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God’s downward descent to us in grace reversed by our upward ascent in prag

God’s downward descent to us in grace reversed by our upward ascent in pragmatic enthusiasm, we are increasingly becoming a sheep without a Shepherd—and all in the name of mission. Instead of churching the unchurched, we are well on our way to even unchur
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I romanticized him until he was the perfect being. A soul so beautiful, but

I romanticized him until he was the perfect being. A soul so beautiful, but so immensely evil too.
Posted 1 month, 3 weeks ago

I feel like every project I work on is a dream project, so long as I am lea

I feel like every project I work on is a dream project, so long as I am learning.
Posted 1 month, 3 weeks ago

How could tickling, even though it causes laughter, be at the same time suc

How could tickling, even though it causes laughter, be at the same time such a vicious form of torture?Sitting on the edge of my bed, I thought it through.I came to the conclusion, at last, that it was like this: Tickling and learning were much the same t
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I feel like if we can use the combination of basically data-driven hunches

I feel like if we can use the combination of basically data-driven hunches and bet on really first-class talent to deliver the shows, that I think we could do as well as the networks do, who basically have a 75 to 80 percent failure rate for new shows any
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Had there been a computer a hundred years ago it would probably have predi

Had there been a computer a hundred years ago it would probably have predicted that by now there would be so many horse-drawn vehicles it would be impossible to clear up all the manure.
Posted 1 month, 3 weeks ago

Communication isn't just directing a guy on what to do: it's passing the in

Communication isn't just directing a guy on what to do: it's passing the information along to the guy that's next to you, and that's where we make the calls come to life.
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I always keep a supply of stimulant handy in case I see a snake - which I a

I always keep a supply of stimulant handy in case I see a snake - which I also keep handy.
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depression in its major stages possesses no quickly available remedy: failu

depression in its major stages possesses no quickly available remedy: failure of alleviation is one of the most distressing factors of the disorder as it reveals itself to the victim, and one that helps situate it squarely in the category of grave disease
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I've never been able to understand 'faith' myself, nor to see how a just Go

I've never been able to understand 'faith' myself, nor to see how a just God could expect his creatures to pick the one true religion out of an infinitude of false ones - by faith alone. It strikes me as a sloppy way to run an organization, whether univer
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In so-called primitive societies there are two words for power, mana and ta

In so-called primitive societies there are two words for power, mana and taboo: the power which creates and the power which destroys; the power which is benign and the power which is malign. Odd that we have retained in our vocabulary the word for dangero
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I started crying when the group [therapy] was over because the last thing w

I started crying when the group [therapy] was over because the last thing we did upset me - we all held a piece of the same cloth, leaned back and supported each other's weight. I couldn't do it. I bent my legs and elbows and stood very firm, yet . . .I n
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