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Battle for the Next Generation -Audio talk

“Battle for the Next Generation” Mike did this talk in the Boise, ID area in Sept. 2016. In this audio presentation, Mike presents a compelling case against secular education and how it has indoctrinated many Christian youth to doubt the Bible. Mike also presents a solution to help win the battle for our youth against …

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How will this class effect how you teach the youth in your church?

Testimony: CTI’s 5-day Creation Apologetics Teachers College Question: “How will this class effect how you teach the youth in your church?” Answer: Josh, Youth Pastor

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Do you recommend this course for other young people?

Testimony: CTI’s 5-day Creation Apologetics Teachers College Question: “Do you recommend this course for other young people?” Answer: Jeremy and Stephanie, Young married couple

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Why should youth pastors equip themselves in the area of origins?

Testimony 4: CTI’s 5-day Creation Apologetics Teachers College Question: “Why should youth pastors equip themselves in the area of origins?” Answer: Josh, Youth Pastor

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How will the information you learned this week equip your congregation?

Testimony: CTI’s 5-day Creation Apologetics Teachers College Question: “How will the information you learned this week equip your congregation?” Answer: Joshua, Pastor 5s8fox8

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Would you endorse this course as a worthwhile way to spend a summer week?

Testimony: CTI’s 5-day Creation Apologetics Teachers College Question: “Would you endorse this course as a worthwhile way to spend a summer week?” Answer: Matthew, Pastor

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Creation Apologetics Teachers College 2016 -Day 3

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Day 3 Wednesday, August 3rd, 2016 — Sessions on the third day included: Why the Bible is True; The Genesis Flood and the Bible; and The Genesis Flood and the fossil record.   Pastor Jay Lucas delivering the morning devotional.      After the devotional, each student presented a lesson based on a subject of Creation, with a …

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Creation Apologetics Teachers College 2016 -Day 2

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Day 2 Tuesday, August 2nd, 2016 — Sessions on the second day of class included: Days of Creation, sin and death; Handling Objections to a literal six-day creation; Basic apologetics; Introduction to Presuppositional Apologetics; and Communication and teaching skills. Pastor Bill Rillo delivering the morning devotional.  Mr. Riddle preparing for to teach “The Days of Creation”  The Days of …

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Creation Apologetics Teachers College 2016 -Day 1

Day 1 Monday, August 1st, 2016 — The first day of the Creation Apologetics Teachers College. Students arrived to the Ridgecrest Conference Center in North Carolina from all over the country. The first night started with a class dedication, and an explanation on the importance and need to defend Creation and Apologetics. Mike keeping Jay …

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Equip Christians with the skills and knowledge

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Become a Speaker or Teacher on Biblical Creation and Apologetics CTI offers a 5-day course to equip Christians with the skills and knowledge to become effective speakers and teachers on creation and apologetics.   Course Title: Creation Apologetics Teachers College When: June 1-6, 2015 Location: Lifeway Ridgecrest Conference Center (Near Asheville, NC) Who Should Attend: …

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The Bible is unlike any other book in the world.

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It contains 66 books written over a span of 1,500 years. It was recorded in 3 languages by over 40 authors. It was written on 3 continents (Asia, Africa, and Europe). It was recorded by men from many different professions. Moses, a prince who became a shepherd and leader Joshua, a general Amos, a herdsman …

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Three days in Las Colinas, TX

Homeschool meeting at Irving Bible Church

Mike and I flew to Dallas, TX on Friday, September 13th, which happened to be two days after our 6th grandchild was born in the Seattle, WA area. We are praising God for the safe delivery of Alexander Jeffery Riddle. He will come with his big brother and his parents to see us in Kentucky …

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Weaverville, NC and Phoenix, AZ

On Friday, August 23 we drove to the Asheville, NC area for another Basic Creation Training class at Locust Grove Baptist Church in Weaverville. But first, we had the great pleasure of going to Ridgecrest Conference Center which is a few miles east of Asheville. Annette Frisby is our contact at Ridgecrest for the 5 …

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Crossville, TN and Arlington, TX on the same trip

    We flew to Knoxville, TN on Saturday, August 10th and then drove about an hour to Crossville, TN. There was a sign on I40 that said “You are now entering the Central Time Zone”. We were surprised but happy that we had just gained an hour in our day. However, on the trip …

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Puerto Rico in August

One of Mike's favorite places in Puerto Rico, Famous Dave's BBQ

Mike Flew to San Juan, Puerto Rico on Wednesday, July 31st. He was invited to speak to the teachers at Levittown Baptist Academy and for the church that meets there on Sundays. He had to go without me because I do not handle hot and humid very well. Mike loves it and he enjoyed all …

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40 Years and Duluth, MN

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Mike and I had a bit of time at home in June and July. It was a good time to plan for some future events and also gave us a chance to celebrate 40 years of marriage. It is so true that time flies when you are having fun. It is also true that time speeds …

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Ellensburg, WA

Mike with Pastor Frank Johnson

    We flew to Seattle on Thursday, May 30th. Our web/video guy (he also happens to be our son-in-law) flew with us on a companion ticket. Mike and I lived in the Seattle area for 16 years and our daughter married a Washingtonian. Our son still lives in the Seattle area with his wife …

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Faith Fellowship, Allen, TX

Pastor Luke Crain, Lynda and Fred Lindstrom and Mike

We flew to DFW on Friday, May 24th and drove to Allen, TX to set up for the latest Basic Creation Training Class on Sat. Then we were blessed to have dinner with Dr. David Reagan of Lamb and Lion Ministries and his wife Ann. Dr. Reagan gave us a DVD of one of the interviews Mike did in December …

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Columbia City, IN

Mike with Pastor Steve Johnson

On Saturday, April 13th we drove to Columbia City, IN which is close to Fort Wayne. We set up for a Saturday evening service at Oak Grove Church of God. There were services then on Sunday morning and evening. On Monday Mike had lunch with Pastor Steve Johnson and some other local pastors while I …

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Basic Training at Fort Hood, TX

Mike with Chaplain Matt Goff

We flew to Austin, TX on Thursday, April 4th and drove about an hour north to Killeen, TX which is home to Fort Hood. We had dinner with Sergeant First Class Alan Rains and then Mike spoke all day on Friday to the students at Central Texas Christian School in Temple, TX. On Saturday morning, …

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10 Great Days in Beautiful British Columbia

March 17, Fellowship Baptist Church, White Rock, BC

Mike and I flew to Seattle on March 5th for a couple of days with our son and his family before we flew to Vancouver for 10 days of ministry in the Vancouver, BC area. We were blessed to see friends that we met on the past tours and meet new ones along the way. Following …

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Fairview Baptist Church, Coushatta, LA

Evening meeting in the Family Center

  Mike and I flew to Shreveport, LA on Saturday, Feb. 23rd and drove south about an hour to Coushatta, LA. We stayed in a cabin at the Grand Bayou Resort on the Grand Bayou Reservoir. The lake was beautiful and we felt very fortunate to be able to take a walk on the grounds …

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Bayside Community Church, Tampa, FL

Breakfast at Margaret's house

On Saturday, Feb 16th, Mike and I flew to Tampa, FL so he could speak at Bayside Community Church which is located right on Tampa Bay. We have lost count, but we think this was the 10th time we have been to this wonderful and unique church. On their web site (www.baysidecommunitychurch.net) this is the way they describe …

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Duluth and International Falls, MN

First Baptist Church, International Falls, MN

  On Thursday, Feb 7th, Mike and I flew to Duluth, MN and were met by Sarah and Al Kubat and their children for a quick, cold tour of downtown Duluth. It is on the largest fresh water lake in the world, Lake Superior. The bridge on the right is called the Duluth Aerial Lift …

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Hot Springs Village, AR

Pastor Mark Carnahan and Mike

We flew to Little Rock, Arkansas on Friday, Feb. 1st and then drove to Hot Springs – the boyhood home of President Bill Clinton. Even so, it was a facinating spot. We had heard about the baths but had never been in a town where they were available. There is so much history there. We …

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Milan Baptist Church, Milan, MI

The Scott Petrie family. Emily and Jake, the oldest kids, were in the class all day and then volunteered at the Sunday - Monday conference using Child Evangelism

For the second January in a row, we are blessed to be at Milan Baptist Church, Milan, MI for a Creation themed weekend. Pastor Doug Strader worked hard to bring together several like-minded churches in the area to sponsor this conference. We started the trip with Mike speaking in the Family Life Center for the youth …

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Trinity Family Life Center

Lesley with Beth and Tim Burden

    Our first ministry trip of 2013 was at Trinity Family Life Center in Pickerington, OH which is close to Columbus. We drove up on Saturday, Jan 5th and got all set up for the Sunday – Monday conference. We then went to dinner with the senior pastor Dr Tim Burden and his wife, Beth. We actually had a …

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Lucas, TX and TV Interview

Mike on the set with Dr. David Reagan and Nathan Jones

On Sunday morning, Dec. 2, Mike and I had the honor of being at Faith Fellowship Church in Lucas, Texas. We met several people who were well informed on the Creation issue. They have been taught the Truth at Faith Fellowship and that always encourages us. We are hoping to go back in 2013 to …

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Dallas, TX

Dr. David Reagan and Mike

We flew to Dallas, TX on Thursday, Nov. 29th and landed in time to have lunch with Dr. John Morris, president of The Institute for Creation Research. Mike was an adjunct speaker for ICR from 1998 to 2004. We enjoyed visiting their beautiful facilities in Dallas and meeting several of the staff members who came on board …

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Emmanual Bible Church, Thayne, WY

The view from our cabin inThayne, WY

We drove to Thayne, WY on Friday, Nov. 9th. It was a beautiful drive along the Snake River and then through Star Valley. It was about an hour south of Jackson, WY. We set up for the Christian Teacher and Leader Training Class on Sat and then went to Pastor Tim Moyer’s home for dinner. …

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