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Christian Carnival 453

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“That’s how I met Denise. Many attendees just want to gather their “”freebies””, food and leave. But Denise needed to talk, so I listened.” Totinh Baggage in Lakeside Lessons

Bob has been considering strategies for memorizing all the psalms of the Hebrew Psalter.

Jeremy Pierce writes “Abortion rights are sometimes taken to be based on an absolute right to refuse the unexpected obligation of caring for one’s own child, but we don’t generally take that right to apply in other cases, particularly with fathers and child support.”

This blog post details how I was lead to Christ through a philosophy course in college. It is apologetic in nature, but is also personal. It will help people to see the relevance of philosophy in bringing some people to the faith, and helping them to come to maturity.

Jennifer Vaughn-Estrada “Christians generally admit that the Gospel of Judas reveals information about ancient gnostic heretical ideas, but that’s where its apparent reliability stops. Is it possible that its writers, flawed in their theology as they were, nevertheless condemned real moral sin and corruption that had infiltrated the Early Church?”

Lenny Esposito notes: Many times I hear from homosexual advocates that homosexuality must be natural because zoologists have observed animals performing homosexual behavior in the wild. This type of reasoning is as preposterous as it is inconsistent.

Mikel interviews a leading expert on the historical Jesus: Dr. Darrell Bock. You’ll learn an accessible way to explain orality in the New Testament, respond to the claim that there were many Messiahs in Jesus’ day, and discover and how to proceed in a spiritual conversation with someone who rejects the idea of Jesus’ Resurrection.

Rick Burns notes God’s Surprises saying “Let’s face it – it’s astonishing that God allows us to be part of what He’s doing on our planet, and He saves some things uniquely for us.”

“There is an argument against the existence of God based upon the problem of pain/evil/suffering. It goes like this: “If God is both good and all-powerful, then He would not allow evil in His creation. Evil exists: therefore, God is either not good, or He is not all-powerful.” Author and pastor Randy Alcorn fires a broadside into that argument with his excellent book, “The Goodness of God.”

How could God allow the Brook to dry up on His faithful prophet? This and many other questions like this flood our minds when we face difficulties. How could God allow such things to happen to us?

You are seated in heavenly places in Christ. The supernatural is natural for a Christian.

It was a miracle that three year old Colton Burpo even survived a ruptured appendix. But what was more miraculous were the stories he began telling in the months and years following his near-death encounter, stories that would make his pastor father scratch his head in wonder and awe. Heaven is for Real book review.

Highways and Bi-Ways

Rebecca writes “We enter the world spiritually dead… . Remember the story of the children of Hamelin who were led away by the magic sound of the Pied Piper’s flute? Someone spiritually dead is a little like that. They are marching along to the music of evil inner powers. They march willingly, but at the same time, the attraction is so strong that they cannot turn away…” in Out of the Ordinary.

Carson wonders if Atheism is a religion.

Challies has a bunch of links in today’s A La Carte. Especially links to kindle deals.

Jason highlights how Calvinism doesn’t kill Evangelism.

A mom sharing her struggles.

Lovin’ minecraft.

Digital Sojourner links to a John Lennox video.

Your Host

I get all metaphorical with Rainbows and Promises, someone looks through the prose and gets into a discussion with me about homosexuality.

Past carnivals can be found here in the archive. Next month, submit your posts here. More about the Christian Carnival here.

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Christian Carnival Coming to the Bible Archive

Christian Carnival will be posting here most likely on the Fourth of July, some come one and come all posts by Christian authors.

Check out the archive and submit anything written in June at this link. Vive le Carnival!

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Christian Carnival 2012: November Issue

Here now is the Christian Carnival. I’ve gotten the submissions for October. I’ve organized the links. And besides some scheduling hiccups due to storms and the Mayans probably being correct, I now proceed with the show. More about the Carnival over yon. And the archives are over here, on the Bible Archive.

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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.

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Christian Carnival


Welcome to the February 15, 2012 edition of christian carnival ii.

Chris Price presents Black History Month–Church History from the Voice of a Former Slave posted at American Church History.

Frank Distad presents The Regretful Benchwarmer posted at Mission Blog.



Christian Carnival presents Win the Man, Not the Argument posted at The Resurgence, saying, “This article was shared with me by my pastor and was written by Douglas Wilson. –Maryann”

Maryann Spikes presents Ichthus77: Who Wrote the Gospels? by Timothy McGrew posted at Ichthus77.



Langston presents Fight evil with good. (Romans 12:21) posted at Finding your way in Christ.

Lizza Clemens presents Leprosy and the Forgiveness of Sins posted at The Resident Alien Diaries, saying, “This post is a first of a weekly series that are designed to help me—and you—reflect on the Word of God.”

Fran Venable presents Smokers in the Church Pews posted at Free Bread Each Day.

Mary Brown presents “THE NAME OF THE LORD IS A STRONG TOWER!!! ” posted at “A Life of Miracles”, saying, “”Inspirational Words of Faith, Hope and Love!!!””



Patricia Lotich presents Church volunteer Management posted at Smart Church Management, saying, “Those who manage church volunteers can benefit from a strong volunteer program!”

That concludes this edition. Submit your blog article to the next edition of christian carnival ii using our carnival submission form. Past posts and future hosts can be found on our blog carnival index page.


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