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Amen to both. Tho, as you have observed Steve, not all Protestant denominations neglected Ascension or indeed the Communion of Saints. Isn’t cross-fertilisation a wonderful thing. Aslan is on the move.
Don't mess with a Mantis... (don't know if there's an analogy with humans that's appropriate or not on that one!): Amazing creation... check the link...[0]=68.ARCjpfB7B0DzLIwsnloLusfxnXPHbntUrhUlSwUfqgzaVS79uTP_Qx7ojUcmPYWvD-c0_hBWSaAE08cDX-UL2zOefECE9KlIKTfE9Sd748_RpqWMxH4tWcBl6n789c98pJBvyxYJ2h7ZXB1et5BP9tGrm49qswbDRviYsrU73hGQHdupbE5O7_IIjsaW_1tPJ9BPW3YwqEbJNhCeGCC_GtKDmEU3y7eH0xhxH6TbGDQNt3A2MMAv69EqGeLyt6TM1UTkI5hEaB5GgAMCFmWkETz0BZBA2VvLhCJvHpWBF43U-lgwPLxSts5Qocd-IfO8YUJFWAeRToG0r9iVH6ffi9DG5P9sgSMq0w&__tn__=H-R
Toggle Commented Oct 17, 2019 on I HAVE STOPPED KILLING SPIDERS... at SOUL SURMISE
Smashing it, Rev.
Hear hear. “The Beatles said ‘all you need is love’, and then they broke up.”
Toggle Commented Oct 4, 2019 on A CASE OF YOU - JONI MITCHELL at SOUL SURMISE
Superb. Tragic. Superb. Tragic. Superb. Tragic. Like history. Repeating itself. Regardless. If people didn't cry out, the rocks would...
Toggle Commented Aug 4, 2019 on AMERICA (UPON BLOOD AND TEARS) at SOUL SURMISE
Wonderful! The same Sam Wells perchance as was inspirationally quoted (Improvisation: The Drama of Christian ethics) last Sunday by Ross Lockhart?
Also, the only record in my collection of quite a few hundred that I literally wore out...
As a young lad raised in the Anglican tradition (chanting the Te Deum, Magnificat, Nunc Dimittis, Urbs Fortidinis, Jubilate an' all - in English), Gloria in te Domine was for me as revolutionary as Dylan going electric. I still haven't recovered from the electric jolt those songs gave me. I watched TV footage at the same time those rumours were circulating - perhaps the same TV footage as you: a live show with Bono in leather trousers throwing himself off the stage into the crowd. It reminded me of the Trust "Simulation game" we had played on my own youth fellowship weekend - closing your eyes and falling backward relying on others to catch you. Powerful stuff, still reverberating.
Wonderful. Just. Wonderful.
Worthy of an Anglican Collect, Stocki - not in the divisional denominational sense, but in the sense of worthy of a regular outing as part of liturgy. Wonderful
Great post. I always think "I get so many things I don't deserve" is a wonderful segue from "I waited patiently for the Lord."
Great post. Whilst often frustrated with our politicians lack of grace or leading on behalf of the whole community, a brief drive through the area which are their bedrock of electoral support provides a quick and unwelcome reminder that they are hamstrung by the electorate, particularly in areas which are almost universally orange or green. The familial and societal reinforcement of entrenched grievances and fears of "the other", often without the tempering of personal experience or friendship across the political divide, is a really hard nut to crack. The whole thing is a positive feedback loop which needs to be broken if we are to move forward. We need an outpouring of Grace in our ghetto communities, and we have to continue to think creatively how to bring that about. Those of us living in comfortable middle class suburbs are ill equipped to persuade those with different life experiences and backgrounds.
Very reminiscent of The Tune (wonder what it'd sound like if it had one!) - which is only a "very good" thing. :-)
“But please, please - won't you - can't you give me something that will cure Mother?' Up till then he had been looking at the Lion's great feet and the huge claws on them; now, in his despair, he looked up at its face. What he saw surprised him as much as anything in his whole life. For the tawny face was bent down near his own and (wonder of wonders) great shining tears stood in the Lion's eyes. They were such big, bright tears compared with Digory's own that for a moment he felt as if the Lion must really be sorrier about his Mother than he was himself. 'My son, my son,' said Aslan. 'I know. Grief is great.”
Thanks for this. Magician's Nephew is my fave. I find Lewis' Theodicy in it very helpful (Digory's mother dying). Also, and pertinent to my next point “What you see and what you hear depends a great deal on where you are standing. It also depends on what sort of person you are.” Interesting Yin and Yang in Hebrews 11. Might be worth digging into further in a future post. The righteous/just live by faith, which at times leads them to risk a great deal, and sometimes resulted in torture and death (as you have pointed out), but not sure if I'd call "confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see" recklessness, any more than I would with Jesus' obedience to death. I don't think we're supposed to be reckless with our lives any more than we are supposed to be with the planet. Surely the issue is that we're supposed to be obedient (by faith). The same faith at times leads others to safety. Examples in Hebrews 11 of the latter are Enoch (who escaped death), Noah (who built a big boat to protect his family), Moses (whose parents hid him in a basket for protection, and who subsequently gained protection for a time by being presented as Pharoah's son), Israel which was protected in Passover and subsequently led to safety through the sea from their oppressors, and Rahab who escaped the death that others around her suffered.
Fantastic. Great shots, nice soundtrack. Looks like it was just great. Thanks for posting.
Toggle Commented Apr 22, 2016 on Flipside Weekend 2016 at Livingloud - The Bowmanblog
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Yep. Great performances indeed. Interesting to hear how the timing/speed drifts at times (?dylan-imposed) yet at all times they stay together. I didn't have the bootleg and I imagine this is better quality, but the commercial recording falls short of the high fidelity claim on the cover. That doesn't get in the way of it being a worthy addition to the collection, and one I'll keep coming back to.
Toggle Commented Feb 20, 2016 on DYLAN & PETTY - LIVE IN RADIO '86 at SOUL SURMISE
Slicer loves physics, and the window it opens on the cosmos and the world we inhabit [Did I mention that before? ;-)]. In my excitement, I even momentarily reverted to that old 3rd person thing... I don't understand the maths, and have only a cursory understanding of the significance, but... Continue reading
Posted Feb 12, 2016 at Slicer's Slivers of Being
The Slicer is now following Lstitzinger
Feb 5, 2016
If I'm not mistaken, Minnie Marks hadn't yet cleared 20 years on the planet when she travelled from her native Oz to Ireland to be introduced and interviewed by this cringey Balcony presenter... But the meat in the sandwich is worth waiting for. Funny how the blues can cause a... Continue reading
Posted Feb 5, 2016 at Slicer's Slivers of Being
...If I could walk away from me?" I'm just back from a weekend spent with a community that I'm part of. It's really an extended family, where you don't yet know all your relatives really well. Our political views vary, our religious views vary, and our ages vary considerably, but... Continue reading
Posted Jan 25, 2016 at Slicer's Slivers of Being
desperation, dislocation, separation, condemnation, revelation, in temptation, Isolation, desolation - if only that was a live option....
Toggle Commented Jan 17, 2016 on TOMORROW IN FITZROY 17.1.16 at SOUL SURMISE
22 year old Ivy Ford has caught my notice, and many people are sitting up and paying attention in the Chicago blues scene. Why is she grabbing hold of a guitar to play blues? In her own words "The Blues and I just have a certain understanding, it’s the roots;... Continue reading
Posted Jan 16, 2016 at Slicer's Slivers of Being