Some links to polish off your work week so you can get home and polish off some ribs this weekend:
A Teacher and Her Student: Marillyne Robinson on Staying Out of Trouble by Thessaly La Force:
“But I think there are limits to how safe a progressive society can be when its conception of the individual seems to be shrinking and shrinking. It’s very hard to respect the rights of someone you do not respect. I think that we have almost taught ourselves to have a cynical view of other people. So much of the scientism that I complain about is this reductionist notion that people are really very small and simple. That their motives, if you were truly aware of them, would not bring them any credit. That’s so ugly. And so inimical to the best of everything we’ve tried to do as a civilization and so consistent with the worst of everything we’ve ever done as a civilization.”
The Little Way of Will Campbell from Experimental Theology:
“And what sort of message is that? Simply this: be reconciled, with everyone. More precisely, recognize that you are, in Christ, already reconciled to every human being. The goal, then, is simply to be what you are, a reconciled person.”
Also, check out Milk Carton Kids radio on Pandora; it’s the only station you’ll need this (or any) Friday.