Junior Ganymede
We endeavor to give satisfaction

Angina Monologue 14

April 12th, 2015 by Vader

I’ve discovered this week just how much His Majesty can be a pain in the

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April 12th, 2015 22:00:24

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

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

“Santa Claus is preferable to God in every respect except one”

February 25th, 2015 by Vader

There is no such thing as Santa Claus.

– P.J. O’Rourke

All thirty minutes are worth listening to.

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February 25th, 2015 11:36:14

The Last Christmas

January 06th, 2015 by G.

Christmas-Lights-8

Someone someday will celebrate the last Christmas. (more…)

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January 06th, 2015 19:06:03

73 years ago today

December 07th, 2014 by Vader

Surprise!

His Majesty: “I love surprises. The ones I spring, anyway.”

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December 07th, 2014 13:43:22

Progress and Perfection Reconciled

September 26th, 2014 by G.

Idaho_River

 

Peace like a river. (more…)

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September 26th, 2014 12:05:41

Chains of Memory

June 05th, 2014 by G.

Remebering the Past

What is the strange power of chains of memory to move us? (more…)

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June 05th, 2014 09:55:56

We See the Past with a God’s Eye View

April 03rd, 2014 by G.

The past with the clarity and beauty of a Bruegel's landscape

The past with the clarity and beauty of a Bruegel landscape

Why is living in the past so popular a pastime?
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April 03rd, 2014 01:30:23

“Wild Bill ” Guarnere

March 10th, 2014 by Vader

Is dead.

And when he gets to Heaven,
To St. Peter he will tell:
One more Airborne reporting, sir,
I’ve served my time in Hell.

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March 10th, 2014 10:14:08

A worthy cause

February 18th, 2014 by Vader

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February 18th, 2014 10:52:43

The sweetness of Mormon life

November 24th, 2013 by Vader

It’s Adam’s theme, and he does it well. But I hope you all will indulge me in a little sweetness of my own.       (more…)

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November 24th, 2013 21:39:51

The Twilight of the Year

October 29th, 2013 by G.

Fall in the orchardRich in years and honor, they say of someone who lived abundantly and died in his glory. That is Fall to me. (more…)

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October 29th, 2013 09:30:35

History

July 25th, 2013 by Vader

It is sometimes said that the British and American people are still today, in the twenty-first century, indecently obsessed with the Second World War. The reason is not far to seek. We know that here was something which our parents and grandparents did well, in a noble cause …

— Thus Max Hastings

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July 25th, 2013 08:10:22

The Marriage of Eternity and Forever

July 12th, 2013 by G.

I’m going to swim out into deep waters in this post. Stand by with lifesavers. (more…)

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July 12th, 2013 17:54:56