Some while ago I recommended Doug Wilson’s fine little volume A Serrated Edge. For those of you who haven’t yet had the pleasure, it is a sterling defense of mockery and sarcasm as biblically appropriate means of communication…at times. Must reading in our lily-livered age of Precious Moments figurines and sappy politically correct fears of hurting anyone’s feelings.
I once again commend the book to you heartily. Buy it and read it — you won’t be sorry.
But some of you aren’t going to buy the book. It would be nice if you could — for free — get your hands on a good chunk of related material, just to get your feet wet, as it were. And for those of you who’ve read it…I know you want more.
Well, here’s your chance. A little while ago I ran across John Frame’s detailed review of A Serrated Edge. To which Doug Wilson published a detailed response. Both of these items are available for free online at the links above. Whether you’ve read the book or not, you will profit from reading this interchange. (The more astute observers will notice that I’m about 3 years late with the notice on this one. What can I say? Wilson writes faster than I can keep up with; I haven’t begun to conquer his backlist, especially if we’re counting online stuff.)
And a hint for the folks at Canon: Whenever you get round to reprinting the book, throw these two in as an appendix. The book will be much better for it.