Creation Seminar Series at Prestonwood Baptist Church
by Christine Dao *
Prestonwood Baptist Church in Plano, Texas, hosted a series of creation science talks in January 2013 featuring experts from the Institute for Creation Research.
ICR Director of Research Dr. Jason Lisle kicked off the first of three talks on January 9 by treating attendees to a discussion on how astronomy reveals God’s creation. Stunning NASA images highlighted his presentation as he demonstrated how certain features in space show that the creation account in Genesis is accurate.
Professional engineer, medical doctor, and ICR National Representative Dr. Randy Guliuzza followed on January 16 with his presentation “Behold His Beauty: Darwin or Design?”
“We used the human visual system to illustrate two important concepts,” Dr. Guliuzza said. “First, both biological complexity and man-made complexity consist of multiple parts functioning together for a purpose. A real designer is the best and most consistent explanation for their origins. Second, worship should be the normal response to true science. The overwhelming response of praise from so many folks at Prestonwood to the awe-inspiring design of the visual system was an encouragement to everyone and truly honored the Lord.”
Wrapping up the series was ICR Research Associate Dr. Jake Hebert, who on January 23 talked about dinosaurs and the Bible.
“Many Christians are somewhat uncomfortable with dinosaurs because they realize, deep-down, that secular claims about dinosaurs don’t ‘square’ with the plain teaching of Scripture,” Dr. Hebert said. “However, if we take off the evolutionary worldview ‘glasses’ and simply take the Bible at face value, we see that the Bible makes perfect sense of dinosaurs.”
After Dr. Hebert presented, he and ICR Deputy Director for Life Sciences Dr. Nathaniel Jeanson hosted a Q&A session. “Questions from a couple of people were somewhat hostile, but I would say that the talk was generally very well-received,” Dr. Hebert said.
“The presence of hostile attendees at a talk often signifies the importance of the message delivered,” Dr. Jeanson added. “That one vocal attendee at the final talk demonstrated the continuing need for the young-earth creation message even in the midst of the ‘buckle’ of the Bible belt. I was glad to see that our opponents felt that our work was significant enough to oppose it publically.”
Over 600 people attended each of the sessions with Drs. Lisle and Guliuzza, and about 750 attended the final session and Q&A with Drs. Hebert and Jeanson.
ICR actively participates in conferences, seminars, and other events to communicate the scientific evidence that shows the authority and accuracy of Scripture. For information on upcoming events or hosting an event in your area, contact us by calling 800.337.0375 or by visiting www.icr.org.
* Ms. Dao is Editor at the Institute for Creation Research.
Cite this article: Dao, C. 2013. Creation Seminar Series at Prestonwood Baptist Church. Acts & Facts. 42 (4): 18.