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We need a lawyer: FTC is now suggesting (?requiring) bloggers to disclose payments for endorsements. OK, many of the books I blog about are sent to me as a “Review Copy.” Is this new ruling about books or bigger issues? 
You can get the music version of the Jesus Creed (by Seven Mile Walk) as an MP3 and on iTunes (not sure how to do a link to iTunes).
Here it is! The history of social media — in one location. (HT: GO)
RobBell.jpgOn defining evangelicalism: John Stackhouse has an important suggestion.
On defining evangelicalism: Rob Bell, Round Two (or Three).
Adam has always been part of defining what the emergent folks are up to, and this post about Posterous shows he’s at the forefront again.
War widows — from Karen.
A good reminder by Tamara Buchan.
A good review by Mark Galli.
A good reminder from Jim Martin.
A good review from LaVonne Neff.
A good reminder by Eugene Cho.
A good review by Dan Reid.
John Stackhouse: why Christianity is believable: One, Two, Three.
The counter-assault on incivility by Jason Byassee.
Good suggestion about when to check email.
David Brooks: “At this point people like me could throw up our hands and oppose everything. But that’s not what adulthood is about. In the real world, you often don’t get to choose what your options will be. You have to choose from a few bad options. The real health care choice now is between the status quo and the bill primarily authored by Senator Max Baucus, Democrat of Montana, that is emerging from the Senate Finance Committee.”
1. Our unemployment hurts singles more than marrieds.
2. Ross Douthat, in his review of Karen Armstrong’s newest: “Most people, though, are not mystics and philosophers, and they are hungry for myths that are not only resonant but true. Apophatic religion may be the most rigorous way to go in search of an elusive God. But for most believers, it will remain a poor substitute for the idea that God has come in search of us.”
3. My colleague, Brad Nassif, cited in this NYTimes piece (though Brad is Antiochene, the church picture is Hagia Sophia).
5. Interview of Michael Card.
6. I don’t know what you think about the Olympic trip by President Obama, but articles like this one by Julian Zelizer strike me as pettiness. Obama was there four hours and continued his discussions about health care and international issues with advisors. It was a chance for the whole country. 
7. Obama on terrorism … good article.
8. Paul Krugman, predictably: “But more important, the episode illustrated an essential truth about the state of American politics: at this point, the guiding principle of one of our nation’s two great political parties is spite pure and simple. If Republicans think something might be good
for the president, they’re against it — whether or not it’s good for America.” The issue here is if Krugman will continue the tradition of spite, which was no less the case during the Bush era, or will he find a better way?
9. Here’s that better way, at least often: David Brooks.
10. Back to the right side: the Lisbon Treaty, Ireland, England, and the USA.
Wow, this guy deserves some awards at the White House.
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