Round the Sphere Again
- This week's Christian Carnival is up at Brain Cramps for God.
- Here's a little news from Dory, the Christian Carnival overseer, about the Christian Carnival email list:
The email list for the Christian Carnival has been down, as you may have noticed, and I have gotten no replies to my requests for help about it. I have therefore started a new list through Google Groups. It should work much the same way. Once you join, you can post to the group by sending an email to this address: ChristianCarnival@googlegroups.com. Posts will be sent to your email address unless you change your settings to read at the web site only. The web site is here: http://groups.google.com/group/ChristianCarnivalIf you haven't signed up already, go sign up right now before you forget!
To join, go to the web site and sign up. For a time, I will allow anyone to join and, to prevent spam, limit postings by requiring my approval. After the initial rush of memberships has died down, I will require my approval for membership, but allow any member to post. Please limit posts to hosting announcements only.
Tim Challies is announcing the launch of a new web site--The Discerning Reader--which will have all the reviews from his old reader's web site, The Diet of Bookworms, plus much, much more, likeOf Things Theological
Hop on over there and check things out.
- reviews of book on the New York Times best seller list
- lists of books from various experts
- starter lists for those interested in beginning to read about a new topic
- mini-reviews suitable for placement in church bulletins
- bookworm reviews (like the reviews that were previously at the Diet of Bookworms)
- Pastor John Samson of Reformation Theology links to a helpful chart he's put together on man's responsibility, inability, and God's enabling grace.
- Jollyblogger takes a look at that old classic Christian book In His Steps by Charles Sheldon, and explains why its influence might not have been so benign.
It seems to me that, throughout the 20th century, the book was treated as a benign influence at minimum and salutary one at best. Yet, there is an agenda in the book that bore fruit when it was written and is bearing fruit today as there is a great shift from a focus on Christ as redeemer to Christ as example.
In doing so, I believe the person and work of Christ are greatly diminished.
- James Spurgeon has a series of posts at Pyromaniacs on one of my favorite subjects, the immutability of God:
On the Gospel
About Women's Roles in the Church
Andreas Kostenburger writes on women deacons at his Biblical Foundations blog.
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