In the Beginning - this was a brick of text book that was gifted to me by a lady at our church who painstakingly dealt with my list of questions on carbon dating… why can’t we assume consistent degradation of radioactive elements into their daughter products?? WHY??? Well, She knew why. I will confess, I did not read this book all the way through. It’s huge and very complex, but I did pick and choose topics that bothered me. I can loan it out.
In Six Days: this is complication of authors some philosophically focussed, but many of them physicists who use scientific language and the jargon secularist are used to, to discuss 6 day creation. This was a pivotal book because it was able to address questions about carbon dating, etc.
Creation Magazine: This is a quarterly publication. Not free.Institute for Creation Research: This is free monthly. It can be a bit bombastic, but I have liked having it as a counter to the onslaught of stuff I get in the media.Other media
Is Genesis History? A movie on the biological evidence for creation. It's just OK, in my opinion. I found the science a big foggy, partially because I am not familiar with some of the recent creationist theories for the global flood and for the fossil record, so some of the geological info went right over my head. It is however, very engaging and it is a pleasant watch and I like the premise.
God also put several people I really esteemed in my life who were creationists, including a head programmer at Sienna and a physics-PhD-turned-homeschooling-dad. And mostly Mrs. Judy C. A tireless and patient retired chemist who spoke gently to me about carbon dating several years ago now.
An aside, and to defend my 'absolute mania' for this next generation to take the university science departments by storm, is that we NEED Christian scientists. We NEED Christian Astro-Physicists and particularly we need Christians in the Philosophy of Science realm so we can have authoritative voices in the wilderness. We need sturdy places in which to ask our questions. We need Biblically-sound places to air our doubts within academia. I also found that the church needs to purpose to be a humble, gentle place to land, when earnest, truth seekers fall off the evolution train. It is paramount to helping other sisters navigate their origins worldview. So... like.... don’t rub it in after we realize we were indoctrinated idiots all the years, OK? Take it easy!
I feel like such poser in these theological forums. Much of the details of what I believe are still being forged, but I take comfort in both extremes: the thief on the cross, who in that horrid/perfect moment was converted and would go to Christ that day and then on the other end to Solomon, who grappled with God's perfect wisdom (and stumbled…) all of his long life.
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