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 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.
About the Speaker:
Ashcraft is a Christian educator employed as high school science
teacher at Cedar Park Christian Schools. Formerly, Chris was a
biology research tech specialized in plant tissue culture, and
genetic transformation technology. He was employed at the Cotton Fiber Production Laboratory at Texas Tech
University and the Plant
Transformation Facility at Oklahoma State University, and lastly was the Plant Transformation Specialist for EDEN Bioscience
in Bothell Washington.
He obtained a Bachelor of Science in biology from Wayland Baptist
University in 1989, a Master of Science in biology from Texas Tech
University in 1996, a Master of Education from the University of
Washington in 2008, and a Master is Teaching Math and Science from
Seattle Pacific University in 2012.
Chris moved from research science into the teaching profession to
serve God in Christian education. His decision was motivated by the
impact that secular science is having on people of faith. Today,
close to 50% of Christian students lose their belief in God while
attending secular schools. This tendency could be lessened if the
Church was better equipped to defend the authority of Biblical
teachings (1 Peter 3:15). To be prepared for these challenges, it is
important that Churches provide regular educational programs on
creation and other Bible apologetics.