Thursday, March 30th, 2006 :: 6:39 PM

"I'm going to let you in on a little secret…" (>>) [MOV]

Thursday, March 30th, 2006 :: 3:31 PM

"I start by embracing the idea of individual responsibility, combining that idea with a personal hatred of victim mentality, then projecting my circumstances and history on others so that there are no legitimate victims at all…" (>>)

Thursday, March 30th, 2006 :: 3:13 PM

elbo.ws

Wednesday, March 29th, 2006 :: 8:46 PM

"Back in the olden times I bet the most rewarding chore of the day was throwing the slop water out into the street and hitting passers by. Them, standing there drenched, looking up, smiling, waving their finger at you. You, in the upstairs window, shrugging your shoulders, grinning, with a 'guilty as charged' look creeping across your face. It was their way of saying, 'Hey, I kid around a lot, but it's just because I care.' " (>>)

Tuesday, March 28th, 2006 :: 1:53 PM

"torture porn" (>>)

Thursday, March 23rd, 2006 :: 9:31 PM

"…so I turned to the Word and God led me to this particular verse which says 'blah blah blah' and it occurred to me that I don't blah-blah enough and I think it's the same for a lot of us. So I just want to encourage you to blah-blah more and see what God does in your life…" (>>)

Tuesday, March 21st, 2006 :: 6:47 PM
"i'm so tired
i'm so tired
and i wish i was the moon tonight"
(>>)
Tuesday, March 21st, 2006 :: 6:26 PM

"It was as if, though he was still the same person, some great inner strength had been mysteriously removed, and now he was a little boy who wanted to run home, but home was gone." (>>)

Monday, March 20th, 2006 :: 9:52 PM

"I think that the Church is the only thing that is going to make the terrible world we are coming to endurable; the only thing that makes the Church endurable is that it is somehow the body of Christ and that on this we are fed. It seems to be a fact that you have to suffer as much from the Church as for it but if you believe in the divinity of Christ, you have to cherish the world at the same time that you struggle to endure it." (>>)

Tuesday, March 14th, 2006 :: 8:55 PM

"I either have to vote my conscience on issues like the war in Iraq and moral economic concerns while being deeply troubled by issues like the rights of the unborn OR I vote my conscience on abortion and certain aspects of gay rights while being deeply troubled by issues like pre-emptive war and what I see as a decidedly unbiblical favoritism toward the rich and powerful." (>>)

Sunday, March 12th, 2006 :: 12:18 AM

"It is not for us to say who, in the deepest sense, is or is not close to the spirit of Christ. We do not see into men's hearts. We cannot judge, and are inded forbidden to judge. It would be wicked arrogance for us to say that any man is, or is not, a Christian…" (>>)

Tuesday, March 7th, 2006 :: 10:47 PM
Donald Miller cares more about truth than 99% of conservative evangelicals

"You feel like you're saying a lot, you feel like you're taking a stand, but what you're doing is you're taking your small group of friends and you're impressing them. And to everybody else you're a monkey clanging cymbols. But you really don't care about everybody else, what you care about is impressing your small group of friends." (>>) [MP3]

Monday, March 6th, 2006 :: 10:07 PM

"As for my own struggle with these ideas, I've given into the Bible, which has been a long journey. Ultimately, I have come to allow the Bible to guide my understanding of God. Scripture seems to say things I don't like and things I like, which is not unlike truth. If I read a diet book that said 'eat anything you like and you wont get fat' I wouldn't trust it." (>>)

Thursday, March 2nd, 2006 :: 7:58 PM

"Similarly, a 'literal' interpretation of the Genesis accounts is inappropriate, misleading and unworkable. It presupposes and insists upon a kind of literature and intention that is not there. In so doing it misses the symbolic richness and spiritual power of what is there. And it subjects the biblical materials, and the theology of creation, to a completely pointless and futile controversy. The first questions in interpreting any part of Scripture are always, what kind of literature is one dealing with, and what issues are being addressed? One cannot merely assume from the superficial look of the material, as it appears to modern eyes, that the material is of the same order as what we might call history or science. One must first provide strong evidence from within the passage itself, and from a careful study of the theological and cultural context of the passage, as to the specific literary form and religious concern involved. When one does this, the literalist assumptions turn out to be far afield, and to have been brought to the passage as a precondition for its acceptance." (>>)

Wednesday, March 1st, 2006 :: 9:25 PM

"In marriage, two people seek their own joy in the joy of another. They practice covenant-love, Gospel-love for the sake of a new kind of joy which is not 'romantic,' but is an expression of the Trinity." (>>)

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