According to some Christian outlooks we were made for another world. Perhaps, rather, we were made for
this world to recreate, reclaim, and renew unto God's future aspiration by the power of His Spirit. - R.E. Slater
Secularization theory has been massively falsified. We don't live in an age of secularity. We live in an age of
explosive, pervasive religiosity... an age of religious pluralism. - Peter L. Berger
Exploring the edge of life and faith in a post-everything world. - Todd Littleton
I don't need another reason to believe, your love is all around for me to see. - anon
Thou art our need; and in giving us more of thyself thou givest us all. - Khalil Gibran, Prayer XXIII
Be careful what you pretend to be. You become what you pretend to be. - Kurt Vonnegut
Religious beliefs, far from being primary, are often shaped and adjusted by our social goals. - Jim Forest
People, even more than things, need to be restored, renewed, revived, reclaimed, and redeemed; never throw out anyone. - anon
... Certainly God's love has made fools of us all. - R.E. Slater
An apocalyptic Christian faith doesn't wait for Jesus to come, but for Jesus to become in our midst. - R.E. Slater
Christian belief in God begins with the cross and resurrection of Jesus, not with rational apologetics. - Eberhard Jüngel, Jürgen Moltmann
Our knowledge of God is through the 'I-Thou' encounter, not in finding God at the end of a syllogism or argument.
There is a grave danger in any Christian treatment of God as an object. The God of Jesus Christ and Scripture is
irreducibly subject and never made as an object, a force, a
power, or a principle that can be manipulated. - Emil Brunner
Ehyeh Asher Ehyeh means "I will be that who I have yet to become." - God (Ex 3.14)
Our job is to love others without stopping to inquire whether or not they are worthy. - Thomas Merton
The church is God's world-changing social experiment of bringing unlikes and differents to the Eucharist/Communion table
to share life with one another as a new kind of family. When this happens we show to the world what love, justice, peace,
reconciliation, and life together is designed by God to be. The church is God's show-and-tell for the world to see how God wants
us to live as a blended, global, polypluralistic family united with one will, by one Lord, and baptized by one Spirit. - anon
The cross that is planted at the heart of the history of the world cannot be uprooted. - Jacques Ellul

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Nightscapes of Delhi, India


The slums transform after dark into enchanted villages, Delhi


India at Night: photographs by Gavin Evans
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/photography/10902342/India-at-Night-photographs-by-Gavin-Evans.html?frame=2943021

June 18, 2014

It was 8am when photographer Gavin Evans arrived in Kolkata. "In India, the onslaught starts the moment you step from the cab" he says. "The cities hustle the senses. People vying for attention block your path. Tuk tuks, carts and bikes attack from every side, only the meandering cows are blissfully oblivious. I collapsed in my hotel bed. At midnight I awoke and ventured outside. The deafening streets were silenced. The tidal waves of distraction had evaporated. Buildings previously shrouded by bodies were now exposed. India moves at breakneck speed but in the dead of night the frame is frozen. People sleep where they stand: stalls by day are beds by night. The face of India is laid bare."

Feet of rickshaw pullers, Kolkata

A clothes presser is cocooned as the embers if his iron stove glow, Kolkata

Shoes, not flip flops indicate that this cautious man is of a certain status, Delhi

A Gray Langur monkey incarcerated in slum communal toilets, Delhi

Dogs huddle with strangers to keep warm

A family camp on the pavement, Delhi

A young man sleeps oblivious on Main Bazar, Delhi

Safety in numbers, workers congregate to sleep near Old Delhi station


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