Valentines Day has never been big on my calendar (it's not such a big deal in Australia, anyway), but this year I ignored it more assiduously than usual. Jay Kim, however, at Farewell to the Sea, posted some thoughts on love that are worth sharing. You may have noticed that I revised my "about me" box recently - and, yes, I borrowed that little phrase at the end from Jay :)
Since we've been on the topic of rest, here's a bit of a different take, from Michael Thompson, over at Perichoretic Life. He writes about Sleep as Sacrament. That's a perspective I'd never really considered. I love his point that in the Biblical view, the day starts with rest, then moves on to the things we have to do, so that we are always operating from a place of rest.
A dose of Peter Rollins!
Okay. THIS has got to be the most powerfully provocative, and deeply resonant thing I have come across in a long time. (& I don't mean the sketch... although that's also very cool)
|Sketch drawn during the talk by Matt Lumpkin. http://mattlumpkin.com/|
I just spent a couple of hours watching a video (linked below) of Peter Rollins speaking. I will be watching it more than once.
Having said that, if you want to absorb it, you'll need to set aside some time. The talk goes for about an hour, followed by a half hour question time. It's worth the time - ALL of it.
In this talk, Rollins turns traditional conceptions of Christianity on their head. During the question time, he draws parallels and distinctions between Christianity as he sees it and both Buddhism and New Atheism. More than anything I have ever read or heard, he makes SENSE of the cross!
A whole bunch of ideas I've been groping at myself, quite independently, are articulated here in ways I could not have said. I couldn't embed the video on blogger, but here's the link:
Introducing: Peter Rollins, Salvation for Zombies!
Check it out, even if you ignore everything else I ever recommend!
& That's all from me!