If you’ve ever wanted to talk with an author about his article in Answers, our award-winning magazine, you’ll have the opportunity this week. (Answers won eight awards last year from the Evangelical Press Association, including the top award for excellence for the second year in a row).
Answers is the world’s leading apologetics and Christian worldview magazine (with an emphasis on creation apologetics and general biblical apologetics). Each issue contains a collector chart or poster and also includes a lift out mini-magazine for kids. If you don’t subscribe, I urge you to do so on our online store.
This Tuesday, Mike Matthews, the magazine’s editor in chief, will be hosting a live chat session on the magazine’s Facebook page. Mike will be taking questions about the lead article from the April–June issue of Answers, which he cowrote with Answers in Genesis’ director of research, Dr. Andrew Snelling—When Was the Ice Age in Biblical History?
Here are some snippets from the article about the Ice Age:
The Bible doesn’t say, “And then there was an Ice Age.” Yet it does give us the big picture of human history—as well as some critical details—which help us narrow down when the ice built up and then melted away. . . .In the course of his extensive research for this article, Mike found some significant correlations between archaeological discoveries and the biblical record of Noah’s Flood, the dispersion from Babel, and the birth of Abraham. If you visit the Answers magazine Facebook page this Tuesday between 2 and 3 PM Eastern Time in the USA, you can post any questions you have about this interesting period in history, and Mike will answer them on our wall. This is also a great opportunity for homeschool students to interact with active writers and researchers in the creation movement.
So it is reasonable to conclude that the start of the Ice Age in the Northern Hemisphere (the Pleistocene) roughly coincides with the Babel judgment, around a century or so after the Flood (perhaps 2250 BC). . . .
The Bible also sheds light on the Ice Age’s end, though in an indirect way. If we can determine the dates of the first cities built after Babel, including Ur, and then show their relationship with dates for the last human and animal remains from the Ice Age, we can establish approximately when the Ice Age ended.”
This promises to be a great session. I hope you’ll take the opportunity.
Andy became a Christian in 1969. At the University in Wales, he realized that the issue of biblical authority was intricately linked with the issue of creation. Today, he can often be found speaking on the topic of creation in the UK, but this week, he will be on our side of “the pond” giving a number of creation lectures and engaging in some debates.
You can come hear him speak at any of the following events in New York and Pennsylvania, including one this afternoon:
April 14, 2013—Albany, NY Albany Baptist Church Time: 2:00 PM Call (518) 462-6364
April 15, 2013—Middletown, NY Orange County Community College Debate with Dr. Walter Jahn: “Bird and Insect Flight—Does the Evidence Fit a Creation or Evolution Model?” Moderator: Dr. Bob Misiak (Radiology) OCCC Time: 7:00 PM
April 16, 2013—Middletown, NY The Navigators meeting—Orange County Community College Time: 11:00 AM
April 16, 2013—New Paltz, NY The Navigators meeting—SUNY New Paltz Time: 7:00 PM
April 17, 2013—Newburgh, NY Living Waters—SUNY Newburgh This is a follow up to debate at OCCC. Time: 3:00 PM
April 17, 2013—Circleville, NY Circleville Presbyterian Church “Creation—So What’s the Issue?” Time: 7:00 PM
April 18, 2013—New Paltz, NY Suny New Paltz Debate with Dr. Glenn Geher: “Mind and Intelligence—Can Evolution Explain Rationality and Original Thought?” Moderator: Dr. Bruce Milem, (Head of Philosophy Department) Suny New Paltz Time: 7:00 PM
April 19, 2013—Montebello, NY Calvary Chapel Grace Fellowship “The Human Body, Mind, and Matter” Time: 7:00 PM
April 20, 2013—Greentown, PA Bible Fellowship Church Creation conference Time: 11:00 AM–4:00 PM
April 21, 2013—Catskill, NY Amazing Grace Church Sunday services and afternoon lectures Times: 10:00 AM–4:30 PM
Thanks for stopping by and thanks for praying,