The Australian director of Creation Research is on tour in England until mid October and our home church has the honor of hosting him at a teaching weekend this weekend, Oct 7 and 8. Pull out all the stops to get to one of John Mackay's talks if you want to find out the truth about Creation, Noah's Flood, the Tower of Babel and many other things.
John is known as 'the crocodile hunter of creation' and we are all looking forward to a great weekend with him at Tongham Christian Fellowship. If you can't make it, here is his itinerary for the rest of the tour of Hampshire and Dorset - just click on the link below:
And if you can't make any of those talks, Creation Research has a web museum on this link:
Here is a short biog from the Creation Research website:
John is International Director of Creation Research and has been lecturing on Gods wonderful creation as well as leading field trips world wide and doing field research around the globe on Creation and Noah's Flood for the last 30 years.
John has a well filmed track record of debating and defeating many of the world's leading evolutionists including the world's best known Atheist Cambridge Prof Richard Dawkins, who contacted John for a head to head session which has been broadcast several times on Channel 4 in the UK and uncut versions can usually be seen on YOU TUBE unless Dawkins gets them removed every now and then.
As a result of these debates and John's work on how to teach creation in educational circles, such renowned publications as the Times, The UK Guardian , The Melbourne Age and the Sydney Morning Herald have featured full page articles and/or 6 page lift outs on John and Creation Research .
BIBLE TEACHING is one of Johns strengths. His strong stand on Gods Word being true from Genesis to Revelation combined with an exciting God given ability to communicate very effectively to the ordinary person, enables John to open the scriptures concerning the Creator who became the Saviour Christ, as well as explain the wonderful evidence of what God has done in Creation and since.
John’s 2009 very successful TV Documentaries; Darwin on the Rocks and Darwins Evolution A Very Unnatural Selection were filmed around the globe and feature leading Creationists. The documentaries were produced for Darwin’s 200th Anniversary year, to expose the folly of Evolution and show the truth of God's word about creation. John's Bible and Science teaching programs currently appear on TBN and SKY networks in the UK and EU and on Cable Networks in the USA and Canada. The CEVMA Film Festival 2004 in Hohe Rhön, Germany awarded their top Christian TV award to Creation Research programs. John has published many articles and appeared widely on radio, TV and public seminars, in universities, schools and churches.
In March 2005 John debated the UK’s leading theistic evolutionist, Dr John Polkinghorne in a lively clash, hosted by popular BBC commentator Roger Phillips. The entire debate was professionally filmed and adds to the long list of John’s debates against leading evolutionists. During 2004, John was asked to debate 3 New Zealand professors at once. His opposition included Dr David Penny who had just been awarded NZ’s highest science prize in genetics. In the preceding 4 years, John debated such notable opponents as Cambridge geologist Dr Trevor Emmet at the Mumford Lecture Theatre Cambridge, Geology Professor Dr Tim Astin at Reading University and Harvard University Professor Chris Di Carlos at Guelph University, Canada.
During January 1999 he was pitted against Dr Eugenie Scott, head of the National Center for Science in the USA. At a Technical level John has addressed geologists at the Sydney Basin Coal Conference (1984) on the evidence for rapid coal formation and pursued this topic for a poster paper at the International Coal Conference (1985). In 1991, he addressed the Association of Geological and Earth Sciences at Oxford (UK) on the topic „The Evidence for Noah‟s Flood‟. In 1995 he gave a presentation on the same theme to the Tennessee Division of Geology, Tennessee (USA).
In 1999 he presented a lecture to the Cambridge University Union (UK) on "The History of Brief Time" - the evidence the world did not evolve over millions of years. His science degree was obtained at the University of Queensland (Australia). John Mackay was for many years a science teacher in both state and private secondary education systems in Queensland, Australia. He also lectured in Geology at Tertiary level for Technical Education and was instrumental in establishing Creation Research in Australia, and is currently the International Director of Creation Research. His many years in teaching have enabled him to communicate well to all ages. He has lectured and done research in USA, UK, Europe, Canada, The Caribbean, New Zealand, Australia and Asia on the evidence for Creation and Noah’s Flood. Such experience has given him a practical breadth of knowledge of the overwhelming evidence against evolution. Most of John’s research has been captured on film - you can see it at his talks. Many of his presentations are available on DVD.
John has published many articles and appeared widely on radio, TV and public seminars, in universities, schools and churches throughout the western world. The CEVMA Film Festival 2004 in Hohe Rhön, Germany awarded their top Christian TV award to Creation Research programs. In 1992 John featured regularly in the No. 1 rated TV program "New Horizons" on Channel 7 (Australia) and on Channel 7’s top rating program "Jump Start" in 93/94. He has many times been guest lecturer on the "Origins" TV program which is widely broadcast in the USA. In 93/94 he produced and directed the highly acclaimed TV documentary "The Origin of the Races", in 95/96 the "Real Roots" documentary, and in 96/97 "Jehovah‟s Park" and "Dinosaurs the Rest of the Tail".
His latest Science and Bible DVD (2004), is a Christian’s rebuttal to evolutionist David Attenborough, titled "Did a Good God make Bad Bugs?". His teaching programs currently appear on TBN and SKY networks in the UK and he has recently featured on the very popular worldwide radio program Science, Scripture and Salvation produced by Institute for Creation Research in California, USA.