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Past Creation Meetings

With Information on Tapes and Transcripts


TCCSA is not only interested in the ancient past, but also in the recent past. Here are meetings that you may have missed or may have made. Sometimes tapes, DVDs, books and transcripts are available. Contact Lehrke Productions for DVDs or tapes of past TCCSA Meetings


PAST MEETINGS FROM 2007 TO PRESENT

FOR MEETINGS 2003 TO 2007, CLICK HERE


FOR MEETINGS PRIOR TO 2003, CLICK HERE



Grace Church of Eden Prairie
April 16, 2014, 7:00 pm

"The Genetics of Adam and Eve"


Dr. Georgia Purdom

Grace Church of Eden Prairie
9301 Eden Prairie Road
Eden Prairie, Minnesota 55347
For the church website and directions, click HERE.



TCCSADr. Georgia Purdom

April 15, 2014, 7:30 pm

"The Genetics
of Adam and Eve"


Dr. Georgia Purdom

University of Northwestern St Paul, 3003 North Snelling, Roseville, Minnesota
Totino Fine Arts Center, Room F2128 (Old F116)


One of the biggest debates in evangelical Christianity today is whether or not Adam and Eve were real people. Sadly many Christian theologians and scientists believe that genetics has disproven the existence of an original couple specially created by God. In addition to accommodate a non-literal Adam and Eve, many have begun to redefine sin and salvation. In this presentation we will explore both the theological importance of Adam and Eve to the gospel and how the science of genetics supports and is consistent with the fact that all humans have descended from an original couple created by God as described in Genesis.


For a printable PDF Poster, click HERE.



New Physics

Saturday, April 5th, 3:00 pm

New York Author Mike Gimbel
will speak on his new book:


Dialectical Materialism Vs. the "New Physics":
A Response to the Myths Created by an Idealistic Theory Called Relativity

May Day Books
301 Cedar Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55454


Not Creationist but of interest as a critique of relativity.


For a flier, click HERE.


Fruits and Vegetables
Don Slinger's Lectures,
Beginning 3/28
Click HERE

TCCSA

March 18, 2014, 7:30 pm

Science in the Bible"

Julie von Vett

University of Northwestern St Paul, 3003 North Snelling, Roseville, Minnesota
Nazareth Hall Chapel


The Bible

The Bible is not a science book but it does contain amazingly accurate scientific information. Many of our modern "discoveries" were written in the Bible thousands of years ago. God tells us about such things as weather, the stars, oceans, diseases and prevention. Come and hear some of what God revealed to us thousands of years before science "proved" it.


For a printable PDF Poster, click HERE.



TCCSA

February 18, 2014, 7:30 pm

"Teaching Children the Biblical View of Dinosaurs"

Shyla Allard

Biblical View of dinosaurs

Dinosaurs have captured the minds and imaginations of our children at every turn whether it be books, science classes, museums, cartoons or Hollywood movies. Unfortunately, the overwhelmingly prominent view of these amazing creatures is the secular humanist and evolutionary view which dates them as living millions of years ago prior to humans; thereby undermining a biblical worldview. In this talk, you will learn to teach children the biblical view of dinosaurs as well as help them spot the lies that are so often promoted about them.

University of Northwestern St Paul, 3003 North Snelling, Roseville, Minnesota
Totino Fine Arts Center, Room F2128 (Old F116)


For a printable PDF Poster, click HERE.



February 7-9, 2014, 7:30 pm

"Million Volt Man"

Dr. Dean Ortner

Dr. Dean Ortner will be coming to Glendive, Montana to be the featured speaker at the 7th Annual Creation Conference.
Gendive, Montana
Click for Poster for Flier or for Bio



Answers in Genesis
Bill Nye    Ken Ham
Bill Nye Debates Ken Ham

Live Streaming FREE on February 4th at 7:00 PM Eastern Time

For details on how to receive it or purchase the DVD. click HERE.



TCCSA

January 21, 2014, 7:30 pm

"In Search of the Lost Temple Menorah"

Dr. Clyde Billington

University of Northwestern St Paul, 3003 North Snelling, Roseville, Minnesota
Totino Fine Arts Center, Room F2128 (Old F116)

Israeli archaeologists have unearthed a Byzantine-era hoard of gold in Jerusalem's Old City, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem announced on September 9, 2013.

It was apparently intended as a contribution toward the building of a new synagogue, but hidden when the Persians invaded.


Minorah Medallion



For a printable PDF Poster, click HERE.



TCCSA ITB



November 19, 2013,
7:30 pm

"Global Warming -- A Christian Perspective"

Bob Bonahoom

University of Northwestern St Paul, 3003 North Snelling, Roseville Minnesota
Totino Fine Arts Center, Room F2128 (Old F116)


-Learn how secular woridviews may be standing in the way of good science
-Is global warming really a bad thing?
-Could more carbon dioxide be helpful?
-What are the social implications of global carbon reduction legislation?


Polar BearPoverty
University of Northwestern St Paul, 3003 North Snelling, Roseville Minnesota
Totino Fine Arts Center, Room F2128 (Old F116)

More about Mr. Bonahoom



For a printable PDF Poster, click HERE.




Calvary Memorial Church
Creation Video
Usually the First or Second Sunday of Each Month at 6:00 pm (Except for Holiday Weekends -- or SNOW!!)
Calvary Memorial Church 2420 Dunwoody Avenue
Wayzata, MN 55391
For the church website, click HERE.
See November 10, 2013 Flier



TCCSA
October 15, 2013, 7:30 pm

"What Evolution Can and Cannot Do"

Rob Stadler


University of Northwestern St Paul, 3003 North Snelling, Roseville Minnesota
Nazareth Chapel N2250


In the debate between creation and evolution, both sides employ scientific methods to defend their position, hoping that science will eventually prove them right. However, much of this debate centers on ancient evidence and the application of scientific methods to explain the distant past is inherently tainted by bias and assumptions.

In contrast, the epic battle for survival between humans and malaria and the modern struggle between malaria and antibiotics provide recent experimental evidence of exactly what evolution (i.e., genetic mutations and natural selection) has and has not accomplished. In many cases, the specific genetic changes that confer advantages to either humans or malaria in this battle have been determined. This objective evidence provides insight to the severe limitations of evolution, especially when compared to the incredible complexity of self-assembling biological systems.

Malaria
For More About Mr. Stadler, click HERE.


For a printable PDF Poster, click HERE.



Alpha Omega
Dave and Mary Jo Nutting from Alpha Omega Institute
U of Minnesota Minneapolis Campus, Coffman Union
Friday, October 4th at 7pm in the President's Room on the third floor
"Blind Chance versus Grand Design"

Thursday, October 24, 7:00 PM

"Science and Religion: The Stubborn Myth of Their 'Warfare'"


Lawrence M. Principe, PhD, History of Science and Technology, Johns Hopkins University


Cathedral of Saint Paul Faith & Reason Series

OEC Auditorium, University of St. Thomas (St. Paul Campus)



UNDERSTANDING THE TIMES 2013
OUR 16TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE HELPING YOU UNDERSTAND THE TIMES AND CONTEND FOR THE FAITH!
Saturday, October 5, 2013
9 AM to 5 PM
Grace Church, Eden Prairie, MN
www.olivetreeviews.org/conferences



Search for the Truth
October 5 & 6, 2013

Bruce Malone

"Elephants in the Living Room"
"The Creation Foundation"
"A Matter of Time"

Creation Emphasis Weekend
420 West Third Street
Red Wing MN

For a poster, click HERE


ST. PAUL/MINNEAPOLIS WORLDVIEW WEEKEND
The First Evangelical Free Church of Maplewood
2696 Hazelwood Street
Maplewood Minnesota 55109
Sunday, October 13, 2013 - 5:00pm to 8:30pm
Visit Website



Nobel Conference 2013
October 1 & 2, 2013

Nobel Conference 49
"The Universe at Its Limits"

On October 1 & 2, learn more about Dr. Wilczek's work and, indeed, about our universe. Tickets will be on sale starting April 15. For ticket information and information about the conference, the speakers, and the Nobel concert, visit



TCCSA
September 17, 2013, 7:30 pm

Russ McGlenn
"God's Little Ocean-cleaning Engineers"

University of Northwestern St Paul, 3003 North Snelling, Roseville Minnesota
Totino Fine Arts Center, Room F2128 (Old F116)


Russ McGlenn will be speaking on God's Microscopic Engineers. What are these creatures? See if you can guess from the clues below. You will have to come to the meeting to get the full story and answers.

They help make 60-80 percent of the Earth's oxygen

They clean the ocean of CO2, nitrates and phosphates.

When they die, their bodies make sand like layers on the ocean floor.

These layers are mined to make industrial cleaners, tooth paste, paints explosives and over 100 other products.

The layers have been used to show that the earth is millions of years old, however, when we take a time formula and input a variable, the time frame fits with a Biblical Chronology.

Russ will be using his famous colorful Power Point slides to illustrate the story of God's Tiniest Engineers.



For a printable PDF Poster, click HERE.



Creation Moments
Saturday-September 7, 2013
Doors open at 10:30 am
Program and luncheon at 11:00 am
The Creation Moments
50th Anniversary Celebration
"Half a Century of Proclaiming Evidence for Truth"


Special Speakers:
Mike Snavely - President of Mission: Imperative
Ian Taylor - Voice of Creation Moments
Mark Cadwallader - Creation Moments Board Chairman

University of Northwestern-St. Paul
(formerly Northwestern College) Blue Room
3003 Snelling Avenue North
St. Paul, Minnesota
No Cost to Attend but Reservations Are Required Call 1-800-422-4253 by August 15, 2013 For a Poster, click HERE.


Maclaurin
Wednesday, August 14,
7:30am-12:00pm

Church & University Seminar "Origins Today: Genesis Through Ancient Eyes"
John Walton, Professor of Old Testament, Wheaton College
North Star Ballroom, St. Paul Student Center, St. Paul Campus
This is a ticketed event that includes brunch;
More details and instructions on how to purchase tickets can be found HERE
. Note that Profesor Walton is an nold earth advocate.


TCCSA
July 16, 2013, 7:30 pm

Dr. Roger Gallop
of Creation Science Today
"Evolution -- The Greatest Deception in Modern History"

Meeting held at University of Northwestern - St. Paul,
3003 North Snelling, Roseville Minnesota
Totino Fine Arts Center, Room F2128 (Old F116)


A compilation of commonly known scientific evidence supporting creation -- evidence in the fields of geology, biology, medicine, paleontology, chemistry, biochemistry, physics, astrophysics, and astronomy, and specific research by esteemed scientists, and from my own personal experience as a consulting geologist and biologist. This talk and website were completed after having grown weary of false evolutionary doctrine promoted by public television, national networks and other media, and taught in our public schools. Although "evolutionary theory" does not meet the universally accepted definition of 'theory' or 'hypothesis' or, for that matter, the universally accepted definition of "science", students continue to be taught evolution as "proven fact" -- and later in life, they perpetuate this doctrine as teachers, journalists, and parents without questionn.


For a printable PDF Poster, click HERE.



TCCSA
July 8-10, 2013

"The Heavens Declare: What Astronomy Can Tell us about Biblical Creation"

Sponsor: Society of Creation
Concordia University Wisconsin
12800 N. Lake Shore Drive
Mequon, Wisconsin 53097
(Just north or Milwaukee)



TCCSA
June 18, 2013, 7:30 pm

Brian Young
of Creation Instruction Association
"Facts that Support Creation and the Bible"

Meeting held at Northwestern College,
3003 North Snelling, Roseville Minnesota
Totino Fine Arts Center, Room F2128 (Old F116)


For a printable PDF Poster, click HERE.




TCCSACommon Sense Science



May 21, 2013, 6:00 pm
Dr. Charles W. ("Bill") Lucas, Jr.
Of Common Sense Science
The Universal Force:
Hydrogen
Derived From a More Perfect Union of the Axiomatic and Empirical Scientific Methods


Following the guidelines of the famous Christian and scientist Isaac Newton, an improved version of electrodynamics has been derived which is able to replace Maxwell's Electrodynamics, Einstein's Special and General Relativity Theories and the quantum theory of elementary particles, atoms, and molecules. From this electrodynamics improved versions of the force of gravity and inertia are derived that can explain many new phenomena. This improved version of electrodynamics is then conjectured to be the universal force. This force has a unique symmetry. Evidence is given via diagrams and pictures that this symmetry is present in all elementary particles, atoms, nuclei, molecules, crystals, plant flowers, plant leaves, plant seed pods, orbits of planets and moons in our solar system, structure of the Milky Way Galaxy, and the structure of the universe as a whole. Dr. Lucas's book on this subject will be available for sale at the meeting.


For a printable PDF Poster, click HERE.

7:30 pm
Fingerprints of the Creator:

the Source of All Beauty

Arguments from the Bible as illustrated in famous Christian art will be presented that God interacts with His universe via electrodynamic means in both the Old and New Testaments in a way that is compatible with a universal electrodynamic force. The Bible is used to show that God has a unique symmetry that is identical to the symmetry of the universal force. This symmetry is also displayed in the Old Testament Tabernacle and Temple and the New Testament Church. It is displayed in the Hebrew language of the Old Testament and the Greek Language of the New Testament. According to Romans 1:20 "For since the creation of the world God's invisible qualities - his eternal power and divine nature - have been clearly seen, being understood from what he has made". This symmetry is God's fingerprint as creator. According to the dictionary this symmetry is also the source of all beauty in nature. This insight enables Christians and Jews to understand the mystical beauty of God's covenants and his plan of salvation.


For a printable PDF Poster, click HERE.


Meeting held at Northwestern College,
3003 North Snelling, Roseville Minnesota
Totino Fine Arts Center, Room F2128 (Old F116)



MACHE





Friday, April 19th, 2013 at 8:00am
To Saturday, April 20th, 2013 at 5:30pm
2013 MACHE Conference
Speakers include Dr. Henry Morris III and Dr. John Morris

Mayo Civic Center
30 Civic Center Drive SE
Rochester, MN 55904 United States

To go to MACHE website for details, click HERE.


TCCSA
May 10, 2013, Fossil Hunt
Lilydale Regional Park
St. Paul, Minnesota
Click HERE for Flyer.


TCCSAPaul Maier
April 16, 2013, 7:30 pm

Dr. Paul Maier
"Is The Bible Reliable?"

Dr. Paul L. Maier is the Russell H. Seibert Professor of Ancient History at Western Michigan University and a much-published author of both scholarly and popular works. For a bio, click HERE.


There are significant ways to check up on it through secular sources, such as geography, archaeology, and history. Not only does the secular evidence confirm the Scriptures, but it also adds important dimension and color to the people, places, and events we have known ever since Sunday School.


Meeting held at Northwestern College,
3003 North Snelling, Roseville Minnesota
Totino Fine Arts Center, Room F2128 (Old F116)



For a printable PDF Poster, click HERE.

University of Minnesota
March 21, 2013, 12:30 pm

Chelyabinsk Meteorite
Natalia Bazaeva of Moscow State University
University of Minnesota Minneapolis Campus
Room 121 Pillsbury Hall

Remember the meteorite that exploded in a spectacular fireball over Russia a month ago? Well, the IRM's current visitor is Natalia Bazaeva, from Moscow State University, who is in charge of measuring the magnetic properties of all the meteorite fragments that were recovered near Chelyabinsk.For those of you in the know, the Chelyabinsk meteorite is an LL5 ordinary chondrite with an S4 shock stage and a W0 weathering grade (e.g., pristine). It's a stony meteorite with less than 10% metal and relatively large (about 1 mm) olivine and orthopyroxene-rich chondrules. All of us at the IRM are excited to learn more about this meteorite in an informal talk that touches on the origin, composition, and trajectory of the meteorite, and that places Natalia's IRM research into a broader meteoritics context. We welcome anyone with an interest in meteorites to attend!



TCCSASearch for the Truth

March 19, 2013,
7:30 pm

Bruce Malone
of Search for the Truth
"Mysteries Written in Rock"

Meeting held at Northwestern College,
3003 North Snelling, Roseville Minnesota
Room Change
Nazareth Hall Chapel


It was the denial of a real, world-restructuring, Biblical-scale, global flood - and the addition of enormous periods of time to the geological record of our planet - which directly led to the widespread acceptance of Darwinian evolution. Yet in recent years geologists are acknowledging that many, if not most, of the sedimentary layers of rock upon the Earth must have formed quite rapidly and catastrophically. So where is all the time needed for evolution to have occurred? Supposedly between the layers of sediment. Bruce uses visual images, demonstrations, and video clips to explain in easy to understand, non-technical terms the mechanisms which formed the rock layers during the flood and how we can know that there is no "missing time" between the rock layers.

For a printable PDF Poster, click HERE.


St Lucas Community Church
Saturday, March 16, 2013,
8:50 am - 3:30 pm

Science & Bible - 21st Century Understanding

Bruce Malone of Search for the Truth
And several other speakers.

Meeting held at St. Lucas Community Church 1195 Manning Avene North Lake Elmo, MN 55042)/font>


For a brochure click HERE.

For a flier click HERE.




TCCSA
February 19, 2013,
7:30 pm
Greg Volk
"The Age of the Universe"Stretched Heavens

A straightforward reading of Scripture clearly teaches six-day creation with an age of thousands of years.Does science teach billions of years? Don't billions of light-years require billions of years to travel?What is light anyway? How did conventional science arrive at the Big Bang? What assumptions were made along the way? What would happen if we rethought some fundamental notions in physics? Do Creationists offer alternatives? Do they agree with each other? Can the Genesis account of creation actually offer insight into fundamental physics? This presentation delves into all of these questions and offers real answers to some very tough questions. It will confirm that Scripture is trustworthy, God is in control, and His creation is even more awesome than we've ever imagined.

Greg Volk is president and proceedings editor for the Natural Philosophy Alliance (NPA), an organization dedicated to free and unbiased inquiry in fundamental questions of science. He is also co-founder and editor of the World Science Database, a web-based resource cataloging the work of several thousand independent scientists worldwide.



Meeting held at Northwestern College,
3003 North Snelling, Roseville Minnesota
Totino Fine Arts Center, Room F2128 (Old F116)


For a printable PDF Poster, click HERE.



NPA
Video Conference: The Philosophy of Science vs. Truth
The meeting took place February 9, 2013.
This video conference used Fuzemeeting. Conference can be replayed by clicking HERE.


The ancient Greek philosophers defined the goal of natural philosophy as the quest for truth. They had some success in mathematics especially geometry. Isaac Newton expanded natural philosophy to include the performing of experiments to discover empirically the postulates and terms of science in precise mathematical form. Newtons great success in mechanics and gravity was tempered by his failure to discover the true nature of mass, the origin of the forces of gravity and inertia, and the means by which these forces were delivered. Later generations of natural philosophers reacting to the failures of Newtons empirical approach, adopted the existential philosophy based on idealizations and approximations, because they felt that truth was unattainable. Under this philosophy the pillars of modern science, i.e. Maxwells electrodynamics, quantum mechanics, and relativity theory were developed. In the mid twentieth century some nat ural philosophers returned to the search for truth by introducing structural philosophy and removing idealizations and approximations from science. Most scientists in the hard sciences of physics, astronomy, geology, chemistry, and biology refused to take up the search for truth again and instead introduced the post-modern philosophy which was a continuation of existential philosophy in which each field of science now has experts that define the criteria for truth and meaning separately in each field of science. The criterion of falsifiability is used as the criterion for distinguishing between true science and pseudoscience. The veracity of assumptions, postulates and terms that form the logical basis of theories is no longer as important as the agreement of the predictions of theories with empirical data. A comparison of the results of the existential/post-modern and structural philosophies is presented for electrodynamics. The resulting predictions are identical for const ant velocity phenomena. How is the true theory to be determined? How is truth to be determined?

Charles LucasDr. Charles Lucas earned his doctorate in Intermediate Energy Physics from The College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia in 1972 and then performed post-graduate research on pions at Catholic University in Washington, DC. He has derived a universal electro-dynamic force law that describes physical phenomena on all size scales throughout the universe including what he terms "the pulse of life," on the molecular scale and a new paradigm for medicine. Using the universal force law he has refined the ring model to describe the complete set of elementary particles, their decay schemes, reactions, and excited states by introducing the classical concept of stable elementary particles being composed of primary, secondary and tertiary level three dimensional closed strings that reflect the chiral symmetry of the universal force. This classical model conserves energy, total number of charge strings, and unique angular momentum configurations of the primary strings i n all decays and reactions.


TCCSA
2013 Home School Science Fair

Saturday, February 9, 2013
Northwestern College, Totino Fine Arts Center, Lobby
3003 North Snelling Ave.
Roseville Minnesota
(One Day Only And New Location This Year)

For More Information Go To FAIR.



TCCSA
January 15, 2013, 7:30 pm

Shyla Allard

"How to Navigate Secular Museums Through a Biblical Creationist Lens"

Field Museum

This month's meeting features practical advice on how to navigate a secular museum with a Biblical creationist worldview. In doing this, Shyla Allard will use a visual tour of the Chicago Field Museum of Natural History and its "Evolving Planet" exhibit as an example. It is here she has led guided tours for students, helping them to look critically at the "evidence," and understand what is scientific fact and what is scientific "opinion" based on evolutionary assumptions. She will even share a handbook she has written for a walk through the museum exhibit. You will leave this meeting better equipped to experience secular museums through the lens of the Bible.

Meeting held at Northwestern College, 3003 North Snelling, Roseville Minnesota
Totino Fine Arts Center, Room F2128 (Old F116)


We hope to schedule a tour of our local science museum with Mrs. Allard -- stay tuned.

For a printable PDF Poster, click HERE.



Sunday, January 6, 2013, 5:00 - 6:30 pm

Don SlingerFruits and Vegetables

"Essential Nutrients: The Garden of Eden, Moses and 'Getting Old' Today "

Deuteronomy 34:7. Is "getting old" in body necessary? Some nutrients are essential for health but can't be made by the body. What might we eat differently to get these essential nutrients in our food? Also, what can we learn from the Garden of Eden about nutrition? "Moses was 120 years old when he died, with eyes undimmed and vigor undiminished." Don Slinger presents information based on his experience of fighting neuropathy, back pain and prostate cancer.


Living Springs Church,
8001 University Ave.
Spring Lake Park MN 55432


Minnesota Center for the Philosophy of Science


Tuesday, December 4, 2012 7:00 - 9:00 PM
"Reconceiving Science:
Beyond Methodological Naturalism"


John Roach Center Auditorium, JRC126
University of St. Thomas
2115 Summit Ave., St. Paul, MN 55105
For a poster, Click HERE.


TCCSACreation Research Society
November 19 & 20, 2012, 7:30 pm

Two exciting topics on genetics
Monday 7:30 pm More technical meeting.
"Biologos and the Truth About Genetics"

Dr. Kevin Anderson of
Creation Research Society


Biologos and the Truth about Genetics
Biologos claims to be a organization dedicated to the integration of scientific thought with biblical teaching. Unfortunately, this organization equates science with evolution and actively promotes a theistic evolutionary position in the guise of biblical creation. To achieve this, they draw several erroneous conclusions about genetics and about how mutations effect organisms. They further conclude that genetic evidence proves Adam and Eve are not historical figures, and God did not create unique 'Kinds.' However, rather than supporting the conclusions of Biologos, genetic mechanisms provide a very powerful support for a creation model, including the creation of unique "kinds" and the historical existence of Adam and Eve.


Meeting held at Northwestern College, 3003 North Snelling, Roseville Minnesota
Totino Fine Arts Center, Room F2128 (Old F116)


DNA

For a printable PDF Poster, click HERE.

Tuesday 7:30 pm General meeting
"What is the Shelf Life of a Dinosaur Bone?"
Dr. Kevin Anderson of
Creation Research Society


What is the Shelf-Life of a Dinosaur Bone? The Creation Research Society has initiated a research program to investigate the presence of tissue in dinosaur fossils. Specifically, we have obtained fossilized vertebrae, ribs, and a nearly complete supraorbital horn from Triceratops. Analysis of this material has revealed visible microstructures that appear to be lamellar bone osteocytes. Our data is consistent with previous reports of intact cells evident in compact bone tissue that has not yet fossilized. Evidence of such soft tissue still remaining in dinosaur fossils dated at 65 - 80 million years directly challenges standard geological time scales. Instead, these specimens are fully consistent with a recent deposition.

Meeting held at Northwestern College, 3003 North Snelling, Roseville Minnesota
Totino Fine Arts Center, Room F2128 (Old F116)




T Rex Soft Tissue

For a printable PDF Poster, click HERE.



ITB
ITB Ministries Mission -
"Creation or Evolution?"
Saturday, October 20, 2012, 3:00 - 6:30 PM

New Market Town Hall
8950 230th Street East
Lakeville, MN 55044
Bob Bonahoom
For a flier with details, click HERE.

For a poster, click HERE.



Alpha Omega Institute
Wednesday, October 17, 2012,10:30 am
"God Thought Of It First:
Bio-Inspiration"

Mary Jo and Dave Nutting
Fourth Baptist Church, Golden Agers
900 Forestview Lane N in Plymouth
(On Hwy 55 between 494 and 169).
Call Pastor Jim McLeish at 763-417-8241 if Questions.



TCCSA Alpha Omega Institute
October 16, 2012,
7:30 pm

"God Thought Of It First:
Bio-Inspiration"

Mary Jo and Dave Nutting of
Alpha Omega Institute

Meeting held at Northwestern College, 3003 North Snelling, Roseville Minnesota
Totino Fine Arts Center, Room F2128 (Old F116)


Gecko Foot Many of today's useful inventions came from copying what God designed in His Creation. For instance, Velcro is now in nearly every household around the world. The idea for it came from copying the sticking power of a cocklebur in the fur of the inventor's dog. Today, Spiderman gloves are patterned after the tremendously intricate design of the foot of a Gecko lizard. Several amazing creatures are explored in this session entitled Bio-inspiration along with the inventions they have fostered. The question is then asked, "Could blind chance produce this grand design?"


For a printable PDF Poster of the TCCSA meeting, click HERE.


For the Nuttings' complete schedule while in Minnesota,
October 1 - 17, click HERE.


For a poster of Nuttings meetings in Mankato,
October 9 - 11, click HERE.



For a printable PDF Poster, click HERE.

Rivendell
September 20, 2012, 7:00 pm

"Whatever Happened to Darwin's Tree of Life?"

Dr. Paul Nelson
of Discovery Institute


Bethany Fellowship
6900 Auto Club Road Bloomington, MN 55438

For a flier, click HERE.



TCCSABabbage's Calculating Machine
September 18, 2012, 7:30 pm

"Charles Babbage: The Inventor of the Calculating Machine"

The Father and Inventor of the Calculating Machine. Charles Babbage: Genius, Inventor extraordinaire, entrepreneur, reformer, mathematician, philosopher, political economist, Christian and defender of the Faith.
Russ McGlenn

Meeting held at Northwestern College, 3003 North Snelling, Roseville Minnesota
Totino Fine Arts Center, Room F2128 (Old F116)


Analytical Engine. This was the first fully-automatic calculating machine. British computing pioneer Charles Babbage (1791-1871) first conceived the idea of an advanced calculating machine to calculate and print mathematical tables in 1812. He wrote the Bridgewater Treatises of 1837 in defense of the Gospel. He had a host of other inventions that will be covered.

He and a woman mathematician, Ada Byron, Countess of Lovelace, worked out the punch card system for loading information into the computer. Electronic computers still use his basic math system for their input.

His Analytical Engine was the size of a Volkswagen Bus and was all mechanical.

AWARD Any student who brings a model of an original invention of their own or a model of one they admire will receive a free Power Point CD. (Use Legos, Conexs or any other system)

The CD is Russ McGlenn's Inventor's Workshop Power Point Lessons 1 to16, This CD contains 0ver 2000 pages of colorful illustrations and explanations on how to be your own inventor.

BRING for DISPLAY at 7:00 PM before the Meeting: Anyone who can bring a hand cranked mechanical calculator, a slide rule and an abacus to display would be wonderful. An old key punch machine with cards would be great also. Russ would like one for his museum. Hey! Find that old Texas Instrument (Made in the USA) and bring it to show how the hand held calculators revolutionized our world.


TCCSA
Fossil Hunt
Lilydale Regional Park
St. Paul, Minnesota

July 26, August 24 & September 14
For More Information, Click HERE.


TCCSA
July 17, 2012, 7:30 pm

"Metamorphosis"

A Film By Illustra Media
Monarch Metamorphosis


Meeting held at Northwestern College, 3003 North Snelling, Roseville Minnesota
Totino Fine Arts Center, Room F2128 (Old F116)


The Beauty and Design of Butterflies

Throughout history, butterflies have fascinated artists and philosophers, scientists and schoolchildren with their profound mystery and beauty. In Metamorphosis you will explore their remarkable world as few ever have before.

Spectacular photography, computer animation and magnetic resonance imaging open once hidden doors to every stage of a butterfly's life-cycle. From an egg the size of a pinhead to a magnificent flying insect. It is a transformation so incredible biologists have called it "butterfly magic."

The butterfly's superbly engineered body is magnified hundreds of times to reveal compound eyes made of thousands of individual lenses, wings covered with microscopic solar panels, and navigational systems that unerringly guide Monarch butterflies on their annual migration from Canada to Mexico.

How did these extraordinary creatures come into being? Are they the products of a blind, undirected process? Or were they designed by an intelligent cause?

Filmed in North, Central, and South America, Metamorphosis is an unforgettable documentary filled with the joys of discovery and wonder.



Click for a Trailer.


For a printable PDF Poster, click HERE.



TCCSA
June 19, 2012, 7:30 pm

"Science Fun & Archaeology:
A Testimony of God's Word"

Brian Young
of Creation Instruction Association
Apollo Temple CorinthArchaeologist








Archaeololgical Tools

Meeting held at Northwestern College, 3003 North Snelling, Roseville Minnesota
Nazareth Hall Chapel (the building nearest the lake)


We will look at people and events throughout the Old Testament and show you archaeological evidences today that substantiate the Biblical accounts. In addition, there will be a number of scientific demonstrations that illustrate the truth of God's Word and reveal His power and authority in His creation. Some things we will discuss follow:

Did you know the Bible speaks of a 6 fingered/toed Philistine man and in archaeology they have found a figure of a six fingered/toed man in the same area?

How does the dating used in archaeology give us dates of 9000 years etc. if the earth is only around 6000 years old?

How could God speak things into existence? Is there any scientific support that this could happen?



For a printable PDF Poster, click HERE.



TCCSAGods Promise
May 15, 2012, 7:30 pm

"Genesis and Ancient China"

Richard Broadberry


Meeting held at Northwestern College, 3003 North Snelling, Roseville Minnesota
NOTE: MEETING CHANGED TO NAZARETH CHAPEL -- BUILDING NEAREST THE LAKE

Visit Mr. Broadberry's Website www.broadberry.org

For other speaking engagements of Mr Broadberry, Click HERE.


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For a printable PDF Poster, click HERE.




ICR
May 4, 5 and 6
Randy Guliuzza


May 4 and 5: Living Waters Bible Camp
E8932 Reo Ave.
Westby, WI 54667
Darwin or Design: The Human Reproductive System--Three Things You Should Know, Be Confident and Empower Your Witness!

Help Anyone Comprehend the Lord's Design in Nature, Certainly Human: Did Humans Descend from an Ape-like Ancestor? Separating Fact from Fiction, Darwin's Sacred Imposter: Exposing How "Natural Selection" Steals Credit for God's Designs, Five Minutes with a Darwinist: Exposing the FLUFF of Evolution, and Behold His Beauty: The Wonders of the Human Visual System at the Living Waters Bible Camp in Westby, WI.


May 6: Bethany Church,
"Why the Doctrine of Creation is Important in 2012"
3936 County Road B
La Crosse, WI 54601

For a brochure, click HERE



Answers in Genesis Grace Church
April 29 - 30

Answers in Genesis Conference

Ken Ham, Gary Parker

www.atgrace.com
Grace Church Eden Prairie
9301 Eden Prairie Road
Eden Prairie, MN 55347
Click for a program

TCCSA
April 17, 2012, 7:30 pm

"The Science of the Flood:
And Why We Care"

Tsunami
Ross Olson

Is a worldwide flood even possible? Is it supported by scientific evidence? And what about the ark and its cargo of animals. Could it really be true? And after all, isn't this an unnecessarily divisive issue that the church ought to ignore to avoid ridicule?

There is actually powerful evidence that the ruling paradigms of geology are not only wrong but have never been tested experimentally and when actual experimental work was done that falsified them, it has been either ignored or dismissed out of hand.


Meeting held at Northwestern College, 3003 North Snelling, Roseville Minnesota
NOTE: MEETING MOVED TO F2128 (OLD F116), Totino Fine Arts Center




ICR
April 13-14, 2012

Evidences for Creation

At the 2012 MACHE Homeschool Conference and Curriculum Fair

Saint Paul RiverCentre
175 W Kellogg Blvd #502
Saint Paul, MN 55102

For more information visit ICR.org Events.

TCCSA
March 20, 2012, 7:30 pm

"Our Genetic Deterioration"

Dr. Doyle Holbird
(of Bethany Lutheran College)

Meeting held at Northwestern College, 3003 North Snelling, Roseville Minnesota
Totino Fine Arts Center, Room F2128 (Old F116)


pyrobenzene_dnaIs human evolution still occurring? Are small changes in our genes over time leading to a better human race? What does the science say? In 2005 Dr. John Sanford, a geneticist from Cornell University wrote an insightful book entitled Genetic Entropy and the Mystery of the Genome. In this book he states that the human race rather than evolving in a direction of more complexity is actually evolving in the opposite direction. Since the year 2005 new research has been published. Does this new research support or contradict Sanford's thesis? Have we been evolving new information? Or is the information already optimized in our genome so that changes to our DNA code actually destroy more information than they create?


For a printable PDF Poster, click HERE.



Precept
January 16 - February 27, 2012
Monday Nights 6:30 - 9:00 p.m.
A Study of Genesis:
The Creation (Chapters 1-2)

Tom Glick
Emmaus Lutheran Church -- Fireside Room
8443 2nd Avenue South
Bloomington MN

Can you defend creation against evolution? Learn how the world was created and how man came into being as you study both biblical and scientific accounts. (The reading of the scientific accounts is optional for this course.)
Contact Tom Glick for further information
E-mail:glickt{at}q.com
Phone: 952-884-2107
For a flier, click HERE.


TCCSA Fruits and Vegetables
February 21, 2012, 7:30 pm,

"When Vegetables Were Nutritious AND Delicious:
Biblical Nutrition Based On The Garden of Eden"

Don Slinger

Northwestern College, 3003 North Snelling, Roseville Minnesota
ROOM CHANGE: Nazareth Hall Chapel (the building nearest the lake)


God created plants to be a perfect food source for all his creatures and when all the creatures and all the plants were still close to their created perfection, it resulted in long and productive lives. Something happened, which the Bible describes as"The Curse." so that Noah was given permission to eat animal food by the end of the flood.

For a printable PDF Poster, click HERE.



2012 Home School Science Fair
February 18-19, 2012
Har Mar Mall, Snelling & County Road B
Roseville Minnesota


To See Pictures Of 2011
Click HERE

Have you been to the Home School Science Fairs? They are great! Some of the best and brightest K - 12 grade kids in Minnesota were there. You could have learned how stable the Ark was in strong winds, how to, and how not to make yogurt, how weight effects the speed of a sled, and how to get energy from chicken droppings. Over 60 projects were up for display with many passersby stopping to check them out. It was a wonderful opportunity to place a Christian viewpoint of science before the public. For detailed directions e-mail Julie Von Vett vonvett{at}juno.com or call 651-464-4361.

Even if you are NOT a home school student, you may enter the Minnesota TCCSA Fair.

L'Abri
February 10-11, 2012

Rochestor L'Abri Conference 2012
"In The Beginning"
For More Informational Brochure, Click HERE.

TCCSA
January 17, 2012, 7:30 pm,
Aging

Dr. Bruce Simat

Northwestern College, 3003 North Snelling, Roseville Minnesota
Totino Fine Arts Center, Room F2128 (Old F116)


Aging
We are all aging for our entire life. As we mature, changes take place that distinguish the old from the young even if all body parts are working normally. The process of aging is separate from the appearance of disease although disease becomes more common with advancing age. Deterioration and dysfunction were not part of the original creation, and early humans lived over 900 years, retaining physical and mental functions that we now associate with the prime of life. Over many generations, accumulated mutations have caused multiple backup systems to fail and disease to end finally in death.

For a printable PDF Poster, click HERE.


TCCSASearchForTheTruth
November 15, 2011, 7:30 pm,
Bruce Malone of Search for the Truth Ministries www.searchforthetruth.net

"Lessons from Ukraine - Evidence We Should Have Presented"

Northwestern College, 3003 North Snelling, Roseville Minnesota
Nazareth Hall Chapel (the building nearest the lake)


In the 50 years since the modern creation movement started (with the publication of the Genesis Flood in 1961), the influence of Christianity has continued to decline in the Western world. Why? Bruce Malone has a 20 year perspective in this worldview battle and will take us on a historical jouney from the early days of the creation movement to the current status of the battle...from experiences on the mission field to failures in seizing opportunities (such as in Ukraine)...from court battles to school wars. Too often the creationist approach has been to present the latest "silver bullet" evidence in hopes it will finally win the day. But it is not the evidence for creation (which is overwhelming), but how it is presented which carries the day. During the last half of the presentation Bruce will demonstrate what he has found to be the most effective ways to present the "Elephant in the Living Room" examples of why evolution cannot possibly be true. He will also be releasing his new creation devotional, Inspired Evidence, co-authored with our own Julie Von Vett, at this meeting.



For a printable PDF Poster, click HERE.


St Lucas Church
Sunday, November 13, 12:30 - 6:00 pm

"Science & Bible -- 21st Century Understanding"
Speakers include Bruce Malone of Search for the Truth
Julie Von Vett -- Co Author with Bruce Malone of Inspired by the Evidence
as well as Don Slinger & Chuck Morris.


For A Pre-Publication Review of Inspired by the Evidence which will be available at the meetings, click HERE.
Live presentations, large fossil display, bookstore and more. Hear the latest scientific data and how it relates to the Bible.

St. Lucas Community Church
1195 Manning Ave. N.
Lake Elmo, MN 55042

For a brochure, click HERE. For a flyer, click HERE.


Creation Ministries International
Saturday November 12, 7:00pm
Dr. Jonathan Sarfati
"Design, Deluge & Dilemma,Dinosaurs
& the Most-asked Questions-Answered!"

public meeting, Redeemer Lutheran Church
869 7th Avenue SE, Rochester MN 55904

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Sunday November 13, 8:00am | 9:30am | 11:00am
"Design, Deluge & Dilemma"
Rochester Assembly of God
4240 18th Avenue NW, Rochester MN 55901

Creation Ministries International

TCCSAAscension-Celebration
October 18, 2011, 7:30 pm,
Northwestern College, 3003 North Snelling, Roseville Minnesota
Totino Fine Arts Center
Room F2128 (Old F116)
ROOM CHANGE

"New Age: The Next Stage of Evolution?"
Ross S. Olson MD

If evolution is a continuous process, then it does not stop with man. If natural processes can produce life from non-life and mutations lead to constant improvements, what comes after intelligence? Superpowers? The end of strife, want and pain? Where does the hope come from and where does it indeed lead? Science blends with religion. Many think there is a new world coming. The vision is not Christian but a clever counterfeit.

For a printable PDF Poster, click HERE.


TCCSA
Fossil Hunt
Lilydale Regional Park
St. Paul, Minnesota

Tuesday, October 11, 2011 1:00-4:15 p.m.
For More Information, Click HERE.


Alpha Omega Institute
Dave Nutting
of Alpha Omega Institute
Monday & Tuesday, September 26th & 27th, 7:00 pm
University of Minnesota, Coffman Union
Presidents Room, 3rd floor


Rivendell Sactuary
September 22, 2011, 7:30 pm,
"Do We Really Need A Creator?"
Dr. Michael Behe
Bethany Church
6900 Auto club Road
Bloomington MN 55438

For More Information, Call Maggie Thomas at 952-996-1451 (maggie{at}rivendellsanctuary.com).


TCCSAFaithSearch
September 20, 2011,
7:30 pm,
Don Bierle of FaithSearch www.faithsearch.org
"The Place of Intelligent Design
in Evangelism, Discipleship and a Biblical Worldview"

Northwestern College, 3003 North Snelling, Roseville Minnesota
ROOM CHANGE: Nazareth Hall Chapel (the building nearest the lake)

The intelligent design movement has been praised and maligned - interestingly, believers and unbelievers line up on both sides. It is more profitable to separate the message from the messengers in order to restore I.D. to its Biblical role as revelation. As such, I.D. is the first line of rebuttal of the atheist/secular humanist's worldview, a powerful tool to engage unbelievers to consider God's fingerprints in history as well, and confirming evidence to strengthen the faith of believers. Abandoning intelligent design results in a slippery slope that erodes away a Christian perspective of mankind, nature and history as well. Correlation of I.D. with the Bible, its strengths and limitations, and the use of it in my practical experience as an evangelist will be discussed.


For a printable PDF Poster, click HERE.

See Dr. Bierle's Biography and Curriculum Vitae



St John's
Reflections of God in Scripture and Science
At St John's and St Mary's

October 20, 28
Click HERE for web site.



TCCSA
Fossil Hunt
Lilydale Regional Park
St. Paul, Minnesota

August 25, 2011
For More Information, Click HERE.



Calvary Memorial Church
Creation Video
The First Sunday of Each Month
Calvary Memorial Church 2420 Dunwoody Avenue
Wayzata, MN 55391
See August 7 Brochure




Creation Biology Society
July 28 & 29 (7-9 PM) and July 30 (All Day)
Creation Biology Society and Creation Geology Society Present:
"Origins 2011"
South Canyon Baptist Church, Rapid City, SD

For a poster, click HERE.

Russ McGlenn

DISCOUNT DINOSAUR DIG

Adventure Safaris Dinosaur Dig Summer 2011
July 31-August 5 and August 7-12

Go to Dig Page.




Cedar Springs Camp
CANCELLED -- LOOK FOR IT NEXT YEAR July 31 - August 4, 2011
Cedar Springs Camp

1260 River Rd. Floyd, IA 50435
Speakers include:
Julie VonVett, Don Slinger and Bob Gillespie.
For more details, visit their web site.
For a Brochure, Click HERE.


TCCSADragons or Dinosaurs?
Tuesday, July 19, 2011, 7:30 pm
Video: "Dragons or Dinosaurs?"

Northwestern College, 3003 North Snelling, Roseville Minnesota
Totino Fine Arts Center, Room F2128 (Old F116)


What if evidence exists that man lived alongside dinosaurs? Dragon images and legends are found all over the world and in nearly every culture. They are widely considered to be mythical creatures, but what if dragons were actually dinosaurs?

The popular understanding of the dinosaur era is often used to discredit the Bible's teachings of creation, a young earth, and Noah's Flood. What if their existence instead actually helps prove the veracity of the biblical account?

Featuring today's leading creation science researchers-including ICR's President Dr. John Morris, Senior Science Lecturer Frank Sherwin, and Science Writer Brian Thomas-this explosive documentary is filled with cutting-edge research, recent incredible discoveries, and remarkable answers for both young and old.

Dragons or Dinosaurs? presents startling and verifiable evidence that humans walked with dinosaurs!


For a printable PDF Poster, click HERE.



Creation Ministries International
July 9, 10, 11, 2011
Dr. Rob Carter
of Creation Ministries International


Saturday evening, July 9th at 7:30pm,
at the Union Gospel Mission!
"The Alternative: Creation's Competitive Edge"Poster

Sunday evening, July 10th at 6:30pm,
at Grace Community Bible Church
"Coral Reefs and Noah's Flood" Poster

Monday evening, July 11th at 6:30pm,
at Twin Cities Bible Church
"The Multi-Dimensional Genome"Poster

For a notice, click HERE.


TCCSA
Fossil Hunt
Lilydale Regional Park
St. Paul, Minnesota

June 28, 2011
For More Information, Click HERE.


TCCSACreation Instruction Association
Tuesday, June 21, 2011,
7:30 pm

"Life In Outer Space?"
Brian Young
of Creation Instruction Association

Outer Space
Northwestern College, 3003 North Snelling, Roseville Minnesota
Totino Fine Arts Center, Room F2128 (Old F116)


Is there really life on outer space planets? Many are unsure, but as we examine the evidence we will come to a solid conclusion in this matter. You may be surprised.


For a printable PDF Poster, click HERE.


TCCSA
Tuesday, May 17, 2011, 7:30 pm
"Creation Without Compromise"
Thomas DeRosa
of Creation Studies Institute

Northwestern College, 3003 North Snelling, Roseville Minnesota
ROOM CHANGE: NAZARETH HALL BLUE ROOM


Eden

"Did God create everything in six literal days? Can evolution fit into the Bible? Tom DeRosa, Executive Director of CSI will demonstrate that Genesis, God's Word is true and the scientific evidence supports it. Compromising God's Word will bring horrific consequences for the Church and the world.".


For a printable PDF Poster, click HERE.


Tuesday, April 26th 7 pm
"A Creationist View of Fundamental Physics"
by Greg Volk
Compiler of World Science Database
Organized by Secular Bible Study

For an article by Mr. Volk published by
Common Sense Science, click HERE.

Trinity United Methodist Church
2511 Taylor Street NE, Minneapolis, MN
(2 blocks east of Central Ave NE on Lowry Ave)



TCCSA
Tuesday, April 19, 2011, 7:30 pm

"The Magnificent Monster of Manitoba"
Basilosaurus isis
One Artist's Conception of Manipogo
Russ McGlenn

Northwestern College, 3003 North Snelling, Roseville Minnesota
Totino Fine Arts Center, Room F2128 (Old F116)


For years people have been seeing a serpent like creature on Lake Manitoba, Canada. Indian stories also tell of some kind of large animal that roams the waters of the lake. They call him PogoPogo, the local community calls it Manipogo. “Mani” for Manitoba and “pogo” using part of the Indian name. This is to designate the creatures as the ones that live in Manitoba since PogoPogo has been seen all the way across Canada to Vancouver Island.

In the past, Adventure Safari leaders Russ and Tricia McGlenn led two different safaris to Manipogo Park on Lake Manitoba to look for the creatures and interview eyewitnesses. Questions they will be answering are as follows;

*Is Manipogo a marine creature from the “dinosaur” era?
*Is Manipogo an ancient marine whale called a basilasaurus?
*Why do living dinosaurs falsify the evolutionary hypothesis?
*Are there other living dinosaurs in the world today?
*What evidence shows that dinosaurs and Indians lived at the same time?
*Included will be video taped interviews of two of the eyewitnesses that have seen Manipogo. The written report on Manipogo, including transcripts of the interview will be available for $5.00.
*Two 5 minute video cuts of eyewitness interviews will be shown in the meeting.

See Manipogo Page on Adventure Safaris Web Site

For a printable PDF Poster, click HERE.


Answers in Genesis
April 9 - 11, 2011

Dr. David Menton of
Answers in Genesis

For More information, click HERE

Science and Theology Network
Thursday, April 7, 2011, 7:00 pm

"The Bible and Biology: Understanding the Creation-Evolution Debate"

Dr. Edward "Ted" Davis
Messiah College Professor of the History of Science

Hennepin Avenue United Methodist Church
511 Groveland Avenue (94 at Lyndale)
Minneapolis, MN 55403


Dr. Davis, Messiah College Professor of the History of Science, will present many of the reasons why American Christians have found evolution so objectionable. He will outline the main ideas and attitudes associated with "scientific creationism," draw a comparison with "intelligent design," and conclude with examples of Christian thinkers who accept biological evolution.

Sponsored by the Science and Theology Network (formerly NCPST)
For a poster, click HERE.
Free and open to the public.

Answers in Genesis
Saturday, March 19
Answers in Genesis Video Conference




6:00 PM DVD: "The Six Days of Creation"
       Ken Ham (Ages 11 & Up)
7:30 PM DVD: "Noah's Flood, Washing Away Millions of Years"
       Dr. Terry Mortenson (Ages 11 & Up)

Trinity Lutheran Church
803 Winona St.
Northfield, MN 55057

For more information please click HERE or call 507-645-4438.


TCCSA
Tuesday, March 15, 2011, 7:30 pm
"Programmed Filling: NOT Natural Selection"
Dr. Randy Guliuzza of ICR

We will learn about an important and liberating new way of looking at organisms and their environment: "Programmed Filling" - a Biblically consistent and scientifically superior paradigm that explains exactly what happens at the organism-environment interface. Three points of departure mark the old and new understanding: 1) natural selection exists only as a misleading mental construct; 2) usage that acknowledges it in any way greatly dishonors the Lord; 3) programmed filling - a God-ordained, organism-centered, purpose-driven mechanism - is reality. By recognizing the explanatory power of programmed filling, believers will actually have a communicable and scientifically accurate pushback to natural selection that is just as enlightening and easy to understand.

Northwestern College, 3003 North Snelling, Roseville Minnesota
Nazareth Hall Chapel (the building nearest the lake)


For a printable PDF Poster, click HERE.
For ICR Web site, Click HERE

University of Minnesota
March 5, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Seminar: Understanding Evolution 101
Continuing Education and Conference Center, 1890 Buford Ave., St. Paul Campus U of Minnesota

Evolution is the central unifying concept in biology. During this daylong program, you will explore evolution from a variety of perspectives. You will learn about Charles Darwin's work in developing evolution as a primary aspect of biological study, as well as earlier scientists who also contributed to evolutionary thought. You will examine the history of evolution as it became an integral part of contemporary biology, but also explore the efforts to dismiss the discipline and prevent its tenets from being taught in public schools. For example, you will hear about William Jennings Bryan's dismissal of Darwinian thought in Tennessee in 1925, the rise of "scientific creationism" in the 1960s, and the current efforts by leaders of the intelligent design movement. Through short presentations, discussions, and hands-on activities, you will build a conceptual understanding of evolution, including how it underlies all of biology, how it operates within populations and its contribution to the formation of species, how it is relevant to everyday life, and how evolutionary thought has intersected with other areas of knowledge and our view of ourselves. The $101 tuition includes morning refreshments, lunch, and afternoon refreshments. Please register online.


Family of Christ Luteran Church
Wednesday, March 2, 2011, 6:45 - 8:15 pm
Brian Young of Creation Instruction Association
At Family of Christ Lutheran Church in Ham Lake
Have you ever Wondered?
- What about Carbon dating?
-How could people live to be 900 years old?
-Did dinosaur's live with man?
-What about cave men and the Bible?
This is a free family event.

For more information, Click HERE.


TCCSA Joseph in Egypt
Tuesday, February 15, 2011, 7:30 pm
"The Joseph Story: New Archaeological Evidence"
Dr. Charles Aling

Northwestern College, 3003 North Snelling, Roseville Minnesota
Nazareth Hall Chapel (the building nearest the lake)

This talk will center around the question of Joseph's titles, particularly that of Vizier. Was he one? What does the latest research show us about this question? If he was, what did a Vizier in the Middle Kingdom period of Egyptian history do? Also, could Syro-Palestinians hold high office in Egypt?


For a printable PDF Poster, click HERE.



TCCSA

The Annual Home School Science Fair
Will Be Held on February 12 & 13, 2011
Har Mar Mall, Snelling & County Road B
Roseville Minnesota


Exhibits must be set up between 8:30 and 10:00 am Saturday
and will remain up until 4:00 pm Sunday
Judging begins at 10:00 am and finishes at about 12:30 pm Saturday

For more information, click HERE.


Minnesota Center for Philosophy of Science
Friday, February 11, 2011, 3:35 pm


HISTORY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY COLLOQUIUM

Manfred Laubichler, School of Life Sciences, Arizona State University

"How Developmental Evolution Became a Mechanistic Science: From Regulatory to Synthetic Experimental Evolution"

University of Minnesota 131 Physics Building
Refreshments served in Room 216 Physics at 3:15 p.m.


Current historical writings on evolutionary biology in the 20th century emphasize the importance of population based approaches. However, this is not the full story. In the context of developmental evolution (the approach within Evo Devo that focuses on mechanistic explanations of phenotypic change) it has become clear that developmental causation adds more than just a detailed understanding of the genotype-phenotype map. Rather, developmental evolution as a mechanistic science radically transforms the conception of evolutionary causality by taking the origin of phenotypic variation (Darwin's second question) to be the primary explanation of phenotypic evolution. In this view, understanding how in the course of development what kind of phenotypic changes can and do occur is thus more fundamental to understanding phenotypic evolution that the subsequent adaptive population dynamics that sort out the fate of these variants. This conception also turns evolutionary biology into an experimental science. In this talk I will sketch a few crucial episodes in the neglected history of this tradition. I will focus mostly on concepts and their transformation and refinements. This will allow us to see an alternative history of evolutionary biology that deviates from the standard story of Mendelism begat population genetics begat the modern synthesis, which was finally completed once development was included in the form of Evo Devo. This alternative history includes such eminent thinkers and experimentalists as Theodor Boveri, Richard Goldschmidt, etc. More recently Eric Davidson has carried the torch. I will discuss how the concept of an experimental and mechanistic approach was first formulated around 1900 (by Boveri), how this led to the idea of regulatory evolution (in form of the Britten-Davidson model and its refinements and transformations) and how this then enabled synthetic experimental evolution (SEE) as the foundation of developmental evolution.


Argument of the Month

Argument of the Month February
Dr. David Pence vs Dr. Robert Sungenis
February 8, 2011, 6:00 - 9:00 pm

"The Church and the Modern University"


St. Augustine’s Catholic Church
408 3rd St N.
South St Paul, MN 55075

These two men of science will tackle (and dispel) the preposterous claim that the Church is an enemy of science-no disagreement there. They'll be plenty of room for disagreement, however, concerning which scientific positions are most compatible with the faith and the best way for confronting the lies of the modern university.

Check the website for details: www.aotmclub.com


Answers in Genesis
January 29, 2011, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
St. Peter, Minnesota

Answers in Genesis Video Program
For more information, see Poster.



Minnesota Center for Philosophy of Science
Friday, January 28, 2011, 3:35 pm


HISTORY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY COLLOQUIUM

Edward B. Davis
Professor of History of Science, Messiah College
"Fundamentalist Cartoons, Modernist Pamphlets, and the Religious Image of Science during the Scopes Era"
University of Minnesota 131 Physics Building
Refreshments served in Room 216 Physics at 3:15 p.m.


Recent events in Kansas, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and other states have raised once again fundamental questions about science and its public image: How is scientific knowledge related to religious knowledge? What image of science and its relation to morality and religion should scientists cultivate and promote? To what extent, and in what ways, should scientists cooperate with the clergy in educating the general public about the content, scope, and limits of scientific knowledge? Do religious scientists have a special responsibility to contribute to conversations of this type? Questions such as these emerge from the intense debate about science and religion in the United States during the years surrounding the Scopes "Monkey" trial of 1925. This talk, heavily illustrated with images, shows how the self-styled "fundamentalists" used cartoons to demonize evolution, and how their "modernist" opponents used religious pamphlets by leading scientists (including two Nobel Laureates and five presidents of the AAAS) and clergy to advance a more favorable religious image of science. The cartoons are largely forgotten today, and the pamphlets are unknown to both historians of science and historians of religion. This paper analyzes the cartoons, tells how the pamphlets were found, sketches their history, and briefly discusses their highly interesting content. Two of my publications relate closely to the content of this talk: "Fundamentalist Cartoons, Modernist Pamphlets, and the Religious Image of Science in the Scopes Era." In Religion and the Culture of Print in Modern America, ed. Charles L. Cohen and Paul S. Boyer, (Madison: University of Wisconsin Press, 2008), pp. 175-98. "Science and Religious Fundamentalism in the 1920s: Religious Pamphlets by Leading Scientists of the Scopes Era Provide Insight into Public Debates about Science and Religion." American Scientist 93.3 (May-June 2005): 254-60. Copies of these articles are available on request to mcps{at}umn.edu


TCCSA
Tuesday, January 18, 2011, 7:30 pm
"New Discoveries in Old Testament Archaeology"
Dr. Clyde Billington

This PowerPoint presentation will provide strong archaeological support for the historical accuracy of the Old Testament. Among the archaeological discoveries to be discussed are: The Ketef Hinnom Scrolls, the Shasu of Yahweh Inscriptions, the Tel Dan Stela, the Nabonidas Cylinder, the Elah Ostracon, the Hazor Law Code, and the Philistine Temple at Gath.

Nabonidas Cylinder
Nabonidas Cylinder

Northwestern College, 3003 North Snelling, Roseville Minnesota
Totino Fine Arts Center, Room F2128 (Old F116)



For a printable PDF Poster, click HERE.


Answers in Genesis
January 15-16, 2011
James Gardner of Answers in Genesis


Saturday, January 15, 2011
7:00 PM James Gardner: Aliens, UFO's, and Incredible Creatures

Sunday, January 16, 2011
8:45 AM James Gardner: Those Terrible Dinosaurs

10:00 AM James Gardner: The Consequences of the Path You Choose!

6:00 PM James Gardner: Why Question Biblical Authority?

7:30 PM James Gardner: The Fossils, Grand Canyon, and the Flood

The event will be held at the following location:

Valley Evangelical Free Church
150 Engler Blvd.
Chaska, MN 55318

For more information, click HERE.

St Lucas Church
Friday Evening November 19, 6:30 - 9:00 pm
Saturday November 20, 8:30 am - 12:30 noon


"Science & Bible -- 21st Century Understanding"
Speakers include Bruce Malone of Search for the Truth

Live presentations, large fossil display, bookstore and more. Hear the latest scientific data and how it relates to the Bible.

St. Lucas Community Church
1195 Manning Ave. N.
Lake Elmo, MN 55042

For a brochure, click HERE.


TCCSA
Tuesday, November 16, 2010 7:30 pm
"Dinosaur Soft Tissue"
Dinosaur Blood
Dr. Rob Stadler

Recently, Mary Schweitzer and others have shocked the scientific community with their discovery of intact soft tissues (cells and flexible blood vessels) and preserved organic molecules inside bones from Tyrannosaurus Rex and Hydrosaur specimens. Others have discovered preserved muscle tissue in fossils and coprolites and have reported "bad odor" when digging up dinosaur remains. These discoveries contradict current beliefs of the scientific community and have created a controversy - can soft tissue remain intact much longer than expected, or are these specimens not as old as expected? We will explore the evidence and its implications.

Northwestern College, 3003 North Snelling, Roseville Minnesota
Totino Fine Arts Center, Room F2128 (Old F116)

For Dr. Stadler's Resume, Click HERE.


For a printable PDF Poster, click HERE.


Science and Theology Network
Tuesday, November 9, 2010 7:00 - 9:00 pm
"The Large and the Small, and the Quest for Meaning: A Physicist, Chemist, and Theologian in Conversation."
University of St. Thomas OEC Auditorium

Hosted by the Science and Theology Network (STN), formerly known as NCPST, and the St. Thomas (UST) Theology Department. Paul Ohmann, UST Physics Department, will speak on Big Bang cosmology; William Ojala, UST chemistry Department, will speak on Crystallography; and a Theologian from Augsburg, Nathan Hallanger, will respond. Philip Rolnick, UST Theology Department and chair of STN, will moderate. The event is free and open to the public. After the three presentations, there will be audience questions and answers. Refreshments will be served after the event. Those coming from off campus can find inexpensive parking in the Anderson Parking Ramp on the southwest corner of Cretin and Summit.

For further information contact Laurie Dimond, UST Theology Department secretary (651) 962-5300, or Philip Rolnick, UST Department of Theology.

For STN Website, Click HERE.
Alpha Omega Institute
Dave and Mary Jo Nutting
of Alpha Omega Institute
Are at the University of Minnesota this week.
Click HERE for a schedule.


TCCSAAlpha Omega Institute
Tuesday, October 19, 2010 7:30 pm
"Was Darwin Wrong About Biology?
Was Darwin Wrong About Geology?"
Dave & Mary Jo Nutting
of Alpha Omega Institute

Northwestern College, 3003 North Snelling, Roseville Minnesota
Totino Fine Arts Center, Room F2128 (Old F116)

2009 represented the 200th Birthday of Charles Darwin and 150th anniversary of his book, On the Origin of Species. Universities, schools, and unfortunately, many churches are still having evolution and Darwin Celebration days. However, the nagging question is: Was Darwin Wrong? Has modern science really offered much to support Darwin's theory? Not just to be a party basher, Dave & Mary Jo Nutting give compelling reasons from biology and the fossil record why Evolution doesn't hold up.


For a printable PDF Poster, click HERE.


Alpha Omega InstituteFaithSearch International
Friday, October 8, 2010, 9:00 am-3:00 pm
"Design and Animals, Build a Creation Bracelet, Dinosaurs, A Hands on Fossil Lab, The Hand of God, and the Origins of Man."
Alpha Omega Institute

Buffalo Covenant Church, Buffalo, MN
1601 Highway 25 N, Buffalo, MN 55313

Love Offering will be taken
Ages 5 to Adult, Children must be accompanied by an adult.
Bring a bag lunch
Space is limited, to register contact Missy @ 763-263-2781
Lanny Johnson of Alpha Omega Institute
Don Bierly of FaithSearch International Click for a poster or flier.


Univerity of MinnesotaCollege of Science and Engineering




Friday, October 8th 2010, 3:35 pm
HISTORY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY COLLOQUIUM
131 Physics Building, University of Minnesota
Speaker: James Griesemer, Department of Philosophy, University of California, Davis.
"Origin Stories and Theoretical Biology: On Not Begging the Question"



TCCSACreation Moments




Tuesday, September 21, 2010 7:30 pm
"Where Did The Billions Come From?"
Ian Taylor
of Creation Moments

Northwestern College, 3003 North Snelling, Roseville Minnesota
Totino Fine Arts Center, Room F2128 (Old F116)

* Columbus not only discovered America but inadvertently planted the seeds of doubt in the Christian mind of the day to conclude that Noah's Flood was local.

* Did you know that the billions of years demanded by the theory of evolution began with a mysterious female "voice" heard in 1667 ?

* Charles Lyell received his inspiration to replace the Genesis Flood with a series of local floods from the temple of the Roman goddess Serapis in 1829.

* The theory of evolution is obliged to teach that evidence for most of the billions of years reside, not so much in the sedimentary rocks themselves, but in the shrinkage cracks between the rock layers!

* Do you know the difference between sequential and simultaneous deposition of sediments? This subtle difference has expanded the age of the earth from thousands to billions of years!

* Continuing geological exploration since Lyell's time has shown that well-recognized sedimentary rock facies appear in a continuous layer from Ireland to Australia. This means that this entire global area was beneath water at the same time!

* Does the Big Bang theory help to sustain the Billions of years? Not a bit! The theory itself is in deep trouble with a published petition from over 400 scientists. What are the major problems?

The belief that the earth is billions of years old is an essential foundation for the theory of evolution. This belief was introduced to the Christian world by some very strange events.

Niels Stensen (1628-1686), Latinized to Nicolaus Steno, in 1666 moved from Denmark to Florence, then intellectual capital of Europe. He recognized rocks found on mountaintops, previously called "tongue stones," as fossil shark teeth and attributed them to the Biblical flood. He also described how mixed sediments deposited layers simultaneously, according to their density, in flowing water and subsequently consolidated into rock.

On November 2, 1667 while walking, he heard a woman's voice call to him telling him to cross the street to the house of one of his Catholic friends. He obeyed the voice and two days later, November 4, 1667, he made a formal conversion to the Roman Catholic faith. A year later he wrote the introduction to an anticipated larger work, published with the Catholic imprimatur in 1669, in which he ignored his previous evidence of simultaneous deposition and introduced what is now known as Steno's Law of Superposition, that the lower layers were laid down first.

Charles Lyell (1797-1875), the son of wealthy Scottish parents, while educated as a Christian, had difficulties with the Biblical miracles, especially with Noah and his Ark and looked for an alternative to the flood. He visited the Temple of Serapis at Pozzuoli where three remaining marble columns of the Roman temple remained. About half-way up each column were holes made by lithodomi, a small sea- dwelling crustacean. Clearly, this meant that after construction of the Temple, the land had sunk below sea level then had risen again. In fact, the land began to sink slowly in the third century AD, then, in 1538, quickly rose again during volcanic activity from nearby Mount Nuovo. Lyell was delighted because this clearly meant rising sea levels were unnecessary; here was evidence that it was the land that could sink and rise.

The Temple of Serapis became an icon of truth to Lyell and an illustration of it appeared as the frontispiece to all 12 editions of his book, The Principles of Geology. The first edition appeared in 1830-33. It was written for the layman and popular, yet there were critics because the evidence for land sinking and rising was confined to local volcanic areas. Then good fortune stepped in because it happened that in 1835, during his 5-year voyage, the young Charles Darwin (1809-1882) had first-hand experience of land elevation "twice the area of the Black Sea" during the earthquake at Concepcion, Chile, when the land had risen 5 to 15 feet. This was exactly the evidence Lyell needed to counter his critics.


For a printable PDF Poster, click HERE.


TCCSAVoyage that shook the World
Tuesday, July 20, 2010 7:30 pm
Video "The Voyage that Shook the World"

Northwestern College, 3003 North Snelling, Roseville Minnesota
Totino Fine Arts Center, Room F2128 (Old F116)

In 1831 a young amateur scientist, Charles Darwin, boarded HMS Beagle on an epic five-year voyage of discovery.

2009 marks the 200th anniversary of Darwin's birth and the 150th anniversary of the publication of his book, "Origin of Species". The Voyage that Shook the World retraces Darwin's journey, exploring the places and discoveries crucial to the formulation of his Theory of Evolution.

Filmed in South America, UK, North America, Australia and Europe, The Voyage features dramatic period recreations and stunning nature cinematography interwoven with scholars sharing their perspectives on the man and the controversy.

A fascinating and thought-provoking opportunity to gain new insight into The Voyage that Shook the World.



For a printable PDF Poster, click HERE.


TCCSA
Fossil Hunt
Lilydale Regional Park
St. Paul Minnesota

Tuesday, June 29, 2010 9:00 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.
or 1:00-4:15 p.m.
IT IS FULL, WATCH FOR ANOTHER IN AUGUST

Organize your group or family and contact us now. Space is limited and it will be on a first reply basis. Don & Jeri Slinger scvcia1{at}juno.com 651-430-0751. We will go rain or shine, unless there is a real heavy rain. Bring rain gear.

For more information on a printable brochure with application form, Click HERE



Answers in Genesis
Sunday, June 20, 2010, 6:00 p.m.
Concurrent Sessions -- Video Conference


DVD - "The Six Days of Creation"
Ken Ham (Ages 11 & Up)
DVD - "Dinosaurs, Genesis & the Gospel"
Ken Ham & Buddy Davis (Grades K-6)


Southview Baptist Church
6605 1st Ave. South
Richfield, Minnesota 55423
www.answersingenesis.org/outreach/event/6651/
Contact Information: Jeremy Stephens
612-866-5956
pastor.jeremy{at}southviewbaptist.net



Heart of the Matter
Thursday, June 17 7:00 p.m.
Heart of the Matter Lectures
Egyptologist Dr. Charles Ailing
"Yahweh in Egypt"
The Central Mission 1632 Charles Avenue

(2 blocks north of University and 1 block west of Snelling)

"Since the Ancient Egyptians mentioned 'foreign gods' in their texts, is there any menion of Yahweh -- the god of the Old Testament?" In this lecture Dr. Ailing will discuss exciting new evidence.

Dr. Charles Ailing is Professor of History at Northwestern College and holds a Ph.D. in Ancient History and Egyptology from the University of Minnesota.


TCCSA

Brian Young Amazing Animals
Tuesday, June 15, 2010 7:30 pm
Brian Young
of Creation Instruction Association
"Amazing Animals"
Northwestern College, 3003 North Snelling, Roseville Minnesota
Totino Fine Arts Center, Room F2128 (Old F116)
ROOM CHANGE

*Which car was inspired by a fish?
*Can Darwinian evolution explain the design in animals?
*How do animals reveal evolution as a fraud?

Brian Young is a nationally known speaker, author, of several books, and founder of Creation Instruction Association. He has written for various magazines and journals. Brian also served as teacher and principal for 10 years. He currently speaks on creation vs. evolution, as well as scientific creation as a foundation for good science, theology and moral Living. He also debates in Universities.

For his web site, click HERE.


For a printable PDF Poster, click HERE.


TCCSAAdventure Safaris
Monday, May 24, 2010
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Russ McGlenn

Science Museum Adventure

Giant High Lights - Russ will be emphasizing giant animals (Mega Fauna) and how they fit into the Bible. He will explain how the mega Pterodactyl relates to Beowulf. He will be giving a Bible based commentary on the other museum exhibits listed on the flier linked below at St Paul and how they "Declare the Glory of God."

For a printable flier, click HERE.


TCCSA
Dr. Michael Wise Spoke on the Dead Sea Scrolls, 2/16
He spoke
at Northwestern College in April and May
And at the Science Museum of Minnesota in May.



TCCSA
Beowulf

Tuesday, May 18, 2010 7:30 pm
Russ McGlenn

"Beowulf the Dragon Slayer -
Truth or Fantasy?"

Northwestern College, 3003 North Snelling, Roseville Minnesota
Nazareth Hall Chapel (the building nearest the lake)

A colorful presentation by Russ McGlenn on literature that tells of ancient people killing dinosaurs. Featured will be dinosaur models and weapons used to slay dracans (dragons) the old English name for dinosaurs. When people studied Beowulf in high school, the traditional interpretation of the poem was that it was a fantasy about ancient Danish peoples and their fight with trolls. No one took it seriously. It was made into a movie a few years back that continued this myth. Bill Cooper, an English language scholar, has written a book called "After the Flood." He makes a good argument for Beowulf being a historical figure killing Dinosaurs as described in the poem. Russ will bring to life this incredible historical record using models, reenactments, and colorful Power Point slides. If you have a sword, dagger, shield, helmet and want to bring it to the meeting to display please do so (carefully) or want to come dressed in ancient battle gear. Two prizes will be given for the weapon that best fits Beowulf's dragon slayer sword or dagger and for the best costume.

Questions answered:
Grendel. What kind of dinosaur was he?
What ancient weapon finally slew Grendel's mother?
What was the fire breathing dragon that killed Beowulf?
What is a dragon harpoon?

For a printable PDF Poster, click HERE.


Northwestern College

Thursday, April 22, 2010 7:30 pm SOLD OUT
Dr. Michael Wise

"Dead Sea Scrolls"

Northwestern College, 3003 North Snelling, Roseville Minnesota
Maranatha Hall

To go to Northwestern College website,
Click HERE and HERE.


TCCSA
Exorcism
Tuesday, April 20, 2010 7:30 pm
Dr. Clyde Billington

"Ancient Exorcists, Demons, and the Name of Jesus"

Northwestern College, 3003 North Snelling, Roseville Minnesota
Nazareth Hall Chapel (the building nearest the lake)



Ancient Exorcists used a wide variety of magical voodoo-like practices to summon, control, and cast out demons, including at times even using the name of Jesus. This PowerPoint presentation will study the widespread magical practices of these ancient exorcists and will compare and contrast their practices with the exorcisms of demons by Jesus in the New Testament.

For a printable PDF Poster, click HERE.


University of Minnesota
Wednesday, April 14th 2010, 3:35 pm
Albert Libchaber, The Rockefeller University
"The Origin of Life: from geophysics to biology?"

PHYSICS AND ASTRONOMY COLLOQUIUM
University of Minnesota, minneapolis Campus, Room 131 Physics Building
Refreshments served in Room 216 Physics after colloquium

One of the deepest and most controversial questions of our time is that of the origin of life. In this lecture a hypothesis is presented, according to which the temperature gradients existing in the earth - which led to plate tectonics and the formation of undersea thermal vents - also led to the evolution of life around these vents. Movies and data will be shown of experiments in which all stages of this scenario are presented: how thermal gradients led to plate tectonics, to DNA amplification in thermal vents, to polymerization of peptides at high pressure and to the organization of bacteria. This mixture of physics, chemistry, and biology illustrates how life could originate without the intervention of the sun, driven only by geophysical thermal gradients.




TCCSA

Mammoth Asiel
Tuesday, March 16, 2010 7:30 pm
Joe Taylor

"A Mammoth Named Asiel"

Northwestern College, 3003 North Snelling, Roseville Minnesota
Nazareth Hall Chapel (the building nearest the lake)

For a printable PDF Poster, click HERE.




Minnesota Center for Philosophy of Science
Friday, March 5th 2010, 3:35 pm
HISTORY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY COLLOQUIUM
Kenneth Weiss, Department of Anthropology, Pennsylvania State University

"How Complicated Is Life and How Did It Get that Way?"

University of Minnesota, 131 Physics
Refreshments served in Room 216 Physics at 3:15 p.m.
Sponsored by
Minnesota Center for Philosophy of Science.
Note that this is an evolutionary presentation.

In the 150 years since Darwin's Origin of Species, thousands of investigators have studied the phenogenetic relationships, between genotypes and phenotypes, in plants, animals, and unicellular organisms. Interestingly, despite the greatness of his contributions, some of Darwin's most important questions remain problematic even today. The nature of genetic causation is one of them. Recent advances in technology have enabled very large studies to map the genetic basis of many traits, including normal variation and disease. However, except for what appear to be simple 'Mendelian' traits, these efforts have typically only been able to account for a fraction of the overall genetic contribution to the trait. What we see is a few genes with replicably detectable effects, such as between cases and controls. But most of the heritability seems to be due to hundreds of genes with variants that are rare or very rare, and that mainly make individually small contributions to the trait. This is a problem of many-to-many causation that fits a classical model in quantitative genetics and evolution. New analytic approaches are attempting to come to grips with this causal landscape by playing with ideas of hypothesis and other kinds of statistical testing in epistemologically interesting ways. Rather than enumerating causes, there is a desire to assemble them into causal networks, but how we find and use such constructs is itself a work in progress. However, if we consider the basic nature of cells, tissues, and organisms, and how they have evolved, we understand networks as complex systems of interaction of causal elements, most of which can vary but whose presence in time and space must be compatible. From this point of view, it is productive to think of organisms in terms of intricate cooperation rather than competition.




St. Cloud Debate
Wednesday, February 24, 2010 8:00 pm
Debate: Does God Exist?

Joe Boot- Christian Apologist
vs
August Berkshire -- President of MN Atheists

St Cloud State University
Atwood Ballroom

Patrick Schleper
Campus Crusade for Christ - MidMN Team
320-309-1756
www.scsucru.com
www.everystcloudstudent.com

Secular Student Alliance at St. Cloud State University
http://ssaatscsu.wordpress.com




TCCSADead Sea Scrolls

Tuesday, February 16, 2010 7:30 pm
Dr. Michael Wise

"The Dead Sea Scrolls"

Northwestern College, 3003 North Snelling, Roseville Minnesota
Nazareth Hall Chapel (the building nearest the lake)

The Science museum of Minnesota will be exhibiting
The Dead Sea Scrolls beginning March 12, 2010.

Dr. Wise is one of the foremost young scholars on the Dead Sea Scrolls and the lead translator of The Dead Sea Scrolls: A New Translation. The publisher says this:

The Dead Sea Scrolls: A New Translation is a landmark work that brings to life the long-inaccessible ancient scrolls of Qumran. Three distinguished translators at the forefront of modern scrolls scholarship reveal the rich tapestry of writings known as the Dead Sea Scrolls. This is the most comprehensive translation ever compiled for the general reader in any language.

Translated into modern-day English by Michael Wise, Martin Abegg, Jr., and Edward Cook, this book contains virtually every legible portion of the fragmented scrolls, including revelatory information on early Christianity and its roots far deeper than previously realized in ancient Judaism. Included as well are scroll fragments that promise to dramatically alter our view of biblical history, including never-before released texts and newly discovered writings by and about key biblical prophets and ancestors. The translators provide illuminating commentary throughout that place the scrolls in their true historical context. They also present a compelling, insightful introduction that gives the reader an overview of the often surprising contents of the scrolls and discusses what are perhaps the greatest mysteries of the scrolls - who authored them and why.

From a new generation of Dead Sea Scrolls scholars, here is a fresh look, including the most recently released texts, at the scrolls. Michael Wise, Martin Abegg, Jr., and Edward Cook unlock the secrets and rich mysteries of the Dead Sea Scrolls in the most comprehensive translation ever published for the general reader in any language. Their brilliant scholarship and illuminating commentary add dramatic new knowledge to our understanding of the scrolls. This historic translation includes:

* Intriguing revelations about biblical history and the roots of Christianity.
* Never-before-seen stories about the biblical figures Abraham, Jacob, and Enoch---including a text explaining why God demanded the sacrifice of Isaac.
* Twelve texts not included in the Bible that claim Moses as their author.
* New psalms attributed to King David and to Joshua.
* Texts illuminating ancient doctrines about angels and writings claiming to be revelations of angels themselves including the Archangel Michael.
* The Dead Sea Scrolls: A New Translation will set the standard for scrolls scholarship for years to come. This is an important, rigorously researched work that renders the scrolls vibrant and accessible.

In their great variety and stunning richness, the Dead Sea Scrolls as captured in this groundbreaking translation offer modern readers an unprecedented glimpse of the complex roots of modern Christianity. Its dozens of never-before published texts encompass poetry and prose, teaching parables and magical tales, astrology, apocalyptic visions, lists of buried treasure, stories of messiahs and antichrists, demons and angels and together, comprise a new classic of religious history.

Long withheld from public view, the ancient scrolls found in the caves of Qumran near the Dead Sea are revered by many but known in full by very few. Now three translators at the forefront of modern scrolls scholarship have revealed the entire rich complex of writings, stories, poems, and texts known as the Dead Sea Scrolls.

Dr. Wise will be speaking at many venues over the next few months. For one at Northwestern College, click HERE.
For a printable PDF Poster, click HERE.



TCCSA

Thursday, February 4, 2010, 7:00 pm

Ross Olson will be speaking to CASH (Campus Atheists, Skeptics and Humanists)

"Interview With The Creationist" (think "Interview With The Vampire")

University of Minnesota, Coffman Union Room 303
For the CASH Website, Click HERE.




Center for Jewish Studies
January 28, 2010 7:30 p.m.
6th Annual Community Lecture Series
THE CENTER FOR JEWISH STUDIES
UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA

"MYSTERIES REVEALED:
The Dead Sea Scrolls"
Alex Jassen
B'nai Emet Congregation 115 Ottawa Ave S St. Louis Park, MN 952-927-7309

Have you ever wondered what the Dead Sea Scrolls are and why there is so much controversy surrounding them? Alex Jassen reveals what exactly the scrolls are, where they come from, when they were composed, why they have become scandalous-and what they really contribute to our understanding of the Bible, Judaism, and Christianity. He will also provide background information on manuscripts to be featured in the Science Museum of Minnesota's upcoming exhibition on the Dead Sea Scrolls. Alex Jassen is assistant professor of early Judaism in the Department of Classical and Near Eastern Studies and a member of the Center for Jewish Studies at the University of Minnesota. A member of the international editorial team for the Dead Sea Scrolls, he is the author of Mediating the Divine: Prophecy and Revelation in the Dead Sea Scrolls and Second Temple Judaism, winner of the 2009 John Templeton Award for Theological Promise. He is at work on a book on religious violence in the scrolls.

This Event is Free & Open to the Public

This series is made possible by a generous gift in memory of Julia K. & Harold Segall. Sponsoring Partners: Sabes Jewish Community Center, B'nai Emet Congregation, Upper Midwest Region Hadassah, Shari Chesed Congregation

Dr. Michael Wise, writes: "Alex is a very fine scholar and a friend of mine. I think people should attend, understanding, of course, that he will come from a Jewish perspective."


TCCSA
Tuesday, January 19, 2010 7:30 pm
Julie VonVett

"Gospel in the Stars"

Northwestern College, 3003 North Snelling, Roseville Minnesota
Totino Fine Arts Center, Room F2128 (Old F116)

Why do cultures all over the world use the same constellations? If you were to step outside on a starry night, which dot-to-dot would you connect to make a constellation? What is surprising is that most cultures use the same star patterns. Why is that? And with these star patterns came a story. What is that ancient story? It is the gospel of Jesus Christ and this was "written" in the stars from the beginning.

Julie Von Vett has been teaching creation science at homeschool co-ops. Next year's lessons will be on the human body. She also has been a guest speaker at churches. Julie just loves to get the word out.

For a printable PDF Poster, click HERE.


TCCSA

Slaughter of the Dissidents
Tuesday, November 17, 2009 7:30 pm
Dr. Jerry Bergman

"Slaughter of the Dissidents: The Shocking Truth About Killing The Careers Of Darwin Doubters"

Northwestern College, 3003 North Snelling, Roseville Minnesota
Totino Fine Arts Center, Room F2128 (Old F116)
For A Website About the Book of the Same Title, click HERE.

For a printable PDF Poster, click HERE.

IT IS INTERESTING TO SEE HOW DR. MYERS' REACTION TO DR. BERGMAN PROVES THE THESIS OF THE BOOK.


TCCSA

Monday, November 16, 2009
Debate:
Dr. P.Z. Myers vs Dr. Jerry Bergman

"Should Intelligent Design Be Taught In The Schools?"

Heavyweight Battle
University of Minnesota, St. Paul Campus
North Star Ballroom, St. Paul Student Center (Buford Ave. near Cleveland Ave.)
For a map, click HERE.

For directions if coming by bus or car, click HERE.
The ** on the map marks the Student Center.

For the agreement by all participants to a courteous, intellectual event, click HERE.


Two Heavyweights Battle on Huge Topic
P.Z. Myers has stated that teachers who accept intelligent design are pseudo-scientists who should be fired and publicly humiliated. Jerry Bergman was denied tenure and subjected to a hostile work environment at Bowling Green University for his beliefs, despite being the most productive member of his department and most popular teacher.

Dr. Myers website, www.scienceblogs.com/pharyngula, is a focal point for those who oppose intelligent design theory. Dr. Bergman has written Slaughter of the Dissidents: The Shocking Truth About Killing The Careers Of Darwin Doubters, detailing the way Dr. Myers' vision is actually being carried out.

Is it logical to do so? Is it science? Is it education? Is it right? Come and hear. Then decide for yourselves.

ASL Interpreter will be available for the deaf.

Dr. Myers is an evolutionist and teaches at University of Minnesota Morris
For his website, click HERE.

For a Biography, click HERE.

His harsh attitude towards intelligent design is well known in his writings. Click HERE, HERE and HERE.

Dr. Bergman is an intelligent design advocate who teaches at Northwest State College in Ohio.

He was denied tenure and subjected to a hostile working environment at Bowling Green University for his beliefs despite being the most productive member of his department and most popular teacher.

See his case with Bowling Green by clicking HERE

For a biography of Dr. Bergman, click HERE or HERE.


The event is co-sponsored by Campus Atheists, Skeptics and Humanists (CASH) and Christian Student Fellowship (CSF) at the University of Minnesota.

Dr. Myers has fired the opening shots in his blog already. And has he summarized the science that will blow his opposition out of the water? No, he has focussed on typos in the notice and personal attacks on his opponent. Click HERE and HERE.

In reaction to President Bush's policies, Dr. Myers stated,"I say, screw the polite words and careful rhetoric. It's time for scientists to break out the steel-toed boots and brass knuckles, and get out there and hammer on the lunatics and idiots."

Although the original quotes are no longer searchable on Dr. Myers' website, those who have seen and commented on them are many, such as Telic Thoughts and Issuepedia. Some of his friends call for more peaceful language and his defenders say things like "he is only speaking metaphorically." Hmmm, then why are pro-lifers who have said far less than that held responsible for killings of abortionists? And reading down the blog offerings, it is clear that Dr. Myers does NOT repudiate the call for a monopolistic indoctrination of students, by whatever means possible. He even claims that the tactics need to be stepped up because after 150 years of rational dialogue, evolution is still being questioned by about 2/3 of the American people. Maybe he should consider the possibility that he might be wrong?? NAAA!!!

Webmaster's comment: Campus Atheists, Skeptics and Humanists (CASH) have been extremely helpful and cordial. It is ironic that their advisor, Dr. Myers, does not seem to feel any obligation to observe the conventions of polite society.


One of the most emotional topics was the connection of evolution with Hitler.
For a documented analysis, Click HERE

For P. Z. Myers' Blog, which illustrates the opposite of scholarship, click HERE.
For a printable PDF Poster, click HERE.



AOI
Dave and Mary Jo Nutting

October 26, 7:00 pm Design vs Chaos", October 27, 7:00 pm "Dinosaurs" u of Minnesota Coffman Union President's Room October 28th at 7pm at Maranatha Christian Fellowship
315 10th Ave. SE, Minneapolis, MN 55414

October 29th at 7pm, International Student Fellowship at Maranatha Christian Fellowship
315 10th Ave. SE, Minneapolis, MN 55414

October 31st at 7pm at Maranatha Christian Fellowship
315 10th Ave. SE, Minneapolis, MN 55414


TCCSA

Tuesday, October 20, 2009 7:30 pm
Bruce Malone

"The Red Record"

Delaware elder teaching young brave
Northwestern College, 3003 North Snelling, Roseville Minnesota
Totino Fine Arts Center, Room F2128 (Old F116)
For His Website, click HERE.


The Delaware Indians have the most detailed Native American record concerning their origin - extending back to the origin of humanity. An original document given to a medical doctor in the earlier 1800's, translated by a linguist genius over a twenty year period before the civil war, and essentially lost for the next hundred years has only resurfaced in the last few decades. This document reveals an astounding confirmation of the Biblical account of early earth history - including creation, the entrance of death, the worldwide flood, intriguing references to the post flood ice age, and other details of earth history confirming Biblical truth.

Bruce Malone recounts the captivating story of the discovery/translation/preservation of this remarkable, yet little known, Native American document. The Red Record also provides a fascinating confirmation of Biblical explanations for ice age mysteries - such as why mankind traveled into North America and how millions of Woolly Mammoths became "quick frozen" in the Siberian/Canadian Tundra. This talk also places the Red Record into a broader perspective by summarizing the Biblical agreement of earth history with over 250 other flood legends from around the world.

The talk will end with a new approach to reaching the next generation using the newly released Censored Science book as a springboard for reclaiming our culture.



For a printable PDF Poster, click HERE.



Worldview Weekend
Sunday night, October 18, 2009 (5:00 pm to 8:30 p.m.)
Brannon Howse Dr. Rob Linsted and Mrs. Anita Dittman


Worldview Weekend Rally for students and adults

To equip Christians to understand the times in light of Biblical truth and how God would have us respond

North Heights Lutheran Church
1700 West Highway 96
Arden Hills, MN 55112

No admission fee but you must register and print out a ticket by going to www.worldviewweekendrally.com

Topics include: How This Can Be The Greatest Hour For the American Church; Understanding the Perilous Times in Light of Biblical Prophecy; How to Prepare the Remnant For What is Coming; How This Happened to America, Where We Are Going and The Biblical Response; The Radicals and Their Worldviews Ruling America From the Grave and How Every Teen and Adult Must Respond To Be Protected; Refuting Evolution; Political Correctness is Cultural Marxism; Bible Prophecy and Today's Headlines; Understanding the Spiritual Battle Taking Place in America and Around the World; What The Bible Has to Say About The Coming One-World Religion, One-World Economy and Global Governance; The Personal Testimony of a Nazi Holocaust Survivor Anita Dittman and Her Warning For Students and Adults Here in America; Why is Communism growing around the world and in America? What is societal evolution and what is spiritual evolution and how is it impacting you?


U of M

Friday, October 9, 2009, 3:35 pm
HISTORY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY COLLOQUIUM

"Trying Galileo"
Thomas Mayer, Department of History,
Medieval and Renaissance Studies,
Augustana College-Rock Island, Illinois

131 Physics Bldg, University of Minnesota, East Bank

Galileo did himself in. True, he had help, whether from Paul V and Urban VIII, the Jesuits, the Dominicans, the Congregation of the Index or even the Inquisition, but his fate was still largely his own fault. This talk focuses on his two trials before the Roman Inquisition, first in 1615 and again in 1632, the second leading to his condemnation for violating an order given in 1616 to abandon the belief that the sun was the center of the universe. Unlike most previous approaches, mine does not assume that the outcome was inevitable. Nor does it assume that philosophical, scientific or even theological issues were necessarily determinative. Instead, it takes a legal and political approach beginning from the fact that Galileo arrogantly rejected a legal way out of his second trial. Since both of his investigations contained lots of legal oddities, examining the Inquisition's procedures (which have almost been ignored until very recently) leads to a much different picture than the still dominant view that Galileo was a victim of intolerance and superstition. Unfortunately, the Vatican's recent proposal to reopen the case (including yet another publication of its acts) rests on at least two fundamental misunderstandings of Inquisition procedure: the fact that three cardinals and the pope did not sign Galileo's sentence is insignificant. Popes never signed sentences and at least some of the cardinals often did not. Some sentences were signed only by the Inquisition's commissary. Despite Urban's missing signature, in both trials the pope's role turns out to be vital. But equally, in both cases Paul and Urban had to at least bend if not break the rules in order to bring Galileo to book. He gave them both plenty of provocation.

Cosponsored by the Center for Early Modern History.


TCCSA
Fossil Hunt
Lilydale Regional Park
St. Paul Minnesota

Friday, October 23, 2009 9:00 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.
or 1:00-4:15 p.m.

Organize your group or family and contact us now. Space is limited and it will be on a first reply basis. Don & Jeri Slinger scvcia1{at}juno.com 651-430-0751. We will go rain or shine, unless there is a real heavy rain. Bring rain gear.

For more information on a printable brochure with application form, Click HERE



TCCSA

Lucy Skeleton Lucy Reconstruction
Tuesday, September 15, 2009 7:30 pm

Lanny Johnson of Alphi Omega Institute

The Origin of Man

Northwestern College, 3003 North Snelling, Roseville Minnesota
Totino Fine Arts Center, Room F2128 (Old F116)
For AOI Website, click HERE
For a printable PDF Poster, click HERE.

ORIGINS OF MAN

This talk takes a look at the origins of man and a look at evolutionary lack of evidence. Subjects include: we all look at the evidence in different ways (same evidence -- different bias), human evolution chart, Neanderthal man, Ramapithecus, Java man, Australopithecus (Lucy), Laetoli ash fields, Piltdown man, and Nebraska man. A goal here is to teach children to recognize artwork and to ask the question, "What's the Evidence?" The evidence does not point to evolution, but to Biblical Creation as the better answer! With adult audiences may also include a short talk about how old is the earth and problems with the dating methods used today.

Lanny and Marilyn Johnson are former evolutionists trained in the sciences. Creation teaching was instrumental in bringing them to a settled assurance that all of God's Word can be trusted. In 1993, God led them to join Alpha Omega Institute and establish the Children's Ministry to fortify children with the truth of the Bible and to help them avoid the pitfalls of evolution.


TCCSA

MONDAY, September 14, 2009 7:30 pm
Lanny Johnson of Alpha Omega Institute

Special Technical Meeting
Fibonacci Numbers Fibonacci Numbers & The Divine Proportion, The Hand of God

Northwestern College, 3003 North Snelling, Roseville MN
Totino Fine Arts Center, Room F2128 (Old F116)
For AOI Website, click HERE
For a printable PDF Poster, click HERE.

Paul tells us in Romans, chapter one, the more you look at creation, the more you're going to see God. When we study the evidence in the world around us it becomes obvious that Somebody made this universe. A look at fascinating Fibonacci numbers and the Divine Proportion are just one more example of the endless incredible design found everywhere in nature -- design that could never happen by the chance and accident of evolution. The evidence it is clear that it is "God that made the world and all things therein," (Acts 17:24a). Only the hand of God could create such marvelous wonders that we find around us!

Lanny and Marilyn Johnson are former evolutionists trained in the sciences. Creation teaching was instrumental in bringing them to a settled assurance that all of God's Word can be trusted. In 1993, God led them to join Alpha Omega Institute and establish the Children's Ministry to fortify children with the truth of the Bible and to help them avoid the pitfalls of evolution.



August 30 - September 2, 2009
Rick Oliver
of Confound The Wise

Sunday August 30th at 10:00am
"Evolution of an Evolutionist"
Calvary Chapel Saint Cloud
South Jr. High 1120 S. 15th Ave. S.

Monday August 31st at 8:00pm
"In the Beginning was Information"
Saint Cloud State University
Atwood Memorial Center in the Cascade Room

Wednesday September 2nd 7:00pm
"Faith Without Excuse"
Fellowship Bible Church
2500 Maine Prairie RD. Saint Cloud.

For his web site, click HERE



TCCSA
Fossil Hunt
Lilydale Regional Park
St. Paul Minnesota

Friday, August 21, 2009 9:00 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.
or 1:00-4:15 p.m.

Organize your group or family and contact us now. Space is limited and it will be on a first reply basis. Don & Jeri Slinger scvcia1{at}juno.com 651-430-0751. We will go rain or shine, unless there is a real heavy rain. Bring rain gear.

For more information on a printable brochure with application form, Click HERE



TCCSA

Tuesday, July 21, 2009 7:30 pm
Outstanding John Mackay Video

"Darwin on the Rocks"

Northwestern College, 3003 North Snelling, Roseville Minnesota
Room change: Riley Hall R2300/2308
For Map Click HERE
(look for #16, #18 is Totino, our usual meeting place)

For Mr. Mackay's Website, click HERE.
For a printable PDF Poster, click HERE.



The Voyage That Shook the World

Saturday July 18,2009 6:30 pm
and Sunday, 19, 9:00 am and 10:30 am

Creation Seminar
Twin Cities Bible Church
2555 Hazelwood St.
Maplewood, Minnesota 55109
For the Church Website, click HERE.
Saturday Sunday, 19, 6:00 pm
Creation Seminar
Grace Community Bible Church
Country Joe's, 22222 Dodd Blvd, Lakeville 55044
For the Church Website, click HERE.

Adventure SafarisTCCSA


Are you Ready to Dig Into History?
Don't Miss It In 2009!!
Adventure Safaris South Dakota Dig Dates for 2009
June 15th - 19th, June 22nd - 26th, June 29th - July 3rd
For Details and Registration, click HERE.


TCCSA

Thursday, June 28, 2009 9:00 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. or 1:00-4:15 p.m.
Don Slinger
Lilydale Fossil Hunt

Please arrive about 10 minutes early to finalize registration.
For Details and Registration, click HERE.


TCCSA

Tuesday, June 16, 2009 7:30 pm
Brian Young
Of Creation Instruction Association

"The Pre-Flood World"

Note Room Change!!
Northwestern College, 3003 North Snelling, Roseville MN
N2250 Nazareth Chapel (The building Nearest The Lake)


For Brian Young's Website, click HERE.
For a printable PDF Poster, click HERE.

Brian Young, a nationally known speaker and author of Doubts about Creation? Not After This!; Genesis: Yesterday's Answers to Today's Problems; Revelation: All of God's Word Revealed; and others, is the founder and director of CIA. He served as a principal and teacher of Christian schools for ten years before becoming a full time evangelist in the Creation ministry. He does jail and nursing home ministry as well as weekly street evangelism along with speaking around the country on the important issue of Creation versus evolution. His topics cover a wide range of areas in which he has done research; while at the same time, stresses Biblical Creationism as the foundation for good education and theology.

Anything but a boring lecture, the exciting, entertaining and educational approach of the Creation Instruction Association will present "Dinosaurs, The Ice-Age and the Pre-Flood World" which will answer all the basic creation questions and touch on some more in-depth topics that are commonly addressed with the creation/evolution debate. With much humor and hundreds of PowerPoint slides Brian Young will discuss the age of the earth and its implications on the Gospel, dinosaurs and their relation to the Bible and Noah's Ark, the origin of races and their intellectual abilities, possible scientific theories to explain how people could live to be 900 years old before the Flood, address inconsistencies and illogical reasonings of evolution and much more. Questions will be welcomed and various books and DVD's will be available as well.


TCCSA

Egypt
Tuesday, May 19, 2009 7:30 pm
Russ McGlenn
Mystery of the Mistreated Mummy

Northwestern College, 3003
N. Snelling, Roseville MN
Totino Fine Arts Center, Room F2128 (Old F116)
For a printable PDF Poster, click HERE.
For an article, click HERE.

In 1967 Egypt was defeated militarily by Israel in a devastating war that lasted six days. Some likened it to the victory Moses had over Pharaoh as seen in the book of Exodus. What happened to modern Egypt pales by comparison when one looks at the literary and archeological evidence of the Exodus and how many people died as a result of the plagues God brought on Egypt.

Why is there a blackout in modern literature on what happened to Egypt in the Exodus?

Why was a mummy identified by modern scholars as "Unknown Man E" described as the most unusual mummy every discovered from any period of Egyptian history?

Is this the son of the Pharaoh who died in the last plague that God sent on Egypt during the Exodus?

Is there any scientific evidence that Egypt was affected by a catastrophic event such as described in the Bible?

What happened to the Egyptian leadership and people after Moses left with the Hebrews?

Using several ancient manuscripts, archeological records, and over 75 colorful photos of Egyptian life, Russ will answer these questions and more to show evidence outside the Bible that corroborates the greatest disaster ever to affect Egypt.



ICR
Wednesday, May 13th, 7:00 P.M
Debate

Grand Canyon: Evolution or Creation
Dr. Steve Austin (ICR) vs Steve Johnson
Moderated by Radio Host, Ian Punnett
Maranatha Hall, Northwestern College
For a poster, Click HERE
For a flier, click HERE.
For Tickets at Northwestern College website, click HERE.
Admission: $10 Adults, $5 Students, $25 Family
INTERVIEWS:
KKMS AM980 radio interview May 6th at 5:00 pm CT for 60 minutes.Both Steve Austin & Steve Johnson
WCTS AM1030 Steve Austin's interview is scheduled for air on "Christianity in a Changing Culture," Wednesday, May 6th at 8:30 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. Those who miss the air broadcast can listen/download the interview at www.wctsradio.com.

NOTE: The printed Creation Bulletin said May 14 in error
THE CORRECT DATE IS MAY 13.

Steve Austin will be lecturing at Fourth Baptist Church
Wednesday, May 13th, 10:30 -11:45 am . Free-will offering.
For more information on the church lecture, contact Pastor Jim McLeish 763-417-8200 church 612-247-3980 cell
Contact Darrell Ayers for the debateisaiah312{at}aol.com or 612-521-6431


Minnesota Center for Philosophy of Science
April 24th 2009, 3:35 pm
HISTORY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY COLLOQUIUM
"Evolution and Relativism"

131 Physics building, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis Campus
Jon Marks, Department of Anthropology, University of North Carolina-Charlotte

Refreshments served in Room 216 Physics at 3:15 p.m.

In The Grammar of Science (1892), Karl Pearson explained the application of Darwinian evolutionary principles to the human species: "a capable and stalwart race of white men should replace a dark-skinned tribe which can neither utilize its land for the full benefit of mankind, nor contribute its quota to the common stock of human knowledge," and later clarified, "there is cause for human satisfaction in the replacement of the aborigines throughout America and Australia by white races of far higher civilization." This is problematic because if the choice is between genocide or creationism, the correct choice is obviously creationism. It is also problematic because if Pearson was misrepresenting Darwinism (and where were you when he laid the foundations of quantitative biology?" Job 38:4) then it undermines the credibility of other generations of scientists who also claim to speak authoritatively about evolution. Accepting that creationists seek to undermine science education in America, I will discuss the failure of biology to deal adequately with them. I will suggest that an anthropological, relativistic approach may have some value in identifying and solving some of the problems raised by the persistence of creationism. Sponsored by the Minnesota Center for Philosophy of Science

Editorial note: Creationists will be interested in how the racist implications of Darwin are rationalized.

TCCSA

Tuesday, April 21, 2009 7:30 pm
Julie VonVett
"God's Design in Weather"

Northwestern College, 3003 North Snelling, Roseville Minnesota
Totino Fine Arts Center, Room F2128 (Old F116)

Although storms, droughts and temperature extremes demonstrate the fallenness of our present world system, the design seen in weather patterns allows life to be sustained on planet earth.

Weather is more talked about than any other topic. God has arranged the weather system on the earth. There are patterns to this weather. How does a tornado form? What causes hurricanes? Why aren't raindrops larger? Science is about finding patterns and then predicting what will happen. The study of weather allows us to think God's thoughts after him.


For a printable PDF Poster, click HERE.

TCCSAMt Blanco

Joe Taylor & Mammoth
Tuesday March 17, 2009, 7:30 pm
Joe Taylor
"Fossil Facts and Fantasies"

Northwestern College, 3003 North Snelling, Roseville Minnesota
Nazareth Hall Chapel (the building closest to the lake)
To visit His WebSite, click HERE
For an autobiographical sketch of joe, click HERE.

For a printable PDF Poster, click HERE.


March 12 - 14, 2009
Bus Trip to the Kentucky Creation Museum

Lead by Jim McLeish, director of Baptists for Life and Pastor for the Golden Agers at Fourth Baptist Church. The trip is sponsored by Minnesota Association of Regular Baptist Churches.

Approx. cost $300

Check www.creationmuseum.org or www.hamptoninn.com for details

Email marbc{at}juno.com

Phone 507-893-3249


March 7, 2009, 7:30 - 9:30 pm Pacific Standard Time
A Creation Science Fellowship Webcast
Click HERE at the time of the webcast.
"Injectites: Squishy Sand and a Young Earth"
Geologist Bill Hoesch

After two years as an Exploration Geologist in Kenya, Angola, and the Congo, followed by a year and a half as a Soils Geologist in San Diego, Bill traveled to the People's Republic of China where he taught English and Geology. Later, he taught Geology and Apologetics in three private colleges in California. Bill was on staff with the Institute for Creation Research from 1999 to 2008 as a Geology Research Assistant. His many assignments included assisting in the mapping Steve Austin's nautiloid mass kill bed in the Grand Canyon, directing educational field tours, editing educational field guides, teaching, and authoring dozens of scientific articles and papers. Now with Logos Research Associates, Bill's current research is on sandstone dikes, an enigma to Uniformitarian geologists.


University of Minnesota
February 24, 2009, 7:00 pm

Dr. Roy Spencer
a leading skeptic on human-induced global warming and critic of Al Gore's propaganda techniques

Location: Room 125, Willey Hall, West Bank, U of MN

Dr. Spencer is a Principal Research Scientist at the University of Alabama. Prior to 2001, he was a Senior Scientist for Climate Studies at NASA, where he and Dr. John Christy (another global warming skeptic) received NASA's Scientific Achievement Medal for their work on global temperature monitoring.

Dr. Spencer is the author of a recent book titled Climate Confusion.
The event is being sponsored by Collegians for a Constructive Tomorrow (CFACT).


TCCSA


Tuesday, February 17, 2009 7:30 pm
Bruce Simat
"Alzheimer's Disease"

Northwestern College, 3003 North Snelling, Roseville Minnesota
Room Change -- Nazareth Hall, Yodarian Lounge
The Building next to the lake, rear of the building, up one floor from chapel

The human brain is a 100 billion-circuit computer designed far beyond the comprehension of our brain. Some nerves actually "listen to" 100 other nerves. And, we need every one of them. The perfect organization and coordinated control of such a vast array of "talking cells" cries out for a Perfect Designer.

Alzheimer's Disease (AD) results from the chemical disturbance of these nerves. Normal thinking and body functions degenerate until they completely fail; there is still no cure. You have a one-in-ten chance of getting AD when you reach age 65. By age 85, your chances are 50%!

What are the possible causes of AD? Can you reduce your chances of getting it? Can you slow up the disease? You will see photographs of the internal brain-both normal and AD. Web-links for local and national support agencies will be listed.


For a printable PDF Poster, click HERE.


TCCSA


Saturday and Sunday, February 14 & 15, 2009
Science Fair

Har Mar Mall, Roseville Minnesota
click HERE for Information



University of Minnesota
Thursday, January 29, 2009, 7:30 pm
Dinesh D'Souza and Dan Barker Debate
"Is It Reasonable to Believe in God?"

Willey Hall (University of Minnesota East Bank Campus), Room 125

Hosted by Campus Crusade, Intervarsity, and Campus Atheists, Skeptics, and Humanists (CASH).

TCCSACreation Ministries International

Tuesday January 20, 2009 7:30 pm
Jason Carlson
"Why Evolution is Incompatible with Scripture"

Theistic Evolution -- NOT!


Northwestern College, 3003 North Snelling, Roseville Minnesota
Totino Fine Arts Center, Room F2128 (Old F116)

In this message Jason will explain from God's word why the theory of evolution simply does not fit with God's record of creation, the fall, or God's plan of salvation. Using basic theological truths Jason demonstrates that for any Christian who wants to maintain a high view of Scripture, embracing the theory of evolution is just not an option.
Many Christians think that they can straddle the fence between evolution and the Bible. They do not understand the significance of what they are doing to the integrity of Scripture and the nature of God. Most of our meetings deal with the scientific evidence for creation. This one looks hard at the Biblical evidence against evolution.
For a Biography, Click HERE

To Visit Creation Ministries International Website, Click HERE.

For a printable PDF Poster, click HERE.


TCCSA


Darrow & Bryan
Tuesday, November 18, 7:30 pm, 2008
Lynn Griffin
"Inheriting the Wind: The Amazing Truth About the Scopes Trial"

Northwestern College, 3003 North Snelling, Roseville Minnesota
Totino Fine Arts Center, Room F2128 (Old F116)

1. Before the Beginning

11. All the Monkeys in the Barrel

111. The Eight Days of Creation

1V. Inheriting Four Strong Winds

Educational and theological struggles symbolized by the Scopes Trial of 1925 have never been more timely than today. Most of the issues of 1925 are the same ones debated today:

The teaching of theory as fact;
Non public discussion of conflicting points of view;
Separation of church and/or from state;
Conservative versus liberal (modernism) Christianity;
Young earth versus old earth;
Reliability of the Bible as fact; and,
Did death precede sin, or, sin precede death?

Yet the actual Scopes trial dealt with none of the above issues in a straight forward manner.

The trial legend is far more myth than reality
Press reports did not report the actual trial
Good guys and bad guys are hard to tell apart
(20 lawyers in one room can be confusing)
Creation/evolution issues were hardly discussed at all
Defendant John Scopes was the Prosecutor's best friend
Scopes never taught Evolution in the Dayton High School
The jury missed 90% of the trial
The Broadway Play and "Inherit" movies are not factual

The actual trial was nothing like the news reports and the movie was fiction.
Yet it marked the opening salvo of the ACLU's attack on truth by way of media manipulation.

For a printable PDF Poster, click HERE.


December 2008, No TCCSA Meeting
Enjoy Christmas with your family


Answers in GenesisDavid Menton
November 16, 2008, 9:30 am and 1:00 pm
David Menton
"Creation or Evolution:
Does It Really Matter?"

9:30 am Berea Lutheran Church, Inver Grove Heights MN (9308 Rich Valley Blvd.)
For a map, Click HERE.
1:00 pm Grace Lutheran Church, Fridley MN (460 75th Ave NE)
For a map, Click HERE.
For a Poster/Flier, Click HERE
For Dr. Menton's Bio, click HERE


Alpha Omega Institute
October 30 - November 9, 2008
Dave and Mary Jo Nutting
of Alpha Omega Institute
Will be In Minnesota
For More Information, Click HERE.



Friday November 7, 2008 7:00 pm
(Lecture 3)

Russ Arndts
Einstein and Relativity

Northwestern College, 3003 North Snelling, Roseville MN
Riley Hall, 2300 (2nd floor)
For a map of the Campus, click High Resolution or Low Resolution

Russ writes:
Session 3: In this session, a brief review of special relativity and its weaknesses will be covered. The staggering assumptions needed to finish special relativity and to give birth to general relativity will be evaluated. The assumptions needed to make relativity work cast reasonable doubt on special and general relativity. Science and our culture suffer from an uncritical acceptance of these assumptions.

All--99%, at least--of the world's physicists praise Einstein. Certainly, this universal confirmation must make what I say nonsense. Since we have all been through studies of evolution, we understand that eyes are blinded to the weaknesses of evolution because with the alternative, man must face GOD.

I believe, that the only reason that relativity can survive is that it is the basis of the current theory that avoids the clear data.


Friday October 24, 2008 7:00 pm
and Friday November 7

Russ Arndts
Einstein and Relativity

Northwestern College, 3003 North Snelling, Roseville MN
Youderian Lounge (3rd floor) in Nazareth Hall

Russ writes:
I am having great fun in these two series of lectures. Sessions II and III are each an attack on Einsteinian relativity. I am proud that people who think "outside the box" are the ones that will come to hear me. Because you think for yourself, YOU SHOULD ask the question, how can Russ dare challenge the greatest physicist of the 20th Century. (After all, Russ cut pulp with a Swede saw for tuition to a teachers college and only barely received his doctorate from a 5th rate graduate school.)

All--99%, at least--of the world's physicists praise Einstein. Certainly, this universal confirmation must make what I say nonsense. Since we have all been through studies of evolution, we understand that eyes are blinded to the weaknesses of evolution because with the alternative, man must face GOD.

I believe, that the only reason that relativity can survive is that it is the basis of the current theory that avoids the clear data.


TCCSA


Tuesday, October 21, 7:30 pm, 2008
Ian Juby
and his
Travelling Creation Museum: "God's Little Creation"

Northwestern College, 3003 North Snelling, Roseville Minnesota
N2250 Nazareth Chapel

Mr. Juby travels the continent with his mobile creation museum.
His talk will be geared towards children but informative for all ages

See His Very Interesting Web Site at www.ianjuby.org

For a bio, click HERE.


For a printable PDF Poster, click HERE.


About his talk, he says this:
"I never do the same talk twice really, however, with the children's talk, it's pretty predictable where I'll go:

-Scientific laws (biogenesis, second law of thermodynamics - yup, I kid you not); frog prince, frog in a blender -what is science?

-both evolution and creation are outside of the realm of science, so how can we scientifically tell which one is correct?

- The scientific tool of Intelligent design which even children use -information -Noah's ark and the dinosaurs

I might also touch on:
-living fossils (can be a good 15 minute talk alone) -fast fossils -complexity of life (i.e., the ammonite) -dinosaurs and humans in modern times."



U of Minnesota
Friday, October 17,2:30 pm
31 Rapson Hall, University of Minnesota
Jeremy Kasdin, Princeton University
"Are We Alone? Imaging Extrasolar Earthlike Planets from Space"


Nothing has captured the human imagination more than the prospect of life outside our own solar system. We are incredibly fortunate that our generation may for the first time get a peek at other worlds, an opportunity to search for life outside our own neighborhood. NASA is currently engaged in a series of mission studies, one of which is being led from Princeton, for a large space observatory to image extrasolar earthlike planets. Such an observatory could be launched as early as the next decade; it will search for terrestrial planets in the habitable zone of roughly 150 nearby stars and characterize them for the potential to harbor life. It will culminate 20 years of indirect planet finding with the first direct image of an extrasolar Earthlike planet. This talk will discuss the recent history of planet finding methods and two concepts being studied at Princeton for a planet finding space telescope, an internal coronagraph and an external occulter. An internal coronagraph uses specially designed masks in the optical train of the telescope, combined with deformable mirrors and a wavefront control system, to attenuate the light from the star and make the companion planet visible. An external occulter is a large screen (roughly 50 m in diameter) flying far from the telescope (about 72,000 km). The occulter blocks the starlight from entering the telescope while letting the planet light through. I'll describe the technologies behind these two methods and our progress in both mission design and laboratory verification.


Geocentricity
Friday, Oct. 3rd 2008 7:00 pm
Russ Arndts
first of his 3 2-hr sessions on
"Geocentricity"

Northwestern College, 3003 North Snelling, Roseville MN
Riley Hall room 2300 (2nd floor)
(Riley is across the street from Totino Fine Arts Center)
You don't have to believe in Geocentricity to attend.
His book will be available for $15.
For more information see www.geocentricity.com/


Creation Moments

Saturday, September 20
CANCELLED
8:00 am -- 3:30 pm (lunch included)
Third Annual
Creation Moments Creation Conference

"Stand Strong for Creation Science"


The battle between creation and evolution and between theism and atheism rages more fiercely than ever as prominent evolutionists like Richard Dawkins viciously attack the Bible and those who believe in a Creator. Are you prepared to defend your beliefs? Get ready to stand strong for creation science -- and for God -- by attending this year's Creation Moments Creation Conference!

* Two presentations from Ian Taylor -- the voice of Creation Moments
* Presentations by Mark Cadwallader, Dr. Donald Clark and others
* Book signings by Ian Taylor and Mark Cadwallader
* Book tables with conference-only pricing
* Lunch included at no extra charge


WHERE: Bethlehem Baptist Church
5151 Program Ave.
Mounds View, Minnesota

WHO SHOULD ATTEND:

* Christians who want to be able to defend the Christian worldview
* Students who want to hear what they won't be taught at school
* Atheists, agnostics and Darwinists who want to examine the evidence on both sides of the issue

COST TO ATTEND

Cost is just $25, including lunch. Register online at creationmoments.com or call 1-800-422-4253 for more information.

SPECIAL DISCOUNTS

* Church Discount -- 10% off when 5 or more register together
* Bethlehem Baptist Church Discount -- 10% discount for our host church
* Student Discount -- 10% off registration fee

TWO EASY WAYS TO REGISTER

1. Click here to register online

2. Or call 1-800-422-4253


TCCSACreation Moments


Feathered Dinosaur
Tuesday, September 16, 7:30 pm, 2008
Ian Taylor of Creation Moments
"Feathered Dinosaurs: Fact or Fiction"

Northwestern College, 3003 North Snelling, Roseville Minnesota
Totino Fine Arts Center, Room F2128 (Old F116)

Those fascinating dinosaurs! The media make pronouncements that are accepted by the public as revealed truth, not knowing all the behind-the-scenes uncertainty. Often a scientist makes a cautious, nuanced pronouncement, suitable for a refereed journal that will be read by specialists who know the limitations of the findings. An awestruck reporter turns it into a "story" worthy of headlines. The most publicized recent feathered dinosaur was Archaeoraptor. An artist's reconstruction was featured on the cover of National Geographic with pictures of the slab containing the fossil inside the issue. When the counter slab was located showing that feathers had been added, proving it to be a fraud, National Geographic published an obscure retraction, hidden in the back of an issue, stating that the fossil was "a composite."

Beside this, the findings of blood cells and elastic tissue, unfossilized, in T Rex bone marrow, shows clearly that dinosaurs were around thousands of years ago and could not have been extinct for 65 million years.

It seems that all dinosaur reconstructions now feature feathers. How strong is the case? If you already believe that dinosaurs evolved into birds, then every frayed collagen fiber and every feather, that might actually be a true bird feather buried near a dinosaur, will be accepted as confirmation. Mr. Taylor, author of In the Minds of Men and Executive Director of Creation Moments is the author and voice of their radio program.




For a printable PDF Poster, click HERE.
For Mr. Taylor's complete itinerary, with changes, Click HERE.





TCCSA
Thursday, September 11, 2008 9:00 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. (call for availability) or 1:00-4:15 p.m. (call for availability)

Fossil Hunt
Lilydale Regional Park
St. Paul Minnesota

Organize your group or family and contact us now. Space is limited and it will be on a first reply basis. Don & Jeri Slinger scvcia1{at}juno.com 651-430-0751. We will go rain or shine, unless there is a real heavy rain. Bring rain gear.

For more information on a printable brochure with application form, Click HERE




Creation Camp
August 4 - 8, 2008
Monday - Thursday 9:00 - 12:00
Friday Fossil dig 8:45 - 2:30
Creation Camp
at New Hope Church
For More Information, Click HERE.
of call 763-536-3251



CSFICR
ICC


August 3-7, 2008
International Conference on Creationism
Pittsburgh, PA
Maybe you Can Still Get In!!

Radisson Greentree Hotel

For More Information, Click HERE


No TCCSA Meeting in August
Enjoy God's Creation

July 18, 2008
Creation Research, Science Education Foundation extended the deadline that scholarship applications had to be received by us.

The new date was July 18, 2008. WSatch for it next year. If you know of a promising young person who will be attending college this Fall, and has plans for utilizing the message of Creation in his/her chosen career, then they will want to fill out our application form and mail. There are two scholarships available worth $1000 each.
You may print a copy of the application form by following the link on our web site at www.worldbydesign.org


TCCSA

Tuesday, July 15, 7:30 pm, 2008
Powerful Video
By the late Dr. James Kennedy

"Darwin's Deadly Legacy"

Northwestern College, 3003 North Snelling, Roseville Minnesota
Totino Fine Arts Center, F2128 (Old Room 116)

PG Rated: Contains Scenes of the Holocaust
The social consequences of Darwin's theory are something that evolutionists would like to sweep under the rug. But everything from predatory capitalism to the holocaust can be traced to the intellectual foundation of evolution. Marx and Mao took their inspiration from the idea of inevitable progress -- especially if obstacles, such as millions of opponents, can be removed. Youth who are told to "make something of their lives" by teachers who also tell them that they are accidental members of an accidental species are only being logical if they resort to hedonism or even suicide.

This groundbreaking documentary from Dr. Kennedy and Coral Ridge Ministries, looks into the chilling social impact of Darwin's theory of evolution -- and the mounting evidence that Darwin had it wrong on the origin of life.

This 60 minute special featuring Ann Coulter, author of Godless; Richard Weikart, author of From Darwin to Hitler, Lee Strobel, author of The Case for a Creator; Jonathan Wells, author of Icons of Evolution; Phillip Johnson, author of Darwin on Trial; Michael Behe, author of Darwin's Black Box, and Ian Taylor, author of In the Minds of Men will show why evolution is a bad idea that should be discarded into the dustbin of history.


For a preview, click HERE.


For a printable PDF Poster, click HERE.


TCCSA
Fossil Hunt
Lilydale Regional Park
St. Paul Minnesota

Saturday, June 28, 9:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.(FULL)
Sunday, July 20, 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. (FULL) and Thursday, September 11, 2008 9:00 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. (2 spaces left) or 1:00-4:15 p.m. (SPACE AVAILABLE)

Organize your group or family and contact us now. Space is limited and it will be on a first reply basis. Don & Jeri Slinger scvcia1{at}juno.com 651-430-0751. We will go rain or shine, unless there is a real heavy rain. Bring rain gear.

For more information on a printable brochure with application form, Click HERE


NW college
Friday, June 20, 7:30 pm, 2008
Dr. Clyde Billington
"Social Darwinism"

Northwestern College, 3003 North Snelling, Roseville Minnesota
Room 2300 of Riley Hall

For a map of the Campus, click High Resolution or Low Resolution
A talk by concerrning the impact of social Darwinism, that is on the effects of evolutionary ideas on our culture.
There will be a question and answer period following the presentations.
For more information call 651-307-6375 or 952-933-4770.
There is no charge or registration necessary.

TCCSA
Tuesday, June 17, 7:30 pm, 2008
Neil Smith
"Following the Evidence"

Northwestern College, 3003 North Snelling, Roseville Minnesota
Nazareth Hall Chapel (The Building Near The Lake)

DetectiveFollow the Evidence: When evolutionists say that the "evidence proves" their theory, are they correct?

What exactly is "evidence"? "Proof"? "Truth"? What are "facts"? Take a look at how a criminal investigator collects, collates and evaluates evidence in our system of jurisprudence, and how that evidence is treated in a trial. Examine the use of logic, both inductive and deductive, and the application of sound reasoning.

What would convince you that evolution is true? What would convince you that intelligent design is true?
For a printable PDF Poster, click HERE.


Revolution Against Evolution
JUNE 6-7-8, 2008
REVOLUTION AGAINST EVOLUTION CONFERENCE
Roscommon MI
Ralph A. MacMullan DNR Conference Center
Click HERE To Visit Their Website



TCCSA

Tuesday, May 20, 7:30 pm, 2008
Russ McGlenn
"'Peak Oil:' Are We Running Out Of Oil
And Does God Care?"

Northwestern College, 3003 North Snelling, Roseville Minnesota
Totino Fine Arts Center, Room 116

For the environmental movement, besides climate change and overpopulation, oil shortage takes a prominent place in their list of crises. And if you think that oil takes millions of years to form and the earth can only be saved by enlightened human beings, then the cause might be reasonable, although probably hopeless. Russ McGlenn will show that hope comes only from a very different direction and a perspective so old that it seems radical.

What does the scientific evidence say? Are we running out of oil? Will wind and solar power replace coal, oil and nuclear power? Is "peak oil" a real issue or a worldview problem?

The Biblical view is that God has provided enough energy to last until Christ's return. We are charged with stewardship of the earth but also told that most of all, God loves people and provides for their needs. Utopian ideas that increase the suffering of "the least of these" cannot be God’s will.

For An Article on the Origin of Oil, Click HERE
For an Article on Oil Being Made Today, Click HERE


Opened April 18 in Theaters Nationwide
A New Movie About Censorship Of Intelligent Design


Expelled

Click HERE for the movie website.

Click HERE for a theater locator.

The propaganda machine is churning.
See an anti "Expelled" website HERE Note that they produce a scene that parallels the movie with a woman writing on the blackboard. It turns out that she was fired because she could not "stay neutral on creationism". This is supposed to indicate that those who favor evolution are just as persecuted as those who favor intelligent design. Yet open-mindedness is the hallmark of a good teacher and the teaching of only one side is indoctrination.

For Dinesh D'Souza's take, click HERE

Click HERE for a response from Answers in Genesis.

For another response and interaction, click HERE.

For letters from a Minnesota teacher to a columnist who defends Myers, see P.Z. Myers and "Expelled"

For Chuck Colson's Response to the Critics, Click HERE.

For the preview controversy, click HERE



MacLaurin Institute
April 18, 2:30 pm
"The Talpiot Graves: Do They Contain the Bones of Jesus?"
Dr. Ben Witherington
Asbury Theological Seminary Professor of New Testament Interpretation
New Location
University of Minnesota, Smith Hall, Room 231


Contact pete{at}maclaurin.org or call 612-378-1935
Or Visit www.MacLaurin.org


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Tuesday, April 15, 7:30 pm, 2008
Richard Broadberry
(Co-Author of God's Promise to the Chinese)
"The Genesis Record In Ancient Chinese Characters"
The Historicity Of Genesis Confirmed By Analysis Of Oldest Continuously Used System Of Writing

Northwestern College, 3003 North Snelling, Roseville Minnesota
Totino Fine Arts Center, Room 116

Biography

Richard Broadberry has spent many years in Taiwan and Mainland China working in the field of Transfusion Medicine as a Biomedical Scientist. He has published almost 100 articles in that field. In addition, he is co-author of several books detailing how the ancient Chinese worshiped the same God as the ancient Hebrew people. He is married to Maggie and they are proud parents of 2 beautiful adopted Chinese daughters with a third one on the way.

Summary of talk

The original religion of China was a belief in the God of the Bible. For more than 4000 years the Emperor of China annually offered animal sacrifices to the Creator God of the Universe whom the Chinese called 'ShangDi' or 'Heaven'. This sacrifice pointed to the death of the coming Saviour, God's Son Jesus Christ, who gave His life for the sins of the world on a wooden cross. 'The Border Sacrifice' as this ceremony came to be called, was discontinued in 1911 when the last Emperor of China was deposed.

In addition, a more recent discovery is that the ancient Chinese writing contains the same historical record as detailed in the early chapters of Genesis, the first book of the Hebrew Scriptures.

Mr. Broadberry is a Trustee of CSM (Creation Science Movement), Portsmouth UK. CSM, originally the Evolution Protest Movement, is the oldest Creation Organisation in the world.

For a printable PDF Poster, click HERE.

Mr. Broadberry will also be speaking at China Outreach Ministries
(in Mandarin Chinese) on Saturday, April 12
See their website for details: www.comumn.org



MacLaurin Institute
March 28, 2008, 7:00 pm
Second Annual Faith and Environment Lecture
"Troubling Questions in Conservation Biology: Do Values and Purpose Matter in Biodiversity Conservation?"
Dr. Fred Van Dyke

Wheaton College Professor of Field Biology
33 McNeal Hall, Univerity of Minnesota St. Paul Campus

Contact sarajoy{at}maclaurin.org, or call 612-378-1935
Or Visit www.MacLaurin.org



Tuesday March 25th 2008 6:00pm - 8:00pm
CREATION SCIENCE DISCUSSION GROUP
North Regional Library
Lowry Ave & Fremont Ave No.
North Minneapolis

For those interested,
we will go to Broadway Pizza
(Broadway & the River) after the meeting
Group Leader: Darrell Ayers

Don't have time to read the Creation magazines you've subscribed to?
Come and learn the contents of the following: ICR Acts & Facts, Creation Research Society Quarterly, Creation Matters, Creation (Australia), Journal of Creation (Australia, formerly Creation Technical Journal or TJ), Answers (Ken Ham, Answers in Genesis), Creation Illustrated.

For more information contact Daryl at isaiah312{at}aol.com
or 612-521-6431 or visit NPC website


TCCSA
Tuesday, March 18, 7:30 pm, 2008
Bruce Malone
Man's Ancestor?
"Monkey Business - The History and Status of Man's Ancestor"

Northwestern College, 3003 North Snelling, Roseville Minnesota
Totino Fine Arts Center, Room 116

Why does almost every report on the latest "human ancestor fossil" include the sentence: "This causes major rethinking of human ancestry"? No other area of science seems to need to much rewriting with each subsequent discovery. Just how scientific and objective are the conclusions that get reported in museums, textbooks, and popular magazines? Who is this elusive apeman?

The talk reveals how this subject is the perfect opening for talking to Christians and non-Christians alike about Biblical reality, why they can trust the Biblical view of history, and their need for a Savior. From the latest fossil finds to the historical blunders, this talk shows how the misinterpretation of Genesis has had a domino effect leading even Christians to accept outrageous "ape-fool-ary" which undermines the Christian faith.



For a printable PDF Poster, click HERE.



Jeannette Helfinstine

Our sympathies to Bob Helfinstine and family on the death of his wife Jeanette Helfinstine on March 5, 2008. We grieve at our loss, but also rejoice at her gain for she is in the presence of the Lord Jesus Christ Whom she loved and served so faithfully.



TCCSA


Tuesday, February 19, 7:30 pm, 2008
Dr. Bruce Simat
"Mad Cow Disease (Human Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease):
Can ducks and venison turn my brain into a sponge?"

Northwestern College, 3003 North Snelling, Roseville Minnesota
Totino Fine Arts Center, Room 116

This devastating disease, which destroys the brain, is caused by the abnormal folding of a protein. It is a perfect example of the incredible complexity of life and why random changes cannot improve it. If we have trouble refolding a map, how can time and chance perform the intricate folding necessary for the three dimensional structure and function of this relatively small protein. And it is only one of at least 30 thousand proteins necessary for life, many of them far more complex.



For a printable PDF Poster, click HERE.


TCCSA

2008 Home School Science Fair
February 16 & 17, 2008
Har Mar Mall, Snelling & County Road B
Roseville Minnesota

To See Randomly Selected Pictures Of the 2008 Fair
Click HERE
For More Information, Click HERE



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Tuesday, January 15, 7:30 pm, 2008
Julie Von Vett
"The Ice Age and Mammoths"

Northwestern College, 3003 North Snelling, Roseville Minnesota
Totino Fine Arts Center, Room 116
Where does the ice age fit with a Biblical worldview? Was there many or just one? Where do mammoths fit in? What was man doing at this time? These questions and much more will be answered.

Julie Von Vett has been teaching creation science at homeschool co-ops. This year's theme has been Geology and Creation. Next year's lessons will be on weather and astronomy.

If you are interested in having Julie speak at your co-op or church contact her at 651-464-4361 or vonvett{at}juno.com.

For a list of topics, see our Speakers Page

For a printable PDF Poster, click HERE.


Media Angels

Jill Whitlock


We have been informed of the sudden death of Jill Whitlock on December 29, 2007
at age 57 in Ft. Meyers Florida.

She was an author, home educator and speaker on creation topics. Jill was the first female geologist in Denver and the third ever trained at Texas A & M University. A former evolutionary geologist, she had for the past 18 years applied her expertise in studying, compiling and communicating information on Creation Science. She home schooled her own children and providied excellent resources for other home schoolers including the website Media Angels.) She served on the staff of Creation Studies Institute, www.creationstudies.org headed by Tom DeRosa and affiliated with James Kennedy's Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church. She was co-author of Creation teaching books on Science, Astronomy, Anatomy, Geology and more.

Jill Whitlock originally believed that evolution was the way life and the world began. She was trained as an evolutionist and worked as a geologist for 10 years after graduating from Texas A & M University. She worked as a Chief Well Log Analyst for the Rocky Mountain Region and as Senior Staff Exploration Geologist for an oil company in Denver, Colorado. Jill accepted the Lord Jesus Christ as Savior in December 1983 and began praying and studying about the creation vs evolution question. The Lord was faithful and brought many people into her path who started her on the way to becoming a Flood Geologist and a young earth Creationist. She will be greatly missed but the materials she produced will be a lasting legacy as she rests in the presence of her Creator.


Evergreen Community Church Bloomington

Discover Your Origin Series
at Evergreen Community Church Bloomington
Sundays: 9:15 to 10:30 AM
November 11, 2007 What is the "Best" Evidence that God Created?
November 18, 2007 Six Days & the Eisegesis Problem
November 25, 2007 The Ice Age: Only the Bible Explains It
December 2, 2007 The Bible explains Dinosaurs and Millions of Years
To go to the church website, click HERE.



Ed WatchDiscovery Institute
Saturday, December 1st
9 am to 12
Dr. John G. West
"Darwin's 'Evolution Revolution': Its Impact on Science, Education, Crime/Punishment, Poverty, Business, and Life & Death Issues"

Christ Presbyterian Church, Room 204, Edina, Minnesota (At Highway 100 and 70th St.)

Cost $15; Register by calling 612.789.8811, ext. 204 or email mary{at}mfc.org.

The Darwininian worldview has impacted critical areas of life, including education, politics, and the study of science with its "evolving" standards of right and wrong, an "evolving constitution," and the stifling of free speech. The National Science Education Standards and the Benchmarks for Science Literacy from the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) require teaching evolution as "a unifying concept for science." What is the impact of stifling genuine academic and scientific criticism of Darwin in the classroom and in the fields of science, history, civics, geography, and sex education?

Dr. John G. West is a senior fellow at the Discovery Institute and associate director of the institute's Center for Science and Culture. Formerly the chairman of the Department of Political Science and Geography at Seattle Pacific University, West holds a Ph.D. in government from Claremont Graduate University and is the author or editor of several books, including Darwin's Conservatives: The Misguided Quest and The Politics of Revelation and Reason. He has been interviewed frequently by the national media, including Time, Newsweek, and the New York Times, and has appeared on CNN, Fox News, and C-SPAN.

Dr. West is regularly interviewed by the newsmedia on science education policy issues involving evolution and intelligent design, and his comments have been featured in such publications as Time, Newsweek, The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, USA Today, and the Associated Press. He has also appeared on Fox News, CNN, and C-SPAN, and his articles have been published by USA Today, The Dallas Morning News, The Indianapolis Star, The St. Louis Post-Dispatch, National Review Online, FoxNews.com, Policy Review, and many other publications.


TCCSA              Faith Search


Tuesday, November 20, 7:30 pm
Don Bierle
"Revealing the Fingerprints of God in Creation and History"

Northwestern College, 3003 North Snelling, Roseville Minnesota
Totino Fine Arts Center, Room 116

Evidence for the existence of God can be seen in the natural world and in history. Can these be persuasive to the professional community? Are they of any help to lead unbelievers to consider faith in Jesus Christ? The focus of this presentation is on a strategy for integrating these fingerprints of God in the service of evangelism.

Dr. Bierle holds M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in the life sciences and an M.A. in New Testament Studies. An academic dean and college professor for nearly 25 years, he is skilled at communicating complex subjects in a clear, original, and fascinating way.

See his website at www.faithsearch.org



For a printable PDF Poster, click HERE.


Minnesota Association of Scholars
Opening Friday October 26 Followed By 15 Showings
"Indoctrinate-U"
Sponsored By Minnesota Association of Scholars

Midwest premiere of Evan Coyne Maloney's exciting new documentary about political correctness on America's college campuses
Oak Street Cinema, Oak Street and Washington Avenue, Minneapolis
To Watch Movie Trailer, Click HERE
For Times and Details, E-mail Ken Doyle KenDoyle{at}umn.edu or watch movie listings
Although the trailer does not indicate that suppression of intelligent design is addressed, the principle of censorship is.



Alpha Omega Institute
October 30- Nov 3, 2007
University of Minnesota and Maranatha. Dave and Mary Jo Nutting
Alpha Omega Institute
Description of Presentations:

Oct 30: Blind Chance or Intelligent Design? Was Darwin Wrong? (Dave & Mary Jo Nutting)
Smith Hall 331 (U of M) @ 7:00pm

Are the traditional "proofs" of evolution really evidence of time, chance, and natural processes, or is there a better explanation? Former evolutionary college instructors examine the evidence and show why they switched. This beautifully illustrated program helps you ask the right questions and not be taken in by "accepted" scientific dogma. A time of Q and A will follow the presentation.

Oct 31: It's a War Out There! Fossils, Strata, and Worldviews (Dave Nutting) Maranatha Christian Church - 315 10th Ave. SE. Mminneapolis 55414 at 7:00pm

There is a battle of worldviews raging in this country and these ideas have consequences. In this lively, fully-illustrated presentation, a former evolutionist shows why he believes the fossils present devastating evidence against evolution. He teaches participants how to ask the right questions, identify underlying assumptions, and recognize the logical implications of their beliefs. A time of Q & A will follow the presentation.

Nov 1: It's About Time! -- A Creationist View of Geology and Time (Dave Nutting) Smith Hall 331 (University of Minnesota) at 7:00pm

Are those rocks really that old? Join geologist, Dave Nutting, as he leads you on a virtual field trip through the American west and other parts of the world.

Enjoy fantastic scenery while gaining insight into the story behind the rocks. Dave will share from research and field study how deep canyons, giant ripple marks, massive gravel deposits, enormous "now dry" waterfalls, and other fascinating features all point to catastrophic floods in the not-so-distant past. After this visual tour, you will see geology and traditional age-dating methods through different eyes! This entertaining, fast-paced, and informative presentation is Dave's "hot button." A time of Q & A will follow the presentation.

Nov 2: Dinosaurs and the Bible ? Jurassic Park or Genesis Ark? (Dave Nutting) Smith Hall 331 (University of Minnesota) at 7:00pm

Ancient artwork and artifacts from around the world depict creatures that look like dinosaurs. Did these ancient artists base their artwork on dinosaurs they had actually seen? Join "Dinosaur Dave" Nutting as he paints a new view of dinosaurs -- one usually not taught in museums, schools, or books. Using vivid color visuals, Dave presents the evidence and a view of dinosaurs that is actually consistent with the Bible. Bring your skeptical friends!

Nov 3: Stand Firm and Advance

Maranatha Christian Church - 315 10th Ave. SE. Mpls. 55414 @ 7:00pm

The evidence is on the side of the Christian. So what are you going to do with it? Scripture tells us to "not be taken captive by philosophy," to "stand firm," and to "be ready to make a defense." We need to pay close attention to theses passages, however, the Bible also encourages us to go on the offensive, ie to take ground. Using many high quality visuals and drawing on lessons from nature, and his experiences as a creation speaker for more than 25 years, Dave gives insights into how to proceed so that the "Gates of Hell shall not prevail."

Speaker Bios (Dave and Mary Jo Nutting)

Dave Nutting is the co-founder and director of Alpha Omega Institute. AOI is an organization with a mission to teach the evidence of creation and its relevance throughout the world. Dave has been giving creation seminars at churches, universities, public and private schools for over 20 years. Dave is a former evolutionist who "evolved" into a creationist after studying the scientific issues. Before establishing AOI, Dave taught in high schools and several colleges including Mesa State College and Sheldon Jackson College. Dave holds advanced degrees in mathematics and in geology. His presentations are noted for quality visuals and for his practical, easy to follow, approach.

Mary Jo Nutting is the co-founder and assistant director of Alpha Omega Institute. Together with her husband, Dave, she has traveled and taught creation for over 20 years. Mary Jo has an M.S. degree in biology, with a heavy concentration in science education. She has taught at the high school and college level and is an excellent communicator.


Institute for Creation ResearchReasons to Believe
Saturday, October 27, 3:00 pm


Young Earth vs Old Earth Debate
John Baumgardner of Institute for Creation Research
vs Fazele Rana of Reasons to Believe
North Central University Main Auditorium, 910 Elliot Ave. Minneapolis, MN 55404
For Details, Click HERE



TCCSA


DaVinci
Tuesday, October 16, 7:30 pm
Eugene Sattler
"The Marvels of the Human Body"

Northwestern College, 3003 North Snelling, Roseville MN
Totino Fine Arts Center
Room 116

For A Copy Of Dr. Sattler's Newsletter, With An Article On This Subject, Click HERE


For a printable PDF Poster, click HERE.


Creation Moments

Saturday, September 22, 8:30 am - 12:30 pm
Ian Taylor

"Thousands - Where Did The Billions Come From?"

also, Ventriloquist Sharon Gore with Behemoth
"Why Teach Creation"
a resource class for parents
Elizabeth Borst
"Gap Theory"
AND MORE!
Lunch and Discussion following the program
Zimmerman Evangelical Free Church

For a full program, click HERE.


TCCSA
Jerry Roth


I was informed on September 23 by phone from Jerry Roth's son that Jerry died in a plane crash in McMinn County, Tennessee. Jerry is a former president and board member of TCCSA. One of Jerry's hobbies was flying an ultra-light two seat aircraft, a Kolb MK2, which he had built himself. He was alone in the aircraft when it crashed on Saturday, September 22. He was 72.

The FAA preliminary statement indicated a strong possibility that he died before the crash. Witnesses said the plane went straight down. His plane had an emergency parachute in case of problems, and it was not used. Jerry had used it once while living here in Minnesota, and he said it resulted in a nice soft landing.

Pray for his family.

Bob Helfinstine

TCCSA


Wednesday, September 19, 6:30 - 9:00 pm
Dr. Charles (Bill) Lucas

(by speaker phone & powerpoint presentation)
"Classical vs Modern Physics:
A New Classical Theory of Everything"

Roseville City Hall, Council Chambers
Co. Rd C one block west of Lexington Ave.
For Directions, click HERE.


* For those who accept the standard theory (Einstein) see what you're "up against"
* For those who are interested in the religious/philosophical implications of modern physics
* For those interested in learning the superiority of classical physics

Suggested donation $3.00

Dr. Lucas writes:
For the PowerPoint presentation I will display my derived universal force law, describe the derivation of the force of gravity from it and show the resulting formulas for gravity with some new terms never previously seen in the scientific literature. Then I will describe the implications of the new theory of gravity including the notion of gravity decay and the new terms. Next I will present a lot of data (expansion of the earth, planets, and moons, Hubble's law, quantizied redshifts, universal decay of redshifts, etc.) that appears to confirm the new theory of decaying gravity and show that the additional new terms are fully supported by astronomical data and lead to the quantization of gravity. Finally I will show the implications of the decay of gravity for global warming, the origin of Noah's flood, the receding of the waters of the flood, the division of the continents, and the future melting of the continents and burning up of the works of man. Also I will point out the origin of rain, clouds, rainbow, smaller animals and plants today compared to preflood, shorter lifespans today compared to preflood, etc.

I have made great progress in my theory of gravity. I can now explain the Tulley-Fisher relationship for the luminosity of spiral galaxies, the observed quantization of the luminosity of spiral galaxies, the velocity of outer stars in spiral galaxies, and the size of spiral galaxies reminiscent of Bode's Law , and the Modified Newtonian Dynamics (MOND) to explain the high outer rotation velocities of spiral galaxies instead of using dark matter and dark energy. The electrodynamic theory of gravity has far outstripped Newton's Universal Theory of Gravitation and Einstein's General Relativity Theory. Best regards,

Darrell Ayers, Program organizer, isaiah312{at}aol.com, 612-521-6431



TCCSA


Tuesday, September 18, 7:30 pm
Russ McGlenn
"Global Warming: Fact or Fiction"

Northwestern College, 3003 North Snelling, Roseville Minnesota
Totino Fine Arts Center, Room 116


For a printable PDF Poster, click HERE.

For more on Russ McGlenn, click "Meet Russ McGlenn".


For An Article by Edward Blick, excerpted by Bill Overn,
Click HERE and HERE.

If you listen to the news, it sounds like you should sell your snowmobile and winter clothes. You should expect relatives to move in from the west or east coast because the sea is rising. But wait just a moment. What does the Bible say about all this? Is Global Warming the beginning of God's judgment? What does science really say about rising oceans? Is Al Gore right in his movie "Inconvenient Truth?" Russ McGlenn has done extensive research on the issues and will help you sort it out with his colorful, fact based power point presentation.

What You Have Heard Pre-Quiz

1. T or F A large number of glaciers are retreating.
2. T or F We are getting more hurricanes every year.
3. T or F Humans are causing Global Warming.
4. T or F Deserts are growing larger each year.
5. T or F The next 50 years more animals will become extinct because of humans.
6. T or F Absolute sea level is known in the Pacific Ocean?
7. T or F In most of Antarctica, glaciers are getting smaller.
8. The evening weatherman tells you that it will be warm and sunny 10 days from now. Would you believe it?
(Rate your belief level below)
Do not believe 1 2 3 4 5 Believe
9. How about if he told you the weather report for 100 years from now. Would you believe it?
Do not believe 1 2 3 4 5 Believe


IntervarsityEmmanuel


Wednesday, August 22, 2007, 6:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
"Creational Evangelism Workshop:
The Creation Narrative in Modern Evangelism"
Calvary Evangelical Lutheran Church
(431 Hamline Avenue South, Saint Paul, MN 55105)

Emmanuel Mennonite Church (Saint Paul, MN) and InterVarsity Christian Fellowship will be co-hosting a 3-1/2 hour workshop focused on the use of the Biblical creation narratives in evangelism. Speakers will be sharing from both theological as well as missional perspectives. In addition to these presenters, there will be a roundtable discussion, internet forums, and a time set aside for networking with other ministers.

Presenters: Mathew Swora, Pastor: Emmanuel Mennonite Church
Philip Friesen, Campus Minister: Stadium Village Church (University of MN)
Rick Mattson, Regional Director: InterVarsity Christian Fellowship
George Sawyer: Independent Scholar

For updated information or to RSVP, contact George J. Sawyer III at 612.743.5253 or gsawyer{at}thetomb.org.


Meetup
Wednesday, August 1, 7:00 PM
The South Metro Philosophy Meetup Group
"Non-Dualism, can you pit Buddhism against Quantum Physics?
Or do they say the same thing?"

Betsy's Back Porch Coffee
5447 Nicollet Ave, Minneapolis, MN
Minneapolis , MN 55419

Website: http://philosophy.meetup.com/181/calendar/6045154/

When we observe anything, we change it on a sub-atomic level - so everything is inseparable thought. If everything is oneness as quantum physics and Buddhism say duality is a myth - and nothing that exists can but be perceived, and perception only occurs in a duality of Newtonian subject-object or dualistic world - everything perceived thus is also a myth to the extent that a tree falling in the wood unobserved does not make a sound just as radio waves passing us unobsererved do not make a sound when we lack the proper observational/receiving tools - so a world unsensed does not exist - so if duality is a myth, all that is perceved does not exist, and our perceiving receiver, the mind - must also therefore not exist - or else it is something other than what we believe it to be, in our dualistic myth of "reality".

Event fee: USD1.00 per person


TCCSA


Thursday, July 19, 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Fossil Hunt
At Lilydale

St. Paul, Minnesota
Contact Don Slinger
e-mail donslinger{at}juno.com

TCCSA


Tuesday, July 17, 7:30 pm
Award Winning video
"Icons of Evolution"

Northwestern College, 3003 North Snelling, Roseville Minnesota
Totino Fine Arts Center, Room 116
Based on the book by Jonathan Wells
For the book's website, click HERE.


For a printable PDF Poster, click HERE.
When asked to list the evidence for Darwinian evolution, most people--including most biologists--give the same set of examples, because all of them learned biology from the same few textbooks. The most common examples:

*a laboratory flask containing a simulation of the earth's primitive atmosphere, in which electric sparks produce the chemical building-blocks of living cells;
*the evolutionary tree of life, reconstructed from a large and growing body of fossil and molecular evidence;
*similar bone structures in a bat's wing, a porpoise's flipper, a horse's leg, and a human hand that indicate their evolutionary origin in a common ancestor;
*pictures of similarities in early embryos showing that amphibians, reptiles, birds and human beings are all descended from a fish-like animal;
*Archaeopteryx, a fossil bird with teeth in its jaws and claws on its wings, the missing link between ancient reptiles and modern birds;
*peppered moths on tree trunks, showing how camouflage and predatory birds produced the most famous example of evolution by natural selection;
*Darwin's finches on the Galapagos Islands, thirteen separate species that diverged from one when natural selection produced differences in their beaks, and that inspired Darwin to formulate his theory of evolution;
*fruit flies with an extra pair of wings, showing that genetic mutations can provide the raw materials for evolution;
*a branching-tree pattern of horse fossils that refutes the old-fashioned idea that evolution was directed; and
*drawings of ape-like creatures evolving into humans, showing that we are just animals and that our existence is merely a by-product of purposeless natural causes.

These examples are so frequently used as evidence for Darwin's theory that most of them have been called "icons" of evolution. Yet all of them, in one way or another, misrepresent the truth.


TCCSA
June 19, 7:30 pm
Tom Vail of Canyon Ministries
"Grand Canyon: A Different View"

Northwestern College, 3003 North Snelling, Roseville Minnesota
Nazareth Hall Chapel (The Building Near The Lake
See his web site, www.canyonministries.com

Grand Canyon

In 1980, while managing a corporate computer center in downtown Los Angeles, Tom Vail took a vacation that would prove to be a turning point in his life - a rafting trip through the Grand Canyon.

Two years later he left the corporate world behind and became a career rafting guide. Tom has worked as a commercial guide since then and as a part-time guide for the Grand Canyon National Park Service. He is a past elected member of the board of directors for Grand Canyon River Guides.

Tom's time in the Canyon would not only lead to a career he loves, it also brought about a spiritual change in his life. In 1994, Tom became a Christian and the following year, he and his wife Paula started Canyon Ministries, which offers Christ-centered rafting trips through the Grand Canyon. Besides their own trips, they run Canyon tours for both Answers in Genesis and Institute for Creation Research, the two largest creation science ministries in the country. Tom and His wife Paula live in Phoenix, AZ.

In his book, Grand Canyon: A Different View, Tom combines the stunning photography of fellow Canyon guide Charly Heavenrich with the compelling commentaries of some of the leading creation science writers, researchers, and theologians of our time. The Canyon is shown from the largest geological wonders to the smallest flora, all intricate parts of God's hand at work. Join us as he shares with you how the Grand Canyon provides evidence for a global Flood and is a living testimony to God's word - all part of an important Biblical message.

Tom Vail's book on the Grand Canyon, Grand Canyon: A Different View, ignited a firestorm of controversy, resulting in stories in many national news outlets, including the CBS Evening News with Dan Rather, NBC Nightly News, the New York Times, The Washington Post, The Los Angles Times, The Chicago Tribune, National Public Radio, the 700 Club and National Geographic.

The author, a 25-year veteran Grand Canyon river guide, will speak on the controversy, the Biblical message of the Grand Canyon, and how his view of the Canyon changed after becoming a Christian. Learn how the Grand Canyon supports Scripture.

Background of the Controversy

Grand Canyon: A Different View features essays from 23 contributors, including 17 scientists, 14 of whom hold PhDs in their respective fields, as well as creationist researchers and theologians. It presents a 'young earth,' creationist perspective on the origins of the canyon. The book, which was compiled by Vail, recounts the changing of his own beliefs about the canyon's origins. The book came under fire from seven of the major "science" organizations for around the country who say the book should be removed from the bookstores at Grand Canyon National Park.

For additional information see www.CanyonMinistries.com

You've read about him in the NY Times... you've see him on a recent National Geographic special... you may have even "run the river" with him. Now, meet and hear best-selling author and Grand Canyon river guide Tom Vail, live and in person!

Tom has been guiding trips thru the Grand Canyon for over two decades. In 1996 Tom became a Christian and his entire worldview changed... from that of seeing the canyon as a result of millions of years of evolutionary geology to one of looking at it thru 'God's eyes'... the result of Noah's worldwide flood and God's judgment on a fallen world. In 2003 Tom wrote the book Grand Canyon a different view which quickly rose to prominence in the national park's bookstores.

For Reviews Of the Book, Click HERE.
For a printable PDF Poster, click HERE.

TCCSA
Harold "Bud" Froehlich
Harold "Bud" Froehlich, 84, recently passed on. In his earthly life, he was the award winning, brillant, inventor and chief engineer for the design and building of the submersible research submarine Alvin. He had careers with General Mills, Boeing, and 3M. He was a TCCSA member and frequently attended TCCSA monthly meetings. He made the Alvin presentation to our organization some years ago.

For a tribute by Bill Overn, click HERE.

TCCSAe Creation Science Academy




May 15, 7:30 pm
John Nuckols of
Creation Science Academy
"Orville Wright"

Orville WrightWright Brothers Flight

Northwestern College, 3003 North Snelling, Roseville Minnesota
Totino Fine Arts Center, Room 116

One Saturday in 1903, Wilbur and Orville Wright made final repairs and adjustments to their aircraft. This was the culmination of four years' work by the brothers. Next morning, the aircraft was ready and wind conditions were perfect, but there would be no flight that day. It was Sunday - the Lord's day -- and neither Wilbur nor Orville worked on the Lord's day.

Finally, on Thursday, December 17, 1903, Wilbur and Orville achieved their goal - the world's first powered flight. Orville flew the Wright Flyer a distance of 37 meters (120 feet) staying aloft for 12 seconds, Later the same day Wilbur flew about 260 meters (852 feet) in a flight lasting 59 seconds.

Wilbur and Orville had both received Jesus Christ as their personal Saviour during their youth. Throughout their own lives, they refused to work on the Lord's day, and they did not drink, smoke or gamble. The level of co-operation between Wilbur and Orville was truly remarkable, even during their somewhat loud debates over possible solutions to problems. They remained cheerful while experiencing danger and physical hardship. They were not dependent on praise and recognition for their motivation, and when fame and fortune finally came, they retained their humility.

The Christian character displayed by the Wright brothers was evident to those around them. Co-founder of the Rolls Royce Motor Company, C. S. Rolls, gave the following description of Wilbur and Orville:
"They have lived through continual accusations of bluff; through disbelief and ridicule and have been unaffected. Now they have seen the sudden turn of popular opinion and have sprung to fame; but they are still equally pursuing their daily work with their own hands in their own quiet way."
And what was their father's explanation for these enviable characteristics displayed by Wilbur and Orville?

"He never tired of relating the positive effect that the Bible had on his children."

The Wright brothers used intelligence, experience, and ingenuity to design their aircraft. They allowed chance to play no part. From studying God's creation in the form of bird flight, they were helped to develop their own creation of a better aircraft. If we marvel at how great their achievement was, how much more should we give glory to the Creator who designed flight in the first place.

For A Poster, Click, HERE
See John Nuckols' web site, www.ecreationscience.com

North Central Program in Science & Theology
May 8, 7:00 pm
Sjoerd Bonting
"Dealing With Creation, Scientifically & Theologically"
North Central Program in Science & Theology
O Shaughnessy Educational Center (OEC) Auditorium
University of St. Thomas, St. Paul MN

Dr. Bonting is a biochemist and Anglican Clergyman. His books include "Creation and Double Chaos" in which he describes religion and science as distinct worldviews on the same reality.
To Visit NCPSC Website, Click HERE



Saturday April 21st 2007 7:00pm
CREATION SCIENCE DISCUSSION GROUP
Northwestern Bookstore, Har Mar Mall, Snelling & Co Rd B Roseville, Minnesota
Meet in the cozy conference room behind Customer Service

Group Leader: Darrell Ayers

Don't have time to read the Creation magazines you've subscribed to?
Come and learn the contents of the following: ICR Acts & Facts, Creation Research Society Quarterly, Creation Matters, Creation (Australia), Journal of Creation (Australia, formerly Creation Technical Journal or TJ), Answers (Ken Ham, Answers in Genesis), Creation Illustrated.

For more information contact Daryl at isaiah312{at}aol.com
or 612-521-6431 or visit NPC website


TCCSA     Institute for Creation Research


Tuesday, April 17, 7:30 pm
Dr. John Baumgardner of ICR
"IT'S A YOUNG WORLD AFTER ALL:
The radioisotope evidence for a young earth"

NOTE ROOM CHANGE
Northwestern College, 3003 North Snelling, Roseville Minnesota
Totino Fine Arts Center, Room 116

A number of recent findings cast grave doubts on conventional uniformitarian geology.

--Measurable Carbon 14 in coal, oil, and fossils thought to be tens to hundreds of millions of years old (and should therefore have no measurable Carbon 14).

--The residual Helium content determinations found in rocks with that exhibit radioactive decay (and should have long ago diffused out of the rocks).

--The pleochroic halos radioactivity evidence.

This presentation is designed for general audiences. However, he is very capable of fielding the technical questions, since he is involved in part of the actual research and as a member of the RATE team.

Have Nuclear Decay Rates Been Invariant Throughout Earth History? --What Some New Observations Indicate John Baumgardner Los Alamos National Laboratory, retired

Abstract: That nuclear decay rates have remained invariant throughout the history of our Earth and solar system is taken for granted and is a key assumption that allows radioisotope dating methods to provide what are understood to be absolute ages, usually within small levels of uncertainty. In this talk I will review some new evidence that calls this assumption into question. The first line of evidence involves the retention levels of radiogenic helium in zircon crystals in granite. In brief, we find that up to 80% of the helium generated by 1.5 billion years worth of 238U decay (at presently measured decay rates)-as attested by the level of radiogenic 206Pb lead-is still contained in these zircons. The rate of helium diffusion in zircon constrains the elapsed time since the bulk of this helium was generated to be dramatically less than 1.5 billion years. A second line of evidence is the discovery that mature Po radiohalos are relatively common in Phanerozoic-age granites. The final three alpha decay steps in the series from 238U to 206Pb involve isotopes of Po. The half-lives of these three Po isotopes are extremely short-3 minutes, 64 s, and 138 days. To generate sufficient concentrations of Po to produce mature Po halos there had to be an extreme rate of Po production, presumably through the decay of nearby 238U. These Po halos have no central zircon or other 238U-bearing inclusion and none of the rings from the 238U series Po precursors. A third line of evidence is the ubiquitous presence of 14C in coal and other fossil organic materials from deep within the Phanerozoic record and also its apparent presence in natural diamonds. Given the brief lifetime of 14C, whatever the means this 14C came to exist within these materials, it must have occurred recently. These three lines of evidence appear to be consistent with the conjecture that rates of nuclear decay processes have been accelerated during one or more episodes in the past.

Dr. John Baumgardner is currently a geophysics professor at the ICR Graduate School and Director of the ICR Scientific Corporate Center. He obtained his PhD in geophysics at UCLA. He served as a staff scientist in the Theoretical Division of Los Alamos National Laboratory for 20 years. He was an early advocate for the concept of catastrophic plate tectonics and chief developer of the TERRA program for computer modeling of the dynamics of the earth's mantle. John was a member of the RATE team and led the project that verified the presence of Carbon 14 in coal and discovered C-14 in diamonds.

For a poster, click HERE.

For a biography, click HERE.

See his web site www.icr.org


OTHER MEETINGS WITH DR. BAUMGARDNER
Wednesday, April 18, 12:00 Noon
Bring Your Own Bag Lunch Seminar
"The Collapse of Natural Selection as a Scientific Hypothesis for the Origin and History of Life on Earth."
University of Minnesota Chemistry Department (Smith Hall)
Room to be posted

Wednesday, April 18, 2:30 pm CANCELLED BY THE UNIVERSITY
Seminar for undergraduate students and staff
"The Collapse of Natural Selection as a Scientific Hypothesis for the Origin and History of Life on Earth."
Augsburg College Chemistry Department, Science building
Room to be posted



Minnesota Geological Society
April 9, 7:30 pm
David Fox, PhD
"Evolution in the Fossil Record"

University of Minnesota Location Computer Science (Electrical Engineering) CS-3-210
For more information on their website, click HERE.

From An Evolutionary Point Of View


TCCSACreation Moments

Tuesday, March 20, 7:30 pm
Ian Taylor of Creation Moments
"How Smart Was Adam? (Could Evolution produce A Genius?)"

Northwestern College, 3003 North Snelling, Roseville Minnesota
Nazareth Hall Chapel

In the phenomenon of the "Idiot Savant," persons who are retarded, autistic or otherwise mentally disabled, there occasionally are seen flashes of incredible mental ability. Does this give us a glimpse into the overall intelligence of Adam and Eve and their early descendants, before the deterioration initiated by sin eroded the genetics of all living creatures? Evolution is unable to explain what has been termed "overdesign" of the brain. Although these exceptional abilities enrich human life, they do not enhance survival.

See his web site www.creationmoments.org
For a Biography of Ian Taylor, click HERE.

For a poster, click HERE.


TCCSA                                                              NPC Company
                                                               Non-Politically Correct
Sunday, March 18th 7:00 pm
Classical vs Modern Physics
Bill Overn will discuss his interest and background in the Classical vs Modern Physics
Discussion to Follow
705 E. Burnsville Pkwy
E-mail Daryll Ayers if you are interested Isaiah312{at}aol.com



Saturday February 24th 2007 7:00pm
CREATION SCIENCE DISCUSSION GROUP
Northwestern Bookstore, Har Mar Mall, Snelling & Co Rd B Roseville, Minnesota
Meet in the cozy conference room behind Customer Service

Group Leader: Darrell Ayers

Don't have time to read the Creation magazines you've subscribed to?
Come and learn the contents of the following: ICR Acts & Facts, Creation Research Society Quarterly, Creation Matters, Creation (Australia), Journal of Creation (Australia, formerly Creation Technical Journal or TJ), Answers (Ken Ham, Answers in Genesis), Creation Illustrated.

For more information contact Daryl at isaiah312{at}aol.com
or 612-521-6431 or visit NPC website


TCCSASearch For The Truth
Tuesday, February 20, 7:30 pm
Bruce Malone of Search For The Truth
"Explosive Evidence for Creation: Mount St. Helens,"

Northwestern College, 3003 North Snelling, Roseville Minnesota
Totino Fine Arts Center, Room 116

Geology and the assumption of an ancient age for the earth have been used as a wedge to cast doubt on God's Word for over 200 years. Many believe Mt. St. Helens was God's wake-up call to the geological and compromising Christian communities. This highly visual presentation shows the results of the type of earth reshaping forces which were happening during and subsequent to the worldwide flood. Although the significance of Mt. St. Helens is well known to creationists, the majority of Christians do not have a clue how powerfully this event shatters the assumptions of evolution. If you know pastors, Christian friends, or non-believers who do not comprehend the significance of creation to Christianity, this is an unforgettable presentation you WILL want to encourage them to attend.

Bruce Malone is an ambassador speaker for the Institute for Creation Research with 25 years experiance as a research leader at Dow Chemical. This will be the third consecutive year he has brought highly visual and engaging presentations to TCCSA.

See his web site www.searchforthetruth.org
For a poster, click HERE.


TCCSA


February 17 and 18, 2007
TCCSA Science Fair

Har Mar Mall
County Road B2 and Snelling Avenue in Roseville
Click HERE for Details


TCCSA                     The Great Debate
Saturday, February 17, 2007
DVD DEBATE: Young vs Old Earth

Northwestern Bookstore (Har Mar)
Roseville, Co Rd B2 & Snelling

Mr. Ken Ham and Dr. Jason Lisle (representing the Young Earth view)
and Dr. Hugh Ross and Dr. Walter Kaiser (representing the Day-Age view)
9:30 am - 11:30 am (sessions 1-4)
2:30 pm - 4:30 pm (sessions 5-8)
7:00pm-9:00pm (sessions 9-10 discussion)

In conjunction with the TCCSA Science Fair at the Mall Student Science Exhibits on display.
Both Events Free
For a poster, click HERE.

Cafe Scientifique
Tuesday February 13, 2007, 6:00 pm
Cafe Scientifique
"Understanding Evolution"

Varsity Theater, 1308 4th Street SE Minneapolis
(in Dinkytown)
A panel of University of Minnesota researchers discusses the science of evolutionary biology and the history of America's cultural response to teaching evolution.
$5 suggested donation


Note the key words: "science" opposing "culture" instead of politically-correct science vs "forbidden" science. But the concept of "Cafe Scientifique" out of Great Britain is based on this statement: "Cafe Scientifique is a forum for debating science issues, not a shop window for science. We are committed to promoting public engagement with science and to making science accountable." Bell Museum is an offical "Cafe Scientifique."

However, since the advertised program includes Dr. P. Z. Myers of University of Minnesota Morris, who has said that those teaching anything other than evolution should be "fired and publicly humiliated" it is doubtful that there will be open discussion.


For the Cafe Scientifique Website, Click HERE

Bell Museum

Science on Screen
Bell Museum Auditorium

10 Church Street SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455


$7; $5 students and members

This series will be viewing the issues as seen through evolutionists' eyes Thursday, February 1, 2007, 7 p.m.
"Genius"

A documentary on Charles Darwin, his historic voyage to the Galapagos Islands, and his most influential work: The Origin of Species. Highlights include expert analysis and insight into Darwin’s impact on today’s world.

Thursday, February 8, 2007, 7 p.m.
"Kansas vs. Darwin"


In May, 2005 the Kansas state school board held hearings that put Darwin’s theory of evolution on trial. See for yourself what happened—and why.

Thursday, February 15, 2007, 7 p.m.
"Flock of Dodos"


Filmmaker and evolutionary ecologist Randy Olson pokes fun at the battle between evolution and intelligent design. He travels to his home state of Kansas to consult his mother, Muffy Moose, and confronts her neighbor, a lawyer backing intelligent design.




Outer Space
Sunday, January 28, 1:30 - 4:30 pm
Dr. Ross Olson
Potluck, Science Sunday, and Fun
"Life in Outer Space: Just Add Water?"

Lochmoor Condominums
5140 W. 102nd St.
Bloomington, MN 55437
(Party Room & Game Room)
For 40+ Single Adults, bring a dish to share.
Coordinator: Nancy Moen Phone: 952-457-1279
Please r.s.v.p. by e-mail to Nancy at tallerdrinkowater{at}yahoo.com


For An Article On This Subject By Optical Engineer Dave Stoltzman, Click HERE.


TCCSA


Tuesday, January 16, 7:30 pm
Dr. Bruce Simat, Biology Professor, Northwestern College
"Censorship in the Land of Oz:
Are We In Kansas Anymore?"

Northwestern College, 3003 North Snelling, Roseville Minnesota
Totino Fine Arts Center, Room 116


The Great State of Kansas is no stranger to controversy. It became a flashpoint for the battle over slavery 150 years ago. The conflict then included not only words and concepts, but dirty tricks and violence by outside agitators. Freedom for the slaves did not come without hardship, sacrifice and ultimately a bloody war. Those who oppose truth do not relinquish their power quietly or willingly.

Dr. Simat was among the team of scientists who went to Kansas in May of 2005, opposing the Kansas evolution teaching guidelines. The team strategically never mentioned Intelligent Design but simply asked that evidence contrary to evolution be presented to students. This means that they were calling for true education as opposed to indoctrination. The opposition, called "Kansas Citizens for Science," responded by attacking the credibility of the speakers, claiming that they were not scientific and misrepresenting the issues. They then proceeded with backroom political manipulation to replace the elected school board with those sympathetic to evolution.

This issue had previously come up in 2002 at which time there was a world-wide outcry from the scientific-academic establishment, claiming that unsophisticated backwoods mentally deficient religious bigots in the US heartland were about to plunge us all into another dark ages. They predicted school takeovers by flat earth societies and witch hunts. Ironically, the evolutionists are the ones doing their own version of witch hunts.

Dr Bruce Simet has a Masters and PhD from the University of Minnesota in Biochemistry and Physiology. He worked for the US Government Research Center at the Veterans Hospital in Minneapolis and then for Abbott Laboratories in Chicago. He has also done research for Kallestad Laboratories and Sanfoni Diagnostics Pasteur before accepting the position of Associate Professor of Biology at Northwestern College.

For a printable PDF Poster, click HERE.

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