But what I imagine myself to be rarely correlates with who I actually am. My self-curation, more often than not, is born out of insecurity. There may not be anything else in common between my fantasy-of-self and Taylor’s except the gaping chasm that separates fantasy from reality.
In his resurrection, Christ wastes no time in mending and restoring ties with loved ones who wronged him. Even in our worst moments, he sees who we are, and not what we’ve done. Thank God he’s still in that business today.
Below is a reading from NT Wright's devotional, Lent For Everyone - Matthew: "Nobody thought in the first century, and nobody should think now, that the point of the Easter story is that this is quite a reasonable thing to happen, that dead people really do rise if only we had the wit to see... Continue Reading →
A trippy tale of forgotten love, Eternal Sunshine of The Spotless Mind follows the relationship and subsequent break-up of Joel Barrish (Jim Carrey) and Clementine Kruczynski (Kate Winslet). Their story, in all of its indie glory, explores what life could be if we had the choice to forget pain.
We usually feature seasonal playlists. And seeing that we’re never not in a season of prodigality, we thought it fitting to gather the songs below.
Even with the risks, Honnold is unphased and in some ways, his perspective in death is refreshing - people die, it’s inevitable. But his perspective, like his gnarled, giant hands is far more calloused the closer you look.
Paddleton perfectly captures what it looks and feels like to leisurely plod alongside a dear friend; the deep camaraderie causing the heart to swell. But Michael’s cancer and euthanasia decision takes that same heart and shatters it into a million pieces.
The excerpt below is the beginning of T.S Eliot’s conversion poem Ash Wednesday. Noted as one of his best works, Eliot shows his internal struggle for hope in the midst of despair through deep and beautiful imagery. What he concludes is paradoxically both complex and simple - in all of his intellectual wanderings, philosophical gymnastics,... Continue Reading →
Heikkinen reminds us that God’s love “doesn’t leak.” It’s unconditional and binding and has zero chance of leaving us because we have been hidden with Christ. “As a Christian,” Heikkinen says, “what you are called to do always flows from what Jesus has already done.”
The few days after December 25th may be some of the strangest days of the year with the climax of Christmas behind us and the dreary winter months ahead. At least for me, the heightened expectation of gifts and family is now replaced by a melancholy nonchalance accompanied by the looming question of "what do we do now?"