Black Sheep Ministries

"Sharing Relationship"
By Rick Boufford


All who know me know that I have to do things a little differently. And since God made me such a science and nature lovin' individual, I thought it would be fun to share my relationship with God and the haunting questions he's answered for me through my own scientific observations I've made over the last four decades of personal research of this incredible world.

I actually started my college years with the goal of getting into marine biology and perhaps studying orcas or the "whale killers." Even back then I was fascinated by the fact dolphins were such relational animals. But I also came to the conclusion that a career in marine science would have greatly affected another thing I held dear, human relationships. So, I chose the restaurant hospitality industry instead but I never lost my love of studying the living world from a scientific angle. I still love studying; biology, geology and many other disciplines too numerous to mention but I also enjoy history and one of my biggest curiosities in life is the general theory of evolution. I've spent quite a bit of time trying to understand how this set of ideas got such a firm hold in the current scientific community. I thank people like Richard Dawkins ("...Darwin made it possible to be an intellectually fulfilled atheist") who are so adamant about their beliefs because it forced me to search out ways to be able to give people an intelligent reason for mine own.

So in a sense, I can say, "Dawkins, made it possible to be an intellectually fulfilled Christian.”

As I said I also enjoy history. There are some who say the Bible is an outdated mythological book and certainly can't be trusted for it's historical record. I disagree and one of the greatest ways I've found to experience what God has to say about history is to read his word chronologically. Six times my wife and I spent an entire year, beginning each morning reading from a One Year Chronological Bible. I learn something new every time we do it. Although there are some pretty dry spots, especially in Numbers, Leviticus and a few others, the little gems to be found there are sometimes more enlightening than the obvious ones from some of the other books. You can find numerous translations. My favorite from a history point of view is the New Living Translation but I like reading a different version every once in a while, that way it's always new. They have APPs and more at The Blue Letter Bible ;

I'm in the process of attempting to put together a chronological bible to share online, and with it, personal notes on some favorite subjects; history, science, and prophecy!

In the meantime:

Not so much scientific but all together true...

The story that started my raven escapades was actually a living sermon where God "spoke"
through a relationship with and adult crow named Bob and a baby raven named Huey. Over time God answered three questions I had asked. If "Noah's Flood" is a true story (and I now believe it is);

"What were the animals like before the flood?"
"What changed it?"
"What will it (man's relationship with animals) be like in the future?"

"Bob, Huey & Me"

can be read online right here in PDF format!

Bob, Huey & Me was originally done as a gift to our nieces and nephews.
It is a story for "kids" of all ages who enjoy animals that play and love people!

Click here for

Bob, Huey & Me


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"Bob, Huey & Me"
is also a movie short available online or DVD.
The book may be purchased at an online e-store called
CreateSpace (red link) or at (blue link).

The Book

See the movie online at Vimeo!

"Bob, Huey & Me" Movie on Vimeo

And if you're one of those who think's science and the Bible don't mix, here's an interesting quote;

"Although I know of no reference to Christ ever commenting on scientific work, I do know that He said, “Ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.” Thus I am certain that, were He among us today, Christ would encourage scientific research as modern man’s most noble striving to comprehend and admire His Father’s handiwork. The universe as revealed through scientific inquiry is the living witness that God has indeed been at work." — Wernher von Braun, rocket pioneer, 1976.

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