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When did dinosaurs live? How did dinosaurs get here and where did they go? These are some of the questions Dr. Brian Thomas from the Institute of Creation Research will answer when speaking at an upcoming Quad Cities Creation Science Association event in Bettendorf. Dr. Thomas will visit with Ken and Deb Thursday to talk about some of the fascinating new findings regarding dinosaurs and how the science points to our amazing Creator God!
What are some ways that we misread and misinterpret the Bible? Where do we always need to start to get a correct interpretation? Pastor and author Ben Connelly shares with Ken and Deb some common misunderstandings about scripture and helps us recover the original meaning and its intent for our lives today. It’s a fascinating look at the common ways we get the Bible wrong in our everyday lives and the renewed hope that comes when we get it right.
Dr. Thomas received his bachelor's degree in biology in 1993, a master’s in biotechnology in 1999 from Stephen F. Austin State University, Nacogdoches, Texas and a Ph.D. in paleobiochemistry in 2019 from the University of Liverpool. He taught junior high and high school at Christian schools in Texas, as well as biology, chemistry, and anatomy as an adjunct and assistant professor at Dallas-area universities. Since 2008 Mr. Thomas has been a science writer and editor at Institute of Creation Research, where he contributes news and magazine articles, speaks on creation issues, and researches original tissue fossils. He is the author of Dinosaurs and the Bible and a contributor to Guide to Creation Basics, Creation Basics & Beyond, Guide to Dinosaurs, and Guide to the Human Body.
Ben Connelly is a pastor, author, equipper, and occasional professor. He is honored to serve everyday disciples, ministry leaders, and church planters across the world through Equipping Group, and to help lead Salt + Light Community and Plant Fort Worth in Fort Worth, TX. Ben has written/contributed to several books, workbooks, articles, and publications, has overseen church planting efforts for multiple organizations, and has also taught university and seminary classes. He and his wife, Jess have three children (Charlotte, Maggie, and Travis) and at times, host short-term foster kids, too.