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leftytheclown
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Has anyone developed effects to highlight Biblical Answers to the four philosophical questions (Apologetics Concept) stated by Ravi Zacharias?
How did we get here? (Creation)
Why are we here? (Meaning of Life)
Are there morals and truth? (How should we live?)
What happens when we die? (Do we have an immortal soul?)
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You'd probably have to combine a series of Gospel magic tricks to even come close as "illustrations" as springboards/discussion points for these very weighty questions. The closest I can think of is the entire second half of the Andre' Kole illusion program that I saw him perform on the campus of Western Michigan University.
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A terrific new simple book (just came out this week) which attempts to address some of these same issues above is Skye Jethani's "What's Wrong With Religion". Skye was interviewed yesterday on WMBI radio in Chicago, probably can hear it again on the Karl and June facebook page. See www.WhatsWrongWithReligion.com for book ordering information. Skye's web site is www.SkyeJethani.com He also has a daily devotional through www.WithGodDaily.com

Someday, I hope to construct something like a 45 minute program that is Gospel magic only- may be would be based on a fast birds eye view/summary of the main themes of the Old and New Testament with a clear "What is the Gospel then?" presentation at the end.

Or, an entire Gospel magic program going loosely through the chapters of a terrific book such as "What's Wrong With Religion"... Who knows, Skye's the limit Smile Could perhaps be designed for an audience of all age groups with the book being made available at the end.

At the very end of one of Skye's recent podcasts with Veggie Tails creator Phil Vischer where Skye discusses this book, there are directions given how to download the first two chapters of "What's Wrong With Religion" for free. I did exactly that- and the first two chapters are terrific. Good material for a non-believer for sure to think about for sure. Simple stuff yet still beneficially clear.
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Arthur Glenn Babbs is Arturo's real name. A fantastic magician and maker of many Abbott's products for years (many are now collectibles). Many of his creations are still sold on the Abbott's Magic web site and are from Arturo's original designs.

Mak Magic last time I checked was making "Turkish Turmoil" - not sure if they still do or not. The downside of the trick is it had on its face a man with a huge turban on his head- I could not really figure out how to use it for Gospel magic (or explain even why this guy is pictured on the outside of the can for any reason). So I sold it.

Arturo is buried in Lakeside Cemetary in Colon, Michigan- the final resting place of more magicians than any other place in world.
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