Acts and Facts, March 2017

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From the Editor : Working Together With One Mind / Jayme Durant p. 4
All In Favor… / Henry M. Morris, III. p. 5
Events : March. p. 8
Research : South America Shows the Flood Progression / Tim Clarey. p. 9
Impact : Refuting BioLogos: Do Japanese Lake Varves Prove an Old Earth? / Jake Hebert. p. 10
Back to Genesis : God’s Threading Machines /Brian Thomas. p. 14
Back to Genesis : What Is a Graven Image? / Henry M. Morris, III. p. 15
Back to Genesis : Evolutionary Clock Futility / Jeffrey P. Tomkins. p. 16
Major Evolution Blunders : Convergent Evolution Is a Seductive Intellectual Swindle / Randy J. Guliuzza. p. 17
Creation Q & A : Are Planets Only Thousands of Years Old? / Brian Thomas. p. 20
Apologetics : “Clever Creatures: Wise from Receiving Wisdom” / James J. S. Johnson. p. 21
Stewardship : Building Biblically / Henry M. Morris, IV. p. 22
Letters to the Editor. p. 23
Homeschool Resources (ad) p. 24

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Executive editor: Jayme Durant

Acts & Facts, Vol. 46, No. 3, March 2017, monthly, free. 24 pages. ISSN: 1094-8562

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Acts and Facts, February 2017

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From the Editor : Creation Matters / Jayme Durant p. 4
Creation Is the Foundation / Henry M. Morris, III. p. 5
Events : February. p. 8
Research : Monkey Business in the Chimp Genome / Jeffrey P. Tompkins. p. 9
Impact : Gravitational Waves and the Space-Time Continuum / Vernon R. Cupps. p. 10
Back to Genesis : The Beginning of Knowledge /Jason Lisle. p. 14
Back to Genesis : Fast-Changing Killifish Swim Past Evolution / Brian Thomas. p. 15
Major Evolution Blunders : Evolutionary Psychology for Serious Tabloid Readers / Randy J. Guliuzza. p. 17
Creation Q & A : Why Do Kangaroos Live Only In Australia? / Brian Thomas. p. 20
Apologetics : Pushy Parasites and Parental Passwords / James J. S. Johnson. p. 21
Stewardship : Senior Advantages with Charitable Gift Annuities / Henry M. Morris, IV. p. 22
Letters to the Editor. p. 23
Guide to the Universe book (ad) p. 24

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Nature Friend, March 2017

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Let’s Take A Hike : Violet Sabrewing Hummingbird — Costa Rica (photo) / Jason Yoder. p. 2
The Birders’ Trail : King of the Birds / Aden Troyer. p. 3
From the Editor’s Quill : Amazing Creation Seminar, June 16-17, 2017, Penn Valley Retreat / Kevin Shank. p. 4
Scavenger Hunt. p. 4
Invisibles / Titus Martin. p. 5
Hooded Visitors / Frieda Walter. p. 6
Pictures & Poems. p. 8
Wondernose : Wildlife Wondernose Question #175: What Bird Eats Its Own Feathers? / Rebecca Martin. p. 10
The Mailbox. p. 13
Creation Close-Ups. p. 14
You Can Draw : A Country Scene from November. p. 15
You Can Draw : A Striped Skunk / Michelle Beidler. p. 16
Deciduous Bones / Titus Martin. p. 18
To Sho”e” a Skunk / Anita Stolzfus. p. 20
Editor’s Note / Kevin Shank. p. 21
The Heavens Declare God’s Glory : The Grip of Gravity / Morris Yoder. p. 22
In Our Skies / Shaphan Shank. p. 23
Story Starters for…Winter, Spring, Summer / Kevin Shank. p. 24
Caption This : What’s That Beautiful Bird Doing Inside that Funny-Looking Cage? p. 25
Gardening Word Search / Ian Kao. p. 26
End of the Trail : A Kansas Sunset (photo) / Kaleb Kroeker. p. 27

Editors: Kevin & Bethany Shank

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Creation Research Society Quarterly, Fall 2016


Editorial : The Previous Issue and an Overview of this Issue / Danny Faulkner. p. 4
Comets, the Kuiper Belt and the Oort Cloud / John G. Hartnett. p. 5
Neutron Stars in Globular Clusters: Evidence of Young Age? / Paul Nethercott. p. 14
Cells as Information Processors Part 2: Hardware Implementation / Dr. Royal Truman. p. 19
The Apparent Age of the Time-Dilated Universe II: Gyrochronology, Magnetic Orbital Decay of Close Solar-Type Binaries and Errata / Ronald G. Samec. p. 42
Conference Reports : CRS Conference Abstracts, July 28-30, 2016, Ann Arbor4, MI. p. 58
Letters to the Editor : Mis-understanding Genesis 1 / George P. Drake; A Young Earth Model for Genesis 1:1-19 / Delmar A. Dobberpuhl; The Modern Creationist Movement–Repeating History? / B. T. Mann. p. 68
Media Reviews : Dinosaur Blood and the Age of the Earth by Fazale Rana / Kevin Anderson. p. 73
Media Reviews : Evolution 2.0: Breaking the Deadlock Between Darwin and Design by Perry Marshall / Robert Lattimer. p. 79
Media Reviews : Why You Think the Way You Do: The Story of Western Worldviews from Rome to Home by Glenn Sunshine / Don DeYoung. p. 81
Media Reviews : One Small Speck to Man: the Evolution Myth, 2nd ed. by Vij Sodera / Jerry Bergman. p. 82
Media Reviews : Faith Unraveled: How a Girl Who Knew All the Answers Learned to Ask Questions by Rachael Held Evans / Jerry Bergman. p. 84
Media Reviews : Cell Biology by the Numbers by Ron Milo and Rob Phillips / Rick Roberts. p. 86
Media Reviews : The Created Cosmos: What the Bible Reveals About Astronomy by Danny Faulkner and Lee Anderson / Brooke Nelson. p. 87
Media Reviews : Guide to Dinosaurs by Brian Thomas, Tim Clarey, Susan Wilson, and Jayme Durant / Don DeYoung. p. 88
Creation Research Society Conference, July 28-29, 2017, Bob Jones University in Greenville, SC. p. 89
Media Reviews : Echoes of the Jurassic by Kevin Anderson / John Reed. p. 90
Instructions to Authors. p. 91
Membership/Subscription Application and Renewal Form. p. 93
Order Blank for Past Issues. p. 94
iDINO II : Investigation of Dinosaur Intact Natural Osteo-tissue (ad). p. 95

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Editor: Danny Faulkner

Creation Research Society Quarterly, Vol. 53, No. 1, Fall 2016, quarterly, $38 for CRS Quarterly and Creation Matters, 80 p. ISSN: 0092-9166

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Theistic Evolution: A Scientific, Philosophical, and Theological Critique

Theistic Evolution: A Scientific, Philosophical, and Theological Critique / Edited by J. P. Moreland, Stephen C. Meyer, Chris Shaw, Wayne Grudem.

Publication date: November 2017

Crossway Books
ISBN-10: 1433552868
ISBN-13: 9781433552861
Pages: 800
Price: $55

Summary:
The debate about biological origins continues to be hotly contested within the Christian church. Prominent organizations such as Biologos (USA) and Faraday Institute (UK) insist that Christians must yield to an unassailable scientific consensus in favor of contemporary evolutionary theory and modify traditional biblical ideas about the creation of life accordingly. They promote a view known as “theistic evolution” or “evolutionary creation.” They argue that God used—albeit in an undetectable way—evolutionary mechanisms to produce all forms of life. This book contests this proposal. Featuring two dozen highly credentialed scientists, philosophers, and theologians from Europe and North America, this volume provides the most comprehensive critique of theistic evolution yet produced. It documents evidential, logical, and theological problems with theistic evolution, opening the door to scientific and theological alternatives—making the book essential reading for understanding this worldview-shaping issue.

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Old Earth or Evolutionary Creation? : Discussing Origins with Reasons to Believe and BioLogos

Old Earth or Evolutionary Creation? : Discussing Origins with Reasons to Believe and BioLogos / Edited by Kenneth Keathley, J. B. Stump and Joe Aguirre

Publication date: July 2017
InterVarsity Press/IVP Academic
ISBN-10: 0830852921
ISBN-13: 9780830852925
Pages: 256
Price: $16
Series: BioLogos Books on Science and Christianity

Summary:
Christians confess that God created the heavens and the earth. But they are divided over how God created and whether the Bible gives us a scientifically accurate account of the process of creation.

Representatives of two prominent positions—old earth creation (Reasons to Believe) and evolutionary creation (BioLogos)—have been in dialogue over the past decade to understand where they agree and disagree on key issues in science and theology. This book is the result of those meetings.

Moderated by Southern Baptist seminary professors, the discussion between Reasons to Believe and BioLogos touches on many of the pressing debates in science and faith, including biblical authority, the historicity of Adam and Eve, human genetics and common descent, the problem of natural evil, and methodological naturalism. While both organizations agree that God created the universe billions of years ago, their differences reveal that far more is at stake here than just the age of the earth.

Old Earth or Evolutionary Creation? invites readers to listen in as Christian scholars weigh the evidence, explore the options, and challenge each other on the questions of creation and evolution. In a culture of increasing polarization, this is a model for charitable Christian dialogue.

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  • Showcases charitable dialogue in the debate between creation and evolution
  • Features representatives from BioLogos and Reasons to Believe
  • Presents an accessible summary of evolutionary creationism and old-earth creationism
  • Examines the key theological and scientific questions regarding Christianity and science
  • Explores such issues as biblical authority, origin of life, Adam and Eve, human uniqueness, and natural evil

Table of Contents:

Introduction: How Did We Get Here? / Hugh Ross, Deborah Haarsma, and Kenneth Keathley
1. Boundaries: What Views Define Your Organization? /Robert Stewart, Deborah Haarsma, Hugh Ross, and Kenneth Samples
2. Biblical Authority: What Is the Nature of Biblical Authority? / Steve Lemke, John Walton, and Kenneth Samples
3. The Original Couple: What Are the Range of Viable Positions Concerning Adam and Eve? /Ted Cabal, Loren Haarsma, and Kenneth Samples
4. Death, Predation, and Suffering: Is “Natural Evil” Evil? / James Dew, J. B. Stump, and Hugh Ross
5. Divine Action: How Does God Interact with the Natural World? / John Laing, J. B. Stump, and Jeff Zweerink
6. The Scientific Method: Methodological Naturalism or Natural Theology / James Dew, J. B. Stump, and Jeff Zweerink
7. Biological Evolution: What Is It? Does It Explain Life’s History? / Ted Cabal, Darrel Falk, and Fuz Rana
8. The Geological Evidence: What Is the Natural History of the Earth and the Origin of Life? / Robert Stewart, Ralph Stearley, Fuz Rana, and Hugh Ross

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Controversy of the Ages: Why Christians Should Not Divide Over the Age of the Earth

Controversy of the Ages: Why Christians Should Not Divide Over the Age of the Earth / Theodore J. Cabal & Peter J. Rasor, II.

Publication date: May 2017

Weaver Book Company
ISBN: 9781941337752
Pages: 256
Price: $16

Summary:
The age of the earth and the doctrine of creation are heated topics within the church. Three evangelical camps have emerged to offer—young-earth creationists (e.g., Answers in Genesis), old-earth creationists (e.g., Reasons to Believe), and evolutionary creationists (e.g., BioLogos).

Controversy of the Ages carefully analyzes the debate by giving it perspective. Rather than offering arguments for or against a particular viewpoint on the age of the earth, the authors take a step back in order to put the debate in historical and theological context. The authors of this book demonstrate from the history of theology and science controversy that believers are entitled to differ over this issue, while still taking a stand against theistic evolution. But by carefully and constructively breaking down the controversy bit by bit, they show why the age issue is the wrong place to draw a line in the theological sand.

Readers will find the content stimulating, the tone charitable, and the documentation impressive. The goal of this book is to shed more light than heat on a complicated but contentious debate.

Table of Contents:
Preface
1. Science and Theology at War
2. The Copernican Conflict: How to Go to Heaven or How the Heavens Go?
3. Darwinism: A New Kind of Controversy Altogether
4. American Evangelical Responses to Darwinism: Setting the Stage
5. Flood, Fossils, and Strata: Geology and the Age of the Earth
6. Young Earth Creationism: Responding to Geology
7. Do Young Earth Creationists Practice Evolutionary Science?
8. Biblical Inerrancy and the Age of the Earth: Three Evangelical Approaches
9. Theological Triage: Drawing Doctrinal Boundaries
10. Patience and Peace

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Nature Friend, January 2017

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Let’s Take A Hike : American Robin Looking for Spring (photo) / Isaiah McKenzie. p. 2
The Birders’ Trail : Five Rare Birds on New Year’s Day / Aden Troyer. p. 3
From the Editor’s Quill / Kevin Shank. p. 4
Scavenger Hunt. p. 4
Invisibles / Lois Tschetter. p. 5
Camp & Cabin Story : Treading on Snowy Peaks / Sarah Lewis. p. 6
Wondernose : Wildlife Wondernose Question #173: What Animal Eats With Its Shoe? / Rebecca Martin. p. 10
Creation Close-Ups. p. 12
The Mailbox. p. 13
Pictures & Poems : Birds. p. 14
You Can Draw : A Goldfish from September. p. 15
You Can Draw : A Covered Bridge / Michelle Beidler. p. 16
Making Sense of Scents / Gail E. Hedrick. p. 18
Who Am I? / Cheryl Shank. p. 19
Announcing 2017 Rules For: Story Contest (May) and Readers’ Issue (June). p. 20
The Heavens Declare God’s Glory : The Andromeda Galaxy / Morris Yoder. p. 22
The Heavens Declare God’s Glory : In Our Skies / Shaphan Shank. p. 23.
Learning By Doing : Our Magnetic Earth / Lyndom Martin. p. 24
Caption This : We Are Friends, Aren’t We? p. 25
Fun Farm Animals Word Search / Lydia Morie. p. 26
What’s In the Tide? / Kris MacLeod. p. 26
End of the Trail : Bear Creek (photo) / Andrew Dixon. p. 27

Editors: Kevin & Bethany Shank

Nature Friend, Vol. 35, No. 1, January 2017, monthly, $40, 28 pages. ISSN: 0888-4862

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