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The News of the Week for Apple Folks: 
The iPad


Have you seen our kids at Mabanteneni? Think about sponsoring a child. (Be patient, it takes about a minute for all the pictures of the kids to load.)
Pray for iMonk.
Marius Nel’s review of Ferguson’s book has now been picked up by Englewood Review of Books.
Pope Benedict 16 encourages internet use by priests in order to preach the gospel. Emerging Catholicism is what he’s trying to create. (HT: RM)
Julie Clawson: getting beyond the talk to the deed.
Jim Martin: beginning a new series on relationships.
Dan Kimball: talking about emerging.
Tom Smith: earning vs. yearning.
MarkoFam.jpgIs this a webinar for many of our readers or what?! (HT: MK) Anyone want to live tweet it online? (I have a seminar that day to attend and I don’t think I can take it in.)
Marko’s got a wonderful list of daily resolutions from Clyde Kilby. (HT: TJ) [Marko and Fam to the right!] Marko is back blogging so make sure you have a link to his site.
Eugene on a theology of singlehood.
Must-see “piece” of theology.
Congrats to Kathy Khang, now officially a Korean-American. First order of business, Bears or Packers?
Suggestive post by Tony Myles: Don’t call me Veronica!
Suggestive post by Brett on the movies.
Suggestive post by L.L. Barkat on the impact of business on spirituality.
Doubters, arise!
Supersessionism is a big one these days.
Is there a Niebuhr today?
What’s wrong with the iPad? It seems to me to be mostly a media reader.
What’s wrong with the Supreme Court decision? Bob is one of the few talking about this.
Meanderings in the News
1. Meanwhile, the conservatives over at The National Review unleash a series of explanations of the Scott Brown election in Massachusetts: Mark Steyn, Rich Lowry, Charles Krauthammer, Michael Knox Beran, Jonah Goldberg, Deroy Murdock, Larry Kudlow and then Thomas Sowell provides his take on how Republicans can win over black voters.
2. I followed their advice.
JDSalinger.jpg3. James Wood: “Terrible catastrophes inevitably encourage appeals to God. We who are, at present, unfairly luckier, whether believers or not, might reflect on the almost invariably uncharitable history of theodicy, and on the reality that in this context no invocation of God beyond a desperate appeal for help makes much theological sense. For either God is punitive and interventionist (the Robertson view), or as capricious as nature and so absent as to be effectively nonexistent (the Obama view). Unfortunately, the Bible, which frequently uses God’s power over earth and seas as the sign of his majesty and intervening power, supports the first view; and the history of humanity’s lon
ely suffering decisively suggests the second.”
4. The same topic at WP’s “On Faith.”
5. Good story of rescue in Haiti.
6. C’mon, it’s every citizen’s duty!
7. John Paul II and self-flagellation.
8. What’s most noticeable to you in this report?
9. I wonder if anyone will turn in “Blue Parakeet”?
10. Good piece on J.D. Salinger. Won’t the biographers have a time figuring that guy out?! (Image above left.)
Meanderings in Sports
This young man, Jonathan Williams, is about to become our nephew-in-law (that a term?).
Shoes are changing how we run.
Cool, cool story about Peyton Manning and Drew Brees. (HT: JW)
Cooler story about Kurt Warner and his family.
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posted January 30, 2010 at 6:42 am

From Dan Kimball’s piece on emerging: “Youth pastors stopped wearing mullets. Goatees were adopted, but at least they were better than mullets.” OK, I understand this is a laugh line; I know this was supposed to be a “joke.” :) But it gets to the heart of one of my problems with emerging: How many female pastors, youth or otherwise, wear mullets or goatees? Why is maleness assumed as normative? Why are females erased? Am I to assume there are no female youth pastors in the emerging church?

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posted January 30, 2010 at 8:46 am

I thought some of the points made here ( in defense of the iPad and its features was pretty good. Her point about Flash, especially, is one with which I sympathize. Viewed as a netbook (as netbooks are used most often) it really does make more sense.
My guess is that version 2 will be when I bite.

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Ray Fowler

posted January 30, 2010 at 9:11 am

Hmmm, is that a picture of a real iPad or one of the early guesses at what it might look like? Thanks for the Facebook settings link. I just changed mine, too.

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Kathy Khang

posted January 30, 2010 at 10:04 am

Bears or Packers? That’s not a legitimate question, Scot! Da Bears!

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L.L. Barkat

posted January 30, 2010 at 11:22 am

Thanks for the link, Scot! :)

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Michael W. Kruse

posted January 30, 2010 at 1:19 pm

I’ve signed up for the “Darwin Made Me Do It: Evolution and the Doctrine of Sin” webinar. Might be able to twitter the Dialogue if others are going to be present.

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