Basketball, Theology, & the NCAA Tournament ~ BitterSweetLife

Sunday, March 18, 2007

Basketball, Theology, & the NCAA Tournament


Hoops & Theology, You Dig?

One thing I've noticed about the
Basketball & Theology concentration this blog pioneers: few can really pull it off. This isn't to say they don't try.

As an example in this category, consider R. Sherman's recent effort, an
enthusiastic but error-riddled piece that was founded on an incorrect understanding of God's will re: the Jayhawks and Texas Longhorns in the NCAA. Sad to say, USC erased the Longhorns from the tourney today and the integrity of Sherman's post suffered accordingly. And this from a guy who broke into the blogosphere with the sterling C.S. Lewis & Basketball series! Disappointing (but very, very funny).

But on to the good news. I just came across this
solid Hoops & Theology post from Blake White. Ironically, Blake was also rooting for Texas today, but he managed to avoid the serious errors that Sherman stumbled into. Instead, he comments on common grace and its relation to basketball (a key factor in God's enjoyment of KU). Well done, Blake. Perhaps you could offer some correctional advice to Mr. Sherman?

As the
Jayhawks gear up for the Elite Eight, having thumped Kentucky, it's only right to recognize these recent efforts. If there are others out there making inroads in this Basketball & Theology field, be sure and let me know. Rock chalk.



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6 comments:

rob said...

elite eight? I think you meant sweet 16. But maybe the Salukies (sp?) of Southern Illionis don't scare you that much. :)

Ariel said...

elite eight? I think you meant sweet 16.

That was my confidence speaking. Although KU is gearing up for the Elite Eight, right? The Sweet Sixteen is already a trophy on the wall. :)

rob said...

lol...well they are actually in the sweet sixteen field, but they haven't advanced past it to the elite eight yet. They have to beat S. Ill. to do so.

rob said...

but if you were joking then yes the sweet sixteen is already in hand...in one of my brackets i have them winning it all. They looked pretty good yesterday!

R. Sherman said...

I'm wondering whether that fact that KU is too busy storing up trophies here means that in the next life, it will drop to Division III?

Cheers.

Ariel said...

I'm wondering whether that fact that KU is too busy storing up trophies here means that in the next life, it will drop to Division III?

Ha, clever. Fortunately, the Jayhawks bring a lot of intangibles to the table. You know, the stuff that goes in the where moth and rust do not destroy column.

I'm riding pretty high here.

 

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