This 2-part seminar (See part 1 here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ua_ewd... )by Chris Ashcraft was recorded at a meeting of the Creation Association of Puget Sound 9 http://caps.nwcreation.net/ ) on June 11th and July 9th 2006.
This presentation was designed to provide a general overview of creation astronomy / cosmology, and highlights important players and resources for future study.
The first half of the seminar takes a look at the purpose of the celestial bodies, and provides the Biblical foundation and physical proof for a young universe. The second half analyzes Big Bang cosmology and presents evidence which argues against this ideology, and shows how the data instead supports a creation cosmology. It is asserted that the Big Bang is inconsistent with the Biblical creation, and the Earth occupies a special place at the center of the cosmos.
Design and Purpose
Cosmos -- When, Why, & How?
Evidence of young age
Recession of the moon
Age of the sun
Creation Cosmology vs. Big Bang
Origin of Stars
Origin of Planets
Origin of Galaxies
Redshift and Cosmology
Resolving Distant Starlight
About the Speaker
Chris Ashcroft ( http://nwcreation.net/ashcraft )
Christopher Wayne Ashcraft is a creation scientist, speaker, and educator. He obtained a Bachelor of Science in biology from Wayland Baptist University in 1989, a Master of Science in biology from Texas Tech University in 1996, and a Master of Education from the University of Washington in 2008. Chris is currently a high school science teacher at Cedar Park Christian School where he provides instruction in Biology, Chemistry, Human Anatomy and Physiology, and Creation Apologetics.
Formerly, Chris was a research technician, specialized in plant tissue culture, and genetic transformations. He has worked with numerous crops such as wheat, rice, tobacco, coffee, and tea, etc. Following graduation, Chris worked as a research technician at the "Cotton Fiber Production Laboratory" at Texas Tech University. He then worked as the lead technician at the "Plant Transformation Facility at Oklahoma State University. He was lastly employed as the Plant Transformation Specialist for EDEN Bioscience in Bothell Washington .
Subsequently, Chris moved from research science into the teaching profession to serve God as a creation science missionary. His decision was motivated by the impact that secular science is having on people of faith. Today, close to 50% of Christian students lose their belief in God while attending secular universities. This tendency could be lessened if the Church was better equipped to defend the Bible's teachings (1 Peter 3:15). To be prepared for these challenges, it is important that Churches provide regular educational programs on creation and other Bible apologetics.
In addition to teaching a formal course on Creation Apologetics at a Christian high school, Chris speaks regularly at churches, creation organizations, and other schools most often in the Northwestern portion of the United States. He is also the founder of the Northwest Creation Network and the CreationWiki internet encyclopedia where he serves as senior administrator, and he organizes the annual Seattle Creation Conference.
Is There a Future for Christian Education by Chris Ashcraft. Journal of Creation, 24(3) 2010
New Design Innovatons from Biomimetics: Lobster Recruited in the War on Terrorism by Chris Ashcraft. Creation 32(3):21-23, August 2010.
James Ossuary Withstands Accusations by Chris Ashcraft. Creation 32(1), January 2010.
Genetic Variability by Design by Chris Ashcraft. Journal of Creation 18(2) 2004
Bachelor of Science in biology from Wayland Baptist University 1989
Master of Science in biology from Texas Tech University 1996.
Master of Education from University of Washington 2008.
Founder of the Northwest Creation Network.
Founder, senior editor and administrator of the CreationWiki - encyclopedia of creation apologetics.
Organizer of the Seattle Creation Conference.
Lectures occasionally on general and advanced creation science topics before interested groups, and is available to speak upon request.
Webservant for several creation science organizations and ministries.