Welcome to the Christian Carnival for July 5, 2006.
To start us off, Martin at Sun and Shield replies to an article by scientist Stephen Barr in
Stephen M. Barr on Science and Intelligent Design concerning the dichotomy between young creationists and evolutions. Can there actually be a middle position?
Mandi at Imago Dei takes a middle positon on another topic - her experience with legalism. But unlike many, she doesn’t necessarily think you have to throw out the baby with the bathwater. Read her thoughts on bringing law and grace together in harmony at
You Cannot Have Doctrine and Legalism.
Donald brings up a most interesting question. Should DDT be used to kill mosquitoes that carry malaria to so many parts of the world? Will that use be harmful? Unfortunately, he is in the process of changing his blog to another site and it cannot be accessed at this time. So, I will tell you the answer he gave. There seems to be some DDT's that are not harmful to flora and fauna, and we should be investigating the use of those products. I hope I summarized it correctly Don..:).
Veracity has an interesting post at her blog,
Veracity - the Way about the trend for those in the medical profession to make decisions that carry the weight of law when maybe there might be other options. I believe this will be an important topic for the community of faith in the future and really appreciated reading Veracity's comments in
Laurie at triviumpursuit reviews several good Sermon Audio teachings. Among others she reviews is one by A.W. Tozer, An Interview of Leonard Ravenhill by David Mainse and one entitled “How Satan Gets into Your Head.” I definitely want to listen to that one. You will find her reviews at Powerful Sermons.
What exactly do we gain by working? Dave at Career Intensity presents a commentary on Ecclesiastes 3:9–14 to answer that very question in
What Does the Worker Gain from His Toil?
Jamie asks What Does it Mean to be a Mother? at her blog, Jamie Leigh. Here is her conclusion; mothering is a ---------; it’s ------- yourself out into the ---- of another. To fill in the blanks, you’ll just have to read her post.
The Bloke is at it again! This time he weighs in on outer spirituality vs. a relational aspect in
For July 4th, Mark at kingdom-church-culture lists nine principles of freedom in his post,
Cornerstones of Our American Republic.
Heather at Sprittibee does a good job discussing macro-evolution vs. micro-evolution and then neatly asking what we should do about the environment vs. helping people. Do we have funds to do both? Read her views in her post,
Evolution and Emissions Debate.
As I read Lisa's post, Bragging on My Toddler's Latest Accomplishments, I thought about how often we can see God in our children.
Deputy Headmistress at The Common Room has something to say about a recent Los Angeles Times article and the paper itself. Hey! That’s my hometown newspaper, DH! But I must agree with the Headmistress - the Times can be lame at times when it comes to things evangelical. Read the Times’ blooper at
Great Scot! The LA Times Needs to Get Religion! .
Pillars that have no purpose? Stairways that go nowhere? This is how a postmodern architect views his "capricious," senseless world. Dana at Principled Discovery
Says in her post, Establishing Purpose,
"As we learn to direct each day according to our godly purpose, we instill in our children a sense of purpose in their own lives." You’ll certainly wish to read her entire post on the postmodern philosophy and where it leads. Or perhaps I should say, where it doesn’t lead.
Penitent Blogger’s post, Most Favored Nation comments on the Bible text in
Amos 3:1-8; 4:11-12. This is a post I heartily agree with - that is, we in America might take God's favor too lightly.
As not all English speaking countries speak the same type of English, so not all evangelicals speak “Modernese;” that is, holding the same world view.
Barefoot in the Wilderness tackles the differences in evangelcial thought in the post,
Divided By a Common Language.
Tom at Thinking Christian has a post for the Fourth of July entitled, Independence Day at Yorktown.
If there was a special machine that showed the occupant the entire infinity of creation and where the occupant fit into it, wouldn't the occupant see how very small they really were? Light Along the Journey takes us into space and develops this fascinating train of thought in The Total Perspective Vortex.
Welcome to the Fallout develops the theme of courage and integrity in a discussion of the movie, Hart’s War.
It's very difficult when you are pregnant and might lose the child. Nerdmom over at Nerd Family is Waiting, Trusting and Praying. She also covets our prayers.
Now here’s an interesting question. When God told Adam and Eve to have dominion over the Earth, did He mean they could have dominion over other planets too? See what Jeremy writes about this at Parablemania in his post,
Space Exploration and the Creation Mandate
At Logoscentric, Katy weighs in on the controversy surrounding self-proclaimed Christian author Ann Lamont’s recent article recounting how she helped a terminally ill friend die. She asks:
Can Ann Lamont Be Regenerate?.
Your ipod's audio isn't working so you can't get your One Year Bible reading for the day. So what do you do about this perplexing dilemma? You could get the audio fixed; or, you could read the Bible. Learn how Discerning Discipleship resolved this dilemma for himself in The Lure of the One Year Bible Blog.
And my entry is the last in a series of reviews of a fascinating book about how adult children of divorce really feel. This last post has some of the questions the author asked in a ground breaking survey. The answers might be surprising to you - or, maybe not. The post is Adult Children of Divorce - Stats.
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