Newsletter 05-22-09

From Ryan Turner

It has been about a month since we last sent out a newsletter.  A lot has been happening at CARM. Matt and I just got back this past Sunday from Southern California where we spent eleven days visiting friends, relaxing, and...yes...working.

On our way down to California we stopped in Salt Lake City.  And, yes, you guessed it, we had to go find some Mormons to talk to. Matt, myself, and a few others, went down to Temple Square in Salt Lake City last Thursday to do some street witnessing. It was certainly an exciting experience as we were able to pass out literature and lovingly share the gospel with various Mormons and non-Mormons.

I still have been busily working on the new CARM online schools.  I have been redesigning their format so that there is much more interaction by way of multiple choice questions, matching, etc.  This will allow for students to get graded for their work.  Also, I think that it will be more motivating!

Also, I still have been adding articles to our foreign language sections on CARM.  Recently, we have received help with Chinese translations from our good friends at You can see some samples of their excellent work at:  We will be modifying that section as time passes.

I will actually be travelling to Charlotte, NC to visit family and friends.  I will be there until May 25th.  I also plan on attending a series of class lectures by William Dembski at Southern Evangelical Seminary ( on Intelligent Design from May 11th through 16th.  If anyone is interested in getting together while I am in Charlotte, please just drop me an email at field of writing interest.

Love and Hate Mail

  • Hate Mail
    • You certainly are Biblically ignorant. Are you planning on flying out of here in Satan's Rapture? I suppose you think the fakes like Tim Lahaye and John Hagee are right.
    • Matt Slick, I recently watched some of your debates with atheists regarding TAG and the existence of god. I was wondering where you learned how to debate?  Because I have to say, you got destroyed by both Matt Dillahunty and Edwin Kagin!!!  I have never heard a debater claim victory during a debate like you do on so many occasions.  Asserting something does not make it true!!  I'm convinced you know your arguments ********, otherwise there would be no point for the childish assertions.  So going by what you said that something is either physical or conceptual which one is god?  What's the matter *************? Steve
    • I started browsing your site and became interested in what I "perceived" to be information that was very informative and educational. However, much to my disappointment after reading your opinions about Roman Catholicism I realized that not only was this an anti Catholic site but also came to the realization that the information given out here was horribly "bias" like your opinions on the Catholic Church. Do you realize it is against scripture to put down and mock any Christian religion. To do so is the work of Satan. Ken
  • Love Mail
    • Hi there, I know that you probably receive many emails from people and you can't possibly respond to all of them.  I just wanted to say thank you for the information you have posted about Mormonisn on your site.  After 42 years of being away from the Mormon church my Dad has begun attending services again.  As a true believer in Jesus Christ I have found much help in witnessing to him through information on your website. If you are able would you please pray for him, his name is Dick and for me as I witness to him. There are no other Christians in his life other than me and as you have probably already figured out the deception/brain washing of Mormonism runs deep in a person's soul.
      I will continue to share information from your website along with the true inspired word of God.  In Christ, Julie
    • I just wanted to take a sec to say thank you to you guys, I especially appreciate your Religious Movements section which has helped me defend Christianity against powerful movements like Mormonism, I can't send my Mormon friends to most sites to refute their claims since most sites slander and ridicule them.  I have a special place in my heart for this
      deceived movement, and I love that I can send them to without being afraid of them getting scared off before they get Christ’s message.  Max
    • Hi!  I just came across your site.  I am a Muslim living in Pakistan.  I just want to say to Matt Slick and the other CARM members that your site is very respectful of other religions and your questions to Muslims and other religions/sects/cults are put across clearly/succinctly and respectfully.  I wish we had more such people in all major religions of the world.  Best wishes, Sami
    • I just finished watching the entire debate between you (Matt) and Mr. Kagin, and I want to say thank you.  I am a baptist minister in the south, and I spend quite a bit of time working on apologetics. I work full time as a chaplain at a gospel rescue mission, and I get a lot of the questions that you handled.  Your handling of the questions was thorough, and Scriptural, and your opponent's "refutations" of your stance and arguments was pretty sad.
      Thank you so much for doing what you do. I will add you to my church's prayer list, that you would speak the Truth of God's word to a lost and dying world. Thanks Matt.  Pastor Rob
    • Thank you, Mr. Slick, for your website. CARM has proven a wonderful resource; one I find myself visiting often. While I know you receive much attention for your debating skills, I feel that your sense of humor is woefully under appreciated. I got a huge kick out of your "Pick An Insult" page. You have a wonderfully warped sense of humor. It strikes me as funny
      that I have been using your website as an online apologetics tool for over a year, but it's only after I found the "Pick An Insult" page that I felt compelled to express my appreciation. Keep up the good work, and never lose that funny bone.  In Christ, Matthew





About The Author

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