Christian Carnival #63

Welcome one and all to this week’s Christian Carnival! It was a week rich with topics for thought and discussion, with the Resurrection of Jesus and the Terri Schiavo spectacle, not surprisingly, at the top of the list.

And since it’s my blog (and my bandwidth) this week, I’m going to cheat and submit an audio post of sorts–a “podcast”, a small step back toward my former career in radio. Details below.

So here, now, we present the 63rd compendium of thought from cyber-Christians the world over, the Christian Carnival:

First off, to welcome the newcomers to our virtual congregation, Nick Queen, our official greeter, presents three new Christian bloggers with Out of the Wilderness #7: Amy’s Humble Musings, Proving Up: The Art and Science of Placemaking, and Musings of MicahGirl. Give them a read and make them feel welcome.

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The weekend just past is arguably the most significant of the year, not only for Christians but for all mankind. We have quite a variety of reflections on the events of 2,000 years ago and their reverberations through the ages:

Lance Salyers of Ragged Edges, celebrating his first Easter as a father (congratulations!), was moved to record his feelings on a day that means little more than brightly colored eggs and candy in today’s world. (Funny how kids will make you really think, isn’t it?) Read his post, Easter: Death of Death.

One of the problems I see in modern American Christianity is that so many churches are bloodless! They’ve bleached the gospel of the very reason Jesus came to Earth. Martin LaBar of Sun and Shield touches on the importance of Blood Sacrifices.

Dick Cleary presents his viewpoint in a well-written meditation on The Meaning of Good Friday. Breath-taking and ineffable, indeed.

Just as man is a spirit, has a soul, and inhabits a body, Douglas Bass of Belief Seeking Understanding reminds us that Jesus suffered in spirit, soul, and body for all mankind; it was God’s Solution For Man’s Problem.

Cindy Swanson of Notes in the Key of Life shares some of the personal emotions that come from considering the Resurrection after the recent death of a close family member. Friday was difficult, just as it was for those who knew Jesus 2,000 years ago; but Then Came Sunday.

Penitens, the Penitent Blogger, offers new meaning to the phrase, “can’t touch this”: A brief reflection on what Christ’?