It’s Christian Carnival Time!
We begin with a collection of posts having to do with Biblical understanding and application:
Tom Fuerst, at Theology for the Masses, discusses Jesus, the Syrophoenician Woman, and a Reversal of Violence.
We continue with further discussions on the Christian life:
Thoughts on how we live it all out through church:
Do you really know what is going on in your church’s youth department? You should visit sometime…you might be shocked! Diane R presents Your Church’s Youth Department? posted at Crossroads: Where Faith and Inquiry Meet.
Lent is a traditional season of repentance. Walking the cross is a common Western tradition of liturgical repentance. “A more penitential liturgical expression is the Orthodox Canon of St. Andrew” … which in this post Mark Olson commends to any and all Christians: On Repentance and Lent posted at Pseudo-Polymath.
Thom presents The Importance of Silence posted at Everyday Liturgy, commenting on noisy church services, and offering thoughts on the place of silence in church.
Next, we move into ethics, theology, and apologetics:
Ali presents Stop Discrimination Against People With Down’s Syndrome. posted at Kiwi and an Emu: a post dealing with the abortion of fetuses who likely have Down’s Syndrome. Written from an Australasian perspective – “applicable to Americans,” says Ali, “but not at all related to ‘certain policital issues’ over there.”
Jeremy Pierce presents Muslims Worshiping But Not Worshiping God posted at Parableman. Do Muslims worship God, i.e. the same God Christians worship? This post argues that the answer is more complicated than a yes or no, but technically the answer is yes the way many people mean the question, even if that’s misleading in certain contexts (i.e. when people mean something else).
ChrisB asks, Is Systematic Theology Bad? posted at Homeward Bound: The Christian religion is certainly more than a set of facts. But there are facts that need to be kept straight. It’s an important tool in the Christian faith, and its occasional misuse should not deter us from its regular use.
And we close with some refreshingly creative-arts related topics: