Answers Conference 2009
Sunday and Monday, February 22-23
Mark Your Calendars for Special Creation Conference
This special conference hosted by St. Luke for our members, the public and area churches will feature Dr. Terry Mortenson of Answers in Genesis. Terry is a personal friend of Pastor Christopher and Linda, an extensive writer, speaker and debater on the Creation-Evolution controversy, both nationally and internationally. We encourage you to invite family, friends, and co-workers to this incredible opportunity to explore issues that shape people today.
Mark your calendars for Sunday seminars and dinner and for Monday evening seminars:
Sessions recommended for ages 11 and up.
Sunday, February 22
8:00 & 10:45 AM Worship Services: “Creation vs. Evolution: Why It Matters”
9:30 AM: “Dinosaurs: Have You Been Brainwashed?”
3:30 PM: “Noah’s Flood: Washing Away Millions of Years”
5:00 PM: Potluck Dinner (Please RSVP to the church office)
6:00 PM: “Genesis: Key to Evangelizing the Evolutionized”
Monday, February 23
6:00 PM: “Origin of Species: Was Darwin Right?”
7:15 PM: “Ape-men: the Grand Illusion”
Timely Issue – Charles Darwin Anniversaries
This year many around the world will celebrate two significant anniversaries: the 200th anniversary of Charles Darwin’s birth on February 12 and the 150th anniversary of the publishing of Darwin’s On the Origin of Species in November. Though many of the ideas of evolution were floating around at the time, Darwin’s book was seized on by many who wanted to justify a rejection of the Bible and its values. The Answers Conference 2009 will examine these theories to see if they hold up scientifically and Biblically.
Our Featured Speaker – Terry Mortenson
Like most people, Terry grew up in an education system that taught evolution as fact. During his first year at the University of Minnesota (where he majored in math) and shortly after becoming a Christian, he began to see the fallacy of the idea of millions of years of evolution. After completing his BA in Math, he began working as a missionary to college students in both the US and Eastern Europe. During his work at Purdue University he met his wife, Margie. (They have been happily married since 1976 and have eight children and three grandchildren.)
During this time he felt compelled to get further training to be able to answer the challenging questions confronted on college campuses. This led him to complete a MDiv. in Systematic Theology at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School and a PhD in History of Geology at Coventry University, UK.
Dr. Mortenson has lectured on the creation-evolution controversy in 18 countries since the late 1970s. He has spoken in homes, churches, schools (primary, middle and secondary), secular universities, Bible colleges and seminaries. Several of his popular lectures have been produced as DVDs and as TV programs. He has also participated in seven formal debates with Ph.D. evolutionary scientists in secular venues in four countries. He has also helped to lead seven-day geology field tours down the Colorado River through Grand Canyon.
Terry was a missionary with Campus Crusade for Christ for nearly twenty years. He has been a lecturer, author and researcher for Answers in Genesis for the last eight years.