Monday, December 13

Two Carnivals

This week's Christian Carnival will be at Parableman:
In case you're new to the Christian Carnival, it's a weekly collection of blog posts from Christian blogs to give people a way to get their best post read by a wider audience among those who read Christian blogs. So if you have a blog, this will be a great way to highlight your favorite post from the past week and, possibly even, to pick up more permanent readers.

To enter is simple. First, your post should be of a Christian nature, but this does not exclude posts that are political (or otherwise) in nature from a Christian point of view. Second, please send only one post dated since the last Christian Carnival (i.e. starting with posts from this past Wednesday). Then, do the following:

Email parableman ATT gmail DOTT com. Please put "Christian Carnival" in the Subject. Provide the following:

Title of your Blog
URL of your Blog
Title of the post you're submitting
URL linking to the post you're submitting
Trackback URL of the post (if you want a trackback)
Short description of the post

The submission deadline is Tuesday, December 14, 9pm EST.
So get your submissions in.

The deadline for the 2nd Carnival of the Reformation is this Saturday, December 18. Here's the scoop from from the host and originator of this Carnival--Jollyblogger.
1. Submit a post that is either a defense, explanation, or application of the Reformed doctrine of Solus Christus. Each post should be in accordance with the statements on the person and work of Christ that are found in the major reformed confessions. I would also offer the following statement from the Cambridge Declaration as a guide for submissions.

We reaffirm that our salvation is accomplished by the mediatorial work of the historical Christ alone. His sinless life and substitutionary atonement alone are sufficient for our justification and reconciliation to the Father.

We deny that the gospel is preached if Christ's substitutionary work is not declared and faith in Christ and his work is not solicited.

Note the emphasis on the substitutionary nature of the work of Christ. Entries can be theological essays, exegesis of particular passages of Scripture, or stories and testimonies about Christ's impact on one's life. I would only ask that all submissions focus on the mediatorial work of Christ, rather than moralistic tales or merely cute stories. A cute story is fine, but it should somehow illustrate the mediatorial work of Christ.

2. All entries must be received by Saturday, December 18 at 6:00pm. E-mail all entries to:

3. Provide the following info:

Name of Your Blog
URL of Your Blog
Title of Post
URL of Post
Brief Description of Post

4. I plan on posting the Carnival sometime on Monday, December 20th. I'll look forward to hearing and reading your submissions.
You'll find more info here.