CARM Newsletter 11-28-07

I really can't think of a whole bunch of stuff to write about.  I've been busy with odds and ends.  So, let me just mention a few things.

On the radio show last night I debated Tim Staples, from Catholic Answers.  It  was interesting.  I demonstrated how he was being illogical in saying that water baptism is necessary for salvation but also not necessary at the same time.  That violates logic.  Anyway, the show went on like that for awhile.  Hopefully, in January we will pick out where we left off.  His schedule and my schedule don't coincide until then.  If You are interested in hearing our discussion, please go to http://carmpodcasting.blogspot.com/.

Last night on paltalk.com I had a debate with a woman on whether or not Jesus has a divine nature.  It went on for about two hours.  She did not understand the Trinity concept or the idea of the incarnation.  Even though I explained both to her she continued to ask the same kinds of questions that were answered in my explanations.  Also, since the context of the debate was in a voice chat room, the debate was done verbally.  But there were also people doing chat text and a lot of them were "less than polite" as they attacked the deity of Christ and my person.  The debate should be uploaded the next day or two at http://carmpodcasting.blogspot.com/ if you are interested in checking it out.


Charlotte, NC
Apologetics Conference
The North Carolina trip was excellent.  The apologetics conference was huge and I really enjoyed it.  I made a lot of connections.  Lord willing, perhaps I will be able to have a booth there next year or maybe even speak.  I definitely recommend attending if you're able.

St. Louis
Missouri
I'll be in Missouri from Dec. 3rd to Dec. 10th visiting family and making some connections with a couple of guys who do video work.  It looks like they will be doing the video editing and production for CARM.  So, if you are in the area of St. Louis/Cape Gerardeau and would like to get together at a restaurant or something, please e-mail me at [email protected]

Washington D.C. I'll be in  Washington, DC on the weekend of the 26th of January, 2008  teaching at a church.  As in the previous two paragraphs, if you are in the area and would like to possibly get together at a restaurant, please let me know at [email protected]

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
    • I think your all in it for the money.
    • Dear Christian ******, Christians judge on a standard which of course are christian standards, so the judge and the advocate are the same person. Anyone can claim to be God. So where is Jesus? He's dead and gone. And if you want to remain in fairytale land that he will someday return, that's fine. If what ignorant people said over 2000 years ago, claiming to speak for God is your bag, fine, don't push it on other people and cultures that have their own God beliefs. You have made a freak of Jesus, who was a regular man. Where is he????? you always create ****** answers for all your fictional beliefs. But that's fine, at least Christianity will keep you busy throughout your life. If the Bible told you to rape your daughter you ******* would probably belive it, 'as the word of god' get a life, think for yourself. '
    • your are a fool may god strike you silly ******* I wasd a JW for 20 years, and Christadelphians are correct to the minimal detail. Take your devil and shove him up your kyber idiot I have had enought of born again twits and god bothering dreamers who do not know thier bibles. Go to your hell
  • Love Mail
    • Thank you very much for your ministry .I am extremely thankful for it ,and it has really helped me grow.  May God richly bless you and your ministry.
    • I appreciate the content on your web site. It has been a great benefit to me in my ministry. Many are blessed because of your dedication to God’s work.
    • I just came across your website and would like to commend you on your accuracy and reason.  As a practicing Mormon with 35+ years of cognizant study of my religion and many others, I must say your approach is refreshing.  Your presentation of the facts as they are available, without judgment or harsh criticism, inspires me to contemplate my understanding and my beliefs without feeling defensive.  Bravo!
    • All I can say is thank you for this site. I have a blog and I have been in discussion with some mormon people and I have removed some of the posts. i have recently posted again to be met with comments that are rude. i have used your website to learn SO much about this cult and again all I can say is keep up the works and may the God of Abraham, Issac and Jacob Bless you.
Matt Slick
CARM President

 

 

 

 
 
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