~ Kent says that the air in Irvine has improved. The wind must be blowing the fires in a slightly different direction.
~ IMAP is becoming an option on Gmail -- as reported here. Some users already have it available (I don't, yet). It just keeps getting better.
~ Google has purchased microblog tool jaiku.com -- I like the idea but have no time for that.
~ Free VoIP phone # and service
~ Pictures of the break-in at Owen's
~ The University of Phoenix has approval to begin offering its first PhD programs: one in higher ed admin and the other in industrial/organizational psych.
~ Bookmark: Mark D Baker's Resources on the Atonement. (via)
~ While in Chuuk last weekend I finished a book that I'm hoping to write about -- if I can ever get out of crisis mode. And then I started into Scot McKnight's A Community Called Atonement. Baker (see above) is reacting against the abuses and extremes of the penal substitutionary atonement metaphor. McKnight's argument seems to be slightly different in nature. He is suggesting that it is in our interaction with all the biblical metaphors that the work of atonement breaks into our lives. It isn't so much what they represent but in what they do to us. I have a lot more to read. But so far it's perhaps the most stimulating book on the topic that I've read.
~ Chocolate Ramen -- yum! ...I think