Archives For January 2015

Some people think literature is high culture and that it should only have a small readership. I don’t think so… I have to compete with popular culture, including TV, magazines, movies and video games.
– Haruki Murakami, novelist,

Born on this day 1949
 
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Poem of the Day:
How to be a Poet
Wendell Berry

A poem rooted in gratitude.
January is National Thank You Month
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Free of Charge: Giving and Receiving in a Culture Stripped of Grace

By Miroslav Volf
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The Wake Up Call – January 12, 2015

I tore myself away from the safe comfort of certainties through my love for truth — and truth rewarded me.”
-Simone de Beauvoir, philosopher,
Born on this day 1908
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Poem of the Day:
I have a Rendezvous with Life
Countee Cullen
,
who died on this this day, 1946
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The Screwtape Letters

By C.S. Lewis
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The Wake Up Call – January 9, 2015

Christians were never meant to be normal. We’ve always been holy troublemakers, we’ve always been creators of uncertainty, agents of dimension that’s incompatible with the status quo; we do not accept the world as it is, but we insist on the world becoming the way that God wants it to be. And the Kingdom of God is different from the patterns of this world.”
― Jacques Ellul, Theologian and Social Critic
who was born on this day, 1931
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Poem of the Day:
A Revolver
by Carl Sandburg,
who was born on this date, 1878
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Kindle Ebook Deal of the Day:
The Myth of A Christian Nation

By Greg Boyd
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The Wake Up Call – January 6, 2015

All the religious wars that have caused blood to be shed for centuries arise from passionate feelings and facile counter-positions, such as Us and Them, good and bad, white and black.
– Umberto Eco,
novelist / philosopher
who was born on this day, 1932

 
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Poem of the Day:
Stopping by the Woods on a Snowy Evening
Robert Frost
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The End of Suffering: Finding Purpose in Pain

By Scott Cairns
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The Wake Up Call – January 5, 2015