Re: [asa] Snavely "Aunt Lucy" lecture

From: Freeman, Louise Margaret <lfreeman@mbc.edu>
Date: Tue Jun 16 2009 - 11:52:39 EDT

FYI: the blog you quoted is my pastors! Thank you for the input.
 
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Louise M. Freeman, PhD

Psychology Dept

Mary Baldwin College

Staunton, VA 24401

540-887-7326

FAX 540-887-7121

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From: Paul Bruggink <paul.bruggink1@gmail.com>

To: "Freeman, Louise Margaret" <lfreeman@mbc.edu>

Cc: asa@calvin.edu

Date: Tue, 16 Jun 2009 09:30:52 -0400

Subject: Re: [asa] Snavely "Aunt Lucy" lecture

I'm not familiar with Mike Snavely's ministry, but here's Jeff

Riddle's (Pastor of Jefferson Park Baptist Church in Charlottesville,

Virginia) summary of the presentation on his blog "Stylos" on June 12:

"In the afternoon I went to Mike Snavely’s talk titled "Aunt Lucy?" He

offered a critique of the evolutionary "ascent of man" conception,

arguing that the dating of supposed links is presumptive and that all

the figures on the chart are either apes or men. He also described

various finds like the "Piltdown Man" that have later been determined

to be hoaxes. Snavely also noted the racist origins of evolution and

the original subtitle of Darwin’s Origin of Species which featured the

phrase "the preservation of favored races."

The talk itself is available as an MP3 for $3.50 from "Best Christian

Conferences." Mike Snavely peddles textbooks to home schoolers at

Lamp Post Homeschool Store.

This is an example of what the ASA is up against. Too many pastors

accept presentations of this nature uncritically and seldom or never

hear the other side. Another example would be John MacArthur's

opening speech at the 2009 Shepherd's conference, in which he is

reported by Lawrence Ford of the ICR (www.icr.org/article/4555/
[http://www.icr.org/article/4555/]) to

have "told nearly 3,200 church leaders that no self-respecting

pastor, evangelical, or Christian should attempt to deny that God

created the heavens and earth in six literal days. Those who have

difficulty believing the historical account of Genesis, he warned,

will have much more difficulty trusting the rest of the Bible and its

accounts of the virgin birth, Christ's atonement for our sins, and the

resurrection of the dead, all miracles that cannot - that must not -

be subjected to the reasoning of finite men."

On a more positive note, the YEC-believing lead pastor of the Baptist

church that my wife and I attend (my personal mission field)

acknowledged from the pulpit last Sunday in a sermon on the basic

doctrines about God that there are Christians who believe that the

earth is old, as well as Christians who believe that it is young. This

is a breakthrough. He mentioned to my wife after the service that he

is aware that there are a number of Christians in his congregation who

believe in an old earth. Evolution, of course, is a whole different

ball game.

Paul Bruggink

On Mon, Jun 15, 2009 at 9:43 PM, Freeman, Louise

Margaret<lfreeman@mbc.edu> wrote:

> My pastor recently attended the Home Educators Association of Virginia

> conference and briefly described a presentation called "Aunt Lucy?" by
Mike

> Snavely? Is anyone on the list familiar with this ministry?

> __

> Louise M. Freeman, PhD

> Psychology Dept

> Mary Baldwin College

> Staunton, VA 24401

> 540-887-7326

> FAX 540-887-7121

>

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