Thursday, May 26, 2011

Fossil Record - A Problem for Evolution - Dr. John Morris



Evolution relies on, depends on, and believes in the "evolutionary story" of the fossil record. Several key facts punch holes in that foundation—the extreme rarity of transitional forms, stasis in the record, sudden appearance of complex animal and plant forms, and gaps between species. Discuss the supposed origin of fish, bats, fleas, flies, birds, dragonflies, marine reptiles, whales, and finally humans. Compare the evolutionary scenario to the creation scenario in which each type was created by a supreme Creator separately and fully formed, just as it is found in the fossil record. Conclude with a summary of the real fossil record and its record of death and extinction.

This video file is a 60 minute seminar by John Morris that was recorded during the Seattle Creation Conference, October 2010.

View more videos from the 2010 conference.
About the Speaker:

Dr. John Morris, is a creation scientist and educator with a specialization in Geological engineering. He is the current President of the Institute for Creation Research and son of the late Dr. Henry Morris whose seminal work is viewed by many to have initiated the modern creation science movement. John joined the faculty of ICR in 1984, and has served as the President since 1996. He has also led numerous expeditions to Mt. Ararat in search of Noah's Ark.

Dr. Morris received his B.S. in Civil Engineering at Virginia Tech in 1969 and his M.S. in Geological Engineering at the University of Oklahoma in 1977. He received his Doctorate in Geological Engineering at the University of Oklahoma in 1980. Dr. Morris can be heard each day on the Back to Genesis radio program. He is the author of numerous books, including The Young Earth. Dr. Morris taught geology at the University of Oklahoma before joining the faculty of the ICR

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Demolishing Strongholds: Counterfeit Reality with Bill Jack

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Shot live before 300 teens and embellished with cutting-edge comic book style animation, Demolishing Strongholds features four highly engaging speakers: Ken Ham, Bill Jack, Charles Ware, and Carl Kerby. Each will prepare your students to stand firm on the authority of God's Word, and each will equip and challenge them to activate their faith!

Today's youth are frustrated by "cookie cutter" teaching at youth group meetings and Sunday school. They want to have fun (who doesn't!) but they also want to be ready when challenged to take a stand for their faith. They want answers to the potentially embarrassing questions about Christianity that come up in classes AND in the hallway throughout the day.

Get the entire Demolishing Strongholds series

Friday, May 20, 2011

Demolishing Strongholds : Evolution in Pop Culture - Carl Kerby

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Teach your teens that the Bible is true!

Today's youth are frustrated by "cookie cutter" teaching at youth group meetings and Sunday school. They want to have fun (who doesn't!) but they also want to be ready when challenged to take a stand for their faith. They want answers to the potentially embarrassing questions about Christianity that come up in classes AND in the hallway throughout the day. (How many times does a youth group have to discuss dating and drugs, anyway?)

Inspire your students to go to the next level in their Christian walk and challenge them to live out their faith with this totally comprehensive new 13-session DVD-based study.

Shot live before 300 teens and embellished with cutting-edge comic book style animation, Demolishing Strongholds features four highly engaging speakers: Ken Ham, Bill Jack, Charles Ware, and Carl Kerby. Each will prepare your students to stand firm on the authority of God’s Word, and each will equip and challenge them to activate their faith!

This complete discipleship study series includes twelve 30-minute DVD programs, bonus content, a 112-page illustrated leader’s guide, a sample 80-page student workbook (with generous photocopying rights), an integrated Bible study designed to be discussed by the group, and a multi-resource CD-ROM (includes a PowerPoint presentation for each lesson, lesson handouts and optional activities, and a 1-minute promo video). The 13th session is a “man on the street” feature with Bill Jack as he demonstrates how to use key questions to reveal the shortcomings of someone’s worldview and then share the gospel with them. This final session is the final application stage of the curriculum, where students can see it in action. Teens absolutely love it!

Demolishing Strongholds’ strategic topics include developing a biblical worldview, tips on how to engage and reach friends for Christ, confidence boosting ideas on how to confront our evolutionized culture, examples of “cultural brainwashing,” and an inspiring challenge on how to be God’s players in the game called life.

13 teaching sessions.
Demolishing Strongholds lesson titles
■Session 1: War of the Worldviews - Part 1 (Ken Ham, 19 min.)
■Session 2: War of the Worldviews - Part 2 (Ken Ham, 24 min.)
■Session 3: Evolution in Pop Culture - Part 1 (Carl Kerby, 21 min.)
■Session 4: Evolution in Pop Culture - Part 2 (Carl Kerby, 21 min.)
■Session 5: Counterfeit Reality - Part 1 (Bill Jack, 26 min.)
■Session 6: Counterfeit Reality - Part 2 (Bill Jack, 23 min.)
■Session 7: Answers to Difficult Issues: How to Share Your Christian Worldview - Part 1 (Carl Kerby, 21 min.)
■Session 8: Answers to Difficult Issues: How to Share Your Christian Worldview - Part 2 (Carl Kerby, 17 min.)
■Session 9: Simple Tools for Brain Surgery - Part 1 (Bill Jack, 21 min.)
■Session 10: Simple Tools for Brain Surgery - Part 2 (Bill Jack, 27 min.)
■Session 11: Special Forces for the Savior - Part 1 (Charles Ware, 27 min.)
■Session 12: Special Forces for the Savior - Part 2 (Charles Ware, 25 min.)
■Session 13: Optional “Man on the street interviews” with Bill Jack (moderator-led discussion, 18 min.)

Professional review
“Have you seen this series? If not, get it today and view it tonight! The production quality blows the doors off most “teaching” series and the content is . . . incredible! Every youth group and family in America needs to see Demolishing Strongholds. I can’t recommend it highly enough! I look forward to watching this with my own children and talking with them about the hot issues it brings up. The discussion guide and leader guide really make the job of the parent or youth leader easy, too.”
Kirk Cameron, actor & evangelist

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Dinosaurs - The Lost World of the Bible - Chris Ashcraft



Dinosaurs have inspired countless myths and legends, but where do the facts meet with the Bible? Paleontologists assert that dinosaurs went extinct 65 million years ago, long before humans ever walked the Earth. But, this view is in stark contrast to the creation account in Genesis, which states the both humans and land animals were created on the same day.

This presentation will provide a summary of the naturalist perspective of dinosaurs, and then look to the Bible for insight into their true history. Are dinosaurs mentioned in the Bible? Were they also placed on Noah's ark? If so, why are they now extinct? These and other key issues will be answered in this popular talk.

This video file is a 60 minute seminar by Chris Ashcraft that was recorded during the Seattle Creation Conference,October 2010.

View the online Powerpoint presentation used by Ashcraft

View all my uploaded Seattle Creation Conference videos here.

View more videos from the 2010 conference.

About the Speaker:

Christopher Wayne Ashcraft is a creation scientist, speaker, and educator. He obtained the Bachelor of Science in biology from Wayland Baptist University in 1989, a Master of Science in biology from Texas Tech University in 1996, and a Master of Education from the University of Washington in 2008.

Chris was a research technician for 12 years specialized in plant tissue culture and genetic transformation technology, and is now a high school science teacher at North Sound Christian School where he teaches Biology, Chemistry, and Creation Apologetics.

He moved from research into teaching in response to a call from God to work in creation science missions. He is firmly committed to researching and teaching creation apologetics and speaks periodically at churches, schools, and creation organizations in the Northwest United States. He is the founder of the Northwest Creation Network and the CreationWiki internet encyclopedia where he serves as senior administrator. He also organizes the Seattle Creation Conference

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Demolishing Strongholds: War of the Worldviews with Ken Ham

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Part 2


Teach your teens that the Bible is true!

Today's youth are frustrated by "cookie cutter" teaching at youth group meetings and Sunday school. They want to have fun (who doesn't!) but they also want to be ready when challenged to take a stand for their faith. They want answers to the potentially embarrassing questions about Christianity that come up in classes AND in the hallway throughout the day. (How many times does a youth group have to discuss dating and drugs, anyway?)

Inspire your students to go to the next level in their Christian walk and challenge them to live out their faith with this totally comprehensive new 13-session DVD-based study.

Shot live before 300 teens and embellished with cutting-edge comic book style animation, Demolishing Strongholds features four highly engaging speakers: Ken Ham, Bill Jack, Charles Ware, and Carl Kerby. Each will prepare your students to stand firm on the authority of God’s Word, and each will equip and challenge them to activate their faith!

This complete discipleship study series includes twelve 30-minute DVD programs, bonus content, a 112-page illustrated leader’s guide, a sample 80-page student workbook (with generous photocopying rights), an integrated Bible study designed to be discussed by the group, and a multi-resource CD-ROM (includes a PowerPoint presentation for each lesson, lesson handouts and optional activities, and a 1-minute promo video). The 13th session is a “man on the street” feature with Bill Jack as he demonstrates how to use key questions to reveal the shortcomings of someone’s worldview and then share the gospel with them. This final session is the final application stage of the curriculum, where students can see it in action. Teens absolutely love it!

Demolishing Strongholds’ strategic topics include developing a biblical worldview, tips on how to engage and reach friends for Christ, confidence boosting ideas on how to confront our evolutionized culture, examples of “cultural brainwashing,” and an inspiring challenge on how to be God’s players in the game called life.

13 teaching sessions.
Demolishing Strongholds lesson titles
■Session 1: War of the Worldviews - Part 1 (Ken Ham, 19 min.)
■Session 2: War of the Worldviews - Part 2 (Ken Ham, 24 min.)
■Session 3: Evolution in Pop Culture - Part 1 (Carl Kerby, 21 min.)
■Session 4: Evolution in Pop Culture - Part 2 (Carl Kerby, 21 min.)
■Session 5: Counterfeit Reality - Part 1 (Bill Jack, 26 min.)
■Session 6: Counterfeit Reality - Part 2 (Bill Jack, 23 min.)
■Session 7: Answers to Difficult Issues: How to Share Your Christian Worldview - Part 1 (Carl Kerby, 21 min.)
■Session 8: Answers to Difficult Issues: How to Share Your Christian Worldview - Part 2 (Carl Kerby, 17 min.)
■Session 9: Simple Tools for Brain Surgery - Part 1 (Bill Jack, 21 min.)
■Session 10: Simple Tools for Brain Surgery - Part 2 (Bill Jack, 27 min.)
■Session 11: Special Forces for the Savior - Part 1 (Charles Ware, 27 min.)
■Session 12: Special Forces for the Savior - Part 2 (Charles Ware, 25 min.)
■Session 13: Optional “Man on the street interviews” with Bill Jack (moderator-led discussion, 18 min.)

Professional review
“Have you seen this series? If not, get it today and view it tonight! The production quality blows the doors off most “teaching” series and the content is . . . incredible! Every youth group and family in America needs to see Demolishing Strongholds. I can’t recommend it highly enough! I look forward to watching this with my own children and talking with them about the hot issues it brings up. The discussion guide and leader guide really make the job of the parent or youth leader easy, too.”
— Kirk Cameron, actor & evangelist



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Monday, May 16, 2011

Creation In The 21st Century - Caught in the Act - Dinosaurs and Man - Dr. Carl Baugh

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Dr. Carl Baugh talks in his studio with Dr. Dennis Swift about the ancient Inca Burial stones with pictures of dinosaurs and men on them. They also show other artifacts that have dinosaurs on them.

About Dr. Baugh
Founder and Director of Creation Evidence Museum, Glen Rose, Texas
Scientific Research Director for world’s first Hyperbaric Biosphere
Scientific Research Director for water reclamation and energized plant systems
Discoverer and Excavation Director of fourteen dinosaurs, including
Acrocanthosaurus in Texas and Diplodocus in Colorado

Co-discoverer and co-excavator of a unique South American ammonite that has not been described in the technical literature. He is preparing publication in the scientific literature, and has tentatively named the fossil Pendulaceras corrugatumlaqueus.

Degrees:

Doctor of Theology
(2005, Louisiana Baptist University)

Doctor of Philosophy in Education
(1989, Pacific College of Graduate Studies)

Masters in Archaeology
(1984, Pacific College of Graduate Studies)

Bachelor of Arts
(1961, Burton College)

Graduate of Theology
(1959, Baptist Bible College, Valedictorian)

Cosmology - Explaining the Universe - Dr. John Byl



There is a huge gap between cosmological data and theory. Many different cosmologies can explain the same data. Cosmology needs presuppositions, many of which are unverifiable. We examine a number of ancient, Big Bang, and creationist models. Although a cosmological model may have serious short-comings, any favored cosmology can be saved by ad hoc devices. Ultimately, cosmological models are assessed in terms of one's worldview. A Biblical cosmology differs on the nature of reality, origins and eschatology.

This video file is a 60 minute seminar by John Byl that was recorded during the Seattle Creation Conference October 2010.

View more videos from the 2010 conference.


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About the Speaker:

Dr. John Byl is a creation scientist with specializations and interests in Galactic Astronomy, Theoretical Physics, Applied Math, Science & Technology, and Christian Worldview. He has a Ph.D. in Astronomy from the University of British Columbia, and is the former Professor of Mathematics and Chair of the Department of Mathematical Sciences at Trinity Western University, Langley, BC.

John was born in The Hague, Netherlands, in 1949 and is now a Canadian citizen, is married and has six children and four grandchildren. He is an elder in the Canadian Reformed Church.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Origins - Center of the Universe with Dr. Russell Humphreys



Over the last few decades, new evidence has surfaced that restores man to a central place in God's universe. Astronomers have confirmed that numerical values of galaxy redshifts are 'quantized', tending to fall into distinct groups. According to Hubble's law, redshifts are proportional to the distances of the galaxies from us. Then it would be the distances themselves that fall into groups. That would mean the galaxies tend to be grouped into (conceptual) spherical shells concentric around our home galaxy, the Milky Way. The shells turn out to be on the order of a million light years apart. The groups of redshifts would be distinct from each other only if our viewing location is less than a million light years from the centre. The odds for the Earth having such a unique position in the cosmos by accident are less than one in a trillion. Since big bang theorists presuppose the cosmos has naturalistic origins and cannot have a unique centre, they have sought other explanations, without notable success so far. Thus, redshift quantization is evidence (1) against the big bang theory, and (2) for a galactocentric cosmology, such as one by Robert Gentry or the one in Dr. Humphreys' book, Starlight and Time

See more of Russell's paper, "Our galaxy is the center of the universe, 'quantized' red shifts show"

Biography

Dr Humphreys was awarded his Ph.D. in physics from Louisiana State University in 1972, by which time he was a fully convinced creationist. For the next 6 years he worked in the High Voltage Laboratory of General Electric Company, designing and inventing equipment and researching high-voltage phenomena. While there, he received a U.S. patent and one of Industrial Research Magazine's IR-100 awards.

Beginning in 1979 he worked for Sandia National Laboratories (New Mexico) in nuclear physics, geophysics, pulsed-power research, and theoretical atomic and nuclear physics. In 1985, he began working with Sandia's 'Particle Beam Fusion Project', and was co-inventor of special laser-triggered 'Rimfire' high-voltage switches, now coming into wider use.

The last few years at Sandia had seen greater emphasis on theoretical nuclear physics and radiation hydrodynamics in an effort to help produce the world's first lab-scale thermonuclear fusion. Besides gaining another U.S. patent, Dr Humphreys has been given two awards from Sandia, including an Award for Excellence for contributions to light ion-fusion target theory.

Education
B.S., Duke University, Durham, NC, 1963
Ph.D., Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA, 1972

Honors/Awards/Associations
Creation Science Fellowship of New Mexico, President
Industrial Research Magazine's IR-100 award
Award for Excellence for contributions to light ion-fusion target theory
Adjunct professor of the Institute for Creation Research in San Diego
board member of the Creation Research Society

Publications
Dr Humphreys has published some 20 papers in secular scientific journals, as well as many creationist technical papers. He is also the author of Starlight and Time, in which he proposes a model that the universe may only be thousands of years old even though light from distant stars appears to have taken billions of years to reach Earth. He is also author of "Evidences for a Young World."

About Origins
Watch as scientists, researchers and authors share relevant facts and thought-provoking evidence supporting creation. Join us for Cornerstone TeleVision's unique program entitled, ORIGINS, and then decide for yourself the truth about your human origins.

Donn Chapman reminds us,"It's God's view that He created you... and that should be your worldview too!"

Watch more Origins broadcasts on Blip TV

Monday, May 9, 2011

Mutations Prove Creation - Dr. Jerry Bergman

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Evolution is statistically impossible in practicality. Macroevolution requires new information. The ultimate source of new information is mutations. Mutations simply cannot provide the source of genetic variation needed for selection.

Part 2


Jerry Bergman has taught biology, genetics, chemistry, biochemistry, anthropology, geology, and microbiology at Northwest State College in Archbold OH for over 25 years. He has 9 degrees, including 7 graduate (= 'post-graduate' in some non-US systems) degrees. Dr Bergman is a graduate of Medical College of Ohio, Wayne State University in Detroit, The University of Toledo, and Bowling Green State University. He has over 800 publications in 12 languages and 20 books and monographs. He has also taught at the Medical College of Ohio where he was a research associate in the department of experimental pathology, and he also taught 6 years at the University of Toledo, and 7 years at Bowing Green State University.

Dr Bergman has presented over one hundred scientific papers at professional and community meetings in the United States, Canada, and Europe. To discuss his research, he has been a featured speaker on many college campuses throughout the United States and Europe, and is a frequent guest on radio and television programs. His research has made the front page in newspapers throughout the country, has been featured by the Paul Harvey Show several times, and has been discussed by David Brinkley, Chuck Colson, and other nationally known commentators on national television.

Education
M.P.H., Northwest Ohio Consortium for Public Health (Medical College of Ohio, Toledo, Ohio; University of Toledo, Toledo, Ohio; Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, Ohio), 2001.
M.S. in biomedical science, Medical College of Ohio, Toledo, Ohio, 1999.
Ph.D. in human biology, Columbia Pacific University, San Rafael, California, 1992.
M.A. in social psychology, Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, Ohio, 1986.
Ph.D. in measurement and evaluation, minor in psychology, Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan, 1976.
M.Ed. in counseling and psychology, Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan, 1971.
B.S., Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan, 1970. Major area of study was sociology, biology, and psychology.
A.A. in Biology and Behavioral Science, Oakland Community College, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, 1967.
Honors/awards/certifications
Fellow of the American Scientific Affiliation, 1983
Who's Who in America
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Ohio certification to teach both elementary and high school levels

Professional memberships
Dr Bergman is or was active in the following organizations:

National Association for Gifted Children
American Educational Research Association
National Council on Measurement in Education
American Sociological Association
American Psychological Association
Ohio Psychological Association
Association for the Scientific Study of Religion
American Association of Suicidology
Institute of Religion and Health
American Society of Corrections

The Professional Organizations that Dr Bergman is now a member of and/or involved in, include:

Ohio Science Teachers Association.
American Biology Teachers Association.
The American Scientific Affiliation.
The American Association for the Advancement of Science.
The American Association for the History of Science
American Chemical Society
American Institute of Biological Sciences.
Ohio Academy of Science
American Institute of Chemists
New York Academy of Sciences
The New York Museum of Natural History
Other professional memberships
Society for the Scientific Study of Male Psychology and Physiology, President and Founder

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Young Earth vs Old Earth Debate - Ken Ham & Jason Lisle of Answers in Genesis vs Hugh Ross of Reasons to Believe & Walter Kaiser


Ken Ham, Answers in Genesis president, is perhaps the most widely recognized creation-apologist in the world today. He and AiG astrophysicist Dr. Jason Lisle engage Drs.Hugh Ross (Reasons to Believe) and Walt Kaiser (president of Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary), both of whom are proponents of an old earth, local-flood view of Bible interpretation. In this eye-opening debate, well-mannered disagreement is punctuated by intriguing confrontations as these four Christian leaders communicate their views. Ham and Lisle implore Ross and Kaiser to accept the Genesis account of history as written, while Ross and Kaiser argue for their view that the first chapters of Genesis are more symbolism than history. This specially prepared version, produced by AiG, features the exact programs as edited and broadcast by the John Ankerberg TV ministry.

Featured speakers
Ken Ham, president and founder of Answers in Genesis
Dr. Jason Lisle, researcher and speaker for Answers in Genesis
Dr. Hugh Ross, president and founder of Reasons to Believe
Dr. Walt Kaiser, former president of Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary

Get the 5 DVD set of this debate here: http://www.answersingenesis.org/PublicStore/product/GREAT-DEBATE-on-Science-and-the-Bible-The,5290,229.aspx