"…what an ethnomusicologist does is, you go and live in another culture that doesn't have a way of notating their own music. You learn their language and their music and write it down. Eventually you learn how to translate the Gospel into their music system, instead of just dragging the North American and European systems around." (>>)
"The foolishness of that comment is so deep I can only ascribe it to higher education. You have to have gone to college to say something that stupid." (>>)
"…in this cold moonlight."
"The hard held beliefs of only a few years previous had been eroded by time and change of circumstance." (>>)
"For those of you who aren't familiar with Compassion, click on the link over there to the right, and you too can purchase a small child online." (>>)
Mr. Court: "What are you plans for the future?"
Lloyd: "Spend as much time as possible with Diane before she leaves."
Mr. Court: "Seriously, Lloyd."
Lloyd: "I'm totally and completely serious."
Mr. Court: "No, really…"
Lloyd: "You mean like career? Um, I dunno. I've thought about this quite a bit, sir, and I'd have to say, considering what's waiting out there for me, I don't want to sell anything, buy anything or process anything as a career. I don't want to buy anything sold or processed or sell anything bought or processed. Or process anything sold, bought or processed, or repair anything sold, bought or processed, you know? As a career, I don't wanna do that." (>>)
Now I just need to figure out what I do want to do with my life…
"…I’ve been seriously considering leaving the house – seeing how the hassles of being on the street is sometimes preferable to the hassles of the halfway house. There are hassles in both cases, but on the streets, they are your own hassles, and you can deal with them in your own way – you have more ownership of your life on the streets, than in a halfway house, where you are expected to hand over control of you life to other people, and where other people, so many of whom you don’t know and thus don’t trust, get themselves involved in your life – invited or not." (>>)
"…we are called to be fuel for the Kingdom of God. Much like fuel is pulled from the gas tank and burned in order to power the engine, we are called to be available, respond to any call, allow ourselves to be used, and if necessary, completely spent in order to advance the Kingdom of God." (>>)
"…waste me on You…" (>>)
"Hell is being told in a Sunday sermon that Jesus died in 1st century Judea, that Jesus isn't alive, that Jesus isn't coming back, and that he would want that you should 'follow your bliss' to find the will of God in your life – all of this when you know now that your 'bliss' makes you more depressed every time you indulge in it." (>>)
"Of course sometimes God's provision catches you off-guard, but sometimes God's lavish blessing can kick you right in the gut and when you are doubled over, it can upper cut you in the face." (>>)
"Absolutely objective systematic theology is not possible. A 'Cartesian' attempt to establish biblical foundations will always be colored by background assumptions and underdetermined by the available evidence." (>>)
With friends like these…
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