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Koogle: The Kosher Google

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Since devoutly religious Jews are restricted when surfing the web (they may stumble across sexually explicit material), an Israeli company has developed a new kosher search engine for Hebrew-speaking Orthodox Jews. Koogle —a play on the name of a Jewish noodle pudding dish, known as kugel, and . . . . Continue Reading »

Political Coup in Iran?

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Doubts about the legitimacy of Friday’s election results in Iran has lead to clashes in the streets between riot police and hundreds of protesters. Gary Sick has more on what may be a political coup by incumbent president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, including this fascinating timeline of events: On . . . . Continue Reading »

Needed: More Babies for Baptists

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Southern Baptist leader Daniel Akin is concerned about declining baptism totals, a benchmark used by the denomination to gauge the effectiveness of missions and evangelism. To fix the problem he proposes that the denomination focus on ten “commitments” including committing to biblically . . . . Continue Reading »

A Random Response to Stephen Barr

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In his post Stephen contends that I may be trapped in a false dilemma: the choice between believing that certain processes are random or believing that they are directed by God. I don’t believe I presented such a false dilemma because I don’t believe such a false choice exist. In fact, . . . . Continue Reading »