Five things that caught the eye, six that tease the mind…

That title is reference to a form of biblical, specifically Hebrew poetry found in wisdom literature. Part of the fun is pondering how these things fit together if they do, or if they are just a laundry list. Proverbs 30:18ff is an example.

1. From Solon, the tale of the 26 year old virgin (who happens to be Lutheran)
2. From The Federalist, second verse from a male
3. Buffered Boundaries without love
4. Porous Boundaries with love
5. All is not material
6. Seeing the world as it really is

Daily Lectionary Podcast – Genesis 40:1-23 and Mark 10:32-52

Genesis 40:1-23
Mark 10:32-52
Blindness and Sight, The Gift of Interpretation, Word of God

A Simple Sentence

Though they know God’s righteous decree that those who practice such things deserve to die, they not only do them but give approval to those who practice them. – Romans 1:32

When the pro-choice group, RH Reality Check hosted a conference call today… I asked the call participants, “What is the distinction between what [Gosnell] did, and what a late-term abortionist like, say, LeRoy Carhart does?”

Tracy Weitz, associate professor at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), explained: “When a procedure that usually involves the collapsing of the skull is done, it’s usually done when the fetus is still in the uterus, not when the fetus has been delivered.”

From TP Carney.

If you can say that sentence and not understand the immensity of the degradation and wrongness…Lord have mercy.

(One other link to understand that Gosnell is not some one off technicality but a sign…)