I come clean about my age. Read why it has taken me so long to do it.
I am 61 years old. There, I’ve said it.
This means that I grew up in the ’60s. The music that I listened to in high school, my music, is now considered “classic” rock and is still being played today. We didn’t invent drugs, but we took their use to whole new level. And we also discovered that our parents and the authorities were wrong – smoking marijuana did not automatically lead to heroin addiction. We didn’t invent sex, but again, we took its use to whole new level. We didn’t invent being anti-war but we took its meaning to whole new level.
There are many things for which I am grateful that I was born in 1951.
I recent went on a camping trip with a bunch of my mostly Christian friends. We had an awesome time together.
One day I chose to wear a tee-shirt that some good friends had given me from one of their favorite coffee shops Bad Ass Coffee.
To say this generated some “discussion” would be accurate. Some brought up the Ephesians 4:29 Bible verse:
Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen.
It is part of the body; it is also an animal – that happens to be referenced in the Bible. There is also society of clean thinkers called the Ancient and Honorable Order of Turtles which has “ass” as part of their code-words.
Can Christians say “ass?” Is my tee-shirt inappropriate? What do you think?