Now that I have a family of my own, we do observe the changing of the calendar...– David Bentley Hart (via ayjay)
THE CIRCULATION I As fair ideas from the sky, Or images of things, Unto a...– Thomas Traherne, 1636–1674
It would be rash to suggest that exaltation of the spiritual life … has...– Janet Martin Soskice, The Kindness of God
I ran across this figure again on a design blog and decided to follow up with it. I’m glad I did, as it was enjoyable to learn about another natural triadic pattern, in this case fractal or recursive. It was first described in 1915 and is called a Sierpiński Triangle. I like this image (found here) for the coloring—appropriate to the Christmas season. One connection of interest is with...
Goblins?” “Sure. You look: they’re always little pasty-faced...– Janet Kagan - Standing in the Spirit A favorite Christmas ghost story.
In the round of our rational and mournful year one festival remains out of all...– G.K. Chesterton, ‘Christmas and the Aesthetes’ (1905) in Heretics
Writing about science poses a fundamental problem right at the outset: You have...– Laurence Krauss, The Lies of Science Writing As Pavi says, “If only we could all grasp that this is always true of mediated communication in general.”
To declare God’s goodness, that hath enabled us to speak, we are bound to speak:...– John Donne (via ayjay)
More disturbing than any of the issues of our time are the many people who...– Thomas Sowell
Mary Shelley had inherited from her mother the world’s frown.– Clara H. Whitmore, Women’s Work in English Fiction (1909), The Project Gutenberg Project
Every age has its own outlook. It is specially good at seeing certain truths and...– C. S. Lewis, “On the Reading of Old Books” (via ayjay)
A profusion of smaller sects with little sense of themselves as sources of...– Gerald J. Russello, Back to the Woods
Not surprisingly, patients who escaped depression with the help of...– The Depressed Age | Wired Science | Wired.com (via ayjay)
Professors and priests are meant to be the conservators of mankind, to which end...– Russell Kirk, Confessions of a Bohemian Tory
It is not the high summer alone that is God’s. The winter also is His. And...– George MacDonald, Adela Cathcart
[Vargas Llosa] had sometimes wondered whether writing was “a solipsistic luxury”...– from Vargas Llosa’s Nobel address extols political power of literature (via michaelfunderburk)
One can…begin by thinking of [myth] in terms of social imagination and its myths...– Amos Niven Wilder, Theopoetic: Theology and the Religious Imagination, p. 79 (via michaelfunderburk)
Our literature is full of autobiographical or reportorial or fictional accounts...– Lionel Trilling, in his review of Richard Wright’s Black Boy (via portraitoftheartistasayoungman) One thinks too of Facebook campaigns to change one’s profile picture to make a statement for or against something. My wife calls this “slactivism.”
The abstractions of science are too readily assimilable to the abstractions of...– Wendell Berry, from Life Is a Miracle (via ayjay) I love this book. Political sentimentality is a masquerade, though.
Her fear vanished; once more she was certain her grandmother’s thread...– George MacDonald, The Princess and the Goblin, ch 21
Between ourselves, there is no such thing, abstractly, as a ‘good’ book. A book...– Christopher Morley, The Haunted Bookshop (1919) via The Project Gutenberg Project
If indeed God spoke to create the world, then the world from its beginning, and...– Vern Sheridan Poythress, In the Beginning Was the Word: Language—A God-Centered Approach