Maurice Broaddus is celebrating the UK and Australian release of his novel King Makers, and it's already garnering great reviews: here's the first one - http://www.sciencefictionandfantasy.co.uk/king-maker.htm - no doubt the first of many, by the sounds of it.
C.L. Dyck has published Midwife, Part 3 of her online serial The Moonborn Code at http://scitascienda.com/2010/03/15/the-moonborn-code-part-3/.
Tor.com has an interesting article on the place of religion in science fiction. The perspective is not from inside the church but is definitely worth a read: Religion and Science Fiction: Asking the Right Questions
The Restorer's Journey by Sharon Hinck: new evaluation at Splashdown Reviews http://splashdownreviews.blogspot.com/2010/03/restorers-journey-by-sharon-hinck.html