Welcome to the first Christian Carnival for the Year of Our Lord 2007! May God bless you all with a deeper love for Him and a surer faith as you grow in Christ this year.
Each week, Christian blog writers are invited to submit their best post of the week to the Christian Carnival. Enjoy this week's submissions from a variety of Christian perspectives and traditions.
Perhaps you've never celebrated Ephiphany. Perhaps you don't even know what it is. Kim Anderson at Mother-Lode invites you to become students of the sky along with the Magi, in Trumpet Stars and Wise Men . Explore God's signs and wonders at the birth and death of His Son using the speed and power of modern computers coupled with the witness of Biblical prophets and Roman and Jewish historians of the first century.
Jack Yoest of Reasoned Audacity sends us Eight Congregations Split from the Episcopal Church in Northern Virginia with the comment, "Causation or Correlation? Homosexuals are taking over the leadership of the Episcopal Church. And the main stream church is losing membership. Rodney Stark in The Victory of Reason reminds us that the Episcopal Church lost 55% of its membership from 1960 to 2000."
Laurie Bluedorn of Trivium Pursuit shares help for your Bible studies, General Principles for the Interpretation of Scripture.
Participatory Bible Study Blog sends us Bible Study, Community, and Agendas, The Bible has often been used for very inappropriate things, such as to justify persecution or slavery. How do we avoid applying the Bible in such inappropriate ways?
Lo-Fi Tribe sends us Spong Joins Dawkins and Harris. Spong cites the recent militant atheist push by Dawkins and Harris as good for Christianity because it correctly address what he calls "Infantile" beliefs regarding God.