Dr. Don Bierle
Dr. Don Bierle, president of FaithSearch International and author of the best-selling book Surprised by Faith, appeared on Faith Radio on March 25. He was interviewed by Neil Stavem for the program “Connecting Faith.”
You can listen online to hear him discuss the death and resurrection of Jesus, the importance of the Easter events, their implications for our lives, and the evidence which convinced him to make a personal profession of faith in Jesus.
Teacher’s Conference in Petrozavodsk
It was nice to see the impressive progress we as a ministry have made since FaithSearch Discovery was first brought to Russia in 2007. Back then we had to look for churches and Bible schools to give us a chance of introducing our materials to their audiences. This time around, we were invited to the city-wide Teachers’ Conference set up by the Christian Center in Petrozavodsk–to uphold their status in the eyes of the local government. FaithSearch today has a reputation as an academically solid and widely accepted teaching ministry with excellent credentials! The invitation is now extended to do a similar teachers’ training for the whole republic of Karelia! (more…)
Moscow, Omsk, Samara, Tolyatti,
Syzran, Tula, St. Petersburg
At the dormitory in Moscow, catching up between presentations
This last trip was a record low–financially–thanks to the Russian public school textbook publisher covering some of the travel and lodging costs. I also planned it a bit differently this time: staying in Moscow most of the time and making quick round-trip dashes East (Omsk, Siberia); South (Samara, Tolyatti, Syzran, Tula); and North (St. Petersburg). It was less tiring that way and comforting to know there was always a “home-sweet-home” waiting for you: a quad-occupancy dormitory room with bunk beds and shower just down the hallway. Finding an exact balance among being stressed by travel, new surroundings, time zone changes, irregular meals, and sleep depravation/interruption is a key! (more…)
Saturday, April 27, 2013
9301 Eden Prairie Road, Eden Prairie, MN
Ephesians 6:17 says, “Take …the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.”
God has provided everything we need to “stand firm,” both in spiritual warfare and in our mission to “Proclaim the Gospel with Evidence to All Peoples Everywhere.” God is using FaithSearch International around the globe to help people “give the reason for the hope that [they] have” (1 Peter 3:15). By providing logical, scientific, and historic evidence for the veracity and integrity of the New Testament, we encourage and enable people to rely effectively on and handle accurately the Word of truth (2 Timothy 2:15). (more…)
Surprised by Faith Covers Awaiting Bindery
The third edition of Dr. Don Bierle’s book Surprised by Faith has now been released. As the text for the FaithSearch Discovery event, it details the compelling case which convinced the author to embrace the Christian faith.
The edition includes updates to scientific and historical evidence, as well as new sections which enhance the book’s ability to clearly communicate with readers of all ages and educational backgrounds. New transitional material has been added to help build the logical progression toward recognition of the New Testament as the most attested, reliable, and accurate document from all of antiquity. It is, in fact, an eyewitness account of the life and ministry of Jesus, including His claim to be God incarnate, and the implications of these startling claims in the life of every individual. (more…)
Moscow, Kashira, Nizhniy Novgorod, St. Petersburg,
Cherepovets, Vologda, Archangel, and Severodvinsk
Three weeks on the road passed like one day! I definitely overbooked myself for this last trip–not even leaving time to keep up with my travel log. From experience, I almost expected that at least some of my events would be canceled. Not on this trip. Plus a few extra speaking opportunities were added which I didn’t want to miss. (more…)
March-April 2012 Trip:
Moscow, Ryazan, Voronezh, Kursk, St.Oskol,
Kharkov, Rostov-na-Donu, and Sochi
I cannot help but see a pattern here. Time and time again, teachers, students, young and old, make the same discovery–of Jesus Christ as their personal and real Lord and Savior! In a nation with long history and rich culture there is no lack of religious people who keep and follow the rites and traditions of their land without ever thinking of what they really mean. Read these responses, in their own words: (more…)
Thank you everyone for praying for my trip to Nepal. I arrived in Nepal safely, though there were protests and strikes were going on due to political instability.
The Lord gave me a wonderful time in doing FaithSearch Discovery presentations at a key church in central Kathmandu. There were around sixty key Nepali young leaders who represented nearly seventeen plus churches from various denominations throughout Nepal. (more…)
This September-October trip to Russia was full of surprises–both positive and …“different.” My flight from Minneapolis was delayed and consequently my luggage was lost (and later found) during the transfer in Paris. That, in turn, led to my missing the whole first day of ministry in Bashkortostan. On the next day, however, the local pastor was very pleasantly surprised by how many new people came to the FaithSearch Discovery event at his church. He later found out that many of them came from the church whose event I had to cancel the night before. Their interest in hearing and seeing the Gospel with Evidence was too great to wait for my next trip to that region of Russia! Wow! “When Jesus heard this, He was amazed. Turning to the crowd that was following him, He said, ‘I tell you, I haven’t seen faith like this in all Israel!’” (Lk 7:9). If even Jesus was amazed–imagine how much more was I! (more…)
June 2011 Ministry Trip to Honduras, Nicaragua, and Costa Rica
It is my joy to share with you a few insights into the progress of our ministry of proclaiming the Gospel with evidence to Spanish-speaking peoples everywhere. I have recently returned from a three-week overland journey through Central America and will soon be going to Peru for two weeks.
In Honduras—a country beset by poverty, drug addiction and violence—I had the joy of sharing the Gospel and the historicity of Christ in one of the largest public high schools (that’s right, “public high schools,” it’s not a typo) of Tegucigalpa, the capital city. Instituto Técnico de Honduras is a run-down campus in a broken down neighborhood where people go to trash dumpsters to forage for food and recyclables. Yet behind its yellow walls laid the most incredible treasure any country can boast of—many a young man and woman avid to learn a trade. What a joy it was seeing dozens of these kids making bold faith commitments to follow Christ! (more…)