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.

Spotlight

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.

Apologetics

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?”

Theology

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.

Devotional

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.

Missions

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

Finance

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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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:


TRANSFORMERS 2


transformers

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.”


THOR


thor

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.”


SMURFS


smurfs

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.”


GREEN LANTERN


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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.”


KUNG-FU PANDA 2


kungfu

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”


CARS 2


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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”


CAPTAIN AMERICA


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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….


HARRY POTTER FINALE


HP

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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