Hungering for Justice

Herein is the difference between private charity and social justice, between doing acts of mercy and confronting systems of injustice. Private charity responds to the needs of the homeless and the poor, but social justice tries to get at the reasons why there are homeless and poor people in the first place and offer constructive [Read More...]

Attribute it to them Anyway

“Sometimes you will come across something on the internet falsely attributed to a famous person. Attribute it to them anyway.” – Mother Teresa Actually, the above is just my own sarcastic reworking of the phraseology that is characteristic of this purported quote from Mother Teresa: Someone who came across it, and who has learned to [Read More...]

Faith, Hope, and Doubt

The quote comes from the post “Doubt as Hope” on the blog Chesha in Motion. [Read more...]

Learn to Fail

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Maya Angelou Quotes

I presume that everyone has heard by now that Maya Angelou has passed away. I thought it would be fitting as a tribute to share some of her quotes that have been turned into memes here.       [Read more...]

That One’s Beams

I noticed the image on a post on Chet Raymo’s Science Musings Blog, “Heaven in the Ordinary,” had a quote from the Nag Hammadi text The Treatise on the Resurrection, and so I thought I should pass it on. The paragraph from which the words are taken reads as follows: The Savior swallowed up death [Read More...]

Givers and Takers

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Poetry is Sane

Via Billy Kangas, who also shares a link to Chesterton's book Orthodoxy, the source of the quote, free for Kindle.   [Read more...]

Bamboozle

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Proof That God Loves Us

I fact-checked the quote about beer that is often attributed to Ben Franklin (“Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy”), and found that it is an adaptation of something that Franklin wrote about wine: On parle de la conversion de l’eau en vin, à la nôce de Cana, comme d’un [Read More...]

A Straightforward Reading of the Text

The quote is from Rachel Held Evans’ blog post, asking whether Jesus should inform our Christianity. [Read more...]


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