It seems to me that one of the reasons a voluntary, and market-driven society produces so much anxiety, is that relationships are constantly being being negotiated.
An Assyrian girl and priest sing the Lord's Prayer in Georgia as Pope Francis and Patriarch Ilia II, the head of the Georgian Orthodox Church, meet and pray together.
A Spotify playlist for Bono comprised of music from artists who are Christians .
Quote from Marshall McLuhan in 1972
The drama of the world today is the result not only of the absence of God but also and above all of the absence of humankind, of the loss of...human destiny and identity, and of a certain capacity to explain the fundamental needs that dwell in the human heart... It is not possible to raise
The sonorous cadences, the elegant repetitions and antitheses, of Cranmer's prose may strike some as cold; we recall the Puritans' complaints at the Savoy Conference: 'A brief transient touch and away, is not enough to warm the heart aright.' (Samuel) Johnson, however, did not need his heart warmed, but rather his racing mind calmed. For
Our pastor has a secret weapon. On a weekly basis, he consults a treasure trove of biblical commentary material directly from the Fathers of the Early Church, via the wonders of his Logos Bible Software. The ability of this technology to search such a large body of written material for relevant commentary is quite amazing.
from Hymn to God, My God, in My Sickness Since I am coming to that holy room, Where, with thy choir of saints for evermore, I shall be made thy music; as I come I tune the instrument here at the door... I joy, that in these straits I see my west; For, though their
"One heart is not connected to another through harmony alone. They are, instead, linked deeply through their wounds. Pain linked to pain, fragility to fragility. There is no silence without a cry of grief, no forgiveness without bloodshed, no acceptance without a passage through acute loss. That is what lies at the root of true
...the best instrument for the music of loss, which is the best of all music, is a woman's voice. -Rick Moody (in On Celestial Music pg. 71) An Armenian woman (Nelly Gasparyan) singing "Lord have mercy" in an abandoned cathedral in eastern Turkey. https://youtu.be/UAT_ncnhqJQ John Tavener setting of "The Jesus Prayer" written for Bjork https://youtu.be/eY0X2ov0tzc