Friday, May 15, 2015

James 1:2-6

The psychology of scarcity. Poor people aren't poor because they make bad decisions. They make bad decisions because they're poor. Observation by imrich  

Fending off the siege of loneliness. For Vivian Gornick, the city is a refuge. “The street keeps moving, and you’ve got to love the movement”... movement of Matra"

In the wreckage near the home of the Texas couple — the sole casualties of a storm that ripped through the area a week ago — was a page out of the Bible, according to the local tornado recovery Facebook page.
The page contained verse James 1:2-6, which addresses how to handle life’s difficult situations.
It reads: “My brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of any kind, consider it nothing but joy, because you know that the testing of your faith produces endurance; and let endurance have its full effect, so that you may be mature and complete, lacking in nothing”.

Historians have tried at various times to explain why Sydney has a different way of thinking from Melbourne.
It's argued that Sydney courts favour more black-letter law. And when it comes to writing Australian history, Sydney has little of the grand sweeping narrative.
Historian Robert Pascoe in his 1970s book, The Manufacture of Australian History, typified Sydney historians as details people: empiricist conservatives. Pascoe argued that, by limiting speculation strictly to what was found in historical records, they "can often find it difficult to escape from their thickets of facts".
Sydney Anglicans share that focus on detail. In their case, their watchcry is sola scriptura (solely by scripture) and their emphasis on Reformation doctrine has made Moore Theological College in the inner-city suburb of Newtown the power centre of the diocese.
Unholy mess as $300 million tax scandal plays out across Sydney 
Tax blogger