“I despise the kind of book which tells you how to live, how to make yourself happy! Philosophers have no good news for you at this level! I believe the first duty of philosophy is making you understand what deep shit you are in!” -Slavoj Žižek
Theology, too, maybe?
Today’s church suffers from a reconciliation deficit disorder. The cause of this disorder is an impoverished imagination. As Christians, we have a hard time imagining that God desires all creatures—human and nonhuman, living and nonliving—to be reconciled with each other and with God. For a variety of reasons, we have come to think that God cares primarily, perhaps only, about us.
Norman Wirzba, “Making Peace with the Land: God’s Call to Reconcile with Creation” (via stephanieberbec)
Chillin’ out at the Multifaith Chaplain’ booth at the IKB library until 1.30 today. In other contexts luring people with candy would be considerably less acceptable.
The great obstacle is simply this: the conviction that we cannot change because we are dependent upon what is wrong. But that is the addict’s excuse, and we know that it will not do.
Wendell Berry in his essay “Word and Flesh”, from What are People For?, Counterpoint Press, 2010. pg 201. (via elnellis)
The Bible is the compost pile that provides material for new life. I do not use this figure as an irreverent metaphor to suggest that the Bible is “garbage.” Rather, I use it to suggest that the Bible itself is not the actual place of new growth. Our present life, when we undertake new growth, is often inadequate, arid, or even barren. It needs to be enriched, and for that enrichment, we go back to the deposits of old growth that have been discarded, but that continue to ferment and may contain resources for a way to new life.
"Squatter’s rights!" #evolveuc #squattin
Familiar names on the wall of heroea at Naramata
Prof. Stanley Hauerwas, from Duke Divinity School was succinct about his opinion of Furtick’s house. He told The Huffington Post, “It’s just vulgar. It’s an offense to the Gospel.”
I’ll say it: I’ve got a suspicion that when they asked Hauerwas for a quote about Furtick, he probably cursed a bit more than what they have here. I’m thinking he might have said something along the lines of, “that’s a load of shit,” or “that guy’s a piece of shit,” or “what an asshole.”
If you weren’t aware, Stanley Hauerwas likes to curse during lectures and interviews, and it’s something I love about him.
Hauerwas at it again