The galaxies declare the glory of God:
- “Our world is not realistic.” (Related.)
- Not National News (hilariously). Not National News—you can’t trust the experts. (Related.) Not National News. Not National News. Not (Inter)National News. And on a different note: Not National News. (Related.) And a bonus Fake News special. (Related—you can’t trust the experts!)
- “Why do we need to rethink the dating of the New Testament texts?”
- Correct. Correct. Correct. Correct. Correct. (Related.) Correct. (Related. Related: “Rolling the rock of life up the hill might be Herculean, but it’s not Sisyphean.”)
- “Genesis continues to develop the idea that those who dishonor Israel receive God’s judgment, and those who bless Israel receive God’s blessing.”
- “Maybe you tell yourself it’s not the same, I see what he was doing but it’s not the same! Why?”
- Lewis Mumford: “The segregation of the spiritual life from the practical life is a curse that falls impartially upon both sides of our existence.”
Teach the controversy! (Language warning.) Teach the controversy! (Related—great band name, but the moral of the story is you definitely can’t trust the intelligence experts. Related. Related #nonpartisan.)
“It was almost universally held, until the end of the fourth century, that the subject of the theophanies, the speaker of divine words throughout the Old Testament, was God the Son acting as the agent or messenger of the Father.”
“[Y]ou have similar obligations to your chain of ancestors and descendants; if you don’t have kids, all of the chain after you won’t exist.” (Related: “The woke-skeptical left wants people to have meaning in life, but is uncomfortable with the things that actually give them meaning.” Related. Related.)
“What Language Shall I Borrow to Thank Thee, Dearest Friend?”
The most dreadful, the most beautiful, the only dread and beauty there is, was coming:
- “I believe in Puddleglum.”
- This is not the happy ending Caroline Emerson thinks it is.
- “The crowd is untruth.” (Related. Related—surreal to watch such a seamless profession of newfound faith.)
- Carbotoxicity. (Related. Related.)
- “Kirillov has liberated himself from every other will in the universe—including God’s. He has nothing to forgive, and nothing to love.”
- Wondrous. Undeniable. Unsurprising. (Related.) Also unsurprising. Also unsurprising. (Related. Related: “‘Diversity, inclusion, and equity’ refers to ideological uniformity, exclusion, and discrimination.”) Tender. Belated. Cyuuuuute.
- “If this life is not a real fight, in which something is eternally gained for the universe by success, it is no better than a game of private theatricals from which one may withdraw at will. But it feels like a real fight.”
Clown World—Shot and Chaser. Clown World. Clown World. Clown World. Clown World. Clown World. Clown City. Clown Journalism.
“A Wizard ought to know better!” (Related.)
“He invests in Shenzhen instead of Ohio, reinvests his profits into other foreign operations … and ultimately hands his money over to a hedge fund that speculates in options markets. … He signs the ‘Giving Pledge’ and, dying a wealthy man, leaves enormous sums to reputable foundations that provide addiction treatment and housing assistance to the underemployed residents of his home city.”
Chesterton: “Whatever else is true, it is emphatically not true that the ideas of Jesus of Nazareth were suitable to his time, but are no longer suitable to our time. Exactly how suitable they were to his time is perhaps suggested in the end of his story.”
The Moon and the Pleiades have set:
- “[H]is was the most beautiful worship I’ve ever heard.”
- Build—patiently and quietly. (Related. Related—makes ya think! As does this—and this. Related.)
- “Love,” to riff off Dante, “is the secret force that moves all things.”
- “The brain craves predictability more than happiness.” (Related. Related.)
- “[F]or the early Christians the imminence of Jesus’s return was not a matter of dogma but of hope.”
- “[T]here simply aren’t as many gainfully employed men to go around as there used to be.” Progress!
- Matthew 10.38-39: “And he that taketh not his crosse, and followeth after me, is not worthy of me. He that findeth his life, shall lose it: and he that loseth his life for my sake, shall find it.”
She is beauty, she is grace. (So is she.) She is…not. (Nor he.)
“I trust that the child I will meet in heaven one day will unmistakably bear some mark by which I will know what I did to him.” (Related.)
“Jesus is telling his disciples that their meekness, poverty, and even their state of persecution means they are already in a state of shalom, the kind of happiness that comes from being exactly where God intends you to be.”
And sorrow and mourning shall flee away:
- “[W]e also have to monitor when our systems of interpretation are being privileged over hearing the Word of God afresh.”
- Clown World (buy hey, America’s got talent!). Clown World. Clown World. Clown World. Demon World (the two always go hand in hand). Demon World—homeschool your kids.
- “Testing is a motif that runs through the whole narrative of God. … Affliction tests, probes, forming; it is character formation.” (Related—Tozer: “What pressure and suffering [Jesus] endured grew out of His position as the world’s sin bearer; they were never the result of moral uncertainty or spiritual maladjustment.”)
- “The American university does not have a pope. It might as well have a pope. It is as ideologically uniform as the College of Cardinals…. What is up with that?” (Related.)
- “[That] the quotation goes back to Jesus is clear from the intentional wordplay between ‘son’ and ‘stone’, ben and aben in Aramaic.”
- “One cannot begin it too soon.”
- Donne: “No man is an Island, intire of it selfe; every man is a piece of the Continent, a part of the maine; if a Clod bee washed away by the Sea, Europe is the lesse, as well as if a Promontorie were, as well as if a Mannor of thy friends or of thine owne were; any mans death diminishes me, because I am involved in Mankinde; And therefore never send to know for whom the bell tolls; It tolls for thee.” (Related.)
Where’s the lie? Where’s the lie? Where’s the lie(s)? Where’s the lie? Where’s the lie?
Where was the Garden of Eden?
Para bellum? (Related, but good news. Related, but…not good news.)
Jeremiah 2.5, 11-13: “Thus saith the Lord, What iniquity have your fathers found in Me, that they are gone far from Me, and have walked after vanity, and are become vain? … Hath a nation changed their gods, which are yet no gods? but My people have changed their glory for that which doth not profit. Be astonished, O ye heavens, at this, and be horribly afraid, be ye very desolate, saith the Lord. For My people have committed two evils; they have forsaken Me the fountain of living waters, and hewed them out cisterns, broken cisterns, that can hold no water.”