April Edition of Pop Goes the Gospel

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Welcome to the April 2010 edition of Pop Goes the Gospel blog Carnival. This I am happy to introduce a couple new contributors. I am amazed at the quality of articles I get each month and I would like to give credit to the fine bloggers who make this carnival one worth reading each month.

I decided that this month I was going to take the advice of our feature poster and keep SILENT and allow the posts to SPEAK for themselves, so without any further blather from me on with the Carnival.

Feature Article

Aaron Travis presents the sound of silence posted at themuse(ic)ian. Aaron must have been reading my journal because his article this month mirrors thoughts and musings I had on the very same subject. Taking time to listen to the sound of silence. Aaron makes the case for the importance of silence in our noise filled world. Now take time and be quiet as you read this month’s feature post.

In Bible Study

Jim Edwards presents A Godly Principle: Would You Buy This Barrel of Apple Juice? posted at EverydayChristianFamily.com, Jim presents and interesting illustration which vividly portrays his point, that God is pure and therefore we as His children should honor Him by giving our best to the Lord and not that which is tainted or polluted. Good post Jim!

Jeff presents The Spirit World: Introduction posted at ReturningKing.com, Jeff brings another theological gem to this month’s edition. This time Jeff tackles Heaven and Hell and other places in-between. Yes you heard me right. Now quick rush on over to Jeff’s blog and read it for yourself. You will certainly learn something by spending some time with ReturningKing.com.

BWL presents 3 Things Moses Teaches Us About Money posted at Christian Personal Finance, This week the Christian Church celebrates the Resurrection of our Lord the culmination of the Season of Lent. While at the same time our Jewish brethren celebrate Passover. What a perfect time to reflect on Moses and the lessons we can learn from his leadership.

In Culture

Andrew Hawkes presents hawkes – hfl – What’s Important? – What’s Important? posted at hawkes – hfl, Excellent question. It all depends on your perspective. The perspective gained from this 22 yr old missionary to Haiti may just make you pause long enough to thank God for what is important in your life. Thank you Andrew and welcome to the carnival. THIS IS A MUST READ BY EVERYONE!

In Life

NCSue presents A lesson from a skunk? posted at IN HIM WE LIVE AND MOVE AND HAVE OUR BEING. What happens when a skunk stops for a peanut butter snack and gets his head stuck in the jar? Well head on over to NCSue’s blog and find out. This one will make you smile and think. I promise no animals where hurt in the posting of this article.

In Church Life

Trent Cotton presents Confessions of a Converted Catholic: Justification posted at Christian Men-Christian Warriors, Trent presents biblical insights from a reformed Catholic‘s perspective. This modern day Martin Luther is penning some theses of his own. Whether you are Catholic or not see what you think of this post on Biblical Justification.

Joe Plemon presents Declare Who You REALLY Are: A Winner posted at Personal Finance By The Book, Joe Plemon a first time contributor to this carnival challenges us to confess who we are in Christ rather than who we used to be before Christ. AD versus BC. If you are a child of God then you have been made new, old things passed away and everything was made new. Imagine if the butterfly kept thinking of himself as he used to be… a worm. Not too many worms I know can fly so beautifully as a butterfly can. Great post Joe and I hope you continue to contribute to this carnival. Thanks!

In Family

Siobhan McGirr presents Even Super Moms Need God’s Help posted at A Christian Mommy. There are many things we can learn as adults if we listen to the words of a child. This Super Mom learned a lesson we all should heed. Well done Siobhan and welcome to “Pop Goes the Gospel“.

In Politics

Allen Scott presents Hillary to Israel: Don’t Count on Me! posted at Journey Across the Sky, saying, “Robert wrote an very insightful article concerning the Israeli and American relationship and the dependency upon Governments for defense and protection. Today’s world SCREAMS for someone or something to come and stop all the madness. The trouble is if we look to MAN for our help then we end up with the mess we currently have and open the door for the eventuality of inaugurating the ANTI-CHRIST. Take heed and learn a lesson from Israel.”

That concludes this edition. Submit your blog article to the next edition of Pop Goes the Gospel using our carnival submission form. Past posts and future hosts can be found on our blog carnival index page.

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March Edition of Pop Goes the Gospel Blog Carnival

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Welcome to the March 2010 edition of Pop Goes the Gospel blog carnival. Each month we travel around the blogosphere to offer posts to encourage and challenge you as we take the Gospel into Pop Culture.

Although we only had a few submissions this month there is still plenty of food for the soul, and engaging content to peruse. Take time to read each article and be sure to comment that to let the author know you read their article here. Now on with the Carnival! Peanuts! Popcorn! Candy Apples!

Feature Article

This month we feature a brand new blog on Pop Goes the Gospel.  John a newbie to the blogosphere will attempt to relate his experiences as a father to his relationship with the Father. We welcome John and be sure to stop on over to his blog and give him a hardy welcome from all of us seasoned bloggers. It is wise to encourage each other in their walk with the Lord. There may come a time when you will need a word of encouragement so be sure to sow some seeds of encouragement so you too can reap a full harvest in due time.

John McCollam presents Fathers and Sons posted at Spirit Work. John’s first post to his brand new blog is an insightful look at fatherhood.

In Bible Study

NCSue presents What kind of “justice” is that? posted at IN HIM WE LIVE AND MOVE AND HAVE OUR BEING. NCSue offers a great post on true justice from God‘s perspective. Justice is not retribution but restoration. Now then the next time you hear the word justice see if it meets the biblical standard for just and right.

Trent Cotton presents The Christian Sword ? The Guard posted at Christian Men-Christian Warriors. Trent is back with yet another great post this one of a series on the sword of the spirit. Trent does a great job and his site is worth the time it takes to glean some goodness from the word of God.

In Media

Jasmine Smith presents 25 Essential Android Apps for Bible Study posted at Accredited Online Bible Colleges, saying, “If you haven’t made Android your major mobile device, perhaps the following Bible study apps for may convince you to go that route.” If you are an android user then this list of aps is for you.

Bible SEO presents Christian Guitar Lessons, Chords & Tabs posted at BibleSEO Blog, saying, “Top free resources for Christian Guitarists, offering free guitar lessons, chords, tabs.” If you play guitar then spend some time strumming through this list of instructional sites for the Christian guitar player.

John Laugherton presents 25 Ways to Use the Kindle for Bible Study posted at bible college, John takes bible study to the Kindle platform with an extensive list of the benefits of using the latest technology to make your bible study byte size.

In Culture

Joe Plemon presents The Money Quiz: Do You Serve God or Money? posted at Personal Finance By The Book, saying, “Jesus said that we cannot serve two masters. This quiz will help the reader see how he is doing.”

Megan presents Inspired By Fiction: Olympics and Scripture posted at Inspired By Fiction, Megan wins the Gold for her observations of the Winter Olympics. Athletes compete for a crown that one days fades but as Christians we are seeking a crown that never fades. Well done Megan and welcome to the carnival.

In Family

Darcy Bell presents The Overwhelming Concept of “Father” posted at HE said what?, saying, “Fatherhood is a concept than all Christian men should understand, but few often do.” Darcy offers a well written post regarding the responsibilities of being a Christian husband and father. If more dads would think this critically about their responsibilities to those under their care society would be better served. Well done Darcy and thanks for sharing your posts with us. This is a must read for dads and husbands everywhere.

That concludes this edition.

Submit your blog article to the next edition of pop goes the gospel using our carnival submission form.

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February Edition of Pop Goes the Gospel

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Welcome to the February 2010 edition of Pop Goes the Gospel. After taking a month off for much needed rest and reflection Pop Goes the Gospel is back bigger than ever. I had so many great contributions this month that I feel this edition is the best ever!

Taking a month off really improved the quality of submissions and there are many first time posters in this edition. Be sure to read ever article this month so that you do not miss a blessing.

It is such a blessing each month to read what others share about their reflections of Christ in their day to day lives. I really is an honor and a privilege to publish this carnival each month.

Be sure to visit each site and leave behind some words of encouragement. Even negative comments can be an encouragement for the author to continue to write. But remember to be kind and gentle with your remarks so as not to be offensive.

Now on with this month’s edition

Feature Article

Emily Simmons presents Adornment and The Holy Spirit posted at Be In Health Now Emily Simmons’ post takes us on a thought journey as she addresses the issue of ADORNMENT. Looking at the Seventh Day Adventists teaching prohibiting the wearing of jewelry I liked how she includes us in her interaction with her thoughts. The conversational tone in which she writes this post helps you to think along with her as she forms her conclusions. Whether you agree or disagree this is a must read and because it is so well done it earns the prestige of being this month’s FEATURE POST. Well done Emily and I hope you submit more posts! Not bad for a first timer eh?

In Culture

Shannon Christman presents Church Daycares posted at The Minority Thinker Shannon Christman a first time poster to this blog tackles a growing trend in churches today, DAYCARE! Shannon postulates that perhaps the church is responding to the cultural needs of the day rather than seeking to change them. She feels that perhaps instead of providing daycare and thus enabling the further decline of our culture, instead the church should be looking to encourage thrift, time management, and child rearing on the home front. Talk about stirring the pot! Stop over and voice your opinion, I surely hope Shannon is flame resistant, and she is because she is covered by the blood of Jesus. Nice job Shannon and thanks for tacking this HOT TOPIC!

Justin Allison presents Birth Control, Global Warming, and the Bible? posted at Old Testament Ecology Justin Allison tackles a subject near and dear to my heart. Global warming activists insist that people are the cause of global warming. I strongly disagree with their assertions on two levels..#1 I do not believe that CO2 is a pollutant and #2 I do not believe that people should be considered expendable. Global warming activists seem to believe that population control is the best way to fight global warming. I do not think that is what God had in mind when he told Adam to be fruitful and multiply. See what Justin has to say on this topic.

Ann Shorb presents Let’s Talk About Jesus posted at A Light for My Path Ann Shorb relates a news article from York County PA. where someone carefully wrapped a South African gold Krugerrand coin worth $1200 in a one dollar bill and placed it in the Salvation Army kettle this Christmas. Everyone is still talking about it today. What have you done recently to cause people to talk? What are they saying? Is what they are talking about bring joy to others who hear? What can you contribute to the conversation that will have people talking for days, month’s even years? Jesus, God’s most valued treasure was wrapped in swaddling clothes and lain in a hay filled manger over 2000 years ago and yet the world is still talking about Him.

Alisha Harmann presents 25 Excellent iPhone Apps for Bible Study posted at Accredited Online Bible Colleges A handy guide to iPhone Apps of Biblical proportions.

NCSue presents Do we “send the crowds away”? posted at IN HIM WE LIVE AND MOVE AND HAVE OUR BEING A regular poster here at Pop Goes the Gospel NCSue once again submits a timely post. With all the suffering around us and a world that seems to be out of control, do we as Christians send the crowds away to seek their own remedies to life’s ills, or do we as a church rise up to meet those needs?

In Church Life

Trent Cotton presents Scars posted at Christian Men-Christian Warriors Trent writes about the scars of life that remind us of where we have been, what we have done, and abuses we may have suffered. Those scars can be a testimony to others of what Christ has brought you through if you are willing to bear those scars for Christ’s sake and show others the healing power that Jesus provided on the cross.

LOCKSMIF presents Study The Bible Not The Sermon posted at Study The Bible Not The Sermon Locksmif’s post although poorly titled does post an interesting question. What is God’s name really? Perhaps that would have been a better title since his post deals with the names of God. He concludes that God’s name is Jesus for Jesus is God. Check it out. Thank you for your submission Locksmif!

Kerin Gedge presents The Bankers of Heaven posted at Kerinthian’s Kerin Gedge gives a new spin to the word banker. Although demonized today Kerin points out in his post on the parable of the talents just how valued these bankers were to Jesus.

Diana Hall presents Epiphany: a process posted at damascusmoments Diana Hall another first time poster to this carnival takes on a journey as we follow the Magi who discover something quite unexpected. She writes that as we journey with God and follow His lead He shows up where we least expect to find Him. Great post Diana thanks for sharing!

Rick Schiano presents Let Go, 2012 Is not the End posted at Ricks Victory Blog. Rick takes a stab at the end time pronouncements of 2012. There seems to be a growing number of people who believe that the end is near. As far as human predictions goes this is just another in a long list of disproved prophecies of end times. BUT that does not mean that we should not always be watchful and diligent always expecting the Lord’s soon return. All these failed prophecies has a tendency to make many skeptics, but we do have this assuredly. Jesus will return, when we do not know but return He will.

Bible SEO presents Rich Young Ruler and Jesus | Luke 18:18-27 | Bible Study posted at Bible Study Exposition Online. This well written post addresses the Parable of the Rich Young Ruler. Since Lent will be here in a few weeks perhaps we all should answer the question asked at the end of this post… “What are the things God is asking you to give up?”

In Media

Madeleine Begun Kane presents Telling Tiger To Convert Just Ain’t Kosher posted at Mad Kane’s Humor Blog I was not sure what to make of Madeleine’s post but I thought I would leave it in for the “entertainment value”. After all she does say her blog is a humor blog. And the more I read her post I did get a chuckle out of it. Basically Madeleine pokes fun at Brit Hume’s remarks about telling Tiger to convert to Christianity. Her point I believe was to many the words of Brit Hume seemed hollow and trite. There is more to redemption then changing religious affiliation. There must be true repentance and fruits born of that repentance. As a believer however I understood what Brit Hume was trying to say. Tell her what you think.

Anthony DeFazio presents Legion posted at sannyasa, saying, “A Christian biblical preview of the movie, “Legion.”” Anthony tackles a movie review that at the time of his post was yet to be released, IT has since hit theaters nationwide. The screenplay to the movie “Legion”, Anthony contends, is a perversion of the 12th chapter of Revelation. I have not yet seen the movie nor am I inclined to do so and based on Anthony’s post it is probably not worthwhile anyway. Satan has long been an imitator of what is good. Satan has always been the accuser of the brethren. Satan since the beginning of time has been distorting the scriptures in attempts to mislead many a soul. It is not hard then to see how this movie is just another attempt to rewrite the scriptures to fit another world view. Well done Anthony and thanks for your post.

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November Issue of Pop Goes the Gospel Blog Carnival

Welcome to the November 6, 2009 edition of “Pop Goes the Gospelblog carnival.


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I am excited to offer this month’s blog carnival because I received great submissions from first time submitters. In addition to the regulars who post here each month I believe you will find the new comers a welcomed addition. Their contributions I believe made this carnival the greatest yet. If you have not submitted an article to this blog carnival in the past please consider doing so for future editions.

There will be no December blog carnival because I will be taking some time off for some spiritual enrichment but we will be back in January Lord willing.

Therefore without further delay on with the carnival.

This month’s feature article really touched my heart, and represents the true character of this blog carnival. How everyday life is impacted by the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

Feature Article

Ed Jones presents It Worked Just Like Dad Said! posted at Lessons Learned From My 2 & 4 Year Old, Ed relates a very touching moment about his family and about the love of God. Being a parent gives you a different perspective on how to relate to your heavenly Father. This lesson learned from “Big E’ will make your heart smile when a child learns that “It worked just like dad said!” Doing things God’s way works the way God said they will as well.

In Culture

NCSue presents Ban the bells? posted at IN HIM WE LIVE AND MOVE AND HAVE OUR BEING. Here is an interesting post on censorship. Of course the only censoring that usually goes on is the silencing of the “lambs”.

Rodney Sutton presents Ever Get Tired Of Feeling Like A Lonely Little Island? posted at Happy Hog Speaks!. Rodney offers a thought piece when he prods the self-absorbed person seeking happiness. Does living for self bring about self-satisfaction? Well does it? Although Rodney did not offer an answer to this question he surely sparked thought.

In Media

Herbert Anderson presents Top 50 Blogs for Online Scripture Study posted at Accredited Online Bible Colleges. Another list of links for those seeking online bible study sites. There is something here for everyone take a look and see if there is something that interests you.

Suzane Smith presents 20 Incredible iPhone Apps for Christian Evangelists posted at Christian Universities, “Here are the top 20 incredible iPhone Apps for Christian evangelists. The apps can help with prayer, Bible study, productivity, and much more.” Thanks Suzabe.

halston presents Jesus Freaks Commentary 1 posted at Halston Williams, Halston relates the story of the Columbian shootings and the stand of faith offered by a 17 yr old student. Excerpted from the book “Jesus Freaks” Halston states that taking a stand for Jesus may cost your life in on earth but most assuredly will usher you into a much better life in heaven. Are you being a “Jesus Freak”?

In Education

Rick Schiano presents Let Go, Forget the Past, but not All of It posted at Ricks Victory Blog. Rick offers a refreshing post on the need to forgive and forget. He is not talking about forgiving others but actually forgiving yourself. Christianity allows for the mistakes we all are prone to make. Never forget that you are MUCH LOVED by God and forgiven through Jesus Christ His son. Amen Rick!

BWL presents Finding the will of God for your life posted at Christian Personal Finance, Steve offers a short tutorial on finding God’s will for your life. Although writing primarily about financial issues, this tutorial can be used to assess God’s purpose for your life no matter what it is you are seeking God for. Very well done Steve.

In Church Life

Bible SEO presents Beatitudes: Blessed are Pure in Heart – 6 of 8 Part Series posted at Bible Study Exposition Online.This continuation of the study of the Beatitudes picks up where we left off last month. This month our focus is on what it means to have a pure heart. How does one attain it, and what are the benefits of it and the consequences of not attaining to a pure heart status.

Albie presents An angry, vengeful God? (Updated 24/10) posted at iDevelopWorld.ALbie offers a well written wrestling with the conflict between an angry and loving God. Written not from a theologians viewpoint but from one seeking understanding. Personally I found Albie’s conclusions to be very insightful considering he states plainly that he is not a biblical scholar. Thus proving the point that ALL WHO SEEK SHALL FIND, and you do not have to be a bible scholar to understand the bible. You just need to be sincerely seeking to know HIM!

andriel presents Jesus: The Fulfillment of the Law posted at ReturningKing.com, This month’s BIBLE STUDY looks at Jesus as the fulfillment of Old Testament law. He did not come to abolish it but to fulfill it’s requirements. This site offers the serious bible student plenty of food for the soul. We all should spend some time there each month.

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September Edition of “Pop Goes the Gospel” blog carnival

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Welcome to the September 2009 edition of “Pop Goes the Gospel“. This back to school issue is chuck full of thought provoking material. There is lots here even for the casual student to digest. There are many posts to cause you to pause and consider, as well as some which might make you cry. We have all the emotions covered this month so enjoy.

Feature Post

Trent Cotton presents Hello-I Am a Slave posted at Christian Men-Christian Warriors. How’s that look on a resume you might ask. Well Trent Cotton hits a home run with this post on Romans 1:1. Well done Trent Cotton and you are this months feature author.

In Faith

Savannah Garcia presents savannah garcia: Looking back… posted at savannah garcia.Savannah writes a poignant post looking back on her husbands bout with cancer. This one is a must read and be sure the Kleenex box is not far from your computer as you read this moving post. Well done and welcome to Pop Goes the Gospel blog carnival

Bible SEO presents Christian Disciple – Seven Conditions | Bible Study Lessons | Bible Studies | Inductive Bible Study Guide posted at Bible Study Exposition Online. A check list for Christian Disciples. How do you measure up to this list of must haves to be considered a disciple of Christ?

Rodney Sutton presents Look Ma….No Land!!! posted at Happy Hog Speaks!. Rodney another new comer to Pop Goes the Gospel offers a short post full of wit and yes even some wisdom. Sometimes the best posts are the shortest, and I think Rodney gets the prize this month for the shortest post in this month’s issue. Can you walk on water? Find out by reading this post.

Allen Scott presents Left Behind posted at Journey Across the Sky. My own submission to this carnival warns us to take heed of the warning signals so that we are not left unprepared or worst yet left behind.

In Church Life

Big Larry presents Getting Creative With Tithing posted at Out of Debt Christian, saying, “Maintaining your commitment to tithe can be challenging during these tough times. But a little creativity will help remind you that abundance is always there for those who give of themselves first!” Well put Larry and well done. Larry is a first time contributor to this blog carnival and I hope that he will continue to bless us in the future with additional submissions.

andriel presents The Basis for Salvation: Man is Sinful posted at ReturningKing.com, Trends in neo-Christianity present salvation as something inherently man-inspired; frequently admonishing only that man properly involve himself in God’s work and lift himself up by his bootstraps to meet God’s expectations. But as andriel presents in “The Basis for Salvation” man is sinful and in need of a Savior. This is a great read but you better get your bible out before you start to digest this post.

Yvette Nietzen presents The Lord has Covered your Sin posted at Fresh Wind Ministries. Yvette follows andriel with a shower of blessings found in repentance and forgiveness from God. God wants to restore us into fellowship with Him but our sinful nature wants to alienate us from Him. Wash me and I shall be whiter than snow. Let the Lord shower you with His forgiveness and start each day refreshed and renewed.

Adam Faughn presents I Love Church Vans! posted at The Faughn Family of Four. Adam really loves church vans. Really he does, and so will you once you understand what they stand for. Perhaps you would like to add your church van to Adam’s collection?

Jeremy Hobbs presents Matthew 18:7-9 posted at ChristsDomain, Jeremy Hobbs dissects Matthew 18:7-9 and poses to us all a challenge to examine what causes us to stumble in the faith and ANNIHILATE it!

Shannon Christman presents The Minority Thinker: Is Jesus Really the Answer? posted at The Minority Thinker, Shannon Christman a first time contributor to this blog carnival asks us to think before we answer. Jesus is definitely the answer for the world today but is Jesus the right answer to every question?

In Culture

NCSue presents “I was in prison, and you came to visit me.” – Mt. 25:36 – * posted at IN HIM WE LIVE AND MOVE AND HAVE OUR BEING. A thought provoking post admonishing the church to do a better job of visiting those who are in prison.

Randy Powell presents Can God Hear Me? posted at Communicating with God Effectively. I guess the answer to that question would depend on how you actually viewed God. This is what Randy wants us to look at with his post. I say talk to God as if you were talking to your best friend, after all HE is closer than a brother, and loves to be called Abba Father or daddy.

Angelawd presents “What if you’re wrong about atheism?” posted at angelawd, Or what if God actually exists? Does belief in an unseen God prove worthwhile in the life of those who believe? What if that belief turns out to be false, would the life that you led be a waste? Read the article but then take the time to read ALL the comments. This is a thought provoking piece, but for me, like doubting Thomas I wanted proof that Jesus was alive and loved me, and for me I received all the proof I need. I am convinced that God is real and my faith in Him is not wasted. What say you? Leave your comment along with the others. This is a must read.

In Politics

Dan Smith presents The Abortion Debate posted at Different Frequencies…Same Radio, Dan rages a debate with himself that he shares with the world over the abortion debate. How should a Christian respond to this issue? See what Dan decided in “The Abortion Debate” blog post.

That concludes this edition. Submit your blog article to the next edition of pop goes the gospel using our carnival submission form. Past posts and future hosts can be found on our blog carnival index page.

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