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Each program features some scientific fact of nature that points to deliberate design not evolutionary chance. "Creation Moments" daily 2 minute radio broadcast with host Ian Taylor is heard around the world on over 1300 stations and outlets. Each program features scientific evidences of nature that points to delicate design not evolutionary chance. The daily broadcasts are compiled in our daily devotional book, Letting God Create Your Day. Each program is also available on cassette or CD. See for more information.

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The Stones at Carnac
<p><img src="/sites/" alt="Marek.69" width="200" height="150" style="float: left; margin: 5px;" />On the southern coast of the Breton peninsula in Northern France is a small rural town called Carnac. It is a pleasant enough seaside resort. I remember enjoying a couple of days there with my family in 2010, at the end of a vacation touring campsites in the Vendée department of France. But while the town itself might be unremarkable, the same cannot be said for what you find in the fields outside the town.</p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p>
Jun 22, 2018
The Lord Came Down to See
<p><img src="/sites/" alt="Heermskerck’s Hanging Gardens of Babylon" width="200" height="138" style="float: left; margin: 5px;" />God was not pleased with the people of Babel when they wanted to build a city and a tower with its top in the heavens. This is because their aim of preventing their own dispersal throughout the world was in contravention of God’s command, and their intention to make a name for themselves is opposite to our commitment to seek God’s glory.</p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p>
Jun 21, 2018
Trouble at Babel
<p><img src="/sites/" alt="Bruegel's Tower of Babel painting" width="200" height="147" style="float: left; margin: 5px;" />For many people studying the early chapters of Genesis, the account of Babel is a troubling interlude. We like to concentrate on the Creation Week, and then the Flood, and then let’s get on to talking about Abraham. But before we get to Abraham, we have this troubling account of what all these people who were the descendants of Noah and his family were doing at Babel.</p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p>
Jun 20, 2018
A Way with Words
<p><img src="/sites/" alt="Drawin of two men communicating by a flow of colorful alphabet letters." width="200" height="133" style="float: left; margin: 5px;" />Where did language come from? This question is easy to answer from a biblical worldview. God created Adam and Eve with the ability to communicate.</p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p>
Jun 19, 2018
Private Interpretation
<p><img src="/sites/" alt="Man at a table making notes in a book" width="200" height="133" style="float: left; margin: 5px;" />The Apostle Peter reminds us in 2 Peter 1:20 that “no prophecy of Scripture comes from someone's own interpretation.”</p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p>
Jun 18, 2018
<p><img src="/sites/" alt="Pages out of a Bible flying up and away like wings." width="200" height="165" style="float: left; margin: 5px;" />The Apostle Paul wrote: “All Scripture is breathed out by God.” Some versions have: “All scripture is given by inspiration of God.” This means the same thing because the word <em>inspiration</em> has changed its meaning somewhat over the centuries. Colloquially, we remark that a brilliant inventor had an inspired idea, but that is not really what is meant by inspiration in this context.</p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p>
Jun 15, 2018
Itching Ears
<p><img src="/sites/" alt="Girl walking down dark stone steps using a flashlight" width="145" height="200" style="float: left; margin: 5px;" />In a previous Creation Moment, we saw how people often do not want hygienic teaching. The Greek word translated “sound”, in the phrase “sound teaching”, is actually <em>hugiano</em>, from which we derive our word <em>hygienic</em>.</p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p>
Jun 14, 2018
Clean Teaching
<p><img src="/sites/" alt="The Apostle Paul by Rembrandt" width="166" height="200" style="float: left; margin: 5px;" />“The time is coming,” said the Apostle Paul to his young protegé, Timothy, “when people will not endure sound teaching.”</p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p>
Jun 13, 2018
The Originals Might Be Different
<p><img src="/sites/" alt="Part of the manuscript, Papyrus 62, Public Domain photograph." width="174" height="200" style="float: left; margin: 5px;" />“How can you possibly believe the Bible to be inerrant?” the argument goes. “We don’t even have the originals. The originals might be different from the Bible we have today.”</p> <p>This is a common enough argument against inerrancy but is born out of a misunderstanding about the nature of original documents.</p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p>
Jun 12, 2018
Is It Rewritten?
<p><img src="/sites/" alt="Open Bible" width="200" height="135" style="float: left; margin: 5px;" />Perhaps you played the telephone game at children’s parties. The participants are seated in a line, or maybe a ring. One person starts by whispering a phrase to his or her neighbor. That neighbor whispers the message to the next person. Eventually, the message has gone around the room. But when the final person speaks the message out loud, it usually does not bear too much resemblance to the original.</p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p>
Jun 11, 2018
Love God More than the Bible?
<p><img src="/sites/" alt="Girl in tent reading the Bible with a flashligt" width="200" height="139" style="float: left; margin: 5px;" />A young pastor wrote this on Facebook: “If God is not bigger than your Bible, then your Bible is God.”</p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p>
Jun 08, 2018
<p><img src="/sites/" alt="Falcon flying" width="200" height="133" style="float: left; margin: 5px;" />The concept of flying has inspired so much in the way of art – visual, musical, and literary. “One day, I’ll fly away,” sang Randy Crawford, evoking a view of flying as a metaphor for freedom. Other songs have taken up the same theme. “You are the wind beneath my wings”. “Love lift us up where we belong”. “Come fly with me, come fly, let’s fly away”.</p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p>
Jun 07, 2018
Definitions of Gender
<p><img src="/sites/" alt="Male and female teenagers in a classroom" width="200" height="133" style="float: left; margin: 5px;" />Recently, a schoolteacher from a government school in England was suspended for referring to a child by the wrong gender pronoun. The pronouns used to be he or she. Now there is a bewildering number of other pronouns, such as per, ve, xe, ze, and many more. These are designed to indicate various levels of masculinity or femininity depending on how the user defines themselves.</p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p>
Jun 06, 2018
The Dead Oceans of Enceladus
<p><img src="/sites/" alt="planet" width="200" height="100" style="float: left; margin: 5px;" />In a previous Creation Moment, I referred to the Cassini space program studying Enceladus – a moon of Saturn. Two interesting new studies about ocean-covered worlds like Enceladus have recently been published, giving conflicting information.</p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p>
Jun 05, 2018
A Sound of Music
<p><img src="/sites/" alt="Greek pottery decorated with images of musicians." width="200" height="125" style="float: left; margin: 5px;" />Sometimes, when I have seen beautiful works of visual art, I have felt a pang of jealousy, wishing I was able to paint or to draw as well as that. Then God reminds me that He gave me gifts in another art form. As long as I can remember, music has been a part of my life, both in performance and in composition.</p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p>
Jun 04, 2018
Where Did the Races Come From?
<p><img src="/sites/" alt="People of different nationalities and occupations" width="200" height="133" style="float: left; margin: 5px;" />Evolutionary anthropologists like to divide human beings into different racial groups. These so-called races are defined by distinctives such as eye shape or skin color.</p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p>
Jun 01, 2018
Where Did People Come From?
<p><img src="/sites/" alt="Profile of a person" width="200" height="150" style="float: left; margin: 5px;" />Anthropology is the study of human beings and where they came from. As a scientific discipline, it has been led for decades by people with evolutionary presuppositions. There are many people within Christian churches – including many pastors – who do not think it matters what we believe about how human beings got here. What matters is the value that we place on humanity today.</p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p>
May 31, 2018
Evolution of New Species?
<p><img src="/sites/" alt="Femal resident Finch from Daphne" width="200" height="180" style="float: left; margin: 5px;" />It was Charles Darwin’s assumption that new species arose from previous ones by a process of natural selection. Darwin famously illustrated this point by reference to the various species of finch living on the Galapagos Islands.</p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p>
May 30, 2018
Human Evolution in Bits
<p><img src="/sites/" alt="Caveman wax statue" width="200" height="200" style="float: left; margin: 5px;" />It was the late Stephen J. Gould who popularized the idea of Evolution by Punctuated Equilibrium. This was because he noticed the lack of transitional forms in the fossil record, which is so obvious to those who want to see. Yet, as a committed evolutionist, Gould could not bring himself to the natural corollary of his ideas – that the theory of evolution is just not tenable.</p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p>
May 29, 2018
Chimps’ Brains Work Differently
<p><img src="/sites/" alt="chimpanzee family" width="200" height="133" style="float: left; margin: 5px;" />A recent report in the journal <em>Science</em> has reached the startling conclusion that human brains and chimp brains are entirely different. A study led by scientists at Yale University has discovered that much of the gene activity in the human brain is completely alien to that occurring in the brains of chimpanzees.</p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p>
May 28, 2018
Who was First to North America?
<p><img src="/sites/" alt="Clovis points from the Rummells-Maske Cache Site, Iowa." width="200" height="86" style="float: left; margin: 5px;" />The conventional understanding has always been that North America was populated by people who crossed from Asia to Alaska via the Bering Strait and then migrated down the West Coast. Eventually, some of them crossed as far as the eastern coasts of North and South America. Known as the Clovis culture, their descendants produced all the North and South American Indian tribes and nations.</p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p>
May 25, 2018
How the Aye-Aye Taps Into Lunch
<p><img src="/sites/" alt="Aye-Aye" width="200" height="133" style="float: left; margin: 5px;" />The Aye-Aye is one of the strangest little monkeys on earth. Its peculiar features bear witness that it was specially designed and created to fill a unique niche in nature, not a chance development of evolution.</p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p>
May 24, 2018
Ginger Is Strong Medicine
<p><img src="/sites/" alt="Ginger plant with flower." width="200" height="133" style="float: left; margin: 5px;" />Often naturally occurring medicines work better and more gently than man-made concoctions. Ginger has long been accepted as a natural treatment for nausea. Several modern studies have confirmed that ginger can even work better than modern nausea medicines such as Dramamine®.</p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p>
May 23, 2018
Were Dinosaurs Warm Blooded?
<p><img src="/sites/" alt="Reconstructed skeleton of a Thescelosaurus at the Burpee Museum of Natural History in Rockford, Illinois." width="200" height="138" style="float: left; margin: 5px;" />Dinosaur fossil hunters and paleontologists have long debated whether dinosaurs were warm-blooded or cold-blooded. With reptile characteristics, it was expected that dinosaurs would be cold-blooded. Yet, some evidence indicated that they must have been warm-blooded.</p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p>
May 22, 2018
There Is No Genetic Code for the Human Soul
<p><img src="/sites/" alt="The first printout of the human genome to be presented as a series of books, displayed at the Wellcome Collection, London. Courtesy of Russ London." width="200" height="175" style="float: left; margin: 5px;" />The $250 million Human Genome Project is attempting to map all the human genes. Their preliminary findings were released sometime in the year of 2000. Some observers have been saying that the human genome project will define what it means to be human.</p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p>
May 21, 2018
Survival of the Most Cooperative
<p><img src="/sites/" alt="Capunchin Monkey" width="200" height="133" style="float: left; margin: 5px;" />"Survival of the fittest" is an essential principle of evolution. This principle has not only been applied to animals, but also to human beings, as a social theory.</p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p>
May 18, 2018
How Fast Do Stalactites Grow?
<p><img src="/sites/" alt="Stalacties in a cave" width="200" height="150" style="float: left; margin: 5px;" />For generations cave guides have been telling cave visitors that the stalagmites and stalactites that they see around them grow at incredibly low rates. The figure that is usually given is one inch per century for stalactites (they are the ones that hang down). That estimate, however, was not based on any scientific research.</p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p>
May 17, 2018
Wild Dogs of Australia
<p><img src="/sites/" alt="Wild dog" width="200" height="106" style="float: left; margin: 5px;" />Most mammals in Australia are marsupials. That is one of the things that makes Australia so special to those of us elsewhere in the world who may never have been there. Think of Australia, and most of us think of kangaroos, koalas, and wombats. Placentals, like rats and rabbits, are normally pests, introduced in colonial times.</p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p>
May 16, 2018
Water into Wine
<p><img src="/sites/" alt="Molecules" width="200" height="137" style="float: left; margin: 5px;" />John records in his Gospel that the first miracle of Jesus was performed at the wedding at Cana in Galilee. During the course of the celebrations, they were found to have run out of wine. Jesus instructed the servants to fill six 20-gallon stone jars with water, and He turned this 120 gallons of water into wine.</p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p>
May 15, 2018
Joshua's Long Eclipse?
<p><img src="/sites/" alt="Sunset" width="200" height="142" style="float: left; margin: 5px;" />One passage of the Bible that a lot of people stumble over is found in Joshua 10. The Israelites were engaged in a battle with Adonizedek, King of Jerusalem. In order to gain success, Joshua prayed to the Lord, “Sun, stand still at Gibeon.” As a result of this prayer, the sun stayed in the sky for a whole day. In other words, sunset to sunset lasted 48 hours instead of the normal 24.</p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p>
May 14, 2018