We’ve Moved!

Find us at our new home at ABitOfOrange.com! Same Biblical worldview, great new flavor!

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I want to thank of my regular readers and subscribers for the years you’ve followed me here, and I warmly invite you to continue the journey over at the new web site.

I’ll be making lots of new content, and in addition to regular articles, we’re switching our focus to short, educational videos hosted on our youtube channel. We’ll be making big theological issues easy and fun by stealing from the great minds of the past, including but not limited to C.S. Lewis, G.K. Chesterton, the Marx Brothers, Abbot and Costello, Monty Python’s Flying Circus and the Muppet Show.

I’m also going to be taking the show on the road as a traveling speaker/teacher, so if you want to invite me to your to your church, school, small group, pizza party, or chili cook off, just send an email to:
CreationSoapBox@gmail.com

A list of the presentations I am prepared to deliver is on the new website. Check it out.

What’s with the name?
The phrase “A Bit of Orange” originates in the writings of C.S. Lewis (See below). In this opening section of Mere Christianity, C.S. Lewis is arguing for the universal knowledge that objective morality is real, thereby make a case for the fact that we all know God is real. To prove that we all know this, he doesn’t dig through history into the philosophers of the past, nor scale the ivory towers of academia to quote the scholars of his own day. He shows us some ordinary people talking about something as ordinary as a bit of orange, and from there be builds his case.

This is the philosophy of A Bit of Orange: The average person doesn’t need a PhD in biochemistry, genetics, or Quantum Mechanics in order to understand why they can trust the Bible. If you can understand a rubber duck, or a toaster, or a bit of orange, you can be very confident that the Word of God is true, the Gospel is certain, and Jesus is Lord. We thank God for the men and women who do search the deep history of the church or scale the towers of academia in order to defend the Bible, but we find that most people, at least at the very start, just need a bit of orange.

The following is from Mere Christianity, By C.S. Lewis

The Law of Human Nature

EVERY ONE HAS HEARD people quarreling. Sometimes it sounds funny and sometimes it sounds merely unpleasant; but however it sounds, I believe we can learn something very important from listening to the kinds of things they say. They say things like this: “How’d you like it if anyone did the same to you?”–‘That’s my seat, I was there first”–“Leave him alone, he isn’t doing you any harm”–“Why should you shove in first?”–“Give me a bit of your orange, I gave you a bit of mine”–“Come on, you promised.” People say things like that every day, educated people as well as uneducated, and children as well as grown-ups.

Now what interests me about all these remarks is that the man who makes them is not merely saying that the other man’s behavior does not happen to please him. He is appealing to some kind of standard of behavior which he expects the other man to know about…

Read/Listen to Mere Christianity Here.

Learn more about the book and the author here.

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RAF News for Feb 2016

We’re starting off the year strong here at RAF Ministries by creating new video content for YouTube, and offering our services to the local community. On YouTube we have videos every Wednesday summing up the science in the previous Thursday blog post over at Creation Soapbox. The soapbox is in the middle of a long series where in we first give the world its first clear and useful definition of “Darwinian Evolution” and then, using that definition, show how it never happens.

Our YouTube channel is also hosting Monday videos which are recommendations- books, authors, videos, burrito restaurants- whatever is awesome and should be shared. Philippians 4:8 says,

Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things.

So I figured it would be a good idea to share awesome things with people! If you know something awesome everyone should know, share it with me and I’ll add it to the list!

Finally, Saturdays are devoted to the Rent-A-Friend show, where in I answer fan mail, and where I have begun a series of videos walking my friends through the metaphysical map. I’m making philosophies, worldviews and religions as easy as pie! Or in some cases, easy as Pi.

So check those out at the links below, and thanks for letting me be your Rent-A-Friend.

RENT-A-FRIEND Ministries on YouTube

https://creationsoapbox.wordpress.com/

https://rentafriend2000.wordpress.com/

Welcome to Rent-A-Friend Ministries!

We’re hard at work putting together apologetics presentations fit for your school, church, pool party or chili cook-off. We’ve been working hard on our Main Ministry Web site, and we have an easy way for you to join our Ministry Support Team.

This is our news page, where we will be keeping track of all of the goings ons. You can either check back here regularly, or you can click the FOLLOW button over on your right under “Follow Blog Via Email.”

We’re sure God has some wild plans for us, and we’re going to let you know everything that happens. Pray for us, and thanks for letting me be your Rent-A-Friend!