Christian Carnival CCCV – Advent Edition

Welcome to the December 16, 2009 edition of the Christian Carnival, #305, Advent Edition.   (Oops!  Had to correct the edition number.) There are a number of ways to interpret the advent candles.  I’m using single words as they are currently used in my own home church.  Just be warned that many of the posts won’t appear to fully fit under the heading.  It’s all pretty loose!

Le me wish all a blessed Advent and Christmas season.

First Sunday in Advent

First Sunday in Advent

Hope

The first advent candle is the candle of Hope.

Rodney Olsen presents Majority of Scientists Believe in a Higher Power posted at RodneyOlsen.Net.  Most scientists don’t believe in God?  Think again!

NCSue presents The number of my days posted at IN HIM WE LIVE AND MOVE AND HAVE OUR BEING.  A recent death has made her think more about life.

rene presents The truth is? posted at Empowering Life.  A short, provocative post!

Jeremy Pierce presents The Ark of Truth and the Gift of Faith posted at Parableman, saying, “A science fiction device from Stargate gives a helpful analogy for thinking about one proposal for how we might have knowledge of God without any evidence.”The Minority Thinker presents  Church Daycares, and asks whether churches might better try to fulfill the need by changing the culture.

Rey Reynoso, from the Bible Archive, posts examines and responds to the use of icons as substantiated by the Christological argument.

Second Sunday in Advent

Second Sunday in Advent

Love

The second candle is the candle of love.

John H presents Culture wars: Sign “The Manhattan Declaration”? Not Me. posted at Brain Cramps for God.  Might there be better strategies for fighting the culture wars?

Kerin Gedge presents Introducing Marc – A Christian Perspective on Martial Arts posted at Kerinthian’s.  Many of us have some pretty strong opinions about Christians doing martial arts but only have a vague idea as to why, this article is written by a serious Believer with a Background in Martial arts…

Danny presents Is There a Better Way to Stand for Christmas? posted at Boston Bible Geeks.  Might this be the way to fight a war for Christmas?

Michelle presents 11.28.09 posted at Stepping Out In Faith To The Nations….in which she asks “Where shall I go in Africa?

Ridge Burns presents Community posted at Ridge’s Blog, and looks at going from “community” the buzz word to actual community.

Third Sunday in Advent

Third Sunday in Advent

Joy

The third candle is the candle of joy.

Deana presents Couponing 101 posted at The Frugal Homeschooling Mom.   This is getting practical for those who have to do the shopping.  How do you get the most out of those coupons?

Weekend Fisher presents The humility of God posted at Heart, Mind, Soul, and Strength.  Did you ever think of almighty, omniscient, omnipresent God as humble?

Phil Dillon presents Circles posted at Fires Along the Tallgrass, learning practical lessons from the Marx brothers.

Emily Simmons presents Christmas on a Budget posted at Prosper and Be in Health.  Are you having trouble “doing” Christmas within your income?  Check out this post.From Chasing the Wind, we have Mary’s Song of Trust, a study of Mary’s reaction when given a surprise by Gabriel the archangel for the Advent season.

Chris Brooks presents Top 10 Modern Christmas Songs posted at Homeward Bound, saying, “The best new(-ish) Christmas songs for you listening — and viewing — pleasure.”

Fourth Sunday in Advent

Fourth Sunday in Advent

Peace

The fourth candle is the candle of peace.

Diane R presents Sick Science posted at Crossroads: Where Faith and Inquiry Meet.  Maybe we should be talking about pollution instead.

Rey Reynoso, from the Bible Archive, posts examines and responds to the use of icons as substantiated by the Christological argument.

Justin Allison presents An Evangelical Cares for the Environment | She Gets it Right posted at Old Testament Ecology, saying, “Great ideas for Christians who want to honor God’s creation!!!”

Finally, my wife Jody is meditating on Zacharias and Elizabeth in a post titled just Hmm…

And really, really finally, I haven’t quite gotten in the Christmas spirit, and my post is titled Rebuking in Community.  I think we need to relearn how to do it!

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