Obviously a bible study site after my own heart:
“Manning asked Silverstein what he thought God’s love felt like. Silverstein thought about it for a while but had no answer. Much later, Silverstein got in touch with Manning and gave him a copy of The Giving Tree saying the book was his answer to Manning’s question.” - Donald Miller in Reflections on Brennan Manning’s Wrestling Match with God
4 The Almighty Lord will teach me what to say,
so I will know how to encourage weary people.
Morning after morning he will wake me
to listen like a student.
5 The Almighty Lord will open my ears.
I will not rebel, nor will I turn away from him.
Be warned: Isaiah 50:6 “I will offer my back to those who whip me and my cheeks to those who pluck hairs out of my beard. I will not turn my face away from those who humiliate me and spit on me.”
A truly zen Zen Pencils from zenpencils.com, and one of my favorite koans.
Pretty good and accessible Easter explanation. Impressive work.
cool graph and biblical analysis? Must archive.
“Almost all of Mark’s content is found in Matthew, and much of Mark is similarly found in Luke. Additionally, Matthew and Luke have a large amount of material in common that is not found in Mark.”
Fascinated lately by how we’re almost always on the good side of the lines we draw.
“To love at all is to be vulnerable. Love anything, and your heart will certainly be wrung and possibly be broken. If you want to make sure of keeping it intact, you must give your heart to no one, not even to an animal. Wrap it carefully round with hobbies and little luxuries; avoid all entanglements; lock it up safe in the casket or coffin of your selfishness. But in that casket — safe, dark, motionless, airless — it will change. It will not be broken; it will become unbreakable, impenetrable, irredeemable. The alternative to tragedy, or at least to the risk of tragedy, is damnation. The only place outside of Heaven where you can be perfectly safe from all the dangers and perturbations of love is Hell.”
- C.S. Lewis.
I love these.
Just in time for Valentine’s Day.