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Friday, February 09, 2007

Second Page on Google

I apologize for the delay in posting. Having started a new job, it is challenging to keep up on all my hobbies. So I decided to run my Google News query today on "Christian Faith God." The today's first story looked promising, but ended up being a 150-word movie review.

So I clicked on Page 2 and found this delightful article, titled "Children of God," written by Christine Whittaker, a the priest at St. Michael’s Episcopal Church, Holliston, MA, published in The Hopkinton Crier.

Christine shares the insights of Episcopal infant baptism with her broader community. What was so attractive about this piece was how she drew the reader in:
The English writer P.D. James described her novel The Children of Men as a hristian fable, though the religious dimension seems to have eluded several reviewers of the recently released movie based on that book. The novel is set in England some years in the future, at a time when the human race has lost its ability to reproduce. James uses small details to capture the sense of longing and despair that haunts people then there are no more children and no more births. Government regulations, for example, allow limited reproduction for pet animals and people gather for the birth of kittens to watch and celebrate with awe the arrival of new life.
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Unfortunately, Christine didn't include indentifable scripture, so it doesn't qualify the Amy Writing Awards, but it would have been a strong entry because of the message of bringing children into the community of Christ.


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