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The Mount St Helens Creation Center is proud to announce that we are now have an affiliate program with Awesome Science TV. For many years, Awesome Science Media has produced high quality features and documentaries, from a biblical worldview – including the Flood Geology series, the Creation Guys, Debunking Evolution and many more.

You may have seen many of these on DVD, but now Awesome Science Media has launched Awesome Science TV – a video streaming platform, to provide an easy to use system to get these videos into your home. You can purchase individual videos, or subscribe to the platform – which will provide you with access via a web browser, or via Apple TV, Android TV boxes, or Roku.

And every time you make a purchase, or take out a subscription, the Mount St Helens Creation Center benefits with 30% of the price! So you can support this ministry, and support Awesome Science TV, enabling them to produce even more quality programs for you to enjoy.

For more information, follow the link below!

Awesome Science TV

Dr. John Whitcomb, 1924 – 2020

It was announced late yesterday (February 5th 2020) that Dr. John Whitcomb had died earlier that day.

Dr. Whitcomb was one of the giants of theology, apologetics, and creationism. In 1961, he and Dr. Henry Morris published the seminal work The Genesis Flood, which looked at the scientific and theological implications of actually believing that the worldwide flood was a real historical event. Many other tributes have already been posted on Facebook and elsewhere paying homage to the legacy that this book, and other works by Dr. Whitcomb, have provided.

I first came across The Genesis Flood in 1978. I had been saved at the age of 15 in early 1977, and by the following year, I had a Saturday job working in The Jesus Family Bookstore in Ashton-under-Lyne, near Manchester, UK. This book, and others like it, became essential reading for me, as I began to absorb the fact that God’s word was true from beginning to end. I also noticed that the shop sold a large number of teaching cassette tapes – many of which were by Dr. Whitcomb. It was on those teaching tapes, played over and over again on quiet Saturdays, that I first heard Dr. Whitcomb’s voice and learned so many of the basiocs that now form the foundation of my own ministry.

During the early 1980s, when I was up at the University of Nottingham, I attended a small baptist church a couple of miles from the university. I think it was in 1983, while I was studying for my Post-Graduate Certificate in Education, that Dr.Whitcomb visited the church, as part of a tour of the UK. I was fascinated by his talk, which was illustrated by overhead projector slides – does anyone remember those? The talk was followed by coffee and cake in the Sunday School room, where we were able to ask questions of the great man. I am sure he had been asked the same questions many times, but all his answers were gracious and thoughtful.

I never expected that I would meet him again. But it was 22 years later that our paths once again crossed. It was in 2005 that I had been appointed as a full-time speaker for Answers in Genesis (UK) – the ministry led from the United States by Ken Ham, whose own moving tribute to Dr. Whitcomb can be read here. Although I was not due to take up my post until September, I was, in July (I think) invited to attend the AiG Mega-Conference at Liberty University, in Lynchburg, VA. One of the most important talks of the week was from Dr. John Whitcomb, entitled The History and Impact of the Genesis Flood. Although I still had my old copy, I wanted Dr. Whitcomb’s autograph, so I picked up a copy from his table and waited in line. When it was my turn, Dr. Whitcomb looked up at my name badge and said “Ah! Paul Taylor! You have just been appointed to speak for Answers in Genesis in the UK!” The fact that one of my great heroes of the faith knew who I was, and what I was doing, made me feel ten feet tall! The rest of his conversation was personal, thoughtful, and of great help.

The last time i spoke to Dr. Whitcomb was by telephone in 2012. By this time, I had moved to the United States and was working in Pensacola with the Creation Today ministry. As always, Dr. Whitomb was gracious and kind. During the conversation, he remarked that he had just installed equipment to record podcasts. He was not just recording them. He had learned al the technology to produce them, and to get them online.He was 88 years old, and had taught himself new technologies, because he was now mostly restricted to his house, but still had an active mind, and much that he wanted to share! What a wonderful example! I also want to be active in ministry into my late 80s, and beyond, should the Lord spare me, and should He tarry. If, like with Dr. Whitcomb, the Lord should impede my movement, then I want to be able to pursue whatever new technologies are available, to bring people the word of God.

John Whitcomb may have slowed down in his later years, but he never really retired. He served His Lord God and Savior to the end of his days. He has now been promoted. It is tempting to say that he deserves it, but that humble man would remind me sharply that none of us deserve glory. It is all from Jesus – the One whom Dr. Whitcomb spent a lifetime serving, pointing others to Him. May those of us who also serve the King follow the example of that fine servant of His – John Whitcomb.

Christmas Movies

To help celebrate the true meaning of Christmas, and the truth of God’s word, we are showing these movies at the Creation Center on Saturday December 14th and Sunday December 15th 2019. This is also part of the Creation Center’s involvement with the City of Castle Rock’s Festival of Lights event.

What was the star?We will also be hosting a special new exhibition about the Bethlehem Star.

Although the movie showings and the exhibition are at no cost, please consider giving us a donation to cover costs – either on the day, or by visiting our donations page.

 

Northern Washington State Speaking Tour

Northern Tour Map

From November 13th through 17th 2019, I will be doing a speaking tour of the north of the state, speaking in Bothell, Arlington, and Anacortes.

Homeschool Special 2019

Homeschool Special

The following products will be for sale, shipping free, at a 10% discount from Tuesday September 10th through Friday September 13th 2019. This sale applies to instore and online purchases. On Friday September 13th, there will be an additional 5% discount – making 15% in total. This 15% will not be available online.

To get your discount online, just use coupon HSS2019.

Get equiped for the beginning of the new academic year.

Risen without a Doubt

Celebrate Easter at Mount St Helens

Please take the time to come to Creation Center, and watch some of this amazing video series on the Resurrection of Jesus Christ. Each showing will last about 1 hour 15 minutes, including and questions afterwards. The video is a discussion between Eric Hovind and Tim Chaffey, and is in 6 parts; we will watch two of them.

The showings start at 6pm – Sunday April 14th and Sunday April 21st (Easter) 2019.

Click on the image to watch the trailer.

Center Volunteers

Being a volunteer at the Creation Center is fun! You get to meet interesting visitors, and have time to chat, as well as find out more for yourself about how creation and apologetics. You do not need to be an expert on the subjects of creation or the Bible. You just need to be able to point people to where our exhibits are.

Would you be able to help?

When I am taking groups on an excursion to the volcano, I have to close the Center for the day, unless I have a volunteer to look after it. Please consider volunteering, to help out. You will be shown how to operate the Point of Sale equipment, and also the Audio Visual equipment – and both of these tasks are easy.

If you think you could help out, please fill in the form below, and we will get back to you with some dates that we need to fill.

Volunteer Form

 

New Season Appeal 2019

Mount St Helens from I-5



The new season for 2019 will be beginning soon. Already, we are taking bookings for excursions for the Summer. And, as often happens for ministries of our sort, the coffers are depleted from the long winter months when we get few visitors. So we are launching a special New Season Appeal, and asking that you will prayerfully consider helping us to meet these exciting new season goals.

For the new season, we are hoping to have a number of special things in place. Check out the gallery, and the descriptions below for details of what we are hoping to achieve.

Building Signs

The outside of our building looks so good, now that it has been painted. However, it now needs professional looking signs, that can easily be seen from the street. These are likely to cost about $3,000.

Presentation Area

The presentation area needs a partition sheet-rocking to the ceiling. Have a look at our gallery, so you can see what I mean. Then we need a large, permanent screen, and the projection equipment must be properly installed. Cost – about $500.

Displays

New displays cost money. It costs about $300 to get a museum standard display of four boards produced. Then we need new display stands, to show the displays off effectively. These cost about $500 each, and we probably need two.

Audio Features

I have been developing two audio displays. To complete these – one of which I built from a Raspberry Pi computer kit – will cost about $200 in parts.

Human Resources

Obviously, the most expensive cost for this Center is the human resource aspect. The only person who gets paid is the Director. Please help make sure that there are enough funds to pay him for the next couple of months.

Conclusion

So, you can see that we are likely to need a boost for the Center of about $10,000. Thank you for all your prayerful support in the past. Please pray that we can achieve this goal. Any funds collected through this appeal will go into our General Fund, and I will report back on how your gifts have been spent for each of the items mentioned above. Please use the special Giving Button above or click here for the special donations page.

 

A Great New Look!

New look for the Creation Center

If you drive into Castle Rock, to see our Creation Center, you will not fail to notice that we have had a facelift! The Creation Center now has a beautiful new paint job.

The exterior walls of the building have been repaired, sealed, and painted in a lovely color, called Serious Gray. I think you will agree that, with the brick red detail work, it looks stunning.

Castle Rock has a fine, picturesque downtown area, and many of the other buildings have been painted and repaired in the last two years. Hopefully, the new look for the Creation Center will enhance the appearance of Downtown Castle Rock, as the Council and the Chamber of Commerce seek to attract more visitors.

Creation Center
Long morning shadows with the new look Creation Center.