Most Interesting Stories for Monday Morning: Supercharged Wi-Fi, an evangelical speaks on climate change, a return to modesty, and more

1. Supercharged Wi-Fi Everywhere?:  FCC move may allow for stronger, faster networks that will extend broadband signals to bypassed rural areas and eliminate annoying dead zones. wireless Internet

This month, the F.C.C. is likely to approve what could be an even bigger expansion of the unlicensed airwaves, opening the door to supercharged Wi-Fi networks that will do away with the need to find a wireless hot spot and will provide the scaffolding for new applications that are not yet imagined.

2. Two for the price of one: Good night for those of us who celebrate when the Redskins win and when the Cowboys lose.

Redskins 13, Cowboys 7

3. Culture War Shift among Young Christians:  Jonathan Merritt looks at why the next generation seems to be tiring of Prop 8 and the traditional culture ware issues.

The next generation seems far less concerned with traditional culture war issues and methodology, a truth that is underscored by young peoples’ general disinterest in the Prop 8 debate.

4. A Christian view on climate action: Joel Hunter tells Restoring Eden what he believes the Christian community must do to advance action on climate change:

  • Development of the scientific narrative – the longer we develop the scientific evidence, the more likely it will be that many people will become convinced of the need for action. 
  • Recruitment of respected leadership – we have had only a few voices in the U.S. evangelical world make this a priority in their commitments.
  • Development of the moral imperative argument – people really do want to do what is right, and they often become confused and disengaged by arguing the details.
  • Modeling of how to protect the environment, from individuals and churches – example is the most powerful and persuasive argument for any cause.
  • Making the issues economic as well as moral – people who are not completely mobilized by their moral convictions can be mobilized by the prospect of money savings or potential jobs that will come from creation care action and legislation.

    5.  Is modesty making a comeback?:  At least in high fashion, there’s a cover-up underway.

    Blame it on the recession, weather patterns, or “Mad Men” euphoria, but fall fashion is trending conservative. There are different theories why Lagerfeld, Galliano and others tamed the sex kitten this fall. But the revival of minimalism, calf-skimming skirts, thick and frumpy sweaters and full-figured-50s frocks seems to suggest that a prudish, cleavage-free season has arrived.


    About Jim Jewell

    I am a writer and consultant on faith and public life, active for many years in management and communications in the evangelical community. I now work as the director of the nonprofit practice at The Valcort Group ( Everything on this blog, however, is my personal opinion and is not read or approved before it is posted. Opinions, conclusions and other information expressed here do not necessarily reflect the views of Valcort.
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