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CORE gets stuff!

Last week I asked for prayer for a meeting on Friday, and I wanted to report that the meeting went about as good as it could possibly have gone.  At issue was the legal ownership of the CORE physical assets (computers, research equipment, library, etc.).  Since CORE is legally part of Bryan College, the college legally owns all our stuff.  But since CORE has long operated with a great deal of independence in fundraising and spending, I was hoping that the administration would release all of our assets to us so that we can continue the work of CORE in some form or another (especially if we get adopted).  I'm pleased to report that Bryan's president Stephen Livesay agreed to let us have everything, which is a HUGE blessing.

So thanks to all who prayed.  Now I'm leaving for another really important meeting tomorrow afternoon (out of state) that might provide a new institutional home for CORE.  I would appreciate your prayers for me and all the CORE personnel as we try to make…

Save CORE prayer requests

I don't have a lot to announce right now, but I wanted to update you on the status of the "adoption" proposals.  We sent out five proposals to five different Christian colleges or universities, and to date, I've heard from three of them.  One said no, one said we'll think about it, and one has asked me to come to their campus next week to talk about it.

I probably shouldn't have told you that, since I don't want to raise false hopes, but we need prayer.  We need to make wise choices over the coming month.  Remember that meetings and interest are good, but they're no guarantee of anything.

This week, I also have some important meetings and a lot of paperwork about the future of CORE that I'd like prayer for.  I can't really say right now what it's all about, but prayer is always good.

In case I haven't reminded you lately, God has a plan for us, and sometimes that plan involves pulling the rug out from under our feet.  It's not fun …

Sued for a bad grade?

I guess this was bound to happen:

Pa. grad student sues, says C grade cost her $1.3M

I don't know the specifics, so I'm not going to shoot my mouth off.  I'll only say that I've been wary of such things for a long time.  I once heard about a student who tried to complain to his professor about his homework grades.  He was having trouble answering the questions in the textbook, and he insisted that the questions were poorly worded (even though he was the only one in class struggling).  But the textbook he was complaining about had been written by the very professor he was complaining to.  If a student has that kind of chutzpah, lawsuits can't be far behind.

So my fellow professors, be careful out there!

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Save CORE: Here they go!

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After a difficult week finishing up our proposals, they are going out in the mail today!


Pray for these proposals.  Pray that they will be seriously considered.  Pray that we will receive the inevitable rejections with grace and hope.  And pray that one of these seeds will fall on fertile ground.

This weekend I have a short writing assignment to finish, then I start working on the next set of  proposals.

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"Save CORE" update

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Wow, this has been an amazing week, and it's still only Tuesday!  I'm seeing God work all around me, and it's nothing short of astonishing.  When I'm able to share the details, you will be thrilled!  In the meantime, I've got a lot to do, so I'm just going to give you a very quick update on our campaign to "Save CORE."  What you see in the picture below is a proposal and portfolio we're about to send to a number of important individuals who are in a position to basically adopt CORE for their institutions.


If you pray to the one true God, please pray for us now that these proposals will be well received and that God will guide us as we make even BIGGER plans for the future.  If you don't pray to the one true God, well... keep watching, because I think He's going to do something amazing.

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Origins 2013 Call for Abstracts

The Creation Biology Society has just posted the call for abstracts for Origins 2013 at their website.  Here's a link:
Origins 2013 Call for Abstracts

And here's the actual call for abstracts:


Origins 2013: Call for Abstracts
The summer conference of the Creation Biology and Creation Geology Societies will be held in Pittsburgh, PA on August 2-4, 2013.  We invite abstract submissions relevant to the life and earth sciences and the issue of origins.  Submissions must offer positive, constructive interpretations or criticisms.  All abstracts will be reviewed by an editor and at least one other specialist.  Submissions will be judged on scientific merit, adherence to the guidelines, and relevance to creationism.
Guidelines
Abstracts should not be longer than 700 words, including references.An abstract should be a complete summary of the paper, including any relevant findings or conclusions.Abstracts should be written in EnglishNames and affiliations of all authors should be included…