“Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.”John 8:32
May the plethora of links allow you to easily and quickly seek out evidence for yourself and others that God has revealed Himself through the wonders of His Creation, through His inspired Word, and through the lives of transformed people.
“What no eye has seen,1 Corinthians 2:9-10
what no ear has heard,
and what no human mind has conceived—
the things God has prepared for those who love Him—
these are the things God has revealed to us by His Spirit.”
“Jesus said, ‘But blessed are your eyes, for they see, and your ears, for they hear’.”Matthew 13:16
Page heading links:
“Jesus appeals to the soul as light appeals to the eye, as truth fits the conscience, as beauty speaks to the aesthetic nature. For Christ and the soul are made for one another…”E. Stanley Jones, Missionary & Evangelist
“Rise Up” 2020 Online Kidmin MegaCon – online FREE 9-day, “immersive online experience”; (site founder took part in this children’s ministry conference last year – get ideas, be encouraged & better equipped, and connect with others serving similarly with no travel costs); can attend all or part; April 20 -28, 2020.
“Rise Up – 2020 Kidmin MegaCon” children’s ministry conference in Nashville, TN; Oct 6-8, 2020.
I’ve been reading through the Bible every year for some time now (the last 8 years chronologically), and last year decided to join “Read Scripture”, a reading plan with accompanying links to related free video commentary from “The Bible Project” (see above 3-min video overview). It was so helpful that I’m doing it again this year and would highly recommend it to anyone else seeking to understand God’s Word.
CORONA VIRUS (COVID 19) RESOURCE LINKS:
“4 Things God Is Telling Us Through the Coronavirus” – article from Mark Ballenger, founder of “Apply God’s Word”; or watch 8-min video of content above.
“Illustra Media” – great opportunity to view at no charge high-quality videos with amazing photography (site founder owns most of them); “For the next 60 days, we will make streaming of our full length documentaries available free of charge free streaming of videos for 60 days”; “Metamorphosis”, “Flight: The Genius of Birds“, “Living Waters”, “Unlocking the Mystery of Life”, “The Privileged Planet”, “The Case for Christ”, “Darwin’s Dilemma: The Mystery of the Cambrian Fossil Record”, “King of Creation”, “The Case for a Creator”, “The Call of the Cosmos”, “Origin”, “Prophecies of the Passion: An Exploration of Messianic Prophecy”.
“The Quarantined Family live streaming event” was Monday, March 23, 2020; over 24,000 people took part!; not sure if free resources from multiple ministry partners are still available, but you can check: by “Parentzmatter”; founded by Ryan Frank (also founder of “KidzMatter”, “Kidmin Search”, “Love Kidmin”, “Kidmin Nation”, “Kidmin Nation Mega-Con”, “Kidmin Academy”).
LINKS ADDED RECENTLY (older ones available on original topic page)
“Is Jesus Worth It? How to keep your faith in an uncertain world – by Sean McDowell for “Cru”; [on Spiritual growth page under Bible].
“All About Following Jesus” – “Following Jesus is a day-by-day journey, which includes relying on Him to lead the way”; offers articles and videos to “discover helpful guidance from God’s Word and practical instruction for following Jesus every day of your life. Jesus said, ‘If anyone would come after me, he must deny himself and take up his cross and follow Me’.” (Mark 8:34); offers apologetics, archaeology, Bible study, devotionals, & much more – all free; [Spiritual growth page under Bible].
“Let the Little Children Come” – collection of Bible verses for children with downloadable wallpapers” – can be viewed in 6 different translations and each comes with a mobile and desktop wallpaper”; also offers tracts for kids and resources for sharing the gospel.; [on Resources for parents and Homeschooling resources under Families].
“An open letter to Rhett McLaughlin and anyone else on the road to unbelief” – by Robert Carter of “Creation Ministries International” (CMI); on Outreach articles page under Outreach.
“The Critical Pre-Teen Years” – by Dale Hudson, founder of “Building Children’s Ministry”; [on Resources for parents page under Families page and on Preteen leader resources & Church resources pages under Leaders].
“Root Bible Academy” – “non-profit with the goal of equipping families to grow together spiritually”; offers “tools to empower parents, not replace them (You are the spiritual leader of your home, not us Root will equip you to be that, and do it well.); helping kids find God and fall in love with Him (through fun weekly learning and tools to apply what they learn, your kids will grow spiritually); online courses (mini courses free); Kate Richter is founder & homeschooling convention speaker; also offers Facebook page & YouTube channel; [on Resources for parents & Homeschooling resources pages under Families].
“Teach Them Diligently” – “Every family is called to Teach Them Diligently, Deut. 6:7”; offers homeschooling conventions across the U.S., homeschooling resources, and “TTD365” (Teach Them Diligently 365″, an online homeschool resources community that contains more than 1,900 audio recordings of workshops from Teach Them Diligently events, plus exclusive weekly video “mini-workshops,” webcasts, and courses that provide action-oriented direction for every issue a homeschooling family might face. Strengthen your family through Biblical homeschooling 365 days a year!”; [on Homeschooling resources page under Families].
“St. Patrick’s Day Commemorates a Christian Missionary” – article and resources for teaching the true story of St. Patrick; by Eric Buehrer, founder & president of “Gateways to Better Education”; [on Kidmin resources page under Leaders].
Added new page: Resources for teens; [under Leaders].
“My Same-Sex Attraction Has an Answer: But it’s the answer God gives all of us” – by Rachel Gilson for “Christianity Today”; [on Hope & Healing page (Sexuality) under Outreach].
“Resilient Disciples” – equipping kids with the tools to stand firm in their faith; “Belong – highly relational environment; Believe – deeply biblical ministry; Becoming – outward expressions of faith”; “Resilient is an invitation to join the most important conversation in the church and radically reconsider our approach to children’s ministry”; offers book, “Resilient: Child Discipleship and the Fearless Future of the Church” by Valerie Bell, CEO of “AWANA”, and Matt Markins, Chief Strategy Officer of “AWANA”; [on Biblical worldview page under Bible and Church resources page under Leaders].
“C.S.I. Jerusalem“ 4-wk Easter curriculum kit – by “River’s Edge Curriculum”; “through fun, hands-on forensics science activities, explore the events surrounding Jesus’ death and resurrection. Investigate the lives of those who knew him well and their reactions to the events”; also available through “Kidology”; [on Kidmin resources page under Leaders].
“Benjamin’s Box: The Story of the Resurrection Eggs” by Melody Carlson and Jack Stockman; [on Kidmin resources page under Leaders].
“The Berenstain Bears and the Easter Story: Stickers Included!” – by Mike Berenstain; [on Kidmin resources page under Leaders].
“Easter Games and Activities” – by “Bible Games Central”; offers “10 Fun and Creative Easter Egg Hunt Ideas”, “Easter Minute To Win It Games”, “Easter Games and Activities for Kids”, “Adult Easter Egg Hunts”, “Resurrection Eggs”, “Easter Word Search”, “Easter Scavenger Hunts or Easter Treasure Hunt”, “Easter Bingo”, etc.; [on Kidmin resources page under Leaders].
“A Devastating Report on Christian Education” – by Mike Riddle, founder of “Creation Training Inititative” (CTI); with excerpts from “You Lost Me: Why Young Christians Are Leaving the Church… And Rethinking the Faith” by David Kinnaman, President of “Barna Group”; [on Church resources page under Leaders, Resources for parents page under Families, and Biblical worldview page under Bible].
“Everything Fossil” – family dinosaur digs in South Dakota; “Do your kids love dinosaurs? Did you ever dream of what it would be like to be a paleontologist, digging up real dinosaur bones? Now you and your family can make that dream a reality on your next summer vacation! Create once-in-a-lifetime memories digging up real dinosaur bones as you connect with your family in God’s beautiful creation!”; also a source to purchase fossils, fossil replicas, etc.; [on Preteen leader resources page under Leaders and Creation events page under Creation].
“Sharp Institute for Biblical Worldview Studies”, a division of “Creation Truth Foundation, Inc.” founded by Christian educator, businessman, & author, G. Thomas Sharp; “primary purpose is to create a forum by which traditional Biblical Worldview can be understood and established, beginning in Genesis, particularly the first twelve chapters. The foundation for every Christian doctrine can be traced to an event recorded and preserved in these writings of Moses, and without an understanding of these foundations, man is left to his own devises as to his origin, purpose, identity and destiny”; [on Biblical worldview page under Bible].
“Creation Truth Foundation, Inc.” – “Training Disciples to Trust the Bible’s History for its Accuracy, so They will Trust its Promise for Their Destiny”; founded by Christian educator, businessman, & author, G. Thomas Sharp; also offers the “Sharp Institute for Biblical Worldview Studies”; [on Creation websites page under Creation].
“See Why the Belief that Everything Evolves is Disastrous” – by Mark Cadwallader, of “Creation Moments”; [on Creation articles page under Creation].
“Where’s God in a World with So Much Death and Suffering?” – by Ken Ham, of “Answers in Genesis”; [on Hope & Healing page under Outreach].
“Operation Underground Railroad” (O.U.R.) intro video clip – “non-profit organization that exists to rescue children from sex trafficking; O.U.R.’s Ops Team consists of former CIA, past and current law enforcement, and highly skilled operatives that lead coordinated identification and extraction efforts. These operations are always in conjunction with law enforcement throughout the world. Once victims are rescued, a comprehensive process involving justice for the perpetrators and recovery and rehabilitation for the survivors begins.”; founded by Tim Ballard (can hear more about Tim and O.U.R. work on a 38-min episode of “The Candace Owen’s Show” sponsored by “Prager University”; [on Outreach websites page under Outreach].
“Most Christian Parents Choose Church Based on Children’s Programs, Barna Finds” – by Michael Foust for “Christian Headlines”; [on Kidmin resources and Church resources pages under Leaders].
Changed Family camps page to Camps & Internships page under Families.
“Family Bible Films” – member site that offers “groundbreaking series of videos covering the major stories of the Bible; each film from Family Bible Films is supplemented with a complete lineup of educational resources that reinforce the subject material of the DVD, and are the perfect resource for home-based or home-school Bible lessons”; [on Websites for parents page and Homeschooling resources page under Families].
“Creation scientists and other specialists of interest” – this long list of scientists in present day and throughout history who believe(d) in God as Creator may surprise those who thought that people had to decide between science and the Bible; by “Creation Ministries International” (CMI); [on Creation articles page under Creation].
“Medieval artists saw extinct reptiles: more evidence” – by Brian Thomas for “Creation Ministries International” (CMI); [on Creation articles page under Creation].
“I Was a Theological Drifter, Then a Reform Jew, Then an Orthodox Jew, Then…How I finally crossed the road to Christ” – by Dikkon Eberhart for “Christianity Today” (CT); [on Outreach articles page under Outreach].
“Soccer Champ Baptized by Christian Teammate: Liverpool FC player Roberto Firmino says his biggest title is now the love of Christ” – by Daniel Silliman for “Christianity Today”; [on Outreach articles page under Outreach].
“Alpha Omega Institute” (AOI) “Creation Training Institute” – promo for 1-year program in Colorado “designed to fortify students [after high school or college/young adults] with a creation-based Biblical worldview with an emphasis on applied apologetics and personal discipleship“; [on Apologetics training page under Apologetics].
“Body Codes: Throne Room Walking” – trailer for 30-minute DVD with E.R. physician, Dr. Chuck Thurston, founder of “Science and Wonders”, as part of “Wonders Without Number” DVD series with David Rives, founder of “David Rives Ministries”; this DVD is part of a DVD trilogy including this title, “Holy Bones – The Human Skeletal System” , and “Prophetic Patterns in the Tabernacle”; [on Creation videos page under Creation].
“Raising Boys by Design: What the Bible and Brain Science Reveal About What Your Son Needs to Thrive” – by: Dr. Gregory L. Jantz, founder of “The Center A Place of HOPE: Changing Lives for Good”, and Dr. Michael Gurian, gender expert & founder of “The Gurian Institute”; [on Resources for parents page under Families].
“FIRE” – mission is to defend and sustain the individual rights of students and faculty members at America’s colleges and universities. These rights include freedom of speech, freedom of association, due process, legal equality, religious liberty, and sanctity of conscience – the essential qualities of liberty; offers guide for student’s rights on campus, faculty rights & resources, 1st Amendment Library, speakers, research, high school resources, & much more; [on Websites for parents under Families].
“Bible Discovery TV”– sample episode from Genesis 1-2; sign up to go through your Bible in one year with half-hour “Daily Show” video commentary on that day’s passage; offers print “Bible Discovery Guides” for each month; resources are by donation only; family international ministry of Pastor Rod Hembree includes historical and apologetic context in discussion; also offers digital downloads and DVDs; has YouTube channel and Facebook page.; [on Bible commentary videos page under Bible].
“10 Bible Verses to Inspire Godly Courage When Fear Attacks” – In “Find Answers” by “Biblica” staff; [on Hope & healing page under Outreach].
“How Should the Bible Impact Our Thinking and Actions?” – in “Find Answers” by Durwood Snead for “Biblica”; [on Spiritual growth page under Bible].
“7 MORE Ways to Encourage Your Child to Engage with God’s Word” – In “Find Answers” by “Biblica” Staff; [on Biblical worldview page under Bible].
“Trailblazers” series; image of Michael Faraday (considered “world’s greatest experimental physicist”) book by Derick Bingham, one of series offering preteens 30 different books of heroes of the Christian faith throughout history; various authors; [on Resources for preteens page under Leaders and on Judeo-Christian history books page under History].
“Evidence That Demands a Verdict: Life-Changing Truth for a Skeptical World” – by: Josh McDowell, Sean McDowell;[on Apologetics books page under Apologetics].
“Spectacularly-Preserved Fossil Shrimp Look Modern” – by Jerry Bergman, PhD for “Creation Evolution Headlines” (CEH); [on Creation articles page under Creation].
“Breakpoint” – “equips Christians to live out their faith with clarity, confidence, and courage in this cultural moment”; offers 60-second radio spots, podcasts, online courses, events, articles; founded by Chuck Colson (also founder of “Prison Fellowship”); also offers “Colson Fellows Program”; [on Biblical worldview page under Bible].
“What Would You Say?” – short videos to help Christians engage with others who disagree about issues of faith; by “The Colson Center” (site moving to “Breakpoint”); [sample video can be seen on Outreach video page under Outreach and Apologetics video page under Apologetics; website also on Outreach websites page under Outreach].
“Project Creation” – “an educational and resource ministry to help Christians educate and empower themselves to oppose the humanist/evolutionist establishment and philosophy”; “Creation Station“ quarterly newsletters & archive; dinosaurs & people articles; “Kid Zone” articles; [on Creation websites page under Creation].
“Help the Children” – “has become a respected child hunger solution dedicated to provide food, supplies, clothing and hope!”; global reach; history of organization (I knew Roger and after his brave battle with cancer ended, HTC carries on with its big vision with Roxana’s capable leadership; I used to schedule family serve days at their Montebello location to help pack boxes of food); ministry news; 98% of funds received go directly to helping those in need; [on Outreach websites page under Outreach].
“North American Mission Board” (NAMB) through “Southern Baptist Disaster Relief” (third largest relief agency responding to U.S. disasters) – “from initial damage assessment to welcoming residents back into their homes, Disaster Relief volunteers are the first on the scene and the last to leave”; have offered practical and spiritual help for 50 years; “send kitchen, shower and laundry units to disaster sites, along with the hundreds of volunteers required to operate them”; “Send Relief”, the compassion ministry arm of NAMB, maintains a fully stocked warehouse in KY, “primed and ready to send food and supplies when the need arises” (“water, prepackaged food, rolled roofing, chainsaws, generators and just about anything else a storm response calls for”); I got to experience their food truck and shower units firsthand during a kids’ camp in Southern California – incredibly efficient and great food!; [on Outreach websites page under Outreach].
“Back2Back Ministries” – exists “to love and care for orphaned and vulnerable children, by meeting their spiritual, physical, educational, emotional and social needs that they might overcome their life circumstances and break free from the cycle of generational poverty”; serving in Mexico, Nigeria, & India; offers child sponsorships, mission trips, & more; [on Outreach websites page under Outreach].
“Air One” radio station – “mission is to create compelling media that inspires and encourages you to have a meaningful relationship with Christ”; offers listener rated music, live streaming, news, stations, contests, events, verse of the day, prayer request submission, articles, “59 Seconds of Hope”, & more; [on Media resources page under Families].
“Giving Kids a Heart of Compassion in a Me-Focused World: Let’s intentionally raise kids who are compassionate, others-centered, and mission-minded” – by Beth Guckenberger for “Ministry Spark”; [on Outreach articles page under Outreach].