Friday, March 11, 2011

Christian Carnival Post

Sheepkinz presents Wait Upon the Lord and He Will Carry You! posted at INSPIKS.
The Eagle can see from great heights and depths below. So too can we, when the Lord reveals the spiritual things to His people.
William Hambleton Bishop, MA gives us A subjective interpretation of Jesus’ message about the forgiveness of sin… | Thoughts from a Therapist posted at Thoughts from a Therapist.
Instead of a debate or a search for fact I am offering a subjective interpretation of the teachings of Jesus (whether you believe he existed or not or whether you believe he was who Christians say he was or not) that I find helpful in understanding the idea of forgiveness and the possibility of peace.
FMF shows up with Retirement and Building Wealth: The Wealth Snowball Vs. Ocean Tide posted at Free Money Finance.
Wealth is much more than a bundle of money. To be truly wealthy is to live in the presence and the blessings of God.
Jason Price presents Getting Financially Involved In Your Church [Christian Financial Alliance] posted at One Money Design.
What is one piece of advice you would offer to someone wanting to get involved in the financial arena of their church?
Scottyi writes Why do People Suffer (pt 2) over at Sacred Raisin Cakes.
The second part of this exploration on why people have to suffer will deal exclusively with the most powerful objection there is to a God who allows suffering in the world.
How Do You Know if the Decisions You Are Making Are God's Will? is brought to us by Ridge's Blog.
As some of you know, we’ve been working through some interesting decisions at our mission, trying to figure out the best way to identify ourselves, as well as working through some difficult theological issues. One of our missionaries asked an important question: “How do you know if the decisions you are making are God’s will?”

We emailed back and forth, and this was my answer:

Russ White presents Staring Down the Chasm « Thinking in Christ posted at Thinking in Christ.
How long will it take us to realize that the end of the sexual revolution is simply total submission to our animal natures? If you don’t believe me, then take a look at the article around this quote.
Barry Wallace gives us This, by bitter experience, Thou hast taught me posted at who am i?.
We have a dangerous tendency to think too highly of ourselves. That tendency is confirmed by the fact that the Bible warns us, in various places and ways, to guard against it. Romans 12:3 is just one example:
Weekend Fisher presents "But the LORD was not in the earthquake" (I Kings 19:11) posted at Heart, Mind, Soul, and Strength.
Earlier today I chanced across the writing of someone commenting on the earthquake in Japan who said that natural disasters are caused by God. That was said without any qualification at all. I'd like to offer a different perspective.
ChrisB presents A Tale of Two Neighbors posted at Homeward Bound.
I'm probably going to get in trouble over this. My neighbors on either side of me have something in common: they recently lost their homes. Both houses burned to the ground — a pretty much total loss.

But the neighbors, and their situations, are not that much alike.
Crystal Rodli presents Reform/Revival: Do we have a Pope Leo IX approach? posted at Treasure Contained.
When Bruno, bishop of Toul was elected pope (Leo IX) on February 12, 1049, he was already on fire with a zeal for the reformation of the church.
And my entry is this Acquiring Bravery.
I don't want to pass that along to my son so I try very hard to "be brave".
William Klein on D.A. Carson's compatibilism is brought to us by Parableman.
I've had occasion to complain before about a problematic discussion of Calvinism in a book review by William Klein (in that case in discussing David Peterson's commentary on Acts). His more recent review of David Allen and Steve Lemke's Whosoever Will: A Biblical-Theological Critique of Five-Point Calvinism critiques D.A. Carson in a way that I also think is a bit unfair, and he doesn't represent the terms of debate accurately, even apart from the fairness issue.
Kevin Swartzendruber presents How Ready Are You? posted at Kevin Swartzendruber.
A number of years ago something occurred that will forever leave a sober realization.

1 comment:

Weekend Fisher said...

Thanks for hosting the Carnival!

Take care & God bless
Anne / WF