Thought via Path
“I am telling’ you to meetza!” As only Katie can…. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d5lv0yx7ma0&feature=youtube_gdata_player with Christy – Read on Path.
Funny… “A depressing musty scent pervaded the place, as if cheese had recently died there in painful circumstances.” - P.G. Wodehouse, Leave it to Psmith
“Wherever you turn your eyes the world can shine like transfiguration.” Marilynne Robinson through John Ames in, yep, Gilead
John Ames: “There is no justice in love, no proportion in it, and there need not be, because in any specific instance it is only a glimpse or parable of an embracing, incomprehensible reality. It makes no sense at all because it is the eternal breaking in on the temporal. So how could it subordinate itself to cause or consequence?”
On Proofs for God
Marilynne Robinson, yes from Gilead again, has a great discourse on epistemology and the limits of our knowing. This is outside of faith and a discussion of reason from the path Descartes helped place us on. You should read this quote in context but that’s not possible here. It’s from pages 178-79 in the paperback. “So my advice is this - don’t look for proofs....
Memory as a Grace “Well, but again, this life has its own mortal...– Marilynne Robinson in Gilead
Ahlquist on Chesterton on blasphemy from Heretics: Blasphemy is based on belief. The blasphemer cannot achieve any artistic unless he is at heart a believer. “If anyone doubts this,” says Chesterton, “let him sit down seriously and try to think blasphemous thoughts about Thor.”
Marilynne Robinson nails envy here: “The old covetise… came over me, and I felt the way I used to feel when the beauty of other lives was a misery and an offense to me.” from Gilead
Abigail plays Allegro from Sonata No. 3 by G.F. Handel…. http://youtu.be/XTC6HykPqxk
Check out Arete’s new video detailing hope in education, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3pGYiYw60es&feature=youtube_gdata_player
San Diego’s airport security checkpoint is a disaster. Never felt more like a lemming.
Looking forward with great anticipation to the Lord’s Table this week…
“The ultimate results, or the ripple effects of history, are far beyond the intentions or imaginations of those who act in brief scenes upon history’s stage. Yet it is not the actors, but the Director who controls the story: The purposes of God are fulfilled in history.” - Ben House
Our world is still full of the modern equivalents of high priests going to the...– N.T. Wright
In Anticipation & Preparation of Good Friday
Here are a few verses from John Donne in anticipation and preparation of Good Friday: But who shall give thee that grace to begin? Oh make thyself with holy mourning black, And red with blushing, as thou art with sin; Or wash thee in Chirst’s blood, which hath this might That being red, it dyes red souls to white.
The Accused: Read More Fiction
I have really enjoyed reading Giliead. It is really something when you come across writing this good that it stuns you, stops you in your tracks and forces you to reflect. In the following passage, John Ames is describing an item that seemed to confirm his thought that his grandfather had committed a crime. No, he didn’t stumble upon an arrest warrant or court verdict. The writing offers...
Over the course of my career I have had the privilege of advising two of the...– Greg Smith is resigning today as a Goldman Sachs executive director and head of the firm’s United States equity derivatives business in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. New York Times “Why I am Leaving Goldman Sachs” http://goo.gl/juvSf