(C) copyright 1991 Missouri Association for Creation, Inc. The following short reviews/rep
(C) copyright 1991 Missouri Association for Creation, Inc.
The following short reviews/reports of creationist publications and related
periodicals, appeared in M.A.C. News #11, Oct. 1985. It is by no means
complete but will be up-dated regularly (when possible!) in the near
Acts & Facts, V14, #9, Sept '85. [Institute for Creation Research, 2100
Greenfield Dr, El Cajon, CA, 92021. Donald Rohrer, managing editor. 8
pp.--half size. Monthly. Free. Extra copies at 12 cents ea (includes
Impact series).] Newsletter of ICR activities & publishing news (Master
Books) with occasional reports of other organizations & activities. This
issue: a review of Dr. Morris' new book, Creation and the Modern Christian;
an obituary of Canadian creationist leader, Dr. Earl Hallonquist; a column
on international news; debate reports; ICR speaker schedule; short progress
report on ICR's Noah's Ark expedition; and log of ICR's "Science,
Scripture, & Salvation" radio program.
Impact 147, ICR Fifteen Years In A Unique Mission, 1970-1985 by Henry M.
Morris. Sept '85. [ICR, 2100 Greenfield Dr, El Cajon, CA, 92021. 4 pp.--
half size. Monthly. Free. Additional copies 10 cents each. Comes w/Acts
& Facts.] Impact is ICR's series of articles on creation/evolution ranging
from the biblical to the scientific. The articles are well written & prove
useful as handouts, particularly since each Impact is concise & to the
point. This issue: Dr. Morris' annual report & overview of a decade & a
half of ICR activities.
Creation Social Science and Humanities Quarterly, V7, #4, Summer '85.
[CSSHS, 1429 N. Holyoke, Wichita, Kansas 67208. Dr. Paul D. Ackerman,
editor. 34 pp.--half size. Quarterly. $12/4 issues which includes
membership. $15/4 issues for non-members & institutions.] Without a
doubt, CSSSH Quarterly is one of the best & most unique creationist
journals. The strong biblical creationist emphasis on the social sciences
& humanities, i.e. literature, music, art, etc, is found nowhere else.
This issue: "The Top That Reeled" by Paul Ackerman (evidence of the earth's
axis tilting 4000 yrs ago); "A Synthetic Interpretation of A North American
Indian Flood Account: The Ark Upon A Rock" by Ross S. Marshall; "Mythology,
the Bible and the Postflood Origins of Greek History" by Roy L. Hales;
"Huang Ti Chinese Writing and the Postflood Settlement of China" by Roy L.
Hales; and a review of Eternity In Their Hearts (Don Richardson) by Diane
Origins, V12, #1, '85. [Geoscience Research Institute, Loma Linda
University, Loma Linda, CA, 92350. Ariel A. Roth, editor. 56 pp.--half
size. Biannual. $4/2 issues. Single copies $2.50 each.] Beautiful full
color wrap-around covers have recently graced Origins. This issue: "Amino
Acid Dating" by R. H. Brown; "An Evaluation of the Numerical Variants of
the Chronogenealogies of Genesis 5 and 11" by Paul J. Ray, Jr.; "Are
Millions of Years Required To Produce Biogenic Sediments in the Deep
Ocean?" by Ariel Roth; two book reviews; and an excellent editorial by
Creation Science Dialogue, V12, #2, June '85, Summer issue. [Creation
Science Assoc of Alberta, Box 9075, Station E, Edmondton, Alberta T5P 4K1,
Canada. Ronald Bellamy, editor. 8 pp. Quarterly. $2/4 issues.] Report
on Steve Austin's Canadian tour; articles by Margaret Helder on living
fossils & stromatolites; and a book review of Thomas Barnes' Physics of the
Future by Brad Dye. C.S. Dialogue is Canada's oldest creationist journal.
Creation Ex Nihilo, V7, #4, June '85. [Creation Science International, PO
Box 18339, Tucson, AZ, 85731. John Mackay, chief editor. 48 pp.
Quarterly. $15/4 issues w/regular membership & includes newsletter. Other
degrees of memberships also available.] Well produced journal with a very
informal, approachable style. Articles this issue include: a critique of
the gap theory by Ken Ham; an interview w/John Morris on searching for
Noah's Ark; Dr. Gary Parker on new views about how evolution might occur;
"The Religious Nature of Evolution Theory and Its Attack on Christianity"
by John Leslie & Charles Pallaghy; and other short articles on education,
history, and what I call "design" articles. Also includes cartoons,
photos, letters page, news, & other items. Excellent publication for the
lay person. Produced in Australia.
Creation Science Prayer News, V2, #4, Sept '85. [See above for address &
subscription info. 4 pp. Every six weeks if you're a "Full" member or
every twelve weeks if a "Regular" member.] A rather sparse issue with news
of Ken Ham & John Mackay's U.S. tour, notes on a new correspondence course,
& a request for funds to support the heavily subsidized Creation Ex Nihilo.
Origins Research, V8, #1, Spring/Summer '85. [Students for Origins
Research, PO Box 203, Goleta, CA. 93116. Dennis Wagner, editor. 12 pp.--
newspaper format. Biannual. $2 for a 2 issue sub or $15 for a membership]
If you want to see on going dialogues between creationists &
evolutionists, Origins Research is a must buy. This issue: "Are the
Vanishing Teeth of Fetal Baleen Whales Useless?" by George Howe (vestigial
organs article); "Will the Real Creation Model Please Stand Up?" by
atheistic evolutionist Frederick Edwords (editor of the anti-creationist
Creation/Evolution Journal); "Response to Edwords" by Norman Geisler &
Kerby Anderson (Probe Ministries); "Plant Vestiges: An Argument From
Silence" by George Howe; Peter Gordon's regular report on articles about
the controversy; and several very good book reviews. This publication is
excellent for handing out on secular college & university campuses.
Journal of the American Scientific Affiliation. V37, #3, Sept '85.
[American Scientific Affiliation, Box J, Ipswich, MA. 01938. Wilbur L.
Bullock, editor. 64 pp. Quarterly. $35/4 for members. $26/4 for
institutions & those not subscribing to the statement of faith. $14 for
full-time students.] A wide variety of articles, with a strong leaning
towards theistic evolution & progressive creationism. The editor takes a
"plague on both your houses" approach to creationists and evolutionists.
Creation Research Society Quarterly. V22, #2, Sept '85. [Creation Research
Society, PO Box 14016, Terre Haute, IN. 47803. Emmett L. Williams, editor.
48 pp. Quarterly. $15/year voting membership, $10/year student & senior
citizen membership, or $18/year institutional & those not subscribing to
statement of faith.] The best scholarly journal on the Biblical &
scientific evidences for creation & against evolution. This issue: "The
Retina of the Eye--An Evolutionary Road Block" by H.S. Hamilton; pt 2 of
"Archaeology and the Antiquity of Ancient Civilization: A Conflict with
Biblical Chronology?" by Stan Vaninger (can't help but mention Stan is a
local M.A.C. member!); "Origin of the Kaibab Squirrel" by John R. Meyer;
"Perspectives on the Origin of Mitochondria" by Terrance L. Smith & Colin
Brown; "Subparticles and Realism In Quantum Theories" by Robert A.
Herrmann; and numerous letters & book reviews. George Howe also pays
tribute to Professor Harold Lewis Armstrong, editor of the C.R.S. Quarterly
for ten years, who died earlier this year.
Bible-Science Newsletter, V23, #9, Sept '85. [Bible Science Association,
2911 East 42nd St, Minneapolis, MN. 55406. Paul A. Bartz, editor. 16 pp--
newspaper format. Monthly. $11/12 issues or $17 for membership in B.S.A.
Includes Contrast--see next item.] This newsletter has steadily improved
over the years & until it is now a solid creationist publication.
"Fundamentalism and the Creation-Evolution Debate" by John N. Moore;
tribute to Earl Hallonquist by George Pearce; guest editorial by J. Richard
Pearcey: "Archaeopteryx and the Gang of Three" (which is really six);
"What's In A Name?--Taxonomy and the Genesis 'Kinds'" by Nancy Pearcey (who
ranks with Ellen Meyers as one of the best writers among creationists!);
"Clippings" by Bill Talty (which would be more useful if references were
provided); & several other regular features about the current state of the
Contrast, V4, #5, Sept-Oct '85. [Available from Bible Science Association.
Paul A. Bartz, editor. 4 pp.--newspaper format. Bi-monthly. $5/6
issues. 50 cents single copies.] This is B.S.A.'s publication without the
Biblical emphasis, which should make it suitable for distribution in public
schools. This issue: "What Does Molecular Biology Really Tell Us?" by
William Cooper; "A Piece of Humble Pie" by Jerry Bergman (a plea for
tolerance in the origins debate); editorial by J. Richard Pearcey: "Can
Evolutionists Live With Doubt?"; and "Points of Interest," a more indepth
report of current events in the origins debate.
Issues & Answers, V8, #7, Sept '85. [Student Action for Christ, PO Box
608, Herrin, IL. 62948. Bill Jack, ed. 8 pp.--newspaper format. Monthly.
$6/10.] An excellent newspaper for use in Jr-Hi & high schools. This
paper regularly features interviews with Christian athletes (this issue:
baseball Cardinals Van Slyke & Horton), movie & book reviews, a regular
science column (almost always on creation/evolution issues), education
column, comic strip, & news, all from a totally Christian perspective.
Highly recommended for their strong stand on creation.
SCP Newsletter, V11, #2, Summer '85. [Spiritual Counterfeits Project, PO
Box 4308, Berkeley, CA. 94704. Robert Burrows, ed. 24 pp. Quarterly.
Available by request but best send a donation.] The Spiritual Counterfeits
Project is one of the finest Christian organizations exposing and analyzing
what is termed "spiritual counterfeits" or more commonly known as cults.
Recent issues have focused on the New Age movement, Eastern mysticism, &
the human potential movement while also revealing their humanistic
foundation. As these movements have begun to influence science &
scientists, the SCP has issued critical reviews & analysis. They stand
opposed to evolution & humanism.
Creation Evidences From the Paluxy, April '85. [Creation Evidences Museum,
PO Box 309, Glen Rose, TX 76043. Martha Baugh, ed. 4 pp.--half size.
Irregular. Available by request (?) or donation.] Newsletter of Rev.
Baugh's excavations & museum activities in Texas. Very short items on his
findings of dinosaur & human footprints & other discoveries. Not very
informative this issue.
C.S.A. News, Oct '85. [Creation Science Assoc. for Mid-America, Rt #1, Box
247B, Cleveland, MO. 64734. ?, editor. 4 pp. Monthly. Available by
request (?) or membership: $17 yr.] Newsletter of M.A.C.'s sister
organization in Kansas City. Includes: news of the up-coming Ken Ham &
John Mackay tour in the K.C. area; notes of future meetings; and an article
by Roy Holt, "From Monkeys, Apes, and Ape-like Creatures", which discusses
Darwin's belief that man descended from apes. Includes quotes from
The Creationist, Winter '84. [Baltimore Creation Fellowship, PO Box 356,
Perry Hall, MD. 21128. Wayne Hollyoak, ed. 4 pp. Irregular. No price
or membership listed.] Newsletter of Baltimore's creationist group. This
issue: a short biography of local creationist Dr. Bruce Schrier; a brief
design article on the woodpecker; crossword puzzle; & meeting info. Also
attached is a list of audio cassette tapes for sale.
Creation-Science Report, Feb '84. [Creation Science Research Center, PO
Box 23195, San Diego, CA 92123. Kelly Seagraves, editor (?). 4 pp.
Irregular. No price.] This issue (picked up at the Natl. Bible Science
Conference in Aug '84) contains short reports on U.N.E.S.C.O., the N.E.A.,
the textbook battle in Texas, & some creation/evolution news.
Creation Science Association of Ontario Newsletter, V7, #1, June 1, '85.
[C.S.A. of Ontario, Box 821, Station A, Scarborough, ON, M1K 5C8, Canada.
Lynn Binskin, editor. 12 pp. Irregular. Membership is a little complex,
but $8 will get you a regular membership.] Judging from this issue,
Canadian creationists are very active. The June issue contains several
short, interesting articles: "The Significance of Fossil Fish" by Byron C.
Nelson (from Deluge Story in Stone); a design article, "The Orchid Bee--
Bucket Orchid Relationship" by Dr. Grant Lambert; "Jonah" by Ken Binskin;
and a report on a Royal Ontario Museum display titled "A Hypothesis Is
The Rutherford Institute, V1, #6, Nov/Dec '84. [Rutherford Institute, PO
Box 510, Manassas, VA 22110. Rebecca Beane, editor. 12 pp. Bimonthly (?).
Free or for a contribution.] Formed in 1984, the Rutherford Institute is
headed by John W. Whitehead, and concentrates on defending Christians from
religious persecution and their free speech rights in public places such as
schools and universities. In this issue: "Fulfilling the Cultural Mandate"
by Dr. James Kennedy; "The Christian Duty of Political Involvement" by John
Whitehead; & news of cases the Institute is currently involved in or has
successful defended. This is THE answer to the A.C.L.U.
Probe Profile, Spring '85. [Probe Ministries Intl., 1900 Firman Drive,
Ste. 100, Richardson, TX 75081. Jim Williams, editor. 4 pp. Quarterly.
No price but probably by request or contribution.] This issue: news of
their Mt. Ararat/Noah's Ark project; an article on Probe's Kerby Anderson
(author of Fossils In Focus); and a report on speaking activities at
Gettysburg College by Probe staff. Probe sponsors forums on U.S. campuses
(and other countries?) that concentrate on presenting the Christian
perspective to students. They stand opposed to evolution.
Creation: The Journal of the Creation Science Movement, V3, #9, March '85.
[Creation Science Movement, 50 Brecon Ave, Cosham, Portsmouth, PO6 2AW,
England. (?) editor. 8 pp.--half size. Quarterly. No price or
membership listed.] Includes news of British activities such as
conferences, debates, & creationist book translations. Particularly useful
are the reviews of two widely circulated & respected British science
journals, New Scientist & Nature by John V. Collyer. He provides an
excellent service by extracting & commenting on items of interest to
creationists from these journals. Also enclosed with this issue are two
pamphlets: "Why I Believe In Creation" by Newman Watts (an abridged version
published earlier as #11) & "The Biological Macroevolutionary Origins Model
Is Not A 'Scientific Theory'" (#241) by Dr. George Howe.
North American Creation Movement Newsletter #34, June '85. [N. A. Creation
Movement, 1556 Arrow Road, Victoria, B.C., Canada, V8N 1C5. Dennis
Burrows, editor. 6 pp. Irregular. $4 per yr.] This issue: "State of the
Controversy in North America" by Burrows (?); and Abe Enns reviews
"Chemical Evolution-Some Difficulties" by John Peet (from the Victorian
Institutes' journal, Faith & Thought.) Also included is an 8 pp.
enclosure: "Plea For An Open Mind Concerning the Age of the Earth, Pt 2,
Genesis 1" by Dennis Burrows.
The Foundation Rationale, V1, #1 & V1, #2. [Foundation for Thought and
Ethics, PO Box 830721, Richardson, TX 75083. (?) editor. 4 pp. each.
Irregular. 5-10, 75 cents each; 11-25, 65 cents each.] Basically a one
article publication intended as a handout. (See quantity pricing.) First
issue: "Why All the Fuss About Evolution and Creation?" by Charles Thaxton
& Jon Buell and the second issue: "If We Teach Creation, Why Not A Flat
Earth Too?" also by Thaxton and Buell. Both articles are strong defenses
of creationism, although the authors are old-age creationists. Thaxton is
the co-author of "Mystery of Life's Origin," an excellent assault on
evolutionary chemical origin of life theories.
High Sierra Creation Fellowship Newsletter, Jan-Mar '85. [High Sierra
Creation Fellowship, PO Box 1512, Bishop, CA 93514. Dave Babb, editor. 6
pp. Quarterly. Free.] This issue news of their expansion in the High
Sierra area; a report of Larry Moseley's trip to the ICR Museum; update on
ICR's Mt. Ararat/Noah's Ark project; and short (from a couple of paragraphs
to 1 page) articles: "Noah's Ark and The Flood" by Dave Babb; "Geological
Processes" by Leonard Jolley; "Catastrophism and the Fossil Record" by
Larry Moseley; and "Humanism: The Subtle 'Religion' That Rejects God."
Genesis and Geology Museum News, V1, #1, May '85. [Genesis & Geology,
Inc., PO Box 682, West Yellowstone, MT, 59758. George Sharpe, editor. 4
pp.-half size. Irregular. Free or for contribution.] I've not heard of
this museum before (first opened June '84), but from this newsletter I
gather they are developing a good creationist museum. A flier dated Aug
23, '85 indicated they are in the position of purchasing (provided funds
can be raised) a 4200 square foot building next to a new 7-unit shopping
complex in the heart of West Yellowstone.
Creation Science Legal Defense Fund Letter, various dates. [C.S.L.D.F.,
1200 N. Market St., Ste J, Shreveport, LA 71107. (?) editor. 2 pp.
w/inserts. More or less monthly. Free or with contribution.] The format
is that of a letter to readers (a nice informal style), but doesn't allow
for any substantial information about the C.S.L.D.F.'s work. The efforts
of the Legal Defense Fund would perhaps be better appreciated if they
published a regular newsletter. (Give us more indepth reports of the legal
battles in the creation/evolution controversy!)
Science Frontiers, #40, Jul-Aug '85. [Sourcebook Project, PO Box 107, Glen
Arm, MD 21057. William Corliss, ed. 4 pp. Also includes: Anomaly Book
News, 4 pp; and listings of books they recommend & sell, in addition to
those they publish. Bi-monthly. Available by request or with book
purchase.] Creationists would do well to avail themselves of this
newsletter. Bill covers and reports on the growing area of anomalies that
science (and evolution) are currently unable to explain. The result is a
wealth of information creationists are unaware of, but would find useful.
He also recommends and sells creationist books and anti-evolution books by
SOR Bulletin, V1, #'s 1-3, Jan, Apr, & Aug '85. [Students for Origins
Research, PO Box 203, Goleta, CA 93116. Peter Gordon, ed. 4 pp ea, except
for #3--2 pp. 4 (?) times a year. Available with SOR membership--$15 a
year] Includes: news of SOR's computer creation/evolution database--
CREVO/IMS; and Peter Gordon's excellent survey of the scientific literature
concerning creation and evolution. Let's hope SOR can keep this bulletin
going (and increase the page count), I'd like to see more of Gordon.
Reason & Revelation, V5, #6, June '85. [Apologetics Press, 230 Landmark
Dr, Montgomery, AL 36117. Bert Thompson & Wayne Jackson, eds. 4 pp.
Monthly. $3 per calendar year (i.e., subscribe in July, & you receive all
issues for the year.)] Each issue features one article on some subject of
Christian apologetics. This issue: "Logical Illiterates and Scientific
Simpletons" by Bert Thompson--a report of a debate with Dr. Delos McKown.
(Dr. McKown suggested that creationists are making progress because our
nation is filled with "logical illiterates and scientific simpletons.")
More than half the issues deal with creation/evolution topics from a
thorough, young earth creationist position.
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