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I tell you, I just never know what I’m going to find waiting in my RSS reader in the morning. Some of today’s stories are just plain amusing–about how going to church is associated with weight gain and about how PETA is trying to make the Bible more animal friendly. Enjoy!

Going to Church Makes You Fat – If you came to last Sunday’s Fellowship Lunch at Grace Fellowship Church you’d understand why this is!

Don’t Call Animals It – This made my morning. “PETA, the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, is calling for a more animal-friendly update to the Bible. The group is asking translators of the New International Version (NIV) to remove what it calls ‘speciesist’ language and refer to animals as ‘he’ or ‘she’ instead of ‘it.’”

Fukushima Fifty – “The extraordinary courage of the ‘Fukushima Fifty,’ the skeleton crew risking their own lives to save their country from nuclear disaster, has gripped the world. But the Fifty themselves – or the several hundred, in fact, with shifts and rotations – have been the invisible heroes, the darkness at the centre of the spotlight. Until now.”

Another Review – Ed Stetzer has posted a useful review of Love Wins. “My exhortation (to all of us) from the Bell conversation is that we (re)learn how the scriptural truths of the love of God and the holiness of God are held simultaneously in the scriptures.”

Allah – Here’s another book review of a book that may prove to have a very significant impact: Miroslav Volf’s, Allah: A Christian Response.

Ask This Question – Chris Brauns begins with my review of Heaven Is For Real and suggests one very important question to ask about any book.

Functional Universalism – From David Platt.

The more I learn about God, the more aware I become of what I don’t know about him.

—R.C. Sproul

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