Past 2017 Events

Jan
7
Sat
2017
Has Science Now Buried God? – Dr. Heinz Lycklama @ Calvary Chapel Westgrove
Jan 7 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Has Science Now Buried God?


Description: This talk is based on Dr. John Lennox‘s book, God’s Undertaker: Has Science Buried God?” According to many modern commentators, science has now explained all that we observe in the universe and God is no longer needed. We are told that atheism is the only intellectually tenable position, and any attempt to invoke God as the explanation impedes progress in science. Lennox asks the critical question whether science points to atheism? He shows that theism fits more comfortably with  science than atheism. Science is limited in the scope of its explanations. We conclude that this is not a debate between science and religion, but a debate between two very different worldviews.


Speaker: Dr. Heinz Lycklama earned a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering Physics (1965) and a Ph. D. degree in experimental Nuclear Physics (1969) from McMaster University in Canada. Since then he has worked in the telecommunications and computer software industries at Bell Telephone Laboratories in NJ and at Interactive Systems Corporation in CA – as an individual contributor and in management positions. In 1992 Dr. Lycklama founded Open Systems Technology Associates (OSTA) to offer his technology management consulting services to various start-ups in the high technology industry. In 2013 Heinz founded the Apologetics Forum to help equip believers in the defense of The Faith.

Being challenged in his Christian faith by what he was taught in university in the 1960’s,  Dr. Lycklama has always maintained an active interest in the Creation vs. Evolution controversy. He has developed a series of lectures on Creation vs. EvolutionChristian Apologetics, and Biblical Worldview over the years and presented the material in Sunday school classes, to college students, during church services, at Bible Schools, and other venues in Europe, Asia, Africa and North America. With his knowledge of the Bible and science, Dr. Lycklama has continued to develop and present new material in these subject areas. Information on his messages and presentations can be found at www.heinzlycklama.com/messages.

Message Documents:

Origins, Life and Information – Dr. Heinz Lycklama @ Logos Building, Calvary Chapel Costa Mesa
Jan 7 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Origins, Life and Information

Logos Building, Calvary Chapel Costa Mesa – Creation Science Fellowship

CellParts

Description: We examine how and where life originated – On earth? In some warm pond as suggested by Darwin? In an ocean vent? By means of self organization? By means of panspermia? By means of directed panspermia? Or was life created according to its kinds by a Designer as described in the first chapter of Genesis? The role of information in living organisms leads us to the inevitable conclusion.

Life consists of material (matter & energy) as well as non-material parts (information). We discover the similarity in the nature of information, machines and programs in writing systems, computer systems, and living systems Each requires a design, and therefore a designer.  This similarity helps us to explain why life did not, does not, and will not start from non-life by chance. Science and the Bible agree on this.

The information and the programs running in the human cell provide evidence that we were created by an Intelligent Being (God) and did not get here through self organization and evolution. Living organisms require information, complexity, and design. These all require an intelligent designer.


Heinz 4Speaker: Dr. Heinz Lycklama earned a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering Physics (1965) and a Ph. D. degree in experimental Nuclear Physics (1969) from McMaster University in Canada. Since then he has worked in the telecommunications and computer software industries at Bell Telephone Laboratories in NJ and at Interactive Systems Corporation in CA – as an individual contributor and in management positions. In 1992 Dr. Lycklama founded Open Systems Technology Associates (OSTA) to offer his technology management consulting services to various start-ups in the high technology industry. In 2013 Heinz founded the Apologetics Forum to help equip believers in the defense of The Faith.

Being challenged in his Christian faith by what he was taught in university in the 1960’s,  Dr. Lycklama has always maintained an active interest in the Creation vs. Evolution controversy. He has developed a series of lectures on Creation vs. EvolutionChristian Apologetics, and Biblical Worldview over the years and presented the material in Sunday school classes, to college students, during church services, at Bible Schools, and other venues in Europe, Asia, Africa and North America. With his knowledge of the Bible and science, Dr. Lycklama has continued to develop and present new material in these subject areas. Information on his messages and presentations can be found at www.heinzlycklama.com/messages.

Message Documents:

Jan
19
Thu
2017
The Uniqueness of Jesus Christ in a World of Religions – Jason Carlson @ Summit Park Bible Church
Jan 19 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

jasoncarlson   jesusunique


The Uniqueness of Jesus Christ in a World of Religions

Description: Jason Carlson has traveled in over 30 countries on six continents studying and lecturing on the religions of the world.  In this powerful message Jason will address the crucial differences found in biblical Christianity that markedly distinguish it from every other religion and philosophy.  This message is filled with powerful stories and illustrations from Jason’s travels that highlight the fact that there is something very unique and special about Jesus Christ.  Jason has seen hundreds of people come to the Lord in response to this talk.  Consider inviting a friend!.

Speaker: Rev. Jason Carlson is the President of Christian Ministries International, an organization devoted to evangelism and equipping Christians to share their faith with those in cults, world religions, and false philosophies. Jason assumed the leadership of C.M.I. with the passing of his father, Dr. Ron Carlson, in June 2011.

Jason’s ministry outreach has already taken him to 30 countries on six continents speaking and teaching in churches, pastor’s conferences, schools, universities, and seminaries. Jason is a gifted communicator with a keen intellect. He clearly and lovingly communicates the Biblical Christian worldview in response to contemporary cultural challenges facing the church, the various world religions, and false philosophies such as Darwinian Naturalism and Postmodernism.

He is a graduate of Bethel University having majored in Philosophy and Biblical Theology and has his Masters degree in Philosophy and Christian Worldview from Bethel Theological Seminary in St. Paul, MN. His travels include two study tours in Israel and the Middle East.

Jason has appeared on numerous national radio programs, including “Today’s Issues” with Tim Wildmon of The American Family Association and “Worldview Weekend Radio” with Brannon Howse. He has also contributed to a number of book projects, including serving as an Associate Editor for the Holman Apologetics Study Bible for Students and also contributing a chapter on the Resurrection to Apologetics for A New Generation, a terrific resource edited by his friend Sean McDowell.

In addition to his ministry with C.M.I., Jason has served as an Associate Pastor for Lakes Free Church in Lindstrom, MN since 2009 and as an adjunct instructor on cults and world religions for Bethel Theological Seminary and Northwestern College, both in St. Paul, MN.

Christian Ministries International (C.M.I.) website can be found at www.jude3.com. For over 40 years C.M.I. has been equipping the Church to contend for the faith (Jude 3). Their heart is for evangelism and sharing the hope of Jesus Christ with those caught up in false cults, religions and philosophies.


Information on C.M.I. Seminars, Articles, Fast Facts here:


Meeting Documents:


Rev. Jason Carlson speaks at the following venues within the Greater Seattle area during the weekend of January 19-21, 2017:

  1. Thursday, January 19, 7:00 PM, Talk on  The Uniqueness of Jesus Christ in a World of Religions at Summit Park Bible Church in Anacortes, WA.
  2. Friday, January 20, 7:00 PM, Talk on The Three Most Important Questions Facing Our Culture Today at the Apologetics Forum meeting at Atonement Free Lutheran Church in Arlington, WA.
  3. Saturday, January 21, 8:00 AM, Talk on Suffering and the Goodness of God followed by Q&A at meeting at Grace Academy School in Marysville, WA. Breakfast at 8:00 AM; Talk starts at 8:30 AM.
Jan
20
Fri
2017
Origins, Life and Information – Dr. Heinz Lycklama @ Grace Academy
Jan 20 @ 8:45 am – 9:45 am

Origins, Life and Information


CellParts

Description: We examine how and where life originated – On earth? In some warm pond as suggested by Darwin? In an ocean vent? By means of self organization? By means of panspermia? By means of directed panspermia? Or was life created according to its kinds by a Designer as described in the first chapter of Genesis? The role of information in living organisms leads us to the inevitable conclusion.

Life consists of material (matter & energy) as well as non-material parts (information). We discover the similarity in the nature of information, machines and programs in writing systems, computer systems, and living systems Each requires a design, and therefore a designer.  This similarity helps us to explain why life did not, does not, and will not start from non-life by chance. Science and the Bible agree on this.

The information and the programs running in the human cell provide evidence that we were created by an Intelligent Being (God) and did not get here through self organization and evolution. Living organisms require information, complexity, and design. These all require an intelligent designer.


Heinz 4Speaker: Dr. Heinz Lycklama earned a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering Physics (1965) and a Ph. D. degree in experimental Nuclear Physics (1969) from McMaster University in Canada. Since then he has worked in the telecommunications and computer software industries at Bell Telephone Laboratories in NJ and at Interactive Systems Corporation in CA – as an individual contributor and in management positions. In 1992 Dr. Lycklama founded Open Systems Technology Associates (OSTA) to offer his technology management consulting services to various start-ups in the high technology industry. In 2013 Heinz founded the Apologetics Forum to help equip believers in the defense of The Faith.

Being challenged in his Christian faith by what he was taught in university in the 1960’s,  Dr. Lycklama has always maintained an active interest in the Creation vs. Evolution controversy. He has developed a series of lectures on Creation vs. EvolutionChristian Apologetics, and Biblical Worldview over the years and presented the material in Sunday school classes, to college students, during church services, at Bible Schools, and other venues in Europe, Asia, Africa and North America. With his knowledge of the Bible and science, Dr. Lycklama has continued to develop and present new material in these subject areas. Information on his messages and presentations can be found at www.heinzlycklama.com/messages.

Message Documents:

The Three Most Important Questions Facing Our Culture Today – Jason Carlson @ Atonement Free Lutheran Church
Jan 20 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

jasoncarlson    importantq


The Three Most Important Questions Facing Our Culture Today

Description: Is there a God? Has He Spoken? And if so, will we trust Him and obey? There are no more fundamental questions we could ask than these. In this engaging message Jason will examine these three questions and show that how we answer them will affect every aspect of our lives. This compelling talk, packed full of powerful apologetics arguments, will be an encouragement to believers and a challenge to seekers to further consider the essentials of the Christian faith.

Speaker: Rev. Jason Carlson is the President of Christian Ministries International, an organization devoted to evangelism and equipping Christians to share their faith with those in cults, world religions, and false philosophies. Jason assumed the leadership of C.M.I. with the passing of his father, Dr. Ron Carlson, in June 2011.

Jason’s ministry outreach has already taken him to 30 countries on six continents speaking and teaching in churches, pastor’s conferences, schools, universities, and seminaries. Jason is a gifted communicator with a keen intellect. He clearly and lovingly communicates the Biblical Christian worldview in response to contemporary cultural challenges facing the church, the various world religions, and false philosophies such as Darwinian Naturalism and Postmodernism.

He is a graduate of Bethel University having majored in Philosophy and Biblical Theology and has his Masters degree in Philosophy and Christian Worldview from Bethel Theological Seminary in St. Paul, MN. His travels include two study tours in Israel and the Middle East.

Jason has appeared on numerous national radio programs, including “Today’s Issues” with Tim Wildmon of The American Family Association and “Worldview Weekend Radio” with Brannon Howse. He has also contributed to a number of book projects, including serving as an Associate Editor for the Holman Apologetics Study Bible for Students and also contributing a chapter on the Resurrection to Apologetics for A New Generation, a terrific resource edited by his friend Sean McDowell.

In addition to his ministry with C.M.I., Jason has served as an Associate Pastor for Lakes Free Church in Lindstrom, MN since 2009 and as an adjunct instructor on cults and world religions for Bethel Theological Seminary and Northwestern College, both in St. Paul, MN.

Christian Ministries International (C.M.I.) website can be found at www.jude3.com. For over 40 years C.M.I. has been equipping the Church to contend for the faith (Jude 3). Their heart is for evangelism and sharing the hope of Jesus Christ with those caught up in false cults, religions and philosophies.

Information on C.M.I. Seminars, Articles, Fast Facts here:


Lecture recordings at:

  • Video recording of lecture on YouTube here.
  • Powerpoint Slides used can be found here.
  • Audio recording of lecture + Q&A can be found here.
  • Audio recording of announcements before lecture can be found here.

Meeting Documents:


Rev. Jason Carlson speaks at the following venues within the Greater Seattle area during the weekend of January 19-21, 2017:

  1. Thursday, January 19, 7:00 PM, Talk on  The Uniqueness of Jesus Christ in a World of Religions at Summit Park Bible Church in Anacortes, WA.
  2. Friday, January 20, 7:00 PM, Talk on The Three Most Important Questions Facing Our Culture Today at the Apologetics Forum meeting at Atonement Free Lutheran Church in Arlington, WA.
  3. Saturday, January 21, 8:00 AM, Talk on Suffering and the Goodness of God followed by Q&A at meeting at Grace Academy School in Marysville, WA. Breakfast at 8:00 AM; Talk starts at 8:30 AM.
Jan
21
Sat
2017
Suffering and the Goodness of God – Jason Carlson @ Grace Academy School
Jan 21 @ 8:00 am – 10:15 am

jasoncarlson

suffering


Suffering and the Goodness of God

Description: This past year Jason’s family had their world turned upside-down when his wife was diagnosed with Stage 3 breast cancer.  Sharing from his personal experience Jason will explore one of the most universal human questions, “Why does God allow suffering?”  If you find yourself in the midst of the trials of life this message will be a great encouragement to you.  If you know of anyone who has wrestled with God over issues of suffering, pain, and grief this message will provide loving answers while pointing to the abundant hope found in Jesus Christ.

Speaker: Rev. Jason Carlson is the President of Christian Ministries International, an organization devoted to evangelism and equipping Christians to share their faith with those in cults, world religions, and false philosophies. Jason assumed the leadership of C.M.I. with the passing of his father, Dr. Ron Carlson, in June 2011.

Jason’s ministry outreach has already taken him to 30 countries on six continents speaking and teaching in churches, pastor’s conferences, schools, universities, and seminaries. Jason is a gifted communicator with a keen intellect. He clearly and lovingly communicates the Biblical Christian worldview in response to contemporary cultural challenges facing the church, the various world religions, and false philosophies such as Darwinian Naturalism and Postmodernism.

He is a graduate of Bethel University having majored in Philosophy and Biblical Theology and has his Masters degree in Philosophy and Christian Worldview from Bethel Theological Seminary in St. Paul, MN. His travels include two study tours in Israel and the Middle East.

Jason has appeared on numerous national radio programs, including “Today’s Issues” with Tim Wildmon of The American Family Association and “Worldview Weekend Radio” with Brannon Howse. He has also contributed to a number of book projects, including serving as an Associate Editor for the Holman Apologetics Study Bible for Students and also contributing a chapter on the Resurrection to Apologetics for A New Generation, a terrific resource edited by his friend Sean McDowell.

In addition to his ministry with C.M.I., Jason has served as an Associate Pastor for Lakes Free Church in Lindstrom, MN since 2009 and as an adjunct instructor on cults and world religions for Bethel Theological Seminary and Northwestern College, both in St. Paul, MN.

Christian Ministries International (C.M.I.) website can be found at www.jude3.com. For over 40 years C.M.I. has been equipping the Church to contend for the faith (Jude 3). Their heart is for evangelism and sharing the hope of Jesus Christ with those caught up in false cults, religions and philosophies.


Information on C.M.I. Seminars, Articles, Fast Facts here:

 


Lecture recordings at:

  • Powerpoint Slides used can be found here.
  • Audio recording of introduction can be found here.
  • Audio recording of lecture can be found here.
  • Audio recording of Q&A after lecture can be found here.

Meeting Documents:


Rev. Jason Carlson speaks at the following venues within the Greater Seattle area during the weekend of January 19-21, 2017:

  1. Thursday, January 19, 7:00 PM, Talk on  The Uniqueness of Jesus Christ in a World of Religions at Summit Park Bible Church in Anacortes, WA.
  2. Friday, January 20, 7:00 PM, Talk on The Three Most Important Questions Facing Our Culture Today at the Apologetics Forum meeting at Atonement Free Lutheran Church in Arlington, WA.
  3. Saturday, January 21, 8:00 AM, Talk on Suffering and the Goodness of God followed by Q&A at meeting at Grace Academy School in Marysville, WA. Breakfast at 8:00 AM; Talk starts at 8:30 AM.
Feb
17
Fri
2017
Why The Bible Is Unique – Dr. Heinz Lycklama @ Faith Lutheran Church
Feb 17 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Why The Bible Is Unique

HolyBibleOver300HolyBooks  MoreHolyBooks 


2 Tim. 3:16, All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness.


Description: Religions are based on their holy book(s.) The Christian faith is based on the Bible. Is the Bible just another religious book or is it the Word of God? The Bible claims to be God-breathed. Let us give you seven reasons why we believe the Bible is indeed God’s Word:

  1. Direct Claims of the Bible
  2. Perfect Unity of the Bible
  3. Reliable Transmission of the Bible
  4. Unique Teachings of the Bible
  5. Historical Accuracy of the Bible
  6. Scientific Accuracy of the Bible
  7. Fulfilled Prophecy of the Bible

The Bible is like no other book in the world. It provides many sound evidences and convincing proofs that it is God’s Word. The Bible is authoritative in all matters that it addresses; it is infallible, inerrant, complete and final. It is sufficient for our needs, it will accomplish what it promises, and it provides the assurance of our salvation.


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Speaker: Dr. Heinz Lycklama earned a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering Physics (1965) and a Ph. D. degree in experimental Nuclear Physics (1969) from McMaster University in Canada. Since then he has worked in the telecommunications and computer software industries at Bell Telephone Laboratories in NJ and at Interactive Systems Corporation in CA – as an individual contributor and in management positions. In 1992 Dr. Lycklama founded Open Systems Technology Associates (OSTA) to offer his technology management consulting services to various start-ups in the high technology industry. In 2013 Heinz founded the Apologetics Forum to help equip believers in the defense of The Faith.

Being challenged in his Christian faith by what he was taught in university in the 1960’s,  Dr. Lycklama has always maintained an active interest in the Creation vs. Evolution controversy. He has developed a series of lectures on Creation vs. EvolutionChristian Apologetics, and Biblical Worldview over the years and presented the material in Sunday school classes, to college students, during church services, at Bible Schools, and other venues in Europe, Asia, Africa and North America. With his knowledge of the Bible and science, Dr. Lycklama has continued to develop and present new material in these subject areas. Information on his messages and presentations can be found at www.heinzlycklama.com/messages.


Message Documents:


Dr. Heinz Lycklama speaks in the Vancouver, BC area during the weekend of February 17-18, 2017 at the following venues:

  1. Friday, February 17, 7:30 PM, Talk on  Why The Bible Is Unique at Faith Lutheran Church in Surrey, BC.
  2. Saturday, February 18, 2:00 PM, Talk on Darwinian Psuedoscience at Willingdon Church in Burnaby, BC.
  3. Saturday, February 18, 7:00 PM, Talk on Information: The Basis of Life at New West Community Church in New Westminster, BC.
Feb
18
Sat
2017
Darwinian Pseudoscience – Dr. Heinz Lycklama @ Willingdon Church
Feb 18 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Darwinian Pseudoscience

HaeckelsEmbryos  WhereAreTheFossils


Description: Secular scientists claim that Evolution is a fact. They even go so far as to say “Evolution Explains Everything.” But can this be verified by empirical science? We examine some of the secular science statements made in the last few years in which these scientists propose new natural explanations for 1) the origin of our universe, 2) the origin of first life, and 3) the origin of complex life (Darwinian Evolution). We think of Evolution, Creation, and Intelligent Design when it comes to origins. The doubts that Darwin expressed about his theory more than 150 years ago in his book on “The Origin of Species” have still not been resolved in favor of Evolution. Secular scientists have now resorted to pseudoscience in their attempts to rescue the Theory of Evolution and explain origins. In this lecture we focus on the pseudoscience put forth by the Neo-Darwinists in the area of the origin of complex life.

Powerpoint slides used in this seminar can be found here [ppt, pdf].

More on Pseudoscience …


Heinz 4Speaker: Dr. Heinz Lycklama earned a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering Physics (1965) and a Ph. D. degree in experimental Nuclear Physics (1969) from McMaster University in Canada. Since then he has worked in the telecommunications and computer software industries at Bell Telephone Laboratories in NJ and at Interactive Systems Corporation in CA – as an individual contributor and in management positions. In 1992 Dr. Lycklama founded Open Systems Technology Associates (OSTA) to offer his technology management consulting services to various start-ups in the high technology industry. In 2013 Heinz founded the Apologetics Forum to help equip believers in the defense of The Faith.

Being challenged in his Christian faith by what he was taught in university in the 1960’s,  Dr. Lycklama has always maintained an active interest in the Creation vs. Evolution controversy. He has developed a series of lectures on Creation vs. EvolutionChristian Apologetics, and Biblical Worldview over the years and presented the material in Sunday school classes, to college students, during church services, at Bible Schools, and other venues in Europe, Asia, Africa and North America. With his knowledge of the Bible and science, Dr. Lycklama has continued to develop and present new material in these subject areas. Information on his messages and presentations can be found at www.heinzlycklama.com/messages.


A similar lecture on New Atheist Pseudoscience was given and recorded at the Seattle Creation Conference in May 2014:

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  • Powerpoint slides can be found here [ppt, pdf]
  • Video recording of lecture on YouTube can be found here

Dr. Heinz Lycklama speaks in the Vancouver, BC area during the weekend of February 17-18, 2017 at the following venues:

  1. Friday, February 17, 7:30 PM, Talk on  Why The Bible Is Unique at Faith Lutheran Church in Surrey, BC.
  2. Saturday, February 18, 2:00 PM, Talk on Darwinian Psuedoscience at Willingdon Church in Burnaby, BC.
  3. Saturday, February 18, 7:00 PM, Talk on Information: The Basis of Life at New West Community Church in New Westminster, BC.
Information: The Basis For Life – Dr. Heinz Lycklama @ New West Community Church
Feb 18 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Information: The Basis For Life


CellParts

Description: We examine how and where life originated – On earth? In some warm pond as suggested by Darwin? In an ocean vent? By means of self organization? By means of panspermia? By means of directed panspermia? Or was life created according to its kinds by a Designer as described in the first chapter of Genesis? The role of information in living organisms leads us to the inevitable conclusion.

Life consists of material (matter & energy) as well as non-material parts (information). We discover the similarity in the nature of information, machines and programs in writing systems, computer systems, and living systems Each requires a design, and therefore a designer.  This similarity helps us to explain why life did not, does not, and will not start from non-life by chance. Science and the Bible agree on this.

The information and the programs running in the human cell provide evidence that we were created by an Intelligent Being (God) and did not get here through self organization and evolution. Living organisms require information, complexity, and design. These all require an intelligent designer.


Heinz 4Speaker: Dr. Heinz Lycklama earned a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering Physics (1965) and a Ph. D. degree in experimental Nuclear Physics (1969) from McMaster University in Canada. Since then he has worked in the telecommunications and computer software industries at Bell Telephone Laboratories in NJ and at Interactive Systems Corporation in CA – as an individual contributor and in management positions. In 1992 Dr. Lycklama founded Open Systems Technology Associates (OSTA) to offer his technology management consulting services to various start-ups in the high technology industry. In 2013 Heinz founded the Apologetics Forum to help equip believers in the defense of The Faith.

Being challenged in his Christian faith by what he was taught in university in the 1960’s,  Dr. Lycklama has always maintained an active interest in the Creation vs. Evolution controversy. He has developed a series of lectures on Creation vs. EvolutionChristian Apologetics, and Biblical Worldview over the years and presented the material in Sunday school classes, to college students, during church services, at Bible Schools, and other venues in Europe, Asia, Africa and North America. With his knowledge of the Bible and science, Dr. Lycklama has continued to develop and present new material in these subject areas. Information on his messages and presentations can be found at www.heinzlycklama.com/messages.

Message Documents:


Dr. Heinz Lycklama speaks in the Vancouver, BC area during the weekend of February 17-18, 2017 at the following venues:

  1. Friday, February 17, 7:30 PM, Talk on  Why The Bible Is Unique at Faith Lutheran Church in Surrey, BC.
  2. Saturday, February 18, 2:00 PM, Talk on Darwinian Psuedoscience at Willingdon Church in Burnaby, BC.
  3. Saturday, February 18, 7:00 PM, Talk on Information: The Basis For Life at New West Community Church in New Westminster, BC.
Feb
24
Fri
2017
Geology and The Clash of Worldviews – Chris Ashcraft @ Atonement Free Lutheran Church
Feb 24 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Geology and The Clash of Worldviews

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Description: Secular geologists say there has been no global flood as described in the Bible, but vast layers of rocks provide a monumental testimony to this event and God’s recent judgment of humankind. This presentation provides an introduction to Creation Geology and a characterization of the geological column that is logically derived from the Biblical worldview.

biblical-geological-model

Several important examples are provided that show how strata and canyons can form rapidly, rather than over millions of years. In addition, the secular geologic worldviews are examined to illustrate how historical bias against catastrophism has caused erroneous interpretations of geologic features that are now known to have been formed catastrophically.


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Speaker: Chris Ashcraft is a Christian educator employed as high school science teacher at Cedar Park Christian Schools, and adjunct professor at Northwest University. Chris has also worked in plant biotechnology. He was a research technician at the Cotton Fiber Production Laboratory at Texas Tech University, then at the Plant Transformation Facility at Oklahoma State University, and lastly was the Plant Transformation Specialist for EDEN Bioscience in Bothell, Washington.

He obtained a Bachelor of Science in biology from Wayland Baptist University in 1989, a Master of Science in biology from Texas Tech University in 1996, a Master of Education from the University of Washington in 2008, and a Master in Teaching Math and Science from Seattle Pacific University in 2012.

Chris moved from research science into the teaching profession to serve God in Christian education. His decision was motivated by the impact that secular science is having on people of faith. Today, close to 50% of Christian students lose their belief in God while attending secular schools. This tendency could be lessened if the Church was better equipped to defend the authority of Biblical teachings (1 Peter 3:15). To be prepared for these challenges, it is important that Churches provide regular educational programs on creation and other Bible Apologetics.


Lecture recordings at:

  • Video recording of lecture on YouTube here.
  • Powerpoint Slides used can be found here.
  • Audio recording of lecture can be found here.
  • Audio recording of Q&A after lecture can be found here.

Meeting Documents:

Mar
5
Sun
2017
Information: The Basis For Life – Dr. Heinz Lycklama @ Summit Park Bible Church
Mar 5 @ 9:15 am – 10:15 am

Information: The Basis For Life


CellParts

Description: Life consists of material (matter & energy) as well as non-material parts (information). We discover the similarity in the nature of information, machines and programs in writing systems, computer systems, and living systems. Each requires a design, and therefore a designer.  This similarity helps us to explain why life can not start from non-life by chance. The role of information in living organisms leads us to the inevitable conclusion.

The information and the programs running in the human cell provide evidence that we were created by an Intelligent Being (God) and did not get here through self organization and evolution via random chance. Living organisms require information, complexity, and design. These all require an intelligent designer. Science and the Bible agree on this.


Heinz 4Speaker: Dr. Heinz Lycklama earned a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering Physics (1965) and a Ph. D. degree in experimental Nuclear Physics (1969) from McMaster University in Canada. Since then he has worked in the telecommunications and computer software industries at Bell Telephone Laboratories in NJ and at Interactive Systems Corporation in CA – as an individual contributor and in management positions. In 1992 Dr. Lycklama founded Open Systems Technology Associates (OSTA) to offer his technology management consulting services to various start-ups in the high technology industry. In 2013 Heinz founded the Apologetics Forum to help equip believers in the defense of The Faith.

Being challenged in his Christian faith by what he was taught in university in the 1960’s,  Dr. Lycklama has always maintained an active interest in the Creation vs. Evolution controversy. He has developed a series of lectures on Creation vs. EvolutionChristian Apologetics, and Biblical Worldview over the years and presented the material in Sunday school classes, to college students, during church services, at Bible Schools, and other venues in Europe, Asia, Africa and North America. With his knowledge of the Bible and science, Dr. Lycklama has continued to develop and present new material in these subject areas. Information on his messages and presentations can be found at Heinzlycklama.com/messages.

Message Documents:

Why The Bible Is Unique – Dr. Heinz Lycklama @ Summit Park Bible Church
Mar 5 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

Why The Bible Is Unique

HolyBibleOver300HolyBooks  MoreHolyBooks 


2 Tim. 3:16, All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness.


Description: Religions are based on their holy book(s.) The Christian faith is based on the Bible. Is the Bible just another religious book or is it the Word of God? The Bible claims to be God-breathed. Let us give you seven reasons why we believe the Bible is indeed God’s Word:

  1. Direct Claims of the Bible
  2. Perfect Unity of the Bible
  3. Reliable Transmission of the Bible
  4. Unique Teachings of the Bible
  5. Historical Accuracy of the Bible
  6. Scientific Accuracy of the Bible
  7. Fulfilled Prophecy of the Bible

The Bible is like no other book in the world. It provides many sound evidences and convincing proofs that it is God’s Word. The Bible is authoritative in all matters that it addresses; it is infallible, inerrant, complete and final. It is sufficient for our needs, it will accomplish what it promises, and it provides the assurance of our salvation.


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Speaker: Dr. Heinz Lycklama earned a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering Physics (1965) and a Ph. D. degree in experimental Nuclear Physics (1969) from McMaster University in Canada. Since then he has worked in the telecommunications and computer software industries at Bell Telephone Laboratories in NJ and at Interactive Systems Corporation in CA – as an individual contributor and in management positions. In 1992 Dr. Lycklama founded Open Systems Technology Associates (OSTA) to offer his technology management consulting services to various start-ups in the high technology industry. In 2013 Heinz founded the Apologetics Forum to help equip believers in the defense of The Faith.

Being challenged in his Christian faith by what he was taught in university in the 1960’s,  Dr. Lycklama has always maintained an active interest in the Creation vs. Evolution controversy. He has developed a series of lectures on Creation vs. EvolutionChristian Apologetics, and Biblical Worldview over the years and presented the material in Sunday school classes, to college students, during church services, at Bible Schools, and other venues in Europe, Asia, Africa and North America. With his knowledge of the Bible and science, Dr. Lycklama has continued to develop and present new material in these subject areas. Information on his messages and presentations can be found at www.heinzlycklama.com/messages.


Message Documents:

Mar
7
Tue
2017
Is Genesis History? – Coming To A Theater Near You (March 2 and 7) @ Regal Everett Stadium 16 & RPX
Mar 7 @ 7:00 pm – 8:45 pm

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About the Movie

IS GENESIS HISTORY?  This is a new documentary, hosted by Del Tackett, creator of “The Truth Project”, and featuring CMI’s own Dr. Robert Carter. A fascinating look at the biblical, historical, and scientific evidence for Creation and the Flood. Since the first showing on Thursday, February 23 was sold out, two special encores have been planned for Thursday, March 2 and Tuesday, March 7. The official trailer (3 minutes) for the movie can be found here. You can find a theater near you by entering your ZIP code here: http://isgenesishistory.com/theaters.  We are happy to recommend this quality film, featuring top notch footage and over a dozen scientists/scholars. The DVD version will be available in April. An official review of the film has been written by CMI’s own Dr. Jonathan Sarfati, author of the Genesis Account, and can be found here: http://creation.com/is-genesis-history-doco-review. Note that Dr. Sarfati will be speaking in the Seattle area, March 1 to 12. We are privileged to be able to hear him during that time.

Invite your friends and family to this incredible movie about Creation and the Flood. These kinds of movies are rarely shown in public theaters. Since there are only two more showings of the movie on Thursday, March 2 and on Tuesday, March 7, 2017, you might want to purchase your ticket(s) early.

Mar
9
Thu
2017
The Genesis Account – Dr. Jonathan Sarfati @ Summit Park Bible Church
Mar 9 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Description: The Genesis Account, a new book by Dr. Jonathan Sarfati, is a classic commentary on Genesis 1–11. It defends the biblical creationist position: creation in six consecutive normal days, death resulting from Adam’s fall, and a globe-covering Flood, and confusion of languages at Babel, and in the process it explains how the rest of the Bible interprets Genesis in the above straightforward manner.

In his book and this video presentation by the same title Dr. Sarfati demonstrates that all doctrines of Christianity begin in Genesis 1–11, and he straightforwardly answers the commonest objections to a plain understanding of these crucial Genesis texts.

Does God exist? How can anyone believe in religion when science has neither a need nor a place for God? Is evolution happening today? If God is a God of love, why do we suffer and die?

Dr. Jonathan Sarfati answers these questions and exposes the bankruptcy of the evolutionary myth. This is an issue that affects everyone. Evolution teaches us there is no need for God, there is no spiritual realm, and there is no afterlife. According to the theory, spirituality is just an evolutionary trick of the mind!

The Bible gives a very different picture about the nature of these things. In this presentation, you will learn how the scientific evidence, when properly understood, confirms the details of the biblical account.


SpeakerDr Sarfati is a dual citizen of Australia and New Zealand. He earned a Ph.D. in physical chemistry from a secular NZ university. Dr Sarfati co-authored papers in mainstream scientific journals including one on high-temperature superconductors published in Nature when he was 22.

Jonathan was a co-founder of an Apologetics Society in New Zealand, then joined Creation Ministries International in Australia in 1996. In 2010, he and his American wife transferred from the Australian office to the USA office near Atlanta.

Dr Sarfati has authored some of the most popular and powerful books on the issues of origins, strongly defending biblical (‘young earth’) creation and refuting the strongest arguments for evolution and millions of years. His first book, Refuting Evolution, has sold half a million copies, making it the best-selling creationist book of all time (apart from the Bible!). His latest and most important book is The Genesis Account, a thorough 800-page theological and scientific commentary on Genesis 1–11.

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Jonathan is also a chess master and former New Zealand chess champion, and drew a tournament game with former world champion Boris Spassky. One specialty is playing simultaneous chess games, sometimes ‘blindfold’, i.e. from memory.


Recordings of some of Dr. Sarfati’s previous presentations:


Lecture recordings at:

  • Video recording of lecture on YouTube here.
  • Powerpoint Slides used can be found here.
  • Audio recording of lecture can be found here.
  • Audio recording of Q&A after lecture can be found here.

Meeting Documents:


Dr. Jonathan Sarfati speaks at the following venues in the Greater Seattle area during the weekend of March 9-11, 2017:

  1. Thursday, March 9, 7:00 PM, Talk on  The Genesis Account at Summit Park Bible Church in Anacortes, WA.
  2. Friday, March 10, 10:00 AM, Talks at science classes at Grace Academy Christian School in Marysville, WA.
  3. Friday, March 10, 7:00 PM, Talk on Refuting Compromise at the Apologetics Forum meeting at First Baptist Church Arlington in Arlington, WA.
  4. Saturday, March 11, 9:00 AM, Talk on The Genesis Account at First Baptist Church Arlington in Arlington, WA. Followed by an extended hour of Q&A with Dr. Sarfati.
  5. Saturday, March 11, 6:00 PM, Talk on Design, Deluge & Dilemma at Calvary Chapel Marysville in Marysville, WA.

These talks are part of an extended speaking tour on Exposing Evolution’s Fatal Flaws that Dr Sarfati is doing in the Northwest, March 1 to 12, 2017. Further details on the Creation Ministries International website [select Washington Region].

Mar
10
Fri
2017
Refuting Compromise – Dr. Jonathan Sarfati @ First Baptist Church Arlington
Mar 10 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

 


Description: A six day, young earth understanding of Genesis is the only one that comes from the text itself, which is why the rest of Scripture interprets it that way. Long-age views are a modern aberration that comes from imposing outside ideas of uniformitarian “science” upon the text. See how compromising views render the Bible meaningless to a dying world. You’ll be encouraged and energized to hear there is no need for compromise and that there are answers. The evidence for Creation and the Bible’s account of history is all around us if only we know how to look for it, and Jonathan will show you how to do just that!

The book by the same title, Refuting Compromise by Dr. Jonathan Sarfati, is a comprehensive and resounding refutation of the position of ‘progressive creationist’ Hugh Ross, whose views are causing massive confusion about science and the Bible. The most powerful theological and scientific defense of a straightforward view of Genesis creation ever written. It has recently been updated and expanded.


SpeakerDr Sarfati is a dual citizen of Australia and New Zealand. He earned a Ph.D. in physical chemistry from a secular NZ university. Dr Sarfati co-authored papers in mainstream scientific journals including one on high-temperature superconductors published in Nature when he was 22.

Jonathan was a co-founder of an Apologetics Society in New Zealand, then joined Creation Ministries International in Australia in 1996. In 2010, he and his American wife transferred from the Australian office to the USA office near Atlanta.

Dr Sarfati has authored some of the most popular and powerful books on the issues of origins, strongly defending biblical (‘young earth’) creation and refuting the strongest arguments for evolution and millions of years. His first book, Refuting Evolution, has sold half a million copies, making it the best-selling creationist book of all time (apart from the Bible!). His latest and most important book is The Genesis Account, a thorough 800-page theological and scientific commentary on Genesis 1–11.

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Jonathan is also a chess master and former New Zealand chess champion, and drew a tournament game with former world champion Boris Spassky. One specialty is playing simultaneous chess games, sometimes ‘blindfold’, i.e. from memory.


Recordings of some of Dr. Sarfati’s presentations:

Videos Clips:

Video Messages:


Lecture recordings at:

  • Video recording of lecture on YouTube here.
  • Powerpoint Slides used can be found here.
  • Audio recording of lecture can be found here.
  • Audio recording of Q&A after lecture can be found here.

Meeting Documents:



Dr. Jonathan Sarfati speaks at the following venues in the Greater Seattle area during the weekend of March 9-11, 2017:

  1. Thursday, March 9, 7:00 PM, Talk on  The Genesis Account at Summit Park Bible Church in Anacortes, WA.
  2. Friday, March 10, 8;45 AM, Biological Robotics: Incredible Design in Life at Chapel hour. Talks at science classes (Chemistry – 10:55 AM, Current World Problems – 11:50 AM, Physics – 1:15 PM) at Grace Academy Christian School in Marysville, WA.
  3. Friday, March 10, 7:00 PM, Talk on Refuting Compromise at the Apologetics Forum meeting at First Baptist Church Arlington in Arlington, WA.
  4. Saturday, March 11, 9:00 AM, Talk on The Genesis Account at First Baptist Church Arlington in Arlington, WA. Followed by an extended hour of Q&A with Dr. Sarfati.
  5. Saturday, March 11, 6:00 PM, Talk on Design, Deluge & Dilemma at Calvary Chapel Marysville in Marysville, WA.

These talks are part of an extended speaking tour on Exposing Evolution’s Fatal Flaws that Dr Sarfati is doing in the Northwest, March 1 to 12, 2017. Further details on the Creation Ministries International website [select Washington Region].

Mar
11
Sat
2017
The Genesis Account – Dr. Jonathan Sarfati @ First Baptist Church Arlington
Mar 11 @ 9:00 am – 11:15 am

Description: The Genesis Account, a new book by Dr. Jonathan Sarfati, is a classic commentary on Genesis 1–11. It defends the biblical creationist position: creation in six consecutive normal days, death resulting from Adam’s fall, and a globe-covering Flood, and confusion of languages at Babel, and in the process it explains how the rest of the Bible interprets Genesis in the above straightforward manner.

In his book and his presentation by the same title Dr. Sarfati demonstrates that all doctrines of Christianity begin in Genesis 1–11, and he straightforwardly answers the commonest objections to a plain understanding of these crucial Genesis texts.

Does God exist? How can anyone believe in religion when science has neither a need nor a place for God? Is evolution happening today? If God is a God of love, why do we suffer and die?

Dr. Jonathan Sarfati answers these questions and exposes the bankruptcy of the evolutionary myth. This is an issue that affects everyone. Evolution teaches us there is no need for God, there is no spiritual realm, and there is no afterlife. According to the theory, spirituality is just an evolutionary trick of the mind!

The Bible gives a very different picture about the nature of these things. In this presentation, you will learn how the scientific evidence, when properly understood, confirms the details of the biblical account.

Note: After Dr Sarfati’s presentation we will take a break, followed by an extended one-hour Q&A period during which you will have the opportunity to ask him questions related to Creation, Evolution, Science, the Bible, etc. Most of the questions will be answered using visual aids via Powerpoint. He has written numerous books, articles and pamphlets on all of these topics in his 20+ years in the Creation Ministry.


SpeakerDr Sarfati is a dual citizen of Australia and New Zealand. He earned a Ph.D. in physical chemistry from a secular NZ university. Dr Sarfati co-authored papers in mainstream scientific journals including one on high-temperature superconductors published in Nature when he was 22.

Jonathan was a co-founder of an Apologetics Society in New Zealand, then joined Creation Ministries International in Australia in 1996. In 2010, he and his American wife transferred from the Australian office to the USA office near Atlanta.

Dr Sarfati has authored some of the most popular and powerful books on the issues of origins, strongly defending biblical (‘young earth’) creation and refuting the strongest arguments for evolution and millions of years. His first book, Refuting Evolution, has sold half a million copies, making it the best-selling creationist book of all time (apart from the Bible!). His latest and most important book is The Genesis Account, a thorough 800-page theological and scientific commentary on Genesis 1–11.

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Jonathan is also a chess master and former New Zealand chess champion, and drew a tournament game with former world champion Boris Spassky. One specialty is playing simultaneous chess games, sometimes ‘blindfold’, i.e. from memory.


Recordings of some of Dr. Sarfati’s previous presentations:


Lecture recordings at:

  • Video recording of lecture on YouTube here.
  • Powerpoint Slides used can be found here.
  • Audio recording of lecture can be found here.
  • Audio recording of Q&A after lecture can be found here.

Meeting Documents:


Dr. Jonathan Sarfati speaks at the following venues within the Greater Seattle area during the weekend of March 9-11, 2017:

  1. Thursday, March 9, 7:00 PM, Talk on  The Genesis Account at Summit Park Bible Church in Anacortes, WA.
  2. Friday, March 10, 10:00 AM, Talks at science classes at Grace Academy Christian School in Marysville, WA.
  3. Friday, March 10, 7:00 PM, Talk on Refuting Compromise at the Apologetics Forum meeting at First Baptist Church Arlington in Arlington, WA.
  4. Saturday, March 11, 9:00 AM, Talk on The Genesis Account at First Baptist Church Arlington in Arlington, WA. Followed by an extended hour of Q&A with Dr. Sarfati.
  5. Saturday, March 11, 6:00 PM, Talk on Design, Deluge & Dilemma at Calvary Chapel Marysville in Marysville, WA.
Design, Deluge & Dilemma – Dr. Jonathan Sarfati @ Calvary Chapel Marysville
Mar 11 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

 


Description: Dr. Jonathan Sarfati addresses the following issues in his talk on Design, Deluge & Dilemma:

  • Widespread apostasy in young people—not because of lack of evidence, but lack of dissemination of the evidence.
  • Jesus as Creator, as well as Kinsman-Redeemer, meaning that He must be our blood relative.  This means that all humanity must come from Adam, also the ancestor of Jesus, the Last Adam.  Adam’s sin brought death, so Jesus brought Resurrection—Rom. 5 and 1 Cor. 15 make an explicit connection.
  • Since death came through sin, fossil record must post-date Adam.  Explained by Genesis global Flood, which has other evidences.
  • Design in nature, including micro-machines.  Coded information stored on DNA.
  • Goo-to-you evolution requires information increase, but what we see are sorting out already-existing information, natural selection culling information, and mutations corrupting information.

SpeakerDr Sarfati is a dual citizen of Australia and New Zealand. He earned a Ph.D. in physical chemistry from a secular NZ university. Dr Sarfati co-authored papers in mainstream scientific journals including one on high-temperature superconductors published in Nature when he was 22.

Jonathan was a co-founder of an Apologetics Society in New Zealand, then joined Creation Ministries International in Australia in 1996. In 2010, he and his American wife transferred from the Australian office to the USA office near Atlanta.

Dr Sarfati has authored some of the most popular and powerful books on the issues of origins, strongly defending biblical (‘young earth’) creation and refuting the strongest arguments for evolution and millions of years. His first book, Refuting Evolution, has sold half a million copies, making it the best-selling creationist book of all time (apart from the Bible!). His latest and most important book is The Genesis Account, a thorough 800-page theological and scientific commentary on Genesis 1–11.

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Jonathan is also a chess master and former New Zealand chess champion, and drew a tournament game with former world champion Boris Spassky. One specialty is playing simultaneous chess games, sometimes ‘blindfold’, i.e. from memory.


Recordings of some of Dr. Sarfati’s previous presentations:


Lecture recordings at:

  • Video recording of lecture on YouTube here.
  • Powerpoint Slides used can be found here.
  • Audio recording of lecture can be found here.
  • Audio recording of Q&A after lecture can be found here.

Meeting Documents:


Dr. Jonathan Sarfati speaks at the following venues in the Greater Seattle area during the weekend of March 9-11, 2017:

  1. Thursday, March 9, 7:00 PM, Talk on  The Genesis Account at Summit Park Bible Church in Anacortes, WA.
  2. Friday, March 10, 10:00 AM, Talks at science classes at Grace Academy Christian School in Marysville, WA.
  3. Friday, March 10, 7:00 PM, Talk on Refuting Compromise at the Apologetics Forum meeting at First Baptist Church Arlington in Arlington, WA.
  4. Saturday, March 11, 9:00 AM, Talk on The Genesis Account at First Baptist Church Arlington in Arlington, WA. Followed by an extended hour of Q&A with Dr. Sarfati.
  5. Saturday, March 11, 6:00 PM, Talk on Design, Deluge & Dilemma at Calvary Chapel Marysville in Marysville, WA.

These talks are part of an extended speaking tour on Exposing Evolution’s Fatal Flaws that Dr Sarfati is doing in the Northwest, March 1 to 12, 2017. Further details on the Creation Ministries International website [select Washington Region].

Mar
24
Fri
2017
Learning From Catastrophe: Biological Recovery at Mount St. Helens – Dr. Keith Swenson @ Atonement Free Lutheran Church
Mar 24 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Learning From Catastrophe: Biological Recovery at Mount St. Helens

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Description: Noah’s Flood left the entire earth biologically devastated. Creationists believe that over the tens, hundreds and thousands of years following the Flood, living organisms recovered, eventually producing the ecosystems seen on the modern earth.  But is such a belief reasonable? Is the biota really that resilient? And if so, by what ecological mechanisms could such remarkable transformation take place?

Since there is no detailed information on biological changes which transpired following the Flood, creationists must look elsewhere for information.  One source is the study of recovery from modern disturbances, such as the 1980 eruption of Mount St. Helens which produced a 230 square mile area of biological devastation termed the blast zone.  The responses of organisms to this eruption have now been intensely studied for over 35 years generating hundreds of articles.

Dr. Keith Swenson shows us this renewal of life in the blast zone, noting the resilience of the creation and suggesting some comparisons between what happened at Mt. St. Helens and what must have occurred globally following the great Flood described in the Bible.


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Speaker: Dr. Keith Swenson is a retired medical doctor who now teaches courses in biology and geology at Multnomah University in Portland, Oregon. He also served for twenty years as President of Portland’s Design Science Association and was on the board of the Seven Wonders Museum near Mount St. Helens. Keith especially enjoys leading field trips and has taken thousands to Mount St. Helens, the Columbia Gorge, Northwest forests and the Grand Canyon. He co-leads, with Dr. Steve Austin, periodic trips into the “Little Grand Canyon” at Mount St. Helens. Keith has a B.S. in Zoology from the University of Idaho and an M.D. from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. He and his wife, Connie, have four grown children.

A good summary of the recovery of the Mount St. Helens area after the devastation of the eruption in May 1980 is described in this article by Swenson and Catchpoole on the creation.com website. The unexpected rapid bounce back provides us insight into how the world recovered from Noah’s Flood.


Lecture recordings at:

  • March announcements can be seen here.
  • Video recording of lecture on YouTube here.
  • Powerpoint Slides used can be found here.
  • Audio recording of lecture can be found here.
  • Audio recording of Q&A after lecture can be found here.

Meeting Documents:

Apr
28
Fri
2017
Paranormal Apologetics – Dr. Phil Fernandes @ Atonement Free Lutheran Church
Apr 28 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Paranormal Apologetics

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Description: Often, apologists do not answer many of the questions that numerous Americans are asking today about paranormal events. We define paranormal events as “reports of events that seem to defy any natural explanation.” Dr. Fernandes addresses some of the paranormal questions that non-believers are presently asking. Some of these questions include: the true identity of UFOs, bigfoot, ghosts, and haunted houses. Fernandes will also discuss the supposed visitations of Mary and the stigmata (the miraculous appearance of the wounds of Christ)?


Phil Fernandes

Speaker: Dr. Phil Fernandes is the senior pastor of Trinity Bible Fellowship and the president of the Institute of Biblical Defense. Fernandes founded the Institute of Biblical Defense in 1990 to help train Christians in their defense of the faith. He also teaches Bible, philosophy, and world religions at Crosspoint Academy and the Gateway School of Ministry in Bremerton, WA. He has completed doctoral work in both philosophy of religion (Greenwich University) and theological studies (Columbia Evangelical Seminary). He has authored several books dealing with the defense of the Christian faith. Many lectures/debates/sermons are available on his website.


Lecture recordings at:

  • Video recording of lecture on YouTube here.
  • Powerpoint Slides used can be found here.
  • Audio recording of lecture can be found here.
  • Audio recording of Q&A after lecture can be found here.

Meeting Documents:

May
3
Wed
2017
Science Truths in the Bible – Dr. Heinz Lycklama @ Cedar Park Church
May 3 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

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Science Truths in the Bible

Description:We trust the Bible for spiritual truth. Events, people and nations in the Bible have been corroborated by extra-biblical historians. The Bible has been confirmed by prophecy, archaeology, and geography. Do we trust the Bible when it makes scientific statements? There are many biblical references in different disciplines of science. The authors refer to nature and natural processes using everyday language. Their statements are amazingly accurate and often anticipate scientific insights that were not discovered by scientists until the last few centuries. The Bible is authoritative in all matters that it addresses. In fact modern science is founded on the biblical worldview.


Heinz 4Speaker: Dr. Heinz Lycklama earned a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering Physics (1965) and a Ph. D. degree in experimental Nuclear Physics (1969) from McMaster University in Canada. Since then he has worked in the telecommunications and computer software industries at Bell Telephone Laboratories in NJ and at Interactive Systems Corporation in CA – as an individual contributor and in management positions. In 1992 Dr. Lycklama founded Open Systems Technology Associates (OSTA) to offer his technology management consulting services to various start-ups in the high technology industry. In 2013 Heinz founded the Apologetics Forum to help equip believers in the defense of The Faith.

Being challenged in his Christian faith by what he was taught in university in the 1960’s,  Dr. Lycklama has always maintained an active interest in the Creation vs. Evolution controversy. He has developed a series of lectures on Creation vs. EvolutionChristian Apologetics, and Biblical Worldview over the years and presented the material in Sunday school classes, to college students, during church services, at Bible Schools, and other venues in Europe, Asia, Africa and North America. With his knowledge of the Bible and science, Dr. Lycklama has continued to develop and present new material in these subject areas. Information on his messages and presentations can be found at www.heinzlycklama.com/messages.


Message Documents:

  • Powerpoint slides [ppt, pdf]
May
19
Fri
2017
Critical Thinking Skills That Disarm Evolutionists – Mike Riddle @ Atonement Free Lutheran Church
May 19 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

 

Description: Evolution is a “theory” that attempts to explain the origin of the cosmos without a creator. Unfortunately, this view is guarded against scrutiny and taught uncritically in our public schools as though it were an absolute fact. Such treatment has led students to view Darwinism as the only accepted explanation for the diversity of life on Earth. This presentation encourages critical thinking about naturalism, examines the “evidence” for the theory of evolution, and in particular describes the evidence that we would expect to  find if evolutionism were true.

  • The critical thinking method
  • Three critical thinking questions
  • A power question
  • Words have meaning: fuzzy words and magic words
  • Red-flag words
  • Why the fossil record refutes evolutionism
  • If evolution is true what should we observe?

Questions that will be answered by Mike include:

  • What is observed evidence for evolution that does not require faith?
  • How much original material in key fossils is actually found vs is fabricated?
  • Does the fossil record refute evolutionism?
  • What are the arguments that demonstrate the fossil record does not support evolution?
  • If evolutionism is true, what evidence would we observe?
  • What question can we use to challenge the pictures of fossils in textbooks?

Learn how to confront the teachings of evolution with questioning techniques. See how and why new discoveries are confounding so many evolutionists and scientists around the world.


SpeakerMike Riddle – President of CTI & Education Specialist
Mike is an international speaker and educator on Christian education and apologetics. Mike is also an adjunct speaker for Answers in Genesis. He holds a degree in mathematics and a graduate degree in education and has been involved in creation ministry for more than thirty-five years. Prior to getting involved in creation ministry, Mike was a Captain in the U.S. Marines and a national champion in track and field. Mike’s experience in the education field includes:

  • Teaching junior high and senior high school mathematics.
  • An instructor at the Northwest Graduate School of the Ministry and the Institute for Creation Research Graduate School.
  • Managing U.S. Sprint’s world-wide technical training.
  • Managing Microsoft’s world-wide engineer training.
  • Development and delivery of courses on presentation skills and teaching methods.
  • Mike currently lectures and teaches world-wide on creation apologetics, Christian education, science and the Bible, and developing a biblical worldview.

He resides in Boise, ID with his wife Lesley.


Some of Mike’s Video Clips:


Lecture recordings at:

  • Video recording of lecture on YouTube here.
  • Powerpoint Slides used can be found here.
  • Audio recording of lecture can be found here.
  • Audio recording of Q&A after lecture can be found here.

Meeting Documents:


Mike Riddle , Founder and President of Creation Training Initiative (CTI), speaks at the following venues within the Greater Seattle area during the weekend of May 18-21, 2017. Events #2, #3, #4, and #5 have been confirmed. Mike is still available for event #1. This list will be updated as new speaking engagements are confirmed.

  1. Thursday, May 18, 7:00 PM, Talk on Evolution, the Bible and the Problem of Evil, or another topic of the church”s choosing, at To Be Decided (TBD).
  2. Friday, May 19, 9:00 AM, Mike will give talks and/or do a Q&A session for students at a local Christian School.
  3. Friday, May 19, 7:00 PM, Talk on Critical Thinking Skills That Disarm Evolutionists at the Apologetics Forum meeting.
  4. Saturday, May 20, 8:30 AM – 5:30 PM. Mike Riddle will be part of the team teaching the Christian Educators Conference (CEC) at Grace Academy. Please register online or call Randy Sinn, one of the four certified instructors for the class, at 360-435-4715 to reserve your place in the class.
  5. Sunday morning, May 21 9:00 AM at Snohomish Emmanuel Baptist Church. During the Sunday School hour Mike brings a talk on How Big Is God? During the worship service Mike brings a message on One Nation Under God, What Is The Gospel?

Note: Talk topics may change based on the choice of the venue. Other seminars and sermons available by Mike Riddle can be found on his CreationTraining.org website. If you have an interest in having Mike Riddle speak at your venue, or know of someone who might have an interest, please call Heinz at 425-501-5075 or email him at heinz@osta.com.

May
20
Sat
2017
Christian Educators Conference @ Grace Academy
May 20 all-day

Christian Educators Conference
Marysville, WA
Information and Registration

When:  May 20, 2017
Where:  Grace Academy
8521 67th Ave NE
Marysville, WA 98270
Cost:  $30 (includes manual and lunch)
Time:  8:30am – 5:30pm
ACSI certified for one Continuing Education Unit for Christian school teachers

Purpose:
Equip Christians with information, communication skills, and instructional methods to teach, uphold and apply the biblical worldview.

Target audience
-Christian school teachers and administrators
-Pastors and youth pastors
-Home school educators
-Sunday school teachers
-Christian college students majoring in education

Conference Topics
-What is Christian education?
-Life-long learning tools – critical thinking methods
-Why the origin of life is a showstopper for evolutionists.
-Teaching about the Bible, creation and time
-Teaching about the fossil record
-Training students to defend their faith
-An overview of dating methods
-Moral relativism in education
-Four essentials to teach about dinosaurs
-Educating for success

Course Leaders:

Randy Sinn has degrees in Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, and has a Master’s in Project Management. CATC Certified**.

Sheila Sinn has a degree in Mechanical Engineering, and is a registered Professional Engineer. She trained children’s leaders for 14 years in an international Bible study.  CATC Certified*.

Heinz Lycklama: Ph.D. Nuclear Physics. He founded the Apologetics Forum and has lectured on creation and apologetics for 25 years. CATC Certified*.

Mike Riddle: Mike is the founder and president of Creation Training Initiative. He is an international speaker on creation apologetics and Christian education.

* Note: CATC Certified: Successfully completed the 5-day Creation Apologetics Teachers College from Creation Training Initiative (CreationTraining.org)


  


For more information:

CEC Poster
CEC Brochure
ApologeticsForum.org

rj.sinn@frontier.com
360-435-4715

May
21
Sun
2017
How Big Is God? – Mike Riddle @ Snohomish Emmanuel Baptist Church
May 21 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am

Sunday School Hour: How Big Is God?


Description: This is an easy to understand presentation about the small things God created (cells) and the big things He created (planets and stars). The talk uses simple to understand math and probability. Topics include:
• Testing our credulity factor
• The Theme: 2 Timothy 3:16 and Romans 1:19-20
• Understanding big numbers and the greatness of God
• God made the small things
• The amazing cell
• God created the BIG things
• The incredible human body
• How big is God?


SpeakerMike Riddle – President of CTI & Education Specialist
Mike is an international speaker and educator on Christian education and apologetics. Mike is also an adjunct speaker for Answers in Genesis. He holds a degree in mathematics and a graduate degree in education and has been involved in creation ministry for more than thirty-five years. Prior to getting involved in creation ministry, Mike was a Captain in the U.S. Marines and a national champion in track and field. Mike’s experience in the education field includes:

  • Teaching junior high and senior high school mathematics.
  • An instructor at the Northwest Graduate School of the Ministry and the Institute for Creation Research Graduate School.
  • Managing U.S. Sprint’s world-wide technical training.
  • Managing Microsoft’s world-wide engineer training.
  • Development and delivery of courses on presentation skills and teaching methods.
  • Mike currently lectures and teaches world-wide on creation apologetics, Christian education, science and the Bible, and developing a biblical worldview.

He resides in Boise, ID with his wife Lesley.


Some of Mike’s Video Clips:


Lecture recordings at:

  • Video recording of lecture on YouTube here.
  • Powerpoint Slides used can be found here.
  • Audio recording of lecture can be found here.
  • Audio recording of Q&A after lecture can be found here.

Meeting Documents:


Mike Riddle , Founder and President of Creation Training Initiative (CTI), speaks at the following venues within the Greater Seattle area during the weekend of May 18-21, 2017. Events #2, #3, #4, and #5 have been confirmed. Mike is still available for event #1. This list will be updated as new speaking engagements are confirmed.

  1. Thursday, May 18, 7:00 PM, Talk on Evolution, the Bible and the Problem of Evil, or another topic of the church”s choosing, at To Be Decided (TBD).
  2. Friday, May 19, 9:00 AM, Mike will give talks and/or do a Q&A session for students at a local Christian School.
  3. Friday, May 19, 7:00 PM, Talk on Critical Thinking Skills That Disarm Evolutionists at the Apologetics Forum meeting.
  4. Saturday, May 20, 8:30 AM – 5:30 PM. Mike Riddle will be part of the team teaching the Christian Educators Conference (CEC) at Grace Academy. Please register online or call Randy Sinn, one of the four certified instructors for the class, at 360-435-4715 to reserve your place in the class.
  5. Sunday morning, May 21 9:00 AM at Snohomish Emmanuel Baptist Church. During the Sunday School hour Mike brings a talk on How Big Is God? During the worship service Mike brings a message on One Nation Under God, What Is The Gospel?

Note: Talk topics may change based on the choice of the venue. Other seminars and sermons available by Mike Riddle can be found on his CreationTraining.org website. If you have an interest in having Mike Riddle speak at your venue, or know of someone who might have an interest, please call Heinz at 425-501-5075 or email him at heinz@osta.com.

One Nation Under God – Mike Riddle @ Snohomish Emmanuel Baptist Church
May 21 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

Worship Service: One Nation Under God

 


Description: The talk begins with a walk through the history of America and the price that was paid for our freedoms. Included are America’s War for Independence, the Civil War, WW 1 and II, the Korean War, the Vietnam War, as well as the Cold War and war in the Middle East.
The discussion then focuses on another and greater battle that will shape America’s future. It is the war for the heart and soul of America. A clear presentation of the Gospel and the importance of biblical foundations are presented. The talk is accompanied with memorable graphics and music that reflect this country’s heritage. This is an excellent presentation for special days such as July 4th, Armed Forces Day, or Memorial Day.


SpeakerMike Riddle – President of CTI & Education Specialist
Mike is an international speaker and educator on Christian education and apologetics. Mike is also an adjunct speaker for Answers in Genesis. He holds a degree in mathematics and a graduate degree in education and has been involved in creation ministry for more than thirty-five years. Prior to getting involved in creation ministry, Mike was a Captain in the U.S. Marines and a national champion in track and field. Mike’s experience in the education field includes:

  • Teaching junior high and senior high school mathematics.
  • An instructor at the Northwest Graduate School of the Ministry and the Institute for Creation Research Graduate School.
  • Managing U.S. Sprint’s world-wide technical training.
  • Managing Microsoft’s world-wide engineer training.
  • Development and delivery of courses on presentation skills and teaching methods.
  • Mike currently lectures and teaches world-wide on creation apologetics, Christian education, science and the Bible, and developing a biblical worldview.

He resides in Boise, ID with his wife Lesley.


Some of Mike’s Video Clips:


Lecture recordings at:

  • Video recording of lecture on YouTube here.
  • Powerpoint Slides used can be found here.
  • Audio recording of lecture can be found here.
  • Audio recording of Q&A after lecture can be found here.

Meeting Documents:


Mike Riddle , Founder and President of Creation Training Initiative (CTI), speaks at the following venues within the Greater Seattle area during the weekend of May 18-21, 2017. Events #2, #3, #4, and #5 have been confirmed. Mike is still available for event #1. This list will be updated as new speaking engagements are confirmed.

  1. Thursday, May 18, 7:00 PM, Talk on Evolution, the Bible and the Problem of Evil, or another topic of the church”s choosing, at To Be Decided (TBD).
  2. Friday, May 19, 9:00 AM, Mike will give talks and/or do a Q&A session for students at a local Christian School.
  3. Friday, May 19, 7:00 PM, Talk on Critical Thinking Skills That Disarm Evolutionists at the Apologetics Forum meeting.
  4. Saturday, May 20, 8:30 AM – 5:30 PM. Mike Riddle will be part of the team teaching the Christian Educators Conference (CEC) at Grace Academy. Please register online or call Randy Sinn, one of the four certified instructors for the class, at 360-435-4715 to reserve your place in the class.
  5. Sunday morning, May 21 9:00 AM at Snohomish Emmanuel Baptist Church. During the Sunday School hour Mike brings a talk on How Big Is God? During the worship service Mike brings a message on One Nation Under God, What Is The Gospel?

Note: Talk topics may change based on the choice of the venue. Other seminars and sermons available by Mike Riddle can be found on his CreationTraining.org website. If you have an interest in having Mike Riddle speak at your venue, or know of someone who might have an interest, please call Heinz at 425-501-5075 or email him at heinz@osta.com.

Jun
3
Sat
2017
What About Global Warming? – Dr. Heinz Lycklama @ Calvary Chapel WestGrove
Jun 3 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

   


What About Global Warming?

Description: The issue of Global Warming (GW), now referred to as Climate Change (CC), has received a lot of attention in the press.  The UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has issued its Fifth Assessment Report.  The IPCC claims that GW is occurring at a rapid rate, that GW is largely due to the increased burning of fossil fuel, and that we face dire consequences if we don’t cut back on greenhouse gases released into the atmosphere. The Nongovernmental International Panel on Climate Change (NIPCC) has concluded that Nature, not Human Activity, rules the Climate. We explore the science behind these different conclusions.

GW alarmists tell us, in effect, that “the end is near” unless drastic state-imposed restrictions are imposed now on our consumption of CO2 emitting fossil fuels – despite God’s promise to Noah – Gen. 8:22.  Other climate scientists claim that any GW is largely due to natural causes such as sun irradiance,  the El Nino phenomenon in the Pacific Ocean, the Pacific Decadal Oscillation, etc. This raises some legitimate questions – 1) What are the facts? 2) What is the appropriate biblical perspective? 3) Should we be concerned? and 4) Is there another agenda?

A short video produced by The Idea Channel entitled History of Climate Change in Greenland provides a historical perspective on GW.

Heinz has done an independent analysis of the GW issue (see www.heinzlycklama.com/gw) and sent the results of his findings and recommendations to many of the leading climate scientists around the world.

Gen. 8:22, “While the earth remains, seedtime and harvest, and cold and heat, and summer and winter, and day and night shall not cease.”


SpeakerDr. Heinz Lycklama earned a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering Physics (1965) and a Ph. D. degree in experimental Nuclear Physics (1969) from McMaster University in Canada. Since then he has worked in the telecommunications and computer software industries at Bell Telephone Laboratories in NJ and at Interactive Systems Corporation in CA – as an individual contributor and in management positions. In 1992 Dr. Lycklama founded Open Systems Technology Associates (OSTA) to offer his technology management consulting services to various start-ups in the high technology industry. In 2013 Heinz founded the Apologetics Forum to help equip believers in the defense of The Faith.

Challenged in his Christian faith by what he was taught in university in the 1960’s, Dr. Lycklama has always maintained an active interest in the Creation vs. Evolution controversy. As his children reached school age and began to ask questions about what they were taught in school, he became more involved in researching the topic of Creation v. Evolution. He has developed a series of lectures and courses on Creation v. EvolutionChristian Apologetics, and Biblical Worldview over the years and presented the material in Sunday school classes, to college students, during church services, at Bible Schools, and other venues in Europe, Asia, Africa and North America. With his knowledge of the Bible and science, Dr. Lycklama has continued to develop and present new material in these subject areas. Information on his messages and presentations can be found at www.heinzlycklama.com/messages.

Heinz and his wife Gerda live in Arlington, WA. They were both born in the Netherlands, immigrated to Canada after WWII with their families, married in 1964, and then immigrated to the US in 1969. They have 5 children and 16 grandchildren. Heinz continues to give talks on Creation v. EvolutionChristian Apologetics, and the Biblical Worldview in various venues. Gerda teaches women’s Bible studies in her home, and is an avid quilter – brightening the lives of many an orphan around the world. Heinz and Gerda have traveled internationally on business as well as on missions and teaching trips.


Message Documents:

  • Powerpoint slides [ppt, pdf]

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