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.
- Spiritual pride of Finney
- When Christian celebrities crash and burn
- Killing the God is dead lie
- The problem with Protestant ecclesiology
- Dan Wallace on Mark fragments