Christian Carnival CLXXVIII
Christian Carnival 178 is up at … Chasing the Wind! I have the honor of hosting this week’s carnival, affectionately known as Christian Carnival 178, 2^89th, hexadecimal B2, or binary 10110010. Whew, and I think there were almost that many entries.
They’re presented here in roughly the order submitted; if you’re a blog author and you don’t see you entry, I’ll be happy to modify the list below. I had to exclude 1 entry from this week’s Carnival; while “positive” in nature, it didn’t represent a Christian viewpoint. And I excluded two humanistic, scientific anti-Christian blogs for obvious reasons.
if you’re a visitor and curious about Carnival entries, click on a few and read this week’s best Christian blogging.
- Justin presents Science’s Overlooked Problem posted at Politics & Religion. A look at the most overlooked problem in science.
- At Trivium Pursuit, a consideration of Bible Study Software, submitted by Laurie Bluedorn.
- Daniel Condurachi presents What To Do To Be Punished posted at Daniel Condurachi’s Blog.
- Justin Merth presents A Father’s Day Lesson in Pride posted at In The Word.
- At Sun and Shield, a question for this week is ” An intelligently designed universe? ” Among other things, Martin muses about why there is so much fuss over changing the teaching of biology to accommodate a belief in a young earth, and so little over changing the teaching of astronomy.
- Messy Christian presents 5 reasons why I love Jesus posted at Messy Christian. This meme actually got me thinking about how I got on this Christian journey (I wasnâ€™t born a Christian – my parents and siblings are Buddhists). What attracted me to Jesus indeed?
- Mark Olson presents In Which I Am Confused about Slavery and Freedom posted at Pseudo-Polymath. In which I am (now) confused about what is meant by slavery and it’s evils.
- Dana presents Keeping in touch or personal touch? posted at Principled Discovery.
- Dunstan presents Seeking God posted at The Protomonk. A review of Seeking God: The Way of St. Benedict.
- Adam Faughn presents Psalms 1-25: Links posted at The Faughn Family of Four. I have been posting a series of devotional thoughts on each psalm. This post contains links to the first 25 psalms in the series.
- This year’s hot vacation bible school package is called “The Great Bible Reef – Dive Deep Into God’s Word.” Is going to an ecumenical, environmentally-themed VBS better for your kids than actually spending time in creation? Don Bosch chews on this question over at The Evangelical Ecologist.
- Peter Kirk presents ESV Bible no longer says wizards must die! posted at Speaker of Truth. Harry Potter and Lord of the Rings fans can breathe more easily! The Bible no longer says that Harry and Gandalf must be stoned to death.
- “If we go wrong on the nature of faith, everything in the Christian life will go wrong.” So says John Piper on faith. But what is the nature of true faith? See what the disciple Jesus loved wrote on faith as Light Along the Journey this week posts on The Faith of the Apostle John.
- Diane R presents Trash Watching posted at Crossroads: Where Faith and Inquiry Meet. Lately in the Christian blogsophere, again, we are reading about the necessity of Christians seeing movies. Should they?
- Weekend Fisher considers one of the most-ignored commands of Jesus in Love your enemies at Heart, Mind, Soul, and Strength.
- Rey from the Bible Archive starts exploring the ramifications of Paul’s Measure of Faith.
- Jennifer in OR presents The Story About Ping posted at Diary of 1.
- Rodney Olsen presents Back in time posted at The Journey. I recently went trawling through my audio archives and found interviews I recorded with Rick Joyner, Jack Deere and Neil T. Anderson. I talked to all of these men back in 2005 but thought that there may still be some interest in what they had to say at the time.
- Thomas Gilson presents Kingdom Triangle: Recover the Christian Mind, Renovate the Soul, Restore the Spirit’s Power; by J. P. Moreland posted at Thinking Christian. The three legs of Moreland’s “Kingdom Triangle” may–or may not–be the three most important things Western Christians need to do to make a difference in our world. Two of them, however, are very likely the most important things we have been lacking.
- At Everyday Liturgy, Thomas posts about Private Prayer and Religious Liberty. A discussion concerning the recent resignation of a trustee of Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary over the use of private prayer languages. The paradox, private prayer languages are denounced by an organization that champions itself as a promoter of religious liberty, is commented on.
- William Meisheid presents Judgment Is Not For The Faint Of Heart posted at Beyond The Rim…. A few thoughts on the nature of judgment and prophets.
- Henry Neufeld presents Notes on Mark 9:30-42 posted at Participatory Bible Study Blog.
- At Random Acts of Verbiage, Matt tells us about The Stranger: A Month of Sundays. I take a look at an article put out by a local paper that sent out 31 reporters to check out 31 different churches around Seattle. It was quite disappointing.
- Jeremy Pierce presents Stem Cell Rhetoric posted at Parableman. An examination of some of the rhetoric of the Democratic presidential candidates in response to President Bush’s veto of legislation that would have funded embryonic stem cell research.
- Douglas Jones presents The Quest for the Holy Grail and the Second Coming of Jesus posted at Madison Thacker.
- Justin presents Christianity’s Downfall posted at Politics & Religion. Part one of a multi-edition series about the downfall of modern Christianity – and what we can do to stop it.
- At Chrysalis Cafe, the emerging megachurch Mars Hill is discussed. Not all megachurches are the same