Music So here’s the thing, I am not a big fan of the new Mumford and Sons album Babel. I think that Greg Kot and Jim DeRogatis of the Sound Opinions podcast nailed it in their review of the album. Also, here is a controversial article from Curator Magazine by Nathan Chang entitled "We Need To Talk About
Christ subverted all worldly systems - political, familial, financial: not for the sake of being subversive, but because acting with utter integrity is automatically subversive. He was left of the furthest left and right of the furthest right, both radically liberal and radically conservative. In one breath he could say, "Honor your father and your
I am much enjoying Dissolution, a splendid mystery novel by C.J. Sansom set during the time of the 16th century English Reformation. I am a little over halfway through and was delighted today to come across this particular passage. This is a conversation between the main character, Matthew Shardlake, and a dark skinned Moorish monk,
Jazz and quantum physics have a lot in common. Two weeks ago I stumbled across the John Coltrane album Live at the Village Vanguard and Brian Greene's book "The Fabric of the Cosmos" at a library used book sale. That same week PBS was scheduled to play the Nova series devoted to the Brian Greene books
I get the feeling that a lot of us, privileged Americans, as we enter our early 30s, have to find a way to put away childish things and confront stuff about spirituality and value...It seems to me that the intellectualization and aestheticizing of principles and values in this country is one of the things that's
This passage from a work by Caryll Houselander is perhaps one of the most profound and straightforward meditations I have read in regards to a Christian approach to human relationships. Houselander was a lay Catholic writer and artist who was born in 1901 and died of breast cancer in 1954 at the age of 53.
We live in a post-authentic world. -Bruce Springsteen (during keynote address at SXSW 2012) What cannot be said must be passed over in silence. But what cannot be said is most important of all. -Ludwig Wittgenstein Discarnate man is not compatible with an incarnate Church. -Marshall McLuhan Promote what you love instead of bashing what
One of my favorite quotes comes from the man who not only wrote many of his own books and articles, he also, "...edited the translation of several hundred theological writings into English from other languages, including the English translation of the thirteen-volume, six-million-word Church Dogmatics of Karl Barth, as well as John Calvin's New Testament
"...to the extent that it [TV] can train viewers to laugh at characters' unending put-downs of one another, to view ridicule as both the mode of social intercourse and the ultimate art-form, television can reinforce its own queer ontology of appearance: the most frightening prospect, for the well-conditioned viewer, becomes leaving oneself open to others'
Here is a interesting quote from the Church Fathers Lenten Reading Plan for 2011. The selection comes from the Epistle of Mathetes to Diognetus and is, "...is probably the earliest example of Christian apologetics." It is interesting to note that Diognetus was a tutor of the emperor Marcus Aurelius . It is not too late to begin this