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 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.”

 

 

apologetics

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.”

 

devotionals

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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