Newsletter Jan 29, 2010
Slick and Quick
by Matt Slick
- Discussion Forums are open at http://forums.carm.org/v/index.php until the new forums' bugs are worked out. Lots of discussions going on.
- Missouri: I'll be in Missouri, St. Louis area from Feb. 4th to 9th visiting my father who has terminal cancer. Please pray for him.
- Year End Receipts: All of the year end donation receipts have been sent out for those who've contributed $250 or more. Legally, you don't need documentation from us for anything less than that. But if you contributed and would like a receipt anyway, just email us at [email protected] and we'll get it out to you.
- Debate: Matt Slick vs Eddie Tabash, 12/5/09, "Does God Exist?". If you want to see the debate for free, go here: http://www.vimeo.com/8752186
- Logos Bible software: CARM uses Logos Bible Software. It is the best. If you purchase it via CARM you get 25% off. But, on Feb. 1, it changes to 15%. So, if you were planning on getting it, hurry up. www.logos.org/carm
- New Video Feed for Radio Show: We are now streaming the radio show live on http://forums.carm.org/vbb/ustream.htm from 6-7 PM, MST. Also, there are prerecorded shows you can check out if interested. Click on the link and you can see past shows. In addition, you can simply tune into the CARM home page when the show is on because we link it there during the show. We also have a toll free number to call during the show. 877-207-2276.
- New CARM store can be found at http://store.carm.org. We are still populating it. So, if you want to check it out, please do...including the new Slick vs. Tabash debate on "Does God Exist?" You can order it from the store at http://store.carm.org/videos/debates.html.
- Miapic.com is our new Spanish site is coming along very well. We are moving forward in getting Carlos fulltime support via miapic. Carlos is getting the three CARM schools translated and in place. They should be ready in February sometime.
- Amazon Wish List. Last week at the debate, I spoke with James White of aomin.org. He debated Dan Barker in the morning and I debated Dan in the evening. James told me about the Amazon wish list and how useful it is. So, I set one up for CARM. Just go to amazon.com and do a search in the wish list area for carm.org and you'll find it. James White uses The Kindle and tells me how very useful it is to be able to purchase books in electronic format, download them, and have them be searchable. That would be a huge asset. People like projects and they often want to help with those. So, there's the carm.org wish list. http://www.amazon.com/wishlist/2RL4ROV6EXVMO/ref=cm_wl_rlist_go
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- From what I understand, I need a literary agent in order to get books published. I thought I'd ask if anyone knows how to get a literary agent. I have finished "The Garden" (ready for release via self publishing or publishing house) and am working on a booklet on Women Pastors. Later this year I hope to finish the Family Teaching Course. There are several other books I want to write: Theology in Sneakers, A book on atheism, The Crucible (apologetics dialogues on various topics), 100 Truths About Jesus, etc. I am seriously interested in getting more work published. So, I'm looking for a literary agent -- or someone who knows about publishing and can point me in the right direction. If you have some info and/or suggestions please contact me, Matt Slick, at [email protected]. Thanks.
- If you want to see Cover Design Ideas for The Garden, please go to http://forums.carm.org/v/showthread.php?p=5784234#poststop
- Does anyone know of a national/regional booksellers/publishers convention here in America for 2010? I've looked on the internet and though I know such things exist, I can't seem to locate one.
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- Since I discovered your website in 2006 my approach to bible reading has positively changed. Because of your apologetics I have been encouraged to research the bible to the extend of coming up with Biblical research as well known as "Endtime Biblical Apologetics and Research Ministry"...When it came to women pastors your article on this issue helped me defending the biblical male church leadership.Thanks, may our God bless your ministry.
- What you've written has help me a bunch. I refer to CARM for most of the questions I have and can usually find the answer. You're in my prayers.
- This is a wonderful Web site and has been quite helpful. Thank you for your labor. I feel richly blessed. With kindest regards, Laurie
- I just wanted to take the time to thank you guys so much for you work with the Lord and Carm. I purchased the 3 schools and notebooks over a year ago, and they have helped so much in helping me grow in the Lord. Thank you guys. I wish you both a blessed and happy thanksgiving, and look forward to when we can all sit down together with Lord at the marriage supper of the Lamb and dine with one another. Take care this holiday, and be safe.
- I was just looking at your site and just wanted to say how good i thought it was. I looked at the women elders page and also a section on baptism and i thought they were dealt with very well. Keep up the good work.
- NOTE: There hasn't been much hate0mail lately so please excuse us if we accidentally repeat some here.
- I find your website extremely offensive and closed minded.
- I am sorry but the fact that you say Roman Catholics worship Mary as a "semi-goddess" is really quite INSULTING. First of all, it is NOT TRUE. We only HONOR her, not worship her! We pray for her intercession because she is the Mother of Jesus, who is God, so, MARY IS THE MOTHER OF GOD. Why WOULDN'T you honor the Mother of God? And, her only wish is to lead us closer to her Son!!!! The reason we can intercede to her is the fact that she is closest to God than any of us because she GAVE BIRTH to God the Son!!!! God the Father CHOSE her to carry Jesus in her womb, so DUH, there is a special connection! The case is similar to the other saints because Mary is a SAINT. All saints can be prayed for intercession from because one way or another, they have found favor with God more than the average Joe, and therefor, can "put a word in" to put it lightly with God. It's not hard to figure out, and honestly, your website seems to attack the Roman Catholic Church. Please do not say what you THINK is true, but check to make sure it IS true, first. If you're not a highly-educated scholar who has practiced the faith for all your life, I suggest you shut up! You don't know enough to talk bad about the Church!And HOW could you say that we are like a cult? FYI In Matheww , Jesus said to Peter, "You are the rock upon which my Church is built." Hello? WE WERE THE FIRST CHRISTIANS! RESCheck your information before providing falsehood on your website, please.
- Your bible was written by man,your "spiritual athority" dosent come from the word of god,it comes from the men who write,republished,and edited the bible throughout the centeries. im writing this as a wiccan extreamly tired of christians trying to "save people" because they think they are the only right religion..if god was all knowing he knew that ppl would dissobey him,because well he isnt all that clear and he gave ppl free will,so why damn his creations to an eternity of hell for being confused, just to the point of disbelief and yes i know that your response would probably be,his plans for us are so advanced that our brains cannot understand..well either way..an eternity of suffering is not an act of a loving god,and deffinetley a god that ppl should want to follow.. i would really appreciate a response..thank you
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