It is a little unfortunate that Jerusalem is not yet included, but it will come, and in the meantime, this site is impressive enough to forgive it not being done yet.And, of course there is still a huge amount of work to be done! But just look at what is there, imagine how you can use it in teaching, or to substitute for costly travel, and be thankful for Ronald Simkins, John O’Keefe and their teams at Creighton. Give thanks too for the funders: Wabash Center, and various parts of Creighton University.
Anything Interesting in the Blogosphere?And concludes:
I hope not. SharpReader crashed a couple weeks ago and won't recover for me, so I've lost all my feeds and haven't taken the time to rebuild them yet. I'll probably start that tomorrow.
Moral of this sad story: export your feeds to an opml file frequently.I'm using Bloglines, I have no idea what an OPML file is, and I don't care, but having seen - if only from a distance - a whole sector of my life getting amnesia (I'm not blog addict, honest, I could give up tomorrow... just not today!) does anyone out there know how to make Bloglines give me an OPML file! Please...
I would argue that what we see here [Ps 89:21ff.], in the precise imprint left by an empire on a subject people, is nothing less than the secret of empire itself: that people learn from it, imitate it, and use these lessons to form new empires. The Bible carries the marks of Assyria and Persia and was used as a model for new empires after Rome.He then sells me on the desire to read two other books, one still unpublished! A fine day's work ;) Now all I have to do is find time to read one or both...
When Karol Wojtyla began signing papal documents in Latin as "Joannes Paulus II," instead of "Ioannes Paulus II" after being elected pope 26 years ago, Father Foster quickly pointed out to a papal adviser that there is no letter "J" in Latin. "I said, 'By the way, friend, there's no J,' " he recalled. "And the answer kind of came back that the pope said 'Well, now there is.' Well, fine, fine. He's the boss. And if you look at his tomb, the J is gone. One of my brethren said, 'Well, he enjoyed his J for 26 years, and now it's gone.' His tombstone has 'I'"Wise advice for the week: Do not, oh best beloved, cross a scholar in the performance of his duties!
Protest4 is mostly about creating the means by which "ordinary" people, who feel powerless to do something about the injustices in society, can find ways of addressing them. Don't protest AGAINST, Protest FOR a better society.The site is still in its early days, their first project:
In order to address the demand side of human trafficking, our first project is a beer mat campaign being organised in London by the London collective. We hope that this beer mat campaign may be copied nationwide. We invite you to form a similar collective in your town or city.Sounds intriguing, but as yet there is no link with details. But this looks like another resource for my prophets course next semester!
"roles for Biblical instruction:Now, I don't have very coherent ideas (at least not here and now), but I would stress that not all learning is cognitive. Emotional and attitudinal learning is (if anything) more important. These are what change the way we act. Now, stories - when we read them as stories, and not as sources for cognitive learning - because they "engage" us - lead us into them and get us to identify with the characters - cause such learning of attitudes and emotions. Poems do this too, though in different ways. The Bible is 9/10ths story and poem - which perhaps tells us which kind of learning God most seeks in his creatures!
- We learn facts we didn't know before, and taught basic principles about spiritual life
- We're directed to specific thoughts and deeds, and warned against sinful living.
- We're given motivation and encouragement to do what's right
- We see examples of how to (and how not to) live out godly principles, in the lives of the characters described there
- We're invited to worship God through psalms and poems
We know we have a lot more work to do in addressing our consistency issues with CSS and furthering our coverage of these standards. Expect to see more detail on our plans in IE7 in the future.He seems to promise that IE was becoming more standards compliant, particularly with regard to CSS. This would be great news, because having to hack Style Sheets so that they work both for standards compliant (more or less) browsers AND for IE has been a pain, and a barrier to wider implementation of a really good technology. More recently Chris gave a few details.
The first couple of things theyve done are:Now this is great news. Personally I am most excited about the CSS, I don't yet use PNG graphics, partly because of the different and dodgy ways different browsers render them, but CSS I now use "all the time", it is just such a clean neat and economical way of making things look right. So if IE removes its "major inconsistencies" and does give us "functionality on which we can rely" then we'll have taken a nice step in the right direction. However, I've been bitten by IE "inconsistencies" (read failure to provide basic support for 3WC standards) at previous new version releases. So, a cautious "Yippee!"
- Support the alpha channel in PNG images. Weve actually had this on our radar for a long time, and have had it supported in the code for a while now. We have certainly heard the clear feedback from the web design community that per-pixel alpha is a really important feature.
- Address CSS consistency problems. Our first and most important goal with our Cascading Style Sheet support is to remove the major inconsistencies so that web developers have a consistent set of functionality on which they can rely.
What are we seeking?IF you (a) live in NZ or are a Kiwi and (b) want to get involved THEN they have an "advocacy toolkit" to help you get started. They are also involved with or holding events round the country, though if you live in Auckland and are not a Girl Guide there's nothing listed for the next month or so...
Every Child Counts wants to encourage all political parties to demonstrate their commitment to sustainable social and economic development by putting children at the centre of policy development.
While political parties may have different views on the detailed policy initiatives required, those committed to children will:
These four issues are priorities for political action. Evidence shows they impact directly on prospects for New Zealand children.
- Commit to putting children and families at the centre of policy development and implementation
- Ensure every child gets a good start
- End child poverty
- Reduce child abuse and neglect
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