The Emperor is Wearing Designer Genes
Tuesday, January 18, 2000 - Totino Fine Arts Center, Rm. 115, Northwestern College, Roseville

  Dr. Tim Behrens graduated from Southern Illinois Medical School in 1982, did his residency training in Internal Medicine at the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee.  After a clinical and research fellowship in Arthritis/Rheumatology, also in Milwaukee, he spent several years performing immunology research at the National Cancer Institute at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland.  He joined the faculty at the University of Minnesota Medical School in 1992 and is currently an Associate Professor of Medicine.
His research interests include the genetics of autoimmune diseases, with a particular interest in the disease systemic lupus erythematosus.  His laboratory also studies the molecular biology and development of the antibody forming cells of the immune system (B cells), and is generating and using various mouse genetic models to study these processes.
He and his wife Jane are active members of Redeemer Lutheran Church in Wayzata, their children, ages 10 and 12, attend Redeemer day school.  Dr. Behrens has a long-standing interest in the evolution/creation debate.  He will be discussing the evidence that points to a creation origin of the DNA blueprint that encodes for humans and all other living things.

Welcome back for the final year of the Millennium, notice we even tell the truth about dates.
Feb. 15, Rev. David Fruehauf, first TCCSA president, returns with more information regarding the Bible, diet and health.


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    We believe in God: The Father, Son and Holy Spirit.  We believe that the Bible is the inspired Word of God, and that all of its assertions are historically and scientifically true in the original autographs; this means that the account of origins in Genesis is a factual presentation of actual historical truths.
    We believe that the origin of matter and all basic types of living things, including man, came about through direct creative acts of God during the six-day creation week described in Genesis.  Whatever biological changes have occurred since the creation week have accomplished only changes within the created kinds.
    We believe that the great flood described in Genesis, commonly referred to as the Noachian Flood, was an historic event, world-wide in extent and effect.
    We accept the account of the special creation of Adam and Eve as the first man and woman.  Their subsequent fall into sin, by disobedience of God's direct command, is the basis for our belief in the necessity of a Savior for all mankind.
    Therefore, we believe that Jesus Christ is our Lord and only Savior and that personal faith in Him is necessary for salvation.

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