Archives for Aug 6, 2009 @ 15:07

A Surprising Delight (with an offer of a prize)

I had a riot reading Ammon Shea’s Reading the OED: One Man, One Year, 21,730 Pages . There are two parts to this book — there is the personal story of the experience of reading 8-10 hours a day, holed up in a library in NYC, consuming large quantities of espresso — he says a [Read More…]

Acts and Mission 4

This is the most important “mission” text in the history of the Church: When the day of Pentecost came, they were all together in one place. Suddenly a sound like the blowing of a violent wind came from heaven and filled the whole house where they were sitting. They saw what seemed to be tongues [Read More…]

Twitter impact

Twitter was down this morning for quite awhile. (I just saw this on the news.) Did it impact you at all? Has Twitter become part of your job or your connections so that it an outage like this disrupts you? Are you increasingly relying on Twitter for anything? Etc. Thoughts? [Read more…]

A Fine Tuned Universe? 10 (RJS)

We finish off this series on Alister McGrath’s book A Fine-Tuned Universe: The Quest for God in Science and Theology with a brief look at his conclusions, tying his major themes together. First a reiteration of what a robust natural theology is not (according to McGrath at least): According to McGrath the interplay between science [Read More…]

Atheist Delusions 2

Strident critics of “religion” today would like us to imagine a society without religion and to begin constructing a society without religion.  David Bentley Hart, in chapter one of his new book, Atheist Delusions: The Christian Revolution and Its Fashionable Enemies , takes on “The gospel of unbelief” and puts to the test the underlying [Read More…]