Monday, December 17

Random

~ Church attendance in London has increased a phenomenal 7% since 2002. -- Link

My guess is that there are two streams feeding the growth pattern -- Alpha and immigration from Africa and Asia.

~ The world's sea levels could rise twice as high this century as UN climate scientists have predicted, according to researchers who looked at what happened more than 100,000 years ago, the last time Earth got this hot. -- Link

We're safe. We're on a rise -- but the Lutheran Church of Guam, which sits on the beach, may want to move everything up onto the second story.

~ The Institute for Creation Research Graduate School is trying to add an online master's degree in science education to its curriculum -- in Texas. They're having trouble because according to an article in the Dallas Morning News, apparently Texas does not recognize the TRACS accreditation that ICR has. What the article fails to mention is that ICR withdrew from TRACS (.pdf) this year and apparently now has no accreditation. That is perhaps one of the issues. Then there's that little court ruling in September which prohibits the State of Texas from trying to regulate seminaries. That could become a part of the discussion -- even though ICR is not a seminary.

~ Dan Fogelberg died yesterday morning -- prostate cancer. -- Link

~ Google is one of the few large companies that gets one fundamental rule of the Internet: Trying stuff is cheaper than deciding whether to try it. (Compare the cost of paying and feeding someone to do a few weeks of P* hacking to the full cost of the meetings that went into a big company decision.) -- Link (via)

Isn't this what Tom Peters was talking about back in the 80's? Ready, fire, aim -- bias for action.

~ I was gathering some information today from the Southern Baptist's church planting website and I was again impressed with how many resources they make available. -- Link

~ The Orthodox Study Bible is now scheduled for release on February 12th. The price is steep -- $50 -- but it does contain a new English translation of the Septuagint ("LXX" -- Greek translation of the Old Testament -- which the Eastern Orthodox Churches consider to be the authoritative version) -- Link
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