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Wisdom and innocence

Another quotation from O’Donovan (from Self, World and Time), in which he gives a salutatory reminder that innocence is not naivety;

Agency is not realized in admiration and love of wisdom, but in action.

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It's the economy, stupid!

Read the newspaper, or watch the television news, it won’t be long until you hear someone – usually a politician – talk about “the economy.” They will say things like “the economy is recovering” or “the economy is still weak” or perhaps, on the announcement of jobs being created, “this will generate £x for the economy.” 482 more words

Cheap Testimonies & Cheaper Worship

Lagniappe for October 11 (’14)

So many “testimonies” are reduced to what God has done for me, not what he has declared in the Christ.  Of course, it is inevitable that Christ does… 431 more words


SLO Brew

SLO Brew has been the heart of the downtown San Luis Obispo entertainment scene for so long most of us can’t remember a time before it existed. 797 more words

Ethics for A Fracturing World: The Lord's Prayer

Name and Place for October 7 (’14)

Reading books on ethics can be exhilarating as answers to questions are found after diligent searching, or avenues of thought are opened after what seems like eons of mental construction clogging the roadways of thought.  716 more words

Name And Place

Morality and custom

In his essay on the Tower of Babel Michael Oakeshott considers two forms of morality. One he calls a ‘habit of affection and behaviour’ and the other the’reflective application of a moral criterion’. 968 more words