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Michael-John Phillip
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a man who loves God, loves people, and thinks creativity is pretty cool
a man who loves God, loves people, and thinks creativity is pretty cool

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The Church is Losing Its Power to Oppress, But That's Okay
There's an interesting fear in the Evangelical community that they are being oppressed in some way. I have a bunch of Facebook friends in the Evangelical community and they often post about how they are being oppressed for their views on homosexuality or th...
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The Rhetoric of Power and the 'Language of Love'
“Of course I have nothing against the fact that your boss
treats you in a nice way and so on. The problem is if this not only covers up
the actual relationship of power, but makes it even more impenetrable. You
know, if you have a boss who is up there, the ...
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Can we say we 'own' our pet?
One of the most powerful tools we have is that of
rhetoric. What we say and how we say it are crucially important because they
give us an insight into what we truly think about the world. Our words show our
often hidden ideologies, even if those ideologies ...
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How We Value Animals - Bacon, Pets or Fellow Creatures
There's a festival called Bacon Fest coming up in Cape Town where you can have 'all the bacon you can eat'. I can imagine for many people that sounds amazing, but if we look a little deeper it becomes very easy to see the problems with this capitalistic con...
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Andy Hull 'Back of Your Old Church'
Behind the back of your old church There is a path that no one takes It's covered up in wooden weeds It's hidden by a crucifix It leads to nothing that you want It leads to everything that's ever let you down Still repeatedly each week the congregation trie...
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Andy Hull 'Back of Your Old Church'
Behind the back of your old church There is a path that no one takes It's covered up in wooden weeds It's hidden by a crucifix It leads to nothing that you want It leads to everything that's ever let you down Still repeatedly each week the congregation trie...
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Sydney Carter 'The Devil'
The  Devil  wore  a  Crucifix  "The  Christians  they  are  right"  The  Devil  said  "so  let  us  burn  A  heretic  tonight,  A  heretic  tonight".  The  stars  and  stripes  or  swastika  The  crescent  or  a  star  The  Devil  he  will  wear  them  all ...
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Sydney Carter 'Creator of the Living'
Creator  of  the  living,  Creator  of  the  light,  Keep  shining  to  your  children  That  travel  through  the  night.  In  loneliness  and  terror,  In  madness  and  despair,  If  Love  is  what  you  really  are,  Oh,  show  them  you  are  there.  C...
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Sydney Carter 'Run the Film Backwards'
When  I  was  eighty-seven  they  took  me  from  my  coffin They  found  a  flannel  nightshirt  for  me  to  travel  off  in All  innocent  and  toothless,  I  used  to  lie  in  bed Still  trailing  clouds  of  glory  from  the  time  when  I  was  dead ...
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