Showing posts from June, 2017

Get an autographed copy of Is Genesis History?

We're offering special DVDs and Blu-rays autographed by seven of the scientists from the movie Is Genesis History?: Kurt Wise, Andrew Snelling, Steve Austin, Steve Boyd, Todd Wood, Doug Petrovich, and Danny Faulkner.  The cost is just $50, and all proceeds support the ministry of Core Academy of Science.  There are only ten DVDs and ten Blu-rays available, so if you want one, you better act quickly!

To get a DVD copy, click here:

To get a Blu-ray copy, click here:

Due to our busy schedule this week, we will ship these disks beginning Saturday, so you should expect to receive yours after the fourth of July holiday.

What's this all about?
Core Academy of Science - the creation and science ministry started by me, Todd Wood - is raising money to renovate our new building.  Core Academy helps Christian students better understand science and faith.  We create specialized curricula (including our in-progress textbook Introduction to Science), organize retreats for students and educat…

Darrow drama continues

Next month (three weeks from today), the annual Scopes Festival will be upon us here in Dayton, TN.  This year, the town is welcoming a new statue on the Courthouse lawn.  Well, most of the town is welcoming the statue.

I've written several times previously about the coming statue of Scopes Trial defense attorney Clarence Darrow (see here, here, and here).  The out of town press seem determined to whip up a "controversy" about this, but locally, there's only one person playing to this stereotype.  Now, Hemant Mehta (the "Friendly Atheist") seems to be genuinely worried about June Griffin's comments about the statue.  You can read about their unfortunate interactions at his blog.

I'm disappointed and distressed about this situation.  Jesus Christ commanded us to love our enemies, bless those that curse you, and pray for those who persecute you.  Why?  "That you may be children of your Father in heaven" (Matt. 5:45).  I've spent the pas…

The Quest

This is "The Quest."  It's not exactly as I delivered it at Andrews University last year, but it's pretty close.  I hope it encourages you, and I hope you'll join us.

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IGH Conference: Why I'm STILL a creationist

I don't have all the answers, but maybe my story might encourage someone.

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IGH conference: update

This has been an exhausting and exciting week already, but tomorrow takes the cake.  I'll be speaking five times, with three of those talks streaming on the IGH Facebook page.  Check in there at 8:30, 1:00, and 2:00 to see me present "Why I'm a Creationist," "The Quest: Creationism in the 21st Century," and a demonstration/talk on hominin fossils.  The talks will stay online after the conference is done so you can watch them at your leisure.

I'm really excited to present "The Quest."  It was very well-received last year at Andrews University, and now we'll have a video record of it.

Gotta work on that Quest book...

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IGH Conference: Monday

What a day!  We started the day with Del opening the conference, then I gave a really detailed look at creationist biology.  In the afternoon, we heard from Andrew Snelling on the age of the earth.  Then I gave a more condensed version of the creationist biology talk to a bigger crowd.  You can follow along right here:

Tomorrow, I'm giving a talk on the history creationist thought and a talk on baraminology.  I won't be streaming again until Thursday.

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Is Genesis History Conference Preview

I'm in Dickson, TN this week for the Is Genesis History? conference with a bunch of folks featured in the movie.  I'll be giving ten presentations (no kidding), and if you follow the IGH Facebook page, you'll be able to see me streamed live.  I'll be doing "Intro to Creation Biology" at 4 pm CENTRAL time on Monday (5 pm EASTERN) and then a little testimony on Thursday at 8:30 am central (9:30 eastern).  Also on Thursday at 1 pm (2 pm eastern), I'm doing a newer talk called "The Quest: Creationism in the 21st Century," which I'm really excited about.  Then at 2 pm (3 pm eastern), I'll be talking about the human fossil record.  Check out the IGH website for more info on the streaming schedule.  If you can only stream one talk, do "The Quest" at 1 pm (2 pm eastern) on Thursday.

There's a lot more from the conference that will be available later.  I'll also post a few impressions from each day as we go along.

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Do Moroccan fossils rewrite early history of humanity?

Headlines once again tell us that fossil discoveries require us to rewrite the history of humanity.  Once again ... not exactly.  I'll grant that these results are pretty cool, but they don't really require any major shift in our understanding of the origin of humanity.  So I created a helpful graphic to help me explain why.

First of all, what is this big discovery?  New human fossils were found at a Moroccan fossil site called Jebel Irhoud.  There have been numerous fossils discovered here before, with at least five different individuals discovered by this research team.  The fossils were dated by a method called thermoluminescence to 315,000 years before present.  The fossils also are a little different from modern humans, with a bit heavier brow and a longer, narrow brain case.

That date is pretty surprising since it's about 50% older than the previously "oldest" known Homo sapiens fossils.  It's also nearly twice as old as the date listed on the sign at t…

Core Academy's new home!

As most of you know, Core Academy has been on its own since 2013, exactly four years at the end of this month.  We have worked hard to build the ministry into something that reaches beyond just college students.  We now have video classes that minister to home school families.  We're working on a new textbook called Introduction to Science, which is going very well.  We also continue to work with college-aged interns on original research projects, maintain a busy speaking, research, and writing schedule, and teach classes at our local Christian school, Rhea County Academy (RCA).

All the while, we've been desperate for more space.  Even when we were part of Bryan College, we were outgrowing our space, and the problem's gotten much worse now that we are on our own.  The college graciously allowed us to use our offices, but we have continued to pray and seek suitable (and affordable) new space.  Our positive relationship with RCA led me to wonder if there might be a way to w…