Welcome to the July 9, 2006 Newsletter
Suggestions for CARM redesign effort
Thank you for these suggestions that you sent in regarding the CARM redesign effort. I am teaching myself what is called CSS. It is used to design web sites. Once implemented, it will enable me to manage the entire CARM web site much more efficiently. It will also allow the site to be downloaded to PDAs and some phones. In addition, it will load much faster and I will be in any better position to keep up with increasing technology requirements on the Internet.
It is taking a long time to implement because I need to teach myself, and this old brain doesn't absorb information as wells it used to.
Time to get a job
By God's grace I was able to be full-time in CARM from March through today. Unfortunately, because of some CPA oversights for the year 2005, I have been paying taxes in large amounts for the past few months. Last week the IRS said that I owed a few more thousand dollars. I can't help but wonder what's going on because all the tax problems are coming out of Ogden Utah, home of the Mormons. I have absolutely no proof, but I can't help but wonder if something is going on. Anyway, this combined with the slow donation responses during the summer means that I have to find a job starting tomorrow.
I have thoroughly enjoyed working full-time and CARM and I Bank the Lord for the few months in which I was able to devote all my time to CARM. Lord willing, after we catch up financially, I'll be able to do it again. Please pray for this Ministry.
The CARM radio show called "Faith and Reason" is still doing very well. you can listen to it live over the Internet. the information on how to do that is found at the bottom of this newsletter. Also, we began a "Best Of Faith and Reason" on Saturday mornings on the FM station here in Boise. It will broaden the scope of listeners. Praise God.
Do you think that I should start teaching a Bible study, one night a week on the radio? If so, please e-mail me at [email protected] and let me know. If I decided do this, I would probably develop outlines for the studies to put on the CARM web site. People would then be able to print them out and follow along in the studies. I'd probably start with the book of Galatians. Of course, with working on CARM on a part-time basis now, it would take a few more weeks before I was able to get things ready. Nevertheless, I definitely want to know what you think.
Originally, I was scheduled to go to Sacramento during the week of August 13th to the 19th for the Mormon Temple opening to pass out literature exposing Mormonism as a non-Christian religion, but because of the financial difficulties that CARM is facing, I have had to cancel that so that I can work. I apologize to all those who were going to help out.
CARM Prayer Needs
CARM Newsletter will go out weekly
Thanks for the responses about sending out the CARM newsletter on a weekly basis. Enough positives came in for me to sent it out each week. Thanks.
Online Schools Reminder
CARM as three online school's: Theology, Apologetics, and Critical Thinking located at http://www.carm.org/online.htm. They are there to help equip the body of Christ in theology, apologetics, and thinking. This is a major Ministry offering of CARM and that is used both to support CARM and to equip Christians. Please consider signing up for the schools so that you might offer support as well as learn what you need to know in order to better establish and defend the Christian faith. By the way, I'm offering all three schools that a substantial discount if you are interested.
We have some radio shows archived here http://www.live365.com/stations/matt_slick. You can also listen live to the show at http://www.myfamilyradio.com. I'm on at 6pm Mountain time on the AM station.
CARM is constantly getting e-mails of thanks and praise and condemnation. Here are a few...in the raw.
$5 Support - CARM depends on your support. Please consider supporting CARM.
CARM is reaching thousands and thousands of people all over the world for Jesus Christ. There are very few ways that are more efficient and more effective in presenting the gospel message than is the Internet. Your support can go a long way to further the kingdom of God. Please consider supporting CARM with $5 a month or whatever you feel led to contribute. It's easy to do and it does help a great deal. If interested, please sign up here.
From the Theological Dictionary
Be fishers of men, not keepers of the aquarium
Rev. Matt Slick, your missionary to the Internet. Equipping the church to defend the faith in a secular society.
Walvoord, John F., and Zuck, Roy B., The Bible Knowledge Commentary, (Wheaton, Illinois: Scripture Press Publications, Inc.) 1983, 1985.