Testing out a blog transition to Google+ as my main blogging platform. Google+ doesn’t yet provide third party reposting options so my blog content won’t be showing up on Facebook or Twitter unless I manually repost.
“After the Russian Army invaded the nation of Georgia, Senator Obama’s reaction was one of indecision and moral equivalence, the kind of response that would only encourage Russia’s Putin to invade Ukraine next.”—Sarah Palin, 2008
“Once every hundred years Jesus of Nazareth meets Jesus of the Christian in a garden among the hills of Lebanon. And they talk long; and each time Jesus of Nazareth goes away saying to Jesus of the Christian, “My friend, I fear we shall never, never agree.”—Excerpt from Sand and Foam by Khalil Gibran
"What am I? I am myself a word spoken by God. Can God speak a word that does not have any meaning? Yet am I sure that the meaning of my life is the meaning God intends for it? Does God impose a meaning on my life from the outside, through event, custom, routine, law, system, impact with others in society? Or am I called to create from within, with him, with his grace, a meaning which reflects his truth and makes me his word spoken freely in my personal situation? My true identity lies hidden in God’s call to my freedom and my response to him. This means I must use my freedom in order to love, with full responsibility and authenticity, not merely receiving a form imposed on me by external forces, or forming my own life according to an approved social pattern, but directing my love to the personal reality of my brother, and embracing God’s will in its naked, often unpenetrable mystery.”
“I’m thinking about breaking up with Tumblr. The porn people are hijacking my photos and reposting to disgusting sites and Tumblr has no tools to block or ignore that don’t require visiting the porn sites to get urls to post in Tumblr’s “ignore” option. Which bytheway isn’t even easily on the mobile app options. It’s a joke and a shame. I’m thinking about returning to Blogger now that’s it’s linked fully to Google+. But I still can’t figure out if my Google+ has a viewable web address for non~google+ people to view? Do you know?”—Breaking up with Tumblr.
“As a child I felt myself to be alone, and I am still, because I know things and must hint at things which others apparently know nothing of, and for the most part do not want to know. Loneliness does not come from having no people about one, but from being unable to communicate the things that seem important to oneself, or from holding certain views which others find inadmissible.”—Carl Gustav Jung, Memories, Dreams, Reflections (via liquidnight)
Lately Spokanites are in a brew-haha between morality and mixology that’s been drawing national attention.
The conflicting messages range between anything-goes capitalistic libertinism and prohibition fundamentalism.
People’s opinions and sexual or political proclivities are the only compass in the debate. Which is really the only guidance postmodern relativism has to offer: “Do what is right in your own eyes.” The ancient Old Testament prophet Habakkuk weighed in on the moral disintegration present in a people who derive economic and sexual reward from the objectification of one another.
Boo on Christianity Today’s article on Brian MClaren, Rob Bell and Donald Miller. One doesn’t have to agree with everything from an author, pastor or teacher in order to gain something valuable from them. The whole literary case against them is disappointing and another sign of why us evangelicals are losing so many young people.
"But if you are always biting and devouring one another, watch out! Beware of destroying one another." -Galatians 5:15