I am excited to be hosting the 271st Christian Carnival. I think there is something for everyone in this edition. So, without further ado, let's get started.
Michelle chronicles a day on the mission field in Nicaragua in her post, Philippians 2:14-16, at Thoughts and Confessions of a Girl Who Loves Jesus.
Over at blog.kennypearce.net Kenny ponders the question, "How does one engage in intellectually honest apologetics?" in his contribution, Apologetics: The Good and The Bad.
ChristianPF reminds us that "Our faith should affect our spending decisions - and help us control it as well!" in How to Control Spending.
Trent gives us a compelling look at fear in his two part post Enemy Behind the Lines: Fear, Pt. 1 and Enemy Behind the Lines: Fear, Pt. 2 at his blog, Christian Men Christian Warriors.
Free Money Finance draws a parallel between the current economic climate and The Story of Joseph as he encourages us to save in our times of plenty for the eventual times of famine.
Jeff at ReturningKing.com gives us part 20 in his Wolves in Wool series with his post, The Consumerization of the Gospel.
We are presented with the thought-provoking question, "Was the resurrection of Christ just a trick of the apostles' minds?" by Chris at Homeward Bound in the first part of his series Objections to the Resurrection.
For those of us who have never had the pleasure of Entering St. Peter's Basilica in Rome we are treated to some beautiful pictures by Victor at his blog, Pictures of the Vatican City, Rome, Italy.
Richard H. Anderson presents Victory of Christ posted at dokeo kago grapho soi kratistos Theophilos.
Michael takes a look at the sacrifice of The Suffering Servant and why it is important to us at Chasing the Wind.
Over at The Minority Thinker, Shannon delves into the American Family Association's suggested boycott of Pepsi and posits Family Guy and Pepsi: Shooting at the Wrong Targets!
Now, take a deep breath, grab a bite to eat, visit the little girls' or little boys' room, and settle in for the second half of this thought-provoking carnival.
This next offering really challenged me in my perception of what a church should look like. Brian at Boston Bible Geeks gives us The Importance of the Sacraments.
As the wife of a science fiction and fantasy aficionado I really appreciated Ken's look at Science Fiction, Fantasy and an Interventionist God at his blog, C. Orthodoxy.
Weekend Fisher considers some of the sinfulness in inter-Christian dialog (or perhaps the lack of dialog) in her post, Christian Reconciliation: What is the first step? at Heart, Mind, Soul, and Strength.
Mark at Pseudo-Polymath wonders whether it is reasonable and rational to be a Christian in our modern world in his contribution, Of Reason (or Warrant) and Faith.
Rani shares her Prayer of the Week - Life of Righteousness at her blog, Christ's Bridge.
In The Incarnation and Compatibilism Jeremy at Parableman presents an argument that the Incarnation, as traditionally understood, fits best with a compatibilist view of human freedom.
Catez gives us an in-depth review and her thoughts after seeing Slumdog Millionaire posted at Allthings2all.
Jason presents Book Review: Old Testament Theology: A Thematic Approach posted at Pastoral Musings.
When I read Rodney's post on What do we believe? at RodneyOlsen.net, I was seriously surprised at the findings of a recent survey done in Australia.
And, finally, please take a moment to read my thoughts on the Jesus-lover's role as an encourager in my post, Don't Make Me Read Your Mind right here at Fathom Deep.
Now, for a little light housekeeping. No, I don't want you to dust. Well, I mean, if you were to offer, I wouldn't turn you down. But, that's not what I meant by housekeeping. The next Christian Carnival will be held over at Fish and Cans. If you would like to participate (and we would love to have you), go here, complete the submission form, and I'll be reading your post this time next week!
Thanks to everyone who gifted us with their thoughts this week. It was a treat to host again, and I'll see you all next week at Fish and Cans.