Christian Carnival 423 (Maybe)

If my ducks are all properly lined up, this would be the 423rd Edition of the Christian Carnival. You can check out other Carnivals (if the links are still live) AND instructions for getting into the Carnival here at the repository or at the submission form. I didn’t come up with a cool theme for this Carnival (like I’ve done in the past: 1, 2, 3) but that should be okay. Enjoy the carnival, and make sure to take a look at the posts I spotlighted.


Thinking Christian’s Tom shares how some rally organizers have said no to a debate. And I quote: Make no mistake — you are not welcomed guests at the rally. We are not going to DC for ‘dialogue’ with people who believe ridiculous things — we are going to have fun with other like-minded people. Those who proselytize or interfere with our legal and well-deserved enjoyment will be escorted to the 1st Amendment pen by security, which will be plentiful, where you can stand with the Westborough [sic] Baptists and shout yourselves hoarse. The full correspondence can be read here with some after correspondence here by Ichtus77′s Marryann Spikes.


Rebecca LuElla Millerm, from A Christian Worldview of Fiction,wonders about the Woman’s Role being anathema saying “”Feminism has affected all parts of society … or has it? What about the Church? One author, at least, believes women are leaving the Church and some even leaving God because the Church is marginalizing women. Isn’t that attitude similar to that of the rich young ruler who wanted to come to God on his own terms?”


Chris of Homeward Bound gives us a brief look at what Easter means.

I, Rey Reynoso, your host for this week’s Christian Carnival at the Bible Archive, submitted this post on quotations from the Early Church Fathers on the deity of Christ. It’s part of a larger argument where I’m establishing that the deity of Christ was something taught by the Apostles.I know that’s old hat, but I wanted to have an online record of it in my own site: so there.


Michael of Prayers for Special Help says “One of the best things about praying is the strength we often receive in return. There are many times throughout one’s life when God is able to provide us with the strength needed to get through a difficult situation. This post provides some beautiful prayers to help in asking the Lord for strength.”

Pam Williams of What Christians Want To Know says that we all pray out to God for help at times and offers this list of powerful prayers for help.

InFaith’s Mission Blog shares Rob Sisson’s thoughts where he reflects on the usefulness of a bag of old ivory and the Scriptural hope for the future that he brings to people in nursing homes.

Ridge Burns says that there’s a washing, a birth of new life that takes place when we actively and intentionally confess our sins about his new post Confession of Sin.

Jennifer Vaughn says that there really are few guarantees in life while she reflects on Ruth at à la mode de les Muses.


Michelle talks about her upcoming journey to the mission field at Adventures of a Girl Who Loves Jesus.


Rob of One Money Design says that the largest discussion of Christian giving in the entire New Testament is found in 2 Cor. 8 & 9 and that his post tackles this passage in an extensive way.

Highways and Bi-Ways

These are posts that I went out of the way, found, and included in the carnival.

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Welcome to the February 15, 2012 edition of christian carnival ii.

Chris Price presents Black History Month–Church History from the Voice of a Former Slave posted at American Church History.

Frank Distad presents The Regretful Benchwarmer posted at Mission Blog.



Christian Carnival presents Win the Man, Not the Argument posted at The Resurgence, saying, “This article was shared with me by my pastor and was written by Douglas Wilson. –Maryann”

Maryann Spikes presents Ichthus77: Who Wrote the Gospels? by Timothy McGrew posted at Ichthus77.



Langston presents Fight evil with good. (Romans 12:21) posted at Finding your way in Christ.

Lizza Clemens presents Leprosy and the Forgiveness of Sins posted at The Resident Alien Diaries, saying, “This post is a first of a weekly series that are designed to help me—and you—reflect on the Word of God.”

Fran Venable presents Smokers in the Church Pews posted at Free Bread Each Day.

Mary Brown presents “THE NAME OF THE LORD IS A STRONG TOWER!!! ” posted at “A Life of Miracles”, saying, “”Inspirational Words of Faith, Hope and Love!!!””



Patricia Lotich presents Church volunteer Management posted at Smart Church Management, saying, “Those who manage church volunteers can benefit from a strong volunteer program!”

That concludes this edition. Submit your blog article to the next edition of christian carnival ii using our carnival submission form. Past posts and future hosts can be found on our blog carnival index page.


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Christian Carnival 408



Nothing fancy for this Carnival, so I’ll lead with the standard welcome to the December 7, 2011 edition of the Christian Carnival! More after the jump.

Chris Price presents American Churches and Racism posted at American Church History, saying, “Why is racism still an issue in churches? It’s a thread throughout church history.”

True Stillwater presents How to Want What You Have By Doing Happy! posted at Letters, Messages, and Prayers, saying, “Giving prayerful thanks for everything in life… the only way to be truly happy!”

Russ White presents The Levitical Widow Laws and Social Justice posted at Thinking in Christ, saying, “Intersection of doctrine and modern political thought.”

Rey Reynoso (your Bible Archive host) shares An Infographic on his Comcast Hatred posted at his personal site Rey’s A Point saying “It’s not very Christian, it personifies hate, but I try to do it in a pretty way.”




loswl presents Evolutionary Tales Exposed: Part 13 – The Effects On Our Thinking Process posted at INSPIKS, saying, “As a last subject, we will discuss not the theory of evolution, but rather WHAT EFFECT the theory of evolution has on our thinking processes. I speak of us as individual human beings, each of us with the power to make decisions and to interpret the evidence before our eyes.”



loswl presents Before I Formed You in the Womb I Knew You posted at INSPIKS, saying, “It is so important to remember that life is not about us, and we are to take the responsibilities God has given us seriously and thank Him for the privileges of allowing us to do His work, serve others, and honor Him.”

Christian Amit presents Joseph – Father of Jesus posted at Bible Study Exposition Online, saying, “What does bible speak about Joseph – the father of Jesus Christ? This bible study lesson portrays Joseph’s journey from doubt and disappointment to delight, his dream and his obedience to the will of God.”

Barry Wallace presents ‘Tis the season… John Piper Book Giveaway posted at who am i?, saying, “I’m giving away some books. You still have plenty of time to enter.”

Julie Ann Miller presents Burst of Salt: ANGELS posted at Burst of Salt, saying, “The pastor of my church told us an interesting story which I found very inspiring and I wanted to share that and my thoughts also on the presence in our lives of angels.”

Cindy Jeffrey presents Prayer for the Light of Truth and Understanding posted at Christian Prayers Daily, saying, “We walk by faith, not by sight. Yet we ask God to help us see, to help us understand, to help us know truth. In this prayer, we ask God for His light.”

Josh presents Bible Verses About Depression: 15 Helpful Scriptures posted at What Christians Want To Know, saying, “Here are fifteen helpful Bible verses for those suffering through depression.”

Christian Amit presents Biblical Principles to Prosperity and Success from the Book of Joshua posted at Bible Study Exposition Online, saying, “What are the keys to prosperity and success, according to you? This bible study guide on Joshua 1:6-9 explores the key bible principles to the success and prosperity. The participant study guide is also available for the download. We will learn about the commands and promises that God gave to Joshua when he was about to be installed as leader of Israel. We will also draw some of the principles and practical tips on meditating and memorizing the word of God.”

David R Wells presents Aliens or Citizens? posted at Revelation 3:10 – Blog: Through Davids Eyes, saying, “First Peter was written to Christian believers scattered throughout the country of modern day Turkey. Peter calls them aliens in this world and tells them that in being aliens they should abstain from evil desires and conduct themselves properly. Peter knew the importance of living a godly life as well as how it could serve as a witness to others. It’s sad to say, but hundreds of years later, Christians and churches alike are no longer living as strangers to the world.”

@marriagelove presents 20 tips to save a marriage: Putting God first | Marriage Love Builders posted at Marriage Love Builders, saying, “Getting first things first makes everything in marriage go better. And what’s first? God! Here are twenty great tips that can help husbands and wives save their marriages.”

Ridge Burns guest blogs InFaith at the United Club posted at Ridge’s Blog

That concludes this edition. Submit your blog article to the next edition of The Christian Carnival using our carnival submission form. Past posts and future hosts can be found on our blog carnival index page or right here on the Bible Archive.


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Christian Carnival: Mad Light Edition


Welcome to the August 17, 2011 edition of christian carnival.

Aoide-Melete-Mneme presents Thoughts on I Peter posted at à la mode de les Muses.

Annette presents Thinking out loud posted at Fish and Cans, saying, “a response to a blog post about raising a lad.”

Violet N. presents Bulldog faith posted at Other Food: daily devos.

loswl presents Evolutionary Tales Exposed: Part 6 – Billions of Years posted at INSPIKS, saying, “One of the things we have been pounded with is the amount of time necessary to allow mutations to produce modern-day species. The evolutionists are desperately looking for time, because if you can produce enough time, you can hide the many weaknesses of the theory of evolution.”



Maryann Spikes presents Why is apologetics so important? posted at Ichthus77.

Psalm 1 Strive presents The Return of Christ – Sooner or Later posted at Psalm 1 Strive, saying, “Christ’s return is the most anticipated and feared event in our future. If He returns, all who didn’t believe will run out of time but those who do believe have finally reached the end of their race. So, is will it be sooner or later?”

Rey Reynoso presents The Gospel in Songs posted at The Bible Archive, saying, “All our music, we realize, falls short in what it praises. What is the praise of love if those meant to be loved are gone? What is the point of singing about Jane, if Jane loves someone else? What is the purpose of singing about a dance move if dances come and go?”



Juliana Smith presents 10 Reasons Some Families Ban TV posted at Satellite Dish.



michelle presents woe to hypocrisy? day 6 posted at going into all the earth…, saying, “be careful of hypocrisy”

Ridge Burns presents Getting Carried Away posted at Ridge’s Blog.


highways and by-ways

Jeremy Pierce didn’t submit this interesting article that tears into this supposed conspiracy posted at his site Parbaleman. but if he did it would probably be under apologetics instead of my own category of highways and by-ways [sic].

Joe Carter definitely didn’t submit a follow-up calling them the New Birthers posted at the Evangel Blog but it’s here anyway.

Francis Beckwith probably wasn’t too happy with Michael Patton’s post on Rome Hate, but at least he commented.


That concludes this edition. Submit your blog article to the next edition of christian carnival ii using our carnival submission form. Past posts and future hosts can be found on our blog carnival index page.


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Christian Carnival 379: Summer Movie Dreaming Edition

I’m looking forward to some movies this summer, but I doubt I’ll be able to afford the gas to get me to the movie theater. That being the case, I figure I’ll do some Summer Movie Dreaming right here on the 379th Edition of the Christian Carnival. I’m not going to format the posts since I spent more time hunting for pictures (and being busy at work so you see anything strange, let me know), so here we go!

In no particular order:



luther presents Zombies Among Us: The Walking Dead Given New Life posted at Living In Grace, saying, “learning to live as one once dead”

Josh Wood presents 4 Steps to Jump Start Your Spiritual Life | joshwoodtx blog posted at Josh Wood’s Blog.

loswl presents Love your Neighbor as Yourself – Part 2 posted at INSPIKS, saying, “It is easy to spot if we show favoritism towards certain people, and more than likely we do, because the environments we grow up in usually program our brains to hold prejudgements in regard to many aspects of life including people.”



Josh presents Bible Verses About Friendship: 20 Good Scripture Quotes posted at What Christians Want To Know, saying, “What does the Bible say about friends and friendship? Check out this great scripture quotes.”

Duke Taber presents Christian Maturity – How to Know if You are Spiritually Mature. posted at Taber’s Truths, saying, “A objective and common sense approach to discerning if you are as spiritually mature as you think you are.”



Jeremy Pierce presents Ehrman and Mass Unintelligence posted at Parableman, saying, “Bart Ehrman’s latest book attributes unintelligence to the entire history of interpretation of Ephesians.”

Christian Amit presents Sexuality, Spirituality and Overcoming Sexual Temptations | Bible Study Lessons | Free Inductive Study Guide, Topics & Tools posted at Bible Study Exposition Online, saying, “Is there any connection between spirituality and sexuality? Practical steps to overcome sexual temptation.”



Marisa presents LOVE WINS – Rob Bell posted at Me, You, and Creamed Corn.

Jason Price presents Cutting Boards and Building the Leader Within posted at One Money Design, saying, “Learn how to be a good leader and recognize if you’re a pragmatist or visionary and how to balance between both.”



Charles Chua C K presents 10 Ways to Do It Now posted at All About Living with Life.

elissa peterson presents Victory is mine… posted at don’t let life pass you by, saying, “Rejoicing in the every day victories made possible with Christ’s strength”



Ridge Burns presents GAP Year posted at Ridge’s Blog.

Kaleb presents The Judas Kiss posted at W2W Soul: Windows to The Woman’s Soul, saying, “The moon glares through the starless sky, giving sight to a blind night Peering through a stained window to judge what escaped the day’s light Wide awake he plots, while she sleeps Safe in slumber she dances, as he stealthily creeps”



Maryann Spikes presents Blogs of the Week: Week of 5/1 – 5/7 posted at Christian Apologetics Alliance.

Violet N. presents Online integrity posted at Other Food: daily devos, saying, “You can surf but you can’t hide.”

michelle presents hi, my name is michelle and i am a wrestler, but not with the wwe? posted at going into all the earth….



Courtney Kleppinger presents Mustard, Toothpaste, and Other Things I Don’t Need in Bulk posted at In His ocean I’m ankle deep, saying, “An interesting perspective on TLC’s Extreme Couponing linking to Matthew 6:19-21.”

Weekend Fisher presents Forgiveness: Recognizing some of the counterfeits posted at Heart, Mind, Soul, and Strength, saying, “Weekend Fisher considers forgiveness — the real deal and the counterfeits.”

And from your host, myself, here’s God and Philosophy posted at The Bible Archive.

That concludes this edition. Submit your blog article to Christian Carnival 380 using the carnival submission form. Past posts and future hosts can be found on the blog carnival index page or right here on the Bible Archive.

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Christian Carnival 360: End of the Decade Edition

Welcome to the 360th Christian Carnival: The End of the Decade Edition. The posts have been randomly placed within categories, so don’t mind that, and I’ve included some extras from other bloggers. Enjoy and feel free to disagree with the Best Of lists! Make sure to look at the Carnival Archive for past carnivals: we’ve been doing this since 2004!

Best Music of 2010: Either Jimmy Hendrix’s Valley of Neptune or Johnny Cash’s haunting Ain’t No Grave (youtube)
Best Music of the Decade: We might not like it but Eminem and Britney Spears are probably at the top. But I’d say the White Stripes even if they came out of the 90s and at least one song from Outkast.

Best World News of 2010: Either the Haiti Earthquake or the Rescue of the Chilean Miners
Best Word News of the Decade: A Tsunami? A Hurricane? Deaths (A Victim, A Pope, A Terrorist, A Dictator, An Idol)? 9/11? Global Wars? Tough to call. Maybe we should just pick Y2K.

Best TV Show of 2010: You would think AMC’s The Walking Dead, but PBS’s Sherlock wins hands down.
Best TV Show of the Decade: Please don’t say American Idol. Just say Lost.

Best Movie of 2010: Loads of folk say Inception but I’d say either Toy Story 3 or Tangled
Best Movie of the Decade: Lord of the Rings (All Three as One).

Best Popular Christian Book of 2010: Either Craig’s On Guard or Copan’s Is God A Moral Monster
Best Popular Christian Book of the Decade: Ugh it’s probably gonna’ be something like Blue Like Jazz. If I could get away with it, I’d say the Harry Potter series. Does the Ressurrection of the Son of God by Wright count as a popular level book?

Best Political News of 2010: Scott Brown (R) wins long time Democrat seat.
Best Political News of the Decade: US elects their first Black President.

Ringers (I may or may not agree with them, they’re just good posts)

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