Diggin’ the hipster alternative today. Spotify’s “Smart is the New Sexy” Mood radio is pretty great thus far.
My cleaning soundtrack this morning:
…I’ll change the name to something more fitting, if something should come up, but “Mmmmm” just feels right at this moment.
Listen to some Mazzy Star and PJ Harvey, loves.
Try this short quiz to see which political party you agree most with. The results might surprise you.
(*I ended up Dem / Green)
Advent is approaching (Sunday, December 1!). Those who spend time with me around the holidays know that I revel in contemplative, melancholy advent hymns. If you’re so inclined, then, here is my Advent playlist from lastyear. As we exit ordinary time into the time of expectation and hope, be blessed.
Getting in the Halloween spirit by listening to Castlevania music (while writing abstracts). This version by the Czech Philharmonic is fantastic!
When Laura Munson’s husband asked for a divorce, she ducked instead of fighting. He needed to learn, she says, that his unhappiness wasnt really about her
It takes a lot, sometimes, to treat a child like a child, and not engage in fights that are more about a person wanting to prove something to themselves than any actual transgression. Reading this article, I felt myself losing patience with this woman’s husband as I read their conversation, and being struck by the patience and poise she was able to maintain while he did exactly what she thought he would do.
This is a tale of immense courage and patience and love. I’m reminded of Christ’s parable of the Prodigal Son, though this tells a slightly different tale. The love of God is wise enough to know when we are being children, and steadfast enough to bear with us in our tantrums, or wait for our return, no matter how long it takes.
"Many have argued that the world’s problems may be ultimately ‘spiritual’ in nature, and much of the population, atheists and believers alike, claim to have a spiritual dimension to their lives. But what do we really mean by the spiritual?"
A theological sentence does its proper work just to the extent it makes the familiar strange. Much of modern theology, however, has been the attempt to show that the familiar is just that - familiar…
"I think the attempt to reduce Christianity to "the essentials" results in expressions of the faith, a kind of writing, that cannot help but underwrite the sentimentalities of our culture. Thus the wide-spread presumption expressed in inelegant sentences such as "God is love" or "I believe that Jesus is Lord, but that is just my personal opinion." Such sentences could only be produced when the simple complexity of the narrative that makes us Christians has been left behind. What we need to say theologically is that the truth is in the details, and it is the details that produce sentences that matter."