People are saying that Adobe has raised prices on the Photography package (LR and PS). Not true. The plan with ONE TERRABYTE of storage has always been $20/month. The $10 plan has only 20GB. No brainer if you are using Adobe for backup.
I finally gave up on iMazing today. It works ok for a while, then needs to have a USB connection to some devices, then forgets devices. I’m not messing with it anymore.
In patristic and medieval theology the Hellenistic conception of God as the impassible Absolute frequently overshadowed the biblical depiction of God as the gracious heavenly Father who condescends to share in our tribulation and ignominy.
Bloesch, Theology of Word & Spirit
Sheesh, this Brydge keyboard is so good that I keep attempting to access the nonexistent trackpad under the space bar.
Brydge keyboard for iPad Pro came today. Sadly, it is totally uncharged, so I have no action yet. It does look nice. Film at eleven.
Correction the next day: I believe it was charged pretty well and the problem was operator error. So far I like the keyboard.
It is too seldom recognized that the God of pluralism and inclusivism can be a jealous God, one that refuses to countenance any deviation from the pluralistic ideal. Pluralism itself becomes a new absolute that can tolerate no rival gods.
Bloesch, Theology of Word & Spirit
Faith is a humble acknowledgment that the truth of the Word of God resides outside us and that it becomes ours only when we take up the cross and follow Christ in lowly discipleship.
—Donald G. Bloesch, A Theology of Word & Spirit
According to ”Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind” by Yuval Noah Harari, the big mistake we made was in grouping together in farming villages and settling down to a domestic life. If we had continued our hunting and gathering, all the woes of *Homo Sapiens” would never have happened.
I’m still reading the book, so I don’t know if it offers solutions to current problems, but to reverse the curse we brought on ourselves, we would have to lose about 99% of humanity and go back to our roots, our true selves.
Those on a paleo diet are partially on the right track but have only made a symbolic start to what is truly needed.
Sounds like a post-apocalyptic movie.
So what is the proper context for interpreting the Bible? Here’s the transparently obvious truth I was talking about: the proper context for interpreting the Bible is the context of the biblical writers—the context that produced the Bible. Every other context is alien or at least secondary.
I think “double-bind” is a perfectly good term. I shall attempt to deprecate “Catch 22” in my own usage.
Looking for my Shot - Episode 005
Sycamore and Spruces
Sycamore and Barn
Lots of bokeh here. Mostly bokeh. Strange focal point for a landscape. I gotta be me, I guess.
I tried for a more unified look for this project, rather than interpreting each photo on its own. That’s unusual for me, but it makes sense to think in terms of a collection of photos.
Our understanding of scripture must always be open to refinement. All interpretations of Scripture need to be tentatively final. They have to be final in the sense that obedience cannot wait for the disciple to read yet one more technical article in biblical studies. At the same time, all efforts in biblical interpretation are flawed. Our interpretation of Scripture, therefore, must never be closed to correction and revision.
Kenneth E. Bailey, Jesus through Middle Eastern Eyes: Cultural Studies in the Gospels
The thesis, easily proved, is that the allocation of automobile parking spaces had, by the 1920s, determined the shape of every North American town and city, and the disposition of all human habitation within. The little Stalins, called “city planners,” have since that time been using this allocation of parking spaces as their basic “planning tool,” to micromanage the Kulaks.
I marvel at this lady’s optimism, in buying the same thing over and over, for $11.95 plus $1.55 of sales tax on her debit card, when she could get the same from a dollar store, and pay only 13 cents of tax. (They come, after all, from the same prison camp in China.)
Liberian United Methodist leader Rev. Jerry Kulah said at February’s Special General Conference that he and his fellow Africans would not sell their birthright in Jesus Christ for American dollars and “never, ever trade Jesus and the truth of the Bible for money.” Sadly, it appears likely that some United Methodist churches out west will intentionally refuse to fund growing biblically orthodox African churches.
United Methodism is becoming countercultural after a century or more of American cultural conformity. This transition is required for its survival but it will be rocky.
DEVONthink is nicely improved. The division of Pro and Server makes sense. But I espcially like that it now has dark mode. Now it doesn’t feel like a guy wearing a white Tshirt to a gathering of geeks.
Robin Miles is the finest audiobook narrator I’ve ever heard. Really, she is a voice actor. I believe she can make bad writing sound good.