Comfort in the Gospel

Posted on Jul 19, 2013 in Johnsons from the Front | 0 comments

  In all our seminars, Vacation Bible Schools (VBS), and Bible camps, I always share the gospel message in one way or another. At camps and VBS I usually have time to do a skit using three men and my wife to visually demonstrate why Jesus died on the cross for our sins. Part of that presentation involves Ephesians 2:8-10, “For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast. For we are his...

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Copying to Prevent ‘Copying’

Posted on Jul 12, 2013 in Johnsons from the Front | 0 comments

  How do you prevent counterfeiters from copying money, drugs, designer clothes and accessories, etc.? Some engineers are turning to the amazing wing of the South American Blue Morpho butterfly for a solution. The Blue Morpho’s brilliant wing color isn’t due to pigment. Instead of pigments, the butterfly’s wings have complicated scales with very tiny holes that reflect different colors or wavelengths, producing iridescent, shining blue and greens. The Nanotech...

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In One Sentence

Posted on Jul 5, 2013 in Johnsons from the Front | 0 comments

  After a 3 hour drive through a hot desert and up a narrow winding mountain road, we arrived at a campground in the Manti-LaSalle National Forest, near Moab, Utah. We were to meet a youth group that was from the Salt Lake City area. We circled around the campground looking for the group, but were unable to find them, so we stopped at the campground host station to see if they had checked in yet. The host was a very friendly man, who informed us that, yes the group was...

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Why?

Posted on Jun 28, 2013 in Johnsons from the Front | 0 comments

  One might ask us “Why?” WHY would you drive 2 hours and 113 miles through a desert in the heat of the afternoon – throw your bags in a motel room, grab a quick bite to eat – and continue on for another 21 miles (1 hour) up a rough, although paved, pot-hole filled, narrow, steep mountain road, dodging the grazing and meandering cattle all the way – and then carrying on 6 more miles on a wash-boarded, teeth rattling, gravel, dusty road? WHY would you set your...

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The Confounding Mouse Trap

Posted on Jun 14, 2013 in Johnsons from the Front | 0 comments

  Everywhere I look I see design in nature. At one time, I removed God from the equation and assumed that all design had happened through the processes of evolution. I began to believe (without much thought behind it) what I was taught … that small changes over huge periods of time produced the wonders of nature. My main argument with my ‘Jesus freak friends’ was “Given enough time, anything is possible.” But is this true? Just one of the many problems with...

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Box-Like Aerodynamic Car

Posted on Jun 5, 2013 in Johnsons from the Front | 2 comments

When I first saw a picture of the Mercedes-Benz bionic concept vehicle, I had to laugh. In my view, it was quite comical, as far as cars go. All humor aside though, the boxy, rectangular body of the Bionic Car is a very efficient design. As it turns out, the engineers at Mercedes-Benz were looking for a new aerodynamic design in a car. They found their inspiration in the tropical boxfish (Ostracion Cubicus) that lives in warm ocean waters. Although the rather large body of...

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Rejecting the Current Concept of Macro-Evolution

Posted on May 23, 2013 in Johnsons from the Front | 0 comments

  This is the last excerpt of a series I have been sharing on my blog taken from, “Truth and Science – Is Real Science At Risk?,” an article by Dr. Arv Edgeworth*. “There are 3 basic scientific reasons I reject the current concept of macro-evolution, although I acknowledge that micro-evolution takes place on a regular basis:  The laws of science are in disagreement with it.             The first and second laws of thermodynamics             The law of biogenesis            ...

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The Origin of Life, Mutations and Natural Selection

Posted on May 14, 2013 in Johnsons from the Front | 0 comments

  Has Science and the Scientific Method been misused? That was a question asked in my blog Elusive Transitional Forms. The following is another excerpt taken from “Truth and Science – Is Real Science At Risk?”, an article by Dr. Arv Edgeworth*.  Ponder the questions he poses at the end and consider – are these viable questions that should be asked, and if they are being asked today or have been asked in the past?   The Origin of Life Have you noticed lately the...

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Sands of Time

Posted on May 7, 2013 in Johnsons from the Front | 0 comments

  Sometimes I am reminded about how long we have been in the Creation ministry. A few weeks ago, I was teaching for Master Plan Ministries (MPM) at their weekly TNL (Tuesday Night Live) meeting on the campus of Colorado Mesa University. They begin the evening with about a half-hour of praise and worship, followed by announcements, and then a time of teaching. After the praise and worship time, the worship leader approached me and inquired if I remembered his parents....

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Plan ‘B’

Posted on Apr 30, 2013 in Johnsons from the Front | 0 comments

Inclement weather almost kept us away from a pastor’s conference we were to teach, in north central Nebraska last week. The morning began with rain, which soon turned to sleet, progressing to heavy wet snow. We only had 60 miles to travel, but the roads were quickly covered with snow and ice, coupled with a driving blizzard-like wind. Because of pulling a 31 foot trailer, we were able to only creep along at 35 miles per hour, plowing through occasional snowdrifts, to...

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Faithful Friends

Posted on Apr 24, 2013 in Johnsons from the Front | 0 comments

  We have watched God be faithful to supply our physical and spiritual needs as we have served Him spreading the Creation message for the past 20 years. When Lanny was first called to go into this ministry, his father asked him how he was going to support his family.  Lanny’s reply was, “I’m not … God is going to supply our needs.” As we stepped out in faith, God was faithful over the years to provide for us. God’s faithfulness was a huge...

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Elusive Transitional Forms

Posted on Apr 19, 2013 in Johnsons from the Front | 0 comments

  Has Science and the Scientific Method been misused? That was a question asked in my blog – Scientific laws and the Big Bang.  The following is another excerpt taken from “Truth and Science – Is Real Science At Risk?” an article by Dr. Arv Edgeworth*.  Ponder the questions he poses at the end and consider – are these viable questions that should be asked, and if they are being asked today or have been asked in the past?   The Fossil Record Consider the...

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