CAPS Meeting Fri. June 20, 2014, 7 pm, Mike Riddle talks on Genesis and Biblical Discernment in Federal Way

June 20, 10:30 in Redmond; June 21, 8:30 in Bothell; June 22, 10 am & 11:15 in Woodinville; Also, Video/resource links

CAPS Talk Fri. June 20, 2014, 7 pm
Mike Riddle to speak on the topic
Genesis and Biblical Discernment

Text: I Thess. 5: 21-22: “Test all things; hold fast what is good. Abstain from every form of evil.”

EdgewoodBibleChurch, 1720 Meridian Ave. E.,
Edgewood, WA98371, Church phone: 253-927-2767

Talk description: This seminar starts by discussing biblical discernment (1 Thess. 5:21-22). The next three examples are used as lessons on biblical discernment.
1    How long were the days of creation?
2.   Did God use evolution?
3.  What are schools teaching and not teaching
The seminar then focuses on Christian youth and why so many are leaving the church. The seminar concludes with a four-part strategy to help our students defend their faith and hold firm to God’s Word.

Mike Riddle’s Videos on the talk subject (for other videos see list at end):

#1 Did God use evolution?, 27 min

#2 The Days of Creation, 31 min

#3, Objections to Six Days, answered, 33 min

Speaker bio: Mike is the founder and president of Creation Training Initiative (CTI). He is an international speaker and teacher on biblical creation, apologetics and Christian education. He has been speaking and teaching on biblical creation and apologetics for over 30 years. Mike was also a Captain in the U.S. Marine Corps and a national champion in track and field. He currently lives with his wife, Lesley in Hebron, Kentucky.
His web site with videos and other resources

detailed bio & photo at:

Other Puget Sound talks by Mike Riddle
Thurs. June 19, 7 pm, Apologetics 101, Answering the Challenges:
At CedarParkChurch, Bothell

Te theme of this seminar is on learning how to be a 1st Peter 3:15 Christian – have a ready answer. Many challenges are answered: How could Adam have named all the animals in one day, How could Noah fit all the animals on the Ark, How can the first three days of creation be days when the sun was not created until the fourth day, Where did Cain get his wife, carbon-14 dating, and more

Fri. June 20, 10:30 – 12
Stem Cells and the Sanctity of Human Life
at Trilogy at Redmond Ridge – John Johnson’s house
22863 Ne 127TH Way Redmond WA 98053

RSVP suggested for seating planning (up to 40)

Johnson @ , 425-785-6349

For background see:

Mike Riddle video Cloning, Stem Cells and the Value of Human Life, 2008, HD, 54 min


Sat. June 21, 8:30 – 5:30

Christian Teacher Training Course

at CedarParkChristianSchool, Bothell (adjoining CedarParkChurch)

Cedar Park Christian School
16300 112th Ave NE
Bothell, WA98011

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Get Directions

Detailed Course objectives

Registration and info Email Steve Lee
Call Bonnie (425) 488-9778 x 1114

Limited enrollment (16 enrolled as of 6/13)


Sun. June 22, 10 am – 11 am,

Genesis and Biblical Discernment at Avondale Bible Church, Woodinville WA, Sermon & church service.


Sun June 22, 11:15 to 12:15, AvondaleBibleChurch, WoodinvilleWA

Sunday School talk on

Dinosaurs and the Bible & Are Birds descended from Dinosaurs?

Video Mike Riddle talks about Dinosaurs , Excerpt 7 min


Other Media Resources by Mike Riddle


Mike Riddle Video talks from Seattle Creation Conferences 2003 & 2005


Articles by Mike Riddle


Video Origin of Life (in 4 parts), part 1, HD, 25 min.


Video Four Power Questions to Ask an Evolutionist , HD, 2010, 50 min.


Video playlist Youtube (37 videos)


Mike Riddle Show KGNW Radio,2003-4, live interviews with distinguished creation scientists (1 hour)

“Amazing Animals: Design vs. Darwinism” by Chris Ashcraft – CAPS Presentation Friday, May 9th, 7pm at Bellevue Church of Christ

CAPS Meeting, Fri. May 9, 7 pm, at Bellevue Church of Christ

10419 SE 11th St., Bellevue

7:00 pm Talk by Chris Ashcraft – Amazing Animals: Design vs. Darwinism

(preceded by refreshments and book table)
What would the Earth be like without animals?
They are indeed a very special part of the creation that provides endless fascination and brings much love into our lives. Previously unknown animals are discovered each year and the complicated world of these creatures has been made clearer by recent scientific discoveries.
This presentation will focus on the amazing abilities of animals that are often a source of inspiration to engineers. Humans have long practiced biomimicry in an attempt to glean the ingenuity behind biological designs, and in doing so testify to the creative power of our Father in heaven.



Speaker Bio:
Chris Ashcraft is a Christian educator, creation scientist, and speaker employed as high school science teacher at Cedar Park Christian Schools where he provides instruction in BiologyChemistryHuman Anatomy and Physiology, and Life Science.


He obtained a Bachelor of Science in biology from Wayland Baptist University in 1989, a Master of Science in biology from Texas Tech University in 1996, a Master of Education from the University of Washington in 2008, and a Master in Teaching Math and Science from Seattle Pacific University in 2012.


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He is the organizer of the monthly Apologetics Symposium at Cedar Park Christian Church, Bothell, WA, and the annual Seattle Creation Conference. Chris also speaks regularly at churches, Christian schools, teacher conventions, and creation organizations. He is the founder of the Northwest Creation Network ministry and the CreationWiki internet encyclopedia where he serves as senior administrator.


Recent Video talks by Chris Ashcraft (50 min)
Genesis – Fables or Foundations of our Faith, 2013
Fossils – History in Contenton, 2013
Planet of the Apes, Seattle Creation Conference 2011
The Heavens Declare, Seattle Creation Conference 2011

CAPS Meeting Fri. June 20, 7 pm,
Mike Riddle will speak on Creation Science Education


Sat. July 19 - CAPS Field Day Trip to Dry Falls Park*
Led by Patrick Nurre, geologist tour leader, Max. of 15 cars

Sat.  August 16 – CAPS Field Day Trip to Mt. St. Helens*
Led by Lloyd Anderson, director of Seven Wonders Creation Museum


*RSVP: Contact Ron Payne at 425-820-2897 or with name, phone, email, and number in your party.

Thu. May 15, 7 pm
Apologetics Symposium at Cedar Park Church, Bothell
Phil Fernandes – The Biblical Basis for Apologetics

Fri. May 16, 7 pm
Apologetics Forum of Snohomish County
Larry Vardiman on Thousands not Billions; the Nuclear Evidence for a Young Earth

Fri-Sat. May 30-31
Seattle Creation Conference,
Woodin Valley Baptist Church, Bothell
Speakers: Kurt Wise, Carl Kerby, Heinz Lycklama, Chris Ashcraft

“Answering the New Atheists” by Dr. Heinz Lycklama – CAPS Presentation Friday, April 11th, 7pm at Bellevue Church of Christ

CAPS Meeting, Fri. April 11, 7 pm, Dr. Heinz Lycklama talk on Answering the New Atheists

at Bellevue Church of Christ 10419 SE 11th St., Bellevue
Note: the same new location as in March (same as last year)
6:30 Refreshments and book table discussions
7:00 pm Talk by Dr. Heinz Lycklama: Answering the New Atheists
Description: We have seen the publication of some bestselling books over the last ten years by some very aggressive atheists. The include The God Delusion, God is not Great, and Letters to a Christian Nation. The four most popular atheist writers (Richard Dawkins, Sam Harris, Christopher Hitchens, and Daniel Dennett). Our speaker Dr. Heinz Lycklama* will address some of their more popular claims, such as:
1. Faith is blind
2. Atheism is not a religion
3. Science has disproven God
4. There is no scientific evidence for God
5. Religion poisons everything
6. Evil and suffering disprove God
7. Morality does not come from God
8. Belief in Miracles is a superstition
InigoMeme Many books have been written by Christian writers refuting the claims made by these atheist writers, such as: Gunning for God by John Lennox, The Atheist Delusion by Phil Fernandez, and Letter from a Christian Nation by Douglas Wilson are some of the more popular responses to the assertions of the new atheists. Dr. Lycklama will examine the claims made by the new atheists, and respond to them one by one. He will conclude that the atheists have become much more aggressive, but offer no new evidence for their belief system. Theism offers a more rational answer than atheism.
Bio: Heinz Lycklama earned a Bachelors degree in Engineering Physics and a Ph.D. in experimental Nuclear Physics from McMaster University in Canada. Since then he has worked in the telecommunication and computer software industries.
  He was challenged in his Christian faith by what he was taught at university in the 1960s, so he later developed a series of lectures on this topic, and had presented this material in classes in the USA, and other venues in Europe and Asia, and North America.
Lecture Videos
Intelligent Design – one hour video by Heinz Lycklama
At the Seattle Creation Conference 2006
or High quality DVD copy can purchased at
Talk on Icons of Evolution one hour video by Heinz Lycklama
At the Seattle Creation Conference 2006
or High quality DVD copy can purchased at
For other info on past or future events see
Apologetics_Symposium_title_graphic_newerPlease note that there are similar lectures at the
separate Apologetics Forum at another venue
at Cedar Park Church in Bothell usually on the Third Thursday.
Nota Bene: Bruce Barton will do a similar program on Dinosaurs
and Dragons there on Thurs. Aug. 21
AFSC Square LogoAlso the separate Apologetics Forum in Arlington (about an hour north on I-5), usually on the Fourth Friday.
-John N. Johnson

“Dragons & Dinosaurs” by Bruce Barton – CAPS PRESENTATION Friday, March 14th, 7pm at Bellevue Church of Christ

March CAPS Meeting:

“Dragons & Dinosaurs:  Monsters of the Ancient World”
by Bruce Barton

Bellevue Church of Christ
1212 104th Avenue Southeast
Bellevue,WA 98004
Friday, March 14th – 7pm

Babylonian DragonEvolutionary theory holds that dinosaurs dominated the earth during the Age of Reptiles, some 230 to 65 million years ago, before mammals evolved. Then they were all killed off by some catastrophic event, generally supposed to have been an asteroid strike. But mounting evidence indicates that although there was a cataclysmic event in the past, some dinosaurs survived. Hundreds of clues from many different cultures around the world lend support to the contention thatthey were around much more recently than 65 million years ago. If this is true, serious questions are raised about dinosaur evolution and the evolutionary timescale.

icadinoeatmanThis talk will introduce the subject of dinosaurs, and present evidence from paleontology, archaeology, legends, old chronicles, and the Bible that stories of ancient monsters were more than just myths. This evidence will undergird the case for recent creation and the accuracy of the Bible.

The speaker, Bruce Barton, has degrees in meteorology and theology, with studies in engineering and graduate work in atmospheric sciences. Mr. Barton was an instrumentation engineer in R&D for Weyerhaeuser Company until retirement. He has a broad background as a teacher and speaker to groups of all ages in a wide range of subjects including science and technology,Bruce_Bartonaviation, and Bible topics, particularly apologetics. He has been speaking on the Creation – Evolution controversy for ten years. Bruce also serves on the Board of Directors for the 7 Wonders Creation Museum of Mount St. Helens. His web site is at evidence from paleontology, archaeology, legends, old chronicles, and the Bible that stories of ancient monsters were more than just myths. This evidence will undergird the case for recent creation and the accuracy of the Bible.

See more videos by Bruce Barton:






CAPS website is getting a new look!



What’s that, you say?  Who says you can’t teach an old dog new tricks?


Creation Association of Puget Sound’s website is getting an overhaul!   We think you’re going to like it….

Check back often to see how our website is developing into a dynamic source of Creation Science Apologetics!  And don’t forget to say “hi!”.  :-)

CAPS talk Friday, February 21, 7 pm by Patrick Nurre – “How to Interpret the Geology of the Landscape”

CAPS talk Friday, February 21, 7 pm by Patrick NurrePat-Nurre2-911x1024

“How to Interpret the Geology of the Landscape”

At the Geology Learning Center in

The Expedition Christian Church

23601 52nd Ave. W, Mountlake Terrace

Come at 6:30 pm for snacks, book table, geology museum


Description: Ever since Charles Lyell in the early 1800s, geologists have been misinterpreting the geologic formations.  Why?  We will discuss the real reasons and take a look at some of the bigger geologic “goofs”.  Then we will set about to discover other principles that are simply more in line with what we observe and with the historical Genesis account of creation and the global flood.
(See article on geologist Charles Lyell error on the Erosion rate of Niagara Falls


Bio: Patrick Nurre is from the beautiful state of Montana where he spent many of his Saturdays rock-hounding near the Big Horn River. This early interest led him to a lifelong study of the world of geology, and especially volcanoes. His experience has included extensive geology field study in Montana, Washington, Idaho, South Dakota, Utah, Oregon, Arizona, California, Wyoming, Kansas, Indiana, and Israel.  Patrick speaks at numerous homeschool and church conventions, conducts geology classes and leads a variety of geology field trips every year. His high point is an annual field trip to Yellowstone Park, where he helps families discover the Biblical geology in the park.  In 2005 Patrick started Northwest Treasures, a business devoted to producing a wide variety of fine geology specimen kits and curricula from a young earth perspective. Patrick has started and pastured churches since 1977.

Their 2014 Field trip to Yellowstone will start at the park on Sat. Aug 16 (5 nights)

Cost: $450/family plus lodging (camping), food and transportation.nwt_field_trips-755x280

Short illustrated talk narrated by Patrick Nurre:



Summary: Charles Lyell fudged the data on the erosion rate on Niagara Falls to erroneously date its formation to 36,000 years ago, instead of 7,000 to 9,000 years ago.

Niagara Falls and the Bible by Larry Pierce, Sep. 1, 2000

Excerpt: “In 1841, [Charles Lyell] visited [Niagara Falls] …to determine the approximate age of the gorge that was excavated by the Niagara River. He noted that the gorge cut through an elevated tableland and extended about 7 miles (5,000 feet) from the Falls down to Queenston.

Niagara Falls

He observed that the walls of the gorge, 200–300 feet high, were basically composed of two layers: limestone on top, and shale beneath. He reasoned that the water and spray had scoured away the soft shale, leaving the overhanging ledge of hard limestone, which helped protect the shale from the full force of the falling water. Lyell was told that large chunks of limestone would regularly break off and fall into the gorge. He could see how cracks in the limestone would fill with water. As the water froze in winter it expanded, weakening the limestone, and causing spectacular sights when large chunks broke loose, crashing into the gorge Lyell ignored the reports from Mr. Blackwell that residents had observed the Falls recede by more than one metre (three feet) a year. At that rate the gorge would be less than 12,000 years old, Strangely, [Lyell] arrived at a reduced rate of 1 foot a year. This ‘conjecture’, as he called it, much better suited his purpose. Since the gorge was 35,000 feet long, he concluded that it must be 35,000 years old!…Lyell’s conclusion was wrong. Later …reports from 1842 to 1927 confirmed the high rate of erosion — 4 to 5 feet a year.  This rate places an upper limit of 7,000 to 9,000 years for the gorge.”


Future events: On Fri. Mar. 14, 7:00 pm, Bruce Barton will talk on Dragons & Dinosaurs