You know why I like Canadian athletes?
They always bring their “eh” game.
Obscenely early breakfast at Chick fil a tomorrow?
I think yes. Life is good.
When this poor, lisping, stammering tongue, lies silent in the grave, then in...– There Is A Fountain — William Cowper, 1771 Cannot wait for that day. (via notyourgramma)
Things aren’t all so tangible and sayable as people would usually have us...– Rainer Maria Rilke (via guidemeinyourtruth) Rilke = Magnificent. Everyone who loves to write, and all artists, should be required to read Letters to a Young Poet.
If sinners be damned, at least let them leap to Hell over our dead bodies. And...– C. H. Spurgeon
No one appreciates the medicine properly unless he fully understands the...– Martin Bucer (1491-1551) - Lectures on Ephesians (via notyourgramma)
When a runny nose, burning lips, and hundreds of dead crustaceans make you...– Jeremy Bell, on crawfish boils.
A good friend and I were discussing ways to make internet discussion productive, and after rejecting ideas of internet censorship (“who watches the watchmen?”) we settled on a proposition of a list of rules for constructive internet debate, to be implemented and enforced in some way that we haven’t yet figured out. The (still incomplete) list of rules is below, along with our...
Outline of every comment on every internet article...
I. Ad Hominem attack. II. List of logical fallacies the opponent has committed, without specifically identifying instances. III. Ad Hominem attack. Use these techniques, and you too can be an irrational internet debater. Try it! You’ll like it!
First day of Spring
Off with the Winter Beard!
Roman history prof:
Gives me a C on a paper for lack of reference to primary sources. (fair outcome, I failed to completely fulfill the requirements.) Shortly thereafter, delivers an entire lecture on the rise of Christianity that is composed entirely of his own opinion without a single genuine reference to the primary sources. I no longer respect you as a historian.
Sudden unexpected urge to listen to dubstep.
That’s odd. I thought I had good music taste.
When all is said and done, the life of faith is nothing if not an unending...– Dietrich Bonhoeffer (via philosophy-quotes)
Thoughts on Modern Christian Thought
I have a class this semester entitled “History of Modern Christian Thought”. It is a tremendously interesting class, with an excellent professor, that I thoroughly enjoy. My difficulty with the class is that it seems obvious to me that the thought of the philosophers we are reading bears resemblance to genuine historic Christianity in name only, not in anything else, and thus I...
The New Testament knows nothing of churchless... →
notyourgramma: It’s sexy among young people — my generation — to talk about ditching institutional religion and starting a revolution of real Christ-followers living in real community without the confines of church. Besides being unbiblical, such notions of churchless Christianity are unrealistic. It’s immaturity actually, like the newly engaged couple who think romance preserves the marriage,...
was a successful evening. Goodnight.