Did you know Satan is blogging? And it is awesome.
Ok it’s not exactly blogging but it is a book of his blogs….ohh and did I mention it is awesome!
Jeffrey Pugh – a podcast legend when he came to discuss Dietrich Bonhoeffer – just published his newest book “Devil’s Ink: Blog from the Basement Office.” The moment he sent me a message about it I thought….”wow this is book idea I wish I had thought of. It’s like the web 2.0 version of C.S. Lewis’ Screwtape Letters.” If that was all it still would have been a cool book…..but there is a whole bunch more.
Pugh takes the voice of Satan and doesn’t limit his attention to issues on the personal plane but goes straight for the macro issues. In the book you hear Satan reflect on Disney world, the New Atheists, the Church going Constantine, the war on terror, the ‘invisible hand’ of the free market, Western secularization, theodicy, nationalism, ‘spiritual but not religious,’ science as a part of culture, the Amish, mass\new media, Backstreet Boys, Dan Brown, Star Trek, Bob Dylan, the IMF, Tim LaHaye, Neocons, South Park, Britney Spears, and Zizek. And that is just the topics I put on post-its for the coming podcast interview! All these topics and more get discussed with a devilish humor and a theological sensitivity that will get the juices flowing.
It is rare that I get a book in the mail and can’t put it down until I am done but this book did it. You should buy this book and tell your friends. Right now it is under 10 bucks on amazon and well worth the investment.
NOW for the big question….should Dr. Pugh have to do the podcast interview in character?