I never linked to the last Christian Carnival, because I didn't have time to read more than two entries before leaving for a retreat this weekend, so here it is. I hope to read through the entries and indicate any posts I want to highlight before the next one is published.
In case I don't get to that, I want to thank Nick for including my entry at the last minute, especially when he had to add it twice (both times after he had finished and posted the Carnival). I forgot to post a plug for it this week, but I also forgot to send something in until he notified everyone on the list that it was up. Fortunately for me, there was a hidden loophole. His announcement of the submission requirements specifically said that he'd be accepting late entries well beyond the deadline and until 1pm the next day. I assume he meant 1am, but I called his attention to it when I sent my entry in at noon after the Carnival had already been posted, and he allowed it and told me he'd added it. Hours later, it wasn't there, so I emailed him back, and this time he really added it and gave it prime place at the top of the Carnival!
For my struggle with the wrongness of my initial reaction to what I could have seen as a sense of being robbed of justice due to a late submission to a different carnival, which was really just my attempt to see myself as nicer than someone else who was really just seeing a deadline as a real deadline, see this post. I thought it was a nice lesson on how mercy and grace are so fully noticeable in the face of real justice, which was in fact what I got in that case, but how I didn't have any right to expect anything else. That's why situations like this one with Nick are so poignant in their reflection of the grace of God, even if they're necessarily going to be ultimately inadequate in that role.
Anyway, this was supposed to be about the next Christian Carnival, so here we go: This coming Wednesday is the next Christian Carnival, and will be hosted at Trommetter Times. If you have a blog, this will be a great way to get read, and possibly pick up readers in the process or highlight your favorite post from the past week.
To enter is simple. First, you 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. Secondly please send only one post dated since the last Christian Carnival. Then, do the following:
email Jason at firstname.lastname@example.org
Provide the following:
Title of your Blog
URL of your Blog
Title of your post
URL linking to that post
Description of the post
Cut off date is Tuesday night at 10 PM EST
Don't forget to encourage a friend to contribute, and have them stop by and join the Christian Carnival mailing list.