The warm weather is here and with it, a playlist to bump to. We hope these songs accompany a restful summer and set a winsome rhythm to beach trips, patio parties, or your daily commute. From our hearts to yours.
“The whole Bible is based on the claim that God has spoken.” This conviction is the unifying thread that binds together the sermons collected in Fleming Rutledge’s And God Spoke to Abraham: Preaching from the Old Testament. For Rutledge, it is impossible to understand the talkative God that Christians confess without the Old Testament.
"If anyone should ask: What is certain in life and death – so certain that everything else may be anchored in it? The answer is: The love of Christ. Life teaches us that this is the only true reply."
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.