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The 235th Christian Carnival is up at Everyday Liturgy.



The 235th Christian Carnival will be taking place this coming Wednesday at Everyday Liturgy.
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 complete list at christiancarnival.com.
 
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 234th Christian Carnival is up at A True Believer's Blog.

In the latest Christian Carnival, I found a post at Got Bible? about the term 'Reverend' for people we also call pastors or ministers. I remembered posting about the same issue a few years ago, but as I was reading this post a new idea occurred to me. At least I thought it was a new idea. Here's the idea. Wouldn't it be interesting to start calling every Christian 'Reverend' the way everyone is a brother or sister in a lot of congregations? After all, Paul calls everyone saints as a reminder that we're all made holy in Christ. Doesn't 'Reverend' pretty much mean the same thing?

The problem with the term is that it makes some people seem more holy just because they hold a certain position in the church, and that's completely opposed to biblical teaching. But if you called everyone by that term, it would removed the problem. I thought about doing this after church on Sunday, but I didn't get around to it with anyone.

So I went to go find my previous post, and here it is. Check out the last paragraph especially. Am I really that out of it that I can't remember the punchline of a post that I can nevertheless remember writing? I mean, I can remember the content of the punchline enough to come up with it again, but I can't remember that it's not new and that it was part of the original post that I was thinking about all along, and I somehow end up thinking it's a new idea that I've never thought of before.

I've often heard passages of music that sound similar enough to another one and wondered if the writer might have taken it from that without noticing. There's a beautiful Spock's Beard song that has a line that sounds an awful lot like John Williams' Jurassic Park theme, which came out the year before. I've long thought some pieces by Trevor Rabin of Yes had some similarities to the Princess Bride theme by Mark Knopfler. There's a repeated short bridge section in Carry on Wayward Son that sounds similar to a Journey song that was never released (but I think might be on their boxed set). That song had been played on a tour the previous year when Kansas had opened for them. The guys in Journey have several times publicly accused Kerry Livgren of deliberate plagiarism. If I can steal an idea from myself without even knowing it, surely these musicians (and all of them are good writers) can unknowingly come up with a melody that's similar to one they've heard before but don't happen to remember hearing.


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The 234th Christian Carnival will be taking place this coming Wednesday at A True Believer's Weblog. 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 complete list at christiancarnival.com.
 
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 233rd Christian Carnival: The Hilarious Edition is up at Diary of 1.



The 233rd Christian Carnival will be taking place this coming Wednesday at Diary of 1.
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 232nd Christian Carnival is up at Crossroads: Where Faith and Inquiry Meet.

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The 232nd Christian Carnival will be taking place this coming Wednesday at Crossroads: Where Faith and Inquiry Meet. 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.

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 sidebar. 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.

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
237 Aug 13 RodneyOlsen.net
238 Aug 20 Parables of a Prodigal World
239 Aug 27 Thinking Christian
240 Sept 3 Participatory Bible Study Blog
241 Sept 10 Crossroads: Where Faith and Inquiry Meet


The 231st Christian Carnival is up at Fish and Cans.

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