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Biology
Amazing Animals: Design vs. Darwinism Amazing Animals: Design vs. Darwinism

What 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.

Audience: 6th grade through adult. (Watch video)

In the Image of God The Image of God

The human body is a wonder of God's creation that provides many extraordinary examples of intelligent design. Within each of us reside cells, organs, and systems that are interconnected and interdependent in ways that defy evolutionary explanation. Even today, much of what is happening inside the human body is still not fully understood and yet evolutionists hold fast that this remarkable construct developed without God.

This presentation will discuss various aspects of human anatomy and physiology which offer testimony to the glory of the Creator and verify that we were knit together and wonderfully made.

Audience: 6th grade through adult.

The Miracle of Life

 

The Miracle of Life

The origin of life remains the theory of evolution's most significant obstacle. More than 150 years after Darwin published his theory, and following exhaustive efforts, evolutionists are no closer to solving the riddle of how life began. Despite countless attempts using every conceivable condition, biochemists have been unable to produce genetic information (DNA) and/or proteins in a simulated natural environment and thereby show how even the simplest cell could have formed without intelligent design.

This presentation will examine the origin of life and illustrate that evolution is simply without a foundation. Life began through the actions of a God of supreme intelligence and creative power - actions that could never be reproduced by mere humans and will never be explained without reference to intelligent causation.

Audience: 6th grade through adult. (Watch video)

Wonders of the Cell Wonders of the Cell

Cell biology has revealed a microscopic world operating at a level of technological sophistication far beyond anything devised by man. This previously invisible aspect of the creation offers unmistakable evidence of intelligent design through innumerable examples of irreducible and specified complexity. Inside each and every organism reside bio-mechanical systems and molecular machines that Darwin and his contemporaries could never have imagined. Even today, much of what is happening inside cells is still not understood and yet evolutionists hold fast that these remarkable constructs developed without God.

These two contrasting views of the cell provide a powerful illustration of how worldviews impact interpretations of physical evidence. This presentation discusses the cell as it relates to these opposing views and describes some of these important cellular features which offer testimony to the glory of the Creator.

Audience: 6th grade through adult. (Watch video)

Genetic Variability by Design

New alleles are accumulating rapidly in living populations and cellular mechanisms have not been adequately sought to explain the intentional production of these changes. Homologous DNA recombination occurs in all organisms and is at the heart of genetics. Since its discovery during meiosis, these reactions were assumed to occur randomly along the length of chromosomes, and only involved with gene crossovers. It is now well known that meiotic recombination is not the random process it was originally assumed to be, and controlled by highly organized regulatory systems. In addition, a form of homologous recombination has been discovered which is responsible for creating diversity in variable genes, and was recently linked to single base-pair substitutions in immunoglobulins. New allele formation may indeed be the key to explaining the rapid production of distinct breeds, but their presence in the genome has been assumed the result of random mutations. Therefore, the ability of the cell to purposefully edit genes requires evaluation.

Audience: 6th grade through adult.

Astronomy
The Heavens Declare The Heavens Declare

Modern astronomy offers mankind a look at the cosmos never before seen. The size and beauty of astronomical bodies is a testimony to the magnificence that is our Father in heaven.

This presentation aptly uses the scale of the cosmos to guide viewers to a better appreciation of the Glory of God as is revealed by the heavens. Drawing from images taken by space telescopes and spacecraft, we will tour the solar system, distant nebulae, and galaxies that testify of the creators power.

Audience: 1st grade through adult. (Watch video)

Creation Astronomy Creation Astronomy

Many modern astronomers have adopted a worldview that is in stark contrast to the Bible. Holding to a materialistic philosophy, they seek to explain the origin of the cosmos and the celestial bodies through purely natural processes.

This presentation provides a general introduction to astronomy from the Biblical worldview ("creation astronomy"). Creation astronomers, which includes many of the fathers of astronomy, such as Nicolas Copernicus and Sir Isaac Newton, look to the Word of God for special understanding. The origin and age of the cosmos and the celestial bodies are discussed, and important evidence of fine-tuning is illustrated.

Audience: 6th grade through adult.

Big Bang vs. Creation Big Bang vs. Creation

Secular astronomers believe that space and time began through a great cosmic explosion, and yet the Bible says God spoke the universe into existence. While some Christians try to reconcile these two views, the creation account contains a strikingly dissimilar sequence of events.

This presentation will analyze the big bang theory, and the supporting evidence along with alternative interpretations that ultimately show the Earth is a special place in the universe.

Audience: 6th grade through adult.

The Origin of Stars The Origin of Stars

Secular cosmologists state unequivocally that star formation occurs through purely natural processes, a claim that many old Earth creationists also accept. However, Genesis 1:16 says that God made the stars, and Psalm 147:4 that he calls them each by name.

This presentation will discuss star formation theories and analyze the physics that govern the emission nebulae where stellar nurseries are thought to exist. The perfect design of the sun (the star most near and dear to us) is also illustrated as we reflect upon the glory of the Creator.

Audience: 6th grade through adult.

Solar System: Evidence of Design Solar System: Evidence of Design

Our solar system is thought to have formed from condensations within a swirling cloud of gas and dust (nebula theory). But when the planets were better analyzed by space probes many surprising discoveries were made that conflict with the prevailing theory.

This presentation is a tour of the solar system, wherein we will stop at each planet to discuss their unique qualities along with those of their moons. As each new discovery is made, the design and handiwork of a Creator is revealed. Truly, the Earth is a special place.

Audience: 6th grade through adult.

Age of the Cosmos: The Biblical Model Age of the Cosmos: The Biblical Model

The Bible says that God created the Heavens and the Earth only 6 thousand years ago, and yet starlight is reaching us from distances well beyond what could be reached in that period of time.

This presentation will discuss the current thinking on starlight and time from astrophysicists who hold to a literal reading of Genesis, and explain how the theory of relativity may hold some answers to this dilemma.

Audience: 6th grade through adult.

Geology / Paleontology
Dinosaurs: Lost World of the Bible Dinosaurs: Lost World of the Bible

Dinosaurs have inspired countless myths and legends, but where do the facts meet with the Bible? Paleontologists assert that dinosaurs went extinct 65 million years ago, long before humans ever walked the Earth. But, this view is in stark contrast to the creation account in Genesis, which states the both humans and land animals were created on the same day.

This presentation will provide a summary of the naturalist perspective of dinosaurs, and then look to the Bible for insight into their true history. Are dinosaurs mentioned in the Bible? Were they also placed on Noah's ark? If so, why are they now extinct? These and other key issues will be answered in this popular talk.

Audience: 6th grade through adult. (Watch video)

 

Fossils and the Flood of Noah Fossils: History in Contention

Secular geologists have rejected Biblical history and assert that there has been no global flood as described in Genesis. But vast quantities of fossils and sedimentary rock provide a monumental testimony to this historical event and God's recent judgment. Is the worldview of these geologists causing them to "deliberately ignore that the world was deluged with water and perished" (2 Peter 3:3-6 )?

This presentation provides the Biblical answer to the fossil record and an encouragement for Christians to trust in the Bible as authoritative on early Earth history. Numerous examples of fossils are provided that defy conventional explanation and interpretation in support of the theory of evolution. When examined, we can easily see that the fossils have been misinterpreted by naturalistic scientists and are much more consistent with catastrophic activity and a young Earth.

Audience: 6th grade through adult.

Geologic Worldview and the Global Flood Geologic Worldviews and the Global Flood

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 an examination of the fossil record from the Biblical worldview.

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 that form the foundation for interpreting the Earth's crust are examined to illustrate how historical bias against catastrophism has caused erroneous interpretations of geologic features that are now know to have been formed catastrophically.

Audience: 6th grade through adult.

 

Mount St. Helens: An Explosion that Rocked the Worldview Mount St. Helens: An Explosion that Rocked the Worldview

Secular geologists say there has been no global flood as described in the Bible and are highly biased against catastrophic explanation of geologic features. But vast layers of rocks provide a monumental testimony, to any that will see, of this historic event and God's recent judgment of humankind.

This presentation will reveal this bias by taking a look at recent geologic interpretations of features that were later shown to be the result of catastrophic flooding. We will then examine Mount St. Helens, which stands as an iconic example of what catastrophic process are able to accomplish, showing that strata and canyons can form rapidly rather than over millions of years.

Audience: 6th grade through adult.

Planet of the Apes? Planet of the Apes

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?

Audience: 6th grade through adult. (Watch video)

Biblical Archaeology
New Testament Archaeology New Testament Archaeology

The New Testament of the Bible records the history of the new Church, beginning shortly before the birth of Jesus. However, this important record is under attack by Archaeologists who have claimed that the Biblical account of history is inaccurate or even fictitious. Key events in Christianity, such as the crucifixion, have been challenged on archaeological grounds because no records of the Roman governor Pontius Pilate had been found.

This PowerPoint presentation will review several well known Biblical events and figures that can now be substantiated by recent archaeological investigations, including the very resurrection of the Christ.

Audience: 6th grade through adult.

Old Testament Archaeology

Old Testament Archaeology

The Old Testament of the Bible contains rich and interesting stories of God's people that span more than 4000 years. However, this important historic record is under attack by Archaeologists who have claimed that the Biblical account of history is inaccurate or even fictitious. Well known events, such as the conquest of Jericho and the Exodus of the Israelites from Egypt, have been challenged on archaeological grounds.

This PowerPoint presentation examines these challenges and shows that when the evidence is revealed, science supports the historicity of the Bible. We will review several well known Biblical events and figures that can now be substantiated by recent archaeological investigations, and see that the Bible is a trustworthy in all things.

Audience: 6th grade through adult.

Worldviews
Always Be Prepared to Give an Answer Always Be Prepared to Give an Answer

In 1Peter 3:15 we are instructed to "Always be prepared to give an answer," and yet most Christian are unable to reconcile the conflicts that exist between scientific naturalism and the Bible, and defend their faith through logic, reason, and empirical evidence. Using recent surveys to demonstrate the impact of the worldviews conflict on young people, this message hopes to inspire apologetics education to stem the loss of faith.

This message will also address the conflict that exists between the scientific age of the Earth and the Biblical age. Was Adam not a real man, or was he created by God from some evolved ancient ape-man. Many Christians hold to one of these views to reconcile naturalism with the Bible, and presume the flood of Noah was merely a local event. Succinct answers to these questions are provided, along with an encouragement to trust in the Bible as authoritative on early Earth history.

Worldviews in Conflict Worldviews in Conflict

While the United States has a firm foundation in Christianity and the vast majority of the population believes in God, we are unable to teach about God in our public schools. This presentation takes a hard-hitting look at the War of Worldviews facing Christians today, and examines the factors that have contributed to the secularization of US schools.

In 1Peter 3:15 we are instructed to "Always be prepared to give an answer," and yet most Christian are unable to defend their faith through logic, reason, and empirical evidence. Using recent surveys and events to demonstrate the impact of the worldviews conflict on our society, this message hopes to inspire scholarly pursuits and political action to face the challenges of the future.

Audience: 6th grade through adult.

Genesis: Fables or Foundation of Our Faith? Genesis: Fables or Foundation of Our Faith?

The first few books of Genesis are indispensable to the Christian Worldview in setting forth important doctrinal definitions and providing critical details on the history of the early Earth. However, due largely to the conflicting teachings of naturalistic science, many in the Church question this important historical record.

Does the Bible support billions of years? Was the flood of Noah a global event? This talk is a defense of the literal Biblical worldview, and offers encouragement for Christians to trust in the Bible as authoritative.

"Always be prepared to give an answer" 1Peter 3:15.

Love Your God With All Your Mind Love Your God With All Your Mind

This sermon-style presentation is a hard-hitting look at the war of Worldviews facing Christians today, and examines the factors that have contributed to the secularization of US public schools. Also contained within this presentation are numerous illustrations of beauty and wonder made evident by science that offer a testimony to the glory of God, but which haven't been seen until modern times. With evolutionary indoctrination reaching epidemic proportions, these previously unseen treasures provide valuable tools for creation evangelism.

Audience: 6th grade through adult.




  Chris W. Ashcraft
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