Past AFSC Events

2017 AFSC 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 Document:

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 Document:

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.
  • 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:


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:


 

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:


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:


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:

  • 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)?


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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.
  • 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:


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:


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 Costa Mesa
Jun 3 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 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.”


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.

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]
Jun
23
Fri
2017
Reversing Secularization of the Church – J.D. Mitchell @ Atonement Free Lutheran Church
Jun 23 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Reversing Secularization of the Church


jdmitchell-16Description: This talk suggests a path to a reversal of the rampant secularization of the Church. Secularism is the anti-religious (especially anti-Christian) worldview that true knowledge can only be found through rational or empirical means. Secularists live their lives with an orientation toward the present world only, as opposed to the Christian view that life is everlasting.

Much of the acceptance of secularism in the Church is the result of the introduction of biblical compromise (especially theistic evolutionary philosophy) into the Church by theologians and Christian educators. The great mistake these men have made, and continue to make, is to accept and then promote non-scriptural explanations for the geology of the earth. This mistake has allowed for much harmful compromise to fundamental biblical teachings, especially with regard to the history in the Bible. If the biblical history is wrong, then logically, there is no reason to believe any other aspect of its teachings; and there is no reason for the Church to resist the barrage of detrimental secular ideas aimed at it by its Adversary.

Mr. Mitchell’s talk will be a call to all Christians, and especially its theologians and educators, to take a fresh look at the earth’s history using the Biblical Worldview. He will carefully compare the atheistic presuppositions of uniformitarian giant Charles Lyell (that the Church has by and large accepted) to the biblical presuppositions of scriptural geologist George Young (that the Church has mostly ignored). Mr. Mitchell believes that an open-minded study of these presuppositions, along with a look at the actual scientific evidences, will result in a determination that reality only matches the Biblical Worldview.


JDMitchell-266x300Speaker: J.D. Mitchell is a registered professional engineer in Oregon and Washington and has a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Washington. He has also completed his Master of Biblical Studies in Biblical Creation Apologetics from Master’s Graduate School of Divinity.

J.D. is Executive Director of the Institute for Creation Science of Oregon, and speaks and writes regarding the creation versus evolution controversy as a part of his creation science ministry (Creation Engineering Concepts).


The recordings of the lecture are available.

  • Video recording of lecture on YouTube can be found 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:


J.D. Mitchell speaks at the following venues within the Greater Seattle area during the weekend of June 23-24:

  1. Friday, June 23, 7:00 PM, Lecture on Reversing Secularization of the Church at the Apologetics Forum meeting at Atonement Free Lutheran Church.
  2. Saturday, June 24, J.D. Mitchell is available to give a talk on How To Interpret Fossils on Saturday morning.
Jul
16
Sun
2017
Science Truths in the Bible – Dr. Heinz Lycklama @ Summit Park Bible Church
Jul 16 @ 9:15 am – 10:15 am

HydrologicCycle  LifeIsInTheBlood


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:


Lecture recordings at:

  • Powerpoint slides [ppt, pdf]
Jul
23
Sun
2017
Paris Climate Agreement Exit: A Victory For Science – Dr. Heinz Lycklama @ Rivercrest Community Church
Jul 23 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

   


Paris Climate Agreement Exit: A Victory For Science

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.”


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.

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 at [ppt, pdf]
  • Evidence Refuting Global Warming Alarmism at [pdf]
Jul
28
Fri
2017
Monstrous Problems: Awesome God – Rick Deighton @ Atonement Free Lutheran Church
Jul 28 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

   


Description: Rick Deighton presents an overview of the book of Job, which zooms in on God’s questions to Job in Chapters 37-41 with special emphasis on God’s descriptions of behemoth and leviathan.  From these chapters we can come to a clear understanding of the purpose for this oldest book in our Bible.  Why did God allow Job to suffer so greatly?  God never gave Job a direct answer to that question – but He did give Job powerful object lessons so he saw the answer and fell on his face before our Awesome God.


SpeakerRick Deighton is a graduate of Boise Bible College, Boise, Idaho, and did post-graduate study at Ozark Christian College in Joplin, Missouri.

His studies included mission strategy, expository and evangelistic preaching, personal evangelism, philosophy, and writing techniques. Rick’s articles, tracts, and booklets have been published in English, German, Korean, and Russian.

He has four published books:

  • “Ready to Give an Answer”
  • “Is the Bible Without Any Errors”
  • “Millions of Miracles – The Evolutionist’s Dilemma”
  • “More Than Conquerors in Cultural Clashes”

Rick and his wife, Della, own a lighting company, and Rick is a bi-vocational missionary who works lighting business between mission trips to former Soviet Union nations, primarily Ukraine. Rick and Della are also Northwest representatives of Peace On Earth Ministries, and Rick is an associate evangelist with Reggie Thomas (White Fields Overseas Evangelism.) He is also one of the directors for Northwest Science Museum in Boise, and serves on the promotion team for Mike Riddle’s Creation Training Initiative.

He especially enjoys teaching on apologetics and creation by our Awesome God. “Overseas Outreach” is his primary ministry, and the two legs by which Overseas Outreach moves forward are: Creation Evangelism and Compassion Evangelism.


Meeting Documents:


Lecture recordings at:

  • July meeting announcements can be seen here.
  • Video recording of lecture on YouTube here.
  • Powerpoint Slides used can be found here: ppt / pdf.
  • Audio recording of lecture can be found here.
  • Audio recording of Q&A after lecture can be found here.

Rick Deighton, an Evangelist with White Fields Overseas Evangelism, speaks at the following venues within the Greater Seattle area during the weekend of July 27-30, 2017.

  1. Friday, July 28, 7:00 PM – Talk on Monstrous Problems: Awesome God at the Apologetics Forum meeting.
  2. Sunday morning, July 30, 10:00 AM – Message on My Awesome God at Bryant Community Church.

Rick uses creation evangelism messages for outreach.

Jul
30
Sun
2017
My Awesome God – Rick Deighton @ Bryant Community Church
Jul 30 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

 

 


Description: Years ago A. W. Tozer wrote:  “What comes into our minds when we think about God is the most important thing about us.”  Wow!  That is powerful.  The purpose for the message, My Awesome God, is to remind us how awesome, amazing, majestic and mighty is our Father in Heaven – yet He loves us unconditionally and is committed to providing for each of us exactly what he or she needs at the right time and in the right way.  Those of us who are in Christ can rest and relax in His loving care in spite of the fact that our country is in turbulence you hear or see daily on news reports.  Psalm 33:8-9 reminds us of Who our Awesome God is.  Satan is a fly speck compared to our God!  “And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose.  for whom He foreknew, He also predestined to be conformed to the image of His Son, that He might be the firstborn among many brethren.”  Romans 8:28-29 (NKJV).  Let’s keep focused on our Awesome God, rather than the turbulent turmoil!


SpeakerRick Deighton is a graduate of Boise Bible College, Boise, Idaho, and did post-graduate study at Ozark Christian College in Joplin, Missouri.

His studies included mission strategy, expository and evangelistic preaching, personal evangelism, philosophy, and writing techniques. Rick’s articles, tracts, and booklets have been published in English, German, Korean, and Russian.

He has four published books:

  • “Ready to Give an Answer”
  • “Is the Bible Without Any Errors”
  • “Millions of Miracles – The Evolutionist’s Dilemma”
  • “More Than Conquerors in Cultural Clashes”

Rick and his wife, Della, own a lighting company, and Rick is a bi-vocational missionary who works lighting business between mission trips to former Soviet Union nations, primarily Ukraine. Rick and Della are also Northwest representatives of Peace On Earth Ministries, and Rick is an associate evangelist with Reggie Thomas (White Fields Overseas Evangelism.) He is also one of the directors for Northwest Science Museum in Boise, and serves on the promotion team for Mike Riddle’s Creation Training Initiative.

He especially enjoys teaching on apologetics and creation by our Awesome God. “Overseas Outreach” is his primary ministry, and the two legs by which Overseas Outreach moves forward are: Creation Evangelism and Compassion Evangelism.


Lecture recordings at:

  • July meeting 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:


Rick Deighton, an Evangelist with White Fields Overseas Evangelism, speaks at the following venues within the Greater Seattle area during the weekend of July 27-30, 2017.

  1. Thursday, July 27, 7:00 PM – Talk on a topic of the church”s choosing, at To Be Decided (TBD).
  2. Friday, July 28, 7:00 PM – Talk on Monstrous Problems: Awesome God at the Apologetics Forum meeting.
  3. Saturday, July 29 – Talk(s) on selected topic(s) of the church”s choosing at a venue TBD.
  4. Sunday morning, July 30, 10:00 AM – Message on My Awesome God at Bryant Community Church.

Rick uses creation evangelism messages for outreach. He is available to speak on Thursday, July 27 and on Saturday, July 29. The talks that Rick is prepared to give are listed here. If you have an interest in having Rick Deighton speak at your church, or know of someone who might have an interest, please call Heinz at 425-501-5075 or email him at heinz@osta.com.

Aug
25
Fri
2017
Evolution, Species and Kinds – Dr. Don Johnson @ Atonement Free Lutheran Church
Aug 25 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Description: After explaining the difference between micro- and macro- evolution and whether there’s any science for connecting them, the difference between Biblical “kinds” and species will be described.  The basics of neo-Darwinian biology and it’s lack of verifiable evidence will be highlighted, causing thousands of scientists to abandon it. Information science will be highlighted as the biggest obstacle for the naturalistic scenarios, as the reality of millions of biological computers and computer programs in each cell (humans have 100 trillion) have been scientifically verified, with NO naturalistic explanation.  Evolution can be explained as a religion, and science actually supports Biblical insights.


Speaker: Dr. Don Johnson has earned PhD’s in both Computer & Information Sciences from the University of Minnesota and in Chemistry from Michigan State University. He was a senior research scientist and consultant for 15 years, and taught 20 years in universities in Wisconsin, Minnesota, California, and Europe. Since “retiring,” he has done consulting, speaking, and writing (4 books & several peer-reviewed papers). He has made presentations across the US and on most continents. His www.4iam.org Christian Website has links to several video presentations and printable flyers, as well as to his two secular science Websites (peer-reviewed papers).

See the following websites for more information:

  • Science Integrity (secular site describes books available)
  •  PoL  (secular site without pro-ID language, limited to informational aspects of life).

The Programming of Life (PoLbook highlights the proven fact that every cell has thousands of interacting computers reading billions of bits of digital information, including implementation of extremely complex digital computer programs.  Microsoft founder Bill Gates has written “Human DNA is like a computer program but far, far more advanced than any software we’ve ever created” [The Road Ahead]. Can you imagine how believable it would be if someone were to suggest that the Windows 7 operating system just arose by natural processes?


Meeting Documents:


Lecture Recordings:

  • Introduction before the lecture by Dr. Johnson found here.
  • Video recording of the lecture on YouTube can be found here.
  • Powerpoint slides used during the lecture are here.
  • Audio recording of the lecture can be found here.
  • Audio recording of Q&A can be found here.

Dr. Don Johnson, a Creation Scientist with two earned PhD degrees (Computer & Information Sciences and Chemistry), will be speaking at the following venues within the Greater Seattle area in the latter part of August 2017 as well as the early part of September 2017.

  1. Friday, August 25, 7:00 PM – Talk on Evolution, Species, and Kinds at the Apologetics Forum meeting.
  2. Saturday, August 26 – Talk on Awesome Eclipse & Other Astronomical Wonders at  Mens’ Breakfast at First Baptist Church Arlington in Arlington, WA.
  3. Wednesday morningSeptember 6 at the ROMEO meeting. Report on the Total Solar Eclipse of August 21, 2017.
  4. Thursday, September 7, 7:00 PM – Talk on Awesome Eclipse & Other Astronomical Wonders at Woodin Valley Baptist Church in Bothell, WA. Don covers the Total Solar Eclipse that occurred on August 21, 2017 as well as other awesome star formations.
  5. Friday, September 8, 7:00 PM – Talk on Awesome Eclipse & Other Astronomical Wonders at Edgewood Bible Church in Edgewood, WA. Don covers the Total Solar Eclipse that occurred on August 21, 2017 as well as other awesome star formations.
  6. Saturday, September 9, 11:30 AM – Talk on Transitional Forms -What Does Does Evidence Say? at Luncheon at Olive Garden Restaurant in Kirkland, WA.

Don is available to speak within the Greater Seattle area in the latter part of August 2017, as well as the first part of September, Sep. 6-10. The talks that Don is prepared to give are listed here. If you have an interest in having him speak at your church or another venue, or know of someone who might have an interest, please call Heinz at 425-501-5075 or email him at heinz@osta.com.

Aug
26
Sat
2017
Awesome Eclipse & Other Astronomical Wonders @ Mens’ Breakfast – Dr. Don Johnson @ First Baptist Church Arlington
Aug 26 @ 7:00 am – 9:00 am
Men’s Breakfast at First Baptist Church Arlington
  • Breakfast at 7:00 AM (Optional)
  • Talk at 8:00 AM on Awesome Eclipse (All welcome, men and women)
  • Please invite your friends!

Description: Dr. Johnson observed the total solar eclipse that passed over the US on Monday, August 21. He took many pictures of this unique eclipse. Don will show these pictures, as well as some pictures of this eclipse taken by others. Other pictures of eclipses and awesome star formations as captured by others will be shared. A total solar eclipse requires the sun, moon and the earth all to be in 3-body alignment. Scientific discoveries have been made during solar eclipses, especially total eclipses. They allow scientists to see the chromosphere (Sun’s atmosphere), Bailey’s Beads (caused by Moon’s irregularities), the “Diamond ring” effect (caused by light through a deep Moon valley), as well as other effects. Past discoveries and projected studies made possible by eclipses are highlighted. For example, measurements taken during a total eclipse were used to verify Einstein’s Theory of Relativity, proposed in 1905, by verifying Solar gravity bending of light from distant stars. We’ll look at the probabilities of being able to observe total eclipses. The requirements for lunar and solar eclipses will be examined, along with the likelihood of 3-body alignments. Some important design principles have been established by the study of total eclipses. There will be Biblical references, as well as discussion of constellations, Zodiac, astrology, and astronomy. God’s use of heavenly signs will be discussed, especially those recorded in the Bible and the 7-year separation between the very rare total solar eclipses.

  


Speaker: Dr. Don Johnson has earned PhD’s in both Computer & Information Sciences from the University of Minnesota and in Chemistry from Michigan State University. He was a senior research scientist and consultant for 15 years, and taught 20 years in universities in Wisconsin, Minnesota, California, and Europe. Since “retiring,” he has done consulting, speaking, and writing (4 books & several peer-reviewed papers). He has made presentations across the US and on most continents. His www.4iam.org Christian Website has links to several video presentations and printable flyers, as well as to his two secular science Websites (peer-reviewed papers).

See the following websites for more information:

  • Science Integrity (secular site describes books available)
  •  PoL  (secular site without pro-ID language, limited to informational aspects of life).

The Programming of Life (PoLbook highlights the proven fact that every cell has thousands of interacting computers reading billions of bits of digital information, including implementation of extremely complex digital computer programs.  Microsoft founder Bill Gates has written “Human DNA is like a computer program but far, far more advanced than any software we’ve ever created” [The Road Ahead]. Can you imagine how believable it would be if someone were to suggest that the Windows 10 operating system just arose by natural processes?


Meeting Documents:


Lecture Recordings:

  • Powerpoint slides used during the lecture are here.
  • Audio recording of the lecture and Q&A can be found here.
  • Audio recording of Q&A can be found here.


Dr. Don Johnson, a Creation Scientist with two earned PhD degrees (Computer & Information Sciences and Chemistry), will be speaking at the following venues within the Greater Seattle area in the latter part of August 2017 as well as the early part of September 2017.

  1. Friday, August 25, 7:00 PM – Talk on Evolution, Species, and Kinds at the Apologetics Forum meeting.
  2. Saturday, August 26 – Talk on Awesome Eclipse & Other Astronomical Wonders at  Mens’ Breakfast at First Baptist Church Arlington in Arlington, WA.
  3. Wednesday morningSeptember 6 at the ROMEO meeting. Report on the Total Solar Eclipse of August 21, 2017.
  4. Thursday, September 7, 7:00 PM – Talk on Awesome Eclipse & Other Astronomical Wonders at Woodin Valley Baptist Church in Bothell, WA. Don covers the Total Solar Eclipse that occurred on August 21, 2017 as well as other awesome star formations.
  5. Friday, September 8, 7:00 PM – Talk on Awesome Eclipse & Other Astronomical Wonders at Edgewood Bible Church in Edgewood, WA. Don covers the Total Solar Eclipse that occurred on August 21, 2017 as well as other awesome star formations.
  6. Saturday, September 9, 11:30 AM – Talk on Transitional Forms -What Does Does Evidence Say? at Luncheon at Olive Garden Restaurant in Kirkland, WA.

Don is available to speak within the Greater Seattle area in the latter part of August 2017, as well as the first part of September, Sep. 6-10. The talks that Don is prepared to give are listed here. If you have an interest in having him speak at your church or another venue, or know of someone who might have an interest, please call Heinz at 425-501-5075 or email him at heinz@osta.com.


2016 AFSC Events:

Jan
2
Sat
2016
Evolution’s Four Fatal Flaws – Dr. Heinz Lycklama @ Logos Sanctuary
Jan 2 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

EvolutionAchillesHeels  LucyReconstruction


Description: It has become abundantly clear that evolutionary thinking is not based on scientific evidence. This lecture offers four major challenges to the “theory” of Evolution. 1) (Macro) Evolution has never been observed. It takes a giant leap in faith to get from (micro) evolution, which has been observed, to (macro) evolution. 2) No credible transitional fossils have been identified in the 150 years since Darwin wrote “Origins of Species.” Evolution did not happen. 3) Life can/did not originate from non-life by random chance. Evolution can/will not happen. 4) Evolution is in conflict with the Second Law of Thermodynamics. Evolution in fact is impossible. Evolution is a philosophy and a belief system, not science.


Heinz 4Speaker: Dr. Heinz Lycklama earned a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering Physics and a Ph. D. degree in experimental Nuclear Physics from McMaster University in Canada in 1965 and 1969 respectively. 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.

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. Evolution and Christian Apologetics 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, he has continued to develop and present new material in these subject areas. More on Dr. Lycklama & his lectures at www.heinzlycklama.com/messages. More on Dr. Lycklama …

An earlier version of this seminar was given and recorded here:

Jan
22
Fri
2016
Evangelicalism’s Postmodern Apostasy: Rising to the Challenge in Our Midst – Eric Barger @ Atonement Free Lutheran Church
Jan 22 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

EmergentApostasyToday, in an effort to redefine Christianity, alarming numbers of popular yet apostate “evangelical” leaders known as “The Emerging Church Movement” are abandoning historic and biblical standards.

This unscriptural, even deadly movement is part of the predicted “great falling away” of 2 Thessalonians 2:3 as Emergent leaders now proclaim that the Church has failed in its mission, that doctrine is irrelevant and that the very basis of Christian thinking has always been faulty. In this seminar, Eric defines Emergent thinking and terms, concisely exposing the leaders and errors of the Emergent Church.


EricBarger After spending two decades immersed in the world as a record producer, rock musician, drug addict, and New Ager, Eric Barger is now widely recognized in the area of Christian Apologetics and Discernment Ministry.

He is the author of numerous books, including the best-seller From Rock to Rock, Entertaining Spirits Unaware: The End-Time Occult Invasion (with co-author David Benoit) and Disarming the Powers of Darkness. He has produced dozens of videos detailing various aspects of the Cults, the Occult, World Religions, Current Events, Bible Prophecy, and today’s Entertainment Industry all in the light of a biblical worldview.

After hosting his own weekly radio program heard nationally, Eric now serves as the co-host of Understanding The Times with Jan Markell heard currently on over 800 stations. Through the years Eric has been a featured guest on hundreds of Christian and secular programs.

Through his writing, video productions, media appearances, and the Take A Stand! Seminar series, Eric has sought to refute unscriptural ecumenism, universalism, the curious normalization of Mormonism, Islam, New Age philosophy, and other aberrant religious systems inside Christianity. However, no matter what the topic, the goal has been as our mission motto declares: “to see the Lost Saved and the Church Changed by the Power of Jesus Christ!

A more detailed bio can be found on Eric’s website at 1.1eb.bio.8-2011.pdf.
Who Is Eric Barger? Let’s listen inTake A Stand! Ministries.
Short video clips produced by Take A Stand! Ministries can be found here.


The recordings of the lecture are available.

  • Video recording of lecture on YouTube 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:
1. Meeting Flyer
2. Meeting Bulletin Insert
3. Meeting Announcement



Eric Barger speaks at the following venues within the Greater Seattle area during the weekend of January 22-24:

  1. Friday, January 22nd, 7:00 PM, Lecture (described above) on “Evangelicalism’s Postmodern Apostasy: Rising to the Challenge in Our Midst” at the Apologetics Forum meeting at Atonement Free Lutheran Church.
  2. Saturday, January 23rd, 9:00 AM to noon, Mini-Conference on Current Challenges to the Church with two seminars at Atonement Free Lutheran Church. The first seminar is on The Real Jesus vs. The Counterfeits, and the second seminar on New Age or Not: What Difference Does It Make?
  3. Sunday, January 24th at First Baptist Church of Arlington. During the Sunday School hour at 9:00 AM Eric brings a message on Preparing For Perilous Times. During the worship service at 10:30 AM Eric brings another message on Ten Reasons Why Jesus is Returning Soon.

 

Jan
23
Sat
2016
Current Challenges To The Church – Eric Barger @ Atonement Free Lutheran Church
Jan 23 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

In this Mini-Conference on Current Challenges to The Church, Eric brings two seminars on how the church is being challenged by false teaching, and on how we can and must answer these challenges.

ChallengesChurchThe first seminar at 9:00 AM is on The Real Jesus vs. The Counterfeits.

Mormonism, Jehovah’s Witnesses, Christian Science, The New Age Movement – they ALL speak of a “Jesus.” However, no matter how sincere they may be, those following a “different Jesus” are without a Savior and heading for eternal disaster.

This timely message holds important apologetic insight to help you identify the imposters and most importantly, it will help you defend the historic view of the authentic Biblical Jesus.


New Age or Not TITLE SLIDE 12-2015The second seminar at 10:30 AM is on New Age or Not: What Difference Does It Make?

With another major election year looming just ahead, Christians need to weigh whether New Age spiritualism or occult practices matters when it comes to our elected officials. Perhaps we should learn from history just how God dealt with Israel during the reign of evil kings? This is information you won’t hear on the evening news!


EricBarger After spending two decades immersed in the world as a record producer, rock musician, drug addict, and New Ager, Eric Barger is now widely recognized in the area of Christian Apologetics and Discernment Ministry.

He is the author of numerous books, including the best-seller From Rock to Rock, Entertaining Spirits Unaware: The End-Time Occult Invasion (with co-author David Benoit) and Disarming the Powers of Darkness. He has produced dozens of videos detailing various aspects of the Cults, the Occult, World Religions, Current Events, Bible Prophecy, and today’s Entertainment Industry all in the light of a biblical worldview.

After hosting his own weekly radio program heard nationally, Eric now serves as the co-host of Understanding The Times with Jan Markell heard currently on over 800 stations. Through the years Eric has been a featured guest on hundreds of Christian and secular programs.

Through his writing, video productions, media appearances, and the Take A Stand! Seminar series, Eric has sought to refute unscriptural ecumenism, universalism, the curious normalization of Mormonism, Islam, New Age philosophy, and other aberrant religious systems inside Christianity. However, no matter what the topic, the goal has been as our mission motto declares: “to see the Lost Saved and the Church Changed by the Power of Jesus Christ!

A more detailed bio can be found on Eric’s website at 1.1eb.bio.8-2011.pdf.
Who Is Eric Barger? Let’s listen inTake A Stand! Ministries.
Short video clips produced by Take A Stand! Ministries can be found here.


The audio recording of the messages:

  • Audio recording of the message on The Real Jesus vs. The Counterfeits can be found here.
  • Audio recording of the message on New Age or Not: What Difference Does It Make? can be found here, and Q&A here.

Meeting Documents:
1. Meeting Flyer
2. Meeting Bulletin Insert
3. Meeting Announcement


Eric Barger speaks at the following venues within the Greater Seattle area during the weekend of January 22-24:

  1. Friday, January 22nd, 7:00 PM, Lecture (described above) on “Evangelicalism’s Postmodern Apostasy: Rising to the Challenge in Our Midst” at the Apologetics Forum meeting at Atonement Free Lutheran Church.
  2. Saturday, January 23rd, 9:00 AM to noon, Mini-Conference on Current Challenges to the Church with two seminars at Atonement Free Lutheran Church. The first seminar is on The Real Jesus vs. The Counterfeits, and the second seminar on New Age or Not: What Difference Does It Make?
  3. Sunday, January 24th at First Baptist Church of Arlington. During the Sunday School hour at 9:00 AM Eric brings a message on Preparing For Perilous Times. During the worship service at 10:30 AM Eric brings another message on Ten Reasons Why Jesus is Returning Soon.

 

Jan
24
Sun
2016
Perilous Times and Signs of the Times – Eric Barger @ First Baptist Church of Arlington
Jan 24 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Eric Barger, Founder and President of Take A Stand Ministries, will be with us on Sunday morning, January 24th during the Sunday School hour and the Worship Service.

perilous_times_nowDuring the Sunday School hour at 9:00 AM, Eric delivers a message on Preparing For Perilous Times.

The days ahead may well afford remarkable opportunities to minister to the lost bringing many to Christ. But how will the Church respond? Jesus calls us to “go into all the world” but have we developed an unwavering biblical mindset for future troubled times? Don’t allow the spirit of fear to sidetrack you! Prepare your heart now to be a victor – not a victim – when it counts most.


SignsOfTheTimesDuring the Worship Service at 10:30 AM, Eric delivers a message on Ten Reasons Why Jesus is Returning Soon.

Fulfilled Bible Prophecy is the focus here, in particular the extraordinary volume of direct prophetic fulfillments in modern times.

Consider that 2500 years ago the men of the tribe of Issachar knew the signs around them and how to respond (I Chron. 12:32). Stressing the importance of understanding the times, Jesus Himself chastised the Jewish leaders for an ignorance of the signs in their day (Matt. 16:1-3).

Now, the voluminous nature of the signs indicate that the return of Jesus, our “Blessed Hope,” is surely just ahead! Believers cannot afford ignorance during these exciting days. Do you know the signs?


EricBarger After spending two decades immersed in the world as a record producer, rock musician, drug addict, and New Ager, Eric Barger is now widely recognized in the area of Christian Apologetics and Discernment Ministry.

He is the author of numerous books, including the best-seller From Rock to Rock, Entertaining Spirits Unaware: The End-Time Occult Invasion (with co-author David Benoit) and Disarming the Powers of Darkness. He has produced dozens of videos detailing various aspects of the Cults, the Occult, World Religions, Current Events, Bible Prophecy, and today’s Entertainment Industry all in the light of a biblical worldview.

After hosting his own weekly radio program heard nationally, Eric now serves as the co-host of Understanding The Times with Jan Markell heard currently on over 800 stations. Through the years Eric has been a featured guest on hundreds of Christian and secular programs.

Through his writing, video productions, media appearances, and the Take A Stand! Seminar series, Eric has sought to refute unscriptural ecumenism, universalism, the curious normalization of Mormonism, Islam, New Age philosophy, and other aberrant religious systems inside Christianity. However, no matter what the topic, the goal has been as our mission motto declares: “to see the Lost Saved and the Church Changed by the Power of Jesus Christ!

A more detailed bio can be found on Eric’s website at 1.1eb.bio.8-2011.pdf.
Who Is Eric Barger? Let’s listen inTake A Stand! Ministries.
Short video clips produced by Take A Stand! Ministries can be found here.


The audio recording of the messages:

  • Audio recording of the message on Ten Reasons Why Jesus is Returning Soon can be found here.

Meeting Documents:
1. Meeting Flyer
2. Meeting Bulletin Insert
3. Meeting Announcement


Eric Barger speaks at the following venues within the Greater Seattle area during the weekend of January 22-24:

  1. Friday, January 22nd, 7:00 PM, Lecture (described above) on “Evangelicalism’s Postmodern Apostasy: Rising to the Challenge in Our Midst” at the Apologetics Forum meeting at Atonement Free Lutheran Church.
  2. Saturday, January 23rd, 9:00 AM to noon, Mini-Conference on Current Challenges to the Church with two seminars at Atonement Free Lutheran Church. The first seminar is on The Real Jesus vs. The Counterfeits, and the second seminar on New Age or Not: What Difference Does It Make?
  3. Sunday, January 24th at First Baptist Church of Arlington. During the Sunday School hour at 9:00 AM Eric brings a message on Preparing For Perilous Times. During the worship service at 10:30 AM Eric brings another message on Ten Reasons Why Jesus is Returning Soon.
Feb
26
Fri
2016
Amazing Animal Designs – Chris Ashcraft @ Atonement Free Lutheran Church
Feb 26 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Amazing Animal Designs That Inspire Technology

 

animalsWhat would the Earth be like without animals? They are indeed a very special part of the creation that provides endless fascination and brings much love into our lives. Previously unknown animals are discovered each year and the complicated world of these creatures has been made clearer by recent scientific discoveries. This presentation will focus on the amazing abilities of animals that are often a source of inspiration to engineers. Humans have long practiced biomimicry in an attempt to glean the ingenuity behind biological designs, and in doing so testify to the creative power of our Father in heaven.


Chris_Ashcraft

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 is 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.


The recordings of the lecture are available.

  • Video recording of lecture on YouTube can be found 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:
1. Meeting Flyer
2. Meeting Bulletin Insert
3. Meeting Announcement

Mar
2
Wed
2016
Our Privileged Planet – Dr. Heinz Lycklama @ Cedar Park Church
Mar 2 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

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Our Privileged Planet

The attributes of planet Earth, and its location in the universe, make human life possible, and the means to observe the universe around us. Our planet (Earth) is uniquely situated in our solar system, our galaxy (Milky Way), and in the universe. We take a look at what Secular scientists have found in their search for signs of life on other planets in the universe.

We conclude that Earth was carefully designed for our well being.  This is based on our analysis of 1) design principles, 2) the precise fine-tuned parameters of the earth, our galaxy, and the universe, 3) the laws of science, nature, and logic, and 4) the probability of finding life on a planet.  The evidence points to an Intelligent Designer and Creator, the God of the Bible.


Heinz 4About the 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 formed Open Systems Technology Associates (OSTA) and offers 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.


The recording of the lecture and the Powerpoint slides are available.


Meeting Documents:

Mar
18
Fri
2016
Battle for the Next Generation – Mike Riddle @ Atonement Free Lutheran Church
Mar 18 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

NextGenWhy do so many Christian youth lack confidence in the Bible? The answer: the world has out-smarted the church and is out-educating the church. The world is providing answers to questions students have about life and origins. Is there a solution? Yes! God has given us the instructions for how to equip our youth to stand firm. The church has ignored these instructions. Mike Riddle discusses the following:

A. Three truths from God’s Word.

  1. The Bible teaches that God is the Creator of all things.
  2. The Bible teaches that God determines what is right.
  3. The Bible teaches we should train our children according to God’s ways.

B. The heart of the matter: The battle for the next generation

  • The state of Christian education
  • Knowledge and Hosea 4:6
  • The hard facts
  • The plan of action (2 Timothy 2:2)
  • Isaiah 6:8 (Lord, send me)

MikeRiddleMike 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 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.


Lecture recordings at:

  • Video recording of lecture on YouTube can be found here.
  • Audio recording of lecture can be found here.
  • Audio recording of Q&A after lecture can be found here.
  • Powerpoint slides used can be found here: pptx/pdf

Meeting Documents:


Mike Riddle speaks at the following venues within the Greater Seattle area during the weekend of March 17-21:

  1. Thursday, March 17th, 7:00 PM, Lecture on Are Humans and Apes Cousins? at Bellevue Church of Christ.
  2. Friday, March 18th, 7:00 PM, Lecture on “Battle for the Next Generation” at the Apologetics Forum meeting described above.
  3. Saturday, March 19th, 8:30 AM – 5:30 PM. Mike Riddle will give an “Advanced Creation Apologetics Course” at Atonement Free Lutheran Church (AFLC). Please call AFLC (360-435-9191) to reserve your place in the class.
  4. Sunday morning, March 20th at Emmanuel Baptist Church in Snohomish. During the Sunday School hour at 9:30 AM Mike brings a message on Thinking Biblically About Dinosaurs. During the worship service at 11:00 AM Mike brings another message on Battle for the Next Generation.
  5. Sunday evening, March 20th, Evening Service at 6:00 PM, Message on “The Bible: The First Three Chapters” by Mike Riddle at the Summit Park Bible Church in Anacortes, WA.
  6. Mr. Riddle may be available to speak at other venues within the Greater Seattle area on Monday, March 21st. 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.
Mar
19
Sat
2016
Advanced Creation Apologetics Course – Mike Riddle @ Atonement Free Lutheran Church
Mar 19 all-day

ADV-Creation-Course

 CTI-Riddle


Advanced Creation Apologetics Course

Course Description
This course is designed to provide the Christian with biblical tools that can be used in discussions with nonbelievers. Students will learn to use questioning techniques and presupppositional apologetics for breaking down the strongholds of evolution and moral relativism.

Course Format: Lecture, class participation, and exercises

Target Audience: High school and above

Course Length: 1 day ( 8:30 – 5:30)

Course Cost $45 per student (includes manual, lunch and snacks)

Instructor: Mike Riddle, Founder and President of CTI.

More information on the course and how to sign up can be found here:

For more details see http://www.creationtraining.org/training-courses/advanced-creation-apologetics/. Please call Atonement Free Lutheran Church at 360-435-9191 to reserve your place in this course.


Mike 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 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.


Meeting Documents:


Mike Riddle speaks at the following venues within the Greater Seattle area during the weekend of March 17-21:

  1. Thursday, March 17th, 7:00 PM, Lecture on Are Humans and Apes Cousins? at Bellevue Church of Christ.
  2. Friday, March 18th, 7:00 PM, Lecture on “Battle for the Next Generation” at the Apologetics Forum meeting described above.
  3. Saturday, March 19th, 8:30 AM – 5:30 PM. Mike Riddle will give an “Advanced Creation Apologetics Course” at Atonement Free Lutheran Church (AFLC). Please call AFLC (360-435-9191) to reserve your place in the class.
  4. Sunday morning, March 20th at Emmanuel Baptist Church in Snohomish. During the Sunday School hour at 9:30 AM Mike brings a message on Thinking Biblically About Dinosaurs. During the worship service at 11:00 AM Mike brings another message on Battle for the Next Generation.
  5. Sunday evening, March 20th, Evening Service at 6:00 PM, Message on The Bible: The First Three Chapters by Mike Riddle at the Summit Park Bible Church in Anacortes, WA.
  6. Mr. Riddle may be available to speak at other venues within the Greater Seattle area on Monday, March 21st. 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 (425-501-5075) or email him at heinz@osta.com.
Mar
20
Sun
2016
Dinosaurs and Battle for the Next Generation – Mike Riddle @ Emmanuel Baptist Church
Mar 20 @ 9:30 am – 12:30 pm

Mike Riddle, Founder and President of Creation Training Initiative, speaking at Emmanuel Baptist Church in Snohomish on Sunday morning, March 20th during the Sunday School hour at 9:30 AM and the Worship Service at 11:00 AM.


dinosaursDuring the Sunday School hour, Mike delivers a message on Thinking Biblically About Dinosaurs. This talk is designed for all ages (grade school – adult).

 

  • Why speak about dinosaurs in the church?
  • The common story about dinosaurs
  • How many kinds of dinosaurs existed?
  • How big were dinosaurs?
  • How fast could dinosaurs run?
  • Thinking biblically: analyzing the standard story
  • Are dinosaurs mentioned in the Bible?
  • When did dinosaurs live?
  • Amazing evidence that confirms the Bible
  • What happened to the dinosaurs?
  • Were dinosaurs on Noah’s Ark?
  • The Bible: the true history book of the Universe

NextGenDuring the Worship Service, Mike delivers a message on Battle for the Next Generation.

 

 

  • Three truths from God’s Word
  • The heart of the matter: The battle for the next generation
  • The state of Christian education
  • Knowledge and Hosea 4:6
  • The hard facts
  • The plan of action (2 Timothy 2:2)
  • Isaiah 6:8 (Lord, send me)

Powerpoint slides:

  • Powerpoint slides used found here: pptx/pdf

MikeRiddleMike 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 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.


Mike Riddle speaks at the following venues within the Greater Seattle area during the weekend of March 17-21:

  1. Thursday, March 17th, 7:00 PM, Lecture on Are Humans and Apes Cousins? at Bellevue Church of Christ.
  2. Friday, March 18th, 7:00 PM, Lecture on “Battle for the Next Generation” at the Apologetics Forum meeting described above.
  3. Saturday, March 19th, 8:30 AM – 5:30 PM. Mike Riddle will give an “Advanced Creation Apologetics Course” at Atonement Free Lutheran Church (AFLC). Please call AFLC (360-435-9191) to reserve your place in the class.
  4. Sunday morning, March 20th at Emmanuel Baptist Church in Snohomish. During the Sunday School hour at 9:30 AM Mike brings a message on Thinking Biblically About Dinosaurs. During the worship service at 11:00 AM Mike brings another message on Battle for the Next Generation.
  5. Sunday evening, March 20th, Evening Service at 6:00 PM, Message on The Bible: The First Three Chapters by Mike Riddle at the Summit Park Bible Church in Anacortes, WA.
  6. Mr. Riddle may be available to speak at other venues within the Greater Seattle area on Monday, March 21st. 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 (425-501-5075) or email him at heinz@osta.com.

 

 

The Bible: The First Three Chapters – Mike Riddle @ Summit Park Bible Church
Mar 20 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

FirstThreeChapters


This message by Mike Riddle examines the importance of the first three chapters of the Bible. These chapters are critical for our understanding of:

  • Who God is
  • Marriage
  • The Gospel
  • Science
  • End times
  • Why so many youth are leaving the church.

Powerpoint slides:

  • Powerpoint slides used found here: pptx/pdf

CTI-RiddleMike 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 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.


Mike Riddle speaks at the following venues within the Greater Seattle area during the weekend of March 17-21:

  1. Thursday, March 17th, 7:00 PM, Lecture on Are Humans and Apes Cousins? at Bellevue Church of Christ.
  2. Friday, March 18th, 7:00 PM, Lecture on “Battle for the Next Generation” at the Apologetics Forum meeting described above.
  3. Saturday, March 19th, 8:30 AM – 5:30 PM. Mike Riddle will give an “Advanced Creation Apologetics Course” at Atonement Free Lutheran Church (AFLC). Please call AFLC () to reserve your place in the class.
  4. Sunday morning, March 20th at Emmanuel Baptist Church in Snohomish. During the Sunday School hour at 9:30 AM Mike brings a message on Thinking Biblically About Dinosaurs. During the worship service at 11:00 AM Mike brings another message on Battle for the Next Generation.
  5. Sunday evening, March 20th, Evening Service at 6:00 PM, Message on The Bible: The First Three Chapters by Mike Riddle at the Summit Park Bible Church in Anacortes, WA.
  6. Mr. Riddle may be available to speak at other venues within the Greater Seattle area on Monday, March 21st. 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 or email him at heinz@osta.com.
Apr
22
Fri
2016
Answering Recent Attacks on the Jesus of the Bible – Dr. Phil Fernandes @ Atonement Free Lutheran Church
Apr 22 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Answering Recent Attacks on the Jesus of the Bible


HistoricalJesusIn an age of uncertainty, can we still have confidence in the Jesus found in the Bible? Can we trust the New Testament text we have today? How do we know that Jesus of Nazareth was not just another myth or legend? Why aren’t the Gnostic writings in the New Testament? Why were they left out of the New Testament canon? Dr. Fernandes will respond to these recent arguments against the true Jesus of the Bible. He will argue that, contrary to the writings of Bart Ehrman and the wild speculation of critical New Testament scholars, we can trust the New Testament text and its portrait of Jesus. Strong evidence will also be provided that Jesus actually existed—He is not a mere legend that the early church borrowed from pagan myths. Finally, it will be argued that the early church was right to reject adding the Gnostic writings to the New Testament canon.


PhilFernandesDr. 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.


The recordings of the lecture are available.

  • Video recording of lecture on YouTube 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:
1. Meeting Flyer
2. Meeting Bulletin Insert
3. Meeting Announcement

May
20
Fri
2016
The Geology of Israel – Patrick Nurre @ Atonement Free Lutheran Church
May 20 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

The Geology of Israel


TheGeologyOfIsraelDescription: Many people are somewhat familiar with the geology of the Grand Canyon. But did you know that Israel has its version too? It is called, The Grand Canyon of Israel. Everyone knows that Israel is mostly limestone and sandstone, right? Did you know that Israel has a significant amount of volcanic geology too? In my talk on the Geology of Israel, we will explore some of the significant geological formations in Israel and how they relate to the Creation and the Genesis Flood. Israel is a wonderful place to visit for the Biblical history, but it is a tremendous school of learning for study of Biblical Geology too.


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Speaker: Patrick Nurre was trained in the secular view of geology. Over the past 40 years he has been actively involved in the Creation/Evolution issue in the field of geology. He has spoken to hundreds of college students, and is a popular speaker at many conventions and home school conferences. In 2005, Patrick created Northwest Treasures to provide opportunities to study geology from a Biblical perspective. In the fall of 2012, he opened the Geology Learning Center, a geology museum/educational center located in Lynnwood, WA. Patrick leads field trips each year to many geological sites including his annual field trip to Yellowstone Park in August.

His web site is at www.northwestrockandfossil.com (Northwest Treasures).


Recordings of the lecture:

  • Video recording of lecture on YouTube can be found 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:


Patrick Nurre speaks at the following venues within the Greater Seattle area in May 2016:

  1. Wednesday, May 11th, 8:45 AM, Talk on TBD at Chapel time at Grace Academy in Marysville, WA.
  2. Friday, May 20th, 7:00 PM, Talk (described above) on The Geology of Israel at the Apologetics Forum meeting at Atonement Free Lutheran Church.
May
22
Sun
2016
Darwinian Pseudoscience – Dr. Heinz Lycklama @ Rivercrest Community Church
May 22 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm

Darwinian Pseudoscience

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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:

  • Powerpoint slides used in this lecture can be found here [ppt, pdf].
  • Video recording of lecture on YouTube can be found here
Jun
24
Fri
2016
Evolution’s Four Fatal Flaws – Dr. Heinz Lycklama @ Atonement Free Lutheran Church
Jun 24 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Evolution’s Four Fatal Flaws

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Description: It has become abundantly clear that evolutionary thinking is not based on scientific evidence. This lecture offers four major challenges to the “theory” of Evolution. 1) (Macro) Evolution has never been observed. It takes a giant leap in faith to get from (micro) evolution, which has been observed, to (macro) evolution. 2) No credible transitional fossils have been identified in the 150 years since Darwin wrote “Origins of Species.” Evolution did not happen. 3) Life can/did not originate from non-life by random chance. Evolution can/will not happen. 4) Evolution is in conflict with the Second Law of Thermodynamics. Evolution in fact is impossible. Evolution is a philosophy and a belief system, not science.

Video Clip on Debunking Evolution: http://genesisapologetics.com/debunking-evolution-series/


Heinz 4 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.


An earlier version of this seminar was given and recorded here:


Recordings of the lecture:

  • Video recording of lecture on YouTube can be found 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:


Jul
22
Fri
2016
Can You Believe The Bible? – Vince LaPoint @ Atonement Free Lutheran Church
Jul 22 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Can You Believe the Bible?


HolyBibleDescription: When the speaker first began to consider the truth of the Bible, he asked two questions: Is the Bible the Word of God? And Is the Bible Still the Word of God (or did it get corrupted along the way)? Our young people still ask these questions as do people who are not familiar with the evidences for Christianity. This talk will explore these questions in a way that we can remember and share with others. The Bible clearly was manually copied time and time again. How did the copyists make sure their copies were accurate? How do we know what the original manuscripts said when we do not have them any more and there are portions of the copies that may have been altered or lost?

Is there extra-biblical support for the Scriptures? Do Archaeology and History support the events recorded in the Bible? What about Biblical Prophecy? Is it accurate? How is Biblical Prophecy different from that of Nostradamus and other infamous prognosticators? And finally, if the Bible is true and lives are miraculously changed by God as the Bible promises, do we find evidence that this is true? Come hear some of the accounts of the almighty God miraculously interacting in the lives of everyday people.


VinceLaPoint Speaker: Vince LaPoint was not raised a Christian. During his upbringing, he was introduced to naturalism, astrology, witchcraft, eastern mysticism, and various forms of organized religion. In school, he pursued math and science and has spent the last 25+ years in the high-tech industry. He is now convinced from the empirical evidence, not just blind faith, that the Bible is the true and reliable Word of God. This message will explore some of the evidence that Vince considered.

Vince now attends Calvary Chapel Eastside in Bellevue, WA and is involved in ministry there. He actively mentors (disciples) young adults, addressing the concerns that our next generation is wrestling with. With his passion for apologetics and creationism, his door is always open for those who come by his place in pairs and you might find him in spiritual conversations in restaurants and other locations. Vince is a member of the Creation Association of Puget Sound. He frequents evolutionist and atheist gatherings to engage in probing dialog. He is an active member of The Gideons International, taking advantage of the opportunities to share the testimonies of God’s work around the world in churches, even as they distribute Scriptures locally and around the world.

A few short video clips:


Recordings of the lecture:

  • Video recording of lecture on YouTube can be found here.
  • Powerpoint Slides used can be found here: ppsx/pdf.
  • Lecture Handout.
  • Audio recording of lecture can be found here.
  • Audio recording of Q&A after lecture can be found here.

Meeting Documents:

Aug
26
Fri
2016
Science and Humanism: The Consequences of Bad Ideas – Bruce Barton @ Atonement Free Lutheran Church
Aug 26 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Science and Humanism: The Consequences of Bad Ideas


HumanismDescription: Evolutionists charge that creationism has hindered science, and that “no real scientist believes in creation.”  Yet history shows just the opposite: Many of the greatest scientific discoveries have been by scientists who believed in God as Creator.  On the other hand, science based upon evolutionary assumptions has resulted in much wasted research money, and ideas that are now in total disrepute.  Additionally, evolutionary thinking leaves a trail of hopelessness and despair, and ideas that have been devastating to humanity, even resulting in the deaths of millions of people.

Endeavoring to “think God’s thoughts after Him,” as did astronomer Johann Kepler, not only results in more reliable scientific methods and results, but provides us with a positive outlook on life and hope for the future.

In this presentation we show some of the consequences of ideas based upon evolutionary assumptions, and contrast them with the great advances in science made by Bible-believing scientists.


BruceBartonSpeaker: Bruce Barton has degrees in meteorology and theology, with studies in engineering and graduate work in atmospheric sciences. Mr. Barton was an instrumentation engineer in R&D for Weyerhaeuser Company until retirement. He has a broad background as a teacher and speaker to groups of all ages in a wide range of subjects including science and technology, aviation, and Bible topics, particularly apologetics. Bruce has been speaking on the Creation/Evolution controversy for over ten years, especially to homeschool groups. He continues to give seminars and lead field trips for them. Bruce also serves on the Board of Directors for CAPS.

Bruce’s web site is at monarch.nwcreation.net.


A few short video clips:


Recordings of the lecture:

  • Video recording of lecture on YouTube can be found here.
  • Audio recording of lecture can be found here.

Meeting Documents:

Sep
11
Sun
2016
Life and Information – Dr. Heinz Lycklama @ First Baptist Church of Ferndale
Sep 11 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am

Life and Information

First Baptist Church of Ferndale, WA – Sunday School Hour

CellPartsDescription: 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 the process of 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:

Why The Bible Is Unique – Dr. Heinz Lycklama @ First Baptist Church of Ferndale
Sep 11 @ 10:45 am – 12:15 pm

Why The Bible Is Unique

First Baptist Church of Ferndale, WA – Worship Service

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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:

Sep
15
Thu
2016
Life and Information – Dr. Heinz Lycklama @ Woodin Valley Baptist Church
Sep 15 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Life and Information

Woodin Valley Baptist Church, Bothell, WA – CAPS Meeting

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 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 the process of 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.


Recording of the lecture:

  • Audio recording of lecture can be found here. [Starts at 1:00 minutes into recording]

Message Documents:

Sep
23
Fri
2016
The Bible vs. the Quran – Shahram Hadian @ Atonement Free Lutheran Church
Sep 23 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Bible-vs-QuranDescription: This lecture briefly covers the Bible in its authenticity, multiple witnesses being given the revelation, and manuscript evidence. The majority of the time is spent exposing the lack of authenticity in the Quran, including no other eye witnesses to the revelation given to Muhammad, and no original manuscript evidence. Also, we go through internal contradictions in the Quran, external contradictions to history and science, abrogation, and contradictions to Biblical stories.


hadian_photo_cropSpeaker: Shahram Hadian speaks around the nation with a heart to awaken America, and especially the church. As a Christian pastor and former Muslim, he is deeply grieved over Christian pastors and missional leaders promoting the false gospel of Chrislam in their effort to be culturally sensitive to Muslims.

Shahram was born in Iran and came to America with his family at the age of 7 to escape an oppressive Islamic regime. He is a proud US  citizen. He experienced a transformational life change when he committed his life to Jesus Christ in 1999. He has served his local community as a pastor, police officer, teacher and coach and was a candidate for WA State Governor in 2012.

In the past several years, he has spoken to various groups around North America, including legislators, law enforcement, civic groups, churches, and concerned citizens.

The simple mission of The TIL Project is to courageously speak the “truth in love” on issues such as:

  • The true goal of Islam and threat of Shari’ah Law in America
  • Exposing the lie of Chrislam (false claim that Christianity and Islam have a common god and a common word)
  • Restoring our Constitutional Republic
  • Revival and restoration
  • The need for courageous leadership in the pulpit and in our churches
  • Restoring the 10 Commandments in our nation
  • Sanctity of life and marriage
  • Protecting our Constitution and the rule of law from application of foreign law
  • Protecting our 2nd Amendment
  • National security
  • Standing with the nation of Israel

Lecture recordings:

  • Video recording of lecture on YouTube can be found here.
  • Audio recording of lecture can be found here.

Meeting Documents:



Shahram Hadian speaks at the following venues within the Greater Seattle area during the weekend of September 22-25:

  1. Thursday, September 22nd, 6:30 PM, Lecture on Islam and God’s Judgment in the Last Days at Lakewood New Hope Community Church of the Nazarene in Tacoma, WA.
  2. Friday, September 23rd, 7:00 PM, Lecture on The Bible vs. The Quran at the Apologetics Forum meeting in Arlington, WA.
  3. Saturday morning, September 24th, 8:30 AM – 12:30 PM. Shahram Hadian will hold a Mini-Conference on Answering Islam at Grace Academy in Marysville, WA.
  4. Sunday morning, September 25th at Summit Park Bible Church in Anacortes, WA. During the Sunday School hour at 9:15 AM Shahram brings a message on  Chrislam Exposed.  During the worship service at 10:30 AM Shahram brings another message on Islam and God’s Judgment in the Last Days.

If you have an interest in having Shahram Hadian 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.

 

Sep
24
Sat
2016
Answering Islam Mini-Conference – Shahram Hadian @ Grace Academy
Sep 24 @ 8:30 am – 12:30 pm

Answering Islam Mini-Conference


AnsweringIslamIn this Mini-Conference on Answering Islam, Pastor Shahram Hadian, who is a former Muslim from Iran, lays out a biblical response on exposing Islam while encouraging believers to seek a Christ-like heart for Muslim people who are lost without the saving knowledge of Jesus Christ. Shahram brings three seminars:

  1. Unveiling The True Face of Islam
  2. The Influence of Islam in American Politics & The Muslim Refugee Agenda
  3. Answering Islam & Sharing Christ With Muslims

UnveilingIslam

In the first seminar Hadian speaks on Unveiling The True Face of Islam. True Islam, as modeled by the Islamic prophet Muhammad, is what we are witnessing in the actions of jihadists like the Muslim Brotherhood, ISIS, Al Qaeda, Hamas, Hezbollah and their many supporters. This Islam is not radicalism or an aberration. This Islam is the true, fanatical, fundamental Islam practiced by Muhammad and his followers.

This presentation flies  in the face of political correctness, the false label of “Islamophobia.”


IslamInfluence

In the second seminar Hadian speaks on The Influence of Islam in American Politics & The Muslim Refugee Agenda.  Shahram’s heart is to awaken America and especially people of faith to the true goal and agenda of Islam. In his presentations, he shares the fact that Islam is a political ideology focused on establishing oppressive Islamic Law (Shari’ah) in every country, including America.

Shahram outlines why radical Islam is the greatest threat to peace, and practically outlines Shari’ah Law. This is a 7th century desert law codified from the teachings of the Qu’ran and the Hadiths to control EVERY aspect of a person’s life living under Shari’ah. Shahram addresses topics such as:

  • Obama’s Islamic agenda and propaganda
  • The true meaning and application of Jihad
  • The “fallacy of a peaceful Islam”
  • The two “houses of Islam:” Dar al Harb & Dar al Islam (which one is America in?)
  • How Shari’ah law violates the 1st Amendment
  • The Islamization of Europe

The goal of Islamic groups is to see America become an Islamic “Caliphate” state and live under Shari’ah Law.


SharingWithMuslims

In the third seminar, Hadian  speaks on Answering Islam & Sharing Christ With Muslims. How can we stand against and fight our enemies if we are unwilling to acknowledge who our enemy is? Our enemies are not individual Muslims who are themselves victims of Islam. Our enemy is, however, Islam. Islam is bent on world domination under one language, one “religion,” and one law.

How can we share Christ with our Muslim neighbors?

It is time for Christians to wake up and be bold with their declaration of the Gospel. We must denounce the interfaith ecumenical movement and the “social-gospel,” which are perversions of the True Gospel of Jesus Christ. We share no “common word” or “common god” with Muslims, therefore our focus must be on contrasting the hope and Truth of the Bible with the lies of Islam.


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Speaker: Shahram Hadian speaks around the nation with a heart to awaken America, and especially the church. As a Christian pastor and former Muslim, he is deeply grieved over Christian pastors and missional leaders promoting the false gospel of Chrislam in their effort to be culturally sensitive to Muslims.

Shahram was born in Iran and came to America with his family at the age of 7 to escape an oppressive Islamic regime. He is a proud US citizen. He experienced a transformational life change when he committed his life to Jesus Christ in 1999. He has served his local community as a pastor, police officer, teacher and coach and was a candidate for WA State Governor in 2012.

In the past several years, he has spoken to various groups around North America, including legislators, law enforcement, civic groups, churches, and concerned citizens.

The simple mission of The TIL Project is to courageously speak the “truth in love” on issues such as:

  • The true goal of Islam and threat of Shari’ah Law in America
  • Exposing the lie of Chrislam (false claim that Christianity and Islam have a common god and a common word)
  • Restoring our Constitutional Republic
  • Revival and restoration
  • The need for courageous leadership in the pulpit and in our churches
  • Restoring the 10 Commandments in our nation
  • Sanctity of life and marriage
  • Protecting our Constitution and the rule of law from application of foreign law
  • Protecting our 2nd Amendment
  • National security
  • Standing with the nation of Israel

Audio Recordings of Mini-Conference Sessions:

  • Session #1 on Unveiling The True Face of Islam can be found here.
  • Session #2 on The Influence of Islam in American Politics & The Muslim Refugee Agenda can be found here.
  • Session #3 on Answering Islam & Sharing Christ With Muslims can be found here.
  • Session #4 with Questions and Answers at the end of the Mini-Conference can be found here.

Meeting Documents:


Event Publicity:


Shahram Hadian speaks at the following venues within the Greater Seattle area during the weekend of September 22-25:

  1. Thursday, September 22nd, 6:30 PM, Lecture on Islam and God’s Judgment in the Last Days at Lakewood New Hope Community Church of the Nazarene in Tacoma, WA.
  2. Friday, September 23rd, 7:00 PM, Lecture on The Bible vs. The Quran at the Apologetics Forum meeting in Arlington, WA.
  3. Saturday morning, September 24th, 8:30 AM – 12:30 PM. Shahram Hadian will hold a Mini-Conference on Answering Islam at Grace Academy in Marysville, WA.
  4. Sunday morning, September 25th at Summit Park Bible Church in Anacortes, WA. During the Sunday School hour at 9:15 AM Shahram brings a message on  Chrislam Exposed.  During the worship service at 10:30 AM Shahram brings another message on Islam and God’s Judgment in the Last Days.

If you have an interest in having Shahram Hadian 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.

Sep
25
Sun
2016
Islam, God’s Judgment and Chrislam Exposed – Shahram Hadian @ Summit Park Bible Church
Sep 25 @ 9:15 am – 12:00 pm

Sunday, September 25th:

Worship Service @ 10:30 AM:  Shahram Hadian, Pastor and former Muslim, will be with us on Sunday morning, September 25th, during the Sunday School hour at 9:15 AM and the Worship Service at 10:30 AM.

During the Worship Service, Shahram delivers a message on Islam and God’s Judgment in the Last Days.

IslamJudgment

We are seeing Islam take over Europe, and now we are seeing America, our government, our media, many of our elected officials, and our education system surrendering to Islam.

But perhaps the most shocking thing is to see certain Christian leaders and organizations surrendering to Islam!

  • The question is “Why?”
  • Why are so many people deceived by Islam?
  • What is behind this ideology?

Islam is an anti-Christ spirit that is deeply anti-semitic, and denies every major tenet of Christianity. In this presentation, Shahram goes through what the Bible has to say about the beginning of the division between Jews and Arabs, and also addresses what the Bible has to say about Islam and Islamic nations in the last days.

Shahram covers Islam’s end times eschatology, which is very shocking!

  • Audio recording of sermon can be found here.

Sunday School @ 9:15am: Shahram shares his testimony of how he became a Christian, and an abbreviated version of his presentation on “Chrislam Exposed – The Seductive Lie of a Common God Between Christianity & Islam.”

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Shahram’s message answers these questions:

  • Do Christians and Muslims worship the same God?
  • Is Allah the same God as Yahweh?
  • Can you be both Christian and Muslim at the same time?
  • Is the Divine Jesus of the Bible the same as Isa in the Quran?
  • Should Christians be reaching out to Muslims seeking “spiritual reconciliation” with them?
  • Should Christians and Muslims be holding joint worship
    services?
  • Is the Quran equal in authority to the Bible?
  • Should Christians and Muslims seek to merge their religions into a new religion called Chrislam?
  • Should Bible translations be changed to take out the words “Father” and “Son of God” so as not to offend Muslims?
  • How are major Christian missions organizations and pastors promoting an “Islamized Gospel?”

“You can not be a Muslim and a true follower of Jesus Christ. Chrislam not only endangers the hope of salvation for Muslims but threatens to lead many Christians astray from the truth of God’s Word.”
– Shahram Hadian


Speaker: Shahram Hadian speaks around the nation with a heart to awaken America, and especially the church. As a Christian pastor and former Muslim, he is deeply grieved over Christian pastors and missional leaders promoting the false gospel of Chrislam in their effort to be culturally sensitive to Muslims.

Shahram was born in Iran and came to America at the age of 7 to escape an oppressive Islamic regime. He is a proud US citizen. He experienced a transformational life change when he committed his life to Jesus Christ in 1999. He has served his local community as a pastor, police officer, teacher and coach and was a candidate for WA State Governor in 2012.

In the past several years, he has spoken to various groups around North America, including legislators, law enforcement, civic groups, churches, and concerned citizens.


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Event Publicity:



Shahram Hadian speaks at the following venues within the Greater Seattle area during the weekend of September 22-25:

  1. Thursday, September 22nd, 6:30 PM, Lecture on Islam and God’s Judgment in the Last Days at Lakewood New Hope Community Church of the Nazarene in Tacoma, WA.
  2. Friday, September 23rd, 7:00 PM, Lecture on The Bible vs. The Quran at theApologetics Forum meeting in Arlington, WA.
  3. Saturday morning, September 24th, 8:30 AM – 12:30 PM. Shahram Hadianwill hold a Mini-Conference on Answering Islam at Grace Academy in Maryville, WA.
  4. Sunday morning, September 25th at Summit Park Bible Church in Anacortes, WA. During the Sunday School hour at 9:15 AM Shahram brings a message on  Chrislam Exposed.  During the worship service at 10:30 AM Shahram brings another message on Islam and God’s Judgment in the Last Days.

If you have an interest in having Shahram Hadian 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.

Oct
8
Sat
2016
Science Truths in the Bible – Dr. Heinz Lycklama @ Westminster Chapel
Oct 8 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

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At Missions Fest Seattle Conference, October 7-8, 2016

Description:We trust the Bible for spiritual truth. Prophecy, history, geography, and archaeology confirm its truth. We can also trust the Bible for truth when it makes scientific statements in various disciplines of science. There are some amazingly accurate statements that anticipate the science of today.


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.

Oct
13
Thu
2016
Our Nearest Neighbor, the Moon – Dr. Don DeYoung @ NorthWest Treasures
Oct 13 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Our Nearest Neighbor, the Moon


mooneclipseDescription: Dr. Don DeYoung, president of the Creation Research Society, gives a lecture on The Moon, Our Nearest Neighbor at 7:00 PM on Thursday, October 13. Several origin theories have been suggested for the moon, none of them convincing, and biblical creation provides a refreshing alternative. Purposes for the moon’s creation include the stability of earth’s seasons. Regarding the age of the moon, crater formation and lunar recession challenge the assumption of a multi-billion year history.


dr_don_deyoungSpeakerDr. Don DeYoung is on the science faculty at Grace College, Winona Lake, Indiana. He is a graduate of Michigan Tech University (B.S., M.S., Physics), Iowa State University (Ph.D., Physics), and Grace Theological Seminary (M. Div.). He has written twenty books on Bible-science topics including object lessons for children. His website is DiscoveryofDesign.com.

Don currently is president of the Creation Research Society with 1700 members worldwide. He and his wife Sally have three married daughters. In their local church Don is an overseer and small group leader.


Meeting Documents:


Dr. Don DeYoung speaks at the following venues within the Greater Seattle area, October 13 to 16:

  1. Thursday, October 13, 7:00 PM, Lecture on Our Nearest Neighbor, the Moon at the Apologetics Forum meeting at Northwest Treasures in Lynnwood, WA. Attendees are invited to come early at 6:00 PM if you have an interest in an informal tour of the Geology Learning Center at its new location: 18717 76th Ave. West, Suites A and C, Lynnwood, WA 98037.
  2. Friday, October 14 at 6:45 PM and Saturday, October 15 at 8:45 AM to 5:00 PM, the Seattle Creation Conference 2016 at Cedar Park Church in Bothell, WA.
  3. Sunday, October 16 at First Baptist Church of Arlington. Dr. DeYoung speaks on Questions and Answers on the Bible and Science during the Sunday School hour at 9:00 AM.
Oct
16
Sun
2016
Questions/Answers on the Bible and Science – Dr. Don DeYoung @ First Baptist Church Arlington
Oct 16 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am

Questions and Answers on the Bible and Science


earthDescription: Dr. Don DeYoung, president of the Creation Research Society, speaks during the Sunday School hour at First Baptist Church of Arlington at 9:00 AM on Sunday, October 16. The Bible provides many insights into science issues. These include the origin of the universe, the Genesis Flood, the question of evolution, life in outer space, the age of the earth, cavemen, Carbon-14 dating, and intelligent design. Biblical origins and history provide a refreshing view of our world.


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SpeakerDr. Don DeYoung is on the science faculty at Grace College, Winona Lake, Indiana. He is a graduate of Michigan Tech University (B.S., M.S., Physics), Iowa State University (Ph.D., Physics), and Grace Theological Seminary (M. Div.). He has written twenty books on Bible-science topics including object lessons for children. His website is DiscoveryofDesign.com.

Don currently is president of the Creation Research Society with 1700 members worldwide. He and his wife Sally have three married daughters. In their local church Don is an overseer and small group leader.


Meeting Documents:

Recording + Powerpoint Slides:


Dr. Don DeYoung speaks at the following venues within the Greater Seattle area, October 13 to 16:

  1. Thursday, October 13, 7:00 PM, Lecture on Our Nearest Neighbor, the Moon at the Apologetics Forum meeting at Northwest Treasures in Lynnwood, WA. Attendees are invited to come early at 6:00 PM if you have an interest in an informal tour of the Geology Learning Center at its new location: 18717 76th Ave. West, Suites A and C, Lynnwood, WA 98037.
  2. Friday, October 14 at 6:45 PM and Saturday, October 15 at 8:45 AM to 5:00 PM, the Seattle Creation Conference 2016 at Cedar Park Church in Bothell, WA.
  3. Sunday, October 16 at First Baptist Church of Arlington. Dr. DeYoung speaks on Questions and Answers on the Bible and Science during the Sunday School hour at 9:00 AM.
Oct
28
Fri
2016
The Shroud of Turin as the Burial Cloth of Jesus? – Dr. John Johnson @ Atonement Free Lutheran Church
Oct 28 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

The Shroud of Turin as the Burial Cloth of Jesus?


Description – The Shroud of Turin has been claimed to be the burial cloth of Jesus Christ since at least the 14th Century. I have studied it as an archaeological item for over 30 years. Few people took it seriously until the intensive scientific investigations in the 20th century showed it was like a photographic negative not created by painting or scorching, linen that could be first Century mid-east weave, had pollen traced to the Mideast, remarkably similar to paintings of Jesus back to the 5th Century, but not before. Moreover, the image and blood stains closely corresponshroud_of_turind to Jewish First Century burial practices, as well as Roman flagellation and crucifixion techniques probably not known to a 14th Century forger.

 

However, in 1988, all this compelling evidence for its being genuine was seemingly trumped by Radiocarbon tests that allegedly “proved” that it was made of cloth woven between AD 1260 and 1390. For the next 17 years I abandoned my studies, in spite of my hunch that it was likely genuine. But in 2005, it was finally definitively shown that the three samples were all taken from the same repaired area of the shroud that had cotton thread, with a dye applied. Later more independent dating tests have been made that compellingly show it is probably far older than the 14th Century.

Besides the dating controversy, we will discuss seeming discrepancies with the Bible, which have caused most protestant Bible scholars (from John Calvin to Josh McDowell) ignore it: It is a graven image; it is just another dubious Catholic relic; the gospels state that Jesus was tied (wrapped?) with linen strips; the man of the shroud has long hair which was forbidden; the man of the shroud has a beard, but prophecies say it was plucked. We will also summarize the other new evidence for its correlation with the Mandylion, the cloth with the faint image of Jesus known from History from Edessa in the 5th Century, then moved to Constantinople in the 10th Century, where it was looted by the Crusader Knights in 1204. It seems likely that the Knights templar preserved it for a century until it was rediscovered in his estate by a lowly widow of one of the Knights after he was executed.

Dr. Johnson’s talk gives a history of the evidence, pro and con, the shroud was considered to be Jesus’ burial cloth. However, valid or not, we remember our faith is based on Jesus Christ, not on a relic.

SpeakerDr. John Johnson has a PhD in Applied Math from the University of California at Berkeley. He retired from Boeing after 31 years, mostly in Aerospace. He has studied and taught Bible archaeology since he was a Biblicjohn_johnsonal Christian in 1980. He has argued for Creation in five college debates, and did a radio debate defending Bible accuracy against prominent skeptic J Ferrell Till. He has long been the President of the Creation Association of Puget Sound (CAPS). He has taught a University of Washington Osher course on math applications in the arts, part of which analyzed historical objects of dubious provenance to establish probability of either a fake or authentic. But sometimes the expert decision has flipped with more careful analysis.


Lecture recordings at:

  • Video recording of lecture on YouTube can be found here.
  • Audio recording of lecture can be found here.
  • Audio recording of Q&A after lecture can be found here.
  • Notes on this talk can be found here.

Meeting Documents:

Nov
10
Thu
2016
Origins, Life and Information – Dr. Heinz Lycklama @ Heritage Bible Church
Nov 10 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Origns, Life and Information

Heritage Bible Church in Boise, ID

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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:

Nov
18
Fri
2016
Some Like It Hot: Another View To Global Warming – Dr. Larry Vardiman @ Atonement Free Lutheran Church
Nov 18 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Some Like It Hot: Another View To Global Warming


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Description: Since the late 1980s, global warming has been hotly debated, with many arguing that Earth is undergoing potentially catastrophic man-made climate change. Is Earth getting warmer? If such warming is real, is it dangerous? And is it caused by human-produced carbon dioxide (CO2)?

Dr. Vardiman will review the history of the climate change/global warming controversy and offer an alternative view. He believes increases in carbon dioxide in the atmosphere and global warming are real, but the warming is likely caused by changes in solar activity rather than increases in carbon dioxide. He believes only a minor percentage of global warming is due to man’s activities. He further believes that some aspects of climate change are actually beneficial to life on Earth. For example, plants tend to grow faster using less water when higher levels of carbon dioxide are present. Dr. Vardiman will also provide an update to the research by Dr. Jasper Kirkby on the CLOUD Project at the CERN laboratory in Europe. Dr. Kirkby is attempting to find a connection between solar activity and fluctuations in global temperature caused by variation in cloud cover.


Larry VardimanSpeakerDr. Vardiman retired from the Institute for Creation Research in 2012 after 30 years of research, writing, teaching, and speaking on creation. Prior to his full-time ministry in creation science he conducted 15 years of field research in cloud physics and weather modification for the U.S. Department of Interior, the U.S. Air Force, and Colorado State University. He obtained his B.S. in Physics from the University of Missouri at Rolla, a B.S. in Meteorology from St. Louis University, and an M.S. and Ph.D. in Atmospheric Science from Colorado State University. He has written over 30 technical articles, 10 books, and many conference papers. He was Director and Editor of the RATE Project, a study on Radioisotopes and the Age of the Earth. For the past 10 years he has been conducting numerical simulations of climate and weather during the ice age. He used conventional research models and data supplied by NASA and NOAA to study storms enhanced by warm oceans heated through catastrophic events of the Genesis Flood. He continues to conduct limited research, writing, and speaking in the Northwest. Dr. Vardiman lives in WA State, is married to Jeannette, a registered nurse, has 4 children, and 6 grandchildren.


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.

Meeting Documents:


Dr. Larry Vardiman speaks at the following venues within the Greater Seattle area during the weekend of Friday, November 18th:

  1. Friday, November 18th, 10:55 AM, Talk on Global Warming – Another View at Grace Academy School in Marysville.
  2. Friday, November 18th, 7:00 PM, Lecture on Some Like It Hot: Another View To Global Warming at the Apologetics Forum meeting described above.
Dec
9
Fri
2016
Lighthouse Home School Group Hands-On Workshop @ Emmanuel Baptist Church
Dec 9 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

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Pat Roy, Producer of the Jonathan Park Audio Series, will lead a Hands-on Workshop for the Lighthouse Home School Group in a classroom setting on Friday, December 9 from 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM at the Emmanuel Baptist Church located at 2727 Lake Ave. in Snohomish, WA. The workshop is based on the Home School Workshop description in GenApolWorkshop.pdf. The workshop is free for Lighthouse members, $5 per family for non-Lighthouse members.

Interested parties should contact Kimberly Mallory at 425-985-3326 or lighthousehsgroup@gmail.com if they wish to participate in this Hands-On Workshop.


Pat Roy speaks at the following venues within the Greater Seattle area during the weekend of December 7-11.

  1. Wednesday, December 7, 8:50 AM. Message on Debunking Evolution for High School Students at Highland Christian School in Arlington, WA.  (about 70 students)
  2. Wednesday, December 7, 10:55 AMMessage on Debunking Evolution for High School Students at Grace Academy in Marysville, WA. (about 150 students). In addition Pat Roy will give talks to various science classes during the day.
  3. Friday, December 9, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM. Lighthouse Home School Group Hands-On Workshop at Emmanuel Baptist Church in Snohomish, WA.  (100-150 students)
  4. Friday, December 9, 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM. Home School Group Hands-On Workshop at Atonement Free Lutheran Church in Arlington, WA. (20-40 students)
  5. Friday, December 9, 7:00 PM, Lecture on Debunking Evolution at the Apologetics Forum meeting in Arlington, WA.
  6. Sunday, December 11, 9:00 AM and 10:30 AMPat Roy delivers messages on Creation Week & Debunking Evolution at the two Sunday morning services at Park Ridge Community Church in Bothell, WA.

If you have an interest in having Pat Roy speak at your venue (December 7-11), or know of someone who might have an interest, please call Heinz at 425-501-5075 or email him at heinz@osta.comPat Roy’s speaking schedule during his time in the Greater Seattle area can be found here.

Home School Group Hands-On Workshop @ Atonement Free Lutheran Church
Dec 9 @ 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm

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Pat Roy, Producer of the Jonathan Park Audio Series, will lead a Hands-on Workshop for home school students in a classroom setting on Friday, December 9 from 1:30 PM to 3:00 PM at Atonement Free Lutheran Church located at 6905 172nd St. NE, Arlington, WA. The workshop is based on the Home School Workshop description in GenApolWorkshop.pdf. The workshop is free but donations will be accepted to offset the costs.

Interested parties should contact Linette Sarber at 425-956-3365 or alinettes@msn.com if they wish to participate in this Hands-On Workshop.


Pat Roy speaks at the following venues within the Greater Seattle area during the weekend of December 7-11.

  1. Wednesday, December 7, 8:50 AM. Message on Debunking Evolution for High School Students at Highland Christian School in Arlington, WA.  (about 70 students)
  2. Wednesday, December 7, 10:55 AMMessage on Debunking Evolution for High School Students at Grace Academy in Marysville, WA. (about 150 students). In addition Pat Roy will give talks to various science classes during the day.
  3. Friday, December 9, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM. Lighthouse Home School Group Hands-On Workshop at Emmanuel Baptist Church in Snohomish, WA.  (100-150 students)
  4. Friday, December 9, 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM. Home School Group Hands-On Workshop at Atonement Free Lutheran Church in Arlington, WA. (20-40 students)
  5. Friday, December 9, 7:00 PM, Lecture on Debunking Evolution at the Apologetics Forum meeting in Arlington, WA.
  6. Sunday, December 11, 9:00 AM and 10:30 AMPat Roy delivers messages on Creation Week & Debunking Evolution at the two Sunday morning services at Park Ridge Community Church in Bothell, WA.

If you have an interest in having Pat Roy speak at your venue (December 7-11), or know of someone who might have an interest, please call Heinz at 425-501-5075 or email him at heinz@osta.comPat Roy’s speaking schedule during his time in the Greater Seattle area can be found here.

 

 

Debunking Evolution – Pat Roy @ Atonement Free Lutheran Church
Dec 9 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

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Pat Roy, creator of the Jonathan Park Audio Series will be speaking at the Apologetics Forum meeting on Friday, December 9. As part of our Speaker Availability program, we want to make him available to speak at other venues while in town, December 7-11:

  1. Hands-on Workshops for home school groups.
  2. Short Course on Debunking Evolution for High School students.
  3. Messages for other venues – Sunday School, Worship Service, etc.

Details provided below.

If you have an interest in having Pat Roy 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.


Debunking Evolution

Description: Today’s youth are bombarded with evolution teaching in public schools, planting seeds of doubt that result in many of our youth leaving the faith, with some estimates as high as two-thirds after they start attending college. View the Debunk Evolution Classroom Promo Video on the www.debunkevolution.com website to better understand the challenges faced by our youth:

Helping Equip Believers in Defense of The Faith is the mission of the Apologetics Forum. Genesis Apologetics in Folsom, CA has recently developed a series of six short video-based lessons that debunk the eleven pillars of evolution taught in junior and senior high schools today. The program was designed by experienced professionals and reviewed by scientists at the three leading Creation Ministries in the US: Answers In Genesis (AIG), Institute for Creation Research (ICR), and Creation Ministries International (CMI).

debunking-coverThe training resources for this program consist of a DVD and book on Debunking Evolution, along with a Student Guide. This program helps equip the next Christian generation to stand in the faith by providing them with clear scientific evidence that supports the Genesis account of origins.

Dr. Dan Biddle, President of Genesis Apologetics, is the editor of the book on Debunking Evolution. The authors of the book include David Bassett, Dr. Jerry Bergman, Dr. Daniel BiddleDavid Bisbee, Caleb LePore, Roger Patterson, Pat and Sandy RoyDr. Jonathan Sarfati, Roger Sigler, Dr. Jeffrey Tomkins, and Cornelius van Wingerden.

Pat Roy, creator of the Jonathan Park Series and one of the authors of the book will be our speaker at the Apologetics Forum meeting on Friday, December 9th at 7:00 PM. He will speak on Debunking Evolution covering all twelve topics presented in the Debunking Evolution video series. His presentation is comprised of a Powerpoint lecture and video clips from the series itself. The twelve topics covered include:

  1. Human Evolution
  2. Adaptation
  3. Natural Selection
  4. Common Ancestors
  5. Vestigial Structures
  6. Fossils
  7. Radiometric Dating
  8. Uniformitarianism
  9. Whale Evolution
  10. Homological Structures
  11. Extinction
  12. Why Creation?

patroySpeakerPat Roy worked at the Institute for Creation Research (ICR) for over 12 years. In that time, he and his team conducted hundreds of interviews with leading creation scientists. It was his job to understand the scientific research and to present it to lay-audiences. Pat first begun speaking for ICR over 20 years ago. Later, Pat and his wife, Sandy, created, wrote, and produced the Jonathan Park Audio Adventures, reaching an audience of millions. Now they have created a new creation-based family audio series called Time Chroniclers. Pat has given hundreds of presentations and hands-on workshops. Pat now serves on the board of the International Association for Creation and Director of Genesis Apologetics. His duties include research, speaking, and producing new resources to reach teens with the scientific case against evolution, and for creation. He and his wife wrote the scripts, and directed the video production of the new Debunking Evolution series.


More on Pat Roy:


Short video clips on Debunking Evolution:


Meeting Documents:


Lecture recordings:

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


Pat Roy speaks at the following venues within the Greater Seattle area during the weekend of December 7-11.

  1. Wednesday, December 7, 8:50 AM. Message on Debunking Evolution for High School Students at Highland Christian School in Arlington, WA.  (about 70 students)
  2. Wednesday, December 7, 10:55 AMMessage on Debunking Evolution for High School Students at Grace Academy in Marysville, WA. (about 150 students). In addition Pat Roy will give talks to various science classes during the day.
  3. Friday, December 9, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM. Lighthouse Home School Group Hands-On Workshop at Emmanuel Baptist Church in Snohomish, WA.  (100-150 students)
  4. Friday, December 9, 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM. Home School Group Hands-On Workshop at Atonement Free Lutheran Church in Arlington, WA. (20-40 students)
  5. Friday, December 9, 7:00 PM, Lecture on Debunking Evolution at the Apologetics Forum meeting in Arlington, WA.
  6. Sunday, December 11, 9:00 AM and 10:30 AMPat Roy delivers messages on Creation Week & Debunking Evolution at the two Sunday morning services at Park Ridge Community Churchin Bothell, WA.

During his time in the Greater Seattle area from December 7 to 11, Pat Roy was available at other times for the following:

  • Hands-on workshops for home school groups either in a classroom setting during the week (Dec. 7-9) or at a gathering of home school students on Saturday, December 10. The workshops can be tailored in time (1 to 3 hours) and content to the needs of each home school group. A sample Home School Workshop description is provided in GenApolWorkshop.pdf.
  • Short course on Debunking Evolution for high school students either at their high school during the week (Dec. 7-9) or at  a gathering of high school students on Saturday, December 10. The short course can be tailored in time (1 to 3 hours) and in content to the needs of each high school group. A sample Short Course description is provided in GenApolCourse.pdf.
  • Other Messages for church services, Sunday School hours and other venues in the evenings are also possible depending on the interests in other places. Some of the possible message topics are described in GenApolMsgs.pdf.

If you have an interest in having Pat Roy 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.

Dec
11
Sun
2016
Creation Week & Debunking Evolution – Pat Roy @ Park Ridge Community Church
Dec 11 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

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Pat Roy, creator of the Jonathan Park Audio Series, brings the messages at both services at 9:00 AM and 10:30 AM on Sunday, December 11 at Park Ridge Community Church.


Message on Creation Week at 9:00 AM Service

Description: This message shows Genesis One as a love-letter, an account of the Creator preparing a home for the ones made in His image. We will focus on the scientific issues of each day of creation. It concludes with applying the creation account to our lives, as we discuss what it means to be made in the image of God.

Message on Debunking Evolution at 10:30 AM Service

Description: Today’s youth are bombarded with evolution teaching in public schools, planting seeds of doubt that result in many of our youth leaving the faith, with some estimates as high as two-thirds after they start attending college. View the Debunk Evolution Classroom Promo Video on the www.debunkevolution.com website to better understand the challenges faced by our youth.

Helping Equip Believers in Defense of The Faith is the mission of the Apologetics Forum. Genesis Apologetics in Folsom, CA has recently developed a series of six short video-based lessons that debunk the eleven pillars of evolution taught in junior and senior high schools today. The program was designed by experienced professionals and reviewed by scientists at the three leading Creation Ministries in the US: Answers In Genesis (AIG), Institute for Creation Research (ICR), and Creation Ministries International (CMI).


patroySpeakerPat Roy worked at the Institute for Creation Research (ICR) for over 12 years. In that time, he and his team conducted hundreds of interviews with leading creation scientists. It was his job to understand the scientific research and to present it to lay-audiences. Pat first begun speaking for ICR over 20 years ago. Later, Pat and his wife, Sandy, created, wrote, and produced the Jonathan Park Audio Adventures, reaching an audience of millions. Now they have created a new creation-based family audio series called Time Chroniclers. Pat has given hundreds of presentations and hands-on workshops. Pat now serves on the board of the International Association for Creation and Director of Genesis Apologetics. His duties include research, speaking, and producing new resources to reach teens with the scientific case against evolution, and for creation. He and his wife wrote the scripts, and directed the video production of the new Debunking Evolution series.


More on Pat Roy:


Short video clips on Debunking Evolution:


Meeting Documents:


Pat Roy speaks at the following venues within the Greater Seattle area during the weekend of December 7-11.

  1. Wednesday, December 7, 8:50 AM. Message on Debunking Evolution for High School Students at Highland Christian School in Arlington, WA.  (about 70 students)
  2. Wednesday, December 7, 10:55 AMMessage on Debunking Evolution for High School Students at Grace Academy in Marysville, WA. (about 150 students). In addition Pat Roy will give talks to various science classes during the day.
  3. Friday, December 9, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM. Lighthouse Home School Group Hands-On Workshop at Emmanuel Baptist Church in Snohomish, WA.  (100-150 students)
  4. Friday, December 9, 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM. Home School Group Hands-On Workshop at Atonement Free Lutheran Church in Arlington, WA. (20-40 students)
  5. Friday, December 9, 7:00 PM, Lecture on Debunking Evolution at the Apologetics Forum meeting in Arlington, WA.
  6. Sunday, December 11, 9:00 AM and 10:30 AMPat Roy delivers messages on Creation Week & Debunking Evolution at the two Sunday morning services at Park Ridge Community Church in Bothell, WA.

During his time in the Greater Seattle area from December 7 to 11, Pat Roy was available at other times for the following:

  • Hands-on workshops for home school groups either in a classroom setting during the week (Dec. 7-9) or at a gathering of home school students on Saturday, December 10. The workshops can be tailored in time (1 to 3 hours) and content to the needs of each home school group. A sample Home School Workshop description is provided in GenApolWorkshop.pdf.
  • Short course on Debunking Evolution for high school students either at their high school during the week (Dec. 7-9) or at  a gathering of high school students on Saturday, December 10. The short course can be tailored in time (1 to 3 hours) and in content to the needs of each high school group. A sample Short Course description is provided in GenApolCourse.pdf.
  • Other Messages for church services, Sunday School hours and other venues in the evenings are also possible depending on the interests in other places. Some of the possible message topics are described in GenApolMsgs.pdf.

If you have an interest in having Pat Roy 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.


2015 AFSC Events:

Jan
23
Fri
2015
“Egyptian Chronology and the Bible” by Patrick Nurre @ Atonement Free Lutheran Church
Jan 23 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

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The 17th meeting of the Forum was held on Friday, January 23rd at 7:00 PM at the Atonement Free Lutheran Church in Arlington, WA. Patrick Nurre, a geologist, spoke on the topic “Egyptian Chronology and the Bible.” A description of the lecture follows.

Many will dismiss what the Bible has to say simply because they believe the Bible can’t be trusted in the area of historical accuracy.  Egyptian Chronology  is the lynch pin for this.  During this presentation we will include a discussion of the latest in archaeology as it relates to Egyptian Chronology.  At issue is the debate that rages over the accuracy of the Egyptian Chronology, long held to be the “gold standard” in historical chronology.  This presentation will give you great encouragement in your efforts to believe the Scriptures and help equip you to trust the historical accuracy of the Bible.

Patrick Nurre was trained in the secular view of geology. Over the past 40 years he has been actively involved in the Creation/Evolution issue in the field of geology. He has spoken to hundreds of college students, and is a popular speaker at many conventions and homeschool conferences. In 2005, Patrick created Northwest Treasures to provide opportunities to study geology from a Biblical perspective.  In the fall of 2012, he opened the Geology Learning Center, a geology museum/educational center located in Mountlake Terrace. Patrick leads field trips each year to many geological sites including his annual field trip to Yellowstone Park in August.

His web site is at www.northwestrockandfossil.com (Northwest Treasures).

The recordings of the lecture are available.

  • Video recording of lecture on YouTube 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:

  1. Meeting Flyer
  2. Meeting Bulletin Insert
  3. Announcement JPG File

 

Feb
19
Thu
2015
Evolution’s Four Fatal Flaws – Dr. Heinz Lycklama @ Cedar Park Church
Feb 19 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

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Description: It has become abundantly clear that evolutionary thinking is not based on scientific evidence. This lecture offers four major challenges to the “theory” of Evolution. 1) (Macro) Evolution has never been observed. It takes a giant leap in faith to get from (micro) evolution, which has been observed, to (macro) evolution.2) No credible transitional fossils have been identified in the 150 years since Darwin wrote “Origins of Species.” Evolution did not happen. 3) Life can/did not originate from non-life by random chance. Evolution can/will not happen. 4) Evolution is in conflict with the Second Law of Thermodynamics. Evolution in fact is impossible. Evolution is a philosophy and a belief system, not science.

About the Speaker: Dr. Heinz Lycklama earned a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering Physics and a Ph. D. degree in experimental Nuclear Physics from McMaster University in Canada in 1965 and 1969 respectively. 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.

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 this topic over the years and presented the material in Sunday school classes, to college students, during church services and also at an overseas seminary.

http://nwcreation.net/symposium/Heinz_Lycklama_Feb_19_2015.html


Lecture recording:

  • Video recording of lecture on YouTube can be found here.
Feb
20
Fri
2015
No Compromise – Paul F. Taylor @ Atonement Free Lutheran Church
Feb 20 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

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The 18th meeting of the Forum was held on Friday, February 20th at 7:00 PM at the Atonement Free Lutheran Church in Arlington, WA. Paul Taylor, the new Director of the Mount St. Helens Creation Center, spoke on the topic “No Compromise.” A description of the lecture follows.

Today, people and churches, that identify themselves as Bible-believing evangelicals, have a number of views on Genesis, other than that of a literal six-day creation. We address such views as:

The Gap Theory – suggesting a time gap between Genesis 1:1 and 1:2 (or sometimes before Genesis 1:1), allowing for millions of years, while still accepting a six-day (re)creation.

Progressive Creation – that God created objects and creatures progressively, over the alleged 14 billion years or so since the supposed Big Bang.

ANE-Tabernacle Models – a small variety of models, associated with the BioLogos Foundation, mostly suggesting that biblical writers were products of their time, and therefore unfamiliar with the scientific advances of the modern world. These models usually take a particular view on Ancient Near East philosophies and are used in conjunction with justifying a theistic evolutionary position.

The talk affirms the biblical position, of God creating everything in six literal 24-hour days and resting on the seventh, to be the correct position.

Paul Taylor was born and grew up near Manchester in the North of England. He studied piano at Chetham’s School of Music, but read Chemistry at the University of Nottingham. Paul taught Chemistry, Physics and Science in government (“public”) schools in England and Wales for 18 years, eventually becoming a Head of Science, with a Masters in Science Education and Management from the University of Cardiff.

Paul was saved at the age of 15. He came across creationist literature in his late teens, and quickly became involved in speaking and writing on the subject of creation and evolution, Genesis and apologetics. Since 2005, he has been a full-time creation speaker, having worked for Answers in Genesis (UK/Europe) and Creation Today. He and his wife are now the Directors of the Mount St Helens Creation Center. Paul is married to Geri, and they have five children between them.

The recordings of the lecture are available.

  • Audio recording of lecture can be found here.
  • Audio recording of Q&A after lecture can be found here.

Meeting Documents:

  1. Meeting Flyer
  2. Meeting Bulletin Insert
  3. Announcement PNG File


Paul Taylor speaks at the following venues within the Greater Seattle area during the weekend of February 20-22, 2015:

  1. Friday, Feb. 20, 8:50 AM, Talk on “The Age of the Earth” at Highland Christian School in Arlington.
  2. Friday, Feb. 20, 10:35 AM, Talk on “The Age of the Earth” at Grace Academy School in Marysville.
  3. Friday, Feb. 20, 7:00 PM, Lecture on No Compromise at the AFSC meeting described above.
  4. Saturday, Feb. 21, 7:00 AM, Talk on “Mount St. Helens Creation Center” at Mens’ Breakfast meeting at First Baptist Church Arlington.
  5. Sunday, Feb. 22, 9:00 AM, Message on “Convinced By Creation” at Traditional Service at Park Ridge Community Church in Bothell.
  6. Sunday, Feb. 22, 10:30 AM, Message on “Creation or Evolution – Who Cares” at Contemporary Service at Park Ridge Community Church in Bothell.
  7. Sunday, Feb. 22, 6:00 PM, Message on “Creation or Evolution – Who Cares” at First Baptist Church Arlington.
Feb
22
Sun
2015
Creation or Evolution, Who Cares? – Paul F. Taylor @ First Baptist Church of Arlington
Feb 22 @ 6:00 pm – 7:15 pm

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Paul Taylor, the new Director of the Mount St. Helens Creation Center, spoke on the topic “Creation vs. Evolution, Who Cares?” at the First Baptist Church of Arlington, WA during the evening service. A description of the talk follows.

Today many people and churches, that identify themselves as Bible-believing evangelicals, want to know why the debate on the relevance of the Creation/Evolution issue is so controversial. Why does it matter what Christians believe on the subject? The talk aims to show the correct biblical way to think through the issues, and the implications for other Biblical doctrines.

Paul Taylor was born and grew up near Manchester in the North of England. He studied piano at Chetham’s School of Music, but read Chemistry at the University of Nottingham. Paul taught Chemistry, Physics and Science in government (“public”) schools in England and Wales for 18 years, eventually becoming a Head of Science, with a Masters in Science Education and Management from the University of Cardiff.

Paul was saved at the age of 15. He came across creationist literature in his late teens, and quickly became involved in speaking and writing on the subject of creation and evolution, Genesis and apologetics. Since 2005, he has been a full-time creation speaker, having worked for Answers in Genesis (UK/Europe) and Creation Today. He and his wife are now the directors of the Mount St Helens Creation Center. Paul is married to Geri, and they have five children between them.

Refreshments plus books and DVD’s available at the resource tables afterwards.


Meeting Documents:

  1. Meeting Flyer
  2. Meeting Bulletin Insert
  3. Announcement PNG File

Paul Taylor also spoke at the following venues within the Greater Seattle area during the weekend of February 20-22:

  1. Friday, Feb. 20, 8:50 AM, Talk on “The Age of the Earth” at Highland Christian School in Arlington.
  2. Friday, Feb. 20, 10:35 AM, Talk on “The Age of the Earth” at Grace Academy School in Marysville.
  3. Friday, Feb. 20, 7:00 PM, Lecture on “No Compromise” at the AFSC meeting described above.
  4. Saturday, Feb. 21, 7:00 AM, Talk on “Mount St. Helens Creation Center” at Mens’ Breakfast meeting at First Baptist Church Arlington.
  5. Sunday, Feb. 22, 9:00 AM, Message on “Convinced By Creation” at Traditional Service at Park Ridge Community Church in Bothell.
  6. Sunday, Feb. 22, 10:30 AM, Message on “Creation or Evolution – Who Cares” at Contemporary Service at Park Ridge Community Church in Bothell.
  7. Sunday, Feb. 22, 6:00 PM, Message on “Creation or Evolution – Who Cares” at First Baptist Church Arlington.

 

Mar
27
Fri
2015
Planet of the Apes? – Chris Ashcraft @ Atonement Free Lutheran Church
Mar 27 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

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The 19th meeting of the Forum was held on Friday, March 27th at 7:00 PM at the Atonement Free Lutheran Church in Arlington, WA. Chris Ashcraft, a Christian educator and Creation scientist, spoke on the topic “Planet of the Apes?” A description of the lecture follows.

Secular Paleoanthropologists assert adamantly that humans are the descendants of ape-like ancestors. Darwin’s seminal theory led naturalists inexorably to this conclusion, but the Bible clearly states that we were created distinct from the animals and in the image of God.

This presentation examines the evidence used to support human evolution, including Neanderthals, Homo erectus, and Australopithecines. Are these ancient hominids really missing links capable of substantiating human evolution or has the truth been distorted to support the materialistic evolutionary worldview?


Chris Ashcraft is a Christian educator, creation scientist, and speaker employed as high school science teacher at Cedar Park Christian Schools where he provides instruction in Biology, Chemistry, Human Anatomy and Physiology, and Life Science.

Formerly, Chris was a research technician, specialized in plant tissue culture, and genetic transformation technology. He served as a research technician at the Cotton Fiber Production Laboratory at Texas Tech University, he then provided technical support at the Plant Transformation Facility at Oklahoma State University, and lastly was employed as 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.


Lecture recordings at:

  • Video recording of lecture on YouTube 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
24
Fri
2015
Answering Skeptics … Bill Nye – Carl Kerby @ Atonement Free Lutheran Church
Apr 24 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

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Bill Nye “The Science Guy” has become popular again recently.  He did a “big talk” video where he went after those that don’t believe in evolution in a major way. He also held a very public debate with Ken Ham, President of Answers in Genesis. It was watched by millions last year.

In this talk Carl breaks down that video and addresses his claims made in the video as well as in the debate.  In addition questions that he raised are addressed using secular sources.

What does he mean by “evolution”?
Are “tiny changes” the mechanism by which a worm eventually turned into humans?
How are mutations involved in that process?
Can a “Christian” really do “science”?
What about “ancient dinosaur bones”?  Don’t they show Christians are wrong?
Plus more!

Christians need to be ready to give an answer for the reason for the hope that they have within them.  This talk helps give some of those answers and, hopefully, encourages the body of Christ to become more visible in the culture.


Kerby is a former air-traffic controller and a creation apologist speaker who teaches how to defend the Bible against scientific naturalism. He was one of the founding board members for Answers in Genesis, and has been described by AiG as one of their most dynamic lecturers on the Book of Genesis. After serving with Answers in Genesis for over 15 years, Carl became the Founder and President of Reasons for Hope. He is a much sought-after speaker both in the United States and abroad, and has spoken in Bermuda, Canada, England, Greece, Israel, Jamaica, Japan, Mexico, the Philippines, Wales and others.

He grew up in a liberal church that taught evolution could be mixed with God’s Word. In 1987 Carl Kerby became a Christian after attending a crusade in Salt Lake City, Utah. While an air-traffic controller and riding in the cockpit on a flight, the Creation vs. Evolution issue came up during a conversation with the pilots. The co-pilot argued that the Bible and Evolution were totally different worldviews that could not be harmonized. He then introduced Carl to Ken Ham’s book The Lie: Evolution, which helped him trust in the Bible as authoritative on the issue of creation.

Carl and his wife Masami have been married for more than 30 years. They have two children, Alisa (Bobby) and Carl Jr. (Tish) and four grandchildren, Trey, Naomi, Mari and James. Carl is the author of Remote Control: The Power of Hollywood on Today’s Culture, Absotively, Posilutely, The Best Evidence for Creation and Reasons for Hope In The Mosaic of Your Life. Carl and Masami live in Hebron, KY.


Lecture recordings at:

  • Video recording of lecture on YouTube can be found here.
  • Audio recording of lecture can be found here.

Meeting Documents:

 



Carl Kerby speaks at the following venues within the Greater Seattle area during the weekend of April 24-26, 2015:

  1. Friday, April 24, 7:00 PM, Lecture on “Answering Skeptics … Bill Nye” at the Apologetics Forum meeting described above and in the Meeting Flyer.
  2. Saturday, April 25, 7:00 – 9:00 PM, Young Adult/Family Night at First Baptist Church Arlington. Lectures on “Remote Control: The Power of Hollywood on Today’s Culture” and “What About … Human Evolution?” See the Meeting Flyer for details.
  3. Sunday, April 26, 9:00 AM, Message on “What About … Fossils!” at Sunday School hour at First Baptist Church Arlington. See Flyer for details.
  4. Sunday, April 26, 10:30 AM, Message on “Becoming Bold: Know it, Live it, Share it!” in worship service at First Baptist Church Arlington. See Flyer for details.
  5. Sunday, April 26, 6:00 PM, Message on “Evangelism 101: 10 things you can learn about Evangelism from an Atheist” at First Baptist Church Arlington. See Flyer for details.
May
29
Fri
2015
A Scientist Tests The Verses of Genesis – Dr. Ed Neeland @ Atonement Free Lutheran Church
May 29 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

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A Scientist Tests The Verses of Genesis

What happens when a chemistry professor investigates the claims in the first book of the Bible? You might think that this is a disaster waiting to happen. Not at all. We believe by faith that the Bible is God’s word and is an accurate description of our origins. This talk will examine key Bible’s verses in Genesis and see that the evidence supports them. Surprised? We will give reasons why Christians should take a firm stand on what God told us really happened in the early days of our planet. The world (and even the occasional Christian) thinks that the Genesis account is a myth. Dr. Ed Neeland has looked closely into key Genesis verses and found them to be scientifically accurate.

Do you believe that Adam was made from the ground? The world says nonsense!
That Eve was created from Adam’s rib? Impossible…
Were there walking snakes? Fairy tales…
A global flood? Only in your dreams….

The world sees science and Christianity as fact and faith. But there are many facts showing that God’s words in Genesis make sense. Join Dr. Ed Neeland as he shows how the scientific evidence supports the Genesis account again and again. This talk will deepen your understanding and you will see the book of Genesis in a new way. It is Ed’s hope that this talk will strengthen your faith. When people object that the Bible is a storybook of fables…please use a few examples from this talk to open their minds. God famously declares “Come now, and let us reason together.” (Isaiah 1:18). If God is willing to reason with people then we should reason with people. It’s easy when you discover that the facts are on our side.


Ed has always been a curious person (interpret that as you like). As a young boy, he spent hours exploring creeks, live-trapping raccoons, making plaster of Paris impressions of animal prints and raising abandoned birds (which he mistakenly rescued from a bird sanctuary). He became a PhD scientist because the beauty of nature captured him early and he wanted answers to his questions. Ed became a follower of Jesus Christ at the age of 18 and soon learned that his biology professors and the Bible were at odds. This started an eye-opening period of comparing the evidence against both origin accounts. It became very apparent that the Biblical story of creation was far more consistent with the evidence than evolution. Today, Ed is a university chemistry professor teaching students and specializing in the synthesis of new antibiotic/anti-inflammatory medicines. Ed continues to educate people in creation-evolution talks as well as being an archer, gold prospector and motorcyclist. Trivia: in his athletic prime, Ed was a member of the 100 meter Olympic sprint team.


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.

Meeting Documents:



Dr. Ed Neeland spoke at the following venues within the Greater Seattle area during the weekend of May 28-30:

  1. Thursday, May 28th, 7:00 PM, Lecture on “This Scientist Says He Can’t Believe in Evolution” at the CAPS meeting at Woodin Valley Baptist Church in Bothell, WA.
  2. Friday, May 29th, 8:50 AM, Talk on “Creation and Design: Friends or Foes?” at Highland Christian School in Arlington.
  3. Friday, May 29th, 10:00 AM, Talk on “Creation and Design: Friends or Foes?” at Grace Academy School in Marysville.
  4. Friday, May 29th, 7:00 PM, Lecture on “A Scientist Tests The Verses of Genesis” at the Apologetics Forum meeting described above.
  5. Saturday, May 30th, 7:00 AM, Presentation on “Surprising Evidence For Biblical Creation” at Dads and Lads Breakfast at First Baptist Church of Arlington, WA.

 

May
30
Sat
2015
Surprising Evidence for Biblical Creation – Dr. Ed Neeland @ First Baptist Church of Arlington
May 30 @ 7:00 am – 8:30 am

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Surprising Evidence For Biblical Creation

There are two competing explanations for how we got here – Evolution or God.  Both explanations are diametrically opposed to each other so trying to combine the two theories is fruitless.  This talk investigates evidence which clearly contradicts the evolutionary scenario and is consistent with biblical creation.  Evidence will include fossils, carvings, simple statistics and rethinking geologic time in light of recent evidence.



Ed has always been a curious person (interpret that as you like). As a young boy, he spent hours exploring creeks, live-trapping raccoons, making plaster of Paris impressions of animal prints and raising abandoned birds (which he mistakenly rescued from a bird sanctuary). He became a PhD scientist because the beauty of nature captured him early and he wanted answers to his questions. Ed became a follower of Jesus Christ at the age of 18 and soon learned that his biology professors and the Bible were at odds. This started an eye-opening period of comparing the evidence against both origin accounts. It became very apparent that the Biblical story of creation was far more consistent with the evidence than evolution. Today, Ed is a university chemistry professor teaching students and specializing in the synthesis of new antibiotic/anti-inflammatory medicines. Ed continues to educate people in creation-evolution talks as well as being an archer, gold prospector and motorcyclist. Trivia: in his athletic prime, Ed was a member of the 100 meter Olympic sprint team.


Lecture recordings at:

  • Video recording of lecture on YouTube 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. Ed Neeland speaks at the following venues within the Greater Seattle area during the weekend of May 28-30:

  1. Thursday, May 28th, 7:00 PM, Lecture on “This Scientist Says He Can’t Believe in Evolution” at the CAPS meeting at Woodin Valley Baptist Church in Bothell, WA.
  2. Friday, May 29th, 8:50 AM, Talk on “Creation and Design: Friends or Foes?” at Highland Christian School in Arlington.
  3. Friday, May 29th, 10:00 AM, Talk on “Creation and Design: Friends or Foes?” at Grace Academy School in Marysville.
  4. Friday, May 29th, 7:00 PM, Lecture on “A Scientist Tests The Verses of Genesis” at the Apologetics Forum meeting on May 29th, 2015.
  5. Saturday, May 30th, 7:00 AM, Presentation on “Surprising Evidence For Biblical Creation” at Dads and Lads Breakfast at First Baptist Church of Arlington, WA.
Jun
13
Sat
2015
Mt. St. Helens Tour @ Mt. St. Helens Creation Center
Jun 13 @ 7:00 am – 5:00 pm

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Creation Tours:  Mt. St. Helens Field Trip

Itinerary

  • 7:00am – Leave your home. Take I-5 South. Exit 49 at Castle Rock. Left at light at top of ramp eastbound. Takes about 2.5 hours to travel from Kirkland with one quick rest stop. Suggest eating breakfast before you leave your house.
7 Wonders Creation Museum

7 Wonders Creation Museum
4749 Spirit Lake Highway
Silverlake, WA. 98645
1-360-274-5737

  • 9:30 – Gather at Mount St. Helens Creation Center approximately 9 miles on right (just before Toutle WA). Bookstore viewing. Note prefer cash and checks for purchases. Donations appreciated since there is no charge for talk and tour.
  • 11:15-12:00 – Caravan to mud flow site (milepost 20+), edge of blast zone (milepost 29) and the Weyerhaeuser Forest Learning Center (milepost 33).
  • 11:45-12:30 – Lunch (bring your own lunch as no concessions available) and viewing Learning Center (free).
  • StHelens412:30-1:00 – Drive to Hummocks Trail Hike (milepost 45 on the right). Meet in parking lot. If you do not want to go on the hike, at least stop here for a brief tour talk and then you can go onto Johnson Ridge or leave for home or whatever.
  • 1:00-3:30 – Hike: 2.4 miles Relatively easy loop hike with short climb out at the end. Bring plenty of water. Dress for hiking in warm-hot weather. Hats and Sunscreen!
  • 4:00-5:00 –Visit center at your own pace. Cost $8. Kids under 16 free. Does honor national park passes. Very cool movie of eruption and view of crater 5 miles across valley with great view of landslide area and canyons carved in one day!!
  • 5:00 – Leave whenever! On your own at this point to return the way you came. Welcome to stop at museum on way back. Dinner is on your own at freeway or on the way back somewhere.

Contact Ron Payne at 425-820-2897 or rondpayne@comcast.net with name, phone, email, and number in your party.

Sign up to come along on this great Saturday day trip with others to visit Mount St. Helens, and the Mount St. Helens Creation Center to see a presentation on the catastrophic processes that changed the local geology in minutes rather than millions of years. Then we will take a tour to actually visit sites showing the changes and discuss them as we go up to the mountain. We will be taking a 2.25 mile (easy) hike on the leading edge of the landslide material seeing the canyons that were formed in a day and the biological recovery since 1980.


Field Trip Documents:

  • Flyer to post in church foyers and school bulletin boards.
  • Announcement Slide for showing in churches and schools.

More information on Mount St. Helens Creation Center at http://www.mshcreationcenter.org/7ws1/.

RELATED BOOKS & VIDEOS

FootprintsAsh   Noah Justice St. Helens   mtsthelensdoculecture

 

Jun
26
Fri
2015
Creation and Flood Evidence in the Northwest – Dennis Bokovoy @ Atonement Free Lutheran Church
Jun 26 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

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Creation and Global Flood Evidence in the Northwest

The global Genesis Flood makes catastrophic changes to the earth’s surface features

  • Sedimentary layers miles deep deposited during Flood
  • River systems world-wide carved by Flood water runoff during continental uplift

Ring of Fire volcanoes of the Cascade Mountains during the Flood in Oregon and Washington

  • Remnants of early Cascade Volcanoes during Flood
  • Present Cascade Volcanoes erupted during and after Flood

Columbia River Basalt

  • Flood Pillow Lava at contacts – underwater lava flow during Flood
  • Petrified trees in lava-push mounds with pillow lava in lava flows

Ice Age caused by the Genesis Flood reached its peak 500 years after the Flood

  • Warm 87 degree ocean and cooler land temperatures

Glacial Lake Missoula Flood

  • Giant ripple marks of Camas Prairie (MT)
  • Grand Coulee and Channeled Scablands (WA)

John Day National Monument

  • Leaf and marine fossils laid down during Flood

Beverly and Moolack Beaches, Newport, Oregon Coast

  • Astoria FM – fossil porpoise skulls and marine shells

Mount St. Helens

  • Spirit Lake – floating trees mineral replaced during Flood

Yellowstone National Park

  • Specimen Ridge and Specimen Creek Petrified Trees

Mount Moran in Grand Teton National Park

  • Flathead SS on top of Mount Moran of same continent-wide layer as Tapeats SS

This list of topics may have additional topics such as Newberry Craters and Glass Mountain.


Dennis Bokovoy is a creation scientist, Christian educator, speaker, and author. He enjoys leading creation geology trips and tours and serves on the school board of Horizon Christian in Hood River, Oregon. As a kid growing up in Montana he discovered fossil bones of an Apatosaurus dinosaur and collected 8 feet of dino vertebrae near his grandmother’s home in Melstone, MT. This event influenced both his career and hobby interests. He has collected over a ton of rocks and fossils.

He studied 2 years at Northwest Christian College then transferred to Montana State University for a B.S. in Biology, Education and Industrial Arts at MSC in 1963 and in 1969 earned a M.S. in Geology.

As an educator, Dennis taught Jr. Hi and H.S. biology and geology for 15 years. The highlight of his teaching career was as Professor of Geology at Columbia Gorge Community College for 15 years. He taught college from 1994 to 2009 when he retired. In his 27 years of teaching in public schools and 3 years in a Christian school, he taught both the Scientific Creation and the Evolutionary Viewpoints. His student field trips featured observable evidence for Creation and the Flood.

Dennis is co-author of five Books on National Parks and Monuments. With John Hergenrather, Hood River, OR and Harold Coffin, Mosier, OR Dennis wrote Road Guide to the John Day Area of Central Oregon, published in 2004 by Creation Research Society. Mike Oard, Bozeman, MT joined them to write Road Guide to Yellowstone National Park, published in 2005 by CRS. Later Dennis, John and Mike were joined by Tom Vail, Phoenix, AZ to write three National Park Guides published by Master Books: Your Guide to the Grand Canyon, 2008; Your Guide to Zion and Bryce Canyon National Parks, 2010 and Your Guide to Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks, 2012.

Dennis and John Hergenrather have guided field trips and tours since 1996 for our local community and for Design Science Association, Portland, OR. John and Dennis formed Creation Encounter LLC in 2008. Their website CreationEncounter.com includes their current tour descriptions with online registration for 1- 4 day trips and week-long National Park Tours.


Lecture recordings at:

Meeting Documents:


Dennis Bokovoy will be speaking at the following venues within the Greater Seattle area during the weekend of June 25-27:

  1. Thursday, June 25th, 7:00 PM, Lecture on “The Ice Age Lake Missoula Flood and Creation Evidence” at the CAPS meeting at Woodin Valley Baptist Church in Bothell, WA.
  2. Friday, June 26th, 7:00 PM, Lecture on “Creation and Global Flood Evidence in the Northwest” at the Apologetics Forum meeting described above.
  3. Saturday, June 27th, leading a Dry Falls Field Trip  with Ron Payne of CAPS.
Jun
27
Sat
2015
Dry Falls Field Trip @ Dry Falls
Jun 27 @ 7:30 am – 7:30 pm

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Creation Tours:  Dry Falls Field Trip

7:30am Assemble at Woodinville Costco, 24008 240th St SE
8:00am Leave
11:00amM Arrive at Hwy 97/Hwy 2 Junction north of Wenatchee at Orondo Centex Fuel Center. Talk on Columbia River Gorge (30 minutes max)
11:45am Leave on Hwy 2
12:30pm Arrive in Moses Coulee
12:30-1:00pm Talk on coulees (30 minutes max)
1:00-1:30pm Arrive at Dry Falls
1:30-2:00pm Lunch
2:00-2:30pm Talk on Dry Falls (30 minutes)
2:30-3:00pm Interpretative Center (OYO)
3:00pm Leave for home (OYO)
7:30pm Home (est)

Dry Falls Eastern Scabland Day Trip Tour

DryFalls2Get some visual confirmation of Geologic Formations in Central Washington…Our Heavenly Father invites us to “Come, behold the works of the Lord, what desolations He has made in the Earth…!!! Psalm 46:8 This is a well Planned informational trip with good Leadership and fun for all…!!! See the Details below…!!!

Activity: Day trip to Dry Falls on Saturday TBD Speaker and Tour Guide: Ron Payne

Trip Format: We will caravan in our own vehicles. Do not get ahead of lead vehicle (light tan Buick Rendezvous) driven by Ron Payne.

Initial Meeting Place: Meet initially at the Woodinville Costco gas station at the Hwy 9 exit off of Hwy 522 to Monroe. Go right at top of exit and right again at the next signal into the Costco parking lot. The gas station is in the right corner of the lot). Gather at 7:30 AM and we will leave promptly at 8:00 AM. Directions will be passed out at the meeting.

Lunch: Each car/person is responsible to bring their lunch. There are facilities to buy food at Dry Falls. Bring snacks for the trip since lunch break is scheduled for 1:30 PM. Bring water.

Basic Tour Schedule:

  • 7:30am –  Assemble at Woodinville Costco
  • 8:00am –  Leave Costco (we will not wait for anyone since we have a tight driving schedule)

DryFalls3Travel route – Northbound on Hwy 522 to Monroe. Go eastbound on Hwy 2 across Stevens Pass to Wenatchee. Stay on Hwy 2 which crosses the Columbia and turns north along with Hwy 97. Approximately 11-12 miles at Orondo, Hwy 2 turns east. We will stop at the Union 76 Fuel Center just north of the intersection for the first talk on the Columbia River/Grand Coulee at 11:00 AM.

 

  • 11:00am – Columbia River/Grand Coulee Talk
  • 11:30am – Leave eastbound on Hwy 2
  • 12:30pm – Arrive at Moses Coulee (approximately 25 miles). Second talk on Coulees.
  • 1:00pm – Leave for Dry Falls
  • 1:30pm – Arrive Dry Falls (approx. 15-16 miles turn right onto Hwy 17 southbound from Hwy 2) Lunch at Dry Falls – bathrooms at center on south side.
  • 2:00pm – Third and final talk on Dry Falls and the Scablands
  • 2:30pm – Visit interpretative center on your own.
  • 3:00pm – Suggested leave time. Drive home on your own. No caravan or further meeting places.

DryFalls4Travel Route – Either retrace your return via Hwy 2 or one could go south on Hwy 17 to Soap Lake, then south on Hwy 28 to Ephrata, south on Hwy 283 to I-90 and then home. Very cool drive thru some large coulees and lakes to Soap Lake

  • 7:30-8:00pm –  Estimate return time to Woodinville Costco (where we started) via Hwy 2. Resources/Materials: The Missoula Flood Book by Oard will be available for sale.

Cost: There is no cost for the tour/talks. However, donations would be encouraged. Please give cash or checks payable to CAPS and give to Ron Payne.

Trip Communication: Lead vehicle cell phone # and directions will be passed out when we meet. When you sign up for the trip, please provide a cell phone # so we can communicate on the road.


RSVP: In order to know who is coming, please RSVP to Ron Payne at 425-820-2897 or email at rondpayne@comcast.net on or before June 22, 2015. Please provide name, email address, phone in the Seattle area, number in party, car make and model and a cell phone #. Contact Ron Payne for any questions.


Field Trip Documents:

  • Flyer to post in church foyers and on school bulletin boards.
  • Announcement Slide for showing in churches and schools.

dry-falls-state-park-cartoon-coulee-city

PS: Some informational web sites to look up:

http://nwcreation.net/scablands.html

http://hugefloods.com/Scablands.html

Be sure to Watch this one to get a Bird’s eye view of the Scablands…!!!

http://www.parks.wa.gov/298/Sun-Lakes-Dry-Falls

RELATED BOOKS & VIDEOS

The Missoula Flood Controversy and the Genesis FloodFloodByDesign

Jul
11
Sat
2015
Dry Falls Field Trip @ Dry Falls
Jul 11 @ 7:30 am – 7:30 pm

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Creation Tours:  Dry Falls Field Trip

7:30am Assemble at Woodinville Costco, 24008 240th St SE
8:00am Leave
11:00amM Arrive at Hwy 97/Hwy 2 Junction north of Wenatchee at Orondo Centex Fuel Center. Talk on Columbia River Gorge (30 minutes max)
11:45am Leave on Hwy 2
12:30pm Arrive in Moses Coulee
12:30-1:00pm Talk on coulees (30 minutes max)
1:00-1:30pm Arrive at Dry Falls
1:30-2:00pm Lunch
2:00-2:30pm Talk on Dry Falls (30 minutes)
2:30-3:00pm Interpretative Center (OYO)
3:00pm Leave for home (OYO)
7:30pm Home (est)

Dry Falls Eastern Scabland Day Trip Tour

DryFalls2Get some visual confirmation of Geologic Formations in Central Washington…Our Heavenly Father invites us to “Come, behold the works of the Lord, what desolations He has made in the Earth…!!! Psalm 46:8 This is a well Planned informational trip with good Leadership and fun for all…!!! See the Details below…!!!

Activity: Day trip to Dry Falls on Saturday TBD Speaker and Tour Guide: Ron Payne

Trip Format: We will caravan in our own vehicles. Do not get ahead of lead vehicle (light tan Buick Rendezvous) driven by Ron Payne.

Initial Meeting Place: Meet initially at the Woodinville Costco gas station at the Hwy 9 exit off of Hwy 522 to Monroe. Go right at top of exit and right again at the next signal into the Costco parking lot. The gas station is in the right corner of the lot). Gather at 7:30 AM and we will leave promptly at 8:00 AM. Directions will be passed out at the meeting.

Lunch: Each car/person is responsible to bring their lunch. There are facilities to buy food at Dry Falls. Bring snacks for the trip since lunch break is scheduled for 1:30 PM. Bring water.

Basic Tour Schedule:

  • 7:30am –  Assemble at Woodinville Costco
  • 8:00am –  Leave Costco (we will not wait for anyone since we have a tight driving schedule)

DryFalls3Travel route – Northbound on Hwy 522 to Monroe. Go eastbound on Hwy 2 across Stevens Pass to Wenatchee. Stay on Hwy 2 which crosses the Columbia and turns north along with Hwy 97. Approximately 11-12 miles at Orondo, Hwy 2 turns east. We will stop at the Union 76 Fuel Center just north of the intersection for the first talk on the Columbia River/Grand Coulee at 11:00 AM.

 

  • 11:00am – Columbia River/Grand Coulee Talk
  • 11:30am – Leave eastbound on Hwy 2
  • 12:30pm – Arrive at Moses Coulee (approximately 25 miles). Second talk on Coulees.
  • 1:00pm – Leave for Dry Falls
  • 1:30pm – Arrive Dry Falls (approx. 15-16 miles turn right onto Hwy 17 southbound from Hwy 2) Lunch at Dry Falls – bathrooms at center on south side.
  • 2:00pm – Third and final talk on Dry Falls and the Scablands
  • 2:30pm – Visit interpretative center on your own.
  • 3:00pm – Suggested leave time. Drive home on your own. No caravan or further meeting places.

DryFalls4Travel Route – Either retrace your return via Hwy 2 or one could go south on Hwy 17 to Soap Lake, then south on Hwy 28 to Ephrata, south on Hwy 283 to I-90 and then home. Very cool drive thru some large coulees and lakes to Soap Lake

  • 7:30-8:00pm –  Estimate return time to Woodinville Costco (where we started) via Hwy 2. Resources/Materials: The Missoula Flood Book by Oard will be available for sale.

Cost: There is no cost for the tour/talks. However, donations would be encouraged. Please give cash or checks payable to CAPS and give to Ron Payne.

Trip Communication: Lead vehicle cell phone # and directions will be passed out when we meet. When you sign up for the trip, please provide a cell phone # so we can communicate on the road.


RSVP: In order to know who is coming, please RSVP to Ron Payne at 425-820-2897 or email at rondpayne@comcast.net on or before July 13, 2015. Please provide name, email address, phone in the Seattle area, number in party, car make and model and a cell phone #. Contact Ron Payne for any questions.


Field Trip Documents:

  • Flyer to post in church foyers and on school bulletin boards.
  • Announcement Slide for showing in churches and schools.

dry-falls-state-park-cartoon-coulee-city

PS: Some informational web sites to look up:

http://nwcreation.net/scablands.html

http://hugefloods.com/Scablands.html

Be sure to Watch this one to get a Bird’s eye view of the Scablands…!!!

http://www.parks.wa.gov/298/Sun-Lakes-Dry-Falls

RELATED BOOKS & VIDEOS

The Missoula Flood Controversy and the Genesis FloodFloodByDesign

Jul
18
Sat
2015
Mt. St. Helens Tour @ Mt. St. Helens Creation Center
Jul 18 @ 7:00 am – 5:00 pm

StHelens

Creation Tours:  Mt. St. Helens Field Trip

Itinerary

  • 7:00am – Leave your home. Take I-5 South. Exit 49 at Castle Rock. Left at light at top of ramp eastbound. Takes about 2.5 hours to travel from Kirkland with one quick rest stop. Suggest eating breakfast before you leave your house.
7 Wonders Creation Museum

7 Wonders Creation Museum
4749 Spirit Lake Highway
Silverlake, WA. 98645
1-360-274-5737

  • 9:30 – Gather at Mount St. Helens Creation Center approximately 9 miles on right (just before Toutle WA). Bookstore viewing. Note prefer cash and checks for purchases. Donations appreciated since there is no charge for talk and tour.
  • 11:15-12:00 – Caravan to mud flow site (milepost 20+), edge of blast zone (milepost 29) and the Weyerhaeuser Forest Learning Center (milepost 33).
  • 11:45-12:30 – Lunch (bring your own lunch as no concessions available) and viewing Learning Center (free).
  • StHelens412:30-1:00 – Drive to Hummocks Trail Hike (milepost 45 on the right). Meet in parking lot. If you do not want to go on the hike, at least stop here for a brief tour talk and then you can go onto Johnson Ridge or leave for home or whatever.
  • 1:00-3:30 – Hike: 2.4 miles Relatively easy loop hike with short climb out at the end. Bring plenty of water. Dress for hiking in warm-hot weather. Hats and Sunscreen!
  • 4:00-5:00 –Visit center at your own pace. Cost $8. Kids under 16 free. Does honor national park passes. Very cool movie of eruption and view of crater 5 miles across valley with great view of landslide area and canyons carved in one day!!
  • 5:00 – Leave whenever! On your own at this point to return the way you came. Welcome to stop at museum on way back. Dinner is on your own at freeway or on the way back somewhere.

Contact Ron Payne at 425-820-2897 or rondpayne@comcast.net with name, phone, email, and number in your party.

Sign up to come along on this great Saturday day trip with others to visit Mount St. Helens, and the Mount St. Helens Creation Center to see a presentation on the catastrophic processes that changed the local geology in minutes rather than millions of years. Then we will take a tour to actually visit sites showing the changes and discuss them as we go up to the mountain. We will be taking a 2.25 mile (easy) hike on the leading edge of the landslide material seeing the canyons that were formed in a day and the biological recovery since 1980.


Field Trip Documents:

  • Flyer to post in church foyers and on school bulletin boards.
  • Announcement Slide for showing in churches and schools.

More information on Mount St. Helens Creation Center at http://www.mshcreationcenter.org/7ws1/.

RELATED BOOKS & VIDEOS

FootprintsAsh   Noah Justice St. Helens   mtsthelensdoculecture

 

Jul
24
Fri
2015
Evidence For The Existence of God – Mike Riddle @ Atonement Free Lutheran Church
Jul 24 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

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Evidence for the Existence of God

This talk answers the two strongest arguments Atheists use for not believing in a Creator God.

  1. The Atheists apparent ability to explain all the data we observe without God.
  2. The problem of evil.

In part 1 Mike examines the three possible arguments for the origin of the universe:

  • The universe created itself.
  • The universe has always existed.
  • The universe was created.

In part 2 Mike answers some tough questions:

  • How can we call God good when He allows evil to exist?
  • How do you decide right from wrong (do moral absolutes exist)?
  • Did God create evil?

Mike 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 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 Northern Kentucky with his wife Lesley.


Lecture recordings at:

  • Video recording of lecture on YouTube 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 speaks at the following venues within the Greater Seattle area during the weekend of July 24-26:

  1. Friday, July 24th, 7:00 PM, Lecture on “Evidence For the Existence of God” at the Apologetics Forum meeting described above.
  2. Saturday, July 25th, 8:30 AM – 5:30 PM. Mike Riddle will give a “Basic Creation Training Course” at Atonement Free Lutheran Church (AFLC). Please call AFLC at 360-435-9191 to reserve your place in the course.
  3. Sunday, July 26th, 8:30 and 11:00 AM – Worship service message on “Genesis and Biblical Discernment” at Atonement Free Lutheran Church (AFLC).
  4. Sunday, July 26th, 9:45 AM – Sunday School hour message on “The Bible: The First Three Chapters” at Atonement Free Lutheran Church (AFLC).
  5. Sunday, July 26th, 6:00 PM – Evening service message on “Aliens, UFO’s, Science, and the Bible” at First Baptist Church Arlington (FBCA).

 

Jul
25
Sat
2015
Basic Creation Training Course @ Atonement Free Lutheran Church
Jul 25 @ 8:30 am – 5:30 pm

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Basic Creation Training Course.

This one-day course is designed to prepare Christians to speak about and defend the biblical account of creation with confidence and be better equipped to present the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
Target Audience: Ninth grade and above (A great course for getting your high school student trained to defend their faith).
Certification: This course is certified for one Continuing Education Unit (CEU) for Christian school teachers.
Course Description and Goal: To prepare Christians to be able to speak about and defend the biblical account of creation with confidence and be better equipped to present the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
Instructional Method/Format: Lecture, class participation, and exercises.
Course Length: 1 day (8:30 – 5:30)
Course Cost: $45 per student ($35 for each additional family member) $25 Students.

Instructor: Mike Riddle, Founder and President of CTI.

More information on the course and how to sign up can be found here:

For more details see http://www.creationtraining.org/training-courses/basic-creation-training. Please call Atonement Free Lutheran Church at 360-435-9191 to reserve your place in this course.


Mike 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 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 Northern Kentucky with his wife Lesley.


Meeting Documents:


Mike Riddle speaks at the following venues within the Greater Seattle area during the weekend of July 24-26:

  1. Friday, July 24th, 7:00 PM, Lecture on “Evidence For the Existence of God” at the Apologetics Forum meeting described above.
  2. Saturday, July 25th, 8:30 AM – 5:30 PM. Mike Riddle will give a “Basic Creation Training Course” at Atonement Free Lutheran Church (AFLC). Please call AFLC at 360-435-9191 to reserve your place in the course.
  3. Sunday, July 26th, 8:30 and 11:00 AM – Worship service message on “Genesis and Biblical Discernment” at Atonement Free Lutheran Church (AFLC).
  4. Sunday, July 26th, 9:45 AM – Sunday School hour message on “The Bible: The First Three Chapters” at Atonement Free Lutheran Church (AFLC).
  5. Sunday, July 26th, 6:00 PM – Evening service message on “Aliens, UFO’s, Science, and the Bible” at First Baptist Church Arlington (FBCA).
Aug
15
Sat
2015
Mt. St. Helens Tour @ Mt. St. Helens Creation Center
Aug 15 @ 7:00 am – 5:00 pm

StHelens

Creation Tours:  Mt. St. Helens Field Trip

Itinerary

  • 7:00am – Leave your home. Take I-5 South. Exit 49 at Castle Rock. Left at light at top of ramp eastbound. Takes about 2.5 hours to travel from Kirkland with one quick rest stop. Suggest eating breakfast before you leave your house.
7 Wonders Creation Museum

7 Wonders Creation Museum
4749 Spirit Lake Highway
Silverlake, WA. 98645
1-360-274-5737

  • 9:30 – Gather at Mount St. Helens Creation Center approximately 9 miles on right (just before Toutle WA). Bookstore viewing. Note prefer cash and checks for purchases. Donations appreciated since there is no charge for talk and tour.
  • 11:15-12:00 – Caravan to mud flow site (milepost 20+), edge of blast zone (milepost 29) and the Weyerhaeuser Forest Learning Center (milepost 33).
  • 11:45-12:30 – Lunch (bring your own lunch as no concessions available) and viewing Learning Center (free).
  • StHelens412:30-1:00 – Drive to Hummocks Trail Hike (milepost 45 on the right). Meet in parking lot. If you do not want to go on the hike, at least stop here for a brief tour talk and then you can go onto Johnson Ridge or leave for home or whatever.
  • 1:00-3:30 – Hike: 2.4 miles Relatively easy loop hike with short climb out at the end. Bring plenty of water. Dress for hiking in warm-hot weather. Hats and Sunscreen!
  • 4:00-5:00 –Visit center at your own pace. Cost $8. Kids under 16 free. Does honor national park passes. Very cool movie of eruption and view of crater 5 miles across valley with great view of landslide area and canyons carved in one day!!
  • 5:00 – Leave whenever! On your own at this point to return the way you came. Welcome to stop at museum on way back. Dinner is on your own at freeway or on the way back somewhere.

Contact Ron Payne at 425-820-2897 or rondpayne@comcast.net with name, phone, email, and number in your party.

Sign up to come along on this great Saturday day trip with others to visit Mount St. Helens, and the Mount St. Helens Creation Center to see a presentation on the catastrophic processes that changed the local geology in minutes rather than millions of years. Then we will take a tour to actually visit sites showing the changes and discuss them as we go up to the mountain. We will be taking a 2.25 mile (easy) hike on the leading edge of the landslide material seeing the canyons that were formed in a day and the biological recovery since 1980.


Field Trip Documents:

  • Flyer to post in church foyers and on school bulletin boards.
  • Announcement Slide for showing in churches and schools.

More information on Mount St. Helens Creation Center at http://www.mshcreationcenter.org/7ws1/.

RELATED BOOKS & VIDEOS

FootprintsAsh   Noah Justice St. Helens   mtsthelensdoculecture

 

Aug
16
Sun
2015
Life and Information – Dr. Heinz Lycklama @ First Baptist Church of Arlington
Aug 16 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am

Life and Information

First Baptist Church of Arlington – Sunday School Hour

Dr. Heinz Lycklama brings a message on this topic during the Sunday CellPartsSchool hour. Life consists of material (matter & energy) as well as non-material parts (information). Life requires information, complexity, and design. We discover the similarity in the nature of information, machines and programs in writing systems, computer systems and living systems and come to understand that 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.


Dr. Heinz Lycklama earned a Ph. D. degree in Nuclear Physics from Heinz 4McMaster University in Canada and has worked in the telecommunications and computer software industries for over forty years. He has taught through many books of the Bible and has served as member and Chairman of various Missions Committees as well as Elder/Deacon Boards.

Challenged in his Christian faith by what he was taught in university in the 1960’s, Heinz later developed a series of lectures on Creation vs. Evolution and Christian Apologetics 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, he has continued to develop and present new material in these subject areas. More on Dr. Lycklama & his lectures at www.heinzlycklama.com/messages.


  • Powerpoint slides used for this message can be downloaded here.
Aug
21
Fri
2015
Integrity in Science – Dr. Don Johnson @ Atonement Free Lutheran Church
Aug 21 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Integrity in Science

AFSC Meeting on August 21st – The 24th meeting of the Forum on Friday, August 21st at 7:00 PM at the Atonement Free Lutheran Church in Arlington, WA. Dr. Don Johnson speaks on the topic “Integrity in Science.” A description of the lecture follows.


Integrity in Science” looks at the impact of unsubstantiated “science” on society and progress from a Christian perspective. This includes a review of life’s computer hardware/software and the required properties of nature’s fine-tuned constants and natural laws, having no naturalistic answers. Since thousands of scientists now acknowledge that Darwinism is Science-watchersincapable of explaining the observations, scenarios for replacing Darwinism as “truth” are evaluated. The viability of intelligent design is examined. Global Warming, publication retractions, and other pertinent issues are discussed. The impact of unsubstantiated “science” on society is explored.


Don Johnson earned Ph.D.s in both Computer & Information Sciences and in Chemistry. He was a senior research scientist and consultant for over 14 years, and taught 20 years in universities in the US and Europe. Since “retiring” as an APU (Christian university) professor, he hDonJohnsonas done consulting, speaking, and writing (4 books, including best-selling “Programming of Life,” and several peer-reviewed papers). He has made Christian and secular presentations across the US and on most continents.  His www.4iam.org Christian Website has links to the “Programming of Life” PoL video (over 289,000 on-line views),  several video presentations and printable flyers, as well as links to his two secular science Websites.  For over 20 years he believed, taught, and defended the evolutionary scenarios, until science convinced him of the bankruptcy of those beliefs.


Recent TV interviews by Dr. Johnson on “The Death of Darwinism” on 3ABN can be found here:

Don’s second PoL video (PoL2: Earth) is also available online now.


The recordings of this lecture are available.

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

Meeting Documents:



Dr. Don Johnson will be speaking at the following venues within the Greater Seattle area during his time in the area:

Other lectures to be scheduled. If you have an interest in having Dr. Johnson speak at your venue, look at availability and possible topics here, and then contact Heinz at heinz@osta.com or 425-501-5075.

 

Aug
23
Sun
2015
Prerequisites for Life on Earth – Dr. Don Johnson @ First Baptist Church of Arlington
Aug 23 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am

Prerequisites for Life on Earth

Dr. Don Johnson will bring a message on this topic during the Sunday School hour. After a quick review of the real computers and programs in all life, this POL-Prerequisitestalk considers the properties of nature’s constants and natural laws that are required for life’s informational structures to be incorporated in even the simplest life. With excerpts from a new “Programming of Life – Earth” video, we’ll consider life’s amazing chemicals and their unique properties. Analysis of the probabilities of life’s required component’s properties occurring anywhere in the Universe shows infeasibility by “natural processes,” but shows compatibility with the Bible. Science is shown to be in need of answers, not unsubstantiated speculations.


Don Johnson earned Ph.D.s in both Computer & Information Sciences and in Chemistry. He was a senior research scientist and consultant for over 14 years, and taught 20 years in universities in the US and Europe. Since “retiring” as an APU (Christian university) professor, he hDonJohnsonas done consulting, speaking, and writing (4 books, including best-selling “Programming of Life,” and several peer-reviewed papers). He has made Christian and secular presentations across the US and on most continents.  His www.4iam.org Christian Website has links to the “Programming of Life” PoL video (over 289,000 on-line views),  several video presentations and printable flyers, as well as links to his two secular science Websites.  For over 20 years he believed, taught, and defended the evolutionary scenarios, until science convinced him of the bankruptcy of those beliefs.


Recent TV interviews by Dr. Johnson on “The Death of Darwinism” on 3ABN can be found here:

Don’s second PoL video (PoL2: Earth) is also available online now.


The Powerpoint slides used for this message are here.


Meeting Documents:


Dr. Don Johnson will be speaking at the following venues within the Greater Seattle area during his time in the area:

Other lectures to be scheduled. If you have an interest in having Dr. Johnson speak at your venue, look at availability and possible topics here, and then contact Heinz at heinz@osta.com or 425-501-5075.

 


 

Amazing Scientific Insights of the Bible – Dr. Don Johnson @ First Baptist Church of Arlington
Aug 23 @ 6:00 pm – 7:15 pm

Amazing Scientific Insights of the Bible

Dr. Don Johnson will bring a message on this topic during the Sunday Evening service. After a brief review of the Biblical basis for studying science ScienceInTheBibleand great scientists, we’ll look at “naturalistic problems” in which Bible insights are amazing, including the origin and conservation of mass and energy and life’s fantastic information complexity. We’ll look at amazing facts that science has recently revealed that the Bible spoke of in such areas as the Earth uniqueness and history, astronomy, biology, and archaeology.  We’ll look at scientific evidence that compares Bible narratives to what is portrayed as “science.”  We’ll also consider statistical probabilities of fulfilled specific prophecies, and ramifications of yet unfilled prophecies.  We’ll also consider the possibility of scientifically verifiable verbal inspiration of scripture.


Don Johnson earned Ph.D.s in both Computer & Information Sciences and in Chemistry. He was a senior research scientist and consultant for over 14 years, and taught 20 years in universities in the US and Europe. Since “retiring” as an APU (Christian university) professor, he hDonJohnsonas done consulting, speaking, and writing (4 books, including best-selling “Programming of Life,” and several peer-reviewed papers). He has made Christian and secular presentations across the US and on most continents.  His www.4iam.org Christian Website has links to the “Programming of Life” PoL video (over 289,000 on-line views),  several video presentations and printable flyers, as well as links to his two secular science Websites.  For over 20 years he believed, taught, and defended the evolutionary scenarios, until science convinced him of the bankruptcy of those beliefs.


Recent TV interviews by Dr. Johnson on “The Death of Darwinism” on 3ABN can be found here:

Don’s second PoL video (PoL2: Earth) is also available online now.


The Powerpoint slides used for this message are here.


Meeting Documents:


Dr. Don Johnson will be speaking at the following venues within the Greater Seattle area during his time in the area:

Other lectures to be scheduled. If you have an interest in having Dr. Johnson speak at your venue, look at availability and possible topics here, and then contact Heinz at heinz@osta.com or 425-501-5075.

Sep
11
Fri
2015
Darwinian Pseudo-science – Dr. Heinz Lycklama @ Edgewood Bible Church
Sep 11 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

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Darwinian Pseudo-Science – Dr. Heinz Lycklama

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 4Heinz Lycklama earned a Ph.D. degree in Nuclear Physics from McMaster University in Canada and has worked in the telecommunications and computer software industries for more than forty years. He has taught through many books of the Bible and has served as member and Chairman of various Missions Committees as well as Elder/Deacon Boards.

Challenged in his Christian faith by what he was taught in university in the 1960’s, Heinz later developed a series of lectures on Creation vs. Evolution and Christian Apologetics 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, he has continued to develop and present new material in these subject areas. More on Dr. Lycklama & his lectures at www.heinzlycklama.com/messages.

More on Dr. Lycklama …

Sep
18
Fri
2015
Dinosaurs and the Most-Asked Questions – Dr. Tas Walker @ Atonement Free Lutheran Church
Sep 18 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Dinosaurs and the Most-Asked Questions

Why should Christians be interested in dinosaurs? Because kids love dinosaurs, and they wonder from a young age how they fit into the Bible. Also, mdinosaursany people imagine dinosaurs prove the Bible is wrong. In this fascinating presentation you will discover how we know about dinosaurs, when they lived, and what happened to them. You will see how the Bible explains dinosaurs. And in the process you will see how the Bible deals with other big questions about life, the universe and everything. For some, this presentation has answered questions that have been troubling them for years.


Tas Walker has a Bachelor of Engineering with first class honours and a doctorate in mechanical engineering. He has been involved in the planning, design and operation of power staTas-Walkertions for over 20 years with the electricity industry in Queensland, Australia. He has visited many coal mines in Queensland, for geological assessments of new fuel supplies for power stations. Tas also helped organize conferences including one of the Simulation Society of Australia. One of his contributions has been to develop models for various aspects of the power industry such as the coordinated operation of the system and construction of power stations.

In 1994, Dr Walker returned to university study, and completed a Bachelor of Science majoring in Earth Science, followed by First Class Honors in 1998.

Tas has also set up an internet site about geology and the Bible. A biblical framework of geology leads to a new appreciation of the environments and processes of different geological phases. The site describes the basis of this model and a practical application to the Great Artesian Basin of Australia.

On 18 January 1999, Tas joined the full-time staff of the ministry which is now Creation Ministries International in Brisbane.

A sample video recording of Dr. Walker’s speaking engagements can be found here.


Lecture recordings at:

  • Audio recording of lecture can be found here.
  • Audio recording of Q&A after lecture can be found here.

Meeting Documents:


Dr. Tas Walker speaks at the following venues within the Greater Seattle area during the weekends of September 18-20, and September 25-26:

  1. Friday, September 18th, 8:50 AM, Talk on “Rocks, Fossils & the Age of the Earth” at Highland Christian School in Arlington.
  2. Friday, September 18th, 1:15 PM, Talk on “Rocks, Fossils & the Age of the Earth” at Grace Academy School in Marysville.
  3. Friday, September 18th, 7:00 PM, Lecture on “Dinosaurs and the Most-Asked Questions” at the Apologetics Forum meeting described above.
  4. Sunday, September 20th, 9:00 AM, Presentation on “Rocks, Fossils & the Age of the Earth” during the Sunday School hour at First Baptist Church of Arlington, WA.
  5. Sunday, September 20th, 10:30 AM, Message on “Creation and Evolution: Faith, Facts and Fantasies” during the Worship Service at First Baptist Church of Arlington, WA.
  6. Friday, September 25th, 7:00-10:00 PM, Seattle Creation Conference 2015 at Cedar Park Church in Bothell, WA.
  7. Saturday, September 26th, 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM, Seattle Creation Conference 2015 at Cedar Park Church in Bothell, WA.

Tas Walker’s complete speaking schedule while on his US Tour is available here.

Sep
20
Sun
2015
Rocks, Fossils & The Age of the Earth – Dr. Tas Walker @ First Baptist Church of Arlington
Sep 20 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am

Rocks, Fossils & The Age of the Earth

For many, the rocks and fossils speak of evolution and millioRocksFossilsns of years, indicating that the Bible can’t be accepted as written. But the rocks speak about the global Flood of Noah’s time. Learn the story behind the ages of millions of years, and discover evidence that points to the biblical age. This presentation explains why the most momentous event in world history, Noah’s Flood, is the key to understanding our world today. This presentation will strengthen your faith in the Bible and change your outlook on life.


Tas-WalkerTas Walker has a Bachelor of Engineering with first class honours and a doctorate in mechanical engineering. He has been involved in the planning, design and operation of power stations for over 20 years with the electricity industry in Queensland, Australia. He has visited many coal mines in Queensland, for geological assessments of new fuel supplies for power stations. Tas also helped organize conferences including one of the Simulation Society of Australia. One of his contributions has been to develop models for various aspects of the power industry such as the coordinated operation of the system and construction of power stations.

In 1994, Dr Walker returned to university study, and completed a Bachelor of Science majoring in Earth Science, followed by First Class Honors in 1998.

Tas has also set up an internet site about geology and the Bible. A biblical framework of geology leads to a new appreciation of the environments and processes of different geological phases. The site describes the basis of this model and a practical application to the Great Artesian Basin of Australia.

On 18 January 1999, Tas joined the full-time staff of the ministry which is now Creation Ministries International in Brisbane.

A sample video recording of Dr. Walker’s speaking engagements can be found here.


Meeting Documents:


Dr. Tas Walker speaks at the following venues within the Greater Seattle area during the weekends of September 18-20, and September 25-26:

  1. Friday, September 18th, 8:50 AM, Talk on “Rocks, Fossils & the Age of the Earth” at Highland Christian School in Arlington.
  2. Friday, September 18th, 10:30 AM, Talk on “Rocks, Fossils & the Age of the Earth” at Grace Academy School in Marysville.
  3. Friday, September 18th, 7:00 PM, Lecture on “Dinosaurs and the Most-Asked Questions” at the Apologetics Forum meeting described above.
  4. Sunday, September 20th, 9:00 AM, Presentation on “Rocks, Fossils & the Age of the Earth” during the Sunday School hour at First Baptist Church of Arlington, WA.
  5. Sunday, September 20th, 10:30 AM, Message on “Creation and Evolution: Faith, Facts and Fantasies” during the Worship Service at First Baptist Church of Arlington, WA.
  6. Friday, September 25th, 7:00-10:00 PM, Seattle Creation Conference 2015 at Cedar Park Church in Bothell, WA.
  7. Saturday, September 26th, 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM, Seattle Creation Conference 2015 at Cedar Park Church in Bothell, WA.

Tas Walker’s complete speaking schedule while on his US Tour is available here.

 

Creation and Evolution: Faith, Facts and Fantasies – Dr. Tas Walker @ First Baptist Church of Arlington
Sep 20 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

 Creation and Evolution: Faith, Facts and Fantasies


Some say belief in evolution is science but belief iBibleOrEvolutionn God is fantasy. Others think evolution has proved the Bible wrong. Discover why facts do not speak for themselves. This message shows how a person’s worldview affects the way they interpret evidence. It shows how the biblical big picture connects with the real world, and answers the big questions in life: What is real? Why am I here? What do I aim for? These ideas affect our families in subtle ways we often don’t realize.


Tas-WalkerTas Walker has a Bachelor of Engineering with first class honours and a doctorate in mechanical engineering. He has been involved in the planning, design and operation of power stations for over 20 years with the electricity industry in Queensland, Australia. He has visited many coal mines in Queensland, for geological assessments of new fuel supplies for power stations. Tas also helped organize conferences including one of the Simulation Society of Australia. One of his contributions has been to develop models for various aspects of the power industry such as the coordinated operation of the system and construction of power stations.

In 1994, Dr Walker returned to university study, and completed a Bachelor of Science majoring in Earth Science, followed by First Class Honors in 1998.

Tas has also set up an internet site about geology and the Bible. A biblical framework of geology leads to a new appreciation of the environments and processes of different geological phases. The site describes the basis of this model and a practical application to the Great Artesian Basin of Australia.

On 18 January 1999, Tas joined the full-time staff of the ministry which is now Creation Ministries International in Brisbane.

A sample video recording of Dr. Walker’s speaking engagements can be found here.


Meeting Documents:


Dr. Tas Walker speaks at the following venues within the Greater Seattle area during the weekends of September 18-20, and September 25-26:

  1. Friday, September 18th, 8:50 AM, Talk on “Rocks, Fossils & the Age of the Earth” at Highland Christian School in Arlington.
  2. Friday, September 18th, 10:30 AM, Talk on “Rocks, Fossils & the Age of the Earth” at Grace Academy School in Marysville.
  3. Friday, September 18th, 7:00 PM, Lecture on “Dinosaurs and the Most-Asked Questions” at the Apologetics Forum meeting described above.
  4. Sunday, September 20th, 9:00 AM, Presentation on “Rocks, Fossils & the Age of the Earth” during the Sunday School hour at First Baptist Church of Arlington, WA.
  5. Sunday, September 20th, 10:30 AM, Message on “Creation and Evolution: Faith, Facts and Fantasies” during the Worship Service at First Baptist Church of Arlington, WA.
  6. Friday, September 25th, 7:00-10:00 PM, Seattle Creation Conference 2015 at Cedar Park Church in Bothell, WA.
  7. Saturday, September 26th, 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM, Seattle Creation Conference 2015 at Cedar Park Church in Bothell, WA.

Tas Walker’s complete speaking schedule while on his US Tour is available here.

 

Oct
3
Sat
2015
Darwinian Pseudoscience – Dr. Heinz Lycklama @ Logos Sanctuary
Oct 3 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

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Darwinian Pseudo-Science – Dr. Heinz Lycklama

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 4Heinz Lycklama earned a Ph.D. degree in Nuclear Physics from McMaster University in Canada and has worked in the telecommunications and computer software industries for more than forty years. He has taught through many books of the Bible and has served as member and Chairman of various Missions Committees as well as Elder/Deacon Boards.

Challenged in his Christian faith by what he was taught in university in the 1960’s, Heinz later developed a series of lectures on Creation vs. Evolution and Christian Apologetics 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, he has continued to develop and present new material in these subject areas. More on Dr. Lycklama & his lectures at www.heinzlycklama.com/messages.

More on Dr. Lycklama …

Oct
9
Fri
2015
Why The Bible Is Unique – Dr. Heinz Lycklama @ Westgate Chapel
Oct 9 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Why The Bible Is Unique

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

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.


Heinz 4Heinz Lycklama earned a Ph.D. degree in Nuclear Physics from McMaster University in Canada and has worked in the telecommunications and computer software industries for more than forty years. He has taught through many books of the Bible and has served as member and Chairman of various Missions Committees as well as Elder/Deacon Boards.

Challenged in his Christian faith by what he was taught in university in the 1960’s, Heinz later developed a series of lectures on Creation vs. Evolution and Christian Apologetics 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, he has continued to develop and present new material in these subject areas. More on Dr. Lycklama & his lectures at  www.heinzlycklama.com/messages.


 

 

Oct
23
Fri
2015
The Floods Came Up and the Rains Came Down – Dr. Larry Vardiman @ Atonement Free Lutheran Church
Oct 23 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

The Floods Came Up and the Rains Came Down

OceanMagmaMountainsIn the ‘60s a major discovery was made from soundings of seafloor depth using doppler radar from ships plying the oceans of the world. A 40-thousand mile long mountain chain was found on the bottom of the ocean extending around the globe like a seam on a baseball. It was apparently formed from hot magma being extruded from the earth’s crust into the ocean, cooling, and hardening into solid rock.
OriginOceanWaterBased on this evidence the Plate Tectonics Theory was developed. It is now routinely taught in almost all graduate programs in geology. The theory argues that the crust of the earth is composed of numerous plates separated by cracks through which the magma flowed onto the ocean floor. These plates are measured to be moving slowly across the planet at about the rate of centimeters per year—the approximate rate at which fingernails grow. Along and either side of the cracks between the plates most of our active geology is currently occurring, for example, earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, and mountain building.
Conventional geologic earth history is built around the conventional plate tectonic theory including the millions of years necessary for evolution to occur. However, in 1994 a new model of earth history called Catastrophic Plate Tectonics was introduced to the young earth creationist community by Steve Austin, John Baumgardner, Russell Humphreys, Andrew Snelling, Larry Vardiman, and Kurt Wise. It has the advantage of explaining the current and historical observations of earth motions and topography in a young-earth time frame and is consistent with the biblical account of the Genesis Flood. In addition, the heat released by the magma into the oceans provides an excellent explanation for the cause of the ice age.


Larry VardimanDr. Vardiman retired from the Institute for Creation Research in 2012 after 30 years of research, writing, teaching, and speaking on creation. Prior to his full-time ministry in creation science he conducted 15 years of field research in cloud physics and weather modification for the U.S. Department of Interior, the U.S. Air Force, and Colorado State University. He obtained his B.S. in Physics from the University of Missouri at Rolla, a B.S. in Meteorology from St. Louis University, and an M.S. and Ph.D. in Atmospheric Science from Colorado State University. He has written over 30 technical articles, 10 books, and many conference papers. He was Director and Editor of the RATE Project, a study on Radioisotopes and the Age of the Earth. For the past 10 years he has been conducting numerical simulations of climate and weather during the ice age. He used conventional research models and data supplied by NASA and NOAA to study storms enhanced by warm oceans heated through catastrophic events of the Genesis Flood. He continues to conduct limited research, writing, and speaking in the Northwest. Dr. Vardiman lives in WA State, is married to Jeannette, a registered nurse, has 4 children, and 6 grandchildren.


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. Larry Vardiman speaks at the following venues within the Greater Seattle area during the weekend of Friday, October 23rd:

  1. Friday, October 23rd, 10:55 AM, Talk on “Thousands, Not Billions” at Grace Academy School in Marysville.
  2. Friday, October 23rd, 7:00 PM, Lecture on “The Floods Came Up and the Rains Came Down” at the Apologetics Forum meeting described above.
Nov
20
Fri
2015
Is Distant Starlight A Problem? – Dr. John Byl @ Atonement Free Lutheran Church
Nov 20 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

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Is Distant Starlight a Problem?

If the universe is only 6000 years old, how can we see galaxies apparently billions of light years away? A number of cosmological models have been constructed to solve this problem. In cosmology there is a huge gap between data and theory, since we can observe only a small portion of the universe over a small time interval. Thus any cosmological model needs presuppositions, many of which are unverifiable. Ultimately, cosmological models are assessed in terms of one’s worldview. Any favored cosmological model can overcome any difficulties by inventing suitable ad hoc devices.

We shall briefly examine big bang cosmology and some of its shortcomings. The main focus, however, shall be on various creationist cosmologies, particularly some of the more recent models. These models are based on a variety of different proposed solutions to the starlight problem. Their various strengths and weaknesses will be assessed.


John Byl has a Ph.D. in astronomy from the University of British Columbia. He is Professor Emeritus at Trinity Western University, Langley, BC, where he taught for over 30 years, and was chair of the department of Mathematical Sciences. He has written two books, “God and Cosmos: A Christian View of Time, Space, and the Universe” (2001) and “The Divine Challenge: On Matter, Mind, Math, and Meaning” (2004), as well as numerous articles on science, Christian worldview, and science/religion issues. His blog http://bylogos.blogspot.ca/ promotes a Biblical worldview.

The recordings of the lecture are available.

  • Powerpoint slides used for lecture can be downloaded here.
  • Audio recording of lecture can be found here.
  • Audio recording of Q&A after lecture can be found here.
Meeting Documents:
  1. Flyer
  2. Bulletin Insert
  3. Announcement Slide

 

 

Dec
11
Fri
2015
Men, Apes & the Bible – J.D. Mitchell @ Atonement Free Lutheran Church
Dec 11 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Men, Apes & the Bible


LucySkeleton2 This talk provides a “big picture” look at the candidates for man’s evolutionary ancestors and the proposed cast of transitions that supposedly allowed man to macro-evolve over a period of nearly four million years from an ape-like ancestor. To explain the secular perspective, Mr. Mitchell will lead the audience on a step-by-step virtual tour of the Human Evolution Display at the San Diego Museum of Man. While not all evolutionists believe in exactly the same story, the San Diego Museum of Man has developed an impressive display that seems very convincing to those who do not understand the presuppositions that support their atheistic paradigm.

A detailed look at the African fossil Australopithecus afarensis (Lucy) and the Laetoli footprints found by Mary Leakey is used by Mr. Mitchell to highlight the vast differences between biblical and secular presuppositions regarding man’s origin and a simple formula is provided at the conclusion that the Christian can use to understand this entire subject utilizing a biblical worldview. The more recently proposed transitional fossils Ida, Ardi and Homo naledi will be used as cases on point to utilize the formula.

JDMitchell-266x300J.D. Mitchell is a registered professional engineer in Oregon and Washington and has a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Washington. He has also completed his Master of Biblical Studies in Biblical Creation Apologetics from Master’s Graduate School of Divinity.

J.D. is Executive Director of the Institute for Creation Science of Oregon, and speaks and writes regarding the creation versus evolution controversy as a part of his creation science ministry (Creation Engineering Concepts).


The recordings of the lecture are available.

  • 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:
1. Meeting Flyer
2. Meeting Bulletin Insert
3. Meeting Announcement


J.D. Mitchell speaks at the following venues within the Greater Seattle area during the weekend of December 10-12:

  1. Friday, December 11th, 8:45 AM, Brief talk on “Men, Apes & the Bible” at Grace Academy School in Marysville.
  2. Friday, December 11th, 7:00 PM, Lecture on “Men, Apes & the Bible” at the Apologetics Forum meeting described above.
  3. Saturday, December 12th, 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM, Lecture on “Men, Apes & the Bible” at the CAPS Luncheon meeting at the Mazatlan restaurant in Woodinville. The lecture is described above.

2014 AFSC Events:

Jan
24
Fri
2014
Creation Geology: The Key to Unraveling Earth History – Patrick Nurre @ Atonement Free Lutheran Church
Jan 24 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Creation Geology: The Key to Unraveling Earth History - Patrick Nurre @ Atonement Free Lutheran Church | Arlington | Washington | United States

AFSC Meeting on January 24  – The fifth meeting of the Forum was held on Friday, January 24 at 7:00 PM at the Atonement Free Lutheran Church in Arlington, WA with more than 160 people in attendance. Patrick Nurre, a geologist, spoke on Creation Geology: The Key To Unraveling Earth History. A description of the lecture follows.

If the world is truly billions of years old, we would expect to see this in the geologic record – the rocks, minerals and fossils.  Secular geologists tell us emphatically that the earth is billions of years old, having been sculpted by slow and gradual geologic processes, punctuated by brief, local catastrophes.  But is this view based on scientific facts or a philosophy framed by biases?  Come take a journey with us as we unravel this history and discover just how accurately the Book of Genesis explains the geology of the earth.  We will look at 1) how the rocks and minerals fit within a Genesis view, 2) the significance of fossils, and 3) how the global flood explains geologic formations around the world.


Patrick Nurre was trained in the secular view of geology. Over the past 40 years he has been actively involved in the Creation/Evolution issue in the field of geology. He has spoken to hundreds of college students, and is a popular speaker at many conventions and homeschool conferences. In 2005, Patrick created Northwest Treasures to provide opportunities to study geology from a Biblical perspective.  In the fall of 2012, he opened the Geology Learning Center, a geology museum/educational center located in Mountlake Terrace. Patrick leads field trips each year to many geological sites including his annual field trip to Yellowstone Park in August.

His web site is at www.northwestrockandfossil.com (Northwest Treasures).


Meeting Documents:


The recordings of the lecture are available:

  • Recorded lecture can be found here.
  • Recorded Q&A after lecture can be found here.
  • Video recording of lecture on YouTube can be found here.