In the Beginning: Bibles Before the Year 1000 The Bible has been called the best-selling book of all time, though the term itself comes from biblia, Greek for a collection of books. The Bible developed gradually, over many centuries, as the result of cultural interaction and exchange among many different societies. Over time, some texts were accepted as part of the canon of belief, while others were excluded as apocryphal and heretical. Out of this rich diversity and cultural complexity emerged the modern Bible. In the Beginning: Bibles Before the Year 1000 tells the story of this formative period. The exhibition brings together a rare assemblage of several important early Hebrew and Christian bibles—the first time many of these fragile treasures have been shown to the public. From fragile fragments of papyrus and humble early parchment codices to resplendent illuminated manuscripts, In the Beginning presents the physical evidence of the earliest versions of both Bible and book.
The Question of God . Other Voices . Simone Weil "At the centre of the human heart is the longing for an absolute good, a longing which is always there and is never appeased by any object in this world." Those minds whose attention and love are turned towards that reality are the sole intermediary through which good can descend from there and come among men. Although it is beyond the reach of any human faculties, man has the power of turning his attention and love towards it. Nothing can ever justify the assumption that any man, whoever he may be, has been deprived of this power. It is a power which is only real in this world in so far as it is exercised. This act of consent may be expressed, or it may not be, even tacitly; it may not be clearly conscious, although it has really taken place in the soul. To anyone who does actually consent to directing his attention and love beyond the world, towards the reality that exists outside the reach of all human faculties, it is given to succeed in doing so. Statement Of Obligations
Top 5 Places to Work Online and Make Money - JamieNorthrup.com There are literally hundreds, if not thousands of ways to make money online. All of these ways are derivatives of two basic ways, which are selling your own products & services, and selling other people’s products & services. Each has their advantages and disadvantages, and I personally do a little of both. Today’s post is basically to show you a few of my favorite places to work online. Here are the top five places I do a lot of my online work: 1) Microworkers (Paid To Do Short Tasks) This is a place to make a little bit of money quick. 2) Fiverr (Create Five Dollar Gigs) Fiverr is the marketplace for $5 gigs, basically you get to list things you would do for $5. 3) Social Media (Paid to Tweet, Share on Facebook) You can find people to pay you to tweet to your Twitter followers or share with your Facebook friends, or even easier than that you can just tweet and share affiliate links to different products and collect a commission on each sale. 4) Freelancing (Find Paid Online Work Fast)
'Glo' Digital Bible Answers: What Would Jesus Click? Call it Bible 2.0: Glo, a "Bible for a digital world," goes on sale today for $90. Function-wise, it's analogous to DVD-based digital encyclopedias. The NIV text is linked with more than 500 360-degree panoramas of holy sites, 7,500 encyclopedia articles, 2,400 photos, 700 pieces of art, and 3.5 hours of HD video. Created by Nelson Saba, a former VP of tech at Citibank, and Phil Chen, whose family owns HTC, Glo is intended to keep the Bible relevant in an age where reading books is becoming almost anachronistic. As Newsweek points out, the content of Glo is steadfastly uncontroversial. The Wørd: A Colbert Blog for Catholic It-Getters Book Of Art January 18th, 2011 Books of Art by Isaac Salazar, a simple idea well executed. found at ffffound
Coexist? « Wiser Time I don’t know what’s sadder about this – that your depictions of the conflicts between these groups is so misguided, or that you would, as a Christian, take the position that the peaceful coexistence of religions is somehow a bad idea. To begin with: C is bound by the Koran to honor the religions of the book – at the very least, T and X. Some don’t, but most do; you’re far better off being T or X than atheist in most muslim nations. O posits, I think accurately, that most members of C, as well as T, X, and E, are probably decent people, or at the least, that their decency or lack thereof is not a product of their affiliation to that group. Your description of E makes me feel positively ill. O does not invariably support C over X. X’s existence is threatened by conflict with some members of C, yes. You don’t think T poses as much of a threat as any of the others? But it’s all beside the point. Way to go, T.
Christian Mysticism | Anamchara • The Website of Unknowing Remember the Stories. Human beings are storytellers: each of us has a story to tell. The stories of the mystics — men and women who have profoundly loved God, both in the past and up to, and including, the present day — can be profound inspiration for each of us on our own unique God-search today. So let us take time to learn about, imitate, and honor the mystics and contemplatives and sages and saints who have journeyed before us, people like Julian of Norwich, Meister Eckhart, Teresa of Avila, John Ruusbroec, Evelyn Underhill, John of the Cross, Hildegard of Bingen, Francis of Assisi, and many many more. When we remember their stories, we are nurtured in our own unfolding stories of intimacy with God. Photo credit: Stained glass window of Julian of Norwich, Norwich Cathedral. The greatest of mystical writings are timeless, capable of providing rich spiritual inspiration even centuries after they were written. The first five centuries of the Christian era: Twelfth century: