Tuesday, February 21, 2006

Old Home Week - Straight Outa Muncie

As I said below, I'm from Anderson, but I actually lived somewhere between Anderson and Muncie. Home boyz can represent! Caution: Not for young ears.


Monday, February 20, 2006

First the Bad News and then the Good

I grew up in Anderson, Indiana. At one time it was a huge General Motors factory town and most everyone I knew was employed there. Since the early 80's, however, GM has been in decline and the town has fallen on hard economic times. Yesterday the New York Times did a story on Anderson. This is the bad news...

Company Town Relies on G.M. Long After Plants Have Closed

Now the good news is that Anderson has not been completely depleted of brains. This guy has recently begun to pull victory from the jaws of defeat like Joe Montana in the '79 Cotton Bowl. He's my hero for so many reasons...

Check out the interview:

Indiana Business Spotlight: I Power Energy Systems, LLC

Thursday, February 16, 2006

Great point from Chauvet

"The presence of Christ is indeed inscribed in the bread and wine" but "is not circumscribed there"

Tuesday, February 14, 2006

Chuck Norris Facts

Hillarious site...


Great Article

Here's a great article from the Japery:

"On the Need for Ecclesiological Education Born-Again Yesterday"

Some choice quotes...

As Noll and many others have noted (confirming my own experience as well), “Most ex-Catholic evangelicals … were not well catechized, and often their Catholic experience was nominal, mechanical, or (in some instances) abusive; by contrast, many ex-evangelical Catholics reasoned themselves into Catholicism from articulate evangelical positions.” In other words, immature Catholics are more likely to become evangelicals, while maturing evangelicals are more likely to become Catholic.

Tradition must become inheritable, or always-already inherited, to be wholly itself. It must become a gift of givenness, given to the point of being so formative it is ineradicable even from minds that turn against it. It must be so given that it is liable to be taken for granted, in need of rethinking and renewal–but without schism and interminable question-filled “conversations.”

Sunday, February 12, 2006

Old Testament Survey

After a short hiatus (since July), I am active again teaching in the church. Our rector at Anglican Church of the Resurrection in St. Louis has graciously allowed me to offer a survey course on the Old Testament. I am calling the course, "The Hebrew Bible for Modern Christian Goyim." Fortunately, I have been blessed with what seems to be an excellent group of participants.

I have designed the course on a kind of sliding-scale format. Occasional attendees will benefit from a self contained lesson while more ambitious folks will have collateral reading so that the course will approximate a college-level offering.

Interested folks can check out the syllabus here.

Tuesday, February 07, 2006

A Cottage Industry...

Protesters Burn Danish Flag

It never occured me to ask before, but how do seething Muslims manage to come across the National flags they routinely burn? I mean, I would have no idea where to go to buy a Danish flag, but these folks seem to have a ready supply at hand.

This article explains how there's money to be made in protests:

Gaza Shopkeeper Stocks Up

Sunday, February 05, 2006

Taking the Bus to Canton

ND Bettis

Jerome Bettis said the Bus stops in Detroit at Super Bowl XV. I think there is one more stop in Canton, Ohio.

Thanks for the memories. This will always be my favorite from the '92 Sugar ("Cheerios") Bowl.