Christ's Glory, Not Mine

by science fiction author Andrea J. 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.

Trackposted to Right Pundits, Outside the Beltway, Perri Nelson’s Website, The Virtuous Republic, Committees of Correspondence, Rosemary’s Thoughts, The Random Yak, DeMediacratic Nation, Big Dog’s Weblog, Adam’s Blog, Right Truth, DragonLady’s World, Nuke’s News & Views, Webloggin, The Bullwinkle Blog, Leaning Straight Up, Cao’s Blog, Conservative Cat, Pursuing Holiness, Conservative Thoughts, Faultline USA, Right Celebrity, third world county, Allie Is Wired, Blue Star Chronicles, Pirate’s Cove, The Pink Flamingo, Planck’s Constant, Republican National Convention Blog, and High Desert Wanderer, thanks to Linkfest Haven Deluxe.