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NAME: Josh Bembenek
VOCATION: Graduate Student
EDUCATION: B.S. Molecular Biology, Texas A&M University. Currently working
on my PhD studying the Cell Cycle. I am specifically interested in exit
from mitosis signalling and cyclin degradation. One publication so far.....
RELIGION: Bible-thumping Christian, non-denominational.
FAMILY: One wife of one year, slight sarcasm intended.
FAITH JOURNEY: Grew up in a nature/ self worship system of beliefs. My
parents got divorced and my stepmother introduced us to Mormonism which I
adhered to with rigourous legalistic righteous zeal. I trusted my life to
Christ joining the mormon church, but quickly learned a system of works
designed to allow me acceptance into the Celestial Kingdom. When it came to
decide to go on a mission at 19 I decided not to go on the mission and
recieved much peer/social pressure at which point I began to realize that I
felt brainwashing was more important than truth in the mormon church. Two
years later I became inactive and challenged God to show himself to me and
lead me to him if he really existed. Later I read the new testament and
rededicated my life to Christ, although it was a continual advance in
realization of the truth and rejection of mormon theology from that point
on. I am now involved with Watermark Community Church and am trying to
follow God's lead for developing a ministry there concerning evolution,
science and christianity from an equipping and evangelical standpoint.
Found ASA randomly and decided I could keep a pulse on ideas from scientist
christians while also listening to the various camps like intelligent
design, talk.origins, Hugh Ross, etc. Most interested in origins and
abiogenesis, but also other issues.
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