Five-Year-Old Girl With Autism Creates Wonderful Works Of Painted Art - DesignTAXI.com -
Five-year-old artist Iris Grace has an amazing talent for painting wonderful works of art. After being diagnosed with autism in 2011, her…
It’s okay to have a busy life. It’s crazy to have a busy soul. — Paul E. Miller, A Praying Life: Connecting with God in a Distracting World, page 251.
Epistemology and Biblical Theology -
This study argues that an epistemological system of knowledge can be found in both the Hebrew texts of the Bible and the Gospel of Mark. Human understanding is achieved by biblical characters only when following the guidance of an authenticated and authoritative voice..
If two and a half years is too long to wait for this book, you could always read professor Johnson’s PhD thesis from St. Andrews: Error and epistemological process in the Pentateuch and Mark’s Gospel : a biblical theology of knowing from foundational texts.
Some Of The Brilliant Art You Could Own From Ray Bradbury's Collection -
This is an amazing opportunity to have some absolutely wonderful art in your home, which used to belong to one of the all-time great SF authors. As we mentioned last night, Ray Bradbury’s art collection is being auctioned off. And here’s just some of the incredible artwork you could own.
Some very cool stuff here.
The counsel from God doesn’t function like a fortune teller; it is inseparable from a humble heart seeking after God. — Paul E. Miller, A Praying Life: Connecting with God in a Distracting World, Page 248.
Ramsay has a masterful chapter on “The Statesmanship of Paul” (pp. 49–100) in his Pauline and Other Studies in which he concentrates “attention on the work of Paul as a social influence on the Roman world” (p. 50). Paul was a negligible quantity in the imperial policy of the Cæsars and in the social philosophy of Seneca. But influence is not a matter of reputation. Power is gauged by the forces released that energize life and mould destiny whatever the superficial opinion of the moment may be. We are not to think that Paul deliberately planned to cooperate with Cæsar and Seneca in the social rejuvenation of the Empire. But one can get the right perspective at this distance. Ramsay has a pertinent paragraph: “Of all the men of the first century, incomparably the most influential was the apostle Paul. No other man exercised anything like so much power as he did in moulding the future of the Empire. Among the Imperial ministers of the period there appeared none that had any claim to the name of statesman except Seneca; and Seneca fell as far short of Paul in practical influence and intellectual insight as he did in moral character.” — Archibald Robertson, Paul The Interpreter of Christ, page 92.
“We are the music makers, and we are the dreamers of dreams.” - Arthur O’Shaughnessy
Artwork by Lily & Val
When she was half a dozen years younger, Louisa had been overheard to begin a conversation with her brother one day, by saying ‘Tom, I wonder’—upon which Mr. Gradgrind, who was the person overhearing, stepped forth into the light and said, ‘Louisa, never wonder!’
Herein lay the spring of the mechanical art and mystery of educating the reason without stooping to the cultivation of the sentiments and affections. Never wonder. By means of addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division, settle everything somehow, and never wonder. Bring to me, says M’Choakumchild, yonder baby just able to walk, and I will engage that it shall never wonder. — Charles Dickens, Hard Times.
Soviet-Era Illustrations Of J. R. R. Tolkien’s The Hobbit (1976) -
Until I read J. R. R. Tolkien’s The Lord of The Rings, my favorite book growing up was, by far, The Hobbit. Growing up in Russia, however, meant that instead of Tolkien’s English version, my parents read me a Russian translation. As with many Russian translations during the Cold War, the book came with a completely different set of illustrations
The way Paul demonstrates the universality of human sin and guilt is to divide the human race into several sections and to accuse them one by one. In each case his procedure is identical. He begins by reminding each group of their knowledge of God and of goodness. He then confronts them with the uncomfortable fact that they have not lived up to their knowledge. Instead, they have deliberately suppressed it, even contradicted it, by continuing to live in unrighteousness. And therefore they are guilty, inexcusably guilty, before God. Nobody can plead innocence, because nobody can plead ignorance. — John R.W. Stott, The Message of Romans, page 68.