Probably Mr. Cardenas’ last books of the year. Cormac McCarthy will be added too (probably The Road). What’s on your end of the year reading list?

Probably Mr. Cardenas’ last books of the year. Cormac McCarthy will be added too (probably The Road). What’s on your end of the year reading list?

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Go home, summer, you’re drunk.

Go home, summer, you’re drunk.

Word, Bread, Wine, Water. Confession. Absolution. #meansofgrace #church | HT: @tearsinmybeard

Word, Bread, Wine, Water. Confession. Absolution. #meansofgrace #church | HT: @tearsinmybeard

Tough one to tackle. And yet Carson is ever thoughtful and biblically helpful, even in short treatments like this one.

Tough one to tackle. And yet Carson is ever thoughtful and biblically helpful, even in short treatments like this one.

tastefullyoffensive:

The Adventures of George Washington by LadyHistory [more]

(via beautyfrombabel)

From the back cover: “The Preacher in Ecclesiastes reminds us that life under the sun does not play out according to neat and tidy rules. He asks us to see the world around us in all its messiness and explores what that messiness reveals about us, our world, and God. The Preacher is plainspoken, because people live in the midst of this mess and we have to talk about it. Zack Eswine gives us a meditation that engages people where they are and invites them to draw near to the God who enters their world to redeem it and them.” Word. #ecclesiastes #commentaries

From the back cover: “The Preacher in Ecclesiastes reminds us that life under the sun does not play out according to neat and tidy rules. He asks us to see the world around us in all its messiness and explores what that messiness reveals about us, our world, and God. The Preacher is plainspoken, because people live in the midst of this mess and we have to talk about it. Zack Eswine gives us a meditation that engages people where they are and invites them to draw near to the God who enters their world to redeem it and them.” Word. #ecclesiastes #commentaries

Worship, Law, confession, Gospel, absolution, Baptism, Eucharist. Then conversations about Dracula, Libertarianism, singleness & marriage. And then fried chicken, meeting new people from Pasadena URC and High Desert URC, pumpkin pie, laughter. Life is short, but I’m grateful for these gifts. (at Ontario United Reformed Church)

Worship, Law, confession, Gospel, absolution, Baptism, Eucharist. Then conversations about Dracula, Libertarianism, singleness & marriage. And then fried chicken, meeting new people from Pasadena URC and High Desert URC, pumpkin pie, laughter. Life is short, but I’m grateful for these gifts. (at Ontario United Reformed Church)

fastcompany:

As Stephen Colbert or any great satirist will tell you, a key to satire is to always stay in character. In The Onion’s case, that “character” is an absurd, alternative world invented to comment on the real one. Every aspect of the fake world has to ring true for the trick to work. That includes the visuals. When nothing you publish is real, every single image has to be made from scratch. “We want to make sure that we’re making our Onion-world fully realized and very real,” says Ben Berkley, managing editor of The Onion. It’s all in service of the joke.
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fastcompany:

As Stephen Colbert or any great satirist will tell you, a key to satire is to always stay in character. In The Onion’s case, that “character” is an absurd, alternative world invented to comment on the real one. Every aspect of the fake world has to ring true for the trick to work. That includes the visuals. When nothing you publish is real, every single image has to be made from scratch. “We want to make sure that we’re making our Onion-world fully realized and very real,” says Ben Berkley, managing editor of The Onion. It’s all in service of the joke.

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But what should you do if you are not aware of this need and have no hunger and thirst for the Sacrament?

To such a person no better advice can be given than this:

first, he should touch his body to see if he still has flesh and blood. Then he should believe what the Scriptures say of it in Galatians 5 and Romans 7.

Second, he should look around to see whether he is still in the world, and remember that there will be no lack of sin and trouble, as the Scriptures say in John 15-16 and in 1 John 2 and 5.

Third, he will certainly have the devil also around him, who with his lying and murdering day and night will let him have no peace, within or without, as the Scriptures picture him in John 8 and 16; 1 Peter 5; Ephesians 6; and 2 Timothy 2.

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Luther’s Small Catechism (Christian Questions with Their Answers, #20)

Way too good not to share.