The best bits – February 12, 2009

Here's what has excited me from the blogosphere today.

  • 22 English words that still exist almost entirely because of hymns and the King James Bible
  • Atheist theologians
  • Interesting little piece on how moral atheists are a step closer to Christianity than they think. Given that they ask the same questions that Christians do… salient point from the piece:brthere is a protest atheism which wrestles with God as Job did, and for the sake of the suffering of created beings which cries out to high heaven denies that there is a just God who rules the world in love. This atheism is profoundly theological, for the theodicy question — “If there is a good God, why all this evil?” — is also the fundamental question of every Christian theology which takes seriously the dying Christ’s question to God: “My God, why have you forsaken me?

  • Amish Hackers and Early Adopters
  • Interesting, but pretty long, piece on the Amish.

  • Cover-Up

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Nathan runs St Eutychus. He loves Jesus. His wife. His daughter. His son. His other daughter. His dog. Coffee. And the Internet. He is the pastor of City South Presbyterian Church, a church in Brisbane, a graduate of Queensland Theological College (M. Div) and the Queensland University of Technology (B. Journ). He spent a significant portion of his pre-ministry-as-a-full-time-job life working in Public Relations, and now loves promoting Jesus in Brisbane and online. He can't believe how great it is that people pay him to talk and think about Jesus. If you'd like to support his writing financially you can do that by giving to his church.