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The Mountain and the Word

The Mountain and the Word

I love the whole idea of live, interactive talk radio. I actually used to do a regular monthly TV show on Revelation TV back in the UK, which actually worked like a talk radio show, in that I used to take live questions on air. Since moving to the United States, I have seen that live talk radio is used successfully by a large number of ministries. It enhances their reach, and enables them to teach biblical truths effectively and immediately.

The Mountain and the Word
The Mountain and the Word

Many live “radio” shows today are not broadcast on traditional FM and AM bands. The internet is becoming the broadcast medium of choice. For that reason, as well as for reasons of economy, I will be using the internet for broadcast purposes.

The show that I am about to launch is called The Mountain and The Word, and is the radio ministry of the Mount St Helens Creation Center. I have already done 4 test episodes. The first two were short and now deleted, but numbers 3 and 4 were to check that I could just keep talking by myself into the microphone for 30 minutes. I succeeded in doing that!

The next step is to make some preliminary broadcasts which will not be advertised, except to Facebook contacts. I will be giving my Facebook supporters notice of the broadcast times, and opening up the chat room for them to join in the program. These will be fairly unorganized, rambling affairs in the early days. But I am going to try 3 or 4 f these shows, before having a public launch for the show.

I am using the Blog Talk Radio platform for the TMATW shows. Although not ideal, it is cheap! In fact, in the early days, I will be using their free service, with 30 minute off-peak episodes, in which I have to host the show from my cellphone. The next step up is to have a 2 hour maximum show, that I can host more easily by direct input through the computer, But this first Premium level costs $39 a month, and our tiny ministry cannot afford that. So, if you are interested, I would like to seek 2, 3 or 4 sponsors for the show. Can you or your organisation sponsor this show by $10 or $20 per month for a minimum of 12 months? If so, please be in contact with me through this website, and I will mention the sponsors names and, if applicable, their websites or other details. I envisage maybe one big sponsor at $20 per month, and 2 smaller ones at $10 each per month, making a total of $40 per month, which will cover the Blog Talk Radio fees. As I said, if you are interested, get in touch.

Then – please keep an eye on our Facebook page, so that you know when the first preliminary broadcast will be taking place.

Family Fun Days

The countdown has begun for our first Family Fun Days at the 7 Wonders Museum, to be held at the Thanksgiving weekend.

The Creation Center will be closed on Thanksgiving Day, but we will open again on Friday 28th November 2014 at 9:00 am. There will be a welcome from Director Paul Taylor at 10:00 am, followed by special activities, crafts, scavenger hunt, geocache and much more. Download our publicity leaflet here.

And Now on Pinterest

Social Media

I got accounts with all the social media pretty quickly, but I forgot Pinterest. I am really sorry. It is probably because I am a man… Statistics show that only 5% of men over 30 use Pinterest, but among women over 30 a massive 25% use the service, making it the second most popular social media application among women, after Facebook.

So, I have made a start with some suitable boards – Around the Center, and Products. But one set of products – our Ashware – needs a board all of its own; so watch this space!

Well, here are the details for connecting with us on Pinterest.

Question Time

Q & A
What shall we call it?

We are about to launch an important question section to this website. The Q&A section – which will work a bit like Quora or Stackoverflow – will give you the opportunity to ask questions for Paul, or someone else, to answer.

For example, if you are the parent of a public school student, and he comes home from High School with a difficult to answer piece of evolutionary propaganda, then this is the place to ask the question!

What should we call this section? Q&A is far too boring a title. Send answers through our Contact US section, or just add a comment to this post.

Black Friday Fun Day

Black Friday
Black Friday at the MSH Creation Center

Black Friday will be a fun-filled day at the Mount St Helens Creation Information Center. There will be lots of great activities for all ages, as well as presentations from International Creation Speaker Paul Taylor. The day will also be an opportunity to get some bargain Creation resources, as we need to rationalize some of our stock. And, if that were not enough, we will do it all again the day after on the Saturday!!

Mark these days in your calendar and make the weekend after Thanksgiving a blessed one to remember.

Black Friday Notice

(The morning program will be repeated in the afternoon, so the whole program will run 4 times)
(Also look on our website for super special offers on Cyber Monday December 1st 2014)

The Mount St Helens Creation Information Center will be closed on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday November 27th 2014 and Sunday November 30th 2014.

Cross Encounters Radio

Paul Taylor

Chris Hohnholz (standing in for Tony Miano) will be interviewing me for Cross Encounters Radio on Saturday October 18th 2014 at 4pm (Pacific Time). That's 5pm (Mountain), 6pm (Central) and 7pm (Eastern) – or midnight (UK time)

If you can't make the show at that time, it will be recorded, and podcasted (details at the link above), but, obviously, you won't get the live interaction.

Cross Encounters Radio

Cross Encounters Radio is a live internet radio program. I love live shows – with the ability to respond instantly to callers' questions. I also believe that the internet is the future of audio programming, that we still like to call “radio”.

Cross Encounters uses the services of Blog Talk Radio, which is one of the least expensive methods of running live shows. I mention this, because I would very much like to be running a show myself, here from the Mount St Helens Creation Information Center, as a weekly one-hour show. However, it is not free – it costs at least $39 per month for the really basic tools (there is a free service, but it is very restricted). If there is any church or organization that would like to commit to sponsoring all or part of this $39 a month, for a minimum of a 12-month period, I would love to hear from you. My thought is to get 3 sponsors – a main sponsor at $19 a month, and 2 others at $10 a month. Please use the Contact Page if you would like to consider this. Additionally, someone might feel able to help as call-screener.  Again, if you can do this, let me know (we can work out the show time between us).

 

Webinar with Andy McIntosh

Andy McIntosh
Andy McIntosh is one of the world's leading scientists.

What a good idea this is! My good friend Andy McIntosh is giving a webinar on Science, Mathematics and Beauty on Monday October 13th 2014. You need to register for this important event.

Andy is one of the UK's top scientists. He is Professor of Thermodynamics at the University of Leeds. He is also a Christian and a biblical creationist. He speaks frequently all over the world.

The 90 minute webinar will begin at:

6pm (UK time) – which is:

12 pm (Eastern), 11 am (Central), 10 am (Mountain) and 9 am (Pacific)

Get registering today for this important and exciting event.