GRI Alps Field Conference
The Geoscience Research Institute (GRI) regularly conducts field conferences to familiarize church leaders, teachers, pastors and others with scientific evidence relating to the origin of everything from life to the universe itself. This 7:30 film is about the 2017 GRI Alps Field School, which began and ended in Milan, Italy, and features Ted N. C. Wilson, president of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, as well as several presidents of the various word divisions of the church. In this GRI Field Conference, the group traveled in a loop from Milan north through the Italian, French and Swiss Alps, then south back to Milan where the conference ended. Along the way, geological evidence of a massive collision that occurred in the past between Europe and Africa was examined. This collision produced the European Alps. The ultimate purpose was to ensure that leaders of the Seventh-day Adventist Church have a knowledgeable understanding of the way in which science informs our understanding of the past and why there is some tension between the biblical record of history and current scientific understandings, particularly those based on a materialistic view of reality. This kind of continuing education is essential for church leaders who will be making decisions about the pastoral and educational activities of the Church. In addition, it provides an opportunity for informal interaction between the team of individuals who must together work to advance the cause of Christ on Earth. Ultimately, it is hoped that this GRI Field Conference will lead to a church more united and effective in service to the world and its Creator. For more information about the Alps, visit: http://grisda.org/resources1/audio-visual-media/video-series-clash-of-ideas/
Ben Clausen - Nature and the Power of God
This presentation will share of the greatness of God in nature from the atom to the universe, but then note that God’s greatest display of power may best be seen in the still small voice that came to Elijah.
Ben Clausen - Sharing: What Adventists have to offer the scientific community
Dr. Ben Clausen made this presentation on May 19 during the 2021 Adventist Virtual Global Campmeeting. Here he explores strategies from his years of experience for being part of the scientific community…
Timothy Standish - Creation Changes Everything
Imagine a world without love, one in which struggle and competition dominates everything. Beauty is an illusion, everything has a selfish motivation and nothing exists for any reason other than the cold…
What attitudes will foster constructive dialogue on the controversial subject of origins? This is the introductory video to a series of short films featuring Dr. Brand explaining some of the key points…
Christians on Science
Why is it that when it comes to the big questions on origins (e.g., how did the universe come to be, how did life first appear on Earth, where do humans come from?) there are radically different interpretations…
Theology and Creationism
If I accept a creationist worldview, what are some implications on my understanding of God and His action in nature? Learn more about some basic theological tenets of creationism in this article: https://www.grisda.org/creationism-contrastive-perspectives-and-values-1
Genesis Account of Origins
Dig deeper on the richness of information and meaning provided in the Genesis account of origins: https://www.grisda.org/the-genesis-account-of-origins
Is it true that the ancient Hebrews had a naïve view of the physical world, with a solid, hemispherical dome or vault that rested upon mountains or pillars that stood along the outermost perimeter of a…
Creation Sabbath - The Stop
Why have Creation Sabbath? Why have a Sabbath at all? Stop, watch and listen as Pr. Aias Cabaça explains in just 3:00 minutes! A version of this video narrated in Spanish is available at https://vimeo.com/297118628
"The Hole" is a beautiful film narrated by Alvin Chea, bass singer in the Grammy Award winning group Take Six. It illustrates the Gospel using the creation to help us understand what it means to be "born…
The Hole - English with captions
This captioned version of "The Hole" has been produced especially for those who are hearing impaired, but may also be useful for anyone who would prefer to watch with captions available. "The Hole" is…
GRI Alps Field Conference
The Geoscience Research Institute (GRI) regularly conducts field conferences to familiarize church leaders, teachers, pastors and others with scientific evidence relating to the origin of everything from…
Seeking Understanding: Ariel Roth
Ariel Roth has dedicated his life to understanding Earth history. This documentary - with spectacular videography of the Grand Canyon and also featuring material from his time under water in the Hydrolab…
Thinking Creation - 01 - The Great Debate
This episode traces some of the philosophies that, over the course of millennia, have lead to the various ideas about origins that are current today. Some of the thinkers discussed include Democritus,…
Thinking Creation - 02 - The Christian Roots of Science
In this episode, the question of whether Christianity acts as a superstition that holds back the advancement of science is examined. The foundational ideas of Christianity are compared with other religious…
Thinking Creation - 03 - The Design of Life
This episode examines specific properties of life, particularly the chemistry of life, that inform our understanding of where life comes from. The protein Endothelin-1 and molecular machine ATP synthase…
Thinking Creation - 04 - The Richly Diverse Creation
This episode explores where the amazing creatures we observe in the world today came from. Did they evolve? Were they all created by God in the Garden of Eden? Did Noah build a boat that held everything…
Thinking Creation - 05 - God And Nature
This episode discusses the relationship between the Creator and His creation. How does the biblical perspective that God is both the Creator and Sustainer of nature inform understanding of the regular…
Thinking Creation - 06 - God And The Big Bang
Big bang cosmology is the most widely accepted scientific understanding of how the universe came into being. This view is remarkably consistent with the biblical record of history. Crucially, both views…
Seeking Understanding: David Pennington
This Seeking Understanding episode features Dr. Pennington, a plastic and reconstructive surgeon who performed the second ever ear reattachment; the first being Jesus’ reattachment of Malchus’ ear after…
Seeking Understanding: Isabel de Moraes
Dr. Isabel de Moraes is a remarkable woman who has become one of the leading scientists living today. What challenges did she have to overcome? Why does she work inside a huge synchrotron facility on a…
Alternatives to the Biblical Creation
The biblical record of a 6-day creation thousands of years ago appears to be impossible to reconcile with the Darwinian theory of evolution over billions of years. Surprisingly, this doesn’t stop people from trying to find some kind of compromise between these two very different perspectives. We will look at the most commonly embraced “compromise” position among Christians and ask whether or not it really works, either as science or theology. How does the true account of origins given in the Bible tell us about the Creator that other views contradict?
Martin Pröbstle - Universe, Bible, and Genesis
Martin Pröbstle is professor of Old Testament and Dean of Theology at Schloss Bogenhofen Seminary in Austria. He is the author of several books and has published numerous articles in specialized theological magazines.
Nestor Petruk - Archeology, Old Testament, and Myths
Néstor Petruk is an archeologist and professor of Theology at the Sagunto Adventist Theology College. He is a specialist in Biblical languages and Assyriology and has participated in several archaeological expeditions in Israel, Jordan, and Egypt.
Seeing Beauty in the Creation
For a Bible-believing Christian, nature is filled with beauty. We know in the depths of our hearts that the tragedy of sin has terribly damaged God’s creation, yet it still reveals breathtaking beauty everywhere we look. What does this tell us about the Creator? How does the artist Nathan Green respond to what he sees and paints from nature?
Good Creation and Natural Evil
Despite the creation’s elegance and beauty, it is clear that there is something wrong in the world. Where does all the death and suffering marring the creation come from? How does the Bible help us to understand the current state of the creation and the Creator’s solution to the problem?
Believing the Bible and Believing Science
There is a myth that has been repeated over and over again, yet no amount of repetition can make it true. It says that Christians live in a world of faith that somehow denies reality and that science is only about reality. According to these twin falsehoods, Christians must put aside their faith to be scientists and science has ultimate authority when it comes to the truth about our world and our origin. Join us as we discover why many of the greatest scientists, both past and living, have been led by their Christian faith to be scientists.
Sharing the Creation
Christians understand the basic facts of creation from the biblical record. This doctrine is foundational to the biblical worldview and all other biblical doctrines. How is this most effectively shared with those who do not believe? There is no perfect way of reaching every mind, but there are a few principles that can greatly increase the likelihood of productive engagement with those who do not yet know their Creator. Join us as we share these simple rules for reaching others with the everlasting gospel that all Christians are called to share with the world!