You pay God a compliment by asking great things of Him.– St. Teresa of Avila (via catholicanswers)
The eschatological nonviolent ones...
Therefore, Christian nonviolence is not a strategy to end war, though of course it certainly wants to make war less likely. Rather Christians are called to nonviolence in a world of war because they can do nothing less as faithful followers of Christ. Christian nonviolence is an eschatological position that reminds Christians that we live in a new age begun by Christ yet not yet consummated....
”Why do Christians sing when they are together? The reason is, quite simply,...– (via heminchang)
Spiritual but Not Religious? Please Stop Boring...
“Being privately spiritual but not religious just doesn’t interest me. There is nothing challenging about having deep thoughts all by oneself. What is interesting is doing this work in community, where other people might call you on stuff, or heaven forbid, disagree with you. Where life with God gets rich and provocative is when you dig deeply into a tradition that you did not invent...
I never desire to converse with a man who has written more than he has read.– Samuel Johnson
Sight is not faith, and hearing is not faith, neither is feeling faith; but...– Hannah Whitall Smith
I was born yesterday– A baby
Anyone can slay a dragon…but try waking up every morning and loving the world...– Brian Andreas
The soul that lives in God is surrounded by the Divine Presence so that no enemy...– A.W. Tozer
There are two equal and opposite errors into which our race can fall about the...– C.S. Lewis
Up to $60 Billion in War Funds Said Wasted
“As much as $60 billion in U.S. funds has been lost to waste and fraud in Iraq and Afghanistan over the past decade through lax oversight of contractors, poor planning and corruption, an independent panel investigating U.S. wartime spending estimates….The commission said calculating the exact amount lost through waste and fraud is difficult because there is no commonly accepted...
We will be discussing some cultural projections of ‘American’ manhood tonight at our Manhood Mattrs Group and thought this went along quite well with some of that discussion.
A man has control over many things in his life; he has control over enough...– G.K. Chesterton, “On the Institution of the Family,”
Boy throwing rocks from overpass shot by crossbow →
I flipped some tires today. →
When life gets harder, you must have just leveled up!
This is so true... →
Faith in trials...
“However, faith has its trials, as well as it’s answers. It is not to be imagined that the man of faith, having pushed out from the shore of circumstances, finds it all smooth and easy sailing. By no means. Again and again, he is called to encounter rough sea and stormy skies; but it is all graciously designed to lead him into deeper and more matured experience of what God is to the heart...
Saint Mark Hatfield Inlander Article →
Props to our local lefty news rag for the fairly complementary article on a Christian politician.
Spokane Aids Network...logo
OK, I read this ad for the upcoming Spokane Aids Network’s Walk in the Inlander today. Now, I don’t think I am that creatively challenged and consider myself fairly intuitive but I looked at this logo for a while and all I could think was why they would spell their logo “SIN”. I tried to think through it and even asked someone else what they saw when they looked at the...
More than half of the US Senate’s membership, 54 lawmakers, reported a minimum net worth of more than 1 million. It’s hard for me to believe they are in touch with Main street USA more than Wall St. USA.
Help Us Touch Children's Lives in Umphang,...
“Heal the sick.” -Jesus (Matt. 10:8) This little child on the left has ringworm, it’s just one of the many ailments facing refugees in refugee camps along the Thai/Burma Border. These children pictured are from a Refugee Camp about an hour from Umphang, where my brother Matt and his family live on mission for the advancement of the gospel and the coming of the Kingdom of God...
Poets are immersed in process, and I mean process not as an amorphous blur but...– Kathleen Norris, The Cloister Walk
Anonymous asked: If an atheist believes there is no God doesn't that contradict atheism, by believing in something?
Anonymous asked: As a pastor how do you navigate the tricky waters of homosexuality in the church or in the Christian faith?
Perry St. Thursday Market = Doughnut Peaches, Cherries, Salsa, Mini-Pizzas and dark chocolate caramels. My last $23 dollars is gone but worth it, but jumping jackrabbits it’s scorching HOT out there!
Our spirit should be quick to reach out toward God, not only when it is engaged...– John Chrysostom, the year 349–407, Archbishop of Constantinople
Before you speak, let your words pass through three gates. At the first gate,...– Sufi saying (via thefreenomad)
Every day we slaughter our finest impulses. That is why we get a heartache when...– Henry Miller (via thefreenomad)
I’m so glad to see that this has finally become a reality and also very blessed to know that Jacob’s Well participated in giving towards this dream. One thing that working with marginalized people, refugees and the poor has taught me is just how far we have to go as a people in regards to equality, justice, peace and love. I hope to return someday to DC and see this new addition to the...
Mission, the Spirit and Reading Scripture with the... →
I really enjoyed listening to part 1 & 2 of this podcast with Bob Ekblad on the way home from Oregon. Bob is executive director of Tierra Nueva and The People’s Seminary in Burlington, Washington. Tierra Nueva is an ecumenical ministry located in Burlington, Washington, that seeks to share the Good News of God’s liberation in Jesus Christ with migrant farmworkers, jail inmates, and Skagit...