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Welcome to the 333rd edition of christian carnival ii.  Hmmmm…. for you biblical numerologists out there, is there any significance to the number 333?  (Oh no, it’s half of 666!  Just kidding.)

One of the goals of this carnival is to offer our readers a broad range of Christian thought.  The carnival is open to Christians of Protestant, Orthodox, and Roman Catholic convictions.  If you’ve never participated before, this is a great way to make your writing more well known and perhaps pick up some regular readers.  If you’d like to submit an entry next week you’ll find detailed submission instructions at the end of this post.

Here is the June 23, 2010 edition of christian carnival ii

Robert A. McCluskey presents A Story of Confession as a Healing Ministry in a Young Christian Life posted at The Journal of Renewal, saying,

“Confession is a powerful both to the confessor and to those who hear it. Read this personal account.”

John presents Is it ” the end of the world as we know it “? Part IV: The Case for the POST-TRIBULATION RAPTURE posted at Reflections on the Christ, saying,

“It’s my thoughts on the subject above without sentiments – and with a hope to have the saints really prepared for the lord’s coming.”

BWL presents Buffett & Gates Ask Rich To Give 50% Of Their Wealth posted at Christian Personal Finance, saying,

“It’s nice to see the richest men in the world encouraging others to give…”

FMF presents The Seven Pillars of Financial Success, Pillar 5: Invest to Make Your Money Grow posted at Free Money Finance, saying,

“Biblical financial wisdom includes investing!”

Joe Plemon presents Why Following Christ = Better Money Management posted at Personal Finance By The Book, saying,

“Jesus’ stiff requirements for discipleship are the same stuff that leads to good money management.”

Diane R presents Evangelicals Cannot Seem To Talk to Visitors posted at Crossroads: Where Faith and Inquiry Meet, saying,

“Why don’t churches treat visitors any better than they do?”

Jeremy Pierce presents Gender-Inclusive posted at Parableman, saying,

“The term “gender-inclusive” is actually ambiguous, and that makes it a self-antonym. Yet Bible translators insist on only using it in one of those ways.”

Andrew presents Get acquainted with Jesus. posted at Rely on God in your personal development. – New Blog.

A devotional meditation on Luke 13:25-27.

Yohan Perera presents How to install ChurchInfo in a Windows based Computer? posted at The Virtual Preacher.

Here’s a step-by-step tutorial for installing free church management software.

Violet N. presents Earth gathering posted at Other Food: daily devo’s, saying,

“As we await the G8 summit (hosted on June 25-26 in my home country of Canada) we anticipate another, even bigger earth gathering.”

Ridge Burns presents The Men of Issachar posted at Ridge’s Blog.

Do we, like the men of Issachar, understand the times and know what we should do? That’s the challenge Ridge presents in this post.

doug bower presents GOD BLOG: February 2010 posted at GOD BLOG.

God blogger Doug Bower offers six observations regarding Paul’s conversion which demonstrate “the Biblical Truth of the Gospel of Salvation.”

Russ White presents Witnessing to Muslims « Thinking in Christ posted at Thinking in Christ, saying,

“What is it, really, that prevents us from witnessing to Muslims? Or anyone else, for that matter?”

Rey Reynoso presents The Bible Archive » Blog Archive » Doctrine For Everybody: Revelation and The Old Testament Canon posted at The Bible Archive, saying,

“Looking at what constitutes the Old Testament Canon”

Rodney Olsen presents I Already Know This Stuff posted at The Journey – Life : Faith : Family.

We’re often tempted to skip over certain truths or passages of Scripture we think we already know. Rodney offers us a much needed word of caution in his post.

Phillip Lopez presents Famous Christian College Alumni posted at Christian Colleges and Universities.

This post came in a little late and is undated, but it’s interesting so I included it anyway.

My contribution this week is Why do we pray with our eyes closed?

There’s already been a little discussion on that post; I’d love for you to join in.

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

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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 either use this Blog Carnival submission form, or send your submission to christiancarnivalsubmissions shift-2 gmail dotte com (convert that to a normal email address).  You can view past carnivals and future hosts using the corresponding tabs on this page.

Please submit only one post (per blog, per author) dated since the last Christian Carnival deadline, i.e. something posted between midnight EST Tuesday night, June 22, 2010 and midnight EST Tuesday night June 29, 2010.

Hosts have the option of limiting the Christian Carnival to the first 40 or 50 acceptable entries.  Most hosts do not do this, and most weeks do not have that many posts, but this is a good reason to enter early just in case.  Hosts that limit the number of entries do not have the option of selecting their favorites, so you can’t rely on your post being good.

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