Anza Borrego Creation Destination

Did you know that the Creation and Earth History Museum offers creation-based field tours and trips?

We are gearing up for our exciting Anza Borrego Geology Tour coming this April! The yearly tour of our local San Diego County deserts is lead by renowned Creation geologist, Dr. Steve Austin, who has lead many geology tours throughout the United States and elsewhere. Dr. Austin is a very accomplished geologist, speaker, and author and is perhaps known best for his work on the nautiloid bed in the redwall limestone of the Grand Canyon or his field work on catastrophism at Mount Saint Helens. You can see more about Dr. Austin and his body of work here: http://creationwiki.org/Steve_Austin

Dr Steve Austin Creation Field Tour

Dr. Steve Austin – B.S. (Geology), University of Washington, Seattle, WA,1970, M.S. (Geology), San Jose State University, San Jose, CA, 1971, Ph.D. (Geology), Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA, 1979

 

 

2017 Anza Borrego Adventure!

2 Day – 1 Night Creation Destination April 22-23 with tour guide and geologist Dr. Steve Austin. All inclusive trip includes travel, meals, lodging, resource materials and instruction.

Join us as we investigate local geologic evidence in support of a Global Flood, all explained through the lens of a Biblical Worldview!  REGISTER HERE

Observable Science that Confirms the Biblical Record!

Explore God’s Glorious Desert Dwelling Creatures!

Marvel at the Evidence for a World Wide Flood!

Discover Rapid Catastrophic Processes!

Enjoy Comfortable Accommodations, Great Food, and a Night of Star Gazing!

Early Bird rate $275 per person
After March 1 rate increases to $289

LIMITED SPACE REGISTER NOW!

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For more information call (619)599.1104
www.CreationDestinations.com

Apologetics in the Last Days with Kevin Conover

Join the Creation and Earth History Museum for a 3 week series on using Apologetics in the Last Days. Class 1 Starts Thursday, February 26 with guest speaker Kevin Conover.

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As part of our ongoing Creation Fellowship and Bible Study, held every Thursday at The Creation & Earth History Museum; we welcome Kevin Conover for a new apologetics series.

Kevin Conover is the founder of Educate For Life.     http://educateforlife.org/

Educate for Life is a non-profit organization which offers home school classes, online classes and seminar classes on Christian Apologetics. Educate for Life exists to present and advocate for the truth of the Bible and to explain how to practically apply its teachings to culture and life by:

  1. Providing solid Bible apologetics curriculum for teachers and parents.
  2. Building an online live Bible apologetics school for home school, public school, and private school students.
  3. Providing a one-to-one mentoring program with a focus on relationships.
  4. Advocating for private school choice in California.

About Kevin Conover

Kevin currently works at Christian High School located in El Cajon, California, as the Apologetics teacher.  Christian High is a fully accredited school affiliated with Shadow Mountain Community Church and Pastor David Jeremiah. Prior to joining Christian High School, Kevin worked for four years as a full time Apologetics teacher and surf coach at Horizon Christian Academy located in San Diego, California.  HCA is a fully accredited high school affiliated with Horizon Christian Fellowship and Pastor Mike Macintosh.  Kevin was awarded HCA’s highest teacher award four years in a row, the Timothy Award. Kevin worked for three years as the youth pastor at Grace Church San Diego formerly known as Scott Memorial Community Church. During college Kevin worked as a counselor at a Christian group home located in Spring Valley, California, called Bridge the Gap. Kevin was a volunteer at the University of California San Diego in Dr. Sandra Brown’s adolescent drug and alcohol addiction lab during college in 1998. Kevin was a crisis counselor with Youth Development International, a Christian national youth crisis hotline for one year.

Kevin has extensive speaking experience including being student commencement speaker at the University of California San Diego, Warren College in 1998 with about three thousand people in attendance.  Newt Gingrich, former speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, was the main commencement speaker. Kevin has spoken on apologetics many times at churches, youth groups, camps, and even in state prison. He has also been a guest on KPRZ with Michael Law and co-hosts the Bob Siegel show on KCBQ AM 1170 Sundays 6-7 PM.  You can listen live at kcbq.com.

Kevin holds a Masters Degree, Divinity from Trinity Biblical University, a BA in Psychology, from Warren College, University of California San Diego, and he is currently working on his Master’s Degree in Apologetics, at Biola University, La Mirada, California. Kevin also has attained an Educators Certification from the Association of Christian Schools International and Focus on the Family’s Counseling Enrichment Program.

To partake in this FREE apologetics course, just join us at the Creation and Earth History Museum at 10946 Woodside Ave North, Santee, CA. The 1st session of the 3-part series begins this Thursday at 6:30 pm. Hope to see you there!

The Truth About Salt – Creation Minute 6

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The Truth About Salt

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Macro photo of table salt

Are you enjoying those salty fries? Have you ever wondered where the rock salt that was needed for that seasoning originated?

In addition to its famous role in the human diet, salt has numerous uses in chemical production and processing as well as in many other industries. Salt mining and production remains a major source of employment in the United States and across the world.

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Although a lot of salt comes from distant locales such as Chile’s Great Salt Flat, there is a good chance that the salt used on your fries probably came from an enormous pure salt deposit covering an estimated 600,000 square miles deep below Northern Ohio and New York. The salt from this deposit is so pure that it can be ground up and immediately used for human consumption – containing essentially no contamination from sand, wind-blown dust, plant or animal fragments and debris, etc.

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A salt storage yard in Cleveland, Ohio.   AP Photo/ Mark Duncan

 

How did such an enormous deposit form? The standard explanation is that a salt water depression repeatedly filled and evaporated over huge periods of time, leaving the salt behind in what is called and evaporite formation.

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Unrefined salt, Bonneville Salt Flats, Utah.

Yet the ultra-pure characteristics and massive size of this deposit make that extremely unlikely. In fact,  for a deposit that huge to form, it would have required a column of sea water 80 miles thick and the deepest ocean basin is only 7 miles deep! And that salt deposit would not be pure, but mixed with other sediment.

The Bible provides a better explanation for such deposits. During the worldwide flood, enormous vents opened up deep within the ocean as tectonic plates moved and continents were sliding into new positions. Today ocean vents spew forth supersaturated, mineral-laden fluids- but on a much smaller scale than what was happening during the flood. It is likely that an extremely supersaturated solution of salt formed in localized areas during the flood and as the supersaturated solution cooled, ultra-pure salt precipitated to form widespread salt deposits.

So as you reach for that salt shaker, realize that that salt was probably mined from a deposit laid down during Noah’s Flood.

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The Lord’s Supper as seen in the Wieliczka Salt Mine

 

In the six hundredth year of Noah’s life, in the second month, the seventeenth day of the month, the same day were all the fountains of the great deep broken up, and the windows of heaven were opened. Genesis 7:11

 

*Creation Minute Articles based on excerpts from the book, “Inspired Evidence” by Julie Von Velt and Bruce Malone.

Creation Minutes can be heard on Friendship With God Radio Program by Tom Cantor.

The Trebuchet Plant! – Creation Minute 3

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The Trebuchet Plant!

The remarkable Bunchberry Dogwood plant currently holds the record as world’s fastest plant!

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This explosively quick pollinator owes its speed to a built-in trebuchet! A what you ask!?

A complex catapult like the ones used to launch large objects in the Middle Ages.

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The North-American Bunchberry stands only one-tenth of an inch tall, so it needs to send its pollen up and out!

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To catapult its pollen, bunchberry flower petals open, each petal is separated and flipped backwards, almost instantaneously (in less than half a millisecond) the stamen unfurls, catapulting pollen into the air, sending it off to pollinate other bunchberries.

Exploding bunchberry dogwood

This causes the pollen to be subjected to 2,400 times the force of gravity!

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Building this plant trebuchet took careful planning and complex design, testifying to the creative designer, God who created all things. Did you know that this Designer is Jesus Christ?

For by Him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by Him, and for Him: Colossians 1:16

How vast is the sea of God’s design that surrounds us!

Great is the LORD, and greatly to be praised in the city of our God, in the mountain of His holiness. Psalm 48:1

*Creation Minute Articles based on excerpts from the book “Inspired Evidence” by Julie Von Vett & Bruce Malone

Creation Minutes can be heard on Friendship with God Radio program by Tom Cantor

Grandstaircase Adventure Tour

 

Join us on the Grand Canyon-Grand Staircase Adventure!

The Grand Staircase refers to an immense sequence of sedimentary rock layers that stretch south from Bryce Canyon National Park through Zion National Park and into the Grand Canyon. In the 1870s, geologist Clarence Dutton first conceptualized this region as a huge stairway ascending out of the bottom of the Grand Canyon northward with the cliff edge of each layer forming giant steps.

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Trip date: June 5-11 , 2014

7 Days & 6 Night Trip

Hosted by professional creation speaker and field tour guide Russ Miller of Creation, Evolution, Science Ministries

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$1199 per Adult, $799 for Children Ages 7-16

Prices based on double occupancy $300 deposit, balance due 4-1-14   

Grand Staircase:  Few are aware strata layers a mile deep are missing from above the rim of Grand Canyon (only a global flood can explain such erosion). The layers are picked up in The Grand Staircase which includes Bryce and Zion National Parks with remnants found near Grand Canyon.

bryceBryce, often referred to as a cave without a zionceiling, is at the top of the Staircase where the massive erosional event ended, leaving spires, arches and mazes in the multi-colored limestones.  Zion is a part of one of the steps and consists of towering sandstone cliffs and deep slot canyons, adorned in creamy, pink and red hues.

Add the one-day raft trip from the base of Glen Canyon Dam throughcanyon Glen Canyon (above) and Our “Grand Staircase Tour” is one powerful Creation-based journey. 

 

This trip includes visiting the Grand Canyon – North and South Rim, Zion Canyon, Bryce Canyon, a ½ day raft trip of Colorado River in Glen Canyon, hiking, round trip bus transportation from San Diego, quality hotel accommodations,  3 great meals per day, admission fees, and teaching on a geological evidences for the Genesis flood and the creationist model of life’s origins. Time is running out! Book your tour today!

 

For more information call 619.599.1104


Register Now for CTI’s Basic Creation Training Course

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Basic Creation Training Course

A must course for teens, parents, youth leaders and educators!

Course Instructor: Mike Riddle (President CTI)

This one-day course is designed to prepare Christians to speak about and defend the biblical account of creation with confidence and be better equipped to present the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

Learn how to respond to the claims of evolution; in the workplace, in school, and by your peers.

*Course includes lunch and a 100 page manual.

Creation Training Initiative (CTI) is a biblically-based education and aoplogetics ministry dedicated to equipping and training Christians to defend their faith and to proclaim the Gospel of Jesus Christ effectively. Website: http://www.CreationTraining.org Email: info@CreationTraining.org

Topics:

  • Establishing a biblical worldview
  • Dismantling the 4 pillars of evolution
  • The Genesis Flood, geology and the fossil record
  • Critical thinking and evolution How to handle objections to a 6-day creation

About the Instructor: Mike Riddle is Founder and President of CTI. He is an international speaker and teacher on biblical creation and apologetics. He has been teaching creation for over 30 years and was a Captain in the U.S. Marine Corps and national champion in track and field.

When: March 1, 2014

Where: Creation and Earth History Museum – 10946 Woodside Ave. N., Santee, CA (619)599.1104

Time: 8:30am – 5:30pm

Cost: $45

Register Here

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COURSE INFO

Course Date

Saturday, March 1

Course Location

Creation & Earth History Museum10946 Woodside Ave N, Santee, CA 92071

Course Start Time

8:30 AM (includes breaks every hour and lunch)

Course End Time

5:30 PM

Target Audience

Teens and above (This is a great course for getting high school students trained to defend their faith)

Course Format

Classroom format (lecture, student interaction, and written exercises – these are not tests or quizzes)

 

CERTIFICATION

This course is certified for one Continuing Education Unit (CEU) for Christian school teachers

 

COURSE GOAL

 To prepare Christians to be able to speak about and defend the biblical account of creation with confidence and be better equipped to present the Gospel of Jesus Christ (biblical discipleship). Our goal includes building an Army of Christian Educators.

REGISTRATION

The cost of the course ($45) includes the full day of training, lunch and snacks. Discounts are available for families (call to find out more: 859-250-7987). Students should make checks out to the either the sponsoring Creation & Earth History Museum or to CTI. If checks are made to the museum, then the museum can make one check payable to CTI. You can also call the Creation & Earth History Museum at (619) 599-1104 to register.

CLASS SIZE

The recommended minimum class size is 20 students. The recommended maximum class size is 100 students.

Course Outline

Chapter 1: The Bible and Time

·         The 7C’s of history

·         Genesis and time (Creation)

§  The perfect creation

§  Genesis 1-11 and time

·         Establishing a biblical worldview

§  Matthew 22:37

§  2 Timothy 3:16-17

§  Challenges and Warnings

·         The days of creation – Interpreting the days of creation using Scripture

§  Hermeneutics – establishing the ground rules

§  The Bible and “day”

·         The issue of sin, death, and time (Corruption)

§  Literal interpretation versus a non-literal interpretation

§  Genesis 1:31 and very good

·         Handling objections

§  2 Peter 3:8

§  Plant death before the Fall

§  The gap theory

§  Genesis 2:4

§  Genesis is not real history

·         Did God use evolution?

 

Chapter 2: The Flood and the Tower of Babel

·         The Genesis Flood (Catastrophe)

§  Why did God destroy the earth?

§  The Flood and hermeneutics

§  The Flood and critical thinking

§  The Flood and the New Testament

§  The Flood and geology

§  The Flood and the fossil record

·         The Tower of Babel and race

§  The origin of languages

§  Why we look different and the issue of “race”

 

Chapter 3: Biblical Apologetics

·      What is apologetics?

·      Why study and practice apologetics?

·      Three critical thinking questions

·      A question about fossils

·      Who did Cain marry?

·      How can the first three days be literal days without the sun?

·      Is the big bang compatible with the Bible?

·      Why does God allow death and suffering?

·      The Gospel and apologetics

·      Class exercise

Chapter 4: Four Pillars of Evolution

·         Cosmological evolution (the origin of the universe)

·         Chemical evolution (the origin of life)

·         Biological evolution (Darwinian evolution)

§  Mutations and information

§  Natural selection – how does it work?

·         Methods used to date rocks and fossils

§  Understanding assumptions

§  Conflicts in dating

Chapter 5: Application – Answering Challenges

Answering 10 challenges

 

MORE INFORMATION

 

You can find a promo located on the CTI web site (www.CreationTraining.org).

 

 

Creation Training Initiative

Building an Army of Christian Educators

 

The mission of Creation Training Initiative is to train-up Christians worldwide to be effective teachers and speakers on the subject of biblical creation and apologetics, so that, they can, in turn, equip the next generation with the knowledge and skills to defend their faith against the teachings of evolution and compromise.

And the things that thou hast heard of me among many witnesses, the same commit thou to faithful men, who shall be able to teach others also.

2 Timothy 2:2

 

Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it

Proverbs 22:6