Archive for the Eugene Petersen Tag

A Long Obedience In the Same Direction

“The essential thing ‘in heaven and earth’ is . . . that there should be long obedience in the same direction; there thereby results, and has always resulted in the long run, something which has made life worth living.” -Nietsche In the flood of new books that come out every day, it’s easy to forget there is life we’ve been
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Seeing Beauty, Part 4

I came upon a strange little connection last night while I was playing piano that I never thought of before. Something of a synthesizing metaphor that may help explain what learning to see beauty really requires. Or at least, what it's required for me. Are these fleeting thoughts worth grabbing and exploring? I was playing music, realizing that my old
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