Creation Science and Apologetics Events
in the Northwest USA
Apologetics Symposium - Wednesday evening program at Cedar Park Church. Features a different speaker each month and is available through live webcast.
Seattle Creation Conference - annual 2-day event that occurs Friday evening and all day Saturday. It is free to attend and features multiple speakers from ministries around the world. Our next conference will be Oct 14-15 2016.
Classes and Seminars - We also offer seminars and classes at Christian schools, Churches, Christian teacher's conventions, and meetings of regional creationist groups.Contact the NWCN to request a speaker or host the next creation conference.
Upcoming Regional Educational Events
The Shroud of Turin as the Burial Cloth of Jesus
- Answers for Critics
Dr. John Johnson
Wednesday September 7th, 2016
6:30 - 8:00 PM
Cedar Park Church
16300 112th Ave NE
Bothell, WA 98011
Watch Live Webcast (6:30pm Pacific)
Download Flier (PDF or DOC)
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 correspond 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.
About the Speaker:
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 Biblical 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.
The Geology of Israel
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 this talk, 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.
About the Speaker:
Patrick Nurre was trained in secular geology, but after becoming a Christian, he began to seriously reevaluate his previous evolutionary beliefs, and became, instead, a young-earth creationist. Patrick has done field study in the Pacific Northwest, the Midwest and Plains states, the Southwestern U.S., and Israel. He conducts geology classes (PreK-12) and seminars in the Seattle area, and speaks at numerous home school and church conventions on geology and our young earth. He also leads a variety of geology field trips every year, including Yellowstone Park, where he helps families discover the Biblical geology of the Park. See his geology education website at http://www.northwestrockandfossil.com/
Friday night and Saturday October 14-15
Cedar Park Church
16300 112th Ave NE
Bothell, WA 98011
Watch Live Webcast
Friday - Oct 14th
- 6:45 Emcee Welcome and Announcements
- 7:00 – Scientific Evidence for Creation: Design in Nature (Frank Sherwin)
- 8:15 – Dinosaurs, Dinosaurs, Dinosaurs! (Dennis Swift)
- 9:30 - Stargazing with Mark Osterhaus and Don DeYoung (weather permitting
Saturday - Oct 15th
- 8:45 Emcee Welcome and Announcements
- 9:00 – Mathematics and Creation (Don DeYoung)
- 10:15 – Geology and the Clash of Worldviews (Chris Ashcraft)
- 11:30 – God’s Amazing Insects (Frank Sherwin)
- 12:30 LUNCH 1:20 – The Laws of Nature (Don DeYoung)
- 2:35 – The ICA Stones: Hoax or History? (Dennis Swift)
- 3:50 – Human Evolution (Frank Sherwin)
- 5:00 CLOSE
During breaks, guests are encouraged to browse the creation resources offered for sale at the conference. A large assortment of books, DVDs, and curriculum will be made available for continuing education in Biblical apologetics.Registration
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Other Regional Event Announcements
- Apologetics Forum of Snohomish County - Meets forth friday each month at Atonement Free Lutheran Church, Arlington WA.
- Creation Association of Puget Sound - Meets second friday each month.
- Creation Apologetics - Chris Ashcraft's speaking schedule at various locations in the NW USA.
- Creation Encounter Tours Various location in Oregon and Washington.
- Design Science Association Meets third Saturday each month at Greater Portland Bible Church, Portland OR.
- Foundations in Genesis Idaho and Oregon Meetings Foundations in Genesis Idaho - Oregon
- Institute for Creation Science Portland OR
- North Sound Creation Friends
- Northwest Creation Conference - Annual conference in Portland OR
- NWCreationNews - Email Newsletter by the Northwest Creation Network
- Seattle Creation Conference Annual conference in Seattle metro
Events Outside the NW Region