Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Willow Creek

A Shocking “Confession” from Willow Creek Community Church

Willow Creek has been at the forefront of the "seeker friendly" movement in the Evangelical Christian world. Offer lots of social services, upbeat music, stay away from the fire and brimstone, and you'll pack 'em in. Apparently they decided to do an internal study and found that while the church was growing, the people weren't.

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

An update on Thunder

Aimlessly looking at back links (it's a slow day), I recalled the Green Pea incident described here. I thought my legions of faithful readers might appreciate an update. Thunder died a couple of months ago. The tank sits empty, the pump stilled.

Useful web 2.0 links

From a Sloan-C workshop (yes, I know it's a mess) Burks'/Ray's 20 Top Web 2.0 Applications for Education Below are links to 20 top, stable Web 2.0 applications that are widely-used in higher education. Please take a look at any of these that you have not previously used. Blog Wiki Podomatic Flickr Google Docs Google Calendar GooglePages MySpace Citizendium YouTube Gliffy Skype Kartoo Elluminate Vroom Second Life Odeo Digg Xdrive zoho Webware 100 - "the best 100 Web 2.0 sites" Here are links to many more top Web 2.0 applications identified by CNet as being among the top 100 Web 2.0 sites online. You are encouraged to explore these as well: Links and brief descriptions of the finalists by category: Browsing finalists: Communication finalists: Community finalists: Data finalists: Media finalists: Mobile finalists: Productivity finalists: Publishing finalists: Reference finalists:

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

California is Burning

Hundreds of homes in flames, half a million people evacuated.

How long until someone blames this on George Bush?