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The 137th Christian Carnival is at Brain Cramps for God.

The 137th Christian Carnival will be taking place this week at Brain Cramps for God. The Christian Carnival is a weekly collection of some of the best posts of the Christian blogosphere. It's open to Christians of Protestant, Orthodox, and Roman Catholic convictions. One of the goals of this carnival is to offer our readers to a broad range of Christian thought. This is a great way to make your writing more well known and perhaps pick up some regular readers. For examples of past carnivals, see Matt Jones's list of previous Christian Carnivals.

To enter is simple. First, your post should be of a Christian nature, but this does not exclude posts that are about home life, politics, or current events from a Christian point of view. Second, please submit only one post dated since the last Christian Carnival (i.e. from last Wednesday through this coming Tuesday).

Then do the following:

Welcome to the 136th Christian Carnival. For information on what the Christian Carnival is, see here. I've decided to arrange the posts this time according to Psalm 136, using the NET. I'm not sure if I like every aspect of this translation, but it's very hard to capture the meaning of 'hesed', which refers to God's covenant love and loyalty for his people (and derivatively of his people's covenant love and loyalty for each other). I like how the NET handles that, translating it as "loyal love".

As always with carnival themes, carnival entries have to go in the best-fitting place for the entry in question, and sometimes the fit is not very good at all. It's first come first serve as well, so earlier posts have a better chance of being placed with a verse that fits more closely. Also, I'll try not to comment much, especially when I disagree with a post, even if that means I've allowed a description that I find somewhat inaccurate or misleading. There's a great deal of variety here in style, content, and viewpoint, and I hope you find enough here to be worth your time no matter where you're coming from.

The 136th Christian Carnival will be taking place this week, hosted right here at Parableman. The Christian Carnival is a weekly collection of some of the best posts of the Christian blogosphere. It's open to Christians of Protestant, Orthodox, and Roman Catholic convictions. One of the goals of this carnival is to offer our readers to a broad range of Christian thought. This is a great way to make your writing more well known and perhaps pick up some regular readers. For examples of past carnivals, see Matt Jones's list of previous Christian Carnivals.

To enter is simple. First, your post should be of a Christian nature, but this does not exclude posts that are about home life, politics, or current events from a Christian point of view. Second, please submit only one post dated since the last Christian Carnival (i.e. from last Wednesday through this coming Tuesday).

Then do the following:

Christian Carnival CXXXV

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The 135th Christian Carnival is up at Wittenberg Gate.

My tire fell off today while I was driving on Interstate 86 just a few miles from the exit to Corning, NY, where we were supposed to be spending a few hours visiting the glass museum. We did get to walk around Corning a bit, and it was a nice day trip overall, but combining it with getting the tire fixed wasn't exactly the day we'd planned. We decided just to walk around the town instead of going to the museum. The place that fixed the tire problem managed to do it in just an hour and a half, and they think the problem was so obviously caused by the people who last worked on it that we can probably get this refunded. But despite the problems, we seem to have had a good time, and we did make it back in time for Sam to make a dance rehearsal and for me to make the Bible study I was scheduled to lead tonight. The ride home was actually fairly nice, and the discussion went very well at the Bible study. Strangely, it feels like it was a good day. So don't take the crankiness of what follows to be a sign of my mood after having my tire fall off just shy of our destination. I wrote most of these before we left, and I just happened to notice the crankiness as I was copying and pasting them into my blog editing software.

do some latinos don't consider themselves black people
I would think that most Latinos don't consider themselves black. Not only that, most other people wouldn't consider them black either.

Why John Piper prefers the CEV
Piper? I would expect him to hate the CEV. I hate it, and I'm not generally opposed to dynamic translations the way he is.

George Bush Theonomist
You do realize that most theonomists hate President Bush, right? Do you know why? Because it's all too clear to them that he's not one of them.

pics of action heroes having sex
Right. Who is this really?

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where to find a copy of the bible in it's original form
Even completely ignoring the offending apostrophe, this is a strange request. I'm not sure 'where' is the correct term. Perhaps 'when' would be more helpful, and even that isn't right if you think there's one time when the originals of all the books were present.

what does ethan mean
I think that depends on what he says. Oh, did you mean "what does 'Ethan' mean?" It's got something to do with firmness and steadfastness.

council of Trent cannons 9
That must be when they gave up on trying to convince Protestants by argument and decided to bring in the big guns instead.

twin girls + one african american and one white
Now I think it says something interesting that so many people are willing to describe one twin as black and the other as white. It means the one-drop rule is no longer in effect, at least in the racial classification systems those people are using. But I look at this, and I think it's just confused. If the term 'African American' is supposed to mean anything, it's supposed to have reference not to what people look like (or Australian aborigines could move to the U.S. and become African American) but to ancestry. Yet these twin girls have the same ancestry. That they can be classified one as black and the other as white shows that for many people race isn't about ancestry but about mere color. But being African American has to involve something to do with ancestry, and it just can't make sense to call one African American and the other not. All this is stupid to begin with, since the twins aren't American in any sense. They're British. But then there are those who want to call black French people African American. Why not British people too? I suppose it's not any more stupid.

did saddam hussein have madonna christen babylon
Wait, I thought he didn't have any weapons that desecrate masses.

The 135th Christian Carnival will be taking place this week, hosted at Wittenberg Gate. The Christian Carnival is a weekly collection of some of the best posts of the Christian blogosphere. It's open to Christians of Protestant, Orthodox, and Roman Catholic convictions. One of the goals of this carnival is to offer our readers to a broad range of Christian thought. This is a great way to make your writing more well known and perhaps pick up some regular readers. For examples of past carnivals, see Matt Jones's list of previous Christian Carnivals.

To enter is simple. First, your post should be of a Christian nature, but this does not exclude posts that are about home life, politics, or current events from a Christian point of view. Second, please submit only one post dated since the last Christian Carnival (i.e. from last Wednesday through this coming Tuesday).

Then do the following:

For some reflections on culture, in particular art and science in relation to faith, check out Bruce Meyer's blog Being Human, in Faith Art Science. Bruce and I have a lot of common friends, but we've never met. He was once part of the congregation I'm now a member of, but he left town long before I arrived. He's been blogging for a few weeks now and has enough posts to give you some sense of what his blog will be like. I recommend checking it out and seeing if it's the sort of thing you'd like to add to your blog-reading menu.

Update: I particularly recommend Industrialized Sex and True Intimacy, Part I and Industrialized Sex and True Intimacy, Part II. He also provides and reflects a little on an excerpt from Aristotle on friendship, whose insight into human nature and psychological matters was in some ways (but certainly not all) extremely insightful and way ahead of his time.

The 134th Christian Carnival is at Attention Span.

The 134th Christian Carnival will be taking place this week, hosted at Attention Span. The Christian Carnival is a weekly collection of some of the best posts of the Christian blogosphere. It's open to Christians of Protestant, Orthodox, and Roman Catholic convictions. One of the goals of this carnival is to offer our readers to a broad range of Christian thought. This is a great way to make your writing more well known and perhaps pick up some regular readers. For examples of past carnivals, see Matt Jones's list of previous Christian Carnivals.

To enter is simple. First, your post should be of a Christian nature, but this does not exclude posts that are about home life, politics, or current events from a Christian point of view. Second, please submit only one post dated since the last Christian Carnival (i.e. from last Wednesday through this coming Tuesday).

Then do the following:

The 133rd Christian Carnival is at From the Anchor Hold.

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