christian dear

I believe in giving people bootlegs they really want, even if they have nothing to trade, because the whole point of bootlegs is making sure that people who were not able to see their favourite musical for whatever reason get to experience the parts of the show they don’t get from the soundtrack. Bootlegs expand the musical theatre audience to those who live far from New York, or don’t have the money to pay for tickets; people who just want to see their favourite actors or their favourite shows however they can. It is cruel to keep that from someone who so passionately loves musical theatre.
Broadway is all about inclusivity so include those people who are not privileged enough to go to Broadway!
Much appreciated.

Why people will be upset with the 2017 Tony Awards & Nominations

The 2016-2017 Broadway season has been unusually crowded with new musical productions. It’s like producers were waiting until the season after Hamilton in hopes of being up for some Tonys, knowing Hamilton would sweep. But by doing this, they failed to recognise many other shows were doing the same. Of course, some shows weren’t even ready last year, but let’s look at this objectively.

Shows that have the potential to be nominated for Best Musical:

  • A Bronx Tale
  • Amélie
  • Anastasia
  • Bandstand
  • Charlie & the Chocolate Factory
  • Come From Away
  • Dear Evan Hansen
  • Groundhog Day
  • Natashia, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812
  • In Transit
  • War Paint

Obviously not all of these shows will get nominated, only 4-5 will. Which is a travesty, as some shows that will miss out probably would be nominated in any other season. As for a winner, I’ll be surprised if Dear Evan Hansen doesn’t win. Although I will be RAGED if Amélie and Anastasia aren’t at least nominated.

Best Revival is unusually crowded too, with shows that might be nominated include:

  • Cats
  • Falsettos
  • Miss Saigon
  • Hello Dolly
  • Sunset Boulevard
  • Sunday in the Park with George - although I think I read somewhere that it will not be eligible/they pulled themselves out or something.

Miss Saigon is most likely to take the win for this one. But let’s not get ahead of ourselves. I could be wrong

This is where it get’s really frustrating, because some amazing actresses and actors will not be nominated for Leading Role in a Musical, even though they carry the entire show on their backs. (I’m not going to list Supporting Roles, but I’m sure you can imagine the snubs)

Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical potential nominees:

  • Phillipa Soo
  • Christy Altomare
  • Mamie Parris
  • Jen Colella
  • Ariana DeBose
  • Eva Noblezada
  • Denée Benton
  • Patti LuPone
  • Christine Ebersole
  • Barrett Doss
  • Laura Osnes
  • Bette Midler
  • Stephanie J Block
  • Glenn Close
  • (Not sure which/if any of the Dear Evan Hansen girl will be up for this. Maybe Rachael Bay Jones or Laura Dreyfuss)

Actor in a Leading Roll in a Musical potential nominees:

  • Andy Karl
  • Derek Klena
  • Josh Groban
  • Ben Platt
  • Alistair Brammer
  • Nick Cordero
  • Adam Chandler-Berat
  • Christian Borle
  • Christian Borle (yes he’s up for 2 leading roles)
  • Andrew Rannells
  • Brandon Uranowitz
  • Corey Cott
  • James Snyder

I mean, it’s just INSANE how many snubs there will be this year for deserving actresses and actors. I just wanted to prepare everyone that not all of your favorites will be nominated this year. It’s unfortunate, but it’s the way it is. Show the actors your love and support on their social medias to let them know their work matters to you. And let’s be grateful for all of the new shows this year. Look around at how lucky we are to be alive right now.

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tonys 2017 | best performance by an actor in a leading role in a musical nominees

Dear Christian: when people call you narrow minded, think twice before you fight it. You’re called to the narrow path, not the wide path or the blending in path. Your job is not to get everyone to like you or agree with you. It’s to love all people, not agree with all people. It’s to point people to Jesus, not let people point you away from Him. It’s to be salt, not sugar.
—  Jordan Lee | Soulscripts

Tw: Religion (Christianity) 

My dear lgbt+ kids, 

My statement “not every person with a vagina is a woman” in an earlier letter attracted some mean comments that ranged from uneducated to disgustingly hateful to completely ridiculous. 

One comment was “If God gave you a vagina, He made you a woman” and i’d like to address that because those of you who are religious may worry about that. 

In fact, there’s no part in the bible where God says “If you have a vagina, you’re a woman.” God gave you a vagina, God gave you a body - but it’s humans who decided to gender that body based on whether it has a vagina or not. That’s why the whole “God makes no mistake” rhetoric is weak: It were human doctors who looked at your small body after birth and decided to slap a binary label on it. They made a mistake. 

What does the bible say instead? “There is neither male nor female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus.” ( Galatians 3:28 (NIV)). 

Not to forget, one of the most famous bible quotes (and according to Jesus, one of the two single most important commands in the bible!):  

 “Love your neighbor. (Leviticus 19:18)”. 

The bible doesn’t say “Love your neighbor* (*does not apply if they’re trans)” or “Love your neighbor (but check what’s in their pants first)”. 

Jesus would not waste time adding hateful comments on lgbt+-positivity posts. 

With all my love, 

Your Tumblr Mom 

Dear Christian: Your confidence is in Him. We are works in progress looking towards the work finished, Jesus. We believe in a God who knew we couldn’t ever reach perfection, so perfection came to us. If you feel like you’ve failed today, the very reason Jesus came was to take on your failures, your ego, your pride, your pain your sorrows, your sin. And He’ll keep working on you until glory. Everything good in you is God in you: and anything bad in you, He’s working on that. This is His grace.
I ask you, dear Christian friends, to come nearer to the blood Jesus shed on the Cross this morning than ever you have been. Think over the great truth of substitution. Portray to yourself the sufferings of the Savior. Dwell in His sight, sit at the foot of Calvary, abide in the presence of His Cross, and never turn away from that great spectacle of mercy and of misery. Come to it; be not afraid. You sinners, who have never trusted Jesus, look here and live! May you come to Him now.
—  Charles Spurgeon
My Tony Predictions

Best Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical

Ben Platt (Dear Evan Hansen)- I predict Ben Platt will win this. He has been favored to win this award since last June. He is receiving rave reviews in Dear Evan Hansen, and from what I’ve seen and heard, he’s brilliant. The cast album has been non stop in my bedroom and I personally can’t get enough of his voice. His singing in the track Words Fail earns a Tony all by itself. I’m seeing the show in August and crossing my fingers I’ll be seeing his portrayal of Evan Hansen. 

Ben Platt in Dear Evan Hansen

Josh Groban (Natasha, Pierre, and the Great Comet of 1812)- This is Josh Groban’s Broadway debut and I think it’s safe to say he’s a keeper. If you’ve heard Josh Groban sing, then you know he is Tony worthy. He has gotten rave reviews in the Great Comet, and is sure to be a Tony nominee come next month. 

Christian Borle (Falsettos)- Christian Borle is a two time Tony winner and this year he might be a two time nominee for his roles in Falsettos and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. So it’s safe to say you never count Borle out of the race. Falsettos made a huge impression on Broadway this fall and despite its close in January, it shall not be forgotten come May. 

Andy Karl (Groundhog Day)- Andy Karl is fresh off an Olivier win last Sunday for his role in Groundhog Day in London. Despite the show stepping off on a shaky foot, Karl is a two time Tony nominee and is sure to be in the Tony race this year. 

Corey Cott (Bandstand)- I’m gonna give my last slot to Corey Cott. If nominated, Cott will be seen as an underdog in this category. But, I know what Cott is capable of and I believe he is Tony worthy. With his performances in Newsies and Gigi, Cott is an outstanding vocalist and I really hope he gets Tony nominated!

Best Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical

Laura Osnes (Bandstand)- Laura is already a two time Tony nominee and I think she’s overdue for a Tony. She’s a brilliant singer and puts so much emotion into her work. She dances and even sings upside down in Bandstand. Have you see the rehearsal footage? Ms. Osnes deserves some Tony love. 

Denee Benton ( Natasha, Pierre, and the Great Comet of 1812)-  Denee Benton has sure made an impression on Broadway in her debut as Natasha. I’ve heard nothing but great things about her performance and I would be surprised if the Tony committee left her out. 

Denee Benton

Eva Noblezada (Miss Saigon)- Lea Salonga won her Tony in 1991 for Miss Saigon, and I wouldn’t be surprised if Noblezada does too. Have you seen the video of Salonga and Noblezada singing The Movie in My Mind? Noblezada sounds amazing. 

Bette Midler (Hello Dolly!)- Bette is already iconic in this role and the show has been doing amazing in the grosses. With other Broadway icons like Patti Lupone and Christine Ebersole, who could also be nominated, it might be hard for Bette or anyone to secure their spot, but I’ll put my money on Bette. 

Christy Altomare (Anastasia)- I’m giving my last slot to Christy Altomare for Anastasia. Altomare and the show have been getting constant buzz, despite it having not officially opened on Broadway yet! So I think this is a girl to watch and her performance of Journey to the Past?.. amazing. 

I think this is the toughest category this year. There is so many actresses I am missing that could also get nominated, so I’m really unsure of who will win. 

Best Musical

Dear Evan Hansen- I think Dear Evan Hansen will win best musical. 

Groundhog Day

 Natasha, Pierre, and the Great Comet of 1812

Come From Away

 We’ll find out the nominees May 2nd, until then I’d love to hear your predictions as well! 

 Happy Tonys!

Dear Christian Dating Bloggers:

We all know this is bad:

“If you just follow Jesus he will make you wealthy!”

“Ask God and he will give you whatever your heart desires, be that a new house, a new boat, a high-paying job… name it and claim it!”

“You’re sick because God is punishing you.”

“God’s will is for you to be wealthy. If you follow God’s will you’ll be wealthy.”

So why is this okay?

“If you just follow Jesus he will give you a loving husband!”

“Ask God and he will give you the perfect man that your heart desires!”

“Your failed relationships are because God is punishing you.”

“God’s will is for you to have a great romantic relationship. If you follow God’s will, you’ll have a great romantic relationship.”

Christian bloggers… stop this.
Stop bribing young girls to Jesus with promises of finding a handsome prince. That is not what the gospel is about.

God did NOT say our relationships would be perfect, in fact he said that because of him family members would despise one another and that people would hate us for his name. In other words, you can do nothing wrong, and still have troubled relationships. Maybe even BECAUSE you are following the will of God. Why should that be any different for romantic relationships?

God never said there’s ONE perfect person out there and you’re bound to end up with that person. Show me that verse in the bible. (I Kissed Dating Goodbye by Josh Harris doesn’t count as a book of the Bible.) Many righteous people have a sad or downright tragic love life.

Consider that you shouldn’t have to be bribed into virtue with promises of an extra-special relationship. Obeying God is enough incentive to lead a pure lifestyle. By the way, “Pure” =/= “Virgin”. It’s never too late to start being pure. Purity is a lifestyle to be maintained, not a state of having never sinned. By the way, THAT is my problem with purity rings. Can you get a purity ring if you’ve already sinned? Jesus said if you lust after someone that’s just as bad as having had sex with them. Take off your purity rings, everyone. Throw them away. You don’t deserve them. No one does.

What about women who are abused by their husbands? Women whose first husband dies and they have to remarry? Women in Pakistan whose husband throws acid on them for being a Christian. Are they just not following God’s will? I wonder which part of God’s will Hosea failed to follow when he married a prostitute by God’s explicit instruction and then she cheated on him.

One other thing: the gospel isn’t about finding peace with being single, either. The gospel is about Jesus coming to earth and dying a horrible, bloody death to save your soul from hell. The gospel is not about your relationship status.

ALRIGHT

I have something to say to the LGBT community


Hello guys, you are beautiful.

I love you.

God loves you.

I want you to have a wonderful life with nothing to go wrong.

You’re in my prayers (for all the troubles you may be having).

God bless you.


I love you all, no matter WHO you are, because God has called me to love you, you are human. I am a human, we all have flaws. 

However, God loves us the same and he calls us to love our neighbors and so I will.

I love you guys, you are beautiful. Wonderful PEOPLE.


Have a good day, and please do, go wish @nixxie-fic a happy birthday, because it is her birthday and she’s amazing, just like all of you.


(please know that I do not know everything God has in store for us, nor do I know why things happen. Sometimes, we may never know.)

Love you guys.