Wednesday, March 23, 2022

Jesus' Family Tree

 According to “Every family has a story.” And they are in the business of helping you find your family’s story, one ancestor at a time.

Here’s my family’s story, one ancestor at a time. Dad and Mom’s wedding photo is in the middle. My siblings and I are above them. The houses we lived in flank us. Dad’s ancestors are to the left of their wedding photo and Mom’s to the right.

The list of Dad’s ancestors in his handwriting goes back to 1654. You can see that Dad was a cutie as a little boy. And one of the houses he lived in is next to him. His parents are below him. There’s a photo of his mother’s sod shanty next to her. And Dad’s grandparents are on the bottom row.

On the right is Mom as a child. She loved animals. Her folks are below her, and the vertical log farmhouse her father built is below them. (I inherited a plant stand he made.)

My family tree tells the story of humble, hard-working people.

What story does Jesus’ family tree tell?

Both Matthew and Luke contain his genealogies. But the names are different; they don’t line up. In fact, they contradict each other. Bible critics claim that the Bible cannot be trusted because of the genealogies. But a close examination of his family tree tells an astonishing story.

This eleven-minute presentation examines Jesus’ family tree.


Click here to read J Warner Wallace’s article “Ten Principles when Considering Alleged Bible Contradictions."

The presentation concludes with the last verse of the song “Light of the World.” Click here for the whole song.

Tuesday, March 22, 2022

Is Christmas a Pagan Holiday?

It’s an internet version of an inside joke. It’s shared by thousands of people. It grows, spreads until it becomes part of the culture, and then it dies. But some that should die, live on in Facebook. What is it? A meme.

According to the online Oxford Dictionary a meme is “an image, video, piece of text, etc., typically humorous in nature, that is copied and spread rapidly by internet users, often with slight variations.”

Memes frequently pop up on my Facebook news feed, some silly, some affirming, some trite, some humorous, some thought-provoking, some cute, others a failure, some that question Christianity.

Those memes are the ones that deserve a response! That’s what this 35-minute presentation is about. Answering memes about Christmas that populated my Facebook news feed last Christmas.


GC Veritas is the apologetic outreach of Ginger Creek Community Church. Click here to for other GC Veritas presentations.

Tuesday, March 15, 2022

The Calling - Music Story

 We’re called to
                One hope
                One Lord
                One faith
                One baptism
We’re called to
                One God and Father of all
                Who is over all
                And through all
                And in all
Live a life worthy of this calling
Live a life of love

From the album “Sing” this video is scrolling playback of a song based on Ephesians 4.
Click here to read Ephesians 4.
Print sheet music for choir is available for The Calling.
Sheet Music
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Do you teach or play a wind, reed, brass, or string instrument? The Calling is on SmartMusic, the comprehensive music practice app!
Smart Music
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You can change key and instrumentation with MusicXML – digital sheet music.
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(MusicXML is the standard open format for sharing digital sheet music. Check the help files in your music notation app for directions on importing MusicXML files.)