Thu 6 Mar 2008
Sorry that I haven’t been posting lately … that “real life” thing has started eating up most of my free time now that I’ve actually started working (still part-time at this point) with TruthMedia and serving actively at my church.
Lately though I’ve been trying to get back into reading more often, and the current book I’m working through is Timothy Keller’s The Reason for God: Belief in an Age of Skepticism. It was recommended by a couple different blogs that I frequent (independently of eachother) so I figured I’d pick it up. It’s quite well written so far (I’m only about 20% done at this point) and I like the fact that it is sort of a reply to Dawkins/Harris/Dennet/Hitchens without actually being presented that way (as merely a rebuttal or defense). He brings a scholar’s mind and a pastor’s heart to his writing which helps to make it intellectually rigorous while at the same time compassionate and humble.
I recently also saw an interesting post about Tim Keller speaking at Google headquarters about his book. Apparently it was the largest turn out ever for a Google “Author Talk” event. Hopefully the talk will be posted on YouTube or something soon. Quote: “Weak faith in a strong object is infinitely better than strong faith in a weak object.” Check out the book if you haven’t already, it’s good stuff.