Something I'm Learning:
Reading the Word for a spiritual high or emotional pick-me-up is at least as bad as reading it legalistically to check a box. We ought to read the Word to let it change our hearts. It cannot give us a spiritual experience before it accomplishes that, and if our hearts are impatient and hard, the Word will find little ground in which to work.
How much I love talking to Bocho means round and Spirit of Zork. Y’all were my first brothers. Except for my brother by birth… but, you know what I mean.
Abide hard by the cross and search the mystery of His wounds.– Spurgeon
Wicked cool website about the significance of the OT tabernacle, and its connection to Christ. Read, be edified.
Sin suddenly becomes a much more grievous offense when we realize that, while wind and lightning and rain instantly obey the voice of God, we consistently disobey the very same voice.
Our chief enemies are the demons who fight to conquer us through our passions....– St. Macarius, LWH (via spiritofzork)
That awesome moment when:
you’re skimming the text and your eye falls on exactly the quote you need to prove your point.
There is no homoerotic tension in John Wayne movies. You cannot do away with the second amendment without undermining liberty. Israel does have a right to be a nation. And only one of those things is remotely related to the topic at hand, namely, Westerns. Leave your bias at the door and teach us about Westerns.
On Living and Preaching:
“Preach the gospel, if necessary use words.” “People need to see your Christianity more than they need to hear it.” This current idea that the gospel must be lived rather than spoken runs entirely counter to both the letter and the spirit of the good news. It sounds quite nice, especially to our worldview that is, whether we like it or not, heavily influenced by...
Definitely the best brotherhood retreat ever. Road trip, Cracker Barrel, Beach bonfire, Secretive fraternal ceremony, good pipe tobacco with my feet in the surf, guitars and music on the beach until the wee hours of the morning. Magnificent. Also, I love the south.
Three big drafts in the works. Hopefully some good posts coming soon, friends.
People need to see your Christianity more than they need to hear about it.– (via passion-not-perfection, whizzpopping) (via ezerkenegdo) False. What they see must match what they hear. “For everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved. But how are they to call on him in whom they have not believed? And how are they to believe in him of whom they have...
This is a terrible idea. →
Notes from Lecture today:
I. Liberal Bias a) Liberal Bias b) Liberal Bias c) “Liberal… Bias.” II. Liberal Bias a) Liberal Bias b) Liberal Bias
once, when I was very little, I asked my mom why Julius Caesar was killed. (Yes, I was a strange child.) Her response, far from clearing up the issue, completely baffled me. “He got too big for his britches.” I was hoping for a nice, concise, packaged-for-six-year-olds historical account of the events leading up to his assassination, not a cryptic bit of idiomatic explanation. I was...
Fog is oddly transformative to otherwise ordinary environments. Walking back from work this morning, there was a light fog over the campus. It lent an adventurous quality to what is usually a very tired, very semi-conscious walk. I love fog. It shrouds familiar things in mystery and gives a little thrill of terror at the unknown to all but the least imaginative of us. I think that’s because,...
An adventure is only an inconvenience rightly considered. An inconvenience is...– G. K. Chesterton
My religion says nothing about planes except that all men are on one plane and...– G. K. Chesterton
I’m a solipsistic conspiracy theorist. I’m sure I must be up to...– xkcd alt text. Love it.
something quietly passionate and terribly holy in Latin chant. It is impossible to listen to it and not be captured by its spell; its subtle power quickly puts one’s soul in an attitude of breathless quiet. Even in a crowded room, chant enforces a sort of sacred hush and leaves men alone with their contemplations, contemplations that cannot remain trivial in the presence of such sacramental...
I have a copy of The Rubaiyat →
Which virtually demands that I try to solve this cipher.
The Stuff of Legends →
to church in a tropical storm. If this were a works-based religion, I’d be so holy right now.
Fascinating to look at the revision history of the wiki article for CSCS. If you have too much time on your hands, go check it out. There’s a lot of fantastically made up stories made by people who dislike the school. Also, its hilarious to see which of the graduates have added their names to the “List of Notable Alumni” over the years. And, there’s one mysterious/anonymous...
That awkward moment when:
The governor declares a state of emergency because of an incoming tropical storm. No one cares because LSU football starts this weekend.