Tag Archives: language

emptiness. goals. motivation?

All of us, for instance, carry around inside ourselves, I believe, a certain emptiness — a sense that something is missing, a restlessness, the deep feeling that somehow all is not right inside our skin. Psychologists sometimes call it anxiety, theologians sometimes call it estrangement, but whatever you call it, I doubt that there are […]


I’ve read some articles recently displaying the health benefits of drinking a cup of coffee everyday. No more worries about stunted growth, eroded stomach lining, or headaches. Quite positive results, actually. In women it has been found 1-3 cups (8oz = 1 cup) a day can lead to a more regular digestive system (who doesn’t love this), […]

Where does Revolution hide?

Where does Revolution hide? It doesn’t carry signs or picket outside in large numbers, or gather in public rallies. Revolution isn’t generally popular or well liked by the masses–that would make it more of a fashion or fad–and those change with the seasons. Some define revolution as a “movement,” but objects in motion usually run our […]

Funny-sounding Originals

The Coffee Shop is proving once again to be a treasure trove of knowledge and ideas… Every day the radio plays overhead. When I’m not making drinks or talking with a customer, I usually find myself dancing along with the music while working on a side task. This really makes the slower days not so […]

“Your love can change the weather”

With so much noise around us–crabby people at work, crazy drivers on their cell phones, cell phones in general, email, music, talking, blurring noise–all the time, everywhere, restaurants, elevators…noise. Once in a while we’d like to simply be left alone. No one’s laundry to do, dishes to wash, meals to cook, errands to run, orders […]

the price

Aside from the heresy, blasphemy, and all together useless words that we have learned as Religion majors—I am really overwhelmed with Evangelicalism, I am extremely tired of feeling inadequate to participate in certain “academic” conversations, I’m not a competitive person by nature and so this realm of academia is not really where I belong…or at […]

I want no part in [it]

I thought I would take a break from ranting about the praise & worship setting. Then I went to chapel yesterday. Chapel is required at this Christian Liberal Arts College I attend. With this requirement comes the hit and miss of sound theology, really funny stories, guilt trips or scare tactics that try and persuade […]

how does the langauge of God speak

When the lights have gone out and only darkness is left, blow on the coals of my heart. Rekindle the love that was once inside me–so that I may go to others to help them let their own light shine and begin to scatter the darkness. For God is not the one who snuffed out […]

the language of God

We cannot merely pray to You, O God, to end war; For we know that You have made the world in a way that man must find his own path to peace within himself and with his neighbor. We cannot merely pray to You, O God, to end starvation; For you have already given us […]

Langage, culture, gospel [2]

2The Qur’an is not red individually or devotionally as Christians may read the Bible, college students scan facebook profiles, sports fans check stats and scores, or bloggers read their daily comments. Rather, the Qur’an is heard in a group during worship. It is not “sung” or “chanted”. It is recited [which, in all fairness, sounds […]