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“Queen of the Sciences” and Interdisciplinary Research

From the beginning of the modern creation movement—often associated at least in some way with the landmark publication of The Genesis Flood, by John Whitcomb and Henry Morris in 1961—there have been many challenges. Over the decades, one of the glaring issues with the creation community has been the lack of biblical scholars who have been willing to critically engage in creation research. To be clear, there have been some biblical scholars involved, but they have been the exception. Scientists, nevertheless, forged ahead with research, publications, and outreach, without much help from the field of biblical scholarship. 

In the meantime, much of the field of biblical studies has been capitulating to the ideas of evolution and/or millions of years. While this is a valid general criticism of the history of the modern creation movement up to this point, this is in no way a criticism of the faithful scientists who have engaged in this important research. Rather, this is an indictment on the field of biblical scholarship as a whole, which, for various reasons, has not to this point taken the lead in creation studies. 

In recent years, however, a number of scientists and biblical scholars have recognized this major lacuna in the scholarly creation community and are now seeking to address it. As a result, we have formed the Creation Theology Society. We believe that the Bible is God’s self-revelation to humanity, forming the foundation for truth and knowledge. Thus, divine revelation must be the respected and authoritative lens through which we seek to understand the world around us. Consequently, theology, historically understood as the “queen of the sciences,” must inform scientific investigation, since correct interpretation of creation depends upon correct interpretation of God’s Word. 

The purpose of this new society is as follows: “In the tradition of theology as the queen of the sciences, the Creation Theology Society seeks to develop a community of biblical scholarship that initiates and undergirds interdisciplinary creation research.” We are glad to come alongside the Creation Biology Society and the Creation Geology Society to, hopefully, set the standard and to model interdisciplinary creation research for the creation community as a whole. We believe that we work most effectively when we work together in interdisciplinary fashion. In my own experience of working with creation scientists, whether co-leading teaching trips through Grand Canyon, doing conferences, or collaborating on research, I have always found it mutually beneficial and enriching for biblical scholars and scientists alike when we work together. We all benefit when we work together, that is, when we function as the body of Christ as it pertains to creation research and education. We look forward to all that God will do through this society and we hope that you will be a part of this ongoing work.

Memberships Available

As of Saturday, December 19, 2020 CTS website visitors are finding a fully activated Membership page. Four different paid memberships are available: Founding Membership, Full Membership, Student Membership, and Associate Membership. Memberships are already coming in!

Before registering and paying, please read the Membership Standard and the Membership Termination descriptions at the bottom of the Membership page. Please note that Founding and Full Memberships require affirmation of the CTS Doctrinal Statement. This requirement does not apply to either Associate or Student Memberships.

Please feel free to send family, friends, colleagues, and various Christian organizations links to the CTS website. This is just the beginning — watch for many more posts and opportunities to come.

Registration Completed

As of November 2020 the Creation Theology Society is officially registered with the state of Georgia as a non-profit organization. As a result we have been able to establish a bank account and we should be ready to receive membership payments and donations in the next few weeks. Please feel free to check out our Membership page, which has all the information you need for membership. As soon as we can, we will make the links active so anyone can register.

We are excited how God is blessing the society in moving forward with these developments.

Awaiting State Registration

First of all, thank you for your interest in the founding of the Creation Theology Society (CTS). We announced the new society back on July 22 and our website has made its debut. As of September 1, registration of the society is moving forward with the help of the Secretary of State of Georgia. Taking memberships in the society requires a bank account, which requires the registration of the society. We obtained legal help and stay occupied with each step of the process. Watch our Blog for announcements regarding the successful completion of registration and a firm date for opening the website for receiving members to CTS. Meanwhile, please subscribe to this website to receive automatic updates.