Jul 22, 2010

Colored perceptions.

Farbenkreis zur Symbolisierung des Menschlichen Geistes und Eelenlebens
: 1809, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Jul 11, 2010

Whores and sinners and saints.

Threepenny Opera, University of Nevada, Reno

"Doesn’t surprise me that Christ our Lord preferred to live with whores & sinners, seeing I go in for that myself."

--Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Venetian Epigrams, as translated by Jerome Rothenberg

Jul 5, 2010

Happy Dependence Day!

Lutherans singing praise songs at a contemporary worship service.

"We might well pray for God to invade and conquer us, for until He does, we remain in peril from a thousand foes. We bear within us the seeds of our own disintegration... The strength of our flesh is an ever present danger to our souls. Deliverance can come to us only by the defeat of our old life. Safety and peace come only after we have been forced to our knees... So He conquers us and by that benign conquest saves us for Himself."

--A. W. Tozer (1897-1963), The Divine Conquest

Hat tip.