The Society of Creation (A Concordia University Ministry) Presents:
2018 Creation Conference
Dr. Gary Locklair
Friday, June 29, 2018 - Saturday, June 30, 2018
8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (both days)
Concordia University of Wisconsin
12800 N. Lake Shore Drive. Mequon, WI 53097
All sessions are held in PH 026, the Pharmacy Building at Concordia University Wisconsin.
“Theistic Evolution – Contentious Compromise.” Our presenters will show that both God’s Word (Scripture) and God’s World (Science) affirm Creation and reject evolution.
Dr. Joel Heck
Dr. Kevin Voss
Dr. Andrew Steinmann
Ms. Stacy Lung
Mr. Patrick Winkler
Ms. Valerie Locklair
2018 Society of Creation conference presentation schedule
Friday, 29 June 2018
Saturday, 30 June 2018
|| Dr. Gary Locklair
|| Dr. Kevin Voss
|| Dr. Andrew Steinmann
|| Ms. Stacy Lung
|| Dr. Gary Locklair
|| Mr. Patrick Winkler
|| Ms. Valerie Locklair
|| Dr. Joel Heck
|| Q&A with all presenters
Prof. Gary Locklair, Ph.D.
Professor and Chair of Computer Science Concordia University Wisconsin
Friday Session Title: "Contentious Compromise - Why God Didn’t Use Evolution"
Both God’s Word (Scripture) and God’s world (science) are clear – God created the heavens and earth supernaturally over six days. He did not use or allow a natural process (evolution) to produce the universe and life over vast ages. Why is theistic evolution such a popular idea, and why is it accepted by many Christians? Let’s investigate the questions theistic evolutionists raise. And, let’s understand the reasons put forward in support of theistic evolution. Unless we understand their terms and questions, we can’t effectively answer them.
Saturday Session Title: "Clearly Created – How God Formed Heaven and Earth"
Both God’s Word (Scripture) and God’s world (science) are clear – God created the heavens and earth supernaturally over six days. He did not use or allow a natural process (evolution) to produce the universe and life over vast ages. How can we respond to the questions raised by theistic evolution? Once we understand the reasons for believing in theistic evolution, we are in a better position to answer questions and provide a superior model of origins, the creation model.
Rev. Prof. Kevin Voss, Ph.D.
Director, Concordia Center for Bioethics
Concordia University Wisconsin
Friday Session Title: “Christian Ethics and Theistic Evolution: Compatible or Conflicted?”
Rev. Prof. Andrew Steinmann, Ph.D.
Distinguished Professor of Theology and Hebrew
Concordia University Chicago
Friday Session Title: “What A Day Is in Genesis 1: Why Genesis Cannot Be Interpreted as Supporting Theistic Evolution”
Christians who endorse theistic evolution often seek to interpret Genesis 1 as myth or metaphor, claiming that the six days of creation can be interpreted as something other than simple solar days. This presentation will present three lines of evidence that demonstrate that the days in Genesis 1 must be understood as regular solar days: First, it will be seen that in the Hebrew text the first day is numbered using a cardinal number, one, not the ordinal number first. Subsequent days are numbered using ordinal numbers but with no definite article (e.g., “a second day”). Second, each day is defined as consisting of evening and morning, thereby making each day a solar day and anticipating the sabbath command at Exod 20:8–20. Third, it will be shown that the refrain at the end of each of the six days in Gen 1 has the form of a historical summary formula similar to other historical summaries in the OT. These three observations nullify any attempts to understand the six days of creation as anything other than regular solar days.
Stacy Lung, M.S., Friday 3:15 pm
https://www.amazon.com/Wisconsins-Flood-Journey-Creation- Wisconsin/dp/1536844063/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1525047237&sr=8- 3&keywords=stacy+lung
Friday Session Title: “What do the ‘experts’ say?”
Origins has been presented by evolutionists as an “experts only question.” You are supposed to accept that evolutionary scientists have the answer and you are unqualified to investigate origins yourself. However, we underestimate the ability of basic common sense and intuition to investigate origin claims. Examples from K-12 science experience, such as the scientific method, fossil record, and biochemistry will illustrate the point. Let’s investigate the implication for us as parents, teachers, and church workers in “handing authority over” when it comes to the origins debate.
Patrick Winkler, M. Div., M.S. Eng., P.E., Saturday 10:45 am
Sr. Mechanical Engineer, Badger Meter, Milwaukee, WI
Saturday Session Title: “A Lutheran Approach to Creation.”
What is it that God’s people really need with respect to creation and evolution issues? What tools do they need in order to help them evaluate things such as creation models and points of evolution from a Lutheran perspective? It is absolutely imperative that Christians begin by making certain fundamental distinctions in order to enable them to assess creationist models and evolutionary viewpoints adequately. Therefore, what is of great help to God’s people is not necessarily providing a new creation model, but rather — and more importantly — providing a way of evaluating such models using certain important distinctions.
Valerie Locklair, Dipl. C.A., F.C.A., Saturday 1:30 pm
https://smile.amazon.com/Called-Defend-Apologetics-Handbook- Student/dp/1945978651/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1525047404&sr=8- 1&keywords=valerie+locklair https://www.1517legacy.com/1517blog?author=5a964a4fec212d0e8e964fc9
Saturday Session Title: “Creed or Compromise: Apologetics in an Age of Uncertainty”
What does it mean to live an "apologetical" lifestyle, and what is the relationship between a Christ-centered defense of the faith and six day, literal creation? Are all worldviews created equal, or is there a way to discern which of them - if any - is true? In this presentation, we will examine a conversational approach to apologetics and ways that we can engage challenges to the faith. We will investigate strategies to communicate the truth on a personal level and, in love, point out the dangers of contradictory worldviews in an age of uncertainty.
Rev. Prof. Joel Heck, Th.D., Saturday 3:15 pm
Professor of Theology
Concordia University Texas
Saturday Session Title: “Icons of Evolution”
If evolution cannot be supported by science, then a compromise position is untenable.
To Register for this Event
Full conference: $70.00 ($60 if registering and paying before June 1)
One-day rate (Friday or Saturday): $35.00
Full conference rate for a second person from the same family, church, or church staff: $50.00
Late registration (after May 31): add $5.00 to the daily rate or $10.00 to the full conference rate.