It’s that special time of the week where I condense the very best of my world wide web wanderings into a single post. As always, you can follow me on Twitter, Facebook, and Pinterest for all my wonderful web wanderings as they occur throughout the week.
Onward to the WWW!
James Corden. I feel like I post his stuff every week, but it’s just so good. Last week he played dodgeball with One Direction; this week, he does some carpool karaoke with Justin Bieber. He even trades clothes with the Biebs. It’s one of the more hilarious car rides I’ve ever seen, and the last minute gives us perhaps a glimpse of a new mature Justin.
“When Friendship Feels Like a Fairytale” by Seth Crocker. His words hit home coming from a similar faith/sexuality, though I’m certain his words eclipse the entire human experience as it pertains to intimate lasting friendship.
I’ve had some great friends over the years (and still keep up with many of them), but as a gay celibate, there never seems to be anything permanent and immutable about friendship. Friends move on to new priorities and new rhythms of life; they marry and have kids, they move up social ladders, and they move away. Nothing stays the same. Can I really bear the losses again and again? Is life just a cycle of inevitable abandonment?
This week Hillsong United released their latest album, Empires. I’ve listened to the whole thing a few times already, and this particular song has hit me the hardest. It’s called “Here Now (Madness),” and it spotlights grace and faith versus logic and sight.
Faith makes a fool of what makes sense.
But grace found my heart where logic ends.
MORE NEW MUSIC
But wait, there’s more. Christy Nockels released her latest live album, Let It Be Jesus. The title track from that album is one of my new favorites. As I ponder the notion of names, what a solid reminder this one is.
God I breathe your name
Jesus crushes the hypocrisies of the left and right, the religious and irreligious. He’s the last and only refuge for skeptics like me.
— Brant Hansen (@branthansen) May 22, 2015
What’s your new or old favorite Hillsong United track? What teen heartthrob should James Corden do stuff with next?