Learn Through Experience

Posted on Jun 25, 2014 in Marianis from the Front | 0 comments

  There is something spectacular about getting to live what you are learning. I didn’t think much about that until the years I spent working at a Christian Living History Camp in California. Each day as my fellow guides and I stepped into costume and into character, we experienced both history and ministry from a firsthand perspective. And that experience wasn’t limited to ourselves – we were privileged to provide countless 4th grade campers and their parents...

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A Spiritual Battleground

Posted on May 29, 2014 in Johnsons from the Front | 0 comments

  In April, I was invited by Master Plan Ministries  to speak on the Auraria campus in downtown Denver. The Auraria campus is the home of Metro State College, University of Colorado Denver, Community College of Denver and approximately 40,000 students. Auraria is the largest campus in Colorado and has a very sizeable international student population from some of the most closed nations in the world. I was invited to speak on the “hot” topic of Creation at the weekly...

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Getting Buried at the Museum

Posted on Apr 8, 2014 in Nuttings from the Front | 0 comments

  AOI always enjoys opportunities, with two just this past week, to give creation presentations along with museum tours of the Dinosaur Journey Museum in Fruita, CO. We have heard that this most recent tour has already had an impact on some of the participants! One was for a group of college students. The other group was a vibrant group of home educators and their children. The children really enjoyed the station where you can “dig” up dinosaur bones. Actually, as you...

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Good Morning!

Posted on Apr 4, 2014 in Nuttings from the Front | 0 comments

  As we were preparing for a full day of field trips, with the Jackson Hole Bible College, this was the scene in what is supposed to be warm and sunny Moab, Utah. It was still snowing! The students had just came from a pile of snow and very cold temperatures in Wyoming, so they likely think this is normal. However, they did have expectations of warmer weather and had to trade in their shorts for something warmer. We had to delay our excursion a couple of hours from...

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In Texas …or is this Canada?

Posted on Feb 14, 2014 in Nuttings from the Front | 0 comments

  We thought we were heading to a warmer climate, but it appears like the plane flew in the wrong direction or they moved Texas to the middle of Canada!  Bhrrrrr… It’s cold! Fortunately, we have dodged the sections that had snow and black ice.  We have certainly been praying for clear roads! Mary Jo and I have been filling in for Richard Stepanek at speaking events he had previously scheduled with creation groups in Dallas, Houston, and San Antonio.  Due to his wife...

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A Close Call

Posted on Oct 23, 2013 in Nuttings from the Front | 0 comments

  It is good to be writing this blog — especially on THIS computer. Let me explain. Mary Jo and I were speaking on creation at St. Cloud State University in Minnesota. After our time there, and a very late dinner followed by a 1.5 hour drive back to the home where we were staying, we arrived about 1:30 in the morning. I had just dropped into bed at 2 AM when Mary Jo asked if I had packed her laptop computer. It was not in her bag. I told her I didn’t, but as I...

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Great Job, Sam

Posted on Oct 18, 2013 in Nuttings from the Front | 0 comments

  In one of my last blogs (Presentations at the University) about the university programs in Illinois and Minnesota, I mentioned that I had an interview with a student reporter from the campus newspaper (Minnesota State University at Mankato). I said in that earlier blog, “. . . but you never know about the objectivity of the reporter as well as his editor.  Sometimes there is accurate reporting while at other times —  well, sometimes, I can’t even recognize what they...

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On the Lighter Side

Posted on Oct 17, 2013 in Johnsons from the Front | 0 comments

  Kids have told us a lot of humorous things over the years. Two of our favorites: After a family seminar where we had talked about dinosaurs, a young girl about 7 years old came up to my wife and told her that she knew what happened to the dinosaurs (in reference to why they went extinct). “My girl horse doesn’t like our boy horse, so she can’t have a baby. So I think the girl dinosaurs just didn’t like the boy dinosaurs!”    On a recent occasion, I had just asked an...

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He Sets Our Schedule

Posted on Oct 16, 2013 in Stepaneks from the Front | 0 comments

  A friend of mine from Houston, TX, whom I had not seen for twelve years, called and informed me that he had found some cheap airline fares from Denver to Houston on the web.  He wanted to see if I would be interested in flying to Houston and teach, if he purchased the tickets.  I replied, “sure, go for it!”  He then let me know he would set up the teaching schedule for the trip. On arrival, he relayed the problems that accompanied the planning of the...

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Presentations at the University

Posted on Oct 15, 2013 in Nuttings from the Front | 0 comments

  As you can see from the picture of the poster, Mary Jo and I were recently at Minnesota State University at Mankato. The presentations started last Tuesday evening, I also spent a lot of time at a booth with some college ministries (Maranatha Christian Fellowship and International Student Outreach). While there, I had a campus newspaper reporter do an interview with me. I gave a lot of good information to him, but you never know about the objectivity of the reporter...

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A Confused Visitor in Paonia…

Posted on Oct 11, 2013 in Stepaneks from the Front | 0 comments

  Recently I taught in Paonia, CO, for a church which was trying to reach out to their community.  The seminars were held at the public library from Monday through Wednesday.  Before the seminar, I was talking with the pastor about what key topics I should teach on and other important event information.  As we talked, I discovered they had double booked their Wednesday night program.  Wednesday was also the opening night for their local AWANA ministry.  The pastor had...

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Noah’s Flood – True! – Downpour Demonstration

Posted on Oct 10, 2013 in Nuttings from the Front | 0 comments

  Mary Jo and I were giving a presentation at the Maranatha Christian church (U of Minnesota campus ministry) on a Wednesday night, about a week and a half ago. Thunder, lightning and a huge downpour (pictured right) lasted for the duration of the evening.  Up until then, for our university presentations here in Minnesota, we had weather that made you want to go outside and enjoy the fall weather — but certainly not that night. Once again, it seems that God was...

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