Saturday 15th of June – Paul Garner at Chinnor Community Church
Paul Garner is a full-time Researcher and Lecturer for Biblical Creation Trust (www.biblicalcreationtrust.org). He has an MSc in Geoscience from University College London, where he specialised in palaeobiology. Paul is a Fellow of the Geological Society of London, and a member of the Society of Vertebrate Paleontology and the Palaeontological Association.
9:30am – Welcome and Coffee
10:00am – Session One: ‘Dinosaurs and the Bible’
What are dinosaurs, what do we know about them and how does the Bible’s account of Creation and the Flood help us to explain their fossil record? This illustrated talk will answer common questions about the place of dinosaurs in biblical earth history, including where dinosaurs came from, how long ago they lived and exciting new research concerning their burial in the global Flood. This session is open to all ages and will conclude with an opportunity to ask Paul questions about ‘Dinosaurs and the Bible.’
11:30am – Coffee Break
12 noon – Session Two: Creation or evolution: does it really matter?
Many Christians prefer to ignore the subject of origins because it is seen as irrelevant or divisive. But contrary to popular belief, the debate about origins is not merely over the interpretation of the early chapters of Genesis but the coherence of the historic Christian understanding of core doctrines such as the cross and resurrection. This talk will set out three doctrines that express aspects of the biblical story of redemption (from creation to new creation) and will argue that these are incompatible with the neo-Darwinian theory of evolution. This session is open to all but is aimed at challenging Christians with why this issue is so important and will conclude with an opportunity to ask Paul questions about ‘Creation or evolution.’