Posts tagged "South Carolina"

Don’t Throw Rhat . . .

Don’t Throw Rhat . . .

Romans 5:20 Now the law came in to increase the trespass . . . .
Overheard last night during debate between ESPN college football analyst Mark May and former Notre Dame coach Lou Holtz about South Carolina’s play call late in its game last Saturday versus Kentucky, which resulted in a game ending interception:

May: I totally disagree. You’re Steve Spurrier, you’re on the road in a hostile environment. They called a timeout before the play. You tell your quarterback they’re two things you cannot do.

Holtz: No! No!

May: (1) fumble the ball, (2) throw an interception.

Holtz: No! No!

May: You have the field…

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The Big Shaggy

The Big Shaggy

From David Brooks’ editorial in yesterday’s NY Times, an eloquent look at how the current decline in interest in the humanities may well lead to a less profound understanding of human nature, and original sin in particular:

“Over the past century or so, people have built various systems to help them understand human behavior: economics, political science, game theory and evolutionary psychology. These systems are useful in many circumstances. But none completely explain behavior because deep down people have passions and drives that don’t lend themselves to systemic modeling. They have yearnings and fears that …

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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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Death and Wal-Mart

Death and Wal-Mart

Well, I have been MIA for the past few weeks due to moving, traveling, etc., but I stumbled across this article on MSNBC.com a week or so ago, and thought it worth mentioning. It turns out that Wal-Mart has begun to sell coffins online, that’s right, coffins. Now it is truly your one-stop shopping destination. The best part is that you can find the caskets under the “health and beauty” section:)

A lot could be said about the new additions to the Wal-Mart inventory, but I found myself

feeling very grateful for this development because it reminds us…

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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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Secret Lives…

Secret Lives…

This week marks yet another story of the secret lives we are capable of living due to the fallenness of our human nature. Down here in South Carolina, Governor Mark Sanford, a man who has staunchly stood up for family values, was busted for having an extramarital affair with a mistress from Argentina he has known for 8 years and with whom he has been romantically active with over the past year. Suspicious thoughts started circling the local airwaves when state officials and politicians could not reach the governor for several days earlier in the week. His…

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Nepotism – A Tribute To John Camp

Nepotism – A Tribute To John Camp

I came across the following album cover yesterday and couldn’t resist posting it in tribute to my brother John.

For the past few years, John has been diligently exploring the intersection of historical Anglicanism and the (international) Disco movement of the late 1970s. His findings, of which there are many, can be found on his amazing blog, John Camp.

John’s presence on the web doesn’t end there, though. The first 12″ of his DJ work was released in the UK last week (here), and as part of his day job at Church of the Holy Cross in Charleston, South Carolina, his sermons…

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