Don’t forget to register for Origins 2011, the joint meeting of the Creation Biology Society and Creation Geology Society, which takes place in Rapid City, South Dakota (July 28-29). This year’s meeting is a special celebration to mark the fiftieth anniversary of the publication of Whitcomb and Morris’ The Genesis Flood. So in addition to the usual scientific presentations, there’s a pre-meeting geology field trip to the Black Hills (July 27) and a two-day public conference with speakers including John Morris, Randy Guliuzza, Steven Austin, Art Chadwick and Joe Francis (July 29-30). It looks set to be a great event, and I hope to see you there.
On another subject, my article, ‘Deconversion’, which was published in the April 2011 edition of Evangelical Times is now available online. In it, I discuss the lessons that can be learned from the stories of ‘ex-Christians’ like John Loftus, Dan Barker and Robert Price. It’s not directly relevant to the origins issue, although doubts about the historicity of Genesis have certainly played a part in some of these stories. Check it out here.