Sir Ken Robinson is the MAN. Everyone should go watch his TED talk on education and creativity. Right now. In fact, I’ll make it easy. Here:
Click on it. Watch it.
The Psalms are like David’s blog…
except everything is spelled and capitalized properly and there are no gifs
WHAT IF THE PSALMS HAD GIFS
"Why are you downcast, my soul, why do you groan within me?" Ps 42:12
"Bless the Lord, my soul; all my being, bless his holy name!" Ps 103:1
"Let them praise his name in festive dance…" Ps 149:3
"I am very near to falling; my pain is with me always," Ps 38:18
Art is hard and you never cease to learn something new everyday. There is no artist that hasnt encountered a wall, dont turn around, climb it. Believe you can.
So I’m desperately trying not to take an hour and right an essay on aesthetic philosophy and Christianity. And how the thoughts in this comic are perfectly in line with a trinitarian worldview (except, in this case, we are not the artist), and the massive implications it all has for the problem of evil, meaning of sovereignty, purpose of man, and objective morality and beauty.
But I can’t because I’m at work.
But there is SO MUCH INTERESTING STUFF THERE!
I feel a sadness I expected and which comes only from myself. I say I’ve always been sad. That I can see the same sadness in photos of myself when I was small. That today, recognizing it as the sadness I’ve always had, I could almost call it by my own name, it’s so like me.
I am weak, but Christ is strong; and today, just as everyday, I need Him to carry me.
Irrelevant to most of my followers on tumblr, but…
If anyone who knows me personally ever wants an explanation of why I am the way I am, i just direct them to the fact that Five Iron Frenzy was the most important band of my adolescence.
(It’s the reason strangers, as well as my closest friends, say I act like a 5 year old, but I also have a massive love for rational thought and debate, literature, and philosophy. What other band combines the two? Rather, they taught me that it’s ok to be both. Also, they were one of the first groups to teach me the importance of complete transparency in my relationship with God. So there’s that.)
I mean they use lines from Shakespeare and the book of Isaiah as lyrics in the same song. Gah.