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Weblog has finally gone through everything that was published over the American Thanksgiving weekend. Now we're just thankful to be caught up. Many interesting articles below—dozens begging for commentary there's just not time for today. "Don't miss" articles are highlighted.

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Religion & politics:

  • GOP sees chance to pass faith initiatives | With Minority Leader Tom Daschle leaving the Senate and Republican gains in both chambers of Congress, supporters of President Bush's faith-based initiative hope to quickly pass into law next year legislation providing tax incentives for donations to faith-based and other charities (The Washington Times)

  • Evangelicals to Bush: Payback time | Christian conservatives say they gave Bush 'moral mandate'; call him to act on their behalf (World News Tonight, ABC News)

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Launched in 1999, Christianity Today’s Weblog was not just one of the first religion-oriented weblogs, but one of the first published by a media organization. (Hence its rather bland title.) Mostly compiled by then-online editor Ted Olsen, Weblog rounded up religion news and opinion pieces from publications around the world. As Christianity Today’s website grew, it launched other blogs. Olsen took on management responsibilities, and the Weblog feature as such was mothballed. But CT’s efforts to round up important news and opinion from around the web continues, especially on our Gleanings feature.
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Ted Olsen is Christianity Today's managing editor for news and online journalism. He wrote the magazine's Weblog—a collection of news and opinion articles from mainstream news sources around the world—from 1999 to 2006. In 2004, the magazine launched Weblog in Print, which looks for unexpected connections and trends in articles appearing in the mainstream press. The column was later renamed "Tidings" and ran until 2007.
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