Now, that question will help make us all realize the effects of sin on this world--as you will see further below.
April 12-14 is a special anniversary at Answers in Genesis. It is the 10-year anniversary of the Answers in Genesis seminar at First Baptist Church in Hendersonville, Tennessee (a Nashville suburb). At that conference, I, together with Buddy Davis, worked closely with a local medical doctor (internist Dr. Tommy Mitchell) who, along with his wife and daughters, had a real burden to bring the AiG messages to his area.
We all fell in love with Tommy and his family and soon became great friends. Tommy began speaking on Genesis and I remember him telling me his pastor said he should look into some sort of speaking ministry as he obviously had a gift in this area. Eventually, Dr. Mitchell (or 'Tommy' as we all call him) became a full-time speaker with AiG. He left a good medical practice to devote his life to bringing the creation/gospel message to others.
So why did I ask the question, 'What happened?' Well, Tommy sent me some photographs this past week that were taken at this conference exactly 10 years ago. Now these were photographs taken before digital cameras were popular—they were scanned in (and fortunately!!!--we can't find the originals right now)—so some are small and grainy. However, one can see the photographs—look at myself, Buddy Davis and Tommy Mitchell and ask, '“So what happened?” Well, with me, the staff say it is not the years so much as it is the miles! We certainly change in this sin-cursed world! What a reminder we are all getting old and dying and in need of a risen Savior!
By the way—if you are looking for a dynamic speaker to come to your church/area, then I can’t highly recommend Tommy enough—he is one of the best! You can find out more about Dr. Tommy Mitchell and how to book him as a speaker from the AiG website.
Roman SoldierIf you read my Friday blog, you will recall me telling you about the “Roman Soldier” who came to make a presentation to the AiG staff for Easter. After his visit he emailed us to say:
My sincere appreciation for the opportunity to worship our Lord with your entire staff on Thursday. Integrating Roman history with the gift of Christ at Easter is so vital—we can not truly understand the magnitude of His sacrifice without seeing the entire [Crucifixion] in some context." – Deks Nordquist, CincinnatAnd on this Sunday, I want to remind you all:
HE IS RISEN!
He is not here: for he is risen, as he said. Come, see the place where the Lord lay. And go quickly, and tell his disciples that he is risen from the dead; and, behold, he goes before you into Galilee; there shall you see him: lo, I have told you. (Matthew 28:6-7)Thanks for stopping by and thanks for praying