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Angina Monologue 12

March 15th, 2015 by Vader

His Majesty was almost creepily cheerful this morning.

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March 15th, 2015 11:22:22

Repenting through Christ

March 10th, 2015 by G.

Bruce Charlton is thinking deeply about the Atonement. He is working out alternatives to the customary belief that Christ took on the punitive consequences of sin for us and to the customary liberal notion that the atonement was fundamentally an act of symbolic engineering to excise our retrograde belief in sin and guilt. Charlton thinks he’s found one. (more…)

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March 10th, 2015 10:56:59

Angina Monologue 11

March 06th, 2015 by Vader

His Majesty was wearing a sour face when he came out to breakfast this morning.

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March 06th, 2015 13:04:36

There’s a reason we call them Man’s Best Friend

March 04th, 2015 by Vader

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March 04th, 2015 13:12:21

The First Great Commandment

March 03rd, 2015 by G.

Love is not best considered as a feeling, it is not necessarily something at the forefront of consciousness. For many people, their deepest love is something which structures their life, rather than being at the front of our conscious deliberations for most of the time. Some (I am one of them) are very expressive of love – but this is not a necessity; and some very loving cultures and families and marriages do not go in for statements, hugs or tears.

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My understanding of the absolute necessity of loving God above all else is metaphysical rather than psychological – that without this, all other loves (including the love of Jesus) lose their meaning and function.

The supremacy of our love for God is that it makes all other loves possible – it makes other loves a matter of eternal significance.

 

-thus Bruce Charlton.

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March 03rd, 2015 08:13:41

Everyone is Indispensable

February 20th, 2015 by G.

There will be no one like us when we are gone, but then there is no one like anyone else, ever. When people die, they cannot be replaced. They leave holes that cannot be filled, for it is the fate — the genetic and neural fate — of every human being to be a unique individual, to find his own path, to live his own life, to die his own death.

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February 20th, 2015 13:21:57

“But the Lay of Leithian, Release from Bondage, does not end”

February 18th, 2015 by Vader

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February 18th, 2015 11:30:38

Time is Sin

December 29th, 2014 by G.

I was driving back from a friend’s house a couple of evenings ago.  I’m feeding and watering his ducks (3 Campbell crosses, one miscellaneous), chickens (5 Plymouth rocks), and one goat (hyper-active).  The sun had just set seconds before I got into the car.  On my left, the snow-covered Manzanos took the exact color of the twilight on my right.

The moment was breathtaking.  A voice, or something like it, said in my mind, ‘Time is sin.  Time is error.”  The sense, I think, was that all pure moments bleed into each other, are, in a sense, the same moment.  It was a good thought for Christmastime.

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December 29th, 2014 10:31:24

The Session of Christ

November 28th, 2014 by Vader

I’m not sure why I’m growing to like this painting so much.

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Sometimes art just hits you the right way.

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November 28th, 2014 18:58:22

Sicut erat in principio, et nunc, et semper

October 06th, 2014 by Vader

As it was in the beginning, is now, and forever.   (more…)

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October 06th, 2014 12:10:59

Progress and Perfection Reconciled

September 26th, 2014 by G.

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Peace like a river. (more…)

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September 26th, 2014 12:05:41

Rising to the challenge

July 27th, 2014 by Vader

[Regular readers know I try to derive sophomoric humor from taking on the character of a lumbering seven-foot-tall asthmatic-villain-American who dresses in black plastic armor and has medical issues. (more…)

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July 27th, 2014 18:45:10

In and Of the Holy Ghost

July 08th, 2014 by G.

Blessed are the gentiles, because of their belief in me, in and of the Holy Ghost.

3 Nephi 16:6

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July 08th, 2014 05:24:48

Geteilte Freude ist doppelte Freude

June 21st, 2014 by Vader

Geteilter Schmerz halber Schmerz.

Which is why we are under solemn covenant to mourn with those that mourn. Reading Dan’s blog this week has been awfully hard on the photoreceptors, which don’t respond well to saltwater immersion.

And please consider making a modest donation to nowilaymedowntosleep.org, which Dan has indicated provided its free services to his family. I visited the web site and it seems like a very worthy charity.

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June 21st, 2014 09:57:49

Tear jerker du jour

June 18th, 2014 by Vader

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June 18th, 2014 11:07:48