Recently, Bill and Agnes Minnich, special friends of AiG, visted to see the progress on the Creation Museum. Bill and Agnes have already donated valuable fossils for the Flood exhibit. They will deliver more museum-quality fossils in August, including around 50 great specimens of trilobites from Morocco. They presented me with my own trilobite paperweight as a reminder of the exciting collection they will be delivering in a few months.
We do get a lot of great feedback from our daily radio program. Here is one we received today from a pastor:
I have been a pastor for a small church for about 3 years and listen to your short programs on WJLY and WLUJ. They are GREAT. I appreciate your research and today am looking for an "Answer for Ken Hamm" on Jonah. God bless you, my brothers!
Church Confused on Homosexuality?
Dr. Terry Mortenson (one of AiG’s speakers/researchers/writers) sent this interesting (but sad) item to me:
Below is some really sad evidence of the growing rejection of the authority of Scripture in American evangelicalism and in the “evangelical” magazine Christianity Today. Over the past couple of decades CT has failed to stand for Biblical truth in so many other areas. It's no surprise that they now are confused regarding homosexuality.
We’ve got to keep calling the church back to the Word of God.
Pastor Brian McLaren, Leadership Columnist for Christianity Today, wrote in his newsletter:
Frankly, many of us don't know what we should think about homosexuality. We’ve heard all sides, but no position has yet won our confidence so that we can say “it seems good to the Holy Spirit and us.” . . . If we think that there may actually be a legitimate context for some homosexual relationships, we know that the biblical arguments are nuanced and multilayered, and the pastoral ramifications are staggeringly complex. . . .
Perhaps we need a five-year moratorium on making pronouncements [about homosexuality]. In the meantime, we’ll practice prayerful Christian dialogue, listening respectfully, disagreeing agreeably. When decisions need to be made, they’ll be admittedly provisional. We’ll keep our ears attuned to scholars in biblical studies, theology, ethics, psychology, genetics, sociology, and related fields. Then in five years, if we have clarity, we’ll speak; if not, we’ll set another five years for ongoing reflection. After all, many important issues in church history took centuries to figure out. Maybe this moratorium would help us resist the “winds of doctrine” blowing furiously from the left and right, so we can patiently wait for the wind of the Spirit to set our course.
Well today was another busy one! Mark Looy and I recorded 45 radio programs for our daily Answers radio program. Then some of the leadership team and museum team had a brainstorming session over lunch concerning the future vision of the ministry. After that I recorded 12 introductions on video for the new web feature, “video on demand,” which we’ll be releasing next week (keep a watch out for it).
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