Signatory Alert!

Urgent Message regarding Signatories for “A Call to Unity”: Due to a website glitch, all messages through the Signatory link were going to a two-year old page link that is not viable. If you do not see your name in the list of signatories, it is most likely due to not receiving your request because of that issue.

Please accept our apology and go back to our Contact page to resubmit your request. On the current Contact page you should see  cts@creationtheologysociety.org as our email address. If you see a gmail address, you know it is the non-viable Contact page from two years ago. In that case, please refresh your page to see the correct address and you will know that your request will be received.

Please note: We will respond to every request within 48 hours. If you do not hear from us in 48 hours, please let us know at cts@creationtheologysociety.org.

Thank you for your patience and cooperation in getting this situation corrected.

A Call to Unity

Today (April 30, 2023) the board of the Creation Theology Society finalized a statement calling for unity and civility in our interactions with one another as fellow young age creationists.[1] We ask that you read the statement and consider becoming a signatory by requesting that we add your name to the list of signatories at the end of the document. You can access the statement here, or by means of the link in the banner at the top of the website page, or by going to the statement by means of the drop-down menu under About at the top of the home page.

Our founding documents call for us to be a society committed to biblically based theology and irenic engagement with fellow members and all other persons pursuing the study of the events recorded in Genesis 1–11. It is our hope that many individuals will commit themselves to the principles enunciated in “A Call to Unity.” Our prayer is that it will encourage us to model a Christlike behavior in all of our interactions formally and informally, personally and publicly.

Endnotes:

[1] We are using “age” in place of “earth” because we believe the universe is also young, not just the earth.

Fall Symposium Video

On the evening of December 8 CTS hosted its first Online Fall Symposium with twenty-one CTS members logging in. The topic for our symposium was “The Biblical Flood in the Literature of the Dead Sea Scrolls” led by our President, Dr. Jeremy Lyon. Wipf and Stock published Jeremy’s Qumran Interpretation of the Genesis Flood in 2015. If you have an interest in this topic, this book provides very helpful translations, descriptions, analyses, and discussions of four scrolls: the Genesis Apocryphon (1QapGen), a Genesis pesher (4Q252), a fragment of an admonition based on the Flood (4Q370), and a fragment of a paraphrase of Genesis and Exodus (4Q422).

The Fall 2022 Online Symposium video can be accessed via this link. In this way, those of you who were unable to join us can still hear the presentation and the subsequent Q&A.

Watch for announcements regarding future online symposia. We plan to offer at least two each year — one in the Fall and one in the Spring. The symposia provide only members the privilege of live-stream watching and participation. Every active member receives a Zoom invitation ahead of time so they can join the symposium. Post-symposium access to the videos are available to anyone through the CTS website.

Tax Exempt Status

Praise the Lord! The IRS granted tax exempt status to the Creation Theology Society under Internal Revenue Code (IRC) 501(c)(3). That means that donors can deduct contributions they make to CTS. It also means that CTS is qualified to receive tax deductible bequests, devises, transfers, or gifts. We filed for this exemption as a non-profit organization on August 3 — and we received a positive response in less than one month! The IRS even made the CTS effective date of exemption August 4, 2020, covering our entire history as an organization.

Thank you for praying for this important process and approval. We invite you to visit our Donate page by clicking on the appropriate link in the running head at the top of all our website pages, or by going to Donate in the drop-down menu under Home. Or, just click on this link

JCTS Issue 1 in Mail

Issue 1 of the Journal of the Creation Theology Society has been printed and is in the mail to all our members! Click this link to go to the Journal page for the latest information and for a free download of a sample article.

Soon we will announce a Members Only page where members can access the digital version.

JCTS First Issue Published

The premier issue of the Journal of the Creation Theology Society has been published! For a first issue, this one is packed! — over 200 pages! Thanks to the labors of our Senior Editor Steve Boyd and his staff (Lee Anderson and Doug Smith) CTS members will soon be receiving their hard copy of JCTS in the mail (snail mail).

In the near future we will establish a members-only page on our website so a digital copy can be viewed. Stay tuned for that future announcement, right here on the CTS blog.

In addition, we will soon be making it possible for anyone to purchase a digital copy of CTSJ articles or the full issue online.

Faculty Job Opening

Truett McConnell University is now officially looking for a full-time professor of New Testament (assistant, associate, or full rank). The deadline for application is April 1, 2022. Here is the job description, or you can see the job announcement listed on the TMU Employment Opportunities webpage.