Category Archives: Carnival of Christian Advice

Happy Birthday Dad Edition of the Carnival of Christian Advice

Welcome to the December 13th, 2007 edition of carnival of Christian advice.

questions

Jenny presents Choosing Religion posted at the so called me, wondering how her children will decide about religion as she is an atheist and the family background religiously mixed.

Hal Sommerschield, Ph.D. presents Help-How Do Parents Stop Thinking About Their Children? posted at North Star Mental Fitness Blog. By thinking, Hal means worrying incessantly.

answers

Kevin presents Teaching Kids The Meaning of Christmas posted at More4kids.

Sunny presents What is the Meaning of Advent? posted at Observation and Principles, saying, “Advent is a time for preparation and anticipation for the coming of Jesus. This article explores the meaning of advent and how we can honor the season.”

ChristianPF presents Would Jesus have an emergency fund posted at Money in the Bible | Christian Personal Finance Blog, saying, “Discussing the balance between trusting God for our needs and being wise stewards of our resources.”

ChristianPF presents 6 Tips for a Debt Free Christmas posted at Money in the Bible | Christian Personal Finance Blog, saying, “6 Tips for a Debt Free Christmas”

thanksgiving

Erika Wilson presents Choose Joy and Give Thanks posted at Royally Redeemed

James DeLelys presents Cherished Moments posted at Author James DeLelys, saying, “A Day to be Thankful for.”

Theresa L. Twogood presents The Tea Corner, Prayer Closet, & Free Gift For The Holiday! posted at OLIN e-Book e-Publishing, saying, “I come bearing gifts-No wallet needed! Merry Christ Mass !”

That concludes this edition. Submit your blog article to the next edition of carnival of christian advice using our carnival submission form. Past posts and future hosts can be found on our blog carnival index page.

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Carnival of Christian Advice All Hallow’s Eve Addition

Welcome to the October 31, 2007 edition of carnival of christian advice. The deadline for the next addition is November 30th. It will be posted on December 5th.

Also, I would love to do a Thanksgiving roundup around the theme of keeping Thanksgiving a time of giving thanks to God, too. Like Adam’s Carnival of Christmas, only for Thanksgiving.  I’ll need those by November 20th.

questions

Robinson Go presents Another Question on Ethics posted at The Robinson Go Blog, saying, “How should a Christian answer this type of question?”

answers

Matthew Paulson presents Should Christians Use Credit Cards? posted at Getting Green.

Heidi Saxton presents When Moms Grieve: The Dark Side of Adoption posted at Mommy Monsters Inc., saying, “When a Christian couple adopts, they imagine that when the process is over and the child comes home, it will be a “happy ever after” ending. What many do not realize … and need to know … is that many adoptive mothers struggle with depression at some point when trying to assimilate the new member into the family. This article, written by a Catholic adoptive mother, explains and explores the reality of PADS (Post-Adoptive Depression Syndrome), and what to do.”

My Bubble Life presents Where is your focus? posted at Unleash Your Potential Through Christian Faith.

ChristianPF presents Do I need an Emergency Fund? posted at Money in the Bible | Christian Personal Finance Blog, saying, “How an emergency fund can make or break you financially.”

Robinson Go presents Reflections on Jeremiah posted at The Robinson Go Blog, saying, “Good and practical reflections of the book of Jeremiah.”

livinforhim316 presents Keeping God at the Center of Your Dating Relationship posted at Christian Dating Experiences, saying, “This blog is about Christian Dating Experiences. It seeks to give tips, advice and ways to keep God at the center of your relationship.”

That concludes this edition. Submit your blog article to the next edition of carnival of christian advice using our carnival submission form. Past posts and future hosts can be found on our blog carnival index page.

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Update on the Carnival of Christian Advice

Gentle Readers,

The Carnival is delayed due to a lack of sufficient numbers of suitable submissions.

The deadline for submissions is now October 26. It will be posted on October 31st.

Questions should be blog posts–either on professional blogging platforms or myspace and cousins–where the author is seeking advice from their readers.  Rhetorical questions answered in the course of the post belong in the answers category. Religion questions, such as would go in my Bible and Theology category, I would rather be sent as a regular email. Most give in to the temptation to pontificate and I’d rather not link to articles that contradict what the scripture teaches even in this category and when it comes to this issue, most of us can’t resist the urge to pontificate even when we know we don’t know what we’re talking about and are trying to ask a question. It’ll be easier for me to dress these individually.

Answers should deal with advice column type subjects, scripture; articles on Christian living and cultivating a biblical world view also welcome.

All answers must be written from a conservative, traditional (ie “fundamentalist”) view of the world and reading of the scriptures–whether Catholic, Armenian, or Calvinist, but I’d prefer the affiliation clearly laid out in the post description if not evangelical.

Spam, business or product promotions, liberal/PC theology, new age affiliates (including “Christian” new age and those affiliated with new age books on the power of positive thinking ) are not permitted. You’re welcome to your opinions, but this is not the forum for them. There are plenty of other places for the marketplace confusion of ideas. Here we strive to have unity in doctrine between the posts as much as humanly possible.

If the post fits these guidelines, please submit it.

Thank you,

Andrea Graham

Summer’s End Edition of the Carnival of Christian Advice

The kids who didn’t go back to the books last week (or earlier) will be heading back tomorrow and the corn is vanishing from the fields as the harvest comes upon us. And we’re celebrating by getting back into the swing of things again, too with the cream of the crop submitted to us over the summer.

Our next edition is scheduled for October 1st, 2007. The deadline is 11:59 pm on September 29th. And my birthday is September 7th ;)

Questions should be blog posts–either on professional blogging platforms or myspace and cousins–where the author is seeking advice from their readers. Rhetorical questions answered in the course of the post belong in the answers category. Answers should deal with advice column type subjects, scripture; articles on Christian living and cultivating a biblical world view also welcome.

All answers must be written from a conservative, traditional (ie “fundamentalist”) view of the world and reading of the scriptures–whether Catholic, Armenian, or Calvinist, but I’d prefer the affiliation clearly laid out if not evangelical. Spam, business or product promotions, liberal/PC theology, new age affiliates (including “Christian” new age and those affiliated with new age books on the power of positive thinking ) are not permitted. You’re welcome to your opinions, but this is not the forum for them. There are plenty of other places for the marketplace confusion of ideas. Here we strive to have unity in doctrine between the posts as much as humanly possible.

And, while you’d think this would be obvious, your blog post should be visible to the public and written entirely in English.

answers

Daniel Condurachi presents Transitions of Mankind posted at Daniel Condurachi’s Blog. Andrea’s comments: His-Story in less than ten minutes? He gets kudos for trying (especially since it seems English may be a second language for him)

Roger Carr presents Mission work is doable posted at Everyday Giving Blog, saying, “This posts demonstrates how easy it is to make a difference around the world.”

ChristianPF presents What is the ROOT of all evil? posted at Money in the Bible | Christian Personal Finance Blog, saying, “A discussion about one of the most mis-quoted verses in the bible.”

Sue Cramer presents The Freedom of Forgiveness posted at praise and coffee, saying, “Did you know that unforgiveness and holding on to anger increase your chances of a heart attack five fold?”

Daniel Condurachi presents What To Do To Be Punished posted at Daniel Condurachi’s Blogsaying “Follow the steps and you will get it”

Justin Merth presents Dealing with theological questions from your kids posted at In The Wordsaying, “In our nightly routine my 5 year old and I also spend a few minutes going through a catechism for girls and boys . . . . She opens up with all kinds of questions and I’m put on the spot to try to explain theological truths in a manner she can understand.

Nathanael presents Concerning the vacillations of young love, part 2 posted at Despair and Coffeesaying, “The most intimate relationships are those grounded in shared goals, ethics, beliefs, or perspective. It is unlikely that any enduring relationship would be made up of two polar opposites with conflicting approaches to life or entirely disparate ways of looking at the world.”

Allen Bethea presents Shlomo Speaks: The Daily Embrace of Wisdom posted at Expected End, saying, “Shlomo is my alterego. He shares the inspiration he gains from reading Proverbs and Ecclesiastes”

ungraspable presents Top Three Writing Lessons From the Bible posted at Savvy Writer, saying, “It has to do with writing too…hope this fits.” [note from Andrea: slightly off topic, but my blog covers this topic, sorta, so I'll let it pass.]

ChristianPF presents Who needs faith? I’ve got credit cards posted at Money in the Bible | Christian Personal Finance Blog, saying, “An honest discussion about trusting God and using credit cards.”

ChristianPF presents How to make more money with your emergency fund posted at Money in the Bible | Christian Personal Finance Blog, saying, “A quick how-to showing you how to use an emergency fund to save more money and increase it’s growth rate.” [Andrea: since so many Christians need financial advice.]

Terry Dean presents From Debt to Financial Freedom posted at Christianity With Purpose.

ChristianPF presents Was Jesus a tightwad? posted at Money in the Bible | Christian Personal Finance Blog, saying, “A quick discussion about how Jesus handled waste and excess.”

questions

Jack Yoest presents USS Bonefish Lost: A Remembrance 18 June posted at Reasoned Audacity, saying, “Why was my father not on that submarine that fateful day? Still, I imagine in some Navy Valhalla my dad and this other sailor linked up together and asked the Creator, “Why?” “Why him? Why me?”"

That concludes this edition. Submit your blog article to the next edition of carnival of christian advice using our carnival submission form. Past posts and future hosts can be found on our blog carnival index page.

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carnival of Christian advice – June 4, 2007 Edition

Welcome to the June 4, 2007 edition of carnival of Christian advice.

We have some great entries this time, though I cannot vouch for or guarantee the sites linked here or their links. I always do my best to weed out the bad apples, but it’s always possible I missed one.

Ben Cotten presents Stained Glass Masquerade posted at .: The SoapBox :., saying, “We must learn to be authentic worshippers that do not hide the reality of their lives from each other.”

questions

Ben Cotten presents The Emasculation of the Church? posted at .: The SoapBox :., saying, “Has the church gone from male centric to female centric? Why are the men in the church asleep?”

answers

Kathryn Lang presents Do It All and Still Stay Sane posted at The Peculiar Club, saying, ” Over the last seven years, I’ve been struggling to find ways to meet all the demands that I face without losing my mind in the process. Here are the top five things I’ve discovered.”

Jonathan Pippenger presents The Real Secret Behind “The Secret”: Why the Law of Attraction Will Fail posted at Personal Renaissance , saying, ” The more I keep researching and thinking about the Law of Attraction the more I’m certain it not only goes against Christian doctrine, it fails logically.”

Rory Sullivan presents Everyone Believes In God – Some Children Are Just Angry At Their Parents posted at hamelife, saying, “If we are brought up in an environment of rejection, we will feel rejected and in turn reject others, with its accompanying cycle of guilt and hatred.”

Leticia Velasquez presents Find the courage within yourself to achieve greatness posted at cause of our joy, saying, ” The grace of God would help every mother through their childbearing crises, if only they would trust it.”

Leon Gettler presents The typical fraudster – male, high level and trusted posted at Sox First, saying, “Here’s a warning for anyone who thinks the typical fraud perpetrator is lower down in the food chain.
Research shows most fraudsters are male, typically aged between 36 and 55, have usually been employed by the company for six or more years and typically work in the finance department.”

related

Nathanael presents Egocentrism and the myth of happiness posted at Despair and Coffee, saying, “A grim consequence of such an egocentric paradigm is that people enter relationships with the same mindset, one of the most detrimental places being marriage. The relationship is viewed as another source of personal gain; the primary question being what the other person has to offer; how they will make one happy.”

Nathanael presents The personally customizable Jesus, part 1 posted at Despair and Coffee, saying, “many fashion Jesus and his teaching according to their own perception or likeness. ”

Jeremy Hobbs presents CARM – Christian Apologetics Research & Ministry posted at Jeremy’s Consumer’s Corner, saying, “if you want to know why Christians say something is sinful, it’s there, with Biblical passages to back it up. ”

That concludes this edition. The next edition will be a week late, on July 10th, in observance of the 4th (my fifth anniversary, naturally. What, did you think I meant Independence day?)

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carnival of Christian advice – May 1, 2007

Welcome to the May 1, 2007 edition of carnival of Christian advice.

answers

Ben Cotten presents Embracing the Pig Sty posted at .: The SoapBox :., saying, “The hardest times in our lives often turn out to be the most important”

Jon Swift presents Is Abstinence-Only Sex Education Too Explicit? posted at Jon Swift, saying, “According to surprising new federal report, abstinence-only sex education classes have had “no impacts on rates of sexual abstinence.” If these programs have in fact been a failure, I don’t think it is because kids were being given too much inaccurate information. I think the real problem was that they were given any information at all.”

Joysoriano.com presents Why is My Cross Heavier? posted at www.joysoriano.com, saying, “Answers to the oftenly asked question on why our cross seems to be heavier than other people’s.”

related

Tommy Bowman presents Coming Undone?? It’s Ok posted at Worship Dependency, saying, “Lead Worshipper Tommy Bowman writes about developing our praise habit.”

Comments: God works all things for good–including our falls, yes. When you’ve fallen, I can’t think of a better place to be than undone.

Marcia D presents sin foods: a Christian viewpoint of consumption posted at weltanschauung, saying, “In which the blogger has had enough of being lectured to eat clean meats.”

Comments: The Church’s latest diet fad, keeping some form of the levitical dietary law–is based on the idea, right or wrong, that it’s healthier. Marcia is absolutely correct, we’re not under any requirement to keep the dietary commands, other than don’t drink blood, that is, which is on the short list of levitical laws that carried over into the New Testament (the other commands reiterated in Acts 15:20 are to abstain from things dedicated to idols, from the meat of strangled animals, and most notably, from sexual immorality.) If someone wants to hold the bacon for health or whatever reason, they are free to do that, but it is not a moral requirement, no.

One does have to ask, though, if we believe our bodies are the temple of the Holy Spirit, why does the American Church often treat our stomachs like landfills?

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That concludes this edition. The next edition will be out on June 4th, and the deadline is midnight on June 2nd.

Past posts and future hosts can be found on our blog carnival index page.

If you’re submitting a post, please keep in mind all advice and related articles must come from a biblical worldview, in keeping with fundamental doctrines of historical Christianity (regardless of denomination), and be grounded in a belief in absolute truth/ethics and the exclusivity of the faith.

Post in the questions category, however, are welcome from all, provided they are sincere, truly questions, and are open to an answer from the above viewpoint.

Sad to say, it looks like answers of all flavors are more popular than posting sincere questions.

But if your blog article meets these guidelines, please submit it to the next edition of carnival of Christian advice using our carnival submission form.

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carnival of christian advice – April 3, 2007

Welcome to the April 3, 2007 edition of carnival of christian advice.

The next Carnival will be held on May 1st. The deadline to submit your pieces is April 27th.

Questioning submissions must be seeking advice on an issue, either personal or theological, which they genuinely are seeking a biblical, Christian answer to. All submissions offering advice must line up with traditional, fundamental Christian values and beliefs. Related posts must be offering information (rather than selling a product) that my readers would be interested in, such as a review of a Christian self-help book, or a conservative Christian analysis of some element of pop culture.

Submissions from New Agey, non-traditional “Christian” religions, and/or theologically liberal  sites will be excluded unless submitting a genuine question that is open to receiving a “fundi” answer. Advice from non-universalist, traditional Calvinist, orthodox Catholic, and Evangelical/Arminian viewpoints acceptable, but please make note of it so my readers will better understand where you’re coming from.

answers

Nancy Geiger presents What I Learned Teaching Sunday School: Don’t lose your first love posted at What I Learned Teaching Sunday School saying, “When you love someone you want to know everything about them, to spend time with them, please them. You are excited by the very thought of them.

It’s the same in individual Christian lives.”

Matthew Paulson presents Great Ways to Help Your Church Without Spending a Dime posted at Getting Green, saying, “Financial support for one’s local church is definitely a good thing, however a lot of people just don’t have the resources to give a serious amount of money to the local church. Fortunately you can give your time and energy to the church instead.”

Matthew Paulson also presents Why God Doesn’t Answer Your Prayers About Money posted at
Getting Green, saying, “God will provide for us, but he will give us what we need, not what we want.”

Jack Yoest presents Emptying the Nest: Does Day Care Work? posted at Reasoned Audacity, saying, “Is there a child care crisis in this country? To answer, we need to know what parents really want, and most essentially, we must know what children need.”

questions

Lyn Perry presents Thought Renewal, saying, “I think we can agree that worry is unhealthy, but is it wrong?”

related

Barbra Sundquist presents Why I’m Happy To Do Something I Dislike posted at WelcomeJoy.com, saying, “One of the things I dislike most in the world is entertaining. And yet today, I am having 16 people over to my house for a birthday party. And I’m happy about it.”

That concludes this edition. Submit your blog article to the next edition of the carnival of Christian advice.


Note, in addition to questions that weren’t actually asking for advice or otherwise relevant, I had to exclude several pieces, some of which offered fairly good advice, for having associations with The Law of Attraction. I will have nothing to do with the New Age here if I can’t help it, sorry. As I may have missed some, please be aware I do not necessarily endorse any of the products or statements made by the participants in the carnival. Thank you.
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