In this “Year of Darwin” celebration that marks the 150th anniversary of the publication of Charles Darwin’s ideas and the 200th anniversary of his birth, a Portland-area creation group is providing counter programming with the “Answers for Darwin” conference on Sept. 27-28.
Answers in Genesis (AiG) and Creation Museum founder Ken Ham and AiG staff scientist Dr. Jason Lisle will present several sessions on how the Bible speaks to Darwin’s ideas and to culture today. The first session begins at 9 a.m. Sunday morning and the final session concludes at 9 p.m. Monday evening at Rolling Hills Community Church, 3550 SW Borland Road in Tualatin. The conference, free to the public, is recommended for ages 13 and up. (See a complete schedule below.) It is co-hosted by the Portland area’s Design Science Association.
In addition to being a renowned creation speaker and biblical apologist, Ken Ham is a prolific author, with more than 20 books to his credit. His latest, “Already Gone,” co-authored with America’s Research Group president Britt Beemer, is an in-depth study of the reasons why young people seem to desert the church upon reaching adulthood. A surprising finding was that only 11 percent of students are lost in college; almost 90 percent of those who leave the church do so in their hearts and minds in middle school and high school.
Ham and Beemer discovered that most of those teens who left the church were regular Sunday school attendees. The surprising conclusion was that Sunday school was actually more likely to be detrimental than helpful to the spiritual and moral health of our children. Ham calls for a total renovation of how most Sunday schools are conducted in Christian churches today.
Lisle, also an author and apologist, recently released his own response to evolutionary arguments, “The Ultimate Proof.” Emphasizing the Genesis account of creation, Lisle presents an irrefutable argument to rationally resolve the origins debate. Lisle will present a session at the Portland-area conference on “The Ultimate Proof,” as well as on “The Darwin Connection to Astronomy.”
Sunday, September 27, 2009
9:00 AM Ken Ham: Answers from Genesis on Darwin and the Culture Wars
11:00 AM Ken Ham: Answers from Genesis on Darwin and the Culture Wars (Repeat of the 9:00 am service)
6:00 PM Ken Ham: Defending Christianity from today`s Secular Attacks
7:30 PM Dr. Jason Lisle: The Ultimate Proof of Creation
Monday, September 28, 2009
9:00 AM to 10:30 AM Ken Ham: Dinosaurs, Genesis, and the Gospel (Grades K-6)
11:00 AM to 12:30 PM Ken Ham: How to Defend the Christian Faith Biblically and Scientifically (Grades 7-12)
6:30 PM Ken Ham: Answers for Racism: Darwin and Evolution’s Racist Roots
8:00 PM Dr. Jason Lisle: The Darwin Connection to Astronomy
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