Posts tagged "Fitz Allison"

Take Heed! (A sermon from Frank Limehouse)

Take Heed! (A sermon from Frank Limehouse)

I have the privilege of leading a little “book club” at Holy Cross, Sullivan’s Island.  A few weeks ago we began reading/studying Gerhard Forde’s juggernaut “On Being a Theologian of the Cross”, a book that cannot be recommended highly enough. In trying to elucidate/introduce people to the theology of the cross (as opposed to a theology of glory), I’ve been pulling from all over the map. Last night, for example, the notes included many passages from Scripture, plus excerpts from Melancthon, Tyndale, Grace in Practice, Fitz Allison, A. McGrath, not to mention portions of OBATOTC.

We closed by reading…

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Fern Seed and Elephants

Fern Seed and Elephants

Fitz Allison suggested at the recent Mockingbird conference that we take a look at an essay by C.S. Lewis called “Fern Seed and Elephants.” It was in the context of Fitz talking about how to read the Bible — and how it makes a big difference, as it does when you are falling in love, with whether you approach the Bible (or beloved) with Trust… or with Suspicion.

Here are a few selected bits… click here to read the whole thing.

It is hard to persevere in a close study when you can work up no prima facie confidence in your teachers….

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Weds Morning Rock N Roll: Brian Wilson’s "Midnight’s Another Day"

I missed my chance to post this on Good Friday, but as Fitz Allison says, “every day around here is Good Friday!” This is Brian’s unbelievably touching and powerful song from the otherwise lackluster “That Lucky Old Sun” record. Many people thought he didn’t have a song of this quality in him anymore. It not only has a strong death-resurrection vibe, it serves as a response to that other latter-day masterpiece, “Til I Die”. Plus, to see Brian himself doubles its power – the man has just been so obviously ravaged by life. Enjoy:Lost my wayThe sun grew dimStepped over…

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Do You Feel Lucky? Imputation and "The Cooler"

Do You Feel Lucky? Imputation and "The Cooler"

The word “imputation” is the best attempt to translate into English a Greek word that means things like “regard,” or “attribute,” or “accredit,” or “credit.” In a nutshell, it boils down to something like “the treatment of something as having attributes that it does not intrinsically have.” Simple, right? At the recent Mockingbird conference, C. FitzSimons Allison (retired Episcopal Bishop of South Carolina) asserted that all of Christian theology, and the very Good News itself, hangs on this word.

But let’s talk about The Cooler. William H. Macy plays the unluckiest guy in the world, who works…

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How Sinners Become Saints – Bp. FitzSimons Allison

How Sinners Become Saints – Bp. FitzSimons Allison

I had the pleasure of hearing Bp. Fitz Allison deliver a home run of a sermon on All Saints Day this past week at my church here in the lowcountry of South Carolina (St. John’s Parish, Johns Island). When I sat down in the pew and noticed the appointed readings for the day, I wondered how in world was Bp. Allison going to handle such pointed texts, and I wondered if he was going to tone down his approach. What he delivered from the pulpit was a pure gem and a true testimony to the Gospel message –…

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