When your friends start picking up phrases that...
How I feel when I show up to most social events
Opening Willard’s book, I read: “The idea of having faith in Jesus has come to...– Dallas Willard (1935-2013): A Reader’s Appreciation | First Things. A fine brief commendation from Wesley Hill, and one I’m glad to read because I have always found Willard completely inaccessible, for reasons I don’t understand. (via ayjay)
The matter is quite simple. The Bible is very easy to understand. But we...– From Kierkegaard’s Journals, and beyond question my favorite passage from his works. (via ayjay)
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austinkleon: There’s another (paywalled) John McPhee piece in this week’s New Yorker on his writing process. After he reads his second draft aloud and makes some adjustments, he starts drawing boxes around words that he thinks can be improved: You draw a box not only around any word that does…
One week, Bob Evans, a project manager at Google, challenged a cliché in...– Cornell NYC Tech, Planned for Roosevelt Island, Starts Up in Chelsea. This release-and-iterate model is probably just great if you’re building something, but it stinks for us users. We get to try half-baked products, help the builders fix it, and then stand by helplessly as they sell themselves and...
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Move by their impressive damnations of the specific social and private sins of...– A History of Judaism: From Abraham to Maimonides, by Daniel J. Silver
[IN REFERENCE TO AN OLD TESTAMENT PASSAGE] "SO...
everydayimpastoring: OT theology and John Green gifs? Yes, please.
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nevver: The proliferation of Chinese eugenics. – Geoffrey Miller, evolutionary psychologist. Black swan events, and the fact that we continue to rely on models that have been proven fraudulent. – Nassem Nicholas Taleb That we will be unable to defeat viruses by learning to push them beyond the error catastrophe threshold. – William McEwan, molecular biology researcher That pseudoscience will...
If you want to build a ship, don’t drum up people to collect wood and...– Antoine de Saint-Exupery
God has been merciful to grant me this in my new career: I spent years preaching...– Why I Left World Vision for Finance Thinking this article is just about global development or Christian vs secular business misses a beautifully articulated argument for the importance of theology of place. We must never divorce our theology of mission from from our theology of place, lest we come...
The things in Anderson’s films that recall Cornell’s boxes—the strict, steady,...– “The Film World of Wes Anderson” by Michael Chabon, 7 March 2013. NY Review of Books. [I am a visitor from the future] (via franzhabsburg) “…indeed I would argue that artifice, openly expressed, is the only true “authenticity” an artist can lay claim to.”
Substitute ‘damn’ every time you’re inclined to write ‘very;’ your editor will...– Mark “When you catch an adjective, kill it” Twain (via austinkleon)
If the study of the conscious mind highlights the importance of reason and...– The Social Animal - David Brooks
I kept writing through the summer, and in August the baby was born and I’d...– John Darnielle (via jez-burrows) “songs about how to wrest cries of triumph from the screaming places”