Archive for June, 2010

On Loving God, St. Bernard of Clairvaux

“…why should not the creature love his Creator, who gave him the power to love? Why should he not love Him with all his being, since it is by His gift alone that he can do anything that is good? It was God’s creative grace that out of nothingness raised us to the dignity of manhood; and from this appears our duty to love Him, and the justice of His claim to that love. But how infinitely is the benefit increased when we bethink ourselves of His fulfillment of the promise, ‘thou, Lord, shalt save both man and beast: how excellent is Thy mercy, O Lord! ‘. For we, who ‘turned our glory into the similitude of a calf that eateth hay’, by our evil deeds debased ourselves so that we might be compared unto the beasts that perish. I owe all that I am to Him who made me: but how can I pay my debt to Him who redeemed me, and in such wondrous wise? Creation was not so vast a work as redemption; for it is written of man and of all things that were made, ‘He spake the word, and they were made’. But to redeem More >

The Final Touchdown

In case you didn’t hear, the iconic “Touchdown Jesus” (or “Big Butter Jesus”) that guarded the I-75 passage from Cincinnati to Dayton, OH, is but a skeleton of its former self.  In what is the stuff of blogger’s dreams, the 62-foot statue in front of Solid Rock Church in Monroe, OH, burned to ground Monday night after–ironically enough–being struck by lightning.

I was fortunate enough to be able to see Touchdown Jesus 6 days before this transpired.  It will be missed (probably not…).



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Reformed Armour

Ok, I ran across this humorous picture the other day, and just couldn’t resist spoofing it to my own ends.


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