Happy Birthday Alice Sullivan & Real Clear Religion

Alice Sullivan, for those Jeremy Lott’s Diary readers who don’t know her, is a Nashville based editor who worked on a few of my books when she was at Thomas Nelson and still serves as a well trained ear for my longer writing projects. She’s also a friend who is enjoying — oh let’s call it — her 29th birthday today. (Misery and despair/people dying everywhere/happy birthday to you.)

Alice’s birthday is extra-easy for me to remember because it’s the same day that Real Clear Religion was launched, in 2010. That’s right, RCR is now entering its terrible twos. Hopefully, we can keep the public tantrums to a minimum.

Trinities and Tooth Fairies

Last week, I did double duty because Real Clear Religion deputy Nick Hahn was having his wisdom teeth yanked out. I explained to him that he wasn’t allowed near the website and even ordered him off the Internet for several days because we didn’t want him inventing some new “Vicodin-based religion.”

That was a joke, of course, but it turned out to be a whole lot closer to the mark than I could have guessed. When he came to after the operation, Nick was extremely loopy and loquacious. He saw that one of the teeth that had been extracted had three prongs or three points or somesuch and decided to delve into the theological significance of the numeral.

Nick said, “Look at that, three! I could tell you a lot about the Trinity! I’m a theologian!” and continued on in that vein for quite some time.