. While it’s much more complex than this, youth culture in its most basic sense maps out life for our kids. For those of us who are adults, it helps us see the maps our kids are following so that we can offer biblical affirmation or correctives where needed.

Sadly, most will watch and enjoy as it’s all been normalized. Many will watch and learn. . . then emulate. It is more over the top than ever. I feel grief. . . and a sense of urgency regarding telling kids the truth. . .”

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you know they’re laughing at us, right? on the trivialization, monetization & humiliation of the Gospel

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They’re laughing at us because we make the Gospel a comedy with our hypocrisy, and our lack of monogamy, and our puffed up religiosity and dishonesty and our self-righteous animosity.

They’re laughing at us because we trivialize the Gospel because we monetize it, because we cheapen it and we sell it, because we make ourselves comfortable with it —- instead of dying for it.

Wow, think on that one for a while…

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Summer 2015: Unplugging. Want to join me?

social-media-fast

Life is busy. For many of us too busy.

I would like to ask to see if anyone wants to join me in a 2 week (the longest I have ever done) fast from social media.  From 6:00pm Friday August 7th until 6pm Friday August 21st.

I will also be taking a break from posting any blogs for 2 weeks. I have posted 238 blogs since the blog went live back in the Fall of 2014. It’s time for a little break.

Anyway, if you are interested in joining me in this 2 week break just reply to the blog or the post on social media. It might be fun afterwards to let people know how it went. I know for me it is tough for the first 4-5 days.

See you in 2 weeks :)

 

Taylor Swift: New Romantics

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As I was running today I had the song “New Romantics” by Taylor Swift come on. I ended up putting it on repeat 5-6 times. I think there is so much truth in these lyrics for a younger generation today.

I would like you to take a few minutes to look through the lyrics. If you have the song even better. If you don’t own the song you can find it for free to play on Spotify, Pandora or Apple Music.

Love to hear any thoughts from people on the lyrics.

We’re all bored
We’re all so tired of everything
We wait for trains that just aren’t coming
We show off our different scarlet letters
Trust me mine is better
We’re so young that we’re on the road to ruin
We play dumb
But we know exactly what we’re doing
We cry tears
Of mascara in the bathroom
Honey life is just a classroom

Cause baby I could build a castle
Out of all the bricks they threw at me
And every day it’s like battle
But every night with us is like a dream
Baby we’re the new romantics
Come on, come along with me
Heart break is the national anthem
We sing it proudly
We are too busy dancing
To get knocked off our feet
Baby we’re the new romantics
The best people in life are free

We’re all here
The lights and noise are blinding
We hang back
It’s all in the timing
It’s poker, you can’t see in my face
But I’m about to play my ace
We need love, but all we want is danger
We team up and switch sides like a record changer
The rumours, are terrible and cruel
Buy honey most of them are true

Cause baby I could build a castle
Out of all the bricks they threw at me
And every day it’s like battle
But every night with us is like a dream
Baby we’re the new romantics
Come on, come along with me
Heart break is the national anthem
We sing it proudly
We’re too busy dancing
To get knocked off our feet
Baby we’re the new romantics
The best people in life are free

So come on, come along with me
The best people in life are free

Please take my hand
And please take me dancing
And please leave me stranded, it’s so romantic

Cause baby I could build a castle
Out of all the bricks they threw at me

And every day it’s like battle
But every night feels just like a dream

Cause baby I could built a castle
Out of all the bricks they threw at me

And every day it’s like battle
But every night with us is like a dream
Baby we’re the new romantics
Come on, come along with me
Heart break is the national anthem
We sing it proudly
We’re too busy dancing
To get knocked off our feet
Baby we’re the new romantics
The best people in life for free

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