Monday, February 06, 2006

The Monday Tour: 2/6/06

Some posts I liked from Christian Carnival 107 Posts:

  • "Wherever Two or Three are Gathered" at CB.Blog about Christians and online community.
  • Dan Edelen at Cerulean Sanctum on "Hearing God"
  • "To Forgive is Divine" from Rev Ed. He quotes this linked wisdom:
    [Bell] suggested that until you are able to look at someone who has wronged you and wish them the best in life, you haven't truly reached a state of forgiveness. It's one thing to say "I forgive you". Not that that's an easy step either. That step alone could take years. But to then look at the person (either figuratively or literally) and tell them that you want the best for them and that you hope their journey is 'blessed'--that's a whole different thing. Our natural inclination is to wish they get what they deserve, and not in a good way. We usually want that person to suffer for what they've done, or at least pay the toll. But that's a call for vengeance. That's a sign that you haven't truly let go of your bitterness or resentment. You haven't really forgiven them.
It was a rich carnival this week - this could have been six posts if I hadn't held it to three.
This was cute:
Pholph's Scrabble Generator

My Scrabble© Score is: 30.
What is your score? Get it here.

and: Global Voices Online - The world is talking. Are you listening?. Gathers blogs from around the world. Want to read Middle Eastern bloggers on the Danish cartoons? Just click.(HT for both: Hannah Im)
What does a Super Bowl coaches wife do on Super Bowl Sunday: "What's More Important Than Super Bowl XL?". (HT: Off the Top)
A disturbing post about "Cambodia: Land of the Killing Fields" from @Large.
Just so we know all liberals do not believe in "safe, legal, and rare": "Pro-choice Quotes"

And, string theory is in trouble "scientifically". (HT for both: The Best of the Godblogs
For those into Biblical studies: Biblical Studies Carnival II. (HT: Parableman)
Until next time


  1. Thanks for linking! You know, I was hesitant to submit that post for the Carnival, as I wasn't sure if it would be too controversial or not - or if I was making my point clearly enough without sounding inflammatory.

  2. I think it is a great post. Look at any blog and they become communities. There are residents, guests, passers-by, and parts of the family.

    They get to know each others likes and dislikes, etc. And, they build up rules for their interaction.

    Look at a communities like Evangelical Outpost, Street Prophets, and Dkos for very different looks at how those communities relate and interact.

    Its really rather amazing.


How to debate charitably (rules are links to more description of rule):
1. The Golden Rule
2. You cannot read minds
3. People are not evil
4. Debates are not for winning
5. You make mistakes
6. Not everyone cares as much as you
7. Engaging is hard work
8. Differences can be subtle
9. Give up quietly