I could call this the “Day After Trying to Recover From What Might Have Been a Minor Flu Edition,” but I won’t. Christmas Season and Flu Season accompany each other every year, like Hansel and Gretel, or Tweedle-Dee and Tweedle-Dum. I had just enough aches and pains to baby myself to prevent a flu… heck, enough of the excuses. Instead of posting the Christian Carnival last night, I took some Nyquil and went to bed at 8pm.
Feeling good today, and ready to roll. And whoa, there are a lot of submissions this week. Here’s the 254th Christian Carnival in reverse submittal order-
Henry Neufeld presents Stories in a Chronological Context posted at Participatory Bible Study Blog. Sometimes we behave as though the Bible consists of nothing but God’s interventions. Perhaps we ought to consider the time that passes between our favorite stories as well.
Tiffany Partin presents Five Bucks and a Piece of Tin Foil posted at Fathom Deep: Sounding the Depths of God. A simple gift, 2 opposite reactions. This is the season to offer help to those who really need it.
A. Lee presents Edvard Munch : the Man behind the Scream ~ Biography posted at e Art Fair .com. What does Munch have to do with Christianity, you might ask. Everything, I’d like to answer. Munch comes from a strictly religious upbringing and this influence has permeated his art.
In a post entitled God’s arrival in Jerusalem, Weekend Fisher traces an Old Testament prophecy of God’s arrival in Jerusalem back to when God’s arrival was first announced: “Prepare the way of the LORD”. These are among the words which Mark uses to open his gospel. WF considers the possibility that Mark considered Jesus to be the LORD spoken of in the prophecy. Read the article at Heart, Mind, Soul, and Strength.
Vickie Sloderbeck presents Some Thoughts on Why I Homeschool My Children posted at Sidetracked Moms. Good thoughts on the benefits of homeschooling. Yeah, I know it’s a second entry from this blog, but if I can post the carnival a day late, then Vickie can have 2 posts.
Drew Tatusko presents the great emergence from abundance posted at Notes From Off Center. God’s grace is a gift that extends beyond any contingencies in which the cause and effect of life finds all people. This includes death itself. Because God’s grace is not contingent on what happens in the world in which we live, God must deserve thanks at every point in time and history. A more fitting alternative is to say either that God simply must not exist, or at least the God who gives the gift of grace to all, for all, and forever must not be real.
Allen Scott presents Living in the Land of Denial posted at Journey Across the Sky. Many people live their lives in a state of denial. An altered state of reality you could say. A place where, in their opinion, everything is as it should be, but those around them hold to a different viewpoint.
Stephen Miracle presents Christmas Charity: Giving This Holiday Season posted at Inspirational Articles @ AltNoise.net. It might be harder to give this Christmas season, but it gives us the perfect opportunity to help those in need. It will no longer be automated action, but something actually coming from your heart.
The 253rd edition from last week, the Advent (Conspiracy) Edition CCLIII, can be found at “Parables of a Prodigal World.”
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It’s National Bailout Day, seeing as how our illustrious US Congress has allocated $700 billion for Wall Street bankers. As Christians, I think we probably could put $700 billion to better use, don’t you?
But I got to thinking that our lives are not ours, we have been purchased at a cost. How much did it cost for Jesus to bail us out? In that view, $700 is mere paper. The Son of God sacrificed Himself.
Chasing the Wind is please tonight to host the 244th Christian Carnival, this week’s collection of the best Christian writing found on the planet. (Hey, if you find better, at least you’re looking. Halleluiah. )
In order they were received, here they are -
- Minister Mamie L. Pack presents Called to pray posted at The Life I Now Live. Instead of just watching somebody fail – why not pray for them?
- FMF presents Is It Ok for a Church to Accept Credit Card Donations? posted at Free Money Finance. Are credit cards themselves either good or bad?
- Renae presents Feeding my Pride posted at Life Nurturing Education. Sometimes it’s hard to recognize the tangled weight of expectations.
- And Michael (that’s me) presents Hearing God posted at Chasing the Wind. God wants you to put it into practice. Are you just listening?
- Messy Christian presents The Shack: Is it heresy? Wayne Jacobsenâ€™s answers posted at Messy Christian (2.0). Messy Christian interviews the publisher of The Shack, Wayne Jacobsen, and asks him what he thinks about the controversy swirling around William P. Young’s bestseller.
- Raffi Shahinian presents Top 10 Things I’ve Learned Re: Emerging/Emergent Over the Last Few Weeks posted at parables of a prodigal world. There’s been a lot of internal dialogue about “Emerging Church” / “Emergent” over the last few weeks. Here are some things he’s learned by following that dialogue.
- Daniel Partin presents Defending The Shack: Black Madonna posted at Prophet For Hire: A blog for those seeking relationship with God. Daniel defends The Shack from charges of promoting goddess worship.
- Casey Petersen presents Financial Crises for Dummies, Part 1: Wu-wu-What just happened? posted at The Limitless. The beginning of the Financial Crises for Dummies series, which will examine the basics of what makes our economy work, and how we got into our current financial crisis, leaving out all the Wall Street mumbo-jumbo and buzz words. While this post is strictly about the economy, future posts will be looking into biblical views on money and finances.
- From Weekend Fisher, Did Jesus testify to his identity? posted at Heart, Mind, Soul, and Strength. Have you ever talked to a Muslim who challenged, “Where did Jesus say, ‘I am God’?” or a non-Christian who challenged, “Where did Jesus claim to be the Christ?” Weekend Fisher reviews what Jesus said about what testimony on our own behalf is worth — and what witnesses he called on his behalf.
- Diane R presents What is Masculinity Anyway? posted at Crossroads: Where Faith and Inquiry Meet. A lot has been written about the lack of masculinity in our church men. But is the new men’s movement going too far? And is it really true, especially of the younger men?
- This week at Light Along the Journey John thinks about what to do when you see that red Audi convertible drive past you and feel that tug to make a trip to your car dealer in his post Four Ways to Deal with Desire.
- Jeremy Pierce presents Dover Intelligent Design Design Decision posted at Parableman. An evaluation of Kitzmiller v. Dover Area School District, a case back in 2005 that declared an intelligent design curriculum in the Dover school district unconstitutional.
- Henry Imler presents An Evil, Bipolar God posted at Hundie Jo [dot] Com. How do scholars interpret Old Testament commands to destroy other cultures?
- Claudia presents Get Out of That Shell posted at Standing Straight. Claudia hates confrontation, even watching it on TV makes her want to run and hide. We can be like turtles, but it may be necessary to stick our necks out on occasion.
- Annette presents All is in Subjection to him posted at Fish and Cans, a study of Hebrews 2.
- ChrisB presents Half a Blue Parakeet posted at Homeward Bound. An unfortunately negative review of Scot McKnight‘s new book The Blue Parakeet .
- Wickle presents Defining the Pharisees posted at A True Believer’s Blog. Wickle was explaining the Pharisees to his sons, and recaps that conversation, along with some other thoughts about who and what Pharisees do today, and why.
- andriel presents The Purpose of the Law (Part 2) posted at ReturningKing.com. This is part five, the latest installation, in an ongoing series examining the question, “how is a believer to relate to the Old Testament Law of Moses?”
- MedicineMan presents Firmly By The Blade posted at Gladio Mentis – The Sword Of The Mind. A look at how Occam’s Razor really works…and how atheists tend to mishandle it.
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This week, Chasing the Wind is honored to host the 228th edition of the Christian Carnival, a collection of this week’s best Christian blogging. This week is Father’s Day – so let us remember this week that it is our Father in heaven that gives us Life in Him!
Would you like to participate in a future edition of the Christian Carnival, either as a host or as a writer? Jeremy has provided up to date instructions on how to do that at his website, Parableman.
First on our list is a promotion for a new Christian social network called His-Friends:
Christopher Johnson presents Smart Personal Finances » Blog Archive » His-Friends posted at Smart Personal Finances. I need your help to build a Christian community where everyone can come to make friends, keep in contact with friends and family, and give and receive support and encouragement.
What does the bible say about money? Quite a bit, actually:
The bible also has quite a bit on the subject, of sex, too:
Cheapham presents Paul and Sex(uality) “According to Nature” posted at Theology for the Masses. The post deals with Roman sexuality and Paul in Romans 1. However, there is some good discussion brewing the comments on how to do biblical scholarship.
At the same website, a different author offers a prayer for the community:
JR Madill presents A Prayer I Prayed posted at Theology for the Masses. JR was asked to pray a prayer for “the least of these” Parkade Baptist Church “Battle for America” Concert of Prayer Monday night, June 2nd.
Diane looks at some positive benefits of legalism:
Diane R presents The Old Time Religion (Legalism)…Maybe Not So Bad After All? posted at Crossroads: Where Faith and Inquiry Meet. Maybe the old time fundamentalist legalists weren’t that stupid after all.
John asks what it’s like to be accepted by God:
Does observing the liturgical calendary help or hinder the Christian Church?
Mark Olson presents Toward or Away From The Secular posted at Pseudo-Polymath. Liturgical calendar, Nativity, Epiphany, Lent, Easter/Pascha, Pentecost, and so on. Many Protestant churches have abandoned the liturgical calendar. Why? In asking, I present argument why not.
A thoughtful post on the theology of St. Luke is here; I look forward to the next installment:
What is the bright side of the high price of oil? Find out here:
Thom presents High Priced Oil, a Struggling Economy, and Spirituality Part 1 posted at Everyday Liturgy. Thom begins a discussion on the spiritual consequences of living in the present economy.
Where is God when you need Him most? God is here:
God is our Father, not just on Father’s Day, but everyday. Why not our Mother?
And finally, broaching the subject of Christian erotica. Can erotica and/or porn also be Christian?
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Welcome to the 208th edition of the Christian Carnival, a weekly amalgomation of this week’s best Christian writing. Chasing the Wind is humbled to host such a fine collection of postings this week; I suggest picking a few titles below and clicking them; you won’t find a finer collection of Christian thoughts anywhere on the web.
Tia presents Seeking Contentment in a Broken World: Exploring Traumatic Countertransference posted at On Journeying with Those in Exile, saying, “Dan asks some questions about what to do with the pain he feels for the Broken world and how it relates to imitatio Christi in having cruciform love.”
ChristianPF presents Financial lessons from Solomon posted at Money in the Bible | Christian Personal Finance Blog, saying, “The Bible says that Solomon was the richest man who ever lived and also the wisest ever to live. I think that makes him qualified to give some financial advice.”
Diane R. presents We Are Too!….So There! posted at Crossroads: Where Faith and Inquiry Meet, saying, “Many younger Christian leaders today are criticising the evangelical church for it’s recent history of neglecting the poor. But what do you think we’ve been doing for the past 100 years?”
Mark Olson presents Ecumenism, Creed, Conflict, and Dr King posted at Pseudo-Polymath, saying, “Small “c” catholic is a term we profess in the Creed, many of us every Sunday. What’s that have to do with Dr King’s message and ekklesia? Well, I think they are connected and offer a short essay on why.”
Jeremy Pierce presents Jesus’ Impeccability and Language Acquisition posted at Parableman, saying, “A reflection on how Jesus must have learned language and what it means for questions about whether Jesus made any mistakes.”
JR Madill presents Creating a Universe of Certainty, or, If You Remove Reason, You Remove Doubt (Part 2 of 2) posted at Theology for the Masses.
Christian Carnival #186 is up… here! Chasing the Wind is humbled to host the Carnival this week. Without further ado, here are this week’s best Christian blogging.
Oh wait, here’s a little more ado. I’ve divided this week’s post in sections with a brief description about how this relates to Christian living. Ok, *now* we’re out of ado…
CHRIST. No Christian blogging would be complete without pondering our Lord and Savior and what He means to us. Christ is the Way, the Truth, and the Life.
CHRISTIAN LIFE. It’s one thing to study and pray (well, ok, that was two things), but it’s another thing entirely to live the Christian life. How do you apply and think and live as a Christian?
Jody Neufeld presents The John Webb Winter Golf Tournament posted at Jody Along the Path. Reflecting on the experience of coordinating this event that raises money for children hospitalized with serious illnesses.
blue skelton presents Simpsons Porn, Funny or Immoral? posted at Production Blog. An article that asks, Is it still a sin to watch pornography if it is a cartoon. We are looking for a other Christian’s Viewpoint on this issue.
BIBLE STUDY AND PRAYER. While the glory of the cosmos practically scream out the power and majesty of a creator, to truly know *the* Creator requires study so that God’s Word can speak to you, and it requires prayer so that you can speak to God.
Ian Spencer presents Dispensationalism and the Interpretation of Scripture Part 2: Prophetic Literature posted at Philosophical Orthodoxy. The second part of a continuing series critiquing dispensationalist methods of interpreting Scripture.
Tom presents The Remarkable 19th Psalm posted at Thinking Christian. With our modern Christian and scientific viewpoints, we might easily fail to notice what this psalm does not say. It’s an appreciation of the sun, a joyful one at that. And yet–there is not a hint of sun-worship in it. Remarkable.
Henry Neufeld presents St. John Chrysostom on Hebrews 6 posted at Participatory Bible Study Blog. St. John Chrysostom gives a comprehensive and interesting view of Hebrews 6:4-6 and the impossibility of restoration for the apostate.
CHURCH. When two or more are gathered in His name, He is there. As a group of Christians, we are the bride of Christ, His church. What do we believe and how to we implement it?
Steven Krager presents Have you lost faith? | faithdoubt posted at faithdoubt. This is a posting in response to an article about an LA Times writer and his Christian faith journey. It is about problems in the Church and losing faith.
Diane R presents Deacons posted at Crossroads: Where Faith and Inquiry Meet. What are deacons exactly? And why don’t most churches have them? What are they supposed to do? In my church we have one of the best deacon structures I’ve ever seen so our church members won’t fall through the cracks when in need.
Brian Russell of the Real Meal blog
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Natural Disasters. In the middle of another hurricane season, it is critical for clear theological reflection on natural disasters and the preparation for a missional response to those who suffer.
RELIGION. Sometimes we study what a Christian is. How does it differ from other religions? How do we see it in public, in politics, in others?
thomas robey presents “Christian Faith and Reason” posted at Hope for Pandora. “Christian Faith and Reason” is a new magazine that seeks to engage Christians and skeptics on topics of science, politics and faith. The Christian blogging community should check it out and consider contributing a piece for publication.
Ali presents An alternate solution to the American Civil War? posted at Kiwi and an Emu.. Considering, many years too late, how Christians in Northern and Southern parts of the United States could have agreed on the subject of slavery.
Weekend Fisher at Heart, Mind, Soul, and Strength discusses Security, Apostasy, and Knowing Christ. A Lutheran’s-eye view of the debates over eternal security and whether apostasy is real, and how Christ is often left out of the debate.
Jeremy Pierce presents Barack Obama on faith and politics posted at Parableman. A look at Barack Obama’s thoughts on faith and politics, Part III of a three-part series (the first two looked at John Edwards and Joe Biden).Read Full Post | Make a Comment ( 21 so far )
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
This week’s Christian Carnival is up, and it’s being hosted this week… here, at Chasing the Wind!
I’ve decided to categorize the entries this week into posts about Jesus, posts about our relationships, and posts about us. Jesus tells us we are to love him and love our neighbor as ourselves, and that reminds me all three of those categories are important. So love should bring you J-O-Y if you love Jesus, Others, You. All three, and in that order.
- Nancy Geiger presents What Nehemiah can teach us about prayer at What I Learned Teaching Sunday School.
- At Veracity-The Way, Purim has prophetic implications for us. Like Chanukah, it is considered a minor feast, but that does not mean we have nothing to learn from it. There are many lessons to be learned from this Feast, one of the most joyous ones in the Hebrew calendar.
- If the Jews were God’s “chosen people” wouldn’t there be something special about them. As it turns out, there does seem to be something. Read God’s Chosen People? at Church Hopping.
- Brian Russell from the Real Meal blog offers a study of Jesus’ call, “Repent for the Kingdom of heaven is at hand” and the calling of the first Christ followers in “Change Theology: Matthew 4:17-22“
- James Cameron has a documentary that will try to show that Jesus was married to Mary Magdalene, and had a son, according to finds in a tomb that was discovered 27 years ago. Jesus will not be debunked! at Tidbits and Treasures.
- Richard at dokeo kago grapho soi kratistos theophilos demonstrates the source and significance of the title The Righteous One used by Luke.
- Lent has begun. There are lots of interesting bits in Mark’s Gospel that describe Christ’s involvement in Creation during his baptism and temptation in the wilderness. There are also some great ways you can “green” up your Lent and establish some good stewardship habits that will turn your heart toward God. Don covers both of these and more in a post called “Anticipating the Restoration” over at The Evangelical Ecologist.
- Martin’s entry for the week at Sun and Shield is “Genesis 4-6: what we DO know.” There is one thing, among many we might like to know, that God seems to have wanted us to know from this passage.
- The discussion of the “Jesus Tomb” began a discussion at Brain Cramps for God on “The Tomb of Jesus and Falsification: A Reply” to a comment in a thread in another post.
- Jeremy Pierce presents The Lost Tomb of Jesus posted at Parableman. Some quick thoughts and a bunch of links on the forthcoming documentary “The Lost Tomb of Jesus” that seeks to argue that Jesus’ remains have been found.
- Jan from The View From Her weighs in on the recent “discovery” of Jesus’ family tomb, and provides a perspective on “Finding Jesus’ Body.”
- Matthew Anderson examines the relationship between Jesus and Scripture, pointing out the potential shortcomings of conceiving of Scripture as a “second incarnation.” Read The Analogy of Jesus: The Hypostatic Union of Scripture at Mere Orthodoxy.
- Mike presents The God of Hebrew Scripture: Unjust and Evil? posted at THEOdyssey.
- Mick of the Romans 15:4 Project updates his series on the value of life with Fetal Farming: When Life Has No Value, concerning the investigation of babies being stolen from their mothers after birth and being harvested for stem cells in the Ukraine.
- At Tantalizing if True is a tongue-in-cheek game that proves that if Christians don’t stand against everything… something bad might happen, in Six degrees of Bob Jones, Sr.
- Kathleen’s answer to a difficult Small Group question: What should we do? Our small group, which used to be so loving and kind to one another, has somehow become prickly and ouchy with each other. How do we fix this? We Don’t Like Each Other Any More at Vegetable Soup.
- Janet Evans presents Love may be blind, but it isn’t stupid at Married & Catholic.
- At Crossroads, Diane notes there might be a downside for churches to go emergent or seeker-sensitive that no one has thought of. Read Evangelicals – Is This Your Future?
- Matt at Random Acts of Verbiage was asked to find out a bit about The Secret which is getting a lot of talk time on the Oprah show and specifically how it related to Christianity. What he found was a great article by Professor John Stackhouse. It is a great read for anyone that has had their interest peaked by The Secret. Read Oprah and the Secret.
- The VeggieTales inadvertantly teach us a lesson about the nature of selfishness, market exchanges, virtue, and love. The Tale of an Englishman and a Swede at Acton Institute PowerBlog.
- Mark of Kingdom>>> Church>>> Culture has written a post titled The “Jerry Springerization” of America … or … Celebrating Stupidity. He discuss our nation’s slide into the celebration of the foibles and foolishness of our fellow members of the human race … “America has become a voyeuristic nation. Paparazzi stalk celebrities, hoping to catch them in an embarassing moment. After all, there’s big money to be made. Who knows, maybe the picture taken today will be on the cover of The Enquirer tomorrow?” Mark closes with a look at Ham, the son of Noah, who exposed his father’s nakedness, and the resultant curse he suffered because of it.
- William Meisheid presents Lent 07: Day 6 posted at Beyond The Rim…. In his ongoing Lenten meditation on love, this posting is an examination of agape and what it means to embrace it.
- Michael at Chasing the Wind (hey, that’s me!) wonders Why So Quick to Believe? Non-believers don’t believe Jesus ever existed, but then when fictional “truths” like The Da Vinci Code and the upcoming tomb of Jesus Special, they’ll believe *that*.
- Dana presents Give me liberty or give me debt posted at Principled Discovery.
- Rev Bill has found a Church for folks who have not discovered that “It’s Not About You“!
- Mark Olson presents Race, Reconciliation, and Communion posted at Pseudo-Polymath. Can we learn to trust the other?
- Laurie Bluedorn presents Rolfe Barnard posted at Trivium Pursuit.
- Rey from the Bible Archive plays along with Rebecca and considers some alternate wording for propitiation with two possible deliveries here and here.
- Where can wisdom and understanding be found? Job searches for the answer. Read Wisdom and Understanding at Fish and Cans.
- This week at Light Along the Journey, John continues his blogging through John Piper’s classic book Future Grace with the post The Victory of Grace Over Shame.
- Patricia presents 5 Steps to Overcome Fear of Failure posted at A Better You Blog. Let God show you how to overcome fear of failure and accomplish your life purpose. Here are 5 practical steps to success.
- Continuing the series, Henry at Participatory Bible Study Blog outlines the difference between glosses, collections of glosses, and definitions in Word Study Dangers: Glosses and Definitions.
- Jim Cottrill writes a guest post at the Money Missions Blog titled So youâ€™re the one spearheading that next mission trip. Nervous? He covers 4 things you need to believe if you want your mission trip to be successful.
- Dr. Trudy Veerman of A Christian Counselor shares a short poetic writing called Mirror of The Soul.