A form of love that doesn’t really love the individual where they are, but insists on a transformation to become more like the lover doesn’t really seem like love to me. Christians can appear to be saying “I love you, but I want you to become more like me.”
It’s just a ride, it’s just a ride.
Note to self: do not read the Stoic philosophers when you have a hangover.
Sometimes when taking a walk with headphones on having a moment with Bruce Springsteen is about as good a spiritual experience as any I can imagine.
A prisoner of their own mind
Can never be free
We begin our faith as children looking to their parent. God is flawless, always looking out for us and all things will work out well in the end – if we just have faith.
Devils and Dust is a hugely underrated album. I can only think its lack of commercial success upon its release must be due to the world not being ready for its themes of betrayal and loss.
From the Onion…
Full post here.
A thoughtful piece on how action movies have given in to Chaos Choreography.
“The Wolverine” is many things—another piece of Marvel’s big-screen superhero puzzle, a sturdy vehicle for Hugh Jackman’s soulful ferocity, a moderately gripping fish-out-of-water story of self-discovery and redemption. Yet just as important, it’s an action film helmed by a director who is, by any reasonable measure, not an action director. Although he’s staged solid, classically conceived action in “3:10 to Yuma” and “Copland,” he’s better known as an actor’s director, more at home with the intimacy of “Girl, Interrupted” and “Walk the Line.”
By employing directors with backgrounds in drama, the studios hope action-heavy films will be infused with greater depth. The catch, however, is that drama directors are usually inexperienced at, and thus incapable of, properly handling their material that is the film’s main selling point, or one of them.
“Different authors have different points of view. You can’t just say, ‘I believe in the Bible.”
― Bart D. Ehrman