What do aliens, dinosaurs and gay marriage have in common?
They are all part of the culture war—a war between two worldviews. One view is based on a biblical understanding of history, the other on pure naturalism. Our educational institutions and the media are on the frontlines of evolutionizing our culture. From Biology 101 to World History, from The Learning Channel to SpongeBob, subtle and not-so-subtle evolutionary messages bombard us.
We witness the battles and skirmishes of this war in our schools, our courts and our homes. All around us are casualties of this warfare—Christians taken captive by an evolutionary philosophy. The idea of the big bang and millions of years has duped many Christians and its effects include a deficient gospel and subjective morality.
How are we to respond when we hear of the latest argument for evolution? How can we prepare our children to face the evolutionary indoctrination of our public schools and universities? What are we to make of “Christian” organizations who teach the big bang and millions of years? How can we build a truly biblical worldview?
In this powerful book, you will find ammunition for the war: answers to some of the most common arguments for evolution, analysis of Christian compromise and a call for a return to true biblical authority.
Table of contents
- The “evolutionizing” of a culture—Carl Kerby & Ken Ham
- Can natural processes explain the origin of life?—Mike Riddle
- Are mutations part of the “engine” of evolution?—Bodie Hodge
- Did humans really evolve from ape-like creatures?—Dr. David Menton
- Does the Bible say anything about astronomy?—Dr. Jason Lisle
- Does the big bang fit with the Bible?—Dr. Jason Lisle
- Where did the idea of “millions of years” come from?—Dr. Terry Mortenson
- What’s wrong with progressive creation?—Ken Ham & Dr. Terry Mortenson
- Is the Intelligent Design movement Christian?—Dr. Georgia Purdom
- Can creationists be “real” scientists?—Dr. Jason Lisle
- How should a Christian respond to “gay marriage?”—Ken Ham
- What’s the best “proof” of creation?—Ken Ham
- What is a biblical worldview?—Stacia McKeever
Who won the War of the Worldviews research paper contest? Find out here and read the grand prize entry!
A speaker, writer, and researcher for Answers in Genesis, Bodie Hodge has a master’s degree in mechanical engineering from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale.
Dr. David Menton earned a PhD in cell biology from Brown University. He served as a biomedical research technician at Mayo Clinic and then as an associate professor of anatomy at Washington University School of Medicine (St Louis). For almost two decades he has been profiled in American Men and Women of Science—A Biographical Directory of Today’s Leaders in Physical, Biological and Related Sciences
. Dr. Menton has lectured throughout the United States and Canada on the creation-evolution controversy.
Dr. Terry Mortenson joined Answers in Genesis in 2001 having lectured on the creation-evolution controversy in 22 countries since the late 1970s, and participated in seven formal debates with PhD evolutionary scientists in secular venues in four countries. He is a member of the Evangelical Theological Society and has presented six creation-related papers at their annual meetings. He has also helped to lead several by-invitation-only, seven-day rafts trips through Grand Canyon for seminary and Christian college professors and other key Christian leaders from over 90 institutions and 10 countries. He is the author of numerous magazine and journal articles and several book chapters. The revised version of his PhD thesis was published as The Great Turning Point: the Church’s Catastrophic Mistake on Geology—Before Darwin, and he co-edited and contributed two chapters to the scholarly book, Coming to Grips with Genesis: Biblical Authority and the Age of the Earth.
Dr. Georgia Purdom received her PhD in molecular genetics from Ohio State University. Her professional accomplishments include the winning of a variety of honors, research presentations at national conferences, and the completion of six years of teaching at Mt. Vernon Nazarene University (Ohio), where she served as a professor of biology.
As a former world-class athlete in the multi-event decathlon, it’s not surprising that Mike Riddle is also versatile in his “creation evangelism” efforts.
The president, CEO, and founder of Answers in Genesis-US and the highly acclaimed Creation Museum, Ken Ham is one of the most in-demand Christian speakers in North America.