Posts Tagged ‘truth’

Are You A Huper? Washington Post Writer Discovers Boys & Girls are Different…

July 5, 2011

…But remains among those who want to change that fact.

The reality of the created order has often been resisted or denied, but what is is, like it or not.  I stumbled across this column from the Washington Post this morning, and I think it displays the radical destination where those who support redefining family and marriage will take us.   But doing so it would take super-huper feats of strength to get there, because, well, facts are stubborn things, and so, too, is reality.

Message of Christ in the Royal Wedding

April 29, 2011

(Repost of blog from California Family Minute, by Ron Prentice, California Family Council)

The television audience of the wedding ceremony of Prince William and Catherine Middleton was estimated to number two billion people! I was not among that number, but I encourage you to read the following from the transcript of the ceremony, as these authoritative words bring hope.

The Very Reverend Dr. John Hall, Dean of Westminster Abbey: Dearly beloved, we are gathered here in the sight of God and in the face of this congregation to join together this man and this woman in holy matrimony, which is an honorable estate instituted of God himself signifying unto us the mystical union that is betwixt Christ and his Church, which holy estate Christ adorned and beautified with his presence and first miracle as he wrought in Cana of Galilee and is commended in holy writ to be honorable among all men, and therefore is not by any to be enterprised nor taken in hand unadvisedly, lightly or wantonly, but reverently, discreetly, soberly and in the fear of God duly considering the causes for which matrimony was ordained.

First, it was ordained for the increase of mankind, according to the will of God and that children might be brought up in the fear and nurture of the Lord and to the praise of his holy name.

Secondly, it was ordained in order that the natural instincts and affections implanted by God should be hallowed and directed aright, that those who are called of God to this holy estate should continue therein in pureness of living.

Thirdly, it was ordained for the mutual society help and comfort that the one ought to have for the other, both in prosperity and adversity, into which holy estate these two persons present come now to be joined.

James Middleton, Catherine Middleton’s brother: Reads Romans 12:1-2, 9-18

DR. RICHARD CHARTRES, LORD BISHOP OF LONDON: Be who God meant you to be, and you will set the world on fire. So said Saint Catherine of Siena whose festival day it is today. Marriage is intended to be a way in which man and woman help each other to become what God meant each one to be: their deepest and their truest selves.

Many people are fearful at the prospects for our world, but the message of the celebrations in this country and far beyond its shores is the right one. This is a joyful day. It is good that people in every continent are able to share in these celebrations. Because this is, as every wedding day should be, a day of hope.

Link here to view the entire transcript.

Thankfully,
Ron Prentice

3 Spring Opportunities For Truth Project Training in PA

March 9, 2011

We’re hearing from people all over Pennsylvania praising God for how The Truth Project has been a means to effectively share biblical principles with others – and to ultimately help transform our society.

3 Training Sites in Pennsylvania This Spring!

From inspiring changes in how to run their business to high school students hearing its biblical truths and coming to a saving faith in Christ, The Truth Project is helping to build up the body of believers in our local communities.

Pennsylvania Family Institute is continuing to help others in their Truth Project experience by training leaders through our half-day seminars.

If you’ve never had the opportunity to go through a Truth Project study, or if you’ve been through the series and would like to attend a training event, we hope you consider attending one of our three seminars this Spring:

Western PA: Saturday April 9th
Community Alliance Church
Butler

Central PA: Saturday May 14th
Greenview Alliance Church
Montoursville

Eastern PA: Saturday May 21st
Berean Bible Fellowship Church
Stroudsburg

Each Saturday training starts at 8:30 am and goes until 12:45 pm. The cost is $99 for an individual or married couple and includes one set of the 8-disc DVD curriculum.

Also, we encourage you to contact our office to find out about special discounts on registration, such as

  • Student Rate: $50
  • Group Rate: For every 4 DVD registrations, the 5th registration is complimentary.

To register, you can sign-up at our website or call our office at 1-800-597-9605. To register using any discounted rate or if you’d like to join us but already have a DVD set, please call our office to sign-up.

For more about our upcoming Truth Project Training Seminars, please visit http://www.pafamily.org/truthproject.php

Here’s a sample of one of the many “Man on the Street” videos used in the Truth Project asking the question, “What is Family?”

Thanksgiving 25 years ago…

November 19, 2010

I’m belatedly reading Paul Kengor’s great book “The Crusader” on President Reagan’s efforts to bring down communism. This Thanksgiving message from President Reagan in 1985 reminds us to continue to fight for liberty, and makes me wonder what we’ve already lost in the quarter-century since he spoke the words in this video. http://bit.ly/4QMpRe

Taxpayer Funded Abortions in Pennsylvania

July 14, 2010

Headline: Obama Administration sending $160 million to PA for healthcare coverage that includes abortion. What do Sen. Casey and other “pro-life” Democrat members of Congress who voted for Obamacare say now? http://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/69384

The Truth Project in Manheim

May 24, 2010

More than 130 attended our Truth Project leader training seminar Saturday in Manheim, including some from New York state and Delaware. We’re approaching nearly 1,000 leaders trained here in Pennsylvania; I can’t wait to see the transformation that will take place over the next few months and years. Next stop: State College Alliance Church, Saturday, June 12. Register online here, or call us at 1-800-597-9605.

George Washington’s Sacred Fire

May 20, 2010

I’m excited to hear that the great book George Washington’s Sacred Fire by our good friend Dr. Peter Lillback, is number one on Amazon! Dr. Lillback is president of Westminster Seminary, former senior pastor of Proclamation Presbyterian Church in Bryn Mawr, and with his Providence Forum, a strong ally of the Pennsylvania Family Institute.

Read more about the book, and how it hit number one, on this post by Justin Taylor at the “Between Two Worlds” blog.

It’s getting dangerous out there…

May 4, 2010

… says Dr. Albert Mohler, president of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, and he’s not talking about oil slicks or car bombs. In his blog post, he looks at the case of a preacher arrested for talking about sin. Read more about it here.

Join Hundreds of Thousands in The Truth Project

April 5, 2010

Currently, our Spring Training Seminars in Pennsylvania for The Truth Project have people signed-up from 7 different states: New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Delaware, Ohio, Maryland and, of course, PA!

The constant theme I hear from those beginning this study is that there is no better time for a project such as The Truth Project. “For such a time as this” is what numerous pastors have said to me as they see the glaring need for Truth to be proclaimed to the body of believers. 

If you have yet to begin your Truth Project experience, let me encourage you to join the hundreds of thousands who have!

Our 4-hour Training Seminars introduce you to The Truth Project. It will assist you in preparing to lead a “tour” through this study and is where you receive your copy of the DVD set.

Seminar Locations in Pennsylvania:
Western PA: Stoneboro (April 17), Wexford (May 8 )
Central PA: State College (June 12)
Eastern PA: Reading (April 10), Manheim (May 22)

For more information about these Training Seminars or if you wish to sign up for one, click here or call us at 717-545-0600.

If you have already been through The Truth Project study, we hope your experience has strengthened your walk with Christ.  In an effort to let other Christians know about this potential life-changing experience, we certainly would appreciate your help in letting others know about it. Click here for a list of ways to help us get your community aware of The Truth Project.

Help Your Kids in their Faith Without Being Cheesy

March 31, 2010

Here’s a powerful endorsement of the TrueU series and its impact with young adults and their walk with Christ: 

“I’ve spent over 17 years working with students.  One of the toughest challenges is finding good curricula.  Most of the stuff out there was either too lame and cheesy or too shallow–nothing you could use with students without reservation.  TrueU has finally solved the problem.  Their DVD curriculum is deep, equipping students with a sophisticated but accessible defense of the faith.  But it’s also pretty cool, produced in a way that won’t have you thinking, “There’s another tacky Christian product.” Seriously, this video curriculum needs to be shown in Christian homes, youth groups, and schools across the nation, if we’re going to adequately train up a new generation of Christ followers.”

That’s the opinion of Brett Kunkle, Student Impact Director for Stand To Reason. Brett has been one of our main speakers for our City on the Hill Youth Leadership Conferences each of the past two years.

How do you keep your child from being “vulnerable” when they go to college?

TrueU: Does God Exist is a DVD series from the creators of The Truth Project. The host, Dr. Stephen Meyer, plays a “philosophical survival game” pitting four worldviews against one another in the quest to decide which one gives the best answers.

TrueU examines the existing evidence surrounding Christianity and provides the tools your kids need to defend their faith and make it their own.

There is no training event necessary to receive the TrueU DVD set- you can simply purchase the DVD through our office.

The suggested donation of this 10-Lesson DVD set with a 64-page discussion booklet is $39.99. To order, call 717-545-0600 or email Dan at dbart@pafamily.org.

A bonus extra on the DVD is the 45-minute film entitled The Toughest Test in College: Why Students are failing to keep their faith on campus. This shares stories of students who were tested by their peers and professors and stood in opposition to false worldviews. It’s the reason TrueU is so critical for our next generation to be equipped with.

The primary target audience for TrueU is students ages 15-22 — i.e., high school students who are preparing to go to college and undergraduate students who have already begun to experience an onslaught of challenges both in and out of the classroom.

Any adult can also find the teaching very valuable. TrueU is a great resource for youth groups, Sunday School classes, home-based small groups, homeschools, and any individual who want to strengthen their faith.


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