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Past Creation Meetings, Page 3

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. Lehrke Productions no longer exists
But You Can Get The DVDs of Many TCCSA Meetings. For a list of DVDs of TCCSA meetings presently available, Click HERE or Contact Dave Johnson.





December 18 and 19, 2002


The Mammoth Problem

A new Forum was initiatedon the mysterious disappearance of the Mammoth. Were they buried in the Great Flood or afterwards?

For those who have done research on Mammoths as well as those simply interested in the fascinating creatures whose huge remains are found around the globe. The Mammoth Problem was the subject of this historic event. This was the first of a series of presentations designed to get to the truth about fossil evidences.

Held at he Mt. Blanco Fossil Museum PO Box 550, 124 West Main Crosbyton, Texas USA 79322, Phone 1-806-675-7777 Fax 1-806-675-2421 e-mail mtllanco1{at}aol.com web mtblanco.com Contact us for more information.


November 19, 2002, 7:30 pm

Totino Fine Arts Center, Rm. 116 (the room on the right of the main auditorium) Northwestern College, 3003 North Snelling, Roseville Minnesota

"Teaching the Curriculum or the Truth"*

Rod LeVake

* Because he called macroevolution into question, his school board relieved him of teaching biology.

Rod LeVake hails from Faribault, where he has lived with his wife, Chris, and their four children for 25 years. After graduating in 1977 from St. John's University with a degree in natural science, Rod earned a masters of arts degree in biology education from Minnesota State - Mankato. He is currently teaching ninth grade physical science after being reassigned from biology five years ago. When he isn't teaching, he is coaching football, serving on the church board, or tending a small acreage farm south of Faribault.

           * What happened? A brief look back on the events of the lawsuit.
           * Why all the confusion about evolution?
           * Examples of complexity
           * Where the rubber meets the road... Do Christianity and macroevolution mix?

For an article on this situation, click HERE.

  • "A Summary of Rod LeVake's Brief Career Teaching Biology"

    November 15, 7:00 pm
    November 16, 9:00 - 11:00 am, 2002

    The Life Church, 8176 Mallory Court, Chanhassen MN

    Creation vs. Evolution

    Dr. Carl Baugh

    Meeting was free and open to the public

    Dr. Baugh hosts a weekly television program,"Creation in the 21st Century". He has been a guest lecturer at NASA for his independent research on the world's first hyperbaric biosphere. More than 30 years of his life have been spent researching the atmospheric conditions before the Genesis Flood. Dr. Baugh is also Co-Director of a research team searching for Noah's Ark and founded the Creation Evidences Museum in Glen Rose Texas.

    Directions: Take Hwy 494 to Hwy 5 West, go 6 miles to Chanhassen. Turn left (south) on Power Blvd/Carver Cty #17. Take the second right on Lake Drive (west). Turn right on Mallory Court, you will see the building from the road.

    Phone 952-361-2970
    Visit Dr. Baugh's website at http://www.creationevidence.org

    November 16, 7:00 - 9:00 pm

    Emmaus Lutheran Church
    8443 2nd Ave. So., Blommington MN

    Biblical Chronology

    Eugene Faulstich

    Meeting was free and open to the public

    Mr. Faulstich is a noted engineer, inventor and industrialist who has devoted 30 years to Biblical Chronology and is founder of the Chronology-History Research Institute in Spencer Iowa.

    Information for California
    Click HERE
    and HERE.

    Russ At Dig Site

    McGlenns were in California
    October 31st - November 16th

    November 4th & 11th. 10 AM to 3 PM
    United Methodist Church
    275 North Halycon
    Arroyo Grande, CA 93420
    Contact person: Susan Phillips (805) 489-8051
    Email address: valianttruth{at}juno.com
    Mailing Address: Shining Light P.O. Box 1334 Arroyo Grande, CA 93421
    Registration Deadline: Friday, November 1, 2002

    November 6th & 12th 9 AM - 2 PM
    Calvary Chapel 2620 Santa Maria Way
    Santa Maria, California

    November 7th & 13th 9 AM - 2 PM
    Calvary Baptist Church
    3355 Constellation Rd. Lompoc
    (in Vandenberg Village)
    Lompoc, California

    Citizens For Academic Excellence

    November 10, 2002, 6:30 P.M.

    Presented the first in a series on corrupted education
    (which includes censorship of creation)

    "Revisionist History: How And Why Historical Documents Are Being Changed"

    Mr. Michael Chapman

    Dubbs Club & Restaurant
    702 - 10th Street
    Glencoe, MN 55336

    Series will include: Worldviews, Revisionist History, School-To-Work system, School Curriculums, Health, Government, Violence Prevention, and more. Series will be video taped for cable and broadcast.

    For additional information contact:
    Citizens For Academic Excellence 1825 - 16th St., Glencoe, MN 55336
    Mr. Glenn Gruenhagen 320-864-3911 E-mail emilyg{at}hutchtel.net
    Mr. Robert C. Frey 952-467-4474 E-mail FreySci{at}aol.com

    November 2, 2002, 8:30 AM - 12:00 Noon

    Physics Force Circus

    Location: Benson Great Hall at Bethel College (St. Paul/Roseville area)

    8:30 Math and Science Festival Registration for participants and volunteers
    9:00 Hands-on Activities for Grades 3-6--Adult Volunteers welcome
    11:00 Physics Force Circus
    12:00 Dismiss
    Parking: Across from Benson Great Hall (right side as you approach the building)

    The Physics Force is a troupe of university professors that illustrates on stage how much fun physics can be, and provides a uniquely enjoyable science learning experience for all ages. These guys are nuts.

    This Saturday's event is coordinated with a hands-on Math and Science Festival for grades 3-6 hosted by Bethel College, and admission is free. Don't let the age group limitation turn you away from the Circus at 11:00. I understand that the show is open to everyone. Details are as follows:

    Directions to Bethel College:

    Information on Physics Force circuses:

    October 23 - 26, 2002, 7:30 pm
    Alexandria Minnesota

    Evangelical Covenant Church, 4005 Dakota Road

    ICR Chidren's Conference

    Thursday, October 24, 7:30pm
    Dr. Fritz Schaefer
    "Science and Christianity: Conflict or Coherence?"
    Willey Hall Rm 175
    University of Minnesota
    For a Map of the University, click HERE.

    Thursday, October 17 8:00 PM-9:00 PM EDT
    Friday, October 18 12:00 AM-1:00 AM EDT
    Sunday, October 20 12:00 PM-1:00 PM EDT

    History Channel's Ancient Mysteries: "The Search for Noah's Ark" will be aired again

    This documentary about the search for Noah's Ark is the most up-to-date video available and does a good overall job of introducing this comprehensive subject and the history surrounding it, if taken along with the 482-page, 265-photograph, 21 co-author book The Explorers Of Ararat: And the Search for Noah's Ark.

    The History Channel video features SEARCH Foundation Treasurer Elfred Lee, ARP Director John McIntosh, ArcImaging's Vice President B.J. Corbin and President Rex Geissler, Duke University Professor Lloyd Bailey, Attorney Porcher Taylor, and Georgia Tech Professor Rob Michelson. See http://noahsarksearch.com for more information and a link to order the video.


    October 16, 2002, 7:30 pm

    Redeemer Lutheran Church,
    115 West Wayzata Boulevard, Wayzata

    "The Outer Space Connection"

    Dr. Clifford Wilson

    Chariots of the Gods ... Visitors -- From The Stars?
    Close Encounters ..."What On Earth" Is Happening?
    Panspermia ... Are We Seeded From The Stars?

    Some of the Wilsons' books were available at bargain prices.

    On a CD-ROM, we have about 50 of Dr. Wilson's books and/or radio series included, plus about another 50 college courses. Included in the books are: Crash Go the Chariots, War of the Chariots, Gods in Chariots and other Fantasies, Close Encounters - A Better Explanation, and The Occult Explosion. The CD should satisfy any genuine researcher. The whole CD was $12.00


    October 15, 2002, 7:30 pm


    Nazareth Hall Chapel
    (the building with the microwave dishes on the side)
    Northwestern College
    3003 North Snelling, Roseville Minnesota

    "Early Genesis In The Light Of Modern Research"

    Drs. Clifford & Barbara Wilson

    Dr. Clifford Wilson is an eminent Australian Archaeologist who became very well known for debunking Erich von Daniken's "Chariots of the Gods" in debate and with his book, "Crash Go The Chariots."

    Dr. Barbara Wilson is a very capable speaker, sharing the radio program, "The Stones Cry Out", with her husband Cliff, and for many years has been a contributor to the radio outreach and ministry of Christian Women Communicating International.

    They will show that archaeological research confirms Biblical historical accuracy in amazing ways.

    Some of the Wilsons' books were available at bargain prices.

    Sunday October 13, 2002, 9:30 - 10:30am

    Drs. Clifford & Barbara Wilson

    Sunday School at Hosanna! Lutheran Church
    9600 163rd St. W., Lakeville MN 55422
    phone 952-898-9416
    website http://www.hosannalc.org/

    Sunday October 13, 2002, 6:00pm
    Biblical Archaeology

    Drs. Clifford & Barbara Wilson

    New Hope Baptist Church
    2250 East 17th Ave.
    Shakopee, Minnesota
    Just off Hwy 169 S and County Road 17/Marschall Road exit
    (Meeting in Sun Path Elementary School)

    Directions: From the east or west on Hwy 169, take the Marshall Rd. exit, go 1 block south on Marshall to E. 17th Ave. (look for a Holiday gas station), turn left (east) on to E. 17th Ave. and continue a few blocks to Sun Path Elementary School, turn right and park on the South side of the building. Meeting will be in the Gym Sunday Evening, October 13, 2002 at 6:00 P.M.

    Pastor Larry Duffer
    Call Bob Frey, 952-467-4474 for more information

    Southern Minnesota Association for Creation


    Monday October 7, 2002, 8:00am

    at the Hollandale Christian School, Hollandale, Minnesota



    Sunday October 6, 2002,
    6:00 pm Services

    Assemblies of God Church, London, Minnesota

    1540 South Shore Drive, Albert Lea, Minnesota

    Dr. Clifford Wilson Preaching
    and showing artifacts

    Dr. Clifford Wilson is an eminent Australian Archaeologist who became very well known for debunking Erik von Daniken's "Chariots of the Gods" in debate and with his book, "Crash Go The Chariots."

    Dr. Barbara Wilson is a very capable speaker, sharing the radio program, "The Stones Cry Out", with her husband Cliff, and for many years has been a contributor to the radio outreach and ministry of Christian Women Communicating International.

    They will show that archaeological research confirms Biblical historical accuracy in amazing ways.

    Pastor Freshour's phone number is 507-373-8989

    Sunday October 6, 2002
    9:30am Sunday School


    11:00am Services
    Dr. Clifford Wilson Preaching

    Faith Lutheran Church, London, Minnesota


    October 4, 2002, 7:00 pm

    "Early Genesis In The Light Of Modern Research"

    A Special Presentation Geared for Home Schoolers
    Sponsored by CERC and TCCSA

    Drs. Clifford & Barbara Wilson

    Bethany Baptist Church
    2025 W. Skillman Ave.
    Roseville MN 55113

    The Wilsons, who have shown remarkable ability to communicate well with all ages, will demonstrate with words, artifacts and pictures that archaeological research confirms Biblical historical accuracy in amazing ways.

    Contact Jeanene Forshay for details at jcforshee{at}usfamily.net

    Began October 1, 2002
    Held Weekly,

    Tuesday nights: 6:30-9:00pm *

    Totino Fine Arts Center, Rm. 116 (the room on the right of the main auditorium) Northwestern College, 3003 North Snelling, Roseville Minnesota

    * Except for October 15 when class members are invited to attend the Clifford Wilson lecture sponsored by TCCSA, held in Nazareth Hall Chapel
    (the building with the microwave dishes on the side).
    Creation versus Evolution

    Walter J. ReMine, BSEE & MSEE

    Cost for the Course $66

    Confused about our origins? See scientific evidence for creation. This course studies scientific issues in: biology, the origin of life, natural selection, embryology, the fossil record, irreducible complexity, and the philosophy of science. See why the Intelligent Design movement continues to grow. The instructor is a leading proponent of Intelligent Design theory, and author of the book, The Biotic Message. (www.SaintPaulScience.com)

    Contact Northwestern College for registration information
    phone 651-631-5100 or check http://www.nwc.edu/

    Sunday September 29
    11:15 am Sunday School Hour
    (Sanctuary Fellowship Class)
    Crystal Evangelical Free Church
    in New Hope.
    "The Paranormal"

    Contact Crystal Free at 763-533-2449 for information on the church or check out their website at http://www.cefc.com

    The church is visible from the junction of 169 and Rockford Road (Co. 9).
    4225 Gettysburg Avenue N, New Hope, MN 55428

    For a map, click HERE.

    Drs. Clifford & Barbara Wilson

    Saturday, September 28, 9:00 am--12:00 noon
    Archaeology Confirms Accuracy of Bible

    First Evangelical Free Church
    5150 Chicago Ave. So., Minneapolis.

    Call 612-827-4705 or 612-824-7691 for directions.
    You could have heard these amazing speakers from Australia
    Books were on sale, great references or gifts
    No admission charge, an offering was taken
    But there are several other venues through October 16

    AIG Logo

    Friday, September 20, 2002 to Saturday, September 21, 2002

    MEGA-AiG Family Conference

    Ken Ham
    Buddy Davis
    Dr. David Menton
    Stacia Byers

    Fargo Civic Memorial Auditorium and Centennial Hall
    207 North 4th Street
    Fargo, North Dakota 58102
    United States


    September 17, 2002 7:30 pm

    Totino Fine Arts Center, Rm. 116 (the room on the right of the main auditorium) Northwestern College, 3003 North Snelling, Roseville Minnesota

    "The Logic of Fossil Interpretation"

    Any conclusion reached by the use of data must have a sound reasoning system. Any data can be alleged to "prove" anything if we are willing to accept faulty reasoning. Evolutionary theory in general and specifically fossil reasoning is weak. Often creationists jump to the defense of a position when challenged needlessly. We will look at the many problems inherent in attempting to gain insight about the origin of a species by examining the burial of individuals. This will be an advanced level presentation for high school and above.

    Russell Arndts earned his Ph.D. in Chemistry from Louisiana State University in 1968, and returned to St. Cloud State University to teach Chemistry. He was promoted to Full Professor in 1970.

    In 1975 he was challenged to look at the theory of evolution by a group of Inter-Varsity students. He was surprised at the weakness of the evolutionary theory and soon learned that the weakness is in the logic system being used to "prove" evolution. In the early 80's, he worked on the mixing model as an alternative to isochrons with Bill Overn, and was a featured speaker at the 1983 National Creation Conference held in the Twin Cities.

    Having retired in August of 1999, much of his time is involved in helping grandsons in their lawn mowing and snow blowing businesses. His involvement with church involves helping Christians understand the role of the Christian worldview in their thinking, and especially the role of Creation in the Christian's worldview. Present writings have to do with the big bang and the reasoning process used by evolutionists.

    For an article on this subject, click HERE.

    You Could Have Signed Up To
    See the Grand Canyon

    The Grand Canyon has been claimed by uniformitarians as an example of long ages, and yet it is a classic manifestation of Flood Geology unequaled anywhere on earth. See it on a creationist oriented raft trip down the Colorado River August 18 - 25.

    Go to Canyon Ministries home site at http://www.canyonministries.com/ for more information.
    e-mail rafting{at}CanyonMinistries.com

    Adventure Safaris

    Russ at a Dig Site

    August 7-14, 2002

    Bellingham, Washington


    Russ McGlenn

    For More On Russ McGlenn, Click HERE

    Part 1 August 9 (FRI) 4:00-9:00 PM
    Lessons at GOOD SHEPHERD COMMUNITY CHURCH 1254 W. Smith Rd. Bellingham

    Part 2 August 10 (SAT) 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    Lesson at church then depart for fossil hunt at Church MT on the road to Mt Baker from Bellingham.

    Cost for each day, $30 per family or $25 for a family of two or less.
    There will be a handbook for Friday's program and a different handbook for the Saturday program.
    $50 per family will cover both Fri. and Sat. or $45 for a family of two or individuals.
    Featured will be pictures of Russ McGlenn's model of Noah's Ark.

    There will be fun activities every 45 min. (learning stations and games) between topics.

    To see details of topics covered , click HERE.
    Nancy Dupre is the Bellingham contact person.
    (360) - 384 - 0669
    e mail nejsd{at}msn.com

    August 15-23 Spokane, Washington area, no churches booked yet.
    If interested please e mail us at russmcglenn{at}juno.com
    or phone 763 434 5047
    For more on Adventure Safaris Programs, Click HERE.

    McGlenn's Itinerary for Summer 2002

    June 10-21. Two 1 week Dinosaur Camps, Kadoka SD.

    July 8 -12. One week Creation Science Day Camp, Crystal Evangelical Free Church, Crystal MN.

    July 21 -26. One week Creation Science Day Camp at DVBS, Two Harbors, MN.

    July 28 - Aug 2nd. One week Creation Science Camp, Phanthom Ranch, Wisconsin.

    August 25 -29. Creation Science Evangelism, Bellingham, Wash.


    July 17 - 20, 2002

    Our Saviour Lutheran Church
    23290 Highway 7
    Excelsior Minnesota

    "Good Science Hands-On Workshops".

    Phone Lowell Hertzberg 952-934-7444
    E-mail lowellhertzberg{at}thefirstlight.org


    July 16, 2002 7:30 p.m.

    Totino Fine Arts Center, Rm. 116 (the room on the right of the main auditorium) Northwestern College, 3003 North Snelling, Roseville Minnesota

    "Debate Video:
    Should Intelligent Design be Available in Ohio Schools?".

    Before the Ohio State Board of Education (March 11, 2002)

    Intelligent Design Advocates

    1. Dr. Jonathan Wells
    2. Dr. Steven Meyer


    Evolution Advocates
    1. Dr. Lawrence Krauss
    2. Dr. Kenneth Miller

    A must for anyone desiring better schools
    Perhaps the best such debate ever filmed
    Discover the real places where ideologies collide
    Learn the issues Intelligent Designers must carry in presentations before school authorities

    This event was very interactive

    Debate Judges: The TCCSA Audience - You!

    You judged using traditional standards for Intercollegiate Debate judging, which were provided at the debate outset. Did you bring a notepad and pencil?

    The winner may surprise you.

    (There were intermittent pauses for commentary provided by TCCSA during the debate.)

    July 7-13, 2002

    Senior High Bible Institute

    For Senior High students entering grades 9 - 12 who are looking for some in depth teaching times.

    Dr. Jobe Martin

    Cost $235


    June 18, 2002 7:30 p.m.

    Totino Fine Arts Center, Rm. 116 (the room on the right of the main auditorium) Northwestern College, 3003 North Snelling, Roseville Minnesota

    John Nuckols
    "Evolutionists Usually Say OOPS*
    Noah to Abraham".

    John Nuckols

    * "Out Of Place Artifacts"

    The presentation will follow the outline used by Erich von Fange in his book "Noah to Abram: the turbulent years." We will look at many "greats."

               * The great flood
               * The great replenishing
               * The great village explosion
               * The great meltdown
               * The great scattering
               * The great dividing
               * The great dessication

    This will be a great presentation to correlate the evolutionary timetable versus the young earth Creation timetable.

    Homeschool Science Teacher and Adventure Safaris Leader John Nuckols gives a Biblical perspective as it relates to the paleolithic, copper, bronze ages, etc. Join us!

    Derek Ager, evolutionist: "Experts always tend to obscure the obvious."

    "Truth is not to be confused with the majority opinion of the experts." Erich von Fange

    PBS was at it again!

    PBS Series on Evolution returned
    Tuesdays, May 14, 21 and 28
    (with some repeats on Wednesdays and one Saturday)

    In the Twin Cites Area on TPT Channel 2

    Part I: Darwin's Dangerous Idea
    May 14 10:00 pm
    May 15 4:00 am
    May 18 1:00 pm

    Part II: Great Transformations/Extinction!
    May 21 8:00 pm (TCCSA night, set your VCR and join us at the meeting)
    May 22 2:00 am

    Part III: The Evolutionary Arms Race/Why Sex?
    May 28 8:00 pm
    May 29 2:00 am

    For details on the series visit PBS Web Site.

    For objections and refutations of this series see the following:

    100 Scientists, National Poll Challenge Darwinism

    PBS 'Evolution' Generates a Debate

    "PBS's Evolution series is propaganda, not science" on Discovery Institute's Website

    Discovery Institute's Critique of PBS Evolution (a book-length document that can be viewed or downloaded.)


    May 21, 2002, 7:30 pm

    Last Minute Room Change!!

    Erickson Center (Physical Education building)
    Rooms 205 and 206
    Northwestern College, 3003 North Snelling, Roseville Minnesota

    How Evolutionists avoid the questions we all want answered"

    Dave Stoltzmann
    optical designer of lens systems

    What is the effect of abortions on the U.S. population? was a question posed to Parade Magazine's Marilyn vos Savant in the 20 Feb 2002 issue. Her answer:

    "The effect is large. The National Center for Health Statistics reports that, in the U.S., about 6,192,000 pregnancies concluded in 1997 (the latest figures available). Of those, 1,330,000 were aborted."

    The same column that day gave three times the ink to a question and answer about the Sandman (and the Tooth Fairy). How can someone "who is listed in the 'Guinness Book of World Records' Hall of Fame for 'Highest I.Q.' even offer a four-word answer to her readers, and expect them to be satisfied? How can evolutionists continue to dodge questions about the origin of life and its staggering information content, and expect the American public to be satisfied?

    Unfortunately, the Parade article is a commonplace example of how frustratingly deficient all the answers by evolutionists are when it comes to answering very simple questions about our origin, and what those answers mean to how we live our lives. Carl Sagan did an even worse job of discussing the answers to how life originated in many of his books, once again leaving the reader frustrated.

    Dave Stoltzmann's talk will explore a number of "non-answers" given by evolutionists when they discuss life and its origin. Come hear some simple straightforward common-sense questions that never seem to get any detailed answers. "There are certain forms of stupidity that one has to be highly intelligent and educated to commit" (former atheist Dr. J. Budziszewski).

    MacLaurin Institute     Faith Studies International

    May 16, Thursday, 7:30 pm

    Dr. Donald Bierle

    "A Biologist Asks: 'Where's The Evidence For God?'"

    Held at Borders Book Store
    800 W. 78th Street
    Richfield MN 55423
    (Near the Lyndale Exit from I 494

    Sponsored by MacLaurin Institute and Faith Studies International

    For specifics, please check their websites


    A 12 Hour Seminar with CEC Credits for Educators.
    Five locations in January through April. It was presented to the Minnesota State Legislature in January 2001.

    The Seminars given in schools usually cost $15.00 per individual or $20.00 per family but may vary and financial help is usually avilable through the school district for those who need it.

    Call the contact person for any last minute changes.
    Pre-registration encouraged as seminars that do not reach a minimum number of registrants may have to be cancelled.

    Glencoe-Silver Lake Public Schools
    GSL High School Auditorium, 1825 - 16th St., Glencoe, MN
    January 29, 31, Feb. 1, 7:00-10:00 PM and Feb 2, 9:00 AM- Noon
    Contact Mr. Tom Umhoefer 320-864-2692 for registration.

    Waconia Public Schools
    Bayview Middle School Media Center, 24 S. Walnut St., Waconia, MN
    Feb. 4,5,6,7, 6:30-9:30 PM
    Contact Ms. Tiffany Nelson 952-442-0610 for registration.

    New Hope Baptist Church
    Sun Path Elementary School, 2250 E. 17th Ave, Shakopee, MN
    Sundays, March 3, 10, 17, 24, 2002, 5:00 to Approx. 8:00 PM nightly.
    Nursery will be provided
    This Seminar is open to the public and free, with a freewill offering taken nightly.
    Contact Pastor Larry Duffer at 952-736-2126.

    Norwood Young America Public Schools
    Central High School, 531 Morse St., Norwood Young America , MN
    April. 15,16, 18, 22, 6:30-9:30 PM
    Contact Ms. Julie Kuenzel 952-467-7390 for registration.

    Chaska Public Schools
    Chaska High School small auditorium, 545 Pioneer Trail, Chaska, MN
    April 29, May 6, 13, 20, 6:30-9:30 PM
    Contact Ms. Allison Rudy 952-556-6200 for registration.

    Course offers 12 CEC (Continuing Education Credit) hours for Educators.

    Our community is asking with the rest of the Country "Why is there so much violence?" Want to be shown real answers from reliable known sources, and what can be done to reverse the threat and violence in our lives and community? This is the same information that the instructor presented to the Minnesota State Legislature January 2001. On June 13, 2001, the US Senate passed bill S1-A799 asking educators to discuss information presented in this class with their students.

    This easy to understand information is targeted to educate the public in the Worldviews controversy surrounding Creation Science and Evolution Theory. The focus is to make known what individuals and the community can do to prevent and reduce not only violent crime, but other offences to humanity as well, individually and nationally. There is an underlying reason why we are wrestling with increased tolerance for disrespect, failure and unrest in our lives and world issues.

    The class is designed to expose the "why" using publicly available information so you can make informed, educated decisions. Some questions to be answered are: Should known fraud and/or deceit be taught as science? What is the real issue behind suppressing information? Why are historically received documents being changed? Is there a social impact from withholding important information? The myth that a person must be a Christian to be a creationist; and the difference between "Creation Science" and "Biblical Creation Science" will also be presented. Actual graphics, illustrations and evidence are presented, parental guidance suggested, not recommended for young children.


    April 30, 7:30 PM

    at Crystal Evangelical Free Church

    The church is visible from the junction of 169 and Rockford Road (Co. 9).
    4225 Gettysburg Avenue N, New Hope, MN 55428

    For a map and directions, click HERE.

    Enter on the upper level (the east side).

    Nancy Pearcey
    Nancy Pearcey

    Co-Author with Chuck Colson of "How Now Shall We Live"

    "Darwin and the Berenstain Bears: How Evolution Changed American Life."

    * Learn the latest on the controversy over teaching evolution in Ohio

    * Find out about the design movement and its strategy.

    * Bone up on the newest developments in the creation-evolution debate.

    * Discover the shocking ways evolution is being extended into the moral arena.


    Nancy Pearcey's great gift is in elucidating the moral and philosophical implications of evolution. Her talk will also cover the controversy over teaching Darwinism that is going on right now in Ohio, as well as an update on the scientific debate itself -- both the negative evidence against Darwinian evolution and the positive case for intelligent design. Finally there will be an analysis of evolutionary psychology (a revised version of sociobiology), and how it is extending evolution into a comprehensive worldview that can honestly be described as shocking.


    Nancy R. Pearcey is a senior fellow at the Discovery Institute and managing editor of the science journal "Origins and Design." She became a Christian while studying under Francis Schaeffer at L'Abri Fellowship in Switzerland, and went on to earn a master's degree from Covenant Theological Seminary, followed by graduate work in history of philosophy at the Institute for Christian Studies in Toronto. She also studied violin at Iowa State University and in Heidelberg, Germany.

    Mrs. Pearcey has been publishing articles on Christian worldview since 1977, when she began writing for the Bible-Science Newsletter, a position she held for 13 years. In 1991, she became the founding editor of "BreakPoint," a daily radio commentary program, and was executive editor of the program for nearly nine years. She was also policy director and senior fellow of the Wilberforce Forum. Her articles have appeared in The Washington Times, Human Events, First Things, Books & Culture, World, The Human Life Review, Christianity Today, The World & I, and the Regent University Law Review. She is currently on the editorial board of Salem Communications Network, and a regular commentator on Public Square Radio. She is coauthor of the books "How Now Shall We Live?" and "The Soul of Science."

    For A Map Showing Crystal Evangelical Free Church, click HERE

    Sponsored by TCCSA

    Monday, April 29, 2002, 7:00 p.m.

    Intelligent Design Seminar

    at Bethany Lutheran College, Mankato

    Nancy Pearcey
    Nancy Pearcey

    Nancy Pearcy wrote the Breakpoint commentaries for 9 years, and is the author of "How Now Shall We Live" with Chuck Colson. She recently testified before Congress on the intelligent design movement. Learn about the movement and its strategy, and much more. The public is invited. For more details call (800) 944-3066 or go to www.blc.edu.

    Mankato is about 70 miles Southeast of Minneapolis on US Highway 169.

    Saturday, April 27, 2002
    6:00 P.M. to 9:45 P.M.
    at West High School in Iowa City, Iowa with
    Dr. Gregory Brewer
    Dr. David Kaufmann
    Dr. David Demick

    for a historic triple-header.

    Scientific Evidence . . .

    does it favor


    April 20 and 21

    Saturday and Sunday, 6:00 PM nightly

    Dr. Kent Hovind

    Creation Science Evangelism (CSE), Pensacola Florida

    No he was not in two places at once, but it was still workable by driving back and forth.

    A two part series for New Hope Baptist Church at Sun Path Elementary School, 2250 E. 17th Ave, Shakopee, MN

    Nursery will be provided.
    For mailer or additional information,
    contact Pastor Larry Duffer,
    New Hope Baptist Church at 952-736-2126

    Answers in Genesis

    April 18 - 20
    Thursday - Saturday evenings 7:00 pm

    Parkers Prairie

    Dr. Don Chittick

    Creation Seminar

    Dr. Chittick also preached on creationism
    at the Sunday 10:00 AM Worship Services

    All Meetings
    at First Baptist Church
    PO Box 80
    State Hwy 235 at Elementary Ave.
    Parkers Prairie, MN 56361
    phone 218-338-5455
    email: firstbaptistatparkers{at}juno.com


    Creation Science Evangelism

    April 19 and 20

    7:00 - 9:00 pm Friday, 9:00 - 11:30 am Saturday

    Dr. Kent Hovind

    Kennedy Elementary School, 824 7th St. SW, Willmar, Minnesota

    There was no cost; a freewill offfering was taken.
    People registered upon arrival. The capacity of the auditorium is 1967.

    Dr. Hovind was also speaking April 21 at Cornerstone Baptist Church, 602 SW 5th St. in Willmar from 9:30 through 11:30 AM.

    Dr. Kent Hovind, a world-renowned speaker from Creation Science Evangelism is scheduled to speak on the foundational issue of creation vs. evolution.

    Dr. Hovind is known for his ability to speak to all ages, making the subject of creation and evolution very clear and obvious. He speaks over 700 times each year on the subject. He uses humorous stories, cartoon illustrations and simple logic to reach all ages. He welcomes debate.

    Sponsored by Southern Minnesota Association for Creation (West Central Area)

    See Dr. Hovind's web site www.drdino.com

    For more specifics, please contact:
    Steve and Leann Koford
    Box 185
    Danube MN 56230
    e-mail kof{at}tds.net

    April 16-17, 2002


    At Mt. Blanco Fossil Museum, Crosbyton, Texas

    Contact Joe Taylor

    Web Site http://www.mtblanco.com

    For more information, Click HERE.


    April 16, 7:30 pm

    Totino Fine Arts Center, Rm. 116 (the room on the right of the main auditorium) Northwestern College, 3003 North Snelling, Roseville Minnesota

    Dr. Don Chittick, Answers in Genesis guest lecturer

    The Puzzle of Ancient Man

    For Dan Nuckols' view on how evolutionists respond to this evidence,
    click HERE.

    What was man like before and after the Flood? Was he an ape-like subhuman, or was he smarter then modern man? What do artifacts actually tell us about people 3000 to 4000 years ago? Dr. Chittick has made an exhaustive study of what's known about man prior to the tower of Babel. His findings, when compared to the first few chapters of Genesis, will surprise and encourage you. Books by Dr. Chittick were available for purchase.

    Dr. Donald Chittick, an Answers in Genesis guest lecturer, is a highly effective and experienced speaker on the topics of origins and Earth history, with a special interest in the first eleven chapters of Genesis.

    Dr. Chittick earned his Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry from Oregon State University. For many years, he served as chairman of the division of Natural Sciences at George Fox University in Oregon. Since 1988, he has been an adjunct professor of chemistry at the Institute for Creation Research in the San Diego area. University. He was Associate Professor of Chemistry at the University of Puget Sound and Professor and Head of Natural Sciences at George Fox College.He also holds patents on alternate fuels and in "programmed instruction." He has traveled and lectured in many countries.

    As an inventor, Dr. Chittick holds several U.S. and foreign patents and is active in the area of alternate fuels. He also continues an interest in the homeschooling movement.

    He and his family also run a ministry entitled 'Creation Compass'. With the help of his wife Donna he now devotes the majority of his time to conducting seminars on science and the Bible, speaking both in the U.S. and abroad. He speaks in schools and universities in addition to churches.

    Dr. Chittick is a highly effective and experienced speaker on the topics of origins and Earth history, with a special interest in the first eleven chapters of Genesis. As an inventor, Dr. Chittick holds several U.S. and foreign patents, and is active in the area of alternate fuels. He also continues an interest in the home schooling movement.

    Meetings Are Free and Open To The Public.


    March 19, 7:30 pm

    Totino Fine Arts Center, Rm. 116 (the room on the right of the main auditorium) Northwestern College, 3003 North Snelling, Roseville Minnesota

    "Joseph in Egypt: Fact or Fiction?"

    Dr. Charles Aling, Professor of History at Northwestern College

    Dr. Charles Aling, Professor of History at Northwestern College for the past sixteen years, earned his Ph.D. in Ancient History and Egyptology from the University of Minnesota. In addition to his tenure in the classroom, Dr. Aling has been Assistant Field Director on two archaeological expeditions to the Valley of the Kings in Egypt - discovering mummies and lost treasures from the times of the Pharaohs!

    Did the Biblical Joseph really live in Egypt, rising from slavery to high office in the Egyptian government? If so, when was this and how does his career fit into Egyptian history as we know it today? While the name of Joseph has never been found in any Egyptian texts, there is much authentic Egyptian coloring in the Joseph Story in Genesis. We shall place Joseph into Egyptian history, examining and correlating biblical passages with recent archaeological discoveries, with what is known of Egyptian titles, and with slavery customs during the time he would have been in Egypt.

    For a look at Dr. Aling's material on Joseph, click HERE.

    MacLaurin Institute

    March 7, 2002, 7:30 pm

    Heart of the Matter Lectures St. Paul Series
    Borders Bookstore, 1390 West University, near Hamline, in the Midway Marketplace

    "Chance and Design: Is the Universe Finely Tuned?"

    Dr. Paul Nyhuis

    According to Stephen Hawking, there are many numbers whose values appear to have been deliberately set in order to make life possible on Earth. Does Science point to a possible Designer?

    For details, click HERE.
    or Contact Dr. Howard Reitz ihow{at}bigfoot.com, or call 651-631-9071
    For a map click HERE.


    February 19, 2002, 7:30 pm

    7:30 p.m. Totino Fine Arts Center, Rm. 116 (the room on the right of the main auditorium) Northwestern College, 3003 North Snelling, Roseville Minnesota

    "Life's Molecular Machines: By Chance or By Design?"

    Dr. Jed Macosko

    Dr. Macosko who is currently at the Departments of Chemistry and Biochemistry of La Sierra University in Riverside, California, is doing cutting edge research on the structure and function of the molecular machines in living cells. He is also an excellent communicator. Dr. Philip Johnson, godfather of the Intelligent Design movement, says of this lecture: "I found the whole presentation stunning."

    One who saw his presentation at the University of Minnesota last fall wrote:

    Jed Macosko's November 9th lecture "Life's Molecular Machines: By Chance or By Design?" was more than "stunning" (to use your quote from his presentation of the same topic at Calvin College). Countless people came up to me that night (and others e-mailed later): "marvelous", "wonderfully prepared for any and all questions", "the best of the 40 or 50 presentations that I have seen (on science and faith)".

    Dr. Macosko describes his presentation as, "a guided tour of the inner workings of a cell", "a case for an intelligent designer behind the intricacies of biological molecular machines", or "reasons to reconsider the design hypothesis based on recent biological findings from inside the cell".

    Through a virtual tour of life's molecular machines, Dr. Macosko makes a visually compelling case for the intelligent origin of life. He offers examples of "biological machines" which he and fellow researchers study utilizing single-molecule techniques. This is an exciting multimedia presentation that makes molecular biology understandable to young and old alike.


    February 16-17, 2002

    Home School Science Fair

    Held at the Har-Mar Mall, Roseville, Minnesota

    Home School Science Fair

    Have you been to the 2001 or 2002 Home School Science Fairs? They are great! Some of the best and brightest 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 call Julie Von Vett, 651-464-4361 or consult /adventure/fair.html.

    U of Minnesota

    Friday, February 1, 3:35 p.m.

    133 Tate Lab of Physics, University of Minnesota


    Rethinking the History of Species: Why a Cynical View Might Help

    Gordon McOuat, History of Science and Technology Program, Kings College, Halifax

    Note that this was not a creationist talk but of interest to creationists.

    For a map, click HERE.


    This paper is about the history and philosophy of natural kinds. It seeks to destablise a strongly entrenched view about species (models for natural kinds talk until the mid nineteenth century): namely, that before Darwin everybody was an essentialist (or a nominalist) about species and natural kinds, while after Darwin we all should have gone populational. By exploring naturalist debates and philosophical movements in the immediate pre- and post-Darwinian period, it will re-examine what has been cynically called the "cynical" view of species, where a species is "whatever a [competent] naturalist says it is". It also may help us recover earlier notions of natural kinds mislaid in the late nineteenth century.

    New Seminar Series at the University of Minnesota

    With Some Application To Creation

    The first in a series of monthly seminars on Complex Systems will be given

    Friday, January 25th

    3:30 p.m. in 166 Physics (Tate Lab of Physics)
    (with refreshments at 3:15 p.m. in 216 Physics)

    "Segregation in Granular Mixtures or Sandpiles, Traffic Jams and the Neolithic Transition"

    Professor Jim Kakalios


    This talk reviewed the surprising properties of one of nature's most common materials -- sand. An understanding of the basic mechanisms underlying the statics and dynamics of granular materials, such as powders and grains, is significant for many industrial (including pharmaceutical, construction and agricultural) applications and geophysical problems. Such questions as when will a collections of grains of sand form a stable pile, and under what conditions will an avalanche occur, have recently attracted the attention of the Physics community, though they are well known to Civil, Chemical and Mechanical Engineers. A striking property of granular media is the tendency for an initially homogeneous granular mixture to segregate by size or mass when shaken, rotated or simply poured. For example, when a binary mixture of sand and sugar is poured into a vertical Hele-Shaw cell, the mixture spontaneously forms stratified alternating layers of nearly pure sand and sugar, not unlike the striation patterns observed in sandstone.When a cylinder partially filled with a binary mixture of large and small granular materials is tipped on its side so that its long axis is horizontal, and then rotated like a drum about that axis, the individual species may segregate into alternating bands of relatively pure single concentrations along the axis of rotation, like rings on a finger. In this talk I argue that an analysis of the Axial Segregation effect is relevant to understanding the spontaneous formation of traffic jams in highway flow, and the wave of advance of the transition from hunter-gatherer to agricultural means of food production (the Neolithic transition).

    More information at http://www.physics.umn.edu/groups/sand

    For a map, click HERE.

    Note by Darrel Ayers: "Also, check out the physics demonstrations regarding stratification of sand on the page referred to at the end - these experiments are nearly identical to the French creationist who produced a video on stratification."

    Minnesota Summit Project

    January 19, 2002
    Dr. Phillip Johnson, Walter Remine, Russ McGlenn
    Moderated by Jeff Siemon of Search Ministries
    Grace Church of Edina, Edina, MN

    Dr. Phillip Johnson is described by Chuck Colson as "... a law professor at University of California at Berkeley -- the quintessential liberal university. Once a died-in-the-wool atheist, Johnson came to faith in Christ. And since then he has shaken up the scientific community with his books and powerful debates, punching holes in today's Darwinist orthodoxy." This should be an excellent conference with an opportunity to ask questions of Dr. Johnson. about evolution, as one of the break out sessions will be dedicated to that.

    Walter ReMine was born and grew up in Rochester, Minnesota and received his BSEE and MSEE degrees at the University of Minnesota in 1974 and 1977, with an emphasis on signal processing and pattern recognition. This would later help him in studying life's biological patterns and recognizing their meaning. His strong math background would prove indispensable in studying the claims of evolutionary genetics. Mr. ReMine has been active in the creation/evolution controversy since his college years writing articles for magazines, attending board meetings, as well as, organizing and speaking at conferences and culminating in his treatise, The Biotic Message. Information on Walter ReMine and his book "The Biotic Message" www.SaintPaulScience.com/biography.htm and www.SaintPaulScience.com/about.htm

    Russ McGlenn, is a theology major, Christian Ed minor, game inventor, Creation Science teacher, explorer, dinosaur hunter, photographer, and national camp, school, and seminar speaker. He specializes in hands-on demonstrations of the truths of God's Word. He maintains that pseudo science, built on philosophy not laboratory proven experiments, is poor science and is hurting the discovery of God's beneficial laws for mankind. Mr. McGlenn is also the author of three books. He is also a dynamic teacher whose enthusiasm for his subject matter is infectious to those who attend his seminars. Information on Russ McGlenn and Adventure Safaris /adventure/

    Minnesota Summit Project

    January 18, 2002, 8:00 pm
    Dr. Phillip Johnson
    Ritsche Auditorium, St. Cloud State University
    Sponsored by Minnesota Summit Project, PO Box 642, Sauk Rapids MN 56379
    website www.mnsummit.org

    Dr. Johnson spoke on Darwin, natural selection and current evolutionary thought. The seminar was aimed at high school and college students and their families.

    One hour of lecture and 30 minutes of questions


    January 15, 2002, 7:30 pm

    7:30 p.m. Totino Fine Arts Center, Rm. 116 (the room on the right of the main auditorium) Northwestern College, 3003 North Snelling, Roseville Minnesota

    "Why the Big Bang is not a Valid Cosmological Concept."

    Bob Helfinstine, TCCSA President

    Mr. Helfinstine is a retired guidance-system engineer with Honeywell. The presentation began with a brief history of the Big Bang and then introduced results of quasar research which began to cast doubt on the validity of the concept. The red shift of light from galaxies and quasars, which has been the basis for the Big Bang, has specific characteristics not consistent with a velocity-distance interpretation. A scientific explanation of red shift was given as well as other supporting evidence for a young universe.

    For an outline, click HERE.

    ICR Logo

    January 13, 2002, 7:30 pm

    John Morris
    Dr. John Morris

    Fourth Baptist Church
    900 Forestview Lane N Plymouth MN

    January 13, 2002 Three Keynote Addresses

    Questioning Evolutionary Claims (9:15 am)

    Why Christians Shouldn't Believe in Evolution (10:30 am)

    Mount St. Helen's: Noah's Flood Revisited (6:00 pm)

    Dr. John Morris, perhaps best known for leading expeditions to Mt. Ararat in search of Noah's Ark, was on the University of Oklahoma faculty before joining the Institute for Creation Research in 1984. Dr. Morris held the position of Professor of Geology and Director of Outreach Ministries at ICR until becoming President in 1996. He has written numerous books and articles on the scientific support for the Bible, currently hosts a nationally syndicated daily radio broadcast, and lectures worldwide on creation.

    Dr. Morris received his B.S. in Civil Engineering at Virginia Tech. in 1969 and his M.S in Geological Engineering at the University of Oklahoma in 1977. He received his Doctorate in Geological Engineering at the University of Oklahoma in 1980.

    Known for his warm speaking style and ability to relate to all ages, Dr. Morris has also produced a series of "Tracker John" adventure books on creation topics for young readers.

    Dr. Morris lives in San Diego, CA. with his wife and three children, frequently traveling to speak at ICR's "Back to Genesis" and "Case for Creation" seminars.

    * Department of Health, Education and Welfare Mining and Mineral Fuels Fellowship, 1976-76;1976-77,1977-78,1978-79
    * Phillips Petroleum Graduate Fellowship, 1979-80
    * Oklahoma Mining and Minerals Research Institute Research Grant 1979-80; 1981-82
    * Sun Oil Teaching Award, 1980 and 1981
    * Best Paper Award at International Conference on Creationism, 1986

    Our passion is to see science return to its rightful God-glorifying position, and see creation recognized as a strength by the body of Christ -- supporting Scripture, answering questions", satisfying doubts and removing road blocks to the Gospel.

    Creation Science Evangelism

    January 12 & 13, 2002

    6:30 and 7:45 pm Saturday, 9:30 and 10:30 am Sunday

    Four Separate Lectures

    Dr. Kent Hovind

    Ambassador Baptist Church
    3720 Lexington Avenue North
    Shorview MN 55126

    For a map, click HERE.
    There was no cost; a freewill offering was taken.

    See Dr. Hovind's web site www.drdino.com

    Contact Person: Pastor Bruce Henry

    January 8-11, 2002

    Dr. John Morris

    Pillsbury Baptist College in Owatonna, Minnesota
    Contact telephone number is 507-451-2710 ext 0


    Adventure Safaris

    November 20

    7:30 p.m. Totino Fine Arts Center, Rm. 116 (the room on the right of the main auditorium) Northwestern College, 3003 North Snelling, Roseville Minnesota

    "Pocahontas: Peacemaker Princess, Her Journey to Spiritual Peace"

    Matthew 5:9, Romans 1:20


    Russ McGlenn
    Fox-in-the-Valley (Russ McGlenn)

    Meetings Are Free and Open To The Public

    Fox-in-the-Valley (Russ McGlenn) is of Native American decent. He presents a multimedia program of the Christian story of Pocahontas using slides, costumes, and over 100 Indian artifact reproductions.

    Before and after the main program, Fox-in-the-Valley had Indian games for all ages to try out. Including a demonstration of the ancient spear throwing and hunting system used by native peoples to hunt mammoth. The games will ran from 7:00 to 7:30 and approximately 9:00 to 9:30 PM in the hallway and in room 116.

    Your Native American friends would have enjoyed this night too.

    Questions answered:
    Where are Native Americans in the Bible?
    How might the ancient written record of Pocahontas' people (The Wallam Olum) have influenced her to follow God?
    What was her real relationship to John Smith?
    Was he her boyfriend?
    Why was she kidnapped by the Governor of Jamestown?
    What happened to her descendants?

    Fox-in-the-Valley's great grandmother was Ojibway, and Mr. Fox has done extensive research to find out about his Native American ancestors, which is evident in the wealth of information and artifacts he has collected and made. This is an exceptionally fine program that will inform as well as inspire, as you see God's hand in the lives of Native American peoples.

    November 16 - 18, 2001

    Dr. Kent Hovind

    Location Russian Baptist Church

    3733 Vera Cruz Crystal
    Blaine, MN 55422
    Contact Pastor Mihail Bodnar at 763-434-2466
    Note: This seminar was translated into the Russian language

    Grace To You

    October 15-November 14, 2001

    Grace To You

    Explores "The Battle For The Beginning"

    See their Website http://gty.org/

    "With the curiosity of a student and the precision of a veteran Bible teacher, John MacArthur takes you to the heart of the battle in his study The Battle for the Beginning, based on Genesis chapter 1."

    You can hear today's program now via OnePlace.com. Or check the radio guide for local broadcast times.

    MacLaurin Logo

    November 9, 7:00 pm

    "Life's Molecular Machines: By Chance or By Design?"

    Dr. Jed Macosko

    Rm. 150 Physics Bldg (116 Church St SE)
    U of Minnesota East Bank Campus

    The MacLaurin Institute, a Christian study center at the University of Minnesota, presents a free lecture, open to the public, on November 9, at 7 pm, Rm. 150 Physics Bldg (116 Church St SE) on the U of Minnesota East Bank Campus. The speaker is Dr. Jed Macosko, Post-Doctoral Fellow, U of California-Berkeley: "Life's Molecular Machines: By Chance or By Design?" Dr. Philip Johnson, godfather of the Intelligent Design movement, says of this lecture: "I found the whole presentation stunning."

    Through a virtual tour of life's molecular machines, Dr. Jed Macosko of the University of California-Berkeley makes a visually compelling case for the intelligent origin of life. He offers examples of "biological machines" which he and fellow researchers study, utilizing single molecule techniques. Throughout his presentation, Dr. Macosko makes an appeal for an open philosophy of science, one that allows scientists to freely infer the best explanation for life's molecular machines.

    Parking available at 4th St and 17th Av SE

    Sponsored by The MacLaurin Institute.
    Call 612-378-1935 for more information,
    or e-mail maclaurin{at}maclaurin.org
    website www.maclaurin.org

    Thursday, November 8, 7:00 pm

    "The Evolution of a Creationist"

    Dr. Jobe Martin Ph.D in Dentistry

    Smith Hall, Room 100 (across the lawn from Physics Building) University of Minnesota


    Friday, Nov 2 and Saturday, Nov 3

    Sessions Friday 7:00 - 9:30 p.m. + Saturday 9:00 - 4:30

    ICR Back To Genesis
    at North Iowa Area Community College Auditorium in Mason City, Iowa

    Seminar for Junior High through Adults


    Dr. John Morris

    President, Institute for Creation Research Popular speaker on Bible/science topics. Ph.D., Geological Engineering, author of many books, including The Young Earth.

    Dr. Henry Morris, III

    Pastor, author, speaker, and professor of apologetics. Doctor of Ministries, Luther Rice University

    Visit ICR Website at www.icr.org
    For a printable poster, click HERE.

    For more info contact 641-424-9174.
    Pre-registration is encouraged.
    Check out web-site at www.northiowacreation2001.homestead.com

    Some of the sessions include:

    Defending the Faith and Standing for Truth - Dr. Henry Morris III
    Putting on the Full Armor of God - Dr. John Morris
    Defending Against Biblical Compromises - Dr. Henry Morris III
    Strengthening Your Armor with Young Earth Evidence - Dr. John Morris
    Wielding the Sword of Biblical Creation - Dr. Henry Morris III
    The Winning Defense for Creation - Dr. Henry Morris III
    Standing on Evidence from Mount St. Helens - Dr. John Morris

    For For More Program Information, Click HERE

    We guarantee it would have been worth the drive to Mason City, Iowa!

    Presented by
    Institute for Creation Research
    P.O. Box 2667
    El Cajon, CA 92021

    Co-sponsored by
    Southern Minnesota Association for Creation, Inc.

    Meetings held at
    North Iowa Community Auditorium
    North Iowa Area Community College
    Hwy 122 (Old Hwy 18) East
    Mason City, Iowa
    NIACC was NOT a sponsoring organization.
    We apologize if the listing implied that it was.

    World View Weekend

    October 19-20, 2001

    World View Weekend

    "Evidence That Demands A Verdict"

    Bloomington Assembly of God
    8600 Bloomington Ave. South
    Bloomington, MN 55425

    Kerby Anderson, Bill Jack, David Noebel, Josh McDowell, Norm Geisler, Ron Carlson

    Friday, 6:45 - 10:15 pm
    Saturday, 8:30 am - 5:30 pm

    For more information visit their website



    Did You Have Questions?

    An Open Forum: Answers To Hard Questions.

    On October 16, 7:30 pm

    Meeting in the Blue Room, on the main floor of Nazareth Hall
    (the building with the satellite dishes)
    at Northwestern College,
    3003 North Snelling, Roseville Minnesota.

    There was be a panel of...
    well, they didn't want to be called experts.
    But, just the same, they might have gotten bored
    if there were no interesting questions.

    This was be a time to ask our panel of Creationists any question about origins, creation or evolutionism that you have ever wanted to ask.

    Soul Institute

    October 5 & 6

    Soul Institute Presents

    Greg Koukl of "Stand To Reason"

    Meetings held At
    Berean Baptist Church of Burnsville
    309 County Road 42

    Visit their web site at www.bereanbaptist.com/

    "Stand to Reason trains Christians
    to think more clearly about their faith
    and to make an even-handed, incisive, yet gracious defense
    for Christianity and Christian values in the public square."

    Friday 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm "Ten Bad Arguments Against Religion"

    Saturday 8:30am - 12:00 noon, "Tactics in Defending the Faith"

    Saturday 1:30 pm - 5:00 pm "Why I'm Not an Evolutionist"

    Greg will examine the weakness of two essential pillars of Darwinism in a way that anyone can follow. He will then give three reasons to take Intelligent Design seriously. Study notes provided. Refreshments will also be served, and the seminar is free and open to the public who may attend any part or all of the meetings.

    Note That Mr. Koukl holds an old universe position. For a commentary by TCCSA, click HERE.

    This is recommended for 7th graders and up, although all adults are encouraged to attend if looking for ways to discuss this issue with any age child.

    It is especially pertinent because of the teaching children receive in the school regarding evolution, recent magazine articles, a PBS series on Evolution, and the decision of Dist. 196 last year to refuse two books on Intelligent Design for their library.

    For more information call (952) 898-0682 or contact gnickw{at}netzero.net

    Tuesday, October 2, 2001
    12:00 noon - 2:00 p.m.

    Message from "2001 North Iowa Creationism Publicity"
    Creationist friends in the region! Be our Guest for a FREE LUNCH! at a Christian Leaders Meeting

    At The Union, the North Iowa Youth for Christ building
    2210 S. Federal Ave. (Hwy 65) Mason City, Iowa
    (About 1 mile north of New Hwy 18, white building on west side of the street just south of the railroad tracks --
    Ample parking on north and west sides of the building)
    What's this about?

    Hear Dr. Henry Morris III of the Institute for Creation Research (ICR), a speaker for events of October 20 - 21 (described below) explain why the Creation vs. Evolution issue is so significant.

    This opportunity is being provided to energize and equip people, to distribute promotional materials (full color posters and brochures), and to provide an opportunity for fellowship for Christian leaders in North Iowa and Southern Minnesota.

    Who should attend? Pastors, Youth Pastors and/or key layleaders !


    September 20th-22nd, Thursday - Saturday evenings 7:00 pm

    Dr. Don Chittick

    To Be Rescheduled Probably 2002

    Creation Seminar

    Dr. Chittick was also to preach on creationism
    at the Sunday 10:00 AM Worship Services

    All Meetings were intended to be
    at First Baptist Church
    State Hwy 235 at Elementary Ave.
    Parkers Prairie, MN 56361

    September 18, 7:30 pm

    "Grand Canyon Eyewitness Account"

    Russ McGlenn

    Important Notice: Due to travel difficulties, original speaker, Dr. Chittick will not be here in time for the meeting.

    We will reschedule his presentation, The Puzzle of Ancient Man, for a later time.

    Would You Have Become Famous?

    By A Search for Manipogo

    You Missed It For This Year
    August 8 - 11 or for those who stay longer 8 - 14
    Watch For Next Year

    For an interview and sketch by an eyewitness, click HERE.
    For more information click

    The Loch Ness Monsters Of Manitoba!

    Manipogo is a dinosaur era creature that has been spotted in Lake Manitoba, Canada. Russ McGlenn and a group spent a week there looking for the creature and interviewing Native American peoples who have seen the animal. Russ believes it is a Plesiosaurus or Bacilasaurus and eyewitnesses say it may be up to 30 feet long.

    For a description of the summer 2000 search with pictures, click HERE.

    For a Registration Form for Summer 2001, Click HERE

    July 17, 7:30 pm


    Professional video, nice overview of creation/flood evidences. Discussion after.

    About The Author

    Walt Brown received a Ph.D. in mechanical engineering from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (M.I.T.) where he was a National Science Foundation Fellow. He has taught college courses in physics, mathematics, and computer science. Brown is a retired full colonel (Air Force), West Point graduate, and former Army ranger and paratrooper. Assignments during his 21 years in the military included: Director of Benet Research, Development, and Engineering Laboratories in Albany, New York; tenured associate professor at the U.S. Air Force Academy; and Chief of Science and Technology Studies at the Air War College. For most of his life Walt Brown was an evolutionist, but after many years of study, he became convinced of the scientific validity of creation and a global flood. Since retiring from the military in 1980, Dr. Brown has been the Director of the Center for Scientific Creation and has been involved full time in research, writing, and speaking on origins.

    Walter Brown's Comprehensive Book "In The Beginning" will be on sale.

    In the Beginning is a great creation science book for teens and adults. It's easy to read, carefully researched, meticulously documented, and offers answers to the most important questions of the origins controversy. Besides the usual creation-science approach to questions about the historicity of Genesis and what happened to make the dinosaurs extinct, the book is unique in explaining for the first time how twenty-five major earth features -- including mountains, volcanoes, the Grand Canyon, and ice ages -- resulted from a worldwide flood. At the same time, it reveals serious yet little-known problems with many evolutionist ideas about earth history and the origin of life -- including many ideas that evolutionists themselves have discarded, but are still taught as fact in children's textbooks. You owe it to yourself to get this book.
    Mary Pride's Big Book of Home Learning, Volume Three, Science Reviews

    John Nuckols' Bookstore -- all 20% off at the meeting

    Roslyn Park Wesleyan Church
    5300 6th Street NE
    Fridley MN 55432

    On the corner of 53rd and 6th Street. N. between Central & University. 53rd is the first stop light south of 694 and 6th Street is approximately 4 blocks east of University.

    Dinosaur Dig Camps!

    Now you'll have to wait until next year!

    Russ and John

    Dinosaur digs are in full swing in South Dakota but we still have openings for some activities. You will find dates, times, places and costs as well as an application by clicking below. Do some thing different for your summer vacation; dinosaurs are waiting to be discovered.

    We hope to provide scholarships for 10-12 students who would otherwise be unable to attend one of the dinosaur digs. These are young people who are interested and excited about science. We want to offer them a $150 scholarship if they can raise an additional $100 plus travel expenses. Some of these kids make life-changing decisions while attending camp.

    We are supported by teaching home-school students as well as by interested congregations and individuals. Russ would like to present his missions outreach to your church Missions Convention. Please consider inviting him. As the Lord provides, we reach out to Native American and foreign-born communities with the Creation message. Will you help? All gifts made out to TCCSA are tax deductible. Please specify what you want your gift used for.

    Click Dinosaur Dig!

    For New Pictures of the Summer 2000 Dig, Click HERE.

    For Final Report on Riley Site Dig for 2000 click HERE

    For a report on Badlands fossils, click HERE.

    Summer Dinosaur Digs

    Dates for the Dino Dig 2001:
    June 11-15 [done], 18-22 [done], July 2-6 [done], 9-13[done], 2001

    For a Registration Form for 2001, Click HERE

    Wednesday, June 20, 7:30 pm, Special Meeting

    Dr. Edward Blick

    Retired Professor of Engineering at Oklahoma University and Creation Pioneer.


    A discussion at a technical level of the SECOND LAW OF THERMO-DYNAMICS as it relates to evolution for those advanced in the subject.


    For an insight into the debate on this subject, see Debate Page or click HERE .
    To see Dr. Blick's article on the second law of thermodynamics, click HERE .

    Roslyn Park Wesleyan Church
    5300 6th Street NE
    Fridley MN 55432

    On the corner of 53rd and 6th Street. N. between Central & University. 53rd is the first stop light south of 694 and 6th Street is approximately 4 blocks east of University.

    June 19, 7:30 pm

    Dr. Edward Blick

    Retired Professor of Engineering at Oklahoma University and Creation Pioneer.

    "Genesis vs Evolution Slide Show"

    Prof. Edward Blick taught for 36 years at the University of Oklahoma in the ; The Schools of Aerospace, Mechanical & Nuclear Engineering The School of Petroleum & Geological Engineering. He was an Adjunct Professor of Meteorology and an Adjunct Professor of Medicine. He published approximately 150 scientific papers in these areas. He was the Associate Dean of Engineering and Assist. Dean of the Graduate School at the University of Oklahoma. He worked for McDonnell Aircraft Corp on the first manned space capsule (Mercury) and on the F4H and F101 jet fighters. He also worked for Lockheed Missiles and Spacecraft Co. on the Polarus Re-entry Missile and other missile systems.

    Dr. Blick discussed how Biblical creation a relatively short time ago is supported by dozens of scientific indicators. In addition he discussed the fossil record evidence against evolution and the social and moral consequences of the adoption of evolution religion by our government schools.

    Meeting was held in the Blue Room,
    On the main floor of Nazareth Hall
    (the building with the satellite dishes to the right (Northeast) of our usual building -- Totino Fine Arts Center)

    Answers in Genesis Video Series With Ken Ham

    Aired on Metro Cable: Network/Channel 6 (MCN)

    June 5th: 8:30 - 9:00pm "Is there really a God?" [done]
    June 12th: 9:30-10:00pm "Why is there death and suffering?" [done]
    June 19th: 9:30-10:00pm "Is Genesis relevant today?" [done]

    The complete video series is comprised of 12 videos, however we only have plans to show 3 at this time. Lord willing, we may be able to show additional programs as funds come in.

    These programs feature a dynamic, multi-media presentation by Ken Ham, Founder and Director of Answers in Genesis (www.answersingenesis.org). This series will be a great way to learn more about the importance of the Bible, Genesis, and God! Through these videos, the viewer will be encouraged to take God's word seriously from the very first verse, and will learn important answers to common objections to the Bible/Christianity.

    Each program will feature an introduction/wrap-up by Chris Cowen, with TCCSA's website/contact information, as well as information about the upcoming TCCSA meeting with Dr. Blick (on June 20th).

    Most importantly, there will also be information given after each program on how the viewer can enter into a personal relationship with the Creator of the Universe, Jesus Christ.

    Every home in the 7 county metro area with cable access (any supplier) will be able to view the program on MCN/Channel 6...over 600,000 homes.

    Jill Whitlock -
    A Geologist Who Became A Creationist


    May 15, 2001, 7:30 p.m. Totino Fine Arts Center, Rm. 115, Northwestern College, 3003 North Snelling, Roseville Minnesota

    Author, Home Educator and Speaker from Fort Myers, FL. Jill was the first female geologist in Denver and the third ever trained at Texas A & M University. A former evolutionary geologist, she has for the past 16 years applied her expertise in studying and compiling information on Creation Science. She is home schooling her own children and providing excellent resources for other home schoolers including the website Media Angels.) Co-author of Creation teaching books on Science, Astronomy, Anatomy, Geology and more, she is also a dynamic speaker who reaches all ages. Women and youth especially will enjoy as she shares her experiences and vast knowledge.

    Jill Whitlock 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 Dec. 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. Jill has spent over 12 years studying and compiling information on Creation Science and is available for seminars.

    (What is that?)

    (What do they mean?)

    8:30 AM-12:00 NOON

    LINWOOD WESLEYAN CHURCH (Sanctuary) 1101 East 57th Street
    Sioux Falls, SD


    Answered those questions and more in his talk: Life, Information, God and His Word:
    Breaking the Stranglehold of Materialism.

    OVERVIEW OF PRESENTATION: Information is not only essential to all biological mechanisms involved with life; it is also central to all of mankind's activities. What is the true nature of biological information and why might it be critically important to Christians?

    A scientific examination of the basic nature of information reveals it to be the most powerful earthly weapon available for destroying the stranglehold that materialism/ evolutionism has on the Church and our nation.


    * What is the foundational assumption of modern science?
    * Why does this assumption reject God's existence?
    * How does a scientific understanding of biological information falsify this basic assumption of modern science?
    * How can we use our understanding of information to scientifically and logically establish the existence and nature of God and the nature of man?


    Bob Compton is an international consultant in immunology and infectious diseases of cattle. He is a doctor of veterinarian medicine and a doctor of philosophy in physiology. He and his wife Patty live in Midvale, Idaho and are actively engaged in reestablishing the Biblical worldview in Idaho and the nation. His enthusiasm is infectious and his knowledge is extensive! Please don't miss this opportunity to be encouraged and strengthened.

    For more information e-mail Bill Myers INFO-LINE: (605) 332-0755

    You Could Have Gone To Texas!!?

    For The First Ever International Creationist Build-Your-Own-Fossil-Museum Seminar

    WHEN: Tuesday, April 24, 2001 (3:00 P.M.) through Wednesday, April 25, 2001 (9:00 P.M.)

    WHERE: Mt. Blanco Fossil Museum, Crosbyton, Texas U.S.A. (near Lubbock, TX; Lubbock has an international airport)

    WHO: Creationist organization leaders/representatives AND grassroots creationist individuals.

    web site http://www.mtblanco.com

    April 17, 2001

    David Bergman - of Commons Sense Science

    "A Creationist Cosmology"

    7:30 p.m. Totino Fine Arts Center, Rm. 116, Northwestern College, 3003 North Snelling, Roseville Minnesota

    (Changed at the last minute to Erickson Hall)
    Meetings Are Free and Open To The Public

    (After you have wrestled with your Tax Forms, you can appreciate that much of modern physics does not make sense either. Here is one who makes a lot of sense.)

    Visit Common Sense Science Website http://www.CommonSenseScience.org

    The Big Bang Cosmology is promoted so heavily that most people are unaware of an alternative or the scientific advantages of a Creationist Cosmology. Although the Bible declares the origin of the universe and even describes its basic features, many creationists are unaware of the nature of the heavens and the place of earth in the universe. "A Creationist Cosmology" presents a description of the universe that answers fundamental questions based on the revelations of the Prophets and the scientific discoveries of Bergman and Lucas on the nature of matter. Answers are offered to such fundamental questions as:

    1. Is the earth at the center of the universe?
    2. Is the earth in motion?
    3. Is the universe expanding?
    4. How old and how big is the universe?
    5. What is the meaning of red-shifted starlight?
    6. Did the universe create itself?
    7. Does Nature create elementary particles?
    8. Does space have properties?
    9. Do chance events occur in the universe?
    10. Are there other inhabited planets?
    11. How does gravity shape the universe?
    12. Do we see order or chaos in the universe?

    "A Common Sense Approach to the Atom"

    The Common Sense model of the atom is based on the Scientific Method and Worldview Principles that most people understand and accept. This presentation reviews ancient Greek Science and progress made in the Classical Period. Then Quantum Theory and the new Electric Theory of Matter are compared in terms of the Scientific Method and basic Worldview Principles on the nature of things in the universe.

    Russ McGlenn
    March 20, 2001, 7:30 pm

    Russ McGlenn

    Dinosaur Dig Report

    Russ McGlenn presented a report on his activities this past summer while digging for fossils in the Badlands of South Dakota. Each summer he leads groups to some exotic location to dig for evidence of extinct creatures. In addition, he tries to find creatures thought extinct but with mounting evidence they still exist. For some reason he thinks finding a dinosaur with skin and muscle on it's bones might be fun. Maybe you will want to join him this summer on one of his fabulous excursions.

    All our programs are rated "G" for Grrrrrreat.

    See the Adventure Page
    and Dinosaur Dig Page for a taste of this exciting meeting.

    7:30 p.m. Totino Fine Arts Center, Rm. 116* Northwestern College, 3003 North Snelling, Roseville Minnesota
    (*The opposite side of the building as usual)

    February 23 and 24 2001

    Answers in Genesis Seminar

    Sheraton Sioux Falls Hotel and Convention Center
    1211 N West Avenue
    Sioux Falls SD

    Ken Ham, Buddy Davis and Robert Humphries
    [See Answers In Genesis Web Site For More About Them]

    Friday afternoon was an event for school age kids.
    Admittance is free as love offerings were received.
    The address for the S.F. Convention Center is 1211 North West Ave.

    Thursday, February 22, 2001, 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

    Creation vs. Evolution DEBATE

    Dr. Duane Gish vs Dr. Edward Max

    Gustavus Adolphus College, Christ Chapel

    St. Peter Minnesota

    Dr. Duane Gish of I.C.R. debated evolutionist Dr. Edward Max.

    This was Dr. Gish's last debate as he is 79. He told us that he has always said that when he turned 80, he would ask for an early retirement. (His wife is ill and requires his care.)

    For a summary of Dr. Max's previous debate with Dr. Gish, click HERE.

    Video Tapes Available From Lehrke Productions

    Wednesday, February 21, 2001, 7:00 pm

    Dr. Duane Gish

    "The validity of creation as an alternative to evolution for an explanation of life's diversity"

    Sunrise Assemblies of God Church in St. Peter, Minnesota

    All denominations including atheists were welcome.

    For more information, you could have called (507) 934-1468.

    Tuesday, February 20, 2001, 7:30 pm

    Dr. Duane Gish

    From the Institute for Creation Research (ICR)

    Career Highlights of a Creation Pioneer
    and Answer Audience Questions

    Meeting held at Grace Church of Roseville

    Dr. Duane Gish, internationally noted author, speaker and debater was our personal guest for this meeting. For more than 40 years Dr. Gish has been an outspoken leader in the Creation movement in the United States and around the world. He has experienced both high praise from allies and bitter attacks by enemies. At Berkley, his alma mater and long considered a bastion of free speech, he was not even allowed to speak by hecklers who were unhindered by campus authorities.

    This was an unusual opportunity to see Dr. Gish in a less formal setting and ask questions. Find out more about what makes him tick and where his strength lies. Dr. Gish is -- amazingly -- 79 years old and has incredible physical and intellectual energy! Many of his books were on sale and could be autographed.

    this is one of the last speaking engagements because Dr. Gish told us that he has always said that when he turned 80, he would ask for an early retirement.

    Video Tapes Available From Lehrke Productions

    Science Fair, February 17 - 18, 2001

    Did You Come And Support It?

    Har Mar Mall, Roseville, MN.
    (County Road B and Snelling Avenue)

    January 16, 2001

    Pasteur Title
    LOCATION CHANGE -- Meeting will be in the Blue Room,
    On the main floor of Nazareth Hall
    (the building with the satellite dishes to the right of our usual building)

    If you come to the usual room, there will be a notice -- but come early!
    Parking will be tight due to a concert so you may need to walk from distant lots.

    7:30 p.m. Northwestern College, 3003 North Snelling, Roseville Minnesota

    The audience will be surprised to find out that they are not at Nortwestern College but at the Pasteur Institute in Paris in 1895 shortly before Louis died. Louis Pasteur will review his life works with the group who have come to visit for a tour of the Pasteur Institute. If we would have time a tour would proceed to the rabbit cages in the basement where rabies vaccine is being prepared.

    For more Information, Click HERE.

    Educational Event


    Thursday Night
    December 7, 2000, at 7:30
    In the U of M's Northrop Auditorium.

    The Physics Force is a troupe of physics instructors that display a fun circus of do-not-try-this-at-home physics demonstrations to groups of all ages. They put on a show free of charge open to the public. My college physics instructor said that this troupe has the mentality of "why do it with a pop can when it's more fun with a 55-gallon drum?"

    Details at:
    (links to articles about past performances are posted therein)

    Directions at:

    November 30 - December 2, 2000

    Creation Science and Evolution Theory Seminar on Violence Prevention

    at the Glencoe High School Auditorium (1825 16th St., Glencoe)

    The public was invited to attend a three-day, 9 & 1/2 hour Creation Science and Evolution Theory Seminar on Violence Prevention on Thursday, November 30 through Saturday, December 2; at the Glencoe High School Auditorium (1825 16th St.; Glencoe).

    The intent of the seminar was to educate the public on Worldviews and their related sociological impacts and to make known what individuals and the community can do to prevent and reduce violent crime and other offenses. Each night offered a different outline of information including discussion of Origins and Pre-flood data on Thursday from 6:30 - 9:30 p.m.; Post -flood on Friday from 6:30 - 9:30 p.m.; and Sociological Impact on Saturday from 1:00 to 5:30 p.m.

    Saturday also included a question/answer panel with a former legislator, school board member and the speaker. This portion of the seminar addressed the connection between the seminar topics and the implementation of the Profile of Learning, Minnesota's Graduation Standard and the impact these new laws will have on you and your family.

    There was no charge for the seminar, a free will offering was taken to defray the costs of the seminar. This seminar was not intended for young children.

    November 21, 2000

    "Star of Bethlehem"

    The Magi knew from looking at the stars that Jesus was born the King of the Jews -- and they were GOOD GUYS! How did they know and how does this fit in with the Biblical prohibitions concerning astrology?

    For articles on the star of Bethlehem, click HERE.

    November 17, 2000

    Spoke to Christian Apologetics Ministries

    "How to use Creationism as an Evangelistic and Apologetic Tool"

    7:30 p,m., Room 308, Grace Church of Edina, 5300 France Avenue, Edina

    November 12, 2000, 7:00-8:30 p.m.

    Chatroom: "Do The Bible And Science Conflict"

    Sponsored by Don Bierle's FaithStudies
    and Wooddale Church

    You logged on to www.wooddale.org
    Between Friday 11/10 5:00 pm (CST) and Sunday 11/12 7:00
    To download the Chatroom Software (Takes 3 - 5 minutes)

    Then chatted to your heart's content (and your mind's limit)

    NOVEMBER 9 and 10, 2000

    "Darwinism Comes To America"*

    "History of Scientific Creationism"*

    Dr. Ronald Numbers, William Coleman Professor of History of Science and Medicine, University of Wisconsin

    *Dr. Numbers is a prominent critic of creationism.

    Professor Numbers spoke on Thursday on the effect of Darwin on America. His main thesis was that America was already beginning to accept the nebular hypothesis as the origin of the solar system over a long period of time and the geologic ages of Lyell as the source of the rocks, so that Darwin was just another aspect of seeing the world as in a slow process of formation. Yet many of those in favor of Darwin had reservations about some parts and many of those opposed accepted some parts of Darwin's thesis. Dr. Numbers pointed out that Darwin's loss of faith came because his father died as a good man but an unbeliever and Charles could not accept that his father might be burning in hell. The final straw came as his favorite daughter, Annie, died and Charles could not accept that a loving creator would allow such a thing to happen.

    Interestingly, in the question time, Dr. Numbers was asked about the intelligent design movement and said he did not think it was a good idea to reintroduce the supernatural into science, although he did admit in one on one questioning afterwards that it was a logical error to believe that the scope of science was all of reality. He also said that his own fall from faith came as a result of investigating the origin of the church he was raised in, The Seventh Day Adventists.

    Numbers has specialized in the history of evangelical challenges to biological evolution. His publications include Darwinism Comes to America; The Creationists: The Evolution of Scientific Creationism; and God and Nature: Historical Essays on the Encounter between Christianity and Science.

    Thursday, Nov. 9, 2000, 7:00 p.m. Public Lecture

    Friday, Nov. 10, 10:00 a.m. Convocation

    It was held in Hoversten Chapel of the Foss Center on the Augsburg College campus in Minneapolis


    Worldview Weekend

    October 20 - 21, 2000

    What is a "World View"? Do you get the impression that it is a highly theoretical academic topic of no use to real people? Well, we all have a world view and we interpret everything we experience through its filter. If we do not understand worldview differences, we fail to see where the problem lies in communicating with others.

    Creation and evolution are foundations for two diametrically opposed worldviews. The two sides do not even speak the same language.

    Ken Ham (Answers in Genesis)
    David Barton (Wallbuilders - showing America's Christian heritage.)
    Hosted by the American Family Association

    Bloomington Assembly of God
    8600 Bloomington Ave.
    Bloomington MN 55445

    See more about this series on the Worldview Website http://www.worldviewweekend.com/

    On October 17, 2000

    "Confronting Secular Journalists About the Science of Evolution."

    For over five years, Dave Stoltzmann has written letters and articles to various editors, about the physics and probabilities associated with evolution. No response has ever been given to these submissions, and one must ask the question of how effective are such attempts at communication.

    Even Marilyn Vos Savant ("Ask Marilyn" column in Parade Magazine) will not answer simple probability questions that discredit evolution, despite the books she publishes (The Power of Logical Thinking) that give example after example of how to use probabilities correctly to solve everyday questions.

    Lately, very narrow-interest publications like Physics Today and Sky & Telescope have gone out of their way to publish negative editorials critical of the Kansas School Board decisions. Why do these editors feel they have a "scientific" duty to attack non-evolutionary points of view? And why are no rebuttals allowed in their magazines, after they themselves throw the first punch?

    Dave Stoltzmann illustrated some very simple examples of how 'random-chance purposeless undirected' processes (evolution, and others) get the wrong answer 100% of the time, and only a directed process (Creation) can put order and complexity into anything useful.

    He used examples from his own field of work, optical design of lens systems, to illustrate how scientists use creative effort rather than random chance to solve their problems, because random chance always produces garbage rather than complexity. Evolutionary scientists know this, but choose to believe the opposite of the mathematical facts rather than have to admit to a Creator.

    For an article on this topic, click here.

    The 1925 Dayton, Tennessee Scopes Trial:
    The Legend Is Far More Myth Than Reality!

    You heard it all at the September 19, 2000 Meeting

    Lyndon Griffin

    What? You didn't? Well, then contact Lehrke Productions about the tape

    The Scopes Trial marked the beginning of the ACLU's strategy of winning the battle for public opinion by skillful use of mass media, relying on image rather than intellect. Note the recent quotation below:
    [From the "Creation 'Science' Debunked" Home Page.] "For most of us, the controversy over creation and evolution was settled way back in 1925, when Clarence Darrow eviscerated William Jennings Bryan in a country courtroom in Dayton, Tennessee. However, a growing number of recent attempts to remove evolutionary theory from the schoolroom, in favor of a "scientific" version of the Biblical Genesis story, demonstrates that the anti-evolutionist movement is still alive and well in America."

    September 14 - 15, 2000

    Prof. Phillip Johnson was in Town

    Dr. Philip Johnson, in meetings sponsored by The MacLaurin Institute, spoke on Thursday, Sept. 14 at Christ Presbyterian Church, on the topic of "The Wedge of Truth: A Simple Guide to Understanding the Creation/Evolution Controversy".

    He also spoke on Friday, Sept. 15, 7:00 to 8:30 PM at the University of Minnesota,on "The Case for Intelligent Design: Where Darwin and Dawkins Went Wrong." (His campus visit was sponsored by Search Ministries, MacLaurin Institute, and various other campus ministries.) He called for open discussion of the evidence for and against Darwinian evolution and pointed out the ways that language is used to obscure the issue, for instance pointing out that variations of finches beaks does not explain molecules to man evolution. The questions indicated that this was a new concept to some of the attendees.

    Dr. Philip Johnson has become a rallying point for over 40 scholars who are writing books and articles and leading conferences on what is now known as the Intelligent Design Movement. Well-known scholars include Dr. Michael Behe, author of Darwin's Black Box, and Dr. William Dembski, whose book The Design Inference is published by Cambridge University Press. Several new scholarly works by other movement scholars are on the presses.

    Many of Johnson's books as well as those of his colleagues as seen on the Intelligent Design Movement website will be on sale at the monthly TCCSA meetings listed here or by contacting John Nuckols.

    Or call MacLaurin Institute at 612-378-1935 or visit their website http://www.maclaurin.org

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