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The 226th Christian Carnival is up at Bounded Irrationality.

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The 226th Christian Carnival will be taking place this coming Wednesday at Bounded Irrationality. 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 the not-recently-updated Matt Jones's list of previous Christian Carnivals or the up-to-date but less-informative christiancarnival.com list.
 
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. Select only one post dated since the last Christian Carnival (i.e. from the last Wednesday through the coming Tuesday). Then do the following:


The hosting schedule for the Christian Carnival has dropped off my front page, so it's time to post a new one. You can find more information about the Christian Carnival here. The schedule as it stands is below, and I will add to it as I schedule new hosts.

Several people have volunteered who do not appear below, because some people I've asked about specific dates have not responded. If you've emailed me already asking for a date to host, don't be worried that you're not on the list yet. If you'd like to host a future edition of the Christian Carnival and have not contacted me about doing so, please let me know at the email address at the top of the page. If you have particular preferences as to when you would like to host, please include that in your message. When possible, I will try to give the earliest spots to new hosts and hosts who have hosted less recently.

225 May 21 Parableman
226 May 28 Bounded Irrationality
227 June 4 Ancient Hebrew Poetry
228 June 11 Chasing the Wind
229 June 18 RodneyOlsen.net
230 June 25 Thinking Christian
231 July 2 Fish and Cans
232 July 9 Crossroads: Where Faith and Inquiry Meet
233 July 16 Diary of 1
234 July 23 A True Believer's Weblog
235 July 30 Everyday Liturgy
236 Aug 6 Brain Cramps for God


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Welcome to the 225th Christian Carnival. For more on what the Christian Carnival is, please see this post.

I'm hosting this week because it was the only week between mid-January and the end of June that I have no teaching responsibilities. (Even in Spring Break I have a huge pile of grading to get through, and this year I wasn't even able to do that due to illness in the family, so I'm glad I didn't try to host that week.) Nevertheless, things often come up, and this time around it was a computer issue. I dropped my computer late Sunday night and heard the familiar sound of the hard drive not working properly, I just happened to have burned a CD of SpinRite, one of the best hard drive diagnosis and repair programs around, so I put it in and set it up to run. I'd just run it on my wife's machine, and it took a few hours at most. Well, the problems on my hard drive were more serious, and it didn't finish until late afternoon yesterday, totaling 40 hours of me and my wife sharing an old computer because both of ours were down.

So I'm just getting to looking at Christian Carnival submissions this morning, and at this point I'm just going to put up the posts without much fanfare. I usually like to edit the default text so the BlogCarnival submissions don't sound too repetitive, but I'd rather just get the Carnival posted.

I want to emphasize the rules for when posts have to be written before I go on, since there were a lot of posts this week that were outside the proper range. In one case, the submitter was able to provide a more recent post. With some others, they're recent enough that I've included them as late submissions for last week in a separate section. But please remember that submissions are supposed to have been posted since the previous Wednesday to be in the current edition of the Christian Carnival. Some hosts aren't sticklers about this, but the Christian Carnival is supposed to be a reflection of the best posts from the Christian blogosphere of the past week, a week running Wednesday to Tuesday.

Because some people limit their submissions to the last week and end up passing up on good posts in favor of ones they're less happy with (I have done this myself when I had two very good posts one week and one less good the next), it's not fair to them if we too often let in posts by others that are outside the proper range. So even if you submit a post on a Wednesday, if the post was posted the previous day it's out of range. Once the turnover to Wednesday occurs, the week resets, and all old posts are no longer current. So if you have a great post written at the beginning of the week, please try to refrain from posting it until Wednesday (I have often done this myself), or try to make sure you submit it by Tuesday night. I've tried to extend a lot of grace this week, but there's an important principle of fairness at issue here.

Well, enough of business. On to the 225th Christian Carnival!


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The 225th Christian Carnival will be taking place this coming Wednesday 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 the not-recently-updated Matt Jones's list of previous Christian Carnivals or the up-to-date but less-informative christiancarnival.com list.
 
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. Select only one post dated since the last Christian Carnival (i.e. from the last Wednesday through the coming Tuesday). Then do the following:

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The 224th Christian Carnival is up at The Evangelical Ecologist.
 
The 224th Christian Carnival will be taking place this coming Wednesday at The Evangelical Ecologist. 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 the not-recently-updated Matt Jones's list of previous Christian Carnivals or the up-to-date but less-informative christiancarnival.com list.
 
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. Select only one post dated since the last Christian Carnival (i.e. from the last Wednesday through the coming Tuesday). Then do the following:


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
The 223rd Christian Carnival is up at Participatory Bible Study Blog.

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The 223rd Christian Carnival will be taking place this coming Wednesday at Participatory Bible Study Blog. 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 the not-recently-updated Matt Jones's list of previous Christian Carnivals or the up-to-date but less-informative christiancarnival.com list.
 
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. Select only one post dated since the last Christian Carnival (i.e. from the last Wednesday through the coming Tuesday). Then do the following:

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The 222nd Christian Carnival is up at Brain Cramps for God.

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