This week's scheduled host seems to be out of communication, so we are filling in here at Wittenberg Gate, for the St. David's Day/Ash Wednesday edition of the Christian Carnival.
Financial planner, Steve Braun, looks at the popular book Rich Dad Poor Dad by Robert Kiyosaki. He examines Kiyosaki's worldview and values in light of biblical truth in Rich Dad Poor Dad Part I. He unearths the deceptive philosophy which leads to the startling truth - there is no rich dad.
A previous post at Christianity Is Jewish leads to the conclusion, that life is a stage and we are being watched. Will we reveal God's glory or hide it? Those are the only two options in The Show Must Go On.
Spunky at Spunky Homeschool presents Get Lost . Should a Christian watch a television show such as Lost? Spunky examines the advice given to a youth by Focus on the Family who asked them about the show. She shares a humorous story of just where the line is about how much sex, violence, and language is too much.
Ales Rarus Blog sends us Salvation, Discipleship, and Priorities . Far too much air is expended, too much ink spilled, and too many pixels lit in battles over orthodoxy. Why don’t we spend a little more time talking about orthopraxy?
Kim C at Life in a Shoe: the methods and madness of one mother of 7 shares her family's experience reading the Proverbs together in Daily Proverbs.
Kathleen Dalton of Vegetable Soup says: If you are like me, you have at some time said "I just don't get any chances to really tell someone about Jesus anymore."
I put this list together a few years ago, reminding myself what a silly thing that was to say...
101 Ways to Get Opportunities to Witness .
Culture, Politics and Law
How much license should we give the medical profession in deciding ethical matters of life and death? Should this be codified in law or not? Mark Olson at Pseudo-Polymath discusses the issue in Doctors, Death, and the Public Square
States are beginning to pass bans on abortion in order to force the Supreme Court to reconsider Roe v. Wade. Jeremy Pierce of Parableman asks, "Isn't this counterproductive given the current makeup of the Court?" in
Jumping the Gun on Abortion.
Just for Grins
Mother-Lode invites us to reconsider Lent. "Lent begins on Wednesday, a time when many Christians prepare to celebrate Christ's victory over sin and death, by reflecting on our own sins which pierced Him. We have been the thorns in His crown. But it is not a time of mere remorse. It is time to weed." Get your garden gloves and read on at Thorns and Thistles.
Science and Nature
In Why animal predators, parasites, and death?, Sun and Shield points us to a thorough, but readable, article on the scriptural implications of this topic, which deals with several important ideas, such as the goodness of God and origins.
Sven's Theology and Biblical Studies page sends us The continuation of the charismatic gifts after the apostolic age . Cessationists have often appealed to the argument that the charismatic gifts ceased after the close of the apostolic age, yet Sven argues that history shows this is not the case. This post considers the continuation of the charismatic gifts in the second century.
A kid's science fair project reminds us that there is still a sin nature at our core, regardless of how we look on the outside. Attention Span's rev-ed rejects the idea of a perfect person and a perfect pastor in "The Filth Within".