January is a great time to reflect in gratitude on all God accomplished over the past year and to look forward to what He will do in the coming months. The Institute for Creation Research could not have had such a big year without you, our partners in ministry.
Throughout 2018, the ICR team developed and produced new resources to build faith and inspire worship of our Creator. We published two new booklets: Creation Q & A (ICR staff writers) and Stand Fast (Dr. Henry Morris III). We also released updated versions of The Global Flood (Dr. John Morris) and The Design and Complexity of the Cell (Dr. Jeffrey Tomkins).
ICR also introduced new children’s resources that have quickly become family favorites: Science for Kids Animals by Design (Communications Department writers), Big Plans for Henry (Dr. Tim Clarey and his wife, Reneé), and God Made Gorillas, God Made You (Christy Hardy, author, and Susan Windsor, illustrator).
Two new podcast programs, Days of Praise Podcast and The Creation Podcast, kicked off mid-year. You can find these in our media menu at ICR.org (ICR.org/podcasts). We also produced the new That’s a Fact 2 DVD and five new Truth on Tour DVDs: The Truth of the Genesis Flood (Dr. Tim Clarey), Replacing Darwin’s Sacred Imposter and Back to Genesis (Dr. Randy Guliuzza), Why We Need Creation Apologetics (Dr. James J. S. Johnson), and The Mighty, Wonderful Oceans (Frank Sherwin).
The ICR events team worked tirelessly to provide unforgettable experiences with life-altering messages for your family, including scientist and scholar presentations, dinosaur fossil walks, animatronic dinosaurs, and other special activities like the Grand Canyon and Palo Duro Canyon tours. From Massachusetts to California and back home in Texas, ICR’s live events and conferences spread the truth of biblical creation across the country.
Our social media followers and friends connected with us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and other platforms (ICR.org/followicr). Thousands of people have joined @ICRscience to stay up-to-date on the latest scientific evidence that confirms the Bible. Your engagement helped us spread the word about God’s wonderful work in creation!
We praise God for His blessing and provision for ICR’s ministry. Almost every day, we observe progress for the ICR Discovery Center for Science and Earth History in the construction, landscaping, planetarium shows, and exhibit development. We are so excited about what you will experience when you visit it later in 2019.
What else can you expect from ICR this year? Look for a new book series aimed toward the interests of our serious science readers. We’ll let you know when we get closer to the release of these resources that are designed to provide in-depth research to strengthen your understanding of creation and science.
We also hope to help you grow further in your relationship with the Lord this year as you see new ways that science and the Bible reveal the same truths. In our feature article this month, “True Worshipers,” Dr. Henry Morris III says, “As the new year of 2019 begins its course, refocus your relationship with your heavenly Father.” Dr. Morris reminds us that this is a time to “cultivate the spiritual worship that engages heart and mind and soul and strength, loving the God of heaven and Earth.” Join us as we work together, grow together, and anticipate the things our Creator will reveal in this new year—there’s so much more to discover in 2019!
* Jayme Durant is Director of Communications at the Institute for Creation Research.