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Our Need for Prayer

As we go into this season of thanksgiving and the celebration of the birth of our creator, I’m reminded of our need for prayer.  In 2 Thessalonians, Paul made it plain we should boldly ask for prayer.  Paul said: Finally, brethren, pray for us that the word of...

Viewpoint discrimination lawsuit filed on behalf of Dr. Andrew Snelling

  I wanted to get this special report out to you right away, as it is a significant issue in the ongoing research in and around the Grand Canyon, and an area of concern for Canyon Ministries. Many of you who have been on river trips with us know Dr. Snelling, and understand...

Answers in Genesis – Ark Encounter Ribbon Cutting

  On July 5, my wife Paula and I (along with 7,000 others) had the privilege of attending the ribbon cutting for the opening of Answers in Genesis’ Ark Encounter in northern Kentucky. The ark is a full-sized replica of Noah’s Ark as described in the Bible. It is 510 feet...
Cigarette Butt Guy

Cigarette Butt Guy

Cigarette Butt Guy I’ve had the opportunity to travel a fair amount, and from my experience, I don’t see that we (man, in general) have been taking good care of this home the Lord created for us. It doesn’t matter if you live in Los Angeles; New York; No Name, CO; or some...
father son trips

Father-son trips – building a lifetime of memories

Over the years I have seen a good number of father-son teams on river trips, and it has been encouraging to observe their interactions as they build memories which will last a lifetime. I’ve seen young and old and those someplace in the middle…all a joy to watch. There was the...
father son trips

Christian Leaders Trip

In 2005, Canyon Ministries started a scholarship fund and became a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization in order to provide scholarships for pastors and ministry leaders who could not afford a Grand Canyon trip on their own. At the same time, we encouraged churches and ministries to...

Bent Rocks

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Let’s look at one piece of evidence found in the canyon that supports the Flood model. To me, one of the strongest and most dramatic evidences of these layers being flood deposits is the folding found in the sedimentary layers. Folds, as the geologist call them, are places where...

The Sequence of Creation

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Have you ever considered the sequence of creation as laid out in the Bible, compared to the evolutionary story? There are many differences. In fact, besides the timescale, it is a totally different order of events. Obviously they cannot both be true. Here is a list* of just a few...

The Difference 24 Hours Can Make

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I want to tell you about Ron. He came on a 3-day raft trip (which is now our 4-day trip). The first night of the trip he told me something to the effect of “I would really like to believe in a young earth and a global Flood, but to me it seems science has proven otherwise.” My...

Tom’s Sunset Message

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A message from Tom Vail, founder of Canyon Ministries, posted in January of 2015… As I look back at the tail waves of 35 years of rafting the Grand Canyon and settle into the realization that I’m not as young as I once was, I’m excited to see the sunset of my time in the...