"Celebration of Creation" Weekend to Discuss Origins and Creation

November 8-9 Presentation to Investigate Faith and Science

By: Jaci Shankel

Photo Credit: Dustin Iseminger

The weekend of November 8-9, WWU will be holding a “Celebration of Creation.” Jointly sponsored by WWU, the University Church, and the Faith and Science Council of the General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists, this weekend will be a “discussion about our common belief in the biblical teaching that the world we live in and we ourselves are the purposeful products of a creator.”

The speakers for the weekend will be both  WWU professionals and guest speakers. Attendees of the sessions will hear from Joe Galusha, Bob Cushman, Pam Cress, Dave Thomas, David Cowles, and Janice McKenzie, all of whom are WWU faculty members. Guest speakers will be Tim Standish, Jo Ann Davidson, Larry Blackmer, Art Chadwick, and Stan Hudson.

Weekend Schedule

  • Friday, Nov. 8 – Vespers at 8 p.m.
  • Sabbath, Nov. 9 – Worship Services at 9:30 a.m. or 11:45 a.m.
  • Sabbath, Nov. 9 – Session at 3 p.m.  
  • Saturday – Documentary “Flight: The Genius of Birds” at 8 p.m.

All sessions held in the University Church

The Faith and Science Council, which is responsible for bringing the Geoscience Institute to the WWU campus, was created by the General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists to “study the interrelationships of science and Scripture, with particular attention to creation.”

The Geoscience Research Institute is a Seventh-day Adventist science research center located on the campus of Loma Linda University. Established in 1958, the GRI works from a creationist background to address the question of scientific origins. Tim Standish, director of the institute, will be representing Geoscience during the “Celebration of Creation” weekend.

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