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.
|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.|
|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]
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