Happy Wednesday to all of you!
People were busy blogging last weekend, despite full holiday schedules, NCAA basketball tournaments, yard clean-up, and (for us here in the Northeast) the most gorgeous outdoor weather we’ve seen in a long time.
So here goes:
Because Jesus IS the REASON for the season, there were many posts inspired by the death and resurrection of Our Lord, Jesus:
- Joshua (Disciple) at Closer2Thee presents “Resurrection,” because the remembrance of Resurrection Sunday reminds him (and me, too!) that we serve a living God.
- Robin Bremer from Kingdom Living with Robin Bremer, reminds us that Jesus shed His blood to redeem us from our sins, not because we deserved it, but because of His great love for us, as she shares excerpts from her book, Kingdom Justice and Liberty for all, in “Salvation is Not Like Plucking Petals off a Daisy.“
- Rey Reynoso reminds us that “Christ Rose from the Grave and Everything Changed,” at The Bible Archive.
- In “Is Good Friday a Myth? What 5 Ancient, Non-Christian Writings Reveal,” Mikel Del Rosario (The Apologetics Guy), shows how these non-Christian sources can help you defend the historicity of the death and resurrection of Jesus.
Two devotionals made their way into this month’s carnival — if you are looking for a new “fire-starter” for your day, why not check out one of these posts?
- Dean, from Working on the Mission, asks us whether we use Christianity as a quick “pick-me-up” or does it serve a deeper function, in “Coffee & Christianity.”
- I share my post, “I Want to Be a Proverbs 31 Woman...” — the first in a series of posts as I study my way through Proverbs 31, one wonderful verse at a time, in On Planting Seeds.
Bible scholars will enjoy the other apologetics and theology entries in this month’s group — see what the Word of God says about these topics:
- Marriage: Dave Jenkins, from Servants of Grace, discusses “Worldviews in Conflict: Biblical Christianity, Gay Marriage and the Word of God“
- The Catholic Church: Dan Lower, from Keyboard Theologians, shares his thoughts on “Points of Authority.“
- Answering the Call: Dr. Samuel Inbaraja, from Answering the Skeptics, shares the contributions true Christians have made to God’s kingdom and humanity, in “Is Religion Evil?“
Here are some other great posts to visit — on so many topics:
- Henry Neufeld posts a poignant reflection on loss, sadness and the grief process in “Can I Let Go of Sadness?” (Jevlir Caravansary).
- Tom Gilson ponders some misconceptions people have about Christianity today in “Five Things You Have Wrong About Christianity” (Thinking Christian).
- Sarah (This is What Sed Said) shares her thinking on the role of music in Christian worship — a topic that can cause quite the stir among church folk — in “Church Music.”
- Rodney Olsen (RodneyOlsen.net) reviews the movie “Blue Like Jazz – Talking with Steve Taylor,” a screen version of the book by the same name. The book and movie present a series of vignettes on the importance of having a personal response to matters of faith.
I hope you have enjoyed this edition of the Christian Carnival. Mary Ann will be hosting the next Carnival on May 1 at Christian Carnival. If you didn’t submit this month, and would like to participate, please use this submission form.
Have a blessed, peaceful, prosperous April!
Shalom, salaam, peace…
- The Death and Resurrection of Jesus Christ (inspirationalchristiansfortoday.com)
- Sunday Christians (severekindness.com)
- The resurrection trumps all arguments (mustardseedbudget.wordpress.com)
- Celebrating the resurrection of Jesus Christ (bummyla.wordpress.com)
- I Want to Be a Proverbs 31 Woman… (bugsandstuff.wordpress.com)