Welcome to the May 17, 2007 Newsletter
(Sorry, had to resend as HTML and not text. My bad)
Thanks to everyone who responded to the newsletter-appearance-issue. If you remember, in the previous newsletter I asked people to go to a link and vote on what kind of e-mail newsletter style they would prefer. Here are the statistics. 60% said the stay with this style. 7% requested straight text and 33% requested an e-mail pointing to a newsletter on the CARM Web server. So, I'm going with the first and third options. Again, thank you very much for your feedback.
A young man in Portland, Maine, who is 18 years old has requested that I attend a Jehovah's Witness gathering (A district convention). But, it is too far and too short notice. because he is young, his parents don't feel comfortable having him go by himself -- which explains his invitation to me. But, If there is a Christian in the area of Portland, Maine who would be interested in attending with this young man, Jonathan, then please let me know and we'll forward your information to him. It's the 2nd and 3rd of June, Friday and Saturday. If interested, please contact me at email@example.com.
I have been researching emergent churches and plan to release a section on CARM on that topic. Emergent churches seek to relate the gospel to present day, postmodern society. Some emergent churches are good and some are not. They range from orthodoxy to idiocy. There are two emergent churches in Seattle, Washington. I plan, in the next few weeks, to drive there from Boise Idaho and attend a service or two at each church. Also, there is another emergent church in Santa Cruz, California. I hope to drive down there and attend a service. Both of these excursions would help me get a "feel" for the emergent church meeting. It is one thing to write doctrinally, it is another to write experientially. And it is the latter issue that has become important in the emergent church movement.
Recently people have commented on how the CARM homepage looks in different browsers. I know it looks good in Internet Explorer version 6 and 7, and also in Firefox. If there are any irregularities in the homepage on a browser that you use, could you please take a picture of it and send it to me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I will try and make the corrections. But, if you happen to be savvy in CSS, and know how to fix code for cross browser compatibility, please let me know. Thanks.
A very kind Christian has donated $2000 to CARM for the purpose of purchasing a video camera. I have been researching them for about two weeks and have concluded that I need a 3 CCD camera, audio jack input, that does not have to be HD. The camera I had initially looked at has problems so I'm trying to research and make a proper choice. The purpose of getting this camera would be to develop DVD quality video lessons, lectures, interviews, etc. for distribution through CARM.
As more and more of the culture, particularly the youth, grows up in front of television and movies, the video genre is very important and CARM needs to be there, ready, to produce quality material.
If you know of a good camera in this price range, or of a used one, please let me know at email@example.com
By way of reminder, if any of you are interested in perhaps one of the very best, if not the best, Bible programs available, please check out http://www.logos.com/carm. I use it all the time. If you purchase software through the CARM link, you can get a discount and it helps to support CARM as well.
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From the CARM Theological Dictionary
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Walvoord, John F., and Zuck, Roy B., The Bible Knowledge Commentary, (Wheaton, Illinois: Scripture Press Publications, Inc.) 1983, 1985.