Archive for March 17th, 2011

March 17, 2011

Suppressions in Bahrain

by Vince

Some pretty disturbing videos.

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March 17, 2011

Sexy Sax Man

by Vince

This is awesome.

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March 17, 2011

What is the Heart of Christianity?

by Vince

Email me your thoughts at vgiordano at gmail dot com.

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March 17, 2011

Imagination, Music, and Albums

by Vince

“Kids today have missed the whole experience of putting the headphones on, turning it up to 10, holding the jacket, closing their eyes and getting lost in an album; and the beauty of taking your allowance money and making a decision based on the jacket, not knowing what the record sounded like, and looking at a couple of still pictures and imagining it.

“God, it was a magical, magical time. I hate to sound like an old man now, but I am, and you mark my words, in a generation from now people are going to say: ‘What happened?’ Steve Jobs is personally responsible for killing the music business.” –Jon Bon Jovi, in an interview with The Sunday Times (subscription required, sorry — freebie here).

Those experiences Bon Jovi describe are still possible today but its much more tempting to download the whole album for free or buy singles instead of hopping over to a CD store with $13.

H/T: The Pajama Pundit

March 17, 2011

The Examen Of Consciousness

by Vince

“In the examen of consciousness we prayerfully reflect on the thoughts, feelings, and actions of our days to see how God has been at work among us and how we responded. We consider, for example, whether the boisterous neighbor of last night was more than just a rude interruption of a quiet evening. Maybe just maybe, he was the voice of God urging us to be attentive to the pain and loneliness of those around us. Perhaps in the glorious sunrise of this morning God was shouting out to us his love of beauty and inviting us to share in it, but we were too sleepy or distracted to participate. Maybe we responded to the Divine Whisper to write a letter or call a friend on the telephone, and the results of our simple obedience were nothing short of startling,” -says Richard J. Foster in his book on Prayer, which is ultra relevant even 20 years after it was written.