Tuesday, April 23, 2013
“A Trinity of suffering: our own suffering which so often seems senseless is given meaning as we share in worship in a movement of suffering that is like a Father losing a Son and a Son abandoned by a Father in a Spirit of self-surrender and empathy.”Paul S. Fiddes & Pete Ward, “Affirming Faith at a Service of Baptism in St. Aldates Church, Oxford,” in Explorations in Ecclesiology and Ethnography
Monday, April 22, 2013
“Which of the religions of the world gives to its followers the greatest happiness? While it lasts, the religion of worshipping oneself is the best.C.S. Lewis, “Answers to Questions on Christianity,” God in the Dock (Eerdmans: 1970) 58-59.
I have an elderly acquaintance of about eighty, who has lived a life of unbroken selfishness and self-admiration from the earliest years, and is, more or less, I regret to say, one of the happiest men I know. From the moral point of view it is very difficult! I am not approaching the question from that angle. As you perhaps know, I haven’t always been a Christian. I didn’t go to religion to make me happy. I always knew a bottle of Port would do that. If you want a religion to make you feel really comfortable, I certainly don’t recommend Christianity. I am certain there must be a patent American article on the market which will suit you far better, but I can’t give my advice on it.”
Sunday, April 14, 2013
Sunday, April 14, 2013
TEDx talk on the [junk] food industry’s advertising strategies that target your children.
Friday, April 5, 2013
“Speak now before it is too late, and then hope to go on speaking until there is nothing more to be said. Time is running out, after all. Perhaps it is just as well to put aside your stories for now and try to examine what it has felt like to live inside this body from the first day you can remember being alive until this one. A catalogue of sensory data. What one might call a phenomenology of breathing.”Paul Auster, Winter Journal
Wednesday, April 3, 2013
There is something arresting about these images- something along the lines of masculine intimacy, proximity of bodies, the physical sharing in woundedness, tenderness and vulnerability.
Now Thomas, one of the Twelve, called the Twin, was not with them when Jesus came. So the other disciples told him, “We have seen the Lord.” But he said to them, “Unless I see in his hands the mark of the nails, and place my finger into the mark of the nails, and place my hand into his side, I will never believe.”
Eight days later, his disciples were inside again, and Thomas was with them. Although the doors were locked, Jesus came and stood among them and said, “Peace be with you.” Then he said to Thomas,“Put your finger here, and see my hands; and put out your hand, and place it in my side. Do not disbelieve, but believe.” Thomas answered him, “My Lord and my God!” Jesus said to him, “Have you believed because you have seen me? Blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed.” [Gospel of John chapter 20]
Tuesday, March 12, 2013
Migration- Doug Aitken
currently surrounding the SAM
via Will Owen
Monday, March 11, 2013
“…There is great dignity in allowing oneself to keep clear about what is good, and it is what I think of when I hear the term ‘good taste.’ Whether things were ever simpler than they are now, or better if they were, we can’t know. We do know that people have always found ways to eat and live well, whether on boiling water or bread or beans, and that some of our best eating hasn’t been our most foreign or expensive or elaborate, but quite plain and quite familiar. And knowing that is probably the best way to cook, and certainly the best way to live.”Tamar Adler, An Everlasting Meal: Cooking with Economy and Grace, pg 115