Friday, February 24, 2012

Thinking about...

G.K. Chesterton
‎"THE Christian admits that the universe is manifold and even miscellaneous, just as a sane man knows that he is complex. Nay, the really sane man knows that he has a touch of the madman. But the Materialist's world is quite simple and solid, just as the madman is quite sure he is sane. The Materialist is sure that history has been simply and solely a chain of causation, just as the interesting person before mentioned is quite sure that he is simply and solely a chicken. Materialists and madmen never have doubts. ~GKC: 'Orthodoxy.'

Thursday, February 23, 2012


Lora Ketzenberger Horn
‎"Sex is, in Paul's image, a joining of your body to someone else's. In baptism, you have become Christ's body, and it is Christ's body that must give you permission to join his body to another body. In the Christian grammar, we have no right to sex. The place where the church confers that privilege on you is the wedding; weddings grant us license to have sex with one person. Chastity, in other words, is a fact of gospel life. In the New Testament, sex beyond the boundaries of marriage—the boundaries of communally granted sanction of sex—is simply off limits. To have sex outside those bounds is to commit an offense against the body. Abstinence before marriage, and fidelity within marriage; any other kind of sex is embodied apostasy." -- Lauren Winner

Sunday, February 19, 2012


Your silence is the sound of me hitting the trashcan,
ricocheting off dumpster walls...

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Lutheran quotations

God is in our midst! Also today. Because what happened once in history is not only something in the past. The connection that was then opened between earth and heaven has never since been broken. The same Lord, who came to dwell among us, also built His Church among us. He is still active there through His Spirit, in the external forms of the word and the sacraments. The new life still descends into this world of corruption. The eternal light is still being revealed. Christ is still doing the work for which He was made man.

Bo Giertz - Christ’s Church: Her Biblical Roots, Her Dramatic History, Her Saving Presence, Her Glorious Future

Saturday, February 4, 2012