What if youth and youth adults were simply encouraged live in pursuit of wisdom,...– Anthony Bradley, Acton Institute (via onwork) Abraham Kuyper FTW. (via bluedollar)
...and the women will follow
Something’s been bugging me for a while. I wasn’t going to address it in a public space, at least not an Internetty sort of public space, but I read a couple of things today that reminded me that what I heard isn’t an anomaly, but a symptom of the sort of clueless gender talk that still permeates the church’s discourse about itself. So several months ago there was an...
If the Church was faithful to its mission towards gay people, the idea of...– PEG (via wesleyhill)
We need to remind ourselves that throughout the Bible, not least in the Psalms,...– N.T. Wright, Surprised By Hope (via churchfu) YES
The truth does not change according to our ability to stomach it.– Flannery O’Connor (via thefullnessofthefaith)
This is a harmless Whipscorpion, Mastigoproctus giganteus, also called a Giant Vinegaroon or Grampus. Legend has it that the bite of a Vinegaroon will cause the person to taste vinegar for weeks. Came upon this today while looking up Latin derivatives with the 8yo.
The humanities will not go quietly. They won’t disappear unless and until we...– The humanities change lives (via savage-america)
Modern spiritual consciousness is predicated upon the fact that God is gone, and...– Christian Wiman, My Bright Abyss, 121. (via invisibleforeigner)
In any class in which I assign poetry, I ask students to memorize and recite...– Alan Jacobs (via wesleyhill)
Many centuries ago….Saint Ambrose said that ‘it did not suit God to save his...– Rowan Williams in Tokens of Trust (via ajshinythings)
It is a fearful thing to hate whom God hath loved. To look upon another – his...– St. Tikhon of Zadonsk (via hislivingpoetry) This is really, really important.
There is a general sense of resignation to fate. People have developed...– A psychiatrist retells an account of Hiroshima survivors in 1945 (cite: Somasundaram 2007, quoted Schauer & Schauer, ch 16 in E. Martz [ed.], Trauma Rehabilitation After War and Conflict, Springer 2010). This seems to me a significant factor behind the rise of zombies in popular culture. We...
In fact, for most of the early Christians it was a given: the Book of Revelation...– Scott Hahn (via acceptandembrace)
more than 95 theses: The Online State of Nature →
ayjay: Back in 2010 I published this column for the Big Questions Online website. That site has changed a good deal since, and my columns have been taken down. Maybe this one is worth reposting. Recently John Sentamu, the Anglican Archbishop of York, said that it’s time for people to stop attacking Rowan Williams, the Archbishop of Canterbury:
People sometimes talk of God’s love as if it’s a pleasant thing. But it is...– Wendell Berry, “Pray Without Ceasing” (via jeffreyoverstreet)
The first thing we need to remember as we seek to learn anything from Jesus...– Miroslav Volf, Exclusion and Embrace
Coming to Terms: Thought Experiment: A new cure... →
triadic: From Lost in the Cosmos: The Last Self-Help Book. Percy seems newly relevant. We do indeed live in a deranged age. I wish more of today’s depressives were more thoughtful about their feelings: The only cure for depression is suicide. This is not meant as a bad joke but as the serious…
The “free speech” aspect of this is largely nonsense. Reddit is not a public...– Gawker, Reddit, Free Speech and Such – Whatever. Read Scalzi’s whole post. READ IT. (via ayjay)
I know all about “temperament”; it is the word we use for our own egotism, and...– Dorothy L. Sayers, letter to her son John, 1948 (in Letters vol 3) This is one set of advice I would give to many married couples starting out or in difficulties. Also hints at a view of marriage that is much more robust than that in contemporary discourse.
But now notice the consequence of having an ideal of behaviour not sized for...– Francis Spufford, Unapologetic: Why, Despite Everything, Christianity Can Still Make Surprising Emotional Sense A league of the guilty! I love it. See also the section on “solidarity in sin” in chapter two of Miroslav Volf’s “Exclusion and Embrace.”
In popular culture passing a judgment is often deemed an act of exclusion....– Miroslav Volf, Exclusion and Embrace
It is true that there is a thing crudely called charity, which means charity to...– G.K. Chesterton in Heretics A Service of (via gkchestertonquote)
A note from my father on stress
triadic: ‘I’m watching a National Geographic special on stress. The main interview is with is scientist who’s been studying baboons for the last 30 years as the perfect non-human model for western society and stress related disease. He says they only need to spend three hours a day working (i.e. gathering food) “which leaves them nine hours a day to make someone else’s life just miserable.” ’
[C.S.] Lewis is as energetic and jolly as ever, but getting too much publicity...– J.R.R. Tolkien, in a letter to his son Christopher dated March 1, 1944. ”Going short for Lent.” Heh.
[This] is our movement. We will not consider you a part of it, we will not work...– See, this is what I’ve been trying to explain to you: the unique power of religion to make people hate one another. Without religion to generate this exclusionary hatred, this loathing of everyone who does not agree 100% with the views of Our Crowd, people would finally be able to live at peace with...
The Law in the Old Testament recognized the disordered character of human...– Justice Enough? | Glory to God for All Things