The Way of the Master

The Way of the Master
The Way of the Master

The Way of the Master logo.
Type NGO
Purpose/focus Evangelism
Headquarters Bellflower, California[1]
Leader 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 former child actor Kirk Cameron, New Zealand-born evangelist Ray Comfort, and American radio host Todd Friel. The organization produces a television show, a radio show, books and tracts, an online course in evangelism, 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.

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Programs

Television series

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]

The show has won the National Religious Broadcasters' People’s Choice 2004, 2005, 2006, and Best Program, 2005 and 2006.[4]

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.[5]

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. They still continue to air on The Full Armor of God Broadcast.[6]

Living Waters Publications

Various Living Waters-created Gospel tracts.

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

On June 6, 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").[7][8]

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[9] of the Rational Response Squad 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.[10] At issue was the existence of God and the theory of evolution. Nightline correspondent Martin Bashir served as moderator at the event.[11]

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,[12] and did so during the May 5 debate.[13][unreliable source?] O'Connor had stated during the debate that neither Comfort or Cameron presented any scientific evidence to support their claims. 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.[not in citation given][12]

See also

References

  1. ^ Contact Us, The Way of the Master
  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. ^ "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. 
  5. ^ The Way of the Master Radio
  6. ^ "The Full Armor of God Broadcast". The Full Armor of God Broadcast. http://www.FullArmorRadio.com. Retrieved April 6, 2010. 
  7. ^ 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. 
  8. ^ "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. 
  9. ^ O'Connor, Kelly; "D'Souza - Nothing to Refute Here" rationalresponders.com; November 8, 2007
  10. ^ Face-Off - Does God Exist - Part1 on Google Video
  11. ^ Bashir, Martin; "Prepare for a Conflict: The Nightline 'Face-Off' No-Holds Barred Battle Over the Existence of God"; May 7, 2007
  12. ^ a b Correction to article; "Evangelist Challenges Atheists to Debate on ABC"; April 29, 2007
  13. ^ 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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