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I got accounts with all the social media pretty quickly, but I forgot Pinterest. I am really sorry. It is probably because I am a man… Statistics show that only 5% of men over 30 use Pinterest, but among women over 30 a massive 25% use the service, making it the second most popular social media application among women, after Facebook.

So, I have made a start with some suitable boards – Around the Center, and Products. But one set of products – our Ashware – needs a board all of its own; so watch this space!

Well, here are the details for connecting with us on Pinterest.

Creation Explorers: Tracking the Flood

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Creation Explorers: Tracking the FloodThere are always the occasional product, which you simply know, as soon as you see it, will be a hit! One such product is a new documentary film called Creation Explorers: Tracking the Flood.

In the Pacific North-West, the Creation Explorers are known for their exciting adventurous field trips, helping people to understand the evidence all around us, that is consistent with the truth of Genesis. In this film, this group of energetic and highly knowledgeable young people lead us on a journey to find the evidence for the catastrophic remains of the Missoula Flood. Much of their explanation is centered around the picturesque Columbia Gorge, on the border of Washington and Oregon. But there is also a considerable amount of film from the rest of the world, showing that the signs of catastrophe left by the Missoula Flood are just a laboratory example of the bigger signs of catastrophe left behind by the final stages of the worldwide Flood recorded in Genesis.

The old Reithian doctrine used to be that television should inform, educate and entertain. This movie does all three in bucketloads! If you buy this film, you will not be disappointed.

You can buy the film right here, in our webstore.

For a taste of what is in store, watch the trailer below:

The Pope's Views on Creation

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Pope FrancisHow should we respond, when we learn that Pope Francis has declared that belief in God and evolution are compatible? Perhaps we might start by saying that we are not surprised. After all, Popes in the past from the 1950s onward have found nothing to complain about with Darwin's theory.

It could be suggested that the thrust of Pope Francis's current ministry is to move the Catholic Church in a progressive direction, further away from the teaching of the Bible. It is also important to see his statements in the context of other proclamations that he has recently made.

Milky WayThe starting point of the Pope's argument is that of compatibility. He states that the Big Bang theory “doesn't contradict the intervention of a divine Creator, but demands it”. However, this statement misses the point, and also, incidentally, illustrates why biblical creationists do not major on the arguments of the Intelligent Design Movement. The Pope believes that, if there were a Big Bang, then there must have been a god to start it off. There is a certain logic to that position. However, he is assuming that there was indeed a Big Bang. Yet there are even a good many secular scientists who do not accept that the Big Bang happened.(1) From a biblical point of view, the issue is not whether or not the Big Bang theory required a god to start it off, nor whether the God of the Bible could have created by the Big Bang, if He so chose (of course He could). The issue is not what God could have done, but what He actually says He did!

Having allowed for God to be able to do anything, the Pope's next point is inconsistent. He continued “When we read about creation in Genesis, we run the risk of imagining God was a magician, with a magic wand able to do everything. But that is not so.” Magic has rightly been condemned by the Roman Catholic Church throughout the centuries, on biblical grounds. Yet, the Pope is now equating the clear words of Scripture with sorcery. Those of us who accept the Bible to be true do not imagine God as a “magician”, i.e. someone who wishes to trick and deceive, but we do acknowledge that God is “able to do everything”. Far from being a purveyor of magical tricks, God is the Creator, who has explained in His Word exactly what and how He created.

In both these comments, it is clear that the primary source of authority for the Pope, and indeed many other religious leaders, is not the Bible, but rather a humanistic interpretation of science. Today (October 31st) marks the 497th anniversary of the Reformation, when Martin Luther nailed his 95 Theses to the church door in Wittenburg, and called the church back to the primacy of the inspired Word of God. Indeed, his comment that “You are to deal with Scripture in such a way that you bear in mind that God Himself says what is written. But since God is speaking, it is not fitting for you to want only to turn His Word in the direction you wish to go”(3) is as relevant today as it was then. As Elijah asked the Israelites “How long will you falter between two opinions?” (1 Kings 18:21).

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3. What Martin Luther Says – A Practical In-Home Anthology for the Active, page 1523

Question Time

Q & A
What shall we call it?

We are about to launch an important question section to this website. The Q&A section – which will work a bit like Quora or Stackoverflow – will give you the opportunity to ask questions for Paul, or someone else, to answer.

For example, if you are the parent of a public school student, and he comes home from High School with a difficult to answer piece of evolutionary propaganda, then this is the place to ask the question!

What should we call this section? Q&A is far too boring a title. Send answers through our Contact US section, or just add a comment to this post.

Black Friday Fun Day

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Black Friday at the MSH Creation Center

Black Friday will be a fun-filled day at the Mount St Helens Creation Information Center. There will be lots of great activities for all ages, as well as presentations from International Creation Speaker Paul Taylor. The day will also be an opportunity to get some bargain Creation resources, as we need to rationalize some of our stock. And, if that were not enough, we will do it all again the day after on the Saturday!!

Mark these days in your calendar and make the weekend after Thanksgiving a blessed one to remember.

Black Friday Notice

(The morning program will be repeated in the afternoon, so the whole program will run 4 times)
(Also look on our website for super special offers on Cyber Monday December 1st 2014)

The Mount St Helens Creation Information Center will be closed on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday November 27th 2014 and Sunday November 30th 2014.

Cross Encounters Radio

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Chris Hohnholz (standing in for Tony Miano) will be interviewing me for Cross Encounters Radio on Saturday October 18th 2014 at 4pm (Pacific Time). That's 5pm (Mountain), 6pm (Central) and 7pm (Eastern) – or midnight (UK time)

If you can't make the show at that time, it will be recorded, and podcasted (details at the link above), but, obviously, you won't get the live interaction.

Cross Encounters Radio

Cross Encounters Radio is a live internet radio program. I love live shows – with the ability to respond instantly to callers' questions. I also believe that the internet is the future of audio programming, that we still like to call “radio”.

Cross Encounters uses the services of Blog Talk Radio, which is one of the least expensive methods of running live shows. I mention this, because I would very much like to be running a show myself, here from the Mount St Helens Creation Information Center, as a weekly one-hour show. However, it is not free – it costs at least $39 per month for the really basic tools (there is a free service, but it is very restricted). If there is any church or organization that would like to commit to sponsoring all or part of this $39 a month, for a minimum of a 12-month period, I would love to hear from you. My thought is to get 3 sponsors – a main sponsor at $19 a month, and 2 others at $10 a month. Please use the Contact Page if you would like to consider this. Additionally, someone might feel able to help as call-screener.  Again, if you can do this, let me know (we can work out the show time between us).