The next creation conference is currently being planned for 2014. We are pleased to announce that Concordia University Wisconsin will once again host us in a larger meeting area in order to accommodate the larger crowd that is expected. The dates have been set for June 30 to July 2, Monday to Wednesday. We will start at 1:00 p.m. on June 30 and end at noon on July 2. As plans continue to develop, we will post and update information about the next conference. That conference will focus on the origin of life, and secondarily the amazing complexity of DNA and the individual cell. The tentative title, posted above, may change, but the general theme will not. Expect a sub-title such as "The Improbability of Chance, Mutation, and Natural Selection."
Please check this website from time to time for more information. Much of the same information, which appears below, will apply to this next conference, such as cost (we expect to charge the same rate), housing, registration procedures, contacts with conference organizers, etc. As soon as we have keynote speakers (and other information), we will post their names.
“The Heavens Declare”
On July 8-10, 2013, Concordia University Wisconsin hosted a creation conference with the theme, “The Heavens Declare: What Astronomy Can Tell us about Biblical Creation.” The conference began on Monday, July 8, at 1:00 p.m. and ended at noon on Wednesday, July 10. Keynote speakers were Dr. Danny Faulkner and Dr. Don DeYoung, both members of the Creation Research Society (CRS). DeYoung spoke on “Our Nearest Neighbor, the Moon” and “The Discovery of Design.” Faulkner, now on staff with Answers in Genesis, spoke on “Biblical Astronomy” and “Astronomy’s Young Age Indicators.” The full conference schedule appears below.
Audio of the conference is now available on the Free Downloads page
The conference was convened and cosponsored with Concordia University Wisconsin by the co-founders of the Society of Creation, a 54-member creation organization within the Concordia University System, which is a system of ten universities operated by The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod. While the Concordia University System is a Lutheran system of institutions, the conference is open to members of all denominations. Both co-founders, Dr. Gary Locklair, computer science faculty at Concordia University Wisconsin, and Dr. Joel Heck, theology faculty at Concordia University Texas, are also members of CRS.
Registration was $40.00 per person for the conference ($30.00 for all subsequent persons if multiple people register from the same family, same church, or same church staff; one-day rates were also available at $10 for Monday or Wednesday and $20 for Tuesday). For more information about future conferences, contact Dr. Heck via email at HeckYes@aol.com or Dr. Locklair at firstname.lastname@example.org. After June 24, the daily rate increased by $5.00 per day and the entire conference rate by $10.00 to $50.00. Meals and housing were not included in the registration fee. Housing was available on the campus of Concordia University Wisconsin and in area hotels and motels. The price for on-campus lodging at Concordia University Wisconsin, in their Coburg residential hall, is $35/person/night, plus $1.50/person daily campus usage fee. Those desiring on-campus lodging called (262-243-4372) or sent email to Nicole Muth (email@example.com) or wrote to her at the following address. Concordia University Wisconsin is located at 12800 N. Lake Shore Drive, Mequon, Wisconsin 53097, just a few miles north of the Milwaukee, Wisconsin area. Visit their website at www.cuw.edu for more information about the university.
Concordia University Wisconsin Pharmacy building, where the conference took place.
Our Keynote Speakers:
Danny R. Faulkner holds the Ph.D. in astronomy from Indiana University. Since January 1, 2013, Professor Faulkner has been the full-time astronomer at Answers in Genesis in northern Kentucky. He is a member of the Board of Directors of the Creation Research Society. Dr. Faulkner is active in research of close binary stars, and he has published more than 100 articles. In addition to his speaking and writing on creation topics related to astronomy, he has published the book, Universe by Design.
Don DeYoung chairs the Science and Mathematics Department, Grace College, Winona Lake, Indiana. He is a graduate of Michigan Tech University, Iowa State University (Ph.D., Physics), and Grace Theological Seminary. He has written many articles and books on Bible-science topics. Dr. DeYoung is currently president of the Creation Research Society with 1700 members worldwide. Don speaks on a broad range of creation topics and believes that the details of nature are a powerful testimony to the Creator’s care for mankind.
Abstracts of Plenary Addresses:
The Bible mentions many topics dealing with astronomy. This talk will survey what the Bible says about the heavens, the sun, moon, and stars, as well as other things dealing with astronomy. This will allow us to put in context a biblical approach to astronomy.
"Astronomy's Young Age Indicators"
The creation model is that God made everything in six normal days just a few thousand years ago. While secular scientists have interpreted much of the world in terms of billions of years, we might expect that there is evidence from astronomy that the creation is much younger than that. This presentation will cover some of this evidence.
We are all interested in our origins and most people want to learn more. What are some effective techniques to teach and learn about origins? Prof. Locklair has taught a popular and successful course on the science of origins, Cosmogony, at Concordia University for a number of years. Cosmogony attempts to answer a grand question: how did the universe originate? He will share insights into “teaching the controversy” and discuss a number of scientific evidences from the realm of astronomy. The role of logic and the proper use of evidence and its interpretation in origins will be investigated.
The registration deadline was Monday, June 24. After June 24, the daily rate increased by $5.00 per day and the entire conference rate by $10.00 to $50.00.
To register, send your check, made out to CUW, to
Concordia University Wisconsin
Attn: Dr. Gary Locklair
12800 N. Lake Shore Drive
Mequon, Wisconsin 53097
Conference Schedule and Resources:
Conference Program final.pdf
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Concurrent Session abstracts.pdf
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Resources Heavens Declare.pdf
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Housing is available on the campus of Concordia University Wisconsin and in area hotels and motels. Use Google to locate area hotels and motels. The price for on-campus lodging at Concordia University Wisconsin in their Coburg residential hall is $35/person/night, plus $1.50/person daily campus usage fee. For on-campus lodging call (262-243-4372) or email Nicole Muth (firstname.lastname@example.org) or write to her at the following address: Concordia University Wisconsin, 12800 N. Lake Shore Drive, Mequon, Wisconsin 53097.
Publicity Tools for Church and School
Download, print, cut and paste, or otherwise use the following bulletin announcements in your church publications.
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This poster about the conference (first, in the form of a pdf file) can be printed and posted on bulletin boards or wherever you choose. Below the pdf file I have also posted a copy of the poster in its Microsoft Publisher format.
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