Posts tagged "John Squire"

Have You Seen or Have You Heard? The Stone Roses Are the Resurrection and the Life

Have You Seen or Have You Heard? The Stone Roses Are the Resurrection and the Life

The Stone Roses never shied away from religious imagery, at least not when it came to themselves and their messianic importance. In fact, they embraced it in a way that set the tone for the entire Brit-Pop madness of the 90s, one of their most memorable singles being “I Am The Resurrection” and their sophomore album a little something called “Second Coming.”

For those who are unfamiliar, The Stone Roses’ 1989 self-titled debut (and its accompanying b-sides!) was a little “burst into (musical) heaven,” the best freshman effort since some roses on this side of the pond sated their Appetite a…

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From Reinhold Niebuhr’s Introduction to Christian Ethics

A quick one from Obama’s favorite theologian (ht MS):

The moral effectiveness of the religious life thus depends upon deeper resources than moral demands upon the will. Whenever the modern pulpit contents itself with the presentation of these demands, however urgent and fervent, it reveals its enslavement to the rationalistic presuppositions of our era. The law of love is not obeyed simply by being known. Whenever it is obeyed at all, it is because life in its beauty and terror has been more fully revealed to man. The love that cannot be willed may…

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