THE “EVOLUTION” OF GRAPHIC PRESENTATIONS

THE “EVOLUTION” OF GRAPHIC PRESENTATIONS

Posted on Feb 23, 2017 in Blog Posts, Johnsons from the Front | 0 comments

  You have probably heard that “A picture is worth a thousand words.” Studies have shown that 80% of the knowledge our brain accumulates comes from sight. So with these two thoughts in mind, we have chosen to use pictures and graphics as a powerful tool for teaching. For the last 24 years, Marilyn and I have used many techniques for projecting images. When we first began with AOI, Marilyn was doing the major amount of teaching with a flannel board. This limited us to...

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Handyman by Day, Speaker by Night

Handyman by Day, Speaker by Night

Posted on Feb 22, 2017 in Blog Posts, Stepaneks from the Front | 0 comments

  We are currently teaching and traveling in northwest Kansas. Rich had the unusual opportunity to teach six nights straight as well as the Sunday School and church services. He was also asked to speak at the church Valentine banquet on Friday night. The topic he chose was on love, marriage, and the unique roles that husbands and wives play. The foundation for all of this, of course, comes from the book of Genesis.  All the other sessions were an in depth study...

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Oroville Dam — Pending Disaster??

Oroville Dam — Pending Disaster??

Posted on Feb 21, 2017 in Blog Posts, Nuttings from the Front | 0 comments

  The news was abuzz recently over the potential flood disaster in California. Is it that serious? In the November/December issue of our newsletter, Think & Believe, I wrote an article entitled “China’s Yellow River Floods.” The actions which the emperor took to save millions of lives in danger from the imminent collapse of a 600 foot tall dam raised his reign to the dynasty level. As the story unfolded, about 200,000 people were evacuated from below the Oroville...

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Is Creation a Salvation Issue?

Is Creation a Salvation Issue?

Posted on Feb 14, 2017 in Blog Posts, Nuttings from the Front | 0 comments

  Someone asked that question last week. The answer is “No,” but in some cases “Yes.” That sounds a bit confusing doesn’t it? The Bible’s clear teaching in Acts 16:31 is, “Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ and thou shalt be saved, and thy house.”  Ephesians 2:8 says, “For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God.” These verses and others say nothing about being able to correctly answer “entrance exam questions” to get into...

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Not There for the First Crawl

Not There for the First Crawl

Posted on Feb 10, 2017 in Blog Posts, Johnsons from the Front | 0 comments

  As most of the speakers at AOI can attest, being out on the road at speaking venues takes us away from many of the accomplishments of our kids or grandkids. Marilyn and I have been there for the birth of all seven of our grandkids, so that has been a real blessing; however, we have also missed many of their concerts, recitals, plays, games and “firsts”. While out on the present speaking trip, we missed our 7 month old Reed taking his first crawl. I really thought he...

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Study with Intent to Obey

Study with Intent to Obey

Posted on Feb 9, 2017 in Blog Posts, Nuttings from the Front | 0 comments

  Recently I was listening to a recorded teaching by Dwight Pryor (jcstudies.org). In the course of the teaching, Dwight mentioned that “Greeks” (Gentiles, western thinkers) study the Word of God for understanding – Jews study the Word to revere. In fact, many ancient rabbis taught that the highest form of worship was to study the Word with the intent to obey. This is not new to me, but it got me thinking again about my own study of God’s Word. Why am I reading the...

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T.u.g.ging… at Fruita Monument High School

T.u.g.ging… at Fruita Monument High School

Posted on Feb 8, 2017 in Blog Posts, Stepaneks from the Front | 0 comments

  I have been teaching at Fruita Monument High School, during the lunch hour, for the past several Mondays.  It has been with a group of students which use the acronym T.U.G., which stands for Teens Uplifting God. The school website states, “TUG is a group that is devoted to learning more about God and His purpose for our lives.  It is a safe place and one to find encouragement.” Our first session dealt with the immense complexity of the cell and the vast...

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Team Time – Staff Highlights

Team Time – Staff Highlights

Posted on Feb 3, 2017 in Blog Posts, Nuttings from the Front | 0 comments

  During our team time a couple of weeks ago, each team shared some highlights of their year. Some expressed appreciation for having a newly completed office facility (come by if you haven’t already, and come again if you have) that is comfortable and will be utilized for our expanding local and tourist outreach. Brian & Aimee had several big changes this year, including: buying their first house, having a second child, as well as conducting a 2.5 month...

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AWANA – Because Kids Matter to God

AWANA – Because Kids Matter to God

Posted on Feb 2, 2017 in Blog Posts, Johnsons from the Front | 0 comments

  Many times while on teaching tours we are invited to share with Awana groups about Biblical Creation. AWANA is an acronym for Approved Workmen Are Not Ashamed. The title is derived from 2 Timothy 2:15, “Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.” What is Awana? Awana is a global, nonprofit ministry committed to the belief that the greatest impact for Christ starts with kids who know, love and...

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How many reactions per second?!! No Way…

How many reactions per second?!! No Way…

Posted on Feb 1, 2017 in Blog Posts, Stepaneks from the Front | 0 comments

  I am currently teaching a series, about cults and the connection that they have to evolution, to a local church’s youth group.  I have taught this group at various times in the past, when I am not traveling of course, and so I have gotten to know some of the students quite well.  This is always a great benefit as they tend to open up, ask questions, and generally feel much more comfortable with me than if I had just come in for a session or two.   During...

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Brrrrr! It’s Cold Out There!

Brrrrr! It’s Cold Out There!

Posted on Jan 27, 2017 in Blog Posts, Nuttings from the Front | 0 comments

  Yes, I wondered about Dave’s sanity when he scheduled a seminar in north central Wyoming in the middle of January. After all, it’s COLD up there! But, we felt God was in it, so we headed north. And yes, it was cold (down to -20 and below)! However, after speaking at universities where we often find so many cold hearts, it was refreshing to receive a warm welcome and meet people who were willing to come out at sub-zero temperatures to hear the truth about Creation and...

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The AOI Lending Library

The AOI Lending Library

Posted on Jan 25, 2017 in Blog Posts, Books and movies we like, General News from the Front | 0 comments

  Note the picture of the AOI library. This is one of the largest lending libraries of adult and children’s creation books and DVD’s in the western United States. In it, patrons can find some of the classic landmark creation books as well as the some of the most recently released resources. Some individuals come in to spend hours reading through materials, while others come in to check out books and DVD’s for their family (and a lot of the time the whole family comes),...

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