From Dad Rod and our friends over at New Reformation Press:
“…Go forth into the world, there thou wilt learn what poverty is. But as thou hast not a bad heart, and as I mean well by thee, there is one thing I will grant thee; if thou fallest into any difficulty, come to the forest and cry, “Iron John,” and then I will come and help thee. My power is great, greater than thou thinkest, and I have gold and silver in abundance.”
- From the Brothers Grimm fairy tale Iron John
If there is one thing I have noticed over the years about the male gender, it is the need. There…
Because even I need some relief from Michael Jackson sometimes! Especially when the relief comes in the form of B-list brit-pop and recent A-list singles from Brooklyn:
1. Young Adult Friction – The Pains of Being Pure At Heart
2. Wasting Your Town – Trevor Giuliani
3. How A Resurrection Really Feels – The Hold Steady
4. Dream City – Free Energy
5. Daniel – Bat For Lashes
6. My Girls – Animal Collective
7. Simply Shady – George Harrison
8. If I Were The Man You Wanted – Lyle Lovett
9. Hurricane – Levon Helm
10. Step Into My World – Hurricane #1
11. Chasing Rainbows – Shed Seven
“…Go forth into the world, there thou wilt learn what poverty is. But as thou hast not a bad heart, and as I mean well by thee, there is one thing I will grant thee; if thou fallest into any difficulty, come to the forest and cry, “Iron John,” and then I will come and help thee. My power is great, greater than thou thinkest, and I have gold and silver in abundance.” – From the Brothers Grimm fairy tale Iron John
If there is one thing I have noticed over the years about the male gender, it is the need….
In November of 2003, I was attending the Cathedral of the Advent in Birmingham, AL and just beginning to understand the Gospel and its implications. During one service, it was announced that the Rev. Dr. Rod Rosenbladt was flying in from California to give a seminar on how the theology of the Protestant Reformation interacts with father-son relationships. My decision to attend was a benchmark in my understanding of Jesus Christ and who He is. I could probably even trace my call to the ministry to Professor Rosenbladt’s presentation (to listen/obtain, visit New Reformation Press, the indispensable online center for…
More wonderfully insightful/hilarious comics like this one can be found at Wondermark!
Yet another amazing find by John Stamper. An article by Matthew Parris in Saturday’s online edition of The Times [UK] entitled “As An Atheist, I Truly Believe Africa Needs God”. A few salient paragraphs:
Now a confirmed atheist, I’ve become convinced of the enormous contribution that Christian evangelism makes in Africa: sharply distinct from the work of secular NGOs, government projects and international aid efforts. These alone will not do. Education and training alone will not do. In Africa Christianity changes people’s hearts. It brings a spiritual transformation. The rebirth is real. The change is good.
I used to avoid this truth…
Below is a post from our good friend Lauren Larkin. Enjoy!
(click here to see the bigger cartoon.)
I simply love this cartoon. It wasn’t until late last year (2007) that I happened to read “Pearls Before Swine” and fell in love with it instantly. How could you not? Stephan Pastis is brilliant.
Here, in the above cartoon, Pastis has perfectly captured the limitless baseness of the human soul. Truly. Cherubic Little Jeffy, from the saccharine sweet Family Circus, has his darkest secrets revealed: he’s “battling a few demons”. I laugh out loud! My twisted and dark inside cheers at Jeffy’s fall…