Around the web: Christopher Hitchens, HymnSing pictures, googling in 2011
Hope you all are having a good end to the week. Here's the best of what we saw online this week.
:: Christopher Hitchens has died: Outspoken atheist writer and public intellectual Christopher Hitchens died on Thursday night. Doug Wilson, his old debate partner, has written a fantastic obituary you really must read. Seriously, go read it right now. Justin Taylor also has a good blog post, including a video highlighting a scene with Hitchens talking to Wilson in a car, discussing what he thinks are the strengths of the Theistic worldview and why he wouldn't exactly wish for a world completely free from religion.
:: 5 Lessons I Learned Along the Way - From the author of Your Brain on Porn: “Years ago my wife surprised me with a direct question about my use of pornography. What followed that question is known in our marriage as ‘The Confession.’ The brutal truth of my long addiction came to light and a long, painful journey of healing began. As God has brought healing into my life, there are five key lessons I have learned, and each one has been crucial to my freedom.”
:: How We Googled in 2011 - The top Google search for 2011 - pop singer Rebecca Black. Yep, we kind of stink as a culture, don't we?
:: Pictures from the Hymn Sing - Jumper took some photos at the New City event.
"Fairy tales are more than true; not because they tell us that dragons exist, but because they tell that dragons can be beaten." - G.K. Chesterton