It's a privilege to once again host the Christian Carnival, the weekly roundup of some of the best writing in the Christian blogosphere. This week. we have posts on politics, life, church, economics, and much more. Here are this week's entries submitted for your consideration:
Do faith and politics mix? Northern 'burbs blog continues a series on this topic by examining how Christians need to be salt and light in political involvement.
Cross Blogging explores why protecting marriage is important to protecting parental rights.
Jack Yoest asks whether America is trending pro-life and what that might mean for marketers.
In Chickenhawk Christians, Laura at Pursuing Holiness ponders the war and how a Christian can support it.
Meanwhile, Imago Deo takes a Baptist Protester to task for speaking out against the war.
John Bambenek at Part-Time Pundit answers the question of how to reconcile disagreements with government policy with St. Peter's teaching on obedience to the government.
What is a blog? And how does it fit into the realms of good and evil? Shaun Nolan suggests that if blogging is to be worthwhile, it must enter into, and remain in, the sphere of that which is “true, honorable, right, pure, lovely, of good repute, excellent, and worthy of praise.”
Thoughts of a Gyrovague wonders whether we are losing the art of linguistics in a post entitled The Art of Persuasion.
Kneon has a sneak preview of upcoming Christian comic book special to be given away at comic book conventions.
A Penitent Blogger reflects on the need for Christ to be heard in a culture that doesn't want to listen.
Kim from Life in a Shoe has a story about the preciousness of life in a post entitled Sarah.
Can faith and science co-exist? Thinking Christian examines whether belief in miracles is compatible with science.
Parableman tackles whether Intelligent Design is compatable with the laws of nature by examining the arguments of William Dembski.
Bruce at It Seems to Me... offers God and the Astronomers, a look at faith and science, specifically, the type of faith that scientific inquiry is likely to produce.
The Doctor Is In reflects on how the onslaught of modern medicine has prompted a decision to change in The Epiphany.
What should a church look like? According to Rev Bill, it should look like a biker wedding (and I'm inclined to agree with him).
Fresh from live blogging Together for the Gospel, Light Along the Journey looks at Two Ways a Pastor Must Die.
Crossroads looks back at history to answer the question of whether Control is Good?
In "Three Persons, One Substance" - Paradox or Solution, Kenny Pearce discusses the origin of this particular formulation of the Trinity, how much information it contains, and whether Protestants ought to regard it as a dogmatic definition, since the exact phrase does not appear in Scripture. In particular it discusses the question of whether the words 'person' and 'substance' in this formulation are intended to have their ordinary meanings, and analogous meaning, or no meaning at all.
Welcome to the Fallout has a three-way conversation about what went wrong with mankind and who's to blame in Hashing Out the Problem of Evil.
My God is not capable of lying; is yours? The doctrine of inerrancy, and why it matters, is the subject of this week's submission from The No Kool-Aid Zone.
Kehaar presents Count Your Blessings posted at Life Rebooted. This post had me thinking about the many ways that I have been blessed and should be more thankful than I am.
Sun and Shield has a review of Michael Wittmer's Michael Wittmer's book, Heaven is a Place on Earth: Why Everything You Do Matters to God.
That's all for this week's carnival. Thanks to everyone who contributed. Next week the carnival will be hosted by Something Epic.