CARM Newsletter 01-24-08

Washington D.C.

Just a reminder.  My wife and I will be in Washington, DC on the weekend of the 25th through 27th of January, 2008.  I'll be teaching at McLean Presbyterian Church and addressing the youth there:

  • Location:  1020 Balls Hill Rd Mclean, VA  22101.  (703) 821-0800 www.mcleanpres.org
  • 1/25, Session #1: 7:30-9:30 pm Q&A: 9-9:30pm.
  • Saturday 1/26 Session#2: 10am-12pm.
  • Sunday 1/27 Session #3:  9:30-10:30am: Parent’s Only Session during the Sunday School hour

The sessions will be open to anyone who wants to attend. After the weekend my wife and I will be seeing the sights.  If you are in the area and would like to possibly get together at a local restaurant, please let me know at [email protected] and I will let you know when and where to meet.  I'm thinking any evening from Saturday through Tuesday night would be good.


The Garden A couple of years ago I had an idea to write an evangelistic-based novel that would teach Christian theology, answer some difficult questions, and provide the gospel message in a gripping storyline.  I  wanted to produce something that the Christian could hand to an unbelieving friend.  Well, I finished it and I've released it on CARM. It   It is also a publisher being reviewed.  But I would release it now to see how things go.  There was a test reading at friend's Bible study and it was received very well. 

Please consider supporting CARM by purchasing the book.  I'm very interested in feedback.  Please check it out at www.carm.org/index/garden.htm

34th
Annual
Atheist Conference
From March 21 to 23, I  will be in Minneapolis, Minnesota for the 34th annual atheist conference.  A friend of mine will be going with me and we hope to possibly do some on camera interviews while we were there.  I went to the last one in Seattle and actually found it to be enjoyable.  Unfortunately, a lot of the presentations in the Seattle conference were filled with attacks on Christianity that weren't very well done.  I expect a lot more quality substance on their part.  But, there wasn't much at all.  We'll see what happens at this next conference.

Accountability We are in the process of getting all the bookwork done for accounting reasons so that we can produce a financial disclosure of CARM's income, expenses, salary, etc.  We want to be open and above board with everything.  That distilling process and should be done in about a month.  By the way, QuickBooks is an impressive program.

CARM Needs Staff CARM needs staff.  In June of next year Ryan Turner will be joining me for full-time ministry.  He's twenty-three and will be graduating with a Masters in Apologetics.  He came out here in June of this year and spent 10 days with me.  He's a great guy and he understands how much CARM can do, and how much help is needed.  I praise God for this young man. 

Are you interested in a ministry opportunity?  I am Looking for people who don't mind working hard, who will have cultists praying against them, who don't mind facing spiritual difficulties, who will have to raise their own support, who can do research, write, don't mind learning the ins and outs of CARM, and are willing to move here to Boise, Idaho.  Glamorous, huh?

I wish I had enough money to hire three people right now.  I need a programmer Web person, an administrator, researchers, writers, video editors, audio editors, etc.  The goals are to produce teaching materials in writing, audio, and video formats.  There is so much to do and I'm absolutely buried.

I know that you might be wondering why we can't do this over the Internet.  Some things can be done that way, but not everything.  I need people on site.  I need people to interact with, to brainstorm with, to sit with for long periods of time and train, to have them do video shoots with me, answer emails, maybe help with radio, etc.  In short, I need to disciple people on how to be better apologists, how to write, and how to do everything necessary to continue this ministry and/or produce their own.

You can be male or female.  You have to agree to the CARM statement of faith, and I prefer people who are educated and/or experienced in their field of expertise.  But I must reiterate; this is not an easy ministry.  It is time-consuming, often unrewarding, frustrating, etc.  But, there are rewards.  You get to know that what you produce will affect thousands of people for years to come.  This ministry is a challenge and it is not for the fainthearted.     Interested?  If so, contact me at [email protected]

Love and Hate Mail

  • Hate Mail
    • Do you even read the BIBLE?  Because your ignorance surpasses any knowledge of  reading the whole bible. Do you only believe in certain books? Because you leave out teachings of books as part of your doctrine
    • I think your website is hystericall. I laughed so hard at the things you believe. It's actually very sad and I will keep you in my oneness prayers.
    • You're wasting your life, guys.  Unfortunately, you will experience the consequence of that in the hereafter. I'm sure your families and close ones feel those consequences now.  A slight change could pay off later on.  Eat a grapefruit!
    • You should really check your facts about The Church Of Latter Day Saints!!!   You have pieces but your not there. I can call the Missionaries for You. Or have someone in your area stop by and clue you in.   If you have never been a Mormon or had any friends that are how do you think that you "know so much" about being a Mormon??   Your page really baffled me!!   Have a great day!!
    • With no disrespect, I think you should set a better example because this website will turn alot of would be Christians trying to figure out what is true and not true, away from becoming a Christian.  This is just my opinion. I love everyone and accept everyone. Sorry and have a nice day.
  • Love Mail
    • I just want to thank you so much for your radio show last night on the correct teachings of the Deity of Christ.  You blew it out of the box brotha!!  It was awesome.  I'm going to listen to this podcast like a thousand times.  I am also in the process of teaching my wife correct Christian doctrine because she couldn't argue her way out of a wet paper heresy...lol.  I want her to be more confident in her faith and be able to articulate the particulars if needbe.  You are such a blessing man, I wish you would do more teachings like this....this stuff is GOLD...thanks man, and God Bless you and your family,
    • WOW!!!!!!!!! There is a lot of info on you web sight! THANKS! I've only just discovered it but made an immediate donation. THANKS SO MUCH!
    • I just want to let you know that I love your site; it's an excellent resource for me to read, learn, and share. Keep up the work!
    • You keep up your hard work.  I smile and receive every e-mail with a joyful heart.  I am praying for your ministry and your family.
Matt Slick
CARM President


 

 

 

 
 
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