“We have been offered the wrong things, and we are expected to accept simply because they think we are poor. And we are saying poverty is not about money. One can be poor in spirituality, poor in ideas, poor in education, and in many other ways.
So we are not poor in that sense. We may be poor materially but we are not poor in every sense. So we say no to what we think is wrong. And time has gone when we would just follow without question. Now, we question. We evaluate. We decide. We ask questions. This is what we do in Africa now.”
infinity-imagined:

washingtonpost:

We’ve killed off half the world’s animals since 1970.

This is important.  Download the report here.

Holy shit infinity-imagined:

washingtonpost:

We’ve killed off half the world’s animals since 1970.

This is important.  Download the report here.

Holy shit infinity-imagined:

washingtonpost:

We’ve killed off half the world’s animals since 1970.

This is important.  Download the report here.

Holy shit
“(The Lord) is waiting for us in the tribulations and wailing of our brothers and sisters, in the wounds of society and in the questions from today’s culture.”

philokales:

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"Students in my history of architecture course are amused to discover that the final exam offers a choice of questions. Some are bone dry (“discuss the development of the monumental staircase from the Renaissance to the nineteenth century, citing examples”) and others deliberately…

St. Denis’ Martyrdom, Léon Bonnat

staff:

Today’s the day. The day you help save the internet from being ruined.

Ready? 

Yes, you are, and we’re ready to help you.

(Long story short: The FCC is about to make a critical decision as to whether or not internet service providers have to treat all traffic equally. If they choose wrong, then the internet where anyone can start a website for any reason at all, the internet that’s been so momentous, funny, weird, and surprising—that internet could cease to exist. Here’s your chance to preserve a beautiful thing.)

Ghost Dad 2: Electric Boo!galoo

Remember Ghost Dad? youtube.com/watch?v=4nRkAUAXT_A
A Bill Cosby flick that was directed by Sidney Poitier. (!?) It’s true.
Well Ghost Dad’s family has moved out and a yuppy, white girl has moved in. Now they’ll just have to learn to get along.
Music credits to Wild Cub. Songs are Jonti and Lies. From the Youth LP itunes.apple.com/us/artist/wild-cub/id543709389
Shot in one day on one location with some friends for some fun.

“I’m drawn to making church music for many reasons, but perhaps the biggest one is that, in looking at the historical Church, I see a pretty consistent pattern of there being two artistic paths for believers: one being church composing, and the other making art in the ‘mainstream’ arena. Caravaggio, Michelangelo and many others certainly made art that revealed their religious perspectives, but they did so in the general art world, not in a small cloistered bubble of religious artists making art for religious people.”
I’m incredibly proud of and excited for Audrey in this season. I’ve had the privilege of watching her strain for her art and career for many years now. Seeing her step out courageously into a new world sonically, artistically, personally, financially, etc… it’s inspiring beyond compare.
And if these LEVV tracks she’s putting together aren’t the best damn thing she’s ever made. Well… they are.
audreyassad:

Dear friends,
I am writing to share some very exciting news. Almost three years ago, I began to craft a plan. I’d been inspired by many of my most beloved artists and authors to pursue the dreams in my heart and to create bravely. I came to feel that my mission as an artist was twofold; on one hand, to make Church music, and on the other, to make pop. I found a deep dissatisfaction trying to mix the two, and after several long months of discussion with my label it became clear that a partnership no longer made sense. So as I planned the next few years as a newly independent artist, I felt that it made sense to focus on Church music first, while forming and shaping the other part of the vision in the background. We did our kickstarter (THANK YOU!!) and made Fortunate Fall, the O Happy Fault live album, and Death, Be Not Proud.
And now—I am so very elated that I will soon be able to introduce you to the other piece of the puzzle. I have poured so much heart and soul into LEVV, and have just recently finished tracking an EP that we hope to release early 2015. I can’t wait for you to hear it.
The other bit of news is that, as I split with my label and began to plan for the future, I decided after much prayer and consideration to continue to make Church music (I imagine I always will) but to shift the weight of my touring and marketing focus to LEVV and other projects. There are many reasons but I’ll just give you one—I was (and am) no longer comfortable with ministry as a career. So I will still be releasing occasional Church music records, as well as ministering here and there with certain friends and organizations whom I love and trust—but I will no longer be touring full-time as a Church musician. This fall tour is a farewell of sorts.
I am very, very happy and thankful to have been given your support many times in the past. I hope you will continue journeying with me now.
We’ll be letting you know how you can stay tuned for developments and how to follow LEVV from here.
For tour dates please visit audreyassad.com/tour.
XOXO,
Audrey
Find LEVV at @LEVVmusic on Twitter & Instagram & Facebook :)
I’m incredibly proud of and excited for Audrey in this season. I’ve had the privilege of watching her strain for her art and career for many years now. Seeing her step out courageously into a new world sonically, artistically, personally, financially, etc… it’s inspiring beyond compare.
And if these LEVV tracks she’s putting together aren’t the best damn thing she’s ever made. Well… they are.
audreyassad:

Dear friends,
I am writing to share some very exciting news. Almost three years ago, I began to craft a plan. I’d been inspired by many of my most beloved artists and authors to pursue the dreams in my heart and to create bravely. I came to feel that my mission as an artist was twofold; on one hand, to make Church music, and on the other, to make pop. I found a deep dissatisfaction trying to mix the two, and after several long months of discussion with my label it became clear that a partnership no longer made sense. So as I planned the next few years as a newly independent artist, I felt that it made sense to focus on Church music first, while forming and shaping the other part of the vision in the background. We did our kickstarter (THANK YOU!!) and made Fortunate Fall, the O Happy Fault live album, and Death, Be Not Proud.
And now—I am so very elated that I will soon be able to introduce you to the other piece of the puzzle. I have poured so much heart and soul into LEVV, and have just recently finished tracking an EP that we hope to release early 2015. I can’t wait for you to hear it.
The other bit of news is that, as I split with my label and began to plan for the future, I decided after much prayer and consideration to continue to make Church music (I imagine I always will) but to shift the weight of my touring and marketing focus to LEVV and other projects. There are many reasons but I’ll just give you one—I was (and am) no longer comfortable with ministry as a career. So I will still be releasing occasional Church music records, as well as ministering here and there with certain friends and organizations whom I love and trust—but I will no longer be touring full-time as a Church musician. This fall tour is a farewell of sorts.
I am very, very happy and thankful to have been given your support many times in the past. I hope you will continue journeying with me now.
We’ll be letting you know how you can stay tuned for developments and how to follow LEVV from here.
For tour dates please visit audreyassad.com/tour.
XOXO,
Audrey
Find LEVV at @LEVVmusic on Twitter & Instagram & Facebook :)

I’m incredibly proud of and excited for Audrey in this season. I’ve had the privilege of watching her strain for her art and career for many years now. Seeing her step out courageously into a new world sonically, artistically, personally, financially, etc… it’s inspiring beyond compare.

And if these LEVV tracks she’s putting together aren’t the best damn thing she’s ever made. Well… they are.

audreyassad:

Dear friends,

I am writing to share some very exciting news. Almost three years ago, I began to craft a plan. I’d been inspired by many of my most beloved artists and authors to pursue the dreams in my heart and to create bravely. I came to feel that my mission as an artist was twofold; on one hand, to make Church music, and on the other, to make pop. I found a deep dissatisfaction trying to mix the two, and after several long months of discussion with my label it became clear that a partnership no longer made sense. So as I planned the next few years as a newly independent artist, I felt that it made sense to focus on Church music first, while forming and shaping the other part of the vision in the background. We did our kickstarter (THANK YOU!!) and made Fortunate Fall, the O Happy Fault live album, and Death, Be Not Proud.

And now—I am so very elated that I will soon be able to introduce you to the other piece of the puzzle. I have poured so much heart and soul into LEVV, and have just recently finished tracking an EP that we hope to release early 2015. I can’t wait for you to hear it.

The other bit of news is that, as I split with my label and began to plan for the future, I decided after much prayer and consideration to continue to make Church music (I imagine I always will) but to shift the weight of my touring and marketing focus to LEVV and other projects. There are many reasons but I’ll just give you one—I was (and am) no longer comfortable with ministry as a career. So I will still be releasing occasional Church music records, as well as ministering here and there with certain friends and organizations whom I love and trust—but I will no longer be touring full-time as a Church musician. This fall tour is a farewell of sorts.

I am very, very happy and thankful to have been given your support many times in the past. I hope you will continue journeying with me now.

We’ll be letting you know how you can stay tuned for developments and how to follow LEVV from here.

For tour dates please visit audreyassad.com/tour.

XOXO,

Audrey

Find LEVV at @LEVVmusic on Twitter & Instagram & Facebook :)