Why must you spend your aching nights, contemplating this caged bird, chirping gaily? You say, “He sings to be freed.” She replied, as she murmurs beyond your sight, “He sings to remind me. I, too, will be home.”

Heh. I’m over here with the crystals, chuckling at Othin spilling water over his customer. Just ask the redhead to move. He’s not gonna bite you, Himeko. Zenith is softer than he seems, most of the time. Don’t expect me to poke the guy for you. You want our game, don’t you?

Christianity is a religion with an emphasis of taking example by the unfortunate peoples affected by the dynamics involved in social relations. Social justice, when applied to the distribution of opportunities within societies, is a calling embedded deeply into Christian conscience.

I am not my mother’s keeper,
Nor fulfillment of her dreams.

I pray, someday she’d learn to see
I’m not her pathway to God.
Her life depends not on me.

This; poison of her womb
Despite her, strives to light
Grows on, past sweetest night.
I move with life, remaining strong,
Dreaming with her father’s sight.

Take my seed, fertilized as it may be, that would not burst forth.
Cultivate my tiny rose in these rich soils of my despair.
Plant it as the hope-bird, nurture and sustain as it grows.

May our flower blossom millionfold,

May you rend its blooms and petals to the wind,
as our jubliee offers this crown,
and hope fills your heart as you sing with the wind.

Affectionately.

I’ve a confession to make. Revelation was a book I disliked immensely before tackling this topic. Orality studies reminds me that even if we tried to trace to the original context, what’s a thing to think about is how the experience could move and shift — hence one of performance criticism’s contributions to biblical studies. Something […]

The person of Jeremiah is given more attention as a prophet than his peers in the Hebrew Bible. This alerted me to three possibilities: The prophet himself was noteworthy in some determined lens(es) in regard, his book was quite ascendant upon compilation, or his attested scribe Baruch was able to provide biographical sketches.