Friday, December 14

Random

~ Google's answer to Wikipedia -- "knol", which stands for a unit of knowledge -- will include bylines and tighter standards. -- Link

They're not yet allowing civilian access to knol's private beta -- not even for a look-see. I can't imagine that it will be too long before someone leaks that info. Of course, Google will string everyone along for as long as possible to create anticipation. And they won't spend a penny on publicity.

~ The next generation of air fare finders -- Yahoo FareChase is beating out the competition -- in spite of shortcomings -- Link

~ Apparently there are some Christians who are worried that the gospel will lose its significance if the retailers say "happy holidays" instead of "merry Christmas" -- such power! -- nominalism meets American pop culture. -- Link

Chocolate Cherry Diet Dr Pepper "For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor Best Buy or Gap, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord." Romans 8:38-39

~ Why US food prices are up -- in a nutshell, global tastes are changing and creating new demands for the foods that Americans like to eat & the demands that biofuel are putting on the agricultural system -- Link

~ Mark Roberts has a good summary of N.T. Wright's "new perspective on Paul." More importantly, though, he is an irenic sola scriptura voice. -- Link (via)

~ Has anyone on Guam tried Cherry Chocolate Diet Dr Pepper? Is it available here? I enjoy chocolate soda so it sounds like something I'd like to try. -- Link

~ "The 10 most overpaid US jobs and the little effort they require" -- Link

~ New arrivals in the mail today: Perspectives on Election -- Five Views edited by Chad Owen Brand (Broadman and Holman, 2006) & Claiming Christ -- A Mormon-Evangelical Debate by Robert Millet and Gerald McDermott (Brazos, 2007). Students from my world religions class will recognize that McDermott is the author of one of the books we use in that class -- God's Rivals -- Why Has God Allowed Different Religions? (IVP, 2007)
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