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Let It Be Silent

Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace. And be thankful. Let the message of Christ dwell among you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom through psalms, hymns, and songs from the Spirit, singing to God with gratitude in your hearts. And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord...

Of Gods and Elephant Tusks

But though I see his point I disagree; For man, to me, is fabric of the gods, One stuff with them, potentially themselves; Less in degree, less purified, less free, But of their being, one at heart with them; Descended from them, seeking them up again To shed this close-constricting shell, and rise To the intensity and freedom of their power.[1. Pheidias, John Galen Howard, p. 150] Awhile ago I...

Kindle

Over the weekend I got the Kindle. Being someone who likes to read a lot, I have been watching the Kindle go through its various iterations, wondering if I should get one. Up until the Kindle 3 I have been rather hesitant because of some lacking features, but the newest version finally addressed them.

MAC Track Shirt

This is the design for the MAC Track shirt for this year. MAC Track is rezlife’s ‘Ministry as a Career’ program where students are introduced to the various ministry options that they may feel called/choose to pursue on a professional basis. From pastoral roles to music ministry to technical arts, MAC Track attempts to expose students to the myriad aspects of ministry to help...

The Most Interesting Man on Earth

Another installment for the Faith Like a Child series. This one is essentially a highlight reel of Moses’ life. Megan and I were talking about it the other day, and she remarked that Moses probably had the most interesting and adventurous life of anybody who has ever lived. Let’s consider a few highlights: + slated to be murdered as a baby, but saved when his mom put him in a basket...

Narnian Servants are Better

A letter from Pliny the Younger to Pompeia Celerina: What treasures you have in your villas at Ocriculum, at Narnia, at Carsola and Perusia! Even a bathing place at Narnia! My letters — for now there is no need for you to write — will have shown you how pleased I am, or rather the short letter will which I wrote long ago. The fact is, that some of my own property is scarcely so...

Individual Substance of a Rational Nature

A month and a half ago I was inspired by my brother’s foray into the burgeoning world of auto-tune theology (which, no doubt, is suffering from an over-population problem) and decided I would make my own attempt. However, as the market for auto-tune theology is surely quite crowded, I went a slightly different, albeit related, route. Listen to the auto-tune track here. The text for this...

Paper Nativity

Since I went to all the trouble of creating all the characters for my Let’s Go to Bethlehem! video and graphics, I thought it might be fun to make an actual paper Nativity. Actually, it was Megan’s idea, but who’s counting? 🙂 If it suits your fancy, (and, let’s be honest, your fancy is begging to be suited…) you can download all the templates to color on, cut out and...

Mystery

This installment of my church fathers’ paraphrases comes from St. Hilary of Poitiers. Hilary was born to pagan parents sometime around AD 310, but early in his life his study of the scriptures led to his conversion. He was well beloved and respected and in 353 was elected to the bishopric of Poitiers. Hilary’s life spanned the Arian controversy, and he inserted himself significantly...

Let’s Go to Bethlehem! (bring your crayons…)

This video was created for KidsCOR’s upcoming advent curriculum series Let’s Go to Bethlehem! I just finished it up earlier this afternoon. When I was initially brainstorming for the graphics and video, I was given the task of utilizing a map of the Holy Land as well as focusing on the manger scene with Jesus, Mary and Joseph. At first I was going to do something fairly...

The Greatest Torment

We should desire nothing other than the joy of the truth that is Christ, avoid nothing other than his absence. The greatest torment of a rational creature consists in the deprivation or absence of Christ. Indeed, this must be considered the one cause of total and eternal sorrow. Take Christ from me, and I am left with no good thing, nor will anything terrify me so much as his absence. The...

Beauty is Everywhere

Yesterday was absolutely gorgeous outside, (in the 60’s near the end of November in Kansas!) so Megan and I headed out to the Overland Park Arboretum to enjoy what will probably be one of the last nice weekends (weather-wise) for the rest of the year. We took out the Canon T2i to snap some shots, and came up with some pretty nice pictures, if I do say so myself… 🙂

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