Now celebrating our 40th year of ministry, the Institute for Creation Research is grateful to God for meeting our material needs to keep this ministry going, but also for strengthening us with His power to fulfill His purpose in communicating His truth.
1 Chronicles 16:23-25 reminds me of our mission of praise, gratitude, and proclamation:
Sing to the LORD, all the earth; proclaim the good news of His salvation from day to day. Declare His glory among the nations, His wonders among all peoples. For the LORD is great and greatly to be praised; He is also to be feared above all gods.
ICR was privileged to have Dr. R. Albert Mohler, Jr., president of the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, as our keynote speaker during our 40th anniversary banquet held in Dallas on October 7. More than 400 attended this celebration of God’s faithfulness to the ministry that Dr. Henry Morris launched in 1970. A special video tribute included remarks from special friends of ICR, including Ken Ham, founder of Answers in Genesis, whose history with ICR goes back many, many years. Thanks to all who prayed for us and attended, and for those who blessed us with a 40th anniversary gift. It’s still not too late to send a donation in honor of our 40th year in ministry. And each donation marked “40th Anniversary” will be recognized with a special gift from ICR. Thank you for your part in these four decades of honoring our Creator.
Events Director Chas Morse reports that this fall is once again a busy time for ICR speakers, who are traveling throughout the United States teaching at seminars and conferences, to church pastors, to Christian school teachers, to homeschool families, and to folks like you and me who desire to dig deeper into truth about science and the Bible. Pray for Chas and his staff as they organize numerous events each month and make plans for ICR years in advance. And if you would like to have an ICR speaker in your area, give Chas a call at 800.337.0375 or visit icr.org/events for more information.
One of the important features of our Acts & Facts lineup is the monthly column by Dr. Randy Guliuzza, ICR’s National Representative. If you’ve ever heard Dr. Guliuzza speak to an audience about creation science, you’ll know that he has a special gift in talking about science in a down-to-earth manner that everyone can understand. Our current column called “Clearly Seen” is designed to provide Dr. Guliuzza with a platform to teach the basic tenets of scientific understanding with an eye toward apologetics—allowing you to gain practical insights on how to talk to others about science from a logical, evidence-based, and, most importantly, a biblical perspective.
November and December each year are significant months for ICR as we express our gratitude to our readers who prayerfully support the ongoing needs of this ministry. God has been faithful to ICR for 40 years and we anticipate His blessing through you once again this holiday season. Thank you for partnering with us in this vital work on behalf of our Lord and Creator, Jesus Christ.
* Mr. Ford is Executive Editor at the Institute for Creation Research.
Cite this article: Ford, L. 2010. A Mission of Praise and Proclamation. Acts & Facts. 39 (11): 3.