Things I have recently spotted that may be of interest to someone else:
Anyone interested in Christian fiction, by and about African-Americans, should probably check Christian Fiction, a blog by two (although I've only seen posts by one of them) African-American writers, and (sometimes) about such fiction.
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From Harper's, a panel discussion on the state of the US economy, which, among other things, affects overseas missions, as US funds don't go nearly as far as they used to in many other countries. (The article doesn't mention that, but other aspects of the situation.) I was amazed to read that the panelists seemed to agree that something like Bush's private retirement savings accounts would be a good thing, although they were against paying for it by borrowing extensively.
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I continue to use Bloglines for my RSS feeds, and it seems to work just fine for that. However, using it for searches within blogs is another matter. I subscribe to several searches, and occasionally use some of those keywords in my own posts. (Google does search within blogs--I use alerts--but it doesn't do a terrific job of that. Bloglines used to.) Bloglines isn't returning any of my own uses. It is returning some hits from other blogs, though. How many searchers would profit from my posts? How many posts I would profit from aren't being returned? I don't know.
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Quote from an editorial in Christianity Today: All science is ultimately a matter of trust. The tools, methods, and mathematical skills scientists acquire over years of training are beyond the reach of the rest of us, even of scientists in different fields. Thanks to the creation-evolution debate, mistrust between scientists and conservative Christians runs deep. But those scarred by battles with evolutionists might still consider heeding the scientists who are warning us about climate change. As an evangelical scientist said to me recently, the debate over climate change is very much like Pascal's wager, that famous argument for belief in God.