A Luminous Sorrow
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Things I have learned in church history

I am fond of cosmological schema, a small ‘g’ gnostic, and a fan of Origen but not Origenism. 

All human nature vigorously resists grace because grace changes us and the change is painful.

— Flannery O’Connor   (via romanvs)

(Source: showthemwhat, via ohzeitgeist)

blastedheath:

Callum Innes (Scottish, b. 1962), Repetition (Violet Grey), 1995. Oil on canvas, 69 x 63 in.

blastedheath:

Callum Innes (Scottish, b. 1962), Repetition (Violet Grey), 1995. Oil on canvas, 69 x 63 in.

(via thekingintheinnernorth)

laclefdescoeurs:

The Keeper of the Heavenly Key, 1887, Léon Frédéric

laclefdescoeurs:

The Keeper of the Heavenly Key, 1887, Léon Frédéric

(via verilyisayuntothee)

aljazeeraamerica:

Police arrest 104 climate change protesters in Wall Street standoff: NYC police pepper-spray protesters heading for Wall Street, day after massive separate march for climate change action


Police arrested more than 100 protesters who refused orders to disperse Monday, as at least 1,000 demonstrators gathered in New York City to demand that Wall Street start pitching in cash to stop climate change and that polluting companies clean up their act. The arrests came a day after tens of thousands of people marched peacefully through the city to call for governments to act on global warming, ahead of this week’s U.N. summit on the issue.
A physical confrontation came near the end of a day of boisterous but peaceful demonstrations, styled after the Occupy Wall Street movement of 2011 and dubbed “Flood Wall Street,” in keeping with the climate change theme. Many protesters wore blue.
After gathering in Battery Park, at the southern tip of Manhattan island, the protesters walked north on Broadway, stopping traffic along the way. They sat down in the street, but police did not issue orders to leave. 

Just as rush hour began in downtown Manhattan on Monday evening, police used barricades and officers on horseback to block protesters from entering Wall Street itself. 
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Photo by Andrew Kelly
By Wilson Dizard

We live in a police state and our right towards meaningful protest is nearly dead. Having been part of the March on Sunday, I know a few of the people who attended the civil disobedience yesterday. Our right to protest is limited strictly to carefully negotiated and castrated events that only hold symbolic value. If we cross that line, we face violence from an aggressive and unrestrained police force. Peaceful reform of the system is quickly becoming a thing of the past.

aljazeeraamerica:

Police arrest 104 climate change protesters in Wall Street standoff: NYC police pepper-spray protesters heading for Wall Street, day after massive separate march for climate change action

Police arrested more than 100 protesters who refused orders to disperse Monday, as at least 1,000 demonstrators gathered in New York City to demand that Wall Street start pitching in cash to stop climate change and that polluting companies clean up their act. The arrests came a day after tens of thousands of people marched peacefully through the city to call for governments to act on global warming, ahead of this week’s U.N. summit on the issue.

A physical confrontation came near the end of a day of boisterous but peaceful demonstrations, styled after the Occupy Wall Street movement of 2011 and dubbed “Flood Wall Street,” in keeping with the climate change theme. Many protesters wore blue.

After gathering in Battery Park, at the southern tip of Manhattan island, the protesters walked north on Broadway, stopping traffic along the way. They sat down in the street, but police did not issue orders to leave. 

Just as rush hour began in downtown Manhattan on Monday evening, police used barricades and officers on horseback to block protesters from entering Wall Street itself. 

Continue reading

Photo by Andrew Kelly

By Wilson Dizard

We live in a police state and our right towards meaningful protest is nearly dead. Having been part of the March on Sunday, I know a few of the people who attended the civil disobedience yesterday. Our right to protest is limited strictly to carefully negotiated and castrated events that only hold symbolic value. If we cross that line, we face violence from an aggressive and unrestrained police force. Peaceful reform of the system is quickly becoming a thing of the past.

What good is it if the Eucharistic table is overloaded with golden chalices when your brother is dying of hunger? Start by satisfying his hunger and then with what is left you may adorn the altar as well.

— St. John Chrysostom (via holabrody)

theparisreview:

Winter Wrath
My anger is such that the very ice-fields would melt,if I had the power.If I had the power.
—Joyce Carol Oates. Art: James McNeill Whistler

theparisreview:

Winter Wrath

My anger is such that the very ice-fields would melt,
if I had the power.
If I had the power.

Joyce Carol Oates. Art: James McNeill Whistler

ashoutintothevoid:

Emma Sulkowicz is on the cover of this month’s New York Magazine and that is the coolest thing wow


I’ve seen her around CU’s campus.

ashoutintothevoid:

Emma Sulkowicz is on the cover of this month’s New York Magazine and that is the coolest thing wow

I’ve seen her around CU’s campus.

(via ek-phrasis)