THE “EVOLUTION” OF GRAPHIC PRESENTATIONS

THE “EVOLUTION” OF GRAPHIC PRESENTATIONS

Posted on Feb 23, 2017 in Blog Posts, Johnsons from the Front | 1 comment

  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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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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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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OPPORTUNITIES

OPPORTUNITIES

Posted on Jan 24, 2017 in Blog Posts, Johnsons from the Front | 0 comments

  I forgot my camera recently (would have loved a picture), but we were blessed with the opportunity to speak at an Albuquerque, New Mexico Christian School… and during chapel time we had 500 high school students, followed by 400 middle school students.  The remainder of the day Lanny taught 6 different 7th grade classroom sessions with 40-60 students at a time. From 7:15 am until 3:00 pm, it was non-stop talking!  If that wasn’t enough teaching for the...

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An Encouraging Christmas Card

An Encouraging Christmas Card

Posted on Jan 18, 2017 in Blog Posts, Stepaneks from the Front | 0 comments

One of the great blessings of the Christmas season is to connect by cards and letters with family and friends that we have not seen or spoken with through the year. One recent card we received was from a family that had attended an AOI creation seminar. The mom shared how she, a teacher, was able to explain to her students the difference between micro and macro evolution. “My students are listening!” she said, “what they do with it is up to them.” We never know the impact...

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Dark Ages of Evolution

Posted on Dec 20, 2013 in Think & Believe Newsletter | 0 comments

Mary Jo and I frequently hear the “scare tactic” that if Creation teaching were ever allowed back into the classroom, it would send science back into the “Dark Ages.” This, of course, is a lot of hype to scare parents, school boards, and lawmakers into thinking that only evolution should be taught. I think it is evolutionary indoctrination that smacks of “Dark Age” philosophy and has kept science from advancing – especially in the area of medical research. Think about the...

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Appendix – Not “Useless Junk”

Posted on Dec 20, 2013 in Think & Believe Newsletter | 0 comments

We are amazed at the number of high school and college students who are still being taught that our appendix is a useless leftover from evolution. This “proof” for evolution then becomes part of the students’ rationale for rejecting Creation and the Bible.  The teachers who present this false notion certainly haven’t done their homework. It has long been known of its importance for immunity in the lower digestive tract. Lesser known, but just as important, are two other...

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The Santa Claus of Evolution

Posted on Dec 20, 2013 in Think & Believe Newsletter | 0 comments

A number of years ago, I was asked to help with a debate at a public high school.  The debate was to be between three evolutionists and three creationists.  One of the debaters on the creationist side was well-skilled in arguing the philosophical issues.  The other creationist had a Ph.D. in Watershed Management and Hydrology.  Neither had faced hostile audiences before and felt they could use help in dealing with the tougher scientific issues that they thought would be...

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Train Your “Cubs” for Survival

Posted on Dec 20, 2013 in Think & Believe Newsletter | 0 comments

In July, we were in Montana to teach two weekend creation family camps at Glacier Meadows Lodge and teach a church seminar in Chester, MT, in between. Since we had a couple of days off between seminars, we decided to take the opportunity to do some hiking in Glacier National Park.  On the way to one of the hiking spots, we came across a “once in a lifetime” show. A mama bear was trying to teach her three cubs to swim across a river. She swam part-way out into the water...

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Danger! Cliff Ahead!

Posted on Dec 20, 2013 in Think & Believe Newsletter | 0 comments

Dave Harper, AOI’s chairman of the Board, is a very perceptive man, with deep insights into spiritual truth. He also has a great sense of humor and a practical way of seeing lessons for life in everyday experiences. One day he told me a story about his brother trying to make his way home on a horse on a very dark night. He came to a spot where the horse refused to go on. After several attempts at circling the horse back to the same spot, the horse would still not proceed....

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Teaching Kids About Creation, Science, and the Bible

Posted on Jul 19, 2013 in Articles | 0 comments

On a recent speaking trip, we had the opportunity to spend time with a 5-year old boy who is absolutely fascinated by dinosaurs. He builds dinosaur models with his grandpa, wears pajamas decorated with dinosaurs, and keeps his kindergarten teachers scrambling to find new dinosaur books. Unfortunately, with these books, he is getting a steady dose of evolution, and is being primed to question the Bible. That’s why we believe that it’s so important to begin early to teach...

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