Friday 30 June, 02006
Wednesday 28 June, 02006
A principle all Christian businesspeople ought to hold:
… work ought to be necessary; it ought to be good, it ought to be satisfying and dignifying to the people who do it, and genuinely useful and pleasing to the people for whom it is done.
Tuesday 27 June, 02006
Monday 26 June, 02006
Saturday 24 June, 02006
Behold the great goddess of the underworld
Friday 23 June, 02006
Thursday 22 June, 02006
Wednesday 21 June, 02006
A Mennonite poster Stanley Hauerwas mentions from time to time:
From a lecture at Yale [audio & video available], another Hauerwas quote:
… thinking that Christians are still in control, and so we need to have a third language where we can all get along because we’re still in control, and the Muslims and the Buddhists and the Atheists aren’t. Look! We lost! Christianity lost! Isn’t that terrific? We’re free. We don’t have to have theories about pluralism anymore. Hell – we just gotta get in there and mix it up. We’re free.
Tuesday 20 June, 02006
I’m preaching on Sunday evening at S.Michael’s Kelburn. About what, I don’t yet know. You’re welcome to come along.
Monday 19 June, 02006
Sunday 18 June, 02006
Next time you need a new carry bag you might buy one from Freeset Bags.
I’m sorry, I’ve accidentally deleted all the comments you’ve posted in the last six months. The ISP would like $100+GST to restore from backup.
Said Stanley Hauerwas in a recent lecture ‘The End of Religious Pluralism: A Tribute to David Burrell, CSC [audio & video available]:
… the creation of religious studies departments can be understood as the ongoing development of universities to provide legitimating knowledges for state power. Indeed, I think that’s primarily what universities do today: make sure that the way things are is the way things have to be.
… pluralism is the ideology of people in power to comfort themselves with the presumption that they’re in control of the world in which they find themselves.
Friday 16 June, 02006
McDonald’s big mac combo could be seen as the sacrament of a popular religion. Perhaps Christians should only be happy to eat McDonald’s insofar as they are happy to share other religions’ sacred meals.
Jürgen Moltmann’s journey to faith [WMA audio] (more) – He fought in the Germany army in, among other places, the Netherlands. He was captured by the British and spent time in prison camps in the UK. In one camp someone had put up pictures of what was happening at for instance Auschwitz. Seeing them, he was brought to despair at the thought that that was what he had been fighting for.
Dead-set spaccy in the fair dinkum department… Josh, Tish, Tom, Sean, Pip, Bronya, Arlene, Natas, Rob, Tash, Mike, Tim, Tim’s wife, Shane, Ben, Russell, Laura, Ollie, Neish, Eileen, Ryan, Peter, Matt, Glen, Nick, Sylvia, Todd, Lisa, Dirk, Maryanne.