Posts tagged "Gulf Coast"

Why Oil Spills Don’t Happen to Rich People

Why Oil Spills Don’t Happen to Rich People

Author and documentary filmmaker Jamie Johnson, (yep, from the alpha-family who created all that baby shampoo), has made something of a career by talking about the world he knows best…the upper 1% of American society. Street cred and generations of trust funds aside, one of Johnson’s recent articles in Vanity Fair sheds new light upon the oil spill which has affected an already beleaguered Louisiana.
‘The situation in the Gulf Coast is truly tragic,’ he writes, ‘but you wouldn’t likely be seeing it if the wealthy Northeastern population lived there. The rich are able to protect themselves, while others are…

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Hello, Belly Button…

Hello, Belly Button…

It’s been two weeks since the Pensacola Mini-Conference, and Gil Kracke’s excellent break-out session is still very much on my mind. If you haven’t downloaded it yet, do yourself the favor. You won’t be disappointed!

Gil started his thesis from a very old concept, called incurvatus in se, a term that some say originated with Augustine, and which can be defined as a life lived looking “inward” at ourselves rather than looking “outward” to God.

The idea of incurvatus in se is sort of like a form of spina bifida, whereby our backs are curved inward on themselves so…

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