The nature of the capitalist mind is that things (and often people!) are there...– Richard Rohr, Adapted from Radical Grace: Daily Meditations, p. 114, day 123
I’m very broad minded usually, she said, but it gets very narrow &...– Storypeople.com
The greatest crimes in the world are not committed by people breaking the rules,...– Banksy (via oceanofmind)
People demand freedom of speech as a compensation for the freedom of thought...– Soren Kierkegaard (via anarchyofthemind)
The world does not consist of 100 per cent Christians and 100 per cent...– C.S. Lewis, Mere Christianity (quoted by C.S. Lewis is on Fire)
I think we ought to read only the kind of books that wound or stab us. If the...– Franz Kafka (via deeannmarie)
Only in America can you be pro-death penalty, pro-war, pro-unmanned drone bombs,...– John Fugelsang (via girlagainstreligion)
You want to make sure people hear your record. As well as deciding it...– Guy Garvey, lead singer of Elbow
I’m not an activist, an alarmist, a Democrat, environmentalist or anything...– KELLY GANT, whose says her children have had severe asthma attacks and headaches since a gas well was set up near her house in Bartonville, Tex.
See, what we believe about heaven and hell is incredibly important because it...– Rob Bell, Love Wins (video)
I would maintain that thanks are the highest form of thought; and that gratitude...– G.K. Chesterton (via heroicallyfound)
It’s all a question of story. We are in trouble just now because we do not...– Thomas Berry, philosopher
A Little Meditation Goes a Long Way →
The study, published last month in the journal Psychiatry Research: Neuroimaging, suggests that meditating for just 30 minutes a day for eight weeks can increase the density of gray matter in brain regions associated with memory, stress, and empathy.
Arizona Legislator Beats His Girlfriend, Can't Be... →
Scott Bundgaard, R-Peoria, the majority leader of the Arizona state Senate, was briefly taken into custody with marks on his body Saturday, indicating he had been involved in a fight, an act of domestic violence, Phoenix police officers said. When officers arrived, they said that Bundgaard and his passenger, Aubry Ballard, were both showing marks of a physical altercation, “which constituted an...
Everything that needs to be said has already been said. But since no one was...– Andre Gide (via @jdrive)
I think of it as an opportunity to find out how much money means to me, she...– Storypeople.com
It is when we begin to pay attention, and seek integrity to the task within the...– Richard Rohr, Falling Upward: A Spirituality for the Two Halves of Life
In my opinion, any future defense secretary who advises the president to again...– ROBERT M. GATES, the secretary of defense.
I just might be the biggest fan of Elbow who had never heard of them 2 months ago… (This video came via The Banksyboy Brief)
They return the love around here, don’t they?– Guy Garvey
When you think of democracy as whatever the majority wants — unlimited by...– The Slacktivist
The Middle East earthquake of the past five weeks has been the most tumultuous,...– Robert Fisk
Marauding Gay Hordes Drag Thousands Of Helpless...
FEBRUARY 25, 2011 | ISSUE 47•08 WASHINGTON—Reports continue to pour in from around the nation today of helpless Americans being forcibly taken from their marital unions after President Obama dropped the Defense of Marriage Act earlier this week, leaving the institution completely vulnerable to roving bands of homosexuals. “It was just awful—they smashed through our living room window, one...
Any peace achieved by violence is a peace forever threatened by violence, thus...– Greg Boyd (via bulletinmypocket)
Sometimes when I’m bored I kind of like to fill in sound effects that I think...– Nadia Bolz-Weber
It does kingdom theology great injustice when we use it to justify the...– Harvey Kwiyani (via azspot)
Gnostics delight in secrecy. They are prototypical insiders. They think that...– Eugene Peterson, Answering God: The Psalms as Tools For Prayer (via Fresno Dave)
Jesus went across to Mount Olives, but he was soon back in the Temple again. Swarms of people came to him. He sat down and taught them. The religion scholars and Pharisees led in a woman who had been caught in an act of adultery. They stood her in plain sight of everyone and said, “Teacher, this woman was caught red-handed in the act of adultery. Moses, in the Law, gives orders to stone such...
…the restoration of the church will surely come only from a new type of...– Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Extract of a letter written by Dietrich Bonhoeffer to his brother Karl-Friedrick on the 14th of January, 1935. (Source: John Skinner, Northumbria Community). via Ryan Taylor
Is This What You Believe?
We believe The Word is not bound by ink and paper but is set free in us to dream new dreams and unfold new adventures. Is this what you believe? Yes this is what we believe We believe the life God gives is not celebrated in rules but is celebrated in our diversity. Is this what you believe? Yes this is what we believe We believe that as the sun sets in one land it rises in another handing over...
When a scientist tells you that ‘the science is settled’ in regard to any...– From Breathless: A Novel of Suspense, by Dean Koontz
The environment is now a front-and-centre concern in most North American...– Douglas Todd, Is God Green? (Vancouver Sun)
Beyond the air there is only emptiness, coldness, darkness. The “boundless” blue...– Vladimir Shatalov, Soviet cosmonaut (Quoted by David Suzuki)
Each year, an estimated 24 billion tons of topsoil is lost throughout the world,...– David Suzuki
Economists tabulate the gross domestic product, but whose spreadsheet measures...– Brian D. McLaren, Naked Spirituality: A Life with God in Twelve Simple Words
God is up to something in the world that is bigger than the church even though...– Alan Roxburgh and Scott Boren, Introducing the Missional Church
The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for...– Albert Einstein
What do you do when your friend is blind drunk, slurring, staggering and...– Friends Don’t Let Friends Violate International Law
The late scholar Cleanth Brooks of Yale thought there were three great enemies...– Bill Moyer
The biosphere is the layer of air, water, and land where all species live. It is...– David Suzuki
Today, the plague of consumer fantasies has spread globally and, once again, we...– Learning from Jung’s Madness (via azspot)
The Middle East is experiencing turmoil I have not seen in my lifetime. Populist...– Gary M. Burge, Ph.D.
What has to be done is what’s happening in Madison, or Tahrir Square. If...– Noam Chomsky
As Joe Keohane reported last year in The Boston Globe, political scientists have...– Bill Moyers
From behind the imposing marble walls of Washington’s majestic Supreme...– Jim Hightower
We’ve flattered ourselves for years about how wonderful it is that...– James Howard Kunstler