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A minor blogwatcher change

People who use Blogwatcher regularly probably won't notice this, but I've made a slight change to it. The reason you won't notice is because you'll only see it if you try to view your bloglist when you're not logged in. It was showing a "sampling" of the logs I support. The problem was that the ads that were getting selected had nothing to do with people's actual subscriptions.

I could use some education

OK. I'm reading this book called "Colossians Remixed: Subverting the Empire" by Brian Walsh and Sylvia Keesmaat. It's basically a retelling of Paul's letter to the Colossians, with a postmodern "slant." I haven't decided if I like it yet or not.

A dubious distinction

Well, I don't know if I should be happy or mad.
Spammers have found this site. One of the problems of blogs like this is "comment spam." I got what looked like about 2 dozen "trackback" links this morning. (Trackbacks are a method of some other blog notifying my system that a comment has been made on one of my posts). Unfortunately, they weren't "real" comments, but instead links to various porn sites.
I deleted them, of course, and put blocks in place so that particular server can't spam me again, but I didn't like having to do it.

Baytown Sun feeds added

The Baytown Sun has just added some RSS feeds. Since all of the current users are Baytown residents, I went ahead and added them as subscription choices on the "Manage my Bloglist" page.

A very good article on the Bible and context

TheOOZE has an article entitled "THE BIBLE IS NOT A JIGSAW PUZZLE: A New Approach to the New Testament." I recommend it.
While I don't know that I agree that this is all that "new" of an approach, it does help to articulate some of the issues with the way that the Bible is (mis)handled today. Unfortunately, coming at the Bible the way the author recommends involves a lot more work that just "cherry-picking" verses to support a position.

New feeds available for BlogWatcher

You might want to look at the "Manage my Bloglist" page of BlogWatcher, if you haven't done so recently. I've added several new feeds to the right side of the page.
The "Manage my account" link is also worth a look. You can change the color scheme that BlogWatcher uses when you log in, and you can also change the number of articles shown on each page, and your local timezone. Check it out.

Decision made

I've decided not to accept the role of "Jack" in "The Importance of Being Earnest." The deciding factor was really Katie's discomfort level. This is her first chance at a big role, and I don't want to get in the way by making it harder for her. The fact that I'd already sheduled to be out of town closing weekend also entered into the decision.
Surprisingly, the "Gordon factor" wasn't a part of it. I think I can deal with him as well as anybody else can.

Another conflict with the writings of John

The Daily Bible readings have moved on to 2 John today (December 6), and I've got another "issue." Specifically, 2 John 1 9-11:

Decisions, decisions

I've got a decision to make, and I need to make it quicky.
I went with Rahel to auditions for "The Importance of Being Earnest" by Oscar Wilde at BLT. I had no intention of auditioning myself, because I was planning on being out of town the last weekend for a trip with Wendy. But, of course, Gordon ignored that and cast me anyway. So I need to decide if I'm going to accept the part or not.
In favor of the part:

  • I like Oscar Wilde
  • It's the lead (Jack)

But on the other side:

This may get me branded a heretic, but ...

I'm beginning to have "difficulties" with the writings of the disciple John. Or, rather, I'm beginning to have more articulate difficulties with his writings.
I've always been annoyed by that whole "the disciple whom Jesus loved" thing, and I never bought into the book of Revelation. But the Gospel of John was always my favorite. I'm now calling that into question as well.


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