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Welcome to the 310th Christian Carnival. The Christian Carnival is a weekly collection of some of the best posts of the Christian blogosphere. For more information on the Christian Carnival, see here. If you are interested in hosting a future Christian Carnival, please let me know at the email address in the sidebar. The current schedule of hosts is here.

I'm listing the submissions in the order I received them, generally including a description beyond the title only if none was submitted or I find the title uninformative. I'll include some ringers at the end that no one submitted, as is my usual tradition when hosting, and I'm including late submissions for last week's carnival at the end (take note that there's no guarantee of any future host doing that). If you submitted a post that meets the sumission requirements, and it doesn't appear here, please let me know. Posts are supposed to be from the last week, on some topic related to Christianity, and from a point-of-view that isn't at odds with the creeds recognized in common by Protestant, Roman Catholic, and Orthodox Christians.
This week's submissions:

Gregg Metcalf presents Gospel Driven Disciples: Burgers, Behavior, & the Bible at Gospel Driven Disciples.


At MandM, Matthew Flannagan gives a followup to his last Christian Carnival submission arguing for a hyperbolic reading of the genocide passages in Joshua. Here he defends Nicholas Wolterstorff's hyperbolic reading and attempts an expansion of his argument drawing from ancient near eastern texts in Sunday Study: Joshua and the Genocide of the Canaanites Part II.

Michael Myer of Chasing the Wind asks: 
Do you have eyes to see and ears to hear? Jesus challenged the religious to put aside their preconceptions and examine from their hearts anew to explore what Jesus offered. Then you will be ready to answer when Jesus asks, "Who do you say I am?"
For the whole study, see How to Develop Your Faith.

Violet N. gives us a short devotional explaining what the Greek word rhema means and how it relates to you in Your rhema at Other Food: daily devo's (and she promises that it's not "name it and claim it").

At eInquisitive, Anthony Delgado sends in Therefore, my beloved, flee from idolatry -- 1 Corinthians 10.1-15.

Shannon Christman's Scripture We Like To Ignore: I Corinthians 14:26-28, 39-40 at The Minority Thinker hands out some criticism to all parties. It isn't just one viewpoint that ignores this passage.

loswl presents Blind Faith posted at INSPIKS | Inspirational Piks. The author's summary:
"Before I became a Christian I used to hate the phrase "blind faith" as it represented ignorance to me. And I believed that's what Christians wanted me to have in order to become a Christian like them."

Kaleb describes When I Surrendered Control at W2W Soul:
"Three years ago my life changed when I relinquished control to God. Until that time, I was overwhelmed, discouraged, confused and tired. My marriage had failed; I had a very demanding job which consumed me and negatively affected the balance in my life."

Michelle at Stepping Out In Faith To The Nations... names her posts by date, so this week we have 01.12.10. The posts takes a look at Luke 7:36-8:3.

Barry Wallace presents Birth control pills and Abortion at who am i?. Barry says, "Well, I've written controversial posts before, but this one probably belongs near or at the top of that list."

From Parableman this week is Torture and Absolutism, which looks at whether torture conflicts with Christian convictions.

Danny Pierce (yes relation) presents Charismatics and the Presence of God at Boston Bible Geeks.

Ridge Burns gives us God's Way at Ridge's Blog.

Matt Rawlings, AKA Pastor Matt, sends in A Student or a Critic?.

e-Mom presents Bible Study: Peter's Second Letter posted at C h r y s a l i s. "Knowledge, but NOT Gu... uh... Nosticism?"


Ringers:

Mark Heath's Schreiner on Judgment According to Works (at Word and Spirit) looks at Thomas Schreiner's way of trying to put together Paul's statements that we will be judged by works with Paul's insistence that we're not justified by works.

Paul McCain's How to Destroy the Church at Evangel has a quote from Don Carson well worth reading.

Rebecca Stark asks What do we pray for in the third petition? at Rebecca Writes, looking at what it means for God's will to be done on earth as it is in heaven.

Joe Carter looks at different things people mean by "God of the Gaps" in Does God Live in the Gaps? at First Thoughts.


Posts from last week submitted this week:

Anthony of האורים והתומים (Urim and Thummim) argues that the upcoming movie Legion is blasphemous.

LockSmith presents Vow Unto The Lord at Study The Bible Not The Sermon. "When thou vowest a vow unto God, defer not to pay it; for he hath no pleasure in fools: pay that which thou hast vowed. Better is it that thou shouldest not vow, than that thou shouldest vow and not pay" (Ecclesiastes 5:4-5)

Michelle submits Why I left the church posted at Cross Driven. Click on the link at the bottom of the post for Part II to see why it wasn't permanent.

The Love of Money at Free Money Finance discusses the root of all kinds of evil...

BWL has a look at the step of faith to go beyond 10% in Giving more than 10% at Christian Personal Finance.


Post I shouldn't be including for other reasons:

Rey, from the Bible Archive shares nothing of tremendous importance on his personal blog in the form of a song called "It's Beginning To Look A Lot Like Tax Time".

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Thanks for bringing us the carnival Jeremy, much appreciated.

Thanks for hosting this week, Jeremy! I'm all linked up, I hope both my readers check this awesome resource out, ha!

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