The message played over loudspeakers gave the Christians of Iraq’s second-largest city until midday Saturday to make a choice: convert to Islam, pay a tax or face death.
Pray for our persecuted brothers and sisters
I’m thinking about starting a music tumblr, just to post videos or bandcamp links of songs and artist that have been incredibly important or influential in my life. Hmm…
"God has given music the peculiar ability to ambush us with the truth."
- Andrew Peterson
There was a boy named Eustace Clarence Scrubb, and he almost deserved it.
More Gaiman. This article confirms what I’ve long suspected, that Gaiman is more or less a Catholic desperate to not be Catholic. Maybe he’ll come around one day.
"Tolkien’s words and sentences seemed like natural things, like rock formations or waterfalls, and wanting to write like Tolkien would have been, for me, like wanting to blossom like a cherry tree or climb a tree like a squirrel or rain like a thunderstorm. Chesterton was the complete opposite. I was always aware, reading Chesterton, that there was someone writing this who rejoiced in words, who deployed them on the page as an artist deploys his paints upon his palette. Behind every Chesterton sentence there was someone painting with words, and it seemed to me that at the end of any particularly good sentence or any perfectly-put paradox, you could hear the author, somewhere behind the scenes, giggling with delight."
*doesn’t believe any of the spoilers coming out about series 8*
It’s all like “ohmehgerd valeyardmasterrani and THE DOCTOR SAYS THE F BOMB” and I’m like:
I know it’s a day late, but happy Fourth of July everybody!
(note: I do love our country, but my do we have a checked past. The rhetoric of the revolution - which is, well, revolutionary for a nation - is still being worked out practically to this day. I’m tired of blind nationalism, and politics stigmatizing Christianity. More important than a country and a flag is the King and the Kingdom. May nothing distract us from seeking to fulfill our calling as ministers of reconciliation as His redeemed image bearers.)