Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Society of Creation

In light of the ongoing debate over Creation vs. Evolution within the LCMS, I recently decided to add my support to a relatively young organization in Synod set up to promote creation studies.  As a pastor I was eligible for "associate membership" as regular membership is reserved for those active in teaching and administration of colleges and universities.  I would encourage you to check out their site and see if you might support them also.

Link:
Society of Creation

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

New Creation Conference and Reactions

The May issue of the Reporter announced an upcoming conference on the subject of creation to be held at Concordia University - Wisconsin on July 8-10.  The conference will feature two keynote speakers: Dr. Danny Faulkner, an astronomer at Answers in Genesis, Petersburg, Ky., and Dr. Don DeYoung, chairman of the science and mathematics department at Grace College, Winona Lake, Ind. Other speakers will include Dr. Joel Heck, theology professor at Concordia-Texas.  You can find additional details of the conference and speakers on the website of the Society of Creation. As a side note check out the list of professors who are public members of this society as well as the opportunity to join as an associate member.  The Northwoods Seelsorger has applied for associate membership and invites all Missouri members who support the biblical teaching on creation to do likewise.

The announcement of this conference predictably arroused the attention of Dr. Matthew Becker, a very vocal critic of the Synod's stance on creation and an enthusiastic proponent of evolution.  He provides a critique of the Reporter article and the subject of creationism in the LCMS at his blog.  Other reactions to the announcement and subject matter also appeard on the ALPB's Forum Online in the thread "Bible: 'God Created the Universe.'" 

Might any readers of this blog have an interest in attending the conference?  Let me know!