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Louis Vigo
Louis Vigo is on page 345 of 728 of The Space Trilogy (Space Trilogy, #1-3)
Finished book 2, Perelandra. Words cannot express the depth of insight that went into that story. It is only matched by the poetry of word. It gave me a fresh perspective to reflect into my own theology and worldview. I only hope that book 3 is up to the task
Dec 29, 2014 09:26PM Add a comment
The Space Trilogy (Space Trilogy, #1-3)

Louis Vigo
Louis Vigo is on page 337 of 728 of The Space Trilogy (Space Trilogy, #1-3)
All that is made seems plan-less to the darkened mind, because there are more plans than it looked for
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The Space Trilogy (Space Trilogy, #1-3)

Louis Vigo
Louis Vigo is 20% done with A Farewell to Mars: An Evangelical Pastor's Journey Toward the Biblical Gospel of Peace
Read the poem, his rant against the idea of human empires... they are all bad. This rail against a nameless and faceless enemy seems unhelpful and impractical, other than to be upset at a set of ideals, which does nothing
Dec 14, 2014 08:16PM Add a comment
A Farewell to Mars: An Evangelical Pastor's Journey Toward the Biblical Gospel of Peace

Louis Vigo
Louis Vigo is 18% done with A Farewell to Mars: An Evangelical Pastor's Journey Toward the Biblical Gospel of Peace
Ch 1 - although I agree with his premies somewhat, he makes bold claims in the name of christianity that I wouldn't be comfortable with and I imagine are unprovable, which I've highlighted on my kindle
Dec 14, 2014 08:12PM Add a comment
A Farewell to Mars: An Evangelical Pastor's Journey Toward the Biblical Gospel of Peace

Louis Vigo
Louis Vigo is on page 160 of 728 of The Space Trilogy (Space Trilogy, #1-3)
"My fear was now of another kind.  I felt sure that the creature was what we call 'good', but I wasn't sure whether I liked 'goodness' so much as I supposed.  This is a very terrible experience.  As long as what you are afraid of is something evil, you may still hope that good may come to your rescue.  But suppose you struggle through to the good and find that it is also dreadful?"
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The Space Trilogy (Space Trilogy, #1-3)

Louis Vigo
Louis Vigo is on page 150 of 728 of The Space Trilogy (Space Trilogy, #1-3)
Finished Out Of The Silent Planet. What struck me was Lewis's visions of a cosmic mythology rooted in christianity as opposed to paganism. A good blend of speculative theological fiction, that inspires a person to wonder and worship without going off in some weird controversial theological direction as is common these days.
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The Space Trilogy (Space Trilogy, #1-3)

Louis Vigo
Louis Vigo is on page 19 of 89 of Sabbath as Resistance: Saying No to the Culture of Now
It is also for good reason that Enlightenment-based autonomous Christians may find the Sabbath commandment the most urgent and the most difficult of all the commandments of Sinai. We are, liberals and conservatives, much inured to Pharaoh's system. For that reason, the departure into restfulness is both urgent and difficult, for our motors are set to run at brick-making speed.
Sep 24, 2014 04:43PM Add a comment
Sabbath as Resistance: Saying No to the Culture of Now

Louis Vigo
Louis Vigo is on page 161 of 345 of How Music Works
Here he says that music isnt autobiographical in the sense that there is a strong causal link bet performer and music. But its the music and lyrics that trigger the emotions, not vice versa. "We dont make music--it makes us"
Aug 28, 2014 08:20PM Add a comment
How Music Works

Louis Vigo
Louis Vigo is on page 160 of 345 of How Music Works
"But overall we came ronrealize that the vocals recorded on cassette soinded just fine.... High fidelity, we realized, was a vastly overrated convention that no one bothered to question. Sometimes the harsh megaphone-like quality of these vocals actually had more character than a "good" recording.
Aug 28, 2014 08:15PM Add a comment
How Music Works

Louis Vigo
Louis Vigo is on page 37 of 224 of The Obstacle Is the Way: The Timeless Art of Turning Trials into Triumph
Lots of great quotes so far. Very practical and inspirational
Aug 25, 2014 09:02PM Add a comment
The Obstacle Is the Way: The Timeless Art of Turning Trials into Triumph

Louis Vigo
Louis Vigo is on page 108 of 345 of How Music Works
"I've been to performances where the performer attempts to go into a trance and ends up ignoring the audience completely, possibly in order to give a deeper and more perfect rendition of a song or piece of music. When that happens I feel I may as well go home and put on a recording of the same music, which usually sounds better anyway.
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How Music Works

Louis Vigo
Louis Vigo is on page 92 of 345 of How Music Works
Before the advent of recording, vibrato was considered tacky and was a cheaters way to hit the right note without so much skill and perfection. But recording devices recorded sound better that added a smudge or a wobble
Aug 11, 2014 08:08PM Add a comment
How Music Works

Louis Vigo
Louis Vigo is on page 84 of 345 of How Music Works
All sorts of media shape how we see and hear the real world; there is little doubt that our brains can and often do narrow the scope of what we perceive to the extent that things that happen right before our eyes sometimes don't register. Things might impinge on our senses but still fail to register in our brain. Our internal filters are for far more powerful than we might like to think
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How Music Works

Louis Vigo
Louis Vigo is on page 83 of 345 of How Music Works
The technology of the Edison Cylinder was not beyond that of the ancient Romans and Greeks. For all we know someone may have invented it and for whatever reason it failed to flourish. Imagine if we have cylinders of ancient speeches, poems, and other works.
Aug 08, 2014 09:26PM Add a comment
How Music Works

Louis Vigo
Louis Vigo is on page 113 of 192 of A Passion for God: The Spiritual Journey of A. W. Tozer
...'a man who is doing a job and doing it we'll and not complaining is successful. Son, it is better to be the best garbage collector in Chicago than a disgruntled brain surgeon.' He then praised the dignity of work--especially hard work.
Jun 01, 2014 05:33PM Add a comment
A Passion for God: The Spiritual Journey of A. W. Tozer

Louis Vigo
Louis Vigo is on page 109 of 192 of A Passion for God: The Spiritual Journey of A. W. Tozer
"What he did not seem to recognize, however, was the irony of his family's brokenness in the wake of his successful efforts to build the church. He had no inkling that his zeal for God's house was undermining his own"
May 27, 2014 12:17PM Add a comment
A Passion for God: The Spiritual Journey of A. W. Tozer

Louis Vigo
Louis Vigo is on page 56 of 228 of Jesus and the Jewish Roots of the Eucharist: Unlocking the Secrets of the Last Supper
"The Passover was not completed by the death of the victim, but by a "communion" of sorts--by eating the flesh of the sacrifice that had been killed on your behalf. This is pretty heretical in my opinion
May 26, 2014 09:50PM Add a comment
Jesus and the Jewish Roots of the Eucharist: Unlocking the Secrets of the Last Supper

Louis Vigo
Louis Vigo is on page 56 of 228 of Jesus and the Jewish Roots of the Eucharist: Unlocking the Secrets of the Last Supper
Here he tries vainly to elevate the eating of the lamb to a greater meaning than the blood spread on the doorpost. The text gives no such implication, indeed it would only suggest more proof-texting is in play.
May 26, 2014 09:47PM Add a comment
Jesus and the Jewish Roots of the Eucharist: Unlocking the Secrets of the Last Supper

Louis Vigo
Louis Vigo is on page 42 of 228 of Jesus and the Jewish Roots of the Eucharist: Unlocking the Secrets of the Last Supper
"It was a hope for the making of a new and everlasting covenant, which would climax in a heavenly banquet where the righteous would see God, and FEAST ON THE DIVINE PRESENCE". Quite a leap in logic and theology. He makes good on everything then he injects one preposterous fabrication
May 26, 2014 09:33PM Add a comment
Jesus and the Jewish Roots of the Eucharist: Unlocking the Secrets of the Last Supper

Louis Vigo
Louis Vigo is on page 31 of 228 of Jesus and the Jewish Roots of the Eucharist: Unlocking the Secrets of the Last Supper
So far the author hasn't impressed me. He openly admits that he began his lifelong study trying to prove the Catholic doctrine around the Eucharist. To me this is problematic. While we all have our own paradigms and inclinations, biblical scholarship should go wherever scripture dictates. But this kind of scholarship is typical of Catholic academia. I'm trying to be open, I really am.
May 24, 2014 08:20AM Add a comment
Jesus and the Jewish Roots of the Eucharist: Unlocking the Secrets of the Last Supper

Louis Vigo
Louis Vigo is on page 96 of 192 of A Passion for God: The Spiritual Journey of A. W. Tozer
"I'm not anti-reason. I'm not against human reason. I'm just telling you it's a mighty limited tool to work with. God is above human reason and He is above human science. The application of reason to matter, natural law, that's science and that's all science is."
May 20, 2014 08:46PM Add a comment
A Passion for God: The Spiritual Journey of A. W. Tozer

Louis Vigo
Louis Vigo is on page 94 of 192 of A Passion for God: The Spiritual Journey of A. W. Tozer
Tozer read deeply of the journals, letters, and sermons of John Wesley. His mother-in-law had introduced him to the Wesley brothers' works, and he was profoundly stirred by John Wesley's declaration that he was a "man of One Book, but the student of many". The founder of Methodism exhorted ministers to read widely but to sift it all through the lens of the Bible
May 20, 2014 08:13PM Add a comment
A Passion for God: The Spiritual Journey of A. W. Tozer

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