This makes so much sense!
"In short, my concern with this sort of worldviewism is that I think it leaves us with a much less interesting world and a savior who does not seem to love it nearly as much as the God of the Bible is said to love the world. And that picture is a real barrier to evangelism. But more than that it is a barrier to worship because it creates divisions within our minds that should not exist and deprives us of the chance to see the face of God in unexpected places."
...And deep in mirrors
The face of the boy as he practices tying
His father’s tie there in secret
And the face of that father,
Still warm with the mystery of lather.
They are more fathers than sons themselves now.
Something is filling them, something...
Men at forty
Learn to close softly
The doors to rooms they will not be
Coming back to.
This European comedy sketch explains how the world sees America’s gun problem - Vox
Pamela Paul’s memories of reading are less about words and more about the experience. “I almost always remember where I was and I remember the book itself. I remember the physical object,” says Paul, the editor of The New York Times Book Review, who reads, it is fair to say, a lot of books. “I remember the edition; I remember the cover; I usually remember where I bought it, or who gave it to me. What I don’t remember—and it’s terrible—is everything else.”
"For example, saying something like "this is the clear teaching of Scripture" is similar to saying "I'm not a racist." Self-aware people would never say either one of those things.
Self-aware people would say things like "I don't want to be a racist" or "I try not to be racist" or "I condemn racism." But they would never say "I'm not a racist" because self-aware people know that they have blind spots."
My friends just released this song. What do you think? https://open.spotify.com/track/3mD3a0wQcNsoeTct1GGkn3?si=tCEfmEIJREy3ruBrrRLVDQ
“I do not care what comes after; I have seen the dragons on the wind of morning.”
Ursula K. Le Guin
"It might have been just someone else’s story,
Some chosen people get a special king.
We leave them to their own peculiar glory,
We don’t belong, it doesn’t mean a thing."
"It is a serious thing
just to be alive
on this fresh morning
in this broken world."
--Mary Oliver, Red Bird
"If there really is a God like this—a God who understands and controls things so big my calculator has to use a letter to get it across, who is also a God who walked among a tiny tribe of ancient people called Israelites, who allowed them to write about him in their tiny ancient ways, and who subjected himself to suffering and death (what we work so hard to avoid), well. . .
I think we’re talking mystery here, people."
George MacDonald on winter
This animation of president Trumps handshake was made by a guy in my little Swedish hometown. It's really spot on.