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The Way of the Master

The Way of the Master logo.
Type NGO
Purpose/focus Evangelism
Headquarters Bellflower, California
Ray Comfort, Kirk Cameron
Affiliations Todd Friel
Website WayoftheMaster.com

The Way of the Master (WOTM) is a United States-based Christian evangelism ministry, founded in 2002 and headed by American actor Kirk Cameron, New Zealand-born evangelist Ray Comfort and American radio host Todd Friel. The organization includes a TV show, radio broadcast, books, online school, small-group training courses, and a website. The ministry's logo incorporates the letters, WDJD, standing for "What Did Jesus Do?" and a reference to Mark 16:15: "And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature." The ministry is headquartered in Bellflower, California.[1]

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Programs

Television

The Way of the Master is a television show hosted by Cameron and Comfort. Currently, it has been released up to season three. WOTM is broadcast on the Trinity Broadcasting Network, FamilyNet,[2] Sky Angel, Christian Television Network, along with other media outlets, and can be watched in more than 100 countries.[3] On occasion while filming the show, things would go wrong and Cameron and Comfort would be attacked by members of the public.[4]

The show has won the National Religious Broadcasters' People’s Choice 2004, 2005, 2006, and Best Program, 2005 and 2006.[5]

Radio show

The Way of the Master Radio, WOTMR, was a syndicated two-hour, daily radio show hosted by former stand-up comedian Todd Friel. WOTMR was broadcast on various local radio outlets, internet streaming and on Sirius XM Radio. The show ran from January 2006 until November 2008, when it was renamed Wretched Radio, broadcast through FamilyNet.[6]

The Way of the Master Minute

The Way of the Master Minute was a series of one minute Biblical radio sermonettes made between 2006 until 2008. These contained both Cameron and Comfort highlighting various Biblical precepts. They were aired on Effect Radio.[7]

Living Waters Publications

Various Living Waters-created Gospel tracts.

Living Waters Publications (LWP) acts as an online store for WOTM.

On June 2, 2006, the United States Secret Service seized 8,300 copies of the "million dollar bill" tract printed by Living Waters Publications from the Great News Network headquarters because a woman in North Carolina attempted to deposit the tracts as legal tender (despite the fake bills being marked "This is not legal tender").[8][9]

Debate with Rational Response Squad

Kirk Cameron, speaking at the debate at Calvary Baptist Church, May 5, 2007. Seated from left to right are Rational Response Squad members Brian Sapient and Kelly O'Connor, Nightline anchor Martin Bashir, and Ray Comfort.

Kirk Cameron and Ray Comfort participated in a debate with Brian Sapient and Kelly O'Connor,[10] representatives of Rational Response Squad, an atheist activism organization, at Calvary Baptist Church in Manhattan, on May 5, 2007. Nightline aired the debate online and included a short two-segment summary on its May 9 broadcast.[11] At issue was the existence of God. Nightline correspondent Martin Bashir served as moderator at the event.[12]

Cameron and Comfort challenged the Rational Response Squad to the debate, claiming that they could prove the existence of God scientifically without using the Bible, though Comfort does refer to the Bible when he participates in such discussions,[13] and did so during the May 5 debate.[14] In a May 8, 2007 clarification, Comfort stated that he would cease using the qualifier "without mentioning faith or the Bible" from his claims to avoid misunderstandings.[13]

See also

References

  1. ^ Griffiths, Lawn (February 18, 2008). "Open-air preachers take salvation to the streets". East Valley Tribune. http://www.eastvalleytribune.com/story/109331. Retrieved April 30, 2009.  
  2. ^ Dotson, James (February 17, 2004). "FamilyNet to confront culture with 'worldview' programming". Baptist Press. http://www.sbcbaptistpress.org/bpnews.asp?ID=17660. Retrieved 7 January 2009.  
  3. ^ "Attacks on faith are an opportunity, says Cameron". OneNewsNow. January 28, 2009. http://www.onenewsnow.com/Culture/Default.aspx?id=400206. Retrieved January 28, 2009.  
  4. ^ "Kirk Cameron trying to bring people to Christianity". ABC News. March 18, 2006. http://abclocal.go.com/ktrk/story?section=news/entertainment&id=4003221. Retrieved 7 January 2009.  
  5. ^ "Christian Reality TV Show wins "Best Program" and "People's Choice" Awards". Christian Broadcasting Network. June 14, 2007. http://www.cbn.com/entertainment/Screen/ANS_WayofMaster.aspx. Retrieved 7 January 2009.  
  6. ^ The Way of the Master Radio
  7. ^ "Shows: The Effect". Effect Radio. http://www.effectradio.com/shows.htm. Retrieved April 13, 2009.  
  8. ^ Wyatt, Tim (June 23, 2006). "Judge: Secret Service can seize tracts". The Dallas Morning News. http://www.dallasnews.com/sharedcontent/dws/dn/religion/stories/062306dnmettracts.b043f8fb.html. Retrieved 7 January 2009.  
  9. ^ "Events that left their mark in 2006". Denton Record-Chronicle. December 30, 2006. http://www.dentonrc.com/sharedcontent/dws/drc/localnews/stories/DRC_TOP_12-30.5ddf8ee3.html. Retrieved 7 January 2009.  
  10. ^ O'Connor, Kelly; "D'Souza - Nothing to Refute Here" rationalresponders.com; November 8, 2007
  11. ^ Face-Off - Does God Exist - Part1 on Google Video
  12. ^ Bashir, Martin; "Prepare for a Conflict: The Nightline 'Face-Off' No-Holds Barred Battle Over the Existence of God"; May 7, 2007
  13. ^ a b Correction to article; "Evangelist Challenges Atheists to Debate on ABC"; April 29, 2007
  14. ^ Video of Comfort's opening arguments at the May 5, 2007 debate, in which he references the Bible beginning at the 2:58 mark.

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The Way of the Master (WOTM) is a Christianity based evangelism ministry. It was started in 2002. The show is hosted by American actor Kirk Cameron, and New Zealand-born evangelist Ray Comfort. The organization has a TV show, many books, and an online school.

Contents

Programs

Television

The television show, first aired in December 2003. It is a half-hour show hosted by Cameron and Comfort, teaching principles of biblical evangelism. It also shows interviews they have with people on the streets. Two 13-episode seasons have been put on television.[1] They are broadcast by satellites[2] to more than 100 countries.[3]. It is also available on DVD.[4]

Season 1 episodes

  1. The Firefighter
  2. The Mirror of the Ten Commandments
  3. The Motive of the Sinner
  4. The Summary of Salvation
  5. Practice What You Preach
  6. Idolatry -- The Darling Sin of Humanity
  7. The Beauty of a Broken Spirit -- Atheism
  8. WDJD?
  9. Blasphemy, Sabbath, Parents
  10. Murder
  11. Adultery
  12. Theft
  13. Lie and Covet

Season 2 episodes

  1. God's Wonderful Plan
  2. Conscience
  3. Alcatraz, Al Capone, Alcohol
  4. True and False Conversion
  5. When Things Go Wrong
  6. The Satanic Influence
  7. How to Witness to Someone Who's Gay
  8. Evolution
  9. How to Witness to a Loved One
  10. The Fear of God
  11. Ice Breakers -- Gospel Tracts
  12. The Greatest Gamble
  13. How to Get on Fire for God

Radio

The Way of the Master Radio program was hosted by Christian and former comedian Todd Friel. It also had regular appearances by both Comfort and Cameron. It has faith-related commentary, and humor from Friel, as well as many people evangelizing.[5] The radio program ran from January 2006 until November 2008.[6]

Living Waters Publications

Living Waters Publications (LWP) is like an online store for WOTM. It sells around 80 different gospel tracts. Some of which are the "Million Dollar Bill," "Giant $100 Bill," and "Ten Commandments Coins."

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