CARM Newsletter 12-09-05

 

Welcome to the Dec. 9, 2005 Newsletter

Last month was CARM's 10-year birthday.  Today he is my 49th birthday.  So, I took today off and made time to write this newsletter.

Radio Show

Good news.  Today I had a meeting with the assistant manager (Dave) of a local root Christian radio station (www.myfamilyradio.com) and the account executive (Mike).  They are both great guys.  We met over coffee and for about two hours discussed me starting a radio show. Praise God.  My show, Faith and Reason with Matt Slick, will start on the first Monday of next year which will be January 2, 2006. The show will be one hour long, five days a week, 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. (Mountain Time). We are going to commit to a three-month show and see how it goes. After the three months, we will know if I'm going to continue being the host or if we should shut it down. The format of the show will be live call in where people can ask all kinds of questions dealing with Christianity, the Bible, cults, etc. It will be challenging but enjoyable. Also, the show will be streamed live on the Internet so people from all over can listen to it. There will be a toll-free phone number to call as well. Please pray for its success that it can be used by the Lord to help equip the body of Christ, exposed error, and give a reason for the validity of Christianity.

Thanks to all of you who have contributed financially to support the cost of doing the show.  It has been a big help and has made this endeavor possible. If you are interested in supporting a CARM radio show that you could hear via the internet, you can donate in two ways.  First, you can go here http://www.carm.org/goods/radio.htm.  Second, you can donate via CARM at PO BOX 995, Meridian, ID  83680.  Thanks.

Abortion

In the past few weeks I've been engaged in conversations with pro abortion advocates on the CARM discussion boards. (http://www.christiandiscussionforums.org/dc/dcboard.php).  Their rationale for justifying killing unborn babies is both astounding and sad. Basically, all the arguments ignore the person of the humanity of the life in the womb and focus on a woman's rights, that unwanted children lead to crime, that the fetus in the womb is a parasite, etc., in support of killing babies. If you're interested in checking out the dialogues, go to the discussion boards (with over 7100 members already) and check out the Abortion and Sanctity of Life board. It will be interesting and invigorating and we definitely need more Christians defending the week and the innocent.

From the Theological Dictionary
Anthropic Principle
The idea that the universe exhibits elements of design specifically for the purpose of containing intelligent beings; namely, humans.  Much debate surrounds this issue.  Is the universe necessarily arranged by God so as to make life possible or is it simply that the universe is godless and that life came into existence due to the chance state that we now find it in?

 
 

About The Author

Matt Slick is the President and Founder of the Christian Apologetics and Research Ministry.