Christian Carnival CCCXIX

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Welcome to the March 17, 2010 edition of the Christian Carnival. These are high-quality posts from a variety of Christians’ perspectives. Let’s get right to it!

Bible SEO presents Popular Free bible study software for Windows and Mac, listing features and reviews at Free Bible Study Software | Best Bible Programs It’s posted at BibleSEO Blog. This was where I found at there’s a free edition of Bible Explorer for Mac!

The cashless society is upon us. Can the end times be far behind? For FMF’s thoughtful answer, see The End Times and a Cashless Society, posted at Free Money Finance.

Joe Plemon presents How to Breathe Spiritually and Financially posted at Personal Finance By The Book, saying, “This post explains how to breathe by avoiding ‘hyper’ or ‘hypo’ ventilating in your spiritual and financial life.”

Jim Edwards writes about, “How to pray God’s way and get results. The effective, fervent prayer of a righteous man avails much! If you accepted Jesus as your Savior you are righteous, so your fervent prayer must work! So, why don’t some prayers get results?” He offers answers at How To Pray: God’s Way to Get Answers, posted at EverydayChristianFamily.com.

Bev shares encouraging imagery in words with us on her post, Little Butterfly. It’s at Beautiful Presence.

What do to with this situation?! OurBlogs presents First Boyfriend or First Girlfriend posted at A Guide to Raising Great Kids.

Is it possible for the church to turn the world upside down again? Barry Wallace says of himself, I’m not a preacher; but still he recognizes the impact real preaching can have. It’s at his blog, who am i?

NCSue, blogging at IN HIM WE LIVE AND MOVE AND HAVE OUR BEING, raises timely concerns about The Girl Scouts of America: “Happy, Healthy, and Hot.” No, she didn’t make that up.

Can Saturday Night Live teach us anything about the Christian life? Steven Demmler, blogging at You Can’t Mean That!, knows that insights into the Christian life occasionally come from the last place you would expect to find them. He demonstrates it at A Lesson in Christianity: On Set at Saturday Night Live.

Mia Taylor has collected 100 Terrific Twitter Feeds for Daily Christian Inspiration, adding, “Every Christian can find something that correlates with his or her own personal interpretation of the religion on this list to inspire and solidify their beliefs every day of the week.” It’s posted at Online Christian Colleges.

Siobhan McGirr, A Christian Mommy, reminds us quite realistically that Even Super Moms Need God’s Help.

Laurie Bluedorn links to several online Audio Bibles at Trivium Pursuit.

Dan Lower, one of the keyboard theologians, talks about some good Christian fiction: Not a Theology Textboook: The End of the Affair. He describes this post as “notes on a book that raises good questions about our relationship with God but is definitely not a theology textbook.”

michelle presents a word of encouragement, Faith comes from hearing the Good News, posted at Thoughts and Confessions of a Girl Who Loves Jesus….

Jeremy Pierce has been doing an excellent series of reviews on Biblical commentaries. This week he wrote about Commentaries on Galatians, posted at Parableman.

What does “the seed of Abraham” mean? Rey Reynoso deals with that question at Excluded Seed And Abraham, posted at The Bible Archive, It’s an examination of “seed of Abraham” to underscore how it is not being used in Scripture.

Finally, there’s my own Thinking Christian submission to the carnival, An Open Letter to 3union. These are personal words of encouragement to a young but enormously gifted Christian band; but most of it could apply to any believer.

That concludes this edition. Thanks for reading! Submit your blog article to the next edition of the Christian Carnival using the carnival submission form. Past posts and future hosts can be found on the blog carnival index page.

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16 Responses to “ Christian Carnival CCCXIX ”

  1. It’s pretty simple: http://blogcarnival.com/bc/cprof_1551.html .

    When I do the carnival, I give the benefit of the doubt if I don’t know whether the writer is a Christian. If the post that is submitted doesn’t carry an overtly Christian message, I look at the writer’s overall blog for reasons I can say yes to their submission anyway. My bias is to say yes if I can find a way to justify it.

    I excluded two submissions this time: one that was obviously a commercial advertisement (carnival spam), and another for which I couldn’t see any remote connection to our topic, either in the specific post that was submitted, or in the rest of the blog, which in this case was easy to search and form that judgment. I would exclude cult, New Age, or other non-Christian messages, though this time there weren’t any submitted.

    I’m not in 100% agreement with the approach to Christianity in one or two of the posts above; but I don’t exclude posts for that, as long as I can see that it is Christianity they are approaching and not some other belief system.

  2. Thankyou so much for having my new website on you wonderful carnival and I am checking out the other great websites. May God bless you abundantly!