So I haven’t posted in a few days, even after my great proclamation about posting more regularly. There is, however, a very good reason for this. My Internet has been on the fritz since last Thursday or Friday. But I’m back, and I have news. I have, in my blog link travels, come across a blog belonging to a guy I knew both in college and later while I was pastoring at Heritage in Regina.
His name is Jon Coutts and he is one of the brighter and more articulate guys I’ve known in my life. He also appears to be doing graduate work in theology, though I haven’t a clue where (last I heard he was pastoring in Manitoba). Anyways, his blog is linked on the sidebar now and you should really go check it out. My very favorite thing that I found on his blog is his thesis work. It looks like a fun little number on natural theology and Chesterton’s The Man Who Was Thursday. If you’ve never read any Chesterton you need to, because he’s fantastic (I was gonna say awesomer than ten awesome things, but that has the unfortunate quality of both sounding and being dumb). I don’t know whether to tell you to start with Thursday or Orthodoxy, because they are both wonderful in their own very different ways. Of course you could also start with something a little lighter like his Father Brown books (e.g. The Innocence of Father Brown). Jon also has a great title for his thesis: This Side of Sunday. Man that’s great. I really do believe that the ability to develop an interesting or engaging title is a litmus test for how good a book is likely to be. This, I suppose, is yet another proof that nobody will ever read my thesis, lovingly titled “White Bulls and Wild Goats: A Literary Examination of the Function of Animal Imagery in Early Jewish Apocalyptic Literature.” I think the subtitle is where I really ride it off the rails, but I don’t have the time or energy to think of anything better, so there ya go.
All of this to say, go and read Jon’s blog. Oh, and I really am back and blogging, the hiatus wasn’t my fault. Time for sleep now, cheers all.