Resources for further study of origins

SALVO magazine – Published by The Fellowship of St. James (non-denominational)—an organization deeply engaged in apologetics for students in high schools and colleges—SALVO dedicates a portion of each quarterly issue to Christians’ engagement with science. A great gift for the thoughtful student.

Answers in Genesis
An extensive website,, and AiG’s printed materials advocate strongly and significantly for young-earth creationism. AiG’s Creation Museum in Kentucky is a popular, family friendly enterprise. AiG also produces “Answers” journal,, a superb resource for homeschoolers, Christian schools or anyone who wants to explore the worldview of creationists.

The Institute for Creation Research
As a sister organization to AiG, ICR—online at—has supported the biblical view of creation for 40 years.

World magazine is today’s premiere Christian news magazine. Though not focused on creation science, World approaches important contemporary issues from a Christian worldview. Every Christian who can read should read World.

Discovery Institute
Seattle-based Discovery has a broader scope than some groups and addresses economics and foreign affairs in addition to promoting Intelligent Design as a reasonable explanation for creation through its Center for Science & Culture.

“When Faith and Science Collide: A Biblical Approach to Evaluating Evolution, Creationism, Intelligent Design, and the Age of the Earth” by Gregg Davidson
An old-earth creationist and inerrantist, Davidson offers a simple, three-step approach for examining Scripture and science any time the two appear to clash, and he finds far more harmony than discord.

“Radioisotopes and the Age of the Earth, Volumes 1 & 2” by Larry Vardiman, Andrew Snelling and Eugene Chaffin
ICR’s eight-year research project known as RATE, or Radioisotopes and the Age of the Earth, reveals incredible physical evidence that supports what the Bible says about the young age of the earth. Volume 1 exposes radioisotope theory plaguing problems and offers a better alternative. Volume 2 helps answer this question: If the six-day Genesis account is fallacious, how can the rest of Scripture be reliable?

“Thousands Not Billions: Challenging the Icon of Evolution, Questioning the Age of the Earth” by Donald DeYoung
This book tackles major barriers for faith seekers, is an apologetical resource, and shatters dating methods employed by evolutionists to cast doubt on the veracity of the Bible and its chronology of earth history.

“The Genesis Factor: Myths and Realities” by Ron J. Bigalke Jr.
Leading voices in the creationist movement defend the first book of the Bible from compromise positions using scientific and historical evidence. The reader can be assured of the accuracy of the Word from its very fist verse—and the validity of this biblical worldview. Contributors include: Terry Mortenson, Christopher Cone, Tas Walker, Eugene H. Merrill, Ron J. Bigalke Jr, Jonathan Henry, Larry Vardiman, and Donald DeYoung.

“The Case for a Creator” by Lee Strobel
High school science class convinced Strobel that God didn’t exist. However, Strobel demonstrates how scientific discoveries have strengthened his faith in God and the biblical accounts.

“Coming to Grips with Genesis: Biblical Authority and the Age of the Earth” by Terry Mortenson and Thane H. Ury, editors
Discussing  biblical, theological, and historical arguments in favor of a six-day creation, the global flood, and a young earth, 14 theological scholars critique several contemporary old-earth interpretations of Genesis and defend the literal history of Genesis 1-11, thus providing a valuable text for seminary and Bible college professors and students, pastors, missionaries, and others who want an in-depth apologetical resource.

“Signature in the Cell: DNA and the Evidence for Intelligent Design” by Stephen C. Meyer
Deemed a defining work in the discussion of life’s origins and whether life is a product of unthinking matter or of an intelligent mind, Meyer’s book presents a convincing new case for intelligent design based on revolutionary discoveries in science and DNA.

Resources for Kids
“Genesis for Kids: Science Experiments That Show God’s Power in Creation!” by Doug Lambier and Robert Stevenson
Aimed at children ages 8-14, this book of fascinating science experiments describes and explains important science concepts showing God’s creative purpose and design.

“The Answers Book for Kids, Volume 2: 22 Questions on Dinosaurs and the Flood of Noah” by Ken Ham
Answers are important. Questions are, too, like: How did all the dinosaurs fit on the ark? How did Noah keep the animals on the ark from eating each other and his family? Where did all the water go after the Flood? If children don’t have answers to questions about the Bible, they cannot defend their faith in a fallen world.

Video Resources
The Intelligent Design Collection” (3 DVDs): “Darwin’s Dilemma,” “Unlocking the Mystery of Life” and “The Privileged Planet”
“Darwin’s Dilemma”—From Darwin’s own writings, his dilemma was also his inability to explain the Cambrian Explosion.
“Unlocking the Mystery of Life”—Using eye-popping computer animation, this video reveals the incredible nanotechnology inside bacteria and human cells.
“The Privileged Planet”—This treatment explores the relationship between earth as a home of intelligent life and earth as an ideal platform for studying the universe.

“The Great Debate on Science and the Bible” with Ken Ham, Dr. Jason Lisle, Dr. Walter Kaiser and Dr. Hugh Ross
Ham and Lyle represent the young-earth view; Ross and Kaiser, the day-age view, in a debate on numerous topics, including whether the Bible teaches that God created in six, literal, 24-hour days, what happened to the dinosaurs, were Adam and Eve created, how accurately are starlight and time measured, and why the age of the earth matters.

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