Some of you may have noticed I've been a little lax in getting out the newsletters. The reason has been due to the upcoming CARM convention next week (August 9, in Minn.), some family issues, finishing the CARM notebooks, and some pending surgery. So, I'll make this quick.
The CARM convention has been getting closer and closer and I'm happy to say it is all planned and ready to go. Kevin Harris (a speaker against atheism) and I will be on a radio show for an hour in the Twin Cities area on the Friday before the event. We will be talking about CARM, atheism, and other issues as we hope to get people to attend.
Please pray for my wife's health. She has marfan syndrome, spondliothesis (sp?), mitral valve prolapse, the bone density of an 80 year old, is in constant (though mild) pain, and is fatigued frequently. I don't normally let this be known, but she needs your prayers. Please lift her up as she supports me in this ministry, raises and home-schools our kids, and puts up with her own health concerns; she is quite a woman. Her only serious drawback is her choice in men.
The new CARM notebooks are finished. I sent them off to the printer and should be getting preliminary copies next week. I hope to have one copy each to take with me to the convention. I'll be releasing them on CARM in the next couple of weeks, so keep tabs on the shopping cart in the next couple of weeks. Just so you know, there are five volumes, comprising almost all of CARM and a single volume. Also, each of the five is combined into a single Mother Of All Notebooks (M.O.A.N.) that is well over 1,100 pages. I don't have the costs worked out but they will be around the same as the original notebook. But, the MOAN will be, I estimate, at about $40-$45 plus shipping.
Also, as some have heard, I have a hiatal hernia that may need surgery to correct. I just went through some fun tests with tubes down my throat and up my nose. I'll know more in a few weeks.
On June 22, 2003, I had a debate with a Muslim on the doctrine of the Trinity on www.paltalk.com. As I remember it, I presented an excellent case for the Trinity and the Muslim, who demonstrated he didn't understand the Trinity very well, tried to present his position. Okay, fine. Except, now the Muslim has demanded that I put a link to the recorded debate located on his website. Yes, I said he "demanded" it. He did. In fact, if you want to read the dialogue I had with him, please go here: http://www.carm.org/dialogues/muslim_threat.htm. You can see how he threatened me. Just so you know, he did not win the debate. I know the subject too well. Second, his demand that I link to his site riled me up. I have refused to give in to his demand. Instead, later when I release several debates on CARM that I've had, I'll include the link to that one on my site. Until then, this Muslim needs to learn how not to make demands of others about their own websites.
Please PRAY FOR CARM
Please pray for CARM. I have been under a very heavy spiritual attack lately. I need your prayers as well as my family and this ministry.
If you want to volunteer to help CARM out you can contact us at [email protected]. You can also check out our help wanted page at http://www.carm.org/index/helpwanted.htm. If you have an idea that isn't listed, please let us know anyway. Diane will get back to you.
VERSE OF THE WEEK.
"Listen, O my people, to my instruction; incline your ears to the words of my mouth. 2I will open my mouth in a parable; I will utter dark sayings of old, 3Which we have heard and known, and our fathers have told us. 4We will not conceal them from their children, but tell to the generation to come the praises of the Lord, and His strength and His wondrous works that He has done," (NASB).
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Matt Slick, your missionary to the Internet.
Equipping the church to defend the faith in a post modern world.