What Authorial Intent?
You know one more thing that destabilizes authorial intent? When the author, having written something, starts noticing things in his own text that he never noticed before.
If you have ever found yourself in the clarity of sadness, you know that life...– Jasmin Borja
Chasing After the Wind
Being hip doesn’t influence culture: hipness moves too fast and too flightily for real culture, culture as a slower undercurrent, to be so influenced. Another thing: being salt and light in the world gets you what the Beatitudes talk about – persecution and all – not hip popularity. So why worry about actually following pop culture? It should be enough to know what the gospel says to it.
For the Forgiveness of Sins →
Billet des Sacraments →
Cantonese Psalm-Chanting? →
Worthy receivers, outwardly partaking of the visible elements in this ordinance,...– 1689 London Baptist Confession of Faith, Chapter XXX (Of the Lord’s Supper)
Lord’s Day vs. Other Times
For a low-church view of worship, what’s the difference between the Lord’s Day service and individual devotions, except that preaching explains Scripture and keeps you from heresy?
Caveat on Worship ‘Style’
People ought not to be effectively tricked into attending church, nor should faith’s mature expressions be hidden or shielded from them.
Dog Doodoo in Paris
The last time I got pho in Paris, I passed by a dump truck with a public service ad telling people to clean up their dog poo for the good of the city. Yeah, dog owners, do it.
Art as Commentary →
The Young Woman Conceives Resurrection →
Location, Location, Location
LueYee: it’s weird, I get all these french results on google here
LueYee: when I search for, like, english songs
Terrance Ng: haha
Terrance Ng: because you’re in France? :P
Terrance Ng: that’s going on facebook
Terrance Ng: i’m sorry
Bishops and Spiritual Gifting and Chinese Churches →
Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith
trousers: Last year, I foolishly attempted to mold a close non-Christian male friend into a Christian boyfriend. I was convinced that I knew him well enough and that we were similar enough that I could just reproduce for him similar experiences to the ones that brought me to Christ. I had barely begun sharing with him what I wanted out of a relationship before I felt exhausted and...
Second of all, my classes are boss. The following are my classes. They are also...– Melody Liao, my perfect schedule