Creationism vs Evolution – a way through the controversy

11 October 2014
Glyn Carpenter

Creationism vs Evolution – a way through the controversy

by | Oct 11, 2014

InTheBeginning

Every so often the issue of creation and evolution rears its head. Christians hold very strong views on the issue, and it is often hard to navigate through the frequently intense debates that ensue.

It was for this reason that New Zealand Christian Network (then known as Vision Network NZ) produced the book:

In The Beginning

Three Views on Creation and Science

Presented by
Lewis Meyer, Ian Wishart and Donald Nield

The book will …

“equip students, pastors, parents, and teachers, to better understand and deal with one of the major challenges to the Christian faith encountered by students at high-school and tertiary institutions”

(Glyn Carpenter).

Lewis Meyer has a BSc in biochemistry from Massey University. He has worked in a research team at Massey University with a research team specialising in protein synthesis and purification. Lew also has a Diploma in Biblical Studies and experience as a youth pastor and as a traveling high school worker with Scripture Union. Currently Lew is National Director and a Christian Communicator with OAC ministries. He files science reports for Radio Rhema and lectures on evangelism, apologetics, evidence for creation, cults and religions. Lew is married to Angela and they have three children. He and Angela (who has a PhD in Plant Physiology), share evidence of design in nature and talk about the relationship between ethics and science.

Ian Wishart is Group Managing Editor of Investigate magazine NZ and Investigate magazine Australia, as well as the author of nine bestselling non-fiction books. An award-winning broadcast and print journalist and editor with 23 years in the business, Ian and his wife Heidi run their publishing company together, as well as sharing the responsibilities of looking after six children. When it came to Christianity, Wishart says he “put it to the test, like everything else I investigate.” “I was once a diehard sceptic. But the more I studied the more I realised that many of my preconceptions against Christianity were a result of media spin, and simply didn’t stack up. The weight of scientific, historical and archaeological evidence is actually heavily in favour of what is in the Bible, and that Christians should not be afraid of engaging with the wider world. Hopefully this book will empower people to do that.”

Donald Nield holds the degrees of MSc (NZ), MA (Cambridge), PhD (Auckland) and BD (Otago), and since 1962 has taught at the University of Auckland, where currently he is an Associate Professor of Engineering Science. He has held visiting positions at the University of California San Diego, University of Chicago, University of Maryland, University of Minnesota and Duke University. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications. He has published over 100 papers in mathematics, physics, geophysics and engineering journals. With Professor Adrian Bejan of Duke University he is a co-author of the monograph Convection in Porous Media (Springer, 1992, 1999, 3rd edition in preparation). He is also the author of God Created the Heavens and the Earth (Telos Publications, 2004). He is an elder in the Presbyterian Church of Aotearoa New Zealand and currently worships at St. David’s Church, Khyber
Pass, Auckland.

Published in May 2005, the book continues to help people gain a better understanding of this important issue.
Price – $10.00 + $2.00 P&P (3 copies for $20)

Email NZ Christian Network or phone +64 9 525 0949

Glyn Carpenter
Author: Glyn Carpenter

Glyn Carpenter was National Director of New Zealand Christian Network from March 2003 to 2017. He attends Northcote Baptist Church in Auckland, is married to Christine (married in 1981), and they have three sons – two working as doctors and one in computer science.

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