Could we with ink the ocean fill And were the skies of parchment made ...– “The Love Of God” (1919) “[By] Frederick M. Lehman; he wrote this song in 1917 in Pasadena, California, and it was published in Songs That Are Different, Volume 2, 1919. The lyrics are based on the Jewish poem Haddamut, written in Aramaic in 1050 by Meir Ben Isaac Nehorai, a...
clementchenmusic: The feeding of the five thousand is a marvelous story in which we find the wonderful principles of brokenness. ‘Then Jesus lifted up His eyes, and seeing a great multitude coming toward Him, He said to Philip, “Where shall we buy bread, that these may eat?” One of His disciples, Andrew, Simon Peter’s brother, said to Him, “There is a lad here who has five barley loaves and two...
Sometimes it’s painful to remember that I’ve largely relinquished any of my musical ability to the winds. I oughtn’t not to complain about singing in the congregation at church – it is, after all, a divine calling – but the illusion of ‘more’ is hard to satisfy. I fancy, and perhaps the thought is largely true, that I once had great gifts that are now wasted for lack of use. My consolation is that...
In Which I Hit a Dozen Topics and More
Officially a monarchist. During the Diamond Jubilee celebrations a friend from Lancashire told me he would take me off his newsfeed if I kept posting royalist things. Too bad I, not being British, could not pull off red trousers. Too American for such things. I want to get socks in more colours, and Argyle socks. Also, black socks actually pair with nothing, not everything. Except in black...
teajayng: Miss you, man. →
teajayng: Response to http://marckim90.tumblr.com/post/24187979091. Mr Kim, Please find below a response to your recent musings on Tumblr. It is not meant to be read as an argument for or against the things you wrote, but rather, just my response. Media: I don’t know how I stand on TV shows. I am… Mr Ng, are you calling me a Luddite? :O
Mm.: labels, and why Christians should avoid them →
samlet: well, i haven’t seen one of these on my dashboard in a while: so now i can vent a bit without anyone thinking i’m targeting him/her in particular (i hope nobody thinks that, because i’m not). here goes nothing: ___ I reserve a special disdain for posts like these. Every time I see one of… HT: Marc Kim. I respond at Cogito, Credo, Petam.
Kierkegaard: Confession Not for God →
Does God exist?
A man went to a barbershop to have his hair cut and his beard trimmed. As the barber began to work, they began to have a good conversation. They talked about so many things and various subjects. They eventually touched on the subject of God.
Barber: I don't believe that God exists.
Customer: Why do you say that?
Barber: Well, you just have to go out in the street to realize that God doesn’t exist. Tell me, if God exists, would there be so many sick people? Would there be abandoned children? If God existed, there would be neither suffering nor pain. I can’t imagine a loving God who would allow all of these things.
The customer thought for a moment, but didn’t respond because he didn’t want to start an argument. The barber finished his job and the customer left the shop. Just after he left the barbershop, he saw a man in the street with long, stringy, dirty hair and an untrimmed beard. The customer turned back and entered the barber shop again.
Customer: You know what? Barbers don't exist.
Barber: How can you say that? I am here. I am a barber, and I just worked on you!
Customer: No! Barbers don’t exist because if they did, there would be no people with dirty long hair and untrimmed beards, like that man outside.
Barber: Ah, but barbers DO exist! That’s what happens when people do not come to me.
Customer: Exactly! That’s the point! God, too, does exist! That’s what happens when people do not go to Him and don’t look to Him for help. That’s why there’s so much pain and suffering in the world.
Hey, Chad! It turns out that when you have homework, and you do it, you don’t...– student (via watchoutchadbites) If only. Call me jaded. :P
On Legalism & Hypocrisy →
clementchenmusic: “When people claim to be obeying rules but break them, we call this hypocrisy, a charge frequently levelled at religious people. When people claim to be free but are in fact obeying unstated rules, we don’t have a word for it. There is no word for it because it’s a very modern occurrence and one that people are slow to recognise. This unnamed feature of modern life is dangerous...
Signs You Are Being Manipulated by a Speaker →
Because spiritual abuse is more common than it seems.
in the making: 3rd →
richwu: Andrew Sullivan: The great modern enemy of friendship has turned out to be love. By love, I don’t mean the principle of giving and mutual regard that lies at the heart of friendship. And I don’t mean what Saint Paul meant by love, the Christian notion of indiscriminate and universal agape…
If a columnist is to persuade you to spend it with him, even for two minutes,...– A fine piece from Andrew Coyne at the National Post (via commentmagazine).
Odyssey of Oddity: Eating Out On The Sabbath:... →
greenglass2718: odysseyofemily: Something I found this morning: Ex 20:10 But the seventh day is the Sabbath of the LORD your God: in it you shalt not do any work, you, nor your son, nor your daughter, your manservant, nor your maidservant, nor your cattle, nor your stranger that is within your gates: Those in our… With you on this one! I’ve had the same thought before, but I’m still on the...
On Having Feelings →
Bilingual Early Church →
Disestablishment Impossible →
Random Trope of the Evening
sirdennington: What I did today since I had a lot of time on my hands - as odd as it sounds: Read Christian Feminist blogs trying to understand what they were trying to say about faith and sex. Trying to process it all is mind-opening as well as confusing and messy. We’ll see where this goes. Dennis, have you any recommendations? A lot of the time I read stuff and it’s really mushy one way,...
The Difference Between Protestants and Anabaptists →
Ever Productive →
Dignities and Authority →
Protected: Parachurch Comprehension →