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An announcement below the jump about the future of this blog, in the very short term, and beyond:
As longtime readers may recall, I took a job at the Templeton Foundation in January in part to help create and run a new web magazine, Big Questions Online, which we intend to be a thoughtful forum for the presentation and discussion of ideas related to science, religion, economics and morality, and the dynamic interaction of all those areas. Well, we’re getting close to the BQO launch, which means that this Beliefnet blog is drawing to a close. I’m not ending my blogging by any means, only shifting it to BQO. I’m really excited about the line-up we’ve got for BQO, and I really hope all of you will follow me there, not only for the continuation of this blog, but also to meet some other bloggers and writers. I’m incredibly privileged to be in a position now of being able to commission essays that I’d want to read and link to anyway, because I think the ideas — whether I agree with the point of view of the writer or not (and I don’t always) — are well worth considering and discussing.
Anyway, while I’m not exactly sure which date we’ll soft-launch BQO, that day rapidly approaches. I am not too far from the 1,000th post on the Rod Dreher blog, which began in January, the successor to Crunchy Con. For sentimental reasons, I want to cross the 1,000 line before saying goodbye to my Beliefnet friends. But I’ll need to post a lot to make that goal. So, please keep checking in here over the weekend and, well, from now until the end, because I’m going to have more new posts than usual up. I foresee being somewhat more sober on my new blog — less snark and indulgence of my pop-culture weaknesses — so I may need to get all my ya-yas out in these last days.