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Defeating Atheism with Science

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Many atheists claim that science disproves the Bible. Despite these claims, science is actually quite consistent with Scripture.

Christians often feel unequipped to defend their faith in this area -- but this need not be so.

Instead, any Christian can defend his or her faith against any scientific claim from an atheist, even without knowing the details of that particular claim. Why? Because science itself disproves atheism.

Atheism, when taken to its logical conclusion, denies the fundamental assumptions and requirements of science. Therefore, if science is valid, then atheism must be false.

Join us as we discuss how Christians can defend their faith in all areas of science. After a brief discussion of specific evidence like fossils, radiometric dating, and intelligent design, we'll dig deeper and see how science itself disproves atheism. Understanding a few fundamental ideas about science are all that's necessary for any Christian to be well-equipped in this area.

Spike worked for Lockeed Martin under the former United States Space Command, advancing from Scientific Programmer Analyst to Senior Systems Engineer before going into business for himself as a Consultant, which enables him to spend more time with his family, homeschooling his sons, and doing Creation ministry.

A New Way to Support DSA!

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Remembering Mount St. Helens

with Dr. Steve Austin and Dr. Keith Swenson: August 1st - 2nd, 2014

Mark your calendars now! Geologist Dr. Steve Austin and biologist Dr. Keith Swenson will be our instructors / hosts for a Remembering Mount St Helens seminar and field tour next summer. It is not too early to pre-register for this two day event, which includes a Friday seminar, optional field hikes the next morning, and a barbeque and fellowship afterwards at the Seven Wonders Museum.

Serving with Logos Research Associates, Dr. Steve Austin is on the cutting edge of research providing the scientific community with geological evidence of a global flood. He holds a B.S. degree from University of Washington, and a Ph.D. degree in geology from Penn State University.

Dr. Austin will point out the significance of the geological changes we see from the eruption of Mount St Helens in 1980, through the new features that have formed over the last 34 years.

Dr. Keith Swenson will be speaking on Catastrophic Biological Recovery - After 34 Years. Dr. Swenson teaches science courses at Multnomah University. He holds a B.S. degree in zoology and M.D. degree from Washington University. He will explain the amazing biological recovery that occurred after the May 1980 eruption of Mount St Helens up to the present day.

For more details go to the website at: http://CreationAdventures.com Or call Becky Gervais: (503) 510-4157

State Fair Creation Info Booth

August 22nd - September 1st, 2014

Last summer Ray Thompson and friends had a booth at the Oregon State Fair giving away free DVDs (such as: God of Wonders, Evolution vs. God) and creation materials from Answers in Genesis, ICR, Creation Ministries International and Living Waters / Ray Comfort ministries. Ray would like to do the same this summer with a more attractive booth, using laminated digital printed banners and signs. Booth volunteers do not argue or debate visitors at the fair, but simply offer free creation materials that build and edify the body of Christ and glorify Him as Creator of the heavens and earth and all there is.

Assistance is needed in planning and manning the booth at the fair.

Please contact Ray Thompson for further information at: 503-704-2880 (cannot receive texts).

Sandy River Day Walk

with Ralph Anderson: September 6th, 2014

Three million hours (about 350 years) ago, Mount Hood erupted, sending hot ash and boulders larger than vans 8 miles down the Sandy River, burying and destroying the existing trees down the valley. Some burned cedar snags (dead trees) far enough from the main channel remain standing and some that rotted away have left tree wells that extend down to 30 feet deep.

Walk and drive on that devastation on September 6th.

Meet leader Ralph Anderson at the Zigzag Ranger Station (off Hwy 26) to the south (upon entering Zigzag) at 9:00AM.

Bring your lunch and walking stick in case the foot bridge has been removed. This is a 4 mile hike up and back from the Ramona Falls parking lot.

No registration is necessary, but a forest parking permit is required at the parking lot, obtainable at the ranger station for $5.

For more info: call Ralph Anderson at 503-658-3046