Addy Awards and the Creation Museum

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Once again, Answers in Genesis is so thankful for the professionalism, expertise , and creativity of Joseph David Advertising in enabling the Creation Museum to win yet another award—several now.  A news report on March 2 announced the Addy Award winners:

Advertisers, designers, artists and students have been honored in the area’s biggest advertising competition.

The 2009 ADDY Awards Competition, sponsored by American Advertising Federation East Central Indiana. . . . Excellence in print, broadcast, radio, out-of-home and public service advertising was honored. The number of entries this year increased and broke a record. . . .

Best of Show and Gold ADDYs were awarded to Ball State University for its Interactive Media Website entitled Experience Real Life at Ball State; Kern Creative Group in the category of Self-Promotion Invitation entry entitled Face the Holiday Card, which also won the Printers Award; and Joseph David Advertising for its entry in the television category entitled Creation Museum. A Mosaic and Gold ADDY was awarded to JDA for its entry Habitat Annual Report . . . . Gold ADDY winners included JDA, Anderson University, Shaw Design, Kern Creative Group, Ball Memorial Hospital; Pengad Printing; Burkhart Advertising Inc.; Belmont Graphics; The Star Press; SpinWeb Internet Media, Inc.; MutualBank; Hirons & Company; Designs Group LLC; Minnetrista; Hillcroft Services, Inc. and AAF East Central Indiana.

The news report is here.

Kentucky Church Promoting Evolution

Recently, a number of churches promoted evolution on what has become known as “Evolution Sunday”—a Sunday close to the birthday of Charles Darwin. Sadly, a few hundred churches across the nation participated in promoting Darwin and evolution from their pulpits. One such church was in Kentucky, the same state as our Creation Museum—and within a reasonable driving distance of the Creation Museum. Here is an excerpt from their church bulletin so you can read for yourself what was being told to the congregation:
This year represents the 200th anniversary of the birth of Charles Darwin (February 12, 1809) and the 150th anniversary of the publication of his seminal work On the Origin of Species in 1859. Charles Darwin made significant contributions to modern science. But it is the implications of his theories on religious thought that are of greatest interest to most people.

What better way to explore this issue than through Darwin’s own religious journey? This backdrop provides a rich opportunity to demonstrate that religion and science have much to offer one another and are not adversaries.

While February 13 -15, 2009 has been designated Evolution Weekend, Union Church will offer its program following worship at noon, on Sunday, February 22nd. . . .

We in Kentucky have the mixed opportunity to house the Creation Museum in Covington, which seeks to polarize religion and science. Evolution Weekend is an opportunity for serious discussion and reflection on the relationship between religion and science. One important goal is to elevate the quality of the discussion on this critical topic–to move beyond sound bytes. A second critical goal is to demonstrate that religious people from many faiths and locations understand that evolution is sound science and poses no problems for their faith. . . . If enough interest on the subject, there are many resources available which could serve as a series, including materials about the Creation Museum and maybe even a visit to Covington, depending on how curious we are and whether or not we want to support that institution by our attendance.

You can read the actual bulletin, which the church itself published online, at:

http://www.union-church.org/consider/February%2009%20consider.pdf

Actually, the Creation Museum is not in Covington—it is in Petersburg (but who’s worried about accuracy?).  And the Creation Museum does not polarize religion and science—the Creation Museum scientists (PhD scientists) love science and show clearly that observational science confirms the Bible’s history in Genesis.

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