And the blogging world is abuzz with news of A.N. Wilson's conversion (h/t Michael). Wilson has written about it here and here. It's fantastic! I particularly liked this quote:
Easter does not answer such questions by clever-clever logic. Nor is it irrational. On the contrary, it meets our reason and our hearts together, for it addresses the whole person.
In the past, I have questioned its veracity and suggested that it should not be taken literally. But the more I read the Easter story, the better it seems to fit and apply to the human condition. That, too, is why I now believe in it.
Easter confronts us with a historical event set in time. We are faced with a story of an empty tomb, of a small group of men and women who were at one stage hiding for their lives and at the next were brave enough to face the full judicial persecution of the Roman Empire and proclaim their belief in a risen Christ.
Michael has followed this up with a great post on doubt. Go and read it now.
Picture from the SMH, Kate Geraghty.