“A parable does not primarily provide information about our world. Rather, if we allow it to do it’s work within us, it will change our world - breaking it open to ever-new possibilities by refusing to be held by the categories that currently exist within that world. In this way the parable transforms the way we hold reality, and thus changes reality itself.” - Peter Rollins, The Orthodox Heretic
“Parables subvert this desire to make faith simple and understandable. They do not offer the reader clarity, for they refuse to be captured in the net of a single interpretation and instead demand our eternal return to their words, our wrestling with them, and our puzzling over them.” - Peter Rollins, The Orthodox Heretic
Teeter Totterin' Around
took one step of my own and the distance between us grows still you leave a trail for me to follow it’s when I can no longer look foward that I look back and see that you’re back there waiting on me tired of following a drunk heart tired of walking in the dark tired of following my desires tired of starting these wild fires teeter-tottering between Heaven and Hell is something a soul wasn’t made...
The Lord be with you. In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit In the name of goodness and love and broken community In the name of meaning and feeling and I hope you don’t screw me In the name of darkness and light and ungraspable twilight In the name of meal times and sharing and caring by firelight In the name of action and peace and human redemption In the name of...
Brother Lawrence (1614-1691) The following are excerpts taken from my readings today in the classic book containing his conversations and letters compiled after his death, The Practice of the Presence of God: “Brother Lawrence insisted that, to be constantly aware of God’s presence, it is necessary to form the habit of continually talking with Him throughout each day. To think...
real conversation between myself, and my little brother Dylan (age 9): Dylan: (Starts reading my C.S. Lewis book at my current location in The Screwtape Letters) asks, “Mr. Wormwood? (starts to laugh) Sis, what is a Wormwood? What is that?” Me: (laughing to myself running different scenarios through my head of what he may be thinking a Wormwood is.) “I’m not...
via Blaine Hogan
I love you means I love you more than anyone loves you, or has loved you, or...– Everything is Illuminated
8 ways to beat creative block
subcreation: involve fresh minds get out of your usual space add or change a constraint seek random stimuli list as many bad ideas as you can doodle or sketch take a break or work on something else do more research
to believe is human; to doubt divine.– Peter Rollins
Doubt everything, but for God’s sake don’t stop there.
I’d like to take a more modern/creative approach to this video when my D300s arrives. Using no voice over… Perhaps just typed words with music.
And i’m back. I find it annoying that I can’t have just one blog that suits all my needs. It’s time I put Adobe CS4 to use and custom design my own website. Argh.