inspiration for this blog’s title

“Welcome to the fallout
Welcome to resistance
The tension is here
Tension is here
Between who you are and who you could be
Between how it is and how it should be”
-Switchfoot “Dare You To Move”


So this is where I got the idea for the name of my blog. This song has always really stuck with me, from the first time I heard it at least 4 years ago… Especially the line about “the tension is here”. I just feel like that sums up so much of what I feel so frequently: that things could be so much better than they are, but they’re not yet… and I hope and pray that they will be someday, but it’s not going to happen fast and there’s no shortcuts.

So all I’m left with is this tension, and (usually, on a good day) hope.. I think Brian McLaren put it really well in the tagline for his book A Generous Orthodoxy when he said (among other things) that he is “Depressed-yet-Hopeful.” I agree.


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