A Women’s Event and a Blessing!

Paintings by Carlene Wallace (on the right is the landscape scene mentioned below). I've got my eye on the Prairie Chickens on the left. Aren't the colors beautiful? Over the weekend I gave a talk at a small church women’s event at Trinity Baptist Church, Tulsa, OK. The organizers invited three speakers. One is a …

We started a Podcast! Post by Mary C. Findley

If you’ve taken a look around the new website design, you’ve noticed a couple of tabs that don’t have any entries under them yet. One of those is “Podcast.” Most people know what a podcast is. When I started figuring that out, one thing I learned is that content and length vary a LOT. I …

A New Website for a New Year — Post by Mary C. Findley

We are praying for big changes this year for Findley Family Video Publications (FFVP). You can see right here one of them. Elk Jerky for the Soul still exists, but we've changed to a website format and tried to come closer to branding ourselves uniformly. Still, many people complimented us on that great name for …

Radiocarbon Equilibrium – Post by Michael J. Findley

Editor’s note: This post is a partial examination of the article cited below. One of the authors, Ken Wolgemuth, gave Findley a PDF copy of the article with a request for comment. The article is written from an Old Earth Creationist (OEC) point of view. Findley comments on the Old Earth 14C dating suppositions and …

What Is the Best Way to Learn What Your Opponent Believes? — post by Michael J. Findley

In answer to a Quora question: What's the best way to learn the opposing side's arguments when it comes to politics? What is best varies from person to person. I read Plato’s Republic, then acquired an audio version to listen to it many times. Rather than the Communist Manifesto, Plato is the real foundation of the left. …

Book Giveaway With KDP Select Starting Tomorrow

From my author friend Russell Sherrard: My book "Genesis: Book of Beginnings" is FREE for 5 Days Monday, September 3 to Friday, September 7. This book is a Bible Study of the Book of Genesis in the Holy Bible. The Bible text used for this study is the King James Version (KJV). This Book is …

The Beginning of the Gospel — Post by Michael J. Findley

This is the record of the life of Jesus the Messiah, the son of David, the son of Abraham. Matthew 1:1 The Jews knew the Law, the Old Testament, and understood the Messiah. This introduction to the first gospel ever written, just a few years after the resurrection of the Messiah, was either a declaration …

To Glorify God — Post by Michael J. Findley

Westminster Shorter Catechism: “Man’s chief end is to glorify God and enjoy him forever.” Whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do everything for the glory of God. 1 Corinthians 10:14 Let your light shine before people in such a way that they will see your good actions and glorify your Father in …

What Is Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World? — Post by Michael J. Findley

Aldous Huxley called his Brave New World, "The nightmare of total organization ..." As one of the most widely read books written in the 20th century, many people, like myself, read it as an English requirement without spending much time thinking about it. "The nightmare of total organization, which I had situated in the seventh …

Isaiah Chapter 3: Culture of Youth and Beauty — Post by Mary C. Findley

Sounds like Jerusalem and Judah had it pretty good, right? Look over that list of material provision (support system, food, water) and leadership (military, judiciary, teachers, advisers, craftsmen, and someone who may have been a charismatic speaker or influencer). The use of the phrase skillful enchanter gives us a hint that they weren’t sourcing any …

Isaiah Chapter Two — Post by Mary C. Findley

What are “the last days?” According to many Bible teachers, they are the time when the Lord has returned to govern the earth. Some people think they want to go to Heaven and be with God forever. Some think we never actually go there, but will live forever on earth. The beginning of this chapter …

A “To God” List

Here's a video version of this post. https://youtu.be/uicQSmILvs4 Yesterday in our Sunday school class we were talking about the true meaning of the Sabbath. Some people believe the Sabbath is obsolete because it was part of the law. But Jesus kept the Sabbath, and never said we shouldn't. He often said, however, that the Sabbath …

The Basics of EBook Cover Design — post by Mary C. Findley

(Pictured above is one example of an ebook cover I made as a sample of my work. It incorporates many of the elements covered in this post. Can you spot the layering, use of vectors, and making the font complement the genre-specifics of the cover?) This post may get a little involved and technical, but …

Working With Your Own Hands — Post by Michael J. Findley

Here's a video version of this post. https://youtu.be/uicQSmILvs4 The Law and the teachings of Jesus allowed for 3 classes: business owner (such as shepherds), hireling, and slave. In reality, there were other classes such as politicians, professional soldiers, and destitute poor people who were not slaves. Though not an exhaustive list, the Law, Proverbs, the …

How God Preserved His Word History 1

A dozen times the New Testament refers to the Old Testament as the Law and the Prophets. In Luke 24:44 Jesus said “the law of Moses, and in the prophets, and in the psalms.” Yet most of the Hebrew Old Testament, Joshua through Esther in the English arrangement, are primarily historical. They are quoted in …

Actual Dates and 14C Dates — Michael J. Findley

Please forgive the oversimplification. But radiocarbon dating, like all radiometric dating, begins with assumptions (beliefs, paradigm) and uses those beliefs as proofs of dates. Science is the accurate examination of the evidence. The evidence of radiocarbon in the remains of organism which were once alive does not produce a date. It produces a 14C:12C ratio. …

How God Preserved His Word For Us: Torah — post by Michael J. Findley

The Torah for modern readers is Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers and Deuteronomy. Some arrangements in the past have included Joshua, but that has not been the case for centuries for English readers. We believe that the Law itself was given by the LORD God on Sinai. God could have added to and edited information Moses …

Discernment — Post by Michael J. Findley

  Why do good people make bad decisions? Dear friends, stop believing every spirit. Instead, test the spirits to see whether they are from God, because many false prophets have gone out into the world. 1 John 4:1 Beware of false prophets who come to you in sheep’s clothing but inwardly are savage wolves. You …

Thank You, Franklin Graham — Post by Michael J. Findley

“It’s not a biblical command for the country to let everyone in who wants to come, that’s not a Bible issue,” Franklin Graham told HuffPost. “We want to love people, we want to be kind to people, we want to be considerate, but we have a country and a country should have order and there …