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.
The first advent candle is the candle of Hope.
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.
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…
The third candle is the candle of joy.
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.
The fourth candle is the candle of peace.
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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