Christian Carnival CCCXLIX

Welcome to the October 13, 2010 edition of the Christian Carnival, #349.

I usually try to do something special with the carnival, or at least to make more comments on each of the posts.  Yesterday, however, was a horribly interrupted day, and today is only slightly better, so rather than keeping everyone waiting, I’m going to post things mostly as they are.

There were several submissions not included.  Most of these were due to date.  If the dates were a couple of days out of the time frame for the carnival I went ahead and included the post, but a number were weeks or months outside the time frame.  Remember, posts need to be within the week prior to the carnival.  Finally, while posts don’t need to be about explicitly Christian topics, the blog needs to be identified as Christian in some way.

If your post wasn’t included, feel free to let me know in a comment.

Philip Carlson gives us a blow-by-blow description and review of the HCSB Study Bible Review at his blog, Science and Theology in Apposition.

Bob MacDonald presents a valuable resource for the study of the Psalms–links to all his notes from The Oxford Psalms Conference – in sequence posted at his blog Dust.

Keith Tusing presents What’s the Big ORANGE Idea? posted at CM Buzz.  He’s talking about BHAG’s and thinking outside the box.  (You have to read his post to find out what a BHAG is, not to mention why the color “orange” is involved.

Nap Beltran presents Breakfast Diaries By Barbra Winterbourne posted at Associated Content, telling the story of the Breakfast Diaries.  It has something to do with talking to God, or maybe more listening …

Joe Plemon reminds us that “even a huge emergency fund is no guarantee of security in Does Financial Solvency Equal Security? and then asks us what is.

jennkenn presents The Truth Shall Set You Free posted at beauty4ashesblog, and reminds us of the importance of knowing what our choices are.

Aoide-Melete-Mneme presents The Extra-Parental Natures of God posted at à la mode de les Muses, saying, “At times God our Father takes on the roles of mother and father-in-law.”

Andrew presents The calm before the storm. posted at Rely on God in your personal development. – New Blog.

Bible SEO presents Salt of the Earth: Matthew 5:13-16 posted at Bible Study Exposition Online, saying, “Bible study lesson on Matthew 5:13-16. You are the Salt of the earth. Use of Salt in the Bible.”

Marcia Colgar presents Top 25 Chaplain Bloggers posted at Online Christian Colleges, saying, “A chaplain is typically a pastor, priest, or other member of the clergy who serves a group of people who are unable to attend religious services for various reasons. In many cases, these chaplains often join the military to help the enlisted practice their faith while serving their country.”

Scottyi presents Isn’t Christianity Just a Western Religion? posted at Sacred Raisin Cakes, saying, “How is Christianity intrinsically western, or how is Christianity growing beyond its western origins? The booming church in the Third World is creating one of the most exciting times in church history, ever.”

Paige Carter presents Paigerific: I’m not a copy posted at Paigerific, reminding us that none of us are just copies.

Diane R presents Scared…… posted at Crossroads: Where Faith and Inquiry Meet, saying, “Christians, including our Christian leaders, don’t seem to take the threat of Islam and sharia law coming here very seriously. Maybe they should.”

Sarah Forte presents Sarah reads the Bible in 90 days posted at Sarah reads the Bible in 90 days.  This looks like an interesting journey!

Laurie Coombs presents The Battle of Trust posted at In the Spirit of Courage.

Carl presents BORG: Reading the Bible Again for the First Time, Response, Part 3 posted at Theological Pursuit, saying, “A continuing criticism of the popular book Reading the Bible Again for the First Time, by Marcus Borg; giving some thoughts on how we understand the bible.”

Barry Wallace presents The Autumn Film ? A Sad Joy posted at who am i?, saying, “All my joys are tinged with sorrow, and all my sorrows tinged with joy.”

Crystal Rodli presents Just another beetle story about listening to God. posted at In A Clay Pot, saying, “A tragic and humorous true story illustrating what can happen when we disregard ‘inner checks’.”

Jeremy Pierce presents The Punishment Theodicy and the Patience Theodicy posted at Parableman, saying, “a reflection on two neglected responses to the problem of evil.”

Dave Taylor presents http://disjournal.blogspot.com Taking a second look at the pearl of great value: Ministering in a poor economy (Part 8) at Disciple’s Journal. Will lots of people turn out to be “seed sown on rocky soil” if the economy doesn’t improve soon? Not necessarily. Thinking that way underestimates the redemptive power of the gospel. I know because of the way I learned to re-value the ‘pearl of great value’.

Finally, I’ll add one post each from myself and my wife.  I’ve been writing very little, but I think I’ll link to Common Ground on Genesis, looking at some discussion of the issue of the age of the earth in my former denomination, the Seventh-day Adventist Church.  From my wife Jody, I present Beautiful Feet, talking about those messengers of good news that bring God’s encouragement to us.

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