Wednesday, April 7, 2010

What?????

So I'm in a meeting today with two web developers. I mentioned in passing that I use LaTeX, and that led to me showing off a couple documents I've prepared. I showed them the version of Kelly's Lectures on the Church of God, because it has some Greek and Latin characters that are difficult to represent accurately in a word processor.

One of them says, "You read William Kelly?"

"Oh yeah!" I reply, "Do you?"

"I have all his books," he says, "I like Ironside too."

"My favourite author is J. N. Darby," I respond.

"I have all his books too," says the web developer.

Who'd have guessed? Here I am working at this ultra-liberal university, and it turns out one of the web developers---a web developer!---is reading Kelly, Darby, and Ironside.

This might well be the most exciting morning I've had since moving out here.

4 comments:

Web Developer said...

Yeah it has been an exciting day for me too.

Chuck said...

But does he read FWG?

Caleb aka "Web Developer" said...

I have read a Little FWG but mostly WK, JND, and Ironside. I also really enjoy some of the more modern writings in pamphlets that were put out by Bible Truth Publishers. Some of these tend toward legalism which I am no fan of, but there are some real treasures.

Shan said...

Uh..."ultra-liberal university"? The one YOU work at? Amazing, how you can't tell books by their covers...or which shelf they're on. Stop me if this metaphor isn't working.
/stop

And, in other news, would you believe there are terrible, evil people attending ultra-conservative churches? No, seriously.