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Something to think about...

Derek Webb is an artist who's lyrics always make me think. I was listening to the album Mockingbird earlier, and these words popped out at me like a bright red light...stop and ponder.
A King and a Kingdom
Derek Webb

who's your brother, who's your sister
you just walked passed him
i think you missed her
as we're all migrating to the place where our father lives
'cause we married in to a family of immigrants

(chorus)
my first allegiance is not to a flag, a country, or a man
my first allegiance is not to democracy or blood
it's to a king & a kingdom

there are two great lies that i’ve heard:
“the day you eat of the fruit of that tree, you will not surely die”
and that Jesus Christ was a white, middle-class republican
and if you wanna be saved you have to learn to be like Him

(chorus)
my first allegiance is not to a flag, a country, or a man
my first allegiance is not to democracy or blood
it's to a king & a kingdom

(bridge)
but nothing unifies like a common enemy
and we’ve got one, sure as hell
but he may be living in your house
he may be raising up your kids
he may be sleeping with your wife
oh no, he may not look like you think

I just admire that this man is not afraid to be "offensive" for his God. The Christianity we practice today is so sanitized and watered down. This accompanied by the passage I read in 1 Thessolonians this morning have made for a large life question for me; who's gospel am I following? Is my Christianity a cultural decision of convenience or the center of my life.


Thoughts...