Saturday, December 8, 2012

Song of the Week: "When They Really Get To Know You They Will Run" by Pedro the Lion

by Ben Howard

Welcome to the weekend everybody! I hope you had a great week and I hope you have a relaxing weekend. Also, I wanted to take a moment to say that I'm always looking for guest articles, ideas for posts, feedback on posts, anything at all to help make this site better and make the conversation richer. Feel free to email me, find me on Twitter, or make a comment below and I'll be in touch.

The last week was Twilight week, or at least Twilight Monday through Thursday because I couldn't bring myself to write about it for five straight days. Instead, Jonathan filled the void with his semi-grinchified list of reasons why he doesn't hate Christmas. Here are the links to this week's posts. If you happen to like one, Tweet it, share it on Facebook, email it to your mom. I promise not to share any embarrassing stories if your friends come over and hangout.

This Week at On Pop Theology
Monday: Ten Terrible Lessons I Learned From Twilight
"9) People in love are always very serious and whisper a lot to show how super serious they are.
Bella, I need you to speak up. I can’t hear your sadness."
"I think this resonates with a view of Christianity that understands that there is a darker side to humanity, but that this darker side does not overshadow the essential goodness of humanity. Occasionally we may be monsters, but even monsters can occasionally be good." 
"Mike Newton’s fatal flaw is that he isn’t interesting, or at least, he isn’t spectacularly interesting. He’s routine and functional. He’s normal. Jacob and Edward on the other hand are full of spectacle. They are mythical beasts of yore!"
"Perhaps in my efforts to be a progressive 21st century man who wants to see strong empowered women, I had started seeing oppression where there was just preference. Maybe there was no 'there' there."
Friday: The Things I Hate About Christmas the Least by Jonathan Harrison 
"Look. I know what you're thinking. This hipster is going to write about the "evils of commercialism" in 3000 words and talk about how he loved Christmas before Black Friday. Blah, blah, blah. Well, you're wrong. I love commercialism. Commercialism is great."
For this week's Song of the Week we have "When They Really Get To Know You They Will Run" by Pedro the Lion (performed alone here by Pedro the Lion frontman David Bazan). I want to thank Stephanie Drury of Stuff Christian Culture Likes for accidentally getting this song stuck in my head yesterday. Also, you should definitely check out Bazan's website and follow him on Twitter @DavidBazan.

Enjoy this beautiful, thoughtful look at who we really are and who we try to make ourselves out to be.


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