Creation Matters

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Does Creation Matter? Why does the discussion on how God created the world matter? Did God really create the world in six days and rest on the seventh? Does anyone really care? These questions and many more including teaching tips and great resources are presented in the Creation Science Podcast, my name is Felice Gerwitz and it is my pleasure and honor to be your host.

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This podcast was an original work of the Creation Science Expo that I had the pleasure of hosting some years back, it is my pleasure to re-release it to you and share the importance of caring about our origins.

Many times I’ve discussed the purpose of having a creationist perspective, and people would say, “Why do you care?” The reason I care is that I want my children to grow up with a Christian worldview and share that with their children, someday. In the writing of my Truth Seekers Mystery Series book, I had a “God-incident” that I share in this episode.

In a nutshell, I was rushed during the Christmas season and wanted nothing to do with the rereading of the draft copy of one of the novels. You see, as a novelist, and co-novelist at the (along with my then, college-aged daughter, Christina), I was the one in charge of final proofreading and I kept finding mistakes. I was frustrated. I threw up a heavenward prayer, “God are you sure you have the right person doing this job?” And, I wasn’t talking about the job of editing, I was talking about the job of being the “hands and feet” of God – spreading the word about the fallacies of evolutionary claims. Which these novels demonstrate in a fun-easy to read and mystery adventure. More about the TruthSeekersMysterySeries.com here.

Heading to a store to do last minute shopping, I happened upon a calling card placed in a nativity scene I was about to purchase. (The audio includes details about this, but here is the visual — a copy of the card:

Listen to the podcast for the rest of the story!

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Be sure and check out our blog, HomeforLearning where you’ll find helpful science posts:

Do I Really Need to Teach Science in My Homeschool?

Teaching Science | Unit Study 

How and What to Teach with Science

 

and visit our Creation Science Podcast page.

Replay | Creation Matters

A Production of the Ultimate Homeschool Podcast Network.

creation mattersDoes Creation Matter?

Creation matters, yes. Why does the discussion on how God created the world matter? Did God really create the world in six days and rest on the seventh? Does anyone really care? These questions and many more including teaching tips and great resources are presented in the Creation Science Podcast, my name is Felice Gerwitz and it is my pleasure and honor to be your host.

Don’t forget to subscribe to this podcast!  Do that here:  SUBSCRIBE

This podcast was an original work of the Creation Science Expo that I had the pleasure of hosting some years back, it is my pleasure to re-release it to you and share the importance of caring about our origins.

Many times I’ve discussed the purpose of having a creationist perspective, and people would say, “Why do you care?”

The reason I care is that I want my children to grow up with a Christian worldview and share that with their children, someday. In the writing of my Truth Seekers Mystery Series book, I had a “God-incident” that I share in this episode.

In a nutshell, I was rushed during the Christmas season and wanted nothing to do with rereading of the draft copy of one of the novels. You see, as a novelist, and co-novelist at the (along with my then, college-aged daughter, Christina), I was the one in charge of final proofreading and I kept finding mistakes. I was frustrated. I threw up a heavenward prayer, “God are you sure you have the right person doing this job?” And, I wasn’t talking about the job of editing, I was talking about the job of being the “hands and feet” of God – spreading the word about the fallacies of evolutionary claims. Which these novels demonstrate in a fun-easy to read and mystery adventure. More about the TruthSeekersMysterySeries.com here.

Heading to a store to do last-minute shopping, I happened upon a calling card placed in a nativity scene I was about to purchase. (The audio includes details about this, but here is the visual — a copy of the card:

Listen to the podcast for the rest of the story!

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Be sure and check out our blog, HomeforLearning where you’ll find helpful science posts:

Do I Really Need to Teach Science in My Homeschool?

Teaching Science | Unit Study 

How and What to Teach with Science

 

and visit our Creation Science Podcast page.

Preparing Your Kids To Defend Creation Science

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Every day we’re bombarded with scientific data and facts. From climate change to quantum physics, we’re told to just trust the science and believe – no questions asked. But the reality is that interpretation of scientific information is far more nuanced than that and is colored by each person’s worldview and preconceived biases, and yes- even as a creation scientist.

According to a study conducted by the National Science Foundation, 82% of Americans have difficulty understanding the meaning of scientific information. This means that despite our best efforts, many of us are unconsciously misinterpreting scientific data – and even coming to incorrect conclusions.

In this article, you’ll learn why we often misunderstand science, how different personalities interpret scientific information differently, and how to work around our own biases to draw accurate conclusions from scientific data.

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A Preconceived Mindset

By Christina Gerwitz Moss

The interpretation of scientific information is not as clear-cut as many would like to assume. An individual’s disposition or preconceived mindset can make it challenging to accurately interpret scientific information, data, and facts.

 As a believer in Creation Science, when I encounter scientific information, I immediately see it with the eyes of a Christian. In the same way, an evolutionist, looking at the same scientific information, will immediately see and interpret that data through different eyes.

Being Aware of Biases

 Although biases are never favorable, being aware of your predisposition, whether creation or evolution, can be a starting point to more objectively analyze information. This, of course, does not mean that you must forsake or squash your beliefs. Instead, objectivity allows others to see the creditability of your research and better understand your interpretation of the material. It should be noted that both creation and evolution are belief systems.

Logic

 Here’s the logic—no one was there at the beginning of life (until it happened!), and we have not been able to duplicate the origins of life through experimentation scientifically—therefore, scientifically speaking, neither viewpoint is “provable” instead each must be accepted by faith—we were either created by a loving God or through the evolutionary process of death

Making the Data Fit

In the third novel, Keys to the Past: Unlocked, we had several opportunities to present characters that were oblivious to their biases. When the characters enter into discussions, the perceived mindset of an individual was quickly brought to light. Yet, often the characters did not see their own prejudices. (This is often the case with many individuals today.) When Dr. Foster (the scientist in the novel) interpreted the data he recovered, he looked at the information assuming that evolution was the mechanism by which life started. By doing this, he was no longer truly looking at the information or data but instead simply attempting to make the data fit into a model he had already constructed and believed to be true.  

Scientific Assumptions

Often a creationist is looked down upon by evolutionists because they assume scientific information is only analyzed by a creationist as long as it meshes with the model and time periods explained in Genesis. This, however, is not the case. Any good scientist will analyze all of the information and then come to a nonbiased conclusion; at least, this is what we hope for. 

Scientific Scrutiny

Because creationism has been so scrutinized by the secular scientific community, I feel that in many cases, creationists are more aware of their personal disposition and need for objectivity. On the other hand, many, though not all, secular evolutionists have raised themselves above creationists—deeming themselves unbiased. 

This is because many secular (as well as some Christian) scientists believe that evolution is a proven fact. The National Science Standards (which you can find online) state that teaching evolution is mandatory for all students. They specifically address the issue of the “problem” with creation. 

They point out that creation is a “religion,” yet evolution is a scientific fact. This illustrates that there appears to be a trap some scientists and educators fall into: they are unaware of their own preconceived viewpoint (or choose to ignore it). Overcoming a biased opinion or interpretation of data can only fully happen when you admit you have one. 

Genesis

Creationists wholeheartedly admit to believing in the first eleven chapters of Genesis—which lays out the Creation story. They realize their potential for approaching scientific data with a perceived mindset—thus, they are able to move past it onto the information. 

Most evolutionists, however, claim to be unbiased. This blindness makes them all the more venerable to the problem of incorrectly interpreting scientific information. By arguing they are not biased, they are, in fact, closing themselves off from overcoming—their evolutionist disposition. 

Bias as Human Fact

Biases are an undeniable fact, for we are all human—having said this, they should be considered when conducting research or interpreting data. Creationists have such an awesome opportunity to share their faith and the truths about creation science with the entire scientific community. 

It is important to analyze the content of a scientific paper and the author of the work. One way to do this is to read a biography of the author or of the research institution. Personally, I feel confident with the information I find on websites such as The Institute for Creation Research or Creation Studies Institute

Being aware of personal biases is important to each of us. Understanding this issue will go a long way in preparing you and your children for the onslaught of evolutionary claims found in the general media. 

The Good News

The good news is there is a light at the end of the tunnel, and that is the truth found in the Word of God!       

 

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Christina Moss Christina (Gerwitz) Moss was home-educated from K-12 and enjoyed the opportunity to learn at her own pace. She developed a love for diverse activities such as writing, reading the classics, teaching and working with the youth at church, participating in Archaeological and Paleontological digs, and SCUBA diving. Christina graduated in 2004 with honors from FGCU as a Communications Major with a minor in Anthropology. She received a scholarship to attend an archeological study group on the Island of Rotund, off the Honduras coast. She has been published in the FPEA Almanac, the FGCU student newspaper, and various other publications. Christina is married to William Moss, and they have nine children. Christina is homeschooling her children, and therefore, she no longer accepts personal emails. To contact Christina, please send an email with a reference for her to: felice@mediaangels.com

Flash Sale – Curriculum!

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Creation Science Curriculum Flash Sale

Creation Science Study Guide

 

creation-science-study-guide-cover-imageThe Creation Science Study Guide from Media Angels Publishing is one of a series of unit study guides. The guide was created to give students a strong foundation in the young-earth creationist viewpoint as well as to point out weaknesses within Darwinian theory. It is organized in a way that makes it easy to use with multiple students at different levels. It includes recommendations for real books to read, directions for experiments and hands-on activities for students K-3, grades 4-8 and students in grades 9-12.

The unit study guide is based around Creation Science topics but includes ways to integrate lessons in geography, history, language arts, math, art, and music during the 6-8 weeks it takes to complete the lessons. It provides a detailed reading list, vocabulary and spelling lists and detailed information for the homeschool parent on teaching each section.

“This series very much reflects what I think science education should look like with its combination of real books, experiments, and other interesting activities that truly engage children in the study of science. “ ~ Cathy Duffy, Author, Christian Home Educators Curriculum Manuals

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An Insider’s Guide to Successful Science Fair Projects

An Insider’s Guide to Successful Science Fair Projects is a book that helps you work through the process of creating a science fair project you can be proud of! This easy-to-read, softcover book is full of information on science fair projects from beginning to winning: how to choose your topic, where to find resources, creating a journal, display board tips, advice on writing your report, your presentation and the judging criteria.  Also includes student forms for scheduling, planning and record-keeping. As a bonus, it covers ideas for organizing a homeschool Science Fair for homeschool support group leaders.

“This is an invaluable resource to anyone who wants to learn how to create a serious science fair project. It is also a great resource for those who would like to organize a science fair for their local homeschool group. Mrs. Gerwitz has done a remarkable job of gathering all of the information that you need and putting it into one easy-to-read book.” ~ Dr. Jay L. Wile, Author, Apologia Science Books

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These fun to read adventure novels teach the truth, they teach justice and they teach your children how to defend their beliefs. Spark your child’s interest in Creation Science and teach apologetics without even trying! Using a “novel” approach your children will race through hundreds of pages of heart-pounding mystery, suspense, and edge-of-your-seat adventure. Perfect for homeschooling!

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Creation Matters

A Production of the Ultimate Homeschool Podcast Network.

creation mattersDoes Creation Matter? Why does the discussion on how God created the world matter? Did God really create the world in six days and rest on the seventh? Does anyone really care? These questions and many more including teaching tips and great resources are presented in the Creation Science Podcast, my name is Felice Gerwitz and it is my pleasure and honor to be your host.

Don’t forget to subscribe to this podcast!  Do that here:  SUBSCRIBE

Sponsored by Media Angels, Inc. Vist the membership site for great deals!

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This podcast was an original work of the Creation Science Expo that I had the pleasure of hosting some years back, it is my pleasure to re-release it to you and share the importance of caring about our origins.

Many times I’ve discussed the purpose of having a creationist perspective, and people would say, “Why do you care?” The reason I care is that I want my children to grow up with a Christian worldview and share that with their children, someday. In the writing of my Truth Seekers Mystery Series book, I had a “God-incident” that I share in this episode.

In a nutshell, I was rushed during the Christmas season and wanted nothing to do with the rereading of the draft copy of one of the novels. You see, as a novelist, and co-novelist at the (along with my then, college-aged daughter, Christina), I was the one in charge of final proofreading and I kept finding mistakes. I was frustrated. I threw up a heavenward prayer, “God are you sure you have the right person doing this job?” And, I wasn’t talking about the job of editing, I was talking about the job of being the “hands and feet” of God – spreading the word about the fallacies of evolutionary claims. Which these novels demonstrate in a fun-easy to read and mystery adventure. More about the TruthSeekersMysterySeries.com here.

Heading to a store to do last minute shopping, I happened upon a calling card placed in a nativity scene I was about to purchase. (The audio includes details about this, but here is the visual — a copy of the card:

Listen to the podcast for the rest of the story!

creation matterscreation matters

Be sure and check out our blog, HomeforLearning where you’ll find helpful science posts:

Do I Really Need to Teach Science in My Homeschool?

Teaching Science | Unit Study 

How and What to Teach with Science

 

and visit our Creation Science Podcast page.

Do I Really Need to Teach Science in My Homeschool?

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Do I really need to teach science in my homeschool?

Do I Really Need to Teach Science in my Homeschool

In a word — yes! Science helps us to learn about the works of the wonderful world God has created for us to live in.

Child development experts have shown that children learn best by experiencing with all of their senses. Science is multi-sensory; that is, science incorporates all of the five sense: smelling, hearing, feeling, seeing, and (sometimes) tasting. Science incorporates tactile or hands-on learning.

Multi-sensory experiencing shouldn’t stop at kindergarten and become replaced with textbooks and workbooks!

Why Should I Waste My Precious Time Experimenting When I Teach Science?

Children of all ages very rarely understand a subject completely just by reading about it. In Jane Hoffman’s book, The Original Backyard Scientist, the forward tells the importance of experiments in relation to child development. It states: “The study of science provides the child with all the necessary ingredients needed for active learning and cognitive growth. Therefore, it is one of the best avenues through which the child can learn about the world around him.”

Granted, it would be much easier just to tell the child, “A grapefruit and vinegar are both sour,” but doing helps the child remember.

What Are Some Other Subjects That Science Encompasses?

Science encompasses reading, comprehension, writing, spelling, mathematics, history, and critical thinking. Just doing one science project or unit study can encompass all those subjects and more.

Can You Give Me an Example of a Unit Study?

Yes- here’s a thumbnail sketch of a Geology Unit we studied which demonstrates how many subjects and though processes are naturally incorporated.

  • I read aloud and we discussed books on geology.
  • The children retold the information using their own words.
  • They read books independently on the subject.
  • From the books we read, we formed a list of spelling and vocabulary words.
  • Then wee made sentences out of these words for our grammar.
  • Geography was covered as we graphed information on a world map and studied famous geologists of the past.
  • For Bible, we read Genesis 1:1-31 alongside parts of Streams of Civilization, comparing evolution and creation through historical perspective.
  • They loved classifying rocks into types and organizing a rock collection.
  • Classical music from the periods we studied helped keep an historical perspective.

Experiments in a Unit Study

From my Geology Unit, I used experiments from several sources.

Using the scientific method, the children placed drops of lemon and vinegar on different pieces of stone, then observed the results. Previous knowledge told them that vinegar and lemon are sour. The children now expanded their base of knowledge by learning that vinegar and lemon are acids. They used reasonoing and logical thinking skills to deduce the effect that acid has on rocks.

When a child does experiments, it helps build the character traits of confidence, attentiveness, perseverance, cooperation, and more.

In conclusion, teaching science in your homeschool is an important part of growing your child’s character, their knowledge of their Creator, and cooperation among their siblings. It’s well worth your time.

 

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Why should you teach your children about Creation? Because everything else they read that is remotely science related teaches evolution as FACT. Shouldn’t your children learn there is more than one side to the story? Do you want your child to be informed? We do and we consider this our mission at Media Angels.

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These study guides include a readable outline of the main points in the Creation vs. evolution discussion, the major talking points you should know and ways to educate the children in these points with hands-on activities and experiments. This series isn’t a read-it-one-time and forget it! This series will be repeated again and again and is for K-12th!

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