Welcome to the May 2, 2007 Newsletter
As I have stated in previous newsletters, on Easter weekend of April I went to the 33rd annual atheist convention in Seattle, Washington. Someone sent me a link to a blog written by one of the atheists who made a comment about me being there. You can read it if interested, here. By way of correction, he commented on an article I wrote about the convention. He failed to mention that the panel discussion was where the atheists were complaining that they were not properly represented in society. I had made the comment in the article that they were complaining about Christians yet there was no Christian representation. I thought it was rather inconsistent on their part. He attributed six quotes I cited from the convention to one individual (a wacko atheist dude) who, he admits, gave a rather incredulous presentation of how religion causes brain damage. Apparently even some atheists were disappointed. Nevertheless, the quotes I cited were from at least three people. Here they are:
Like I said, the convention was interesting.
Mormon on the Faith and Reason Radio show
On Monday night there was a Mormon on my radio show. He came to the studio ready and willing to defend Mormonism and seem rather confident that he could demonstrate Mormonism was true. of course, he failed at this miserably. If you want to hear something "interesting", and have your jaw drop a few times, check out the podcast at http://feeds.feedburner.com/carmorgpodcasting.
We are trying to break into the production of video material for distribution through CARM, i.e., video discussions, short lessons, interviews. We have a camera that has been donated to CARM (JVC Enverio ), but it does not have a audio input jack. It does, however, have an AV jack. Is there anyone out there who knows how to use the AV jack for audio input? If so, please let me know about any tricks. [email protected] We need it in order to produce videos with proper sound quality.
Also, an alternative to using the audio input via the AV Jack is to get a wireless mic setup, and physically place a speaker underneath the camcorder where the audio pickup is located. That way, I could use the lapel mic (or a handheld wireless microphone) in order to record quality sound. So, I'm asking for help from anyone out there who knows about this kind of stuff.
I've been looking around at different camcorders that would meet the needs of decent video production and found this: Canon GL2. This is to reference the kind of need that we have and I am hoping that we can use the JVC Enverio accomplish to approach this. If I can get an external microphone (small boom?) attached to the top, I would then be free to do interviews with people, edit them, and release them on CARM.
I'm hoping to provide a five-minute teaching lessons on all sorts of topics. In addition, I would like to go to different college campuses and interview students for their opinions on absolutes, truth, abortion, homosexuality, evolution, etc. in order to instructive produce videos.
In last week's newsletter I provided to URLs where I was debating with some atheists.
I received a lot of e-mails about those clips. They were all positive and most of them said "do more". So, that's what we plan to do.
Also, we are still open to suggestions on good video editing software. CARM's main computer is a PC.
A woman needs help
In our church there is a woman who has need of legal advice. Her situation is a bit "difficult". She is recently divorced due to her ex-husband's excessive infidelity. She is from Germany and has five adopted children (which occurred prior to her divorce). Her ex husband who is now remarried is filing yet another legal action to get his alimony payments reduced even further. She has custody of three of the children ( one is in an institution for difficult children and the other is of age and out of the home). She's dedicated to the children and has already spent $8,000 in legal fees up to this point. She is, basically, broke. She came to the pastor and myself at her church and requested prayer and advice and I thought it might be a good idea to put a request on her but half
Home Page in Firefox
Okay, I confess. I'm stumped. The home page looks good in Internet Explorer but in Firefox it has a green bar that runs down just to the left of the center of the home page (behind some text boxes). Is there any CSS whiz kid (or whiz adult) who can fix it so it looks like it does on IE? I've already given it a couple of hours and I can't get it to work in both. I can get it to work in either, but not both. Just view the source, access to a CSS file, and if you can, please send the fix (the HTML/CSS) to me at [email protected]
The radio show is still doing well and even though we have had a slump in financial support, we still have enough to keep it on the air. We appreciate all of you who have contributed so far. Also, the CARM radio shows are put on podcasts and Diane S. (one of the main helpers at CARM) told me yesterday that the page views for checking out the podcast are just under 60,000 for the past 30 days. That's cool.
You can get the pod casts by signing up here: http://www.feedburner.com/fb/a/emailverifySubmit?feedId=432798
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.
If you get anything at Logos, use CARM as the coupon code during checkout.
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