Access Research Network (ARN) reports: The Case for a Creator DVD Available
It was in a high school science classroom that Lee Strobel became an atheist. A lecture on the Miller-Urey experiment convinced him that the origin of life, and all life for that matter, could be explained by purely naturalistic processes. Only the hard, empirical evidence of science could be trustedÃ¢â‚¬â€and it appeared to point to a universe created by purely naturalist processes: time, chance, and Darwinian evolution.
Although science led Strobel away from a belief in a Creator, it was science that led him back. The atheistic worldview deeply influenced StrobelÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s academic years and early career as an award-winning journalist for the Chicago Tribune. Then, in 1980, his wifeÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s conversion to Christianity led him on an intensive search for the truth about God and our beginnings. Not surprisingly, it began with science.
The Case for a Creator is the third in a series of top quality, block-buster documentaries on Intelligent Design by Illustra Media that started with Unlocking the Mystery of Life and The Privileged Planet. Based on StrobelÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s popular book by the same title, the documentary leads you through one manÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s journey to grapple with the scientific evidence regarding one of lifeÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s greatest questions: How did we get here? Along the way he interviews many of the leading scientists and scholars for the intelligent design theory including Stephen C. Meyer, Michael Behe, Jay Richards, Jonathan Wells, Robin Collins, William Lane Craig, Guillermo Gonzalez, and Scott Minnich. The major topic areas of the documentary cover the fossil evidence, cosmology, astronomy, physics, biological machines and biological information. The bonus material includes additional interviews with the scientists, and special units on the origin of life and the machinery of life.
As with previous Illustra Media documentaries, this one is chock full of stunning graphics, amazing animations, and a theater-worthy soundtrack. The focus of this documentary is the scientific and philosophical evidence for design and a theistic worldview, and is suitable for use in public schools, especially when shown to balance the atheistic Darwinian worldview found in many educational scientific documentaries on the topic.
Lee Strobel, the former award-winning legal editor of The Chicago Tribune, is a New York Times best-selling author of nearly twenty books and has been interviewed on numerous national television programs, including ABCÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s 20/20, Fox News, and CNN. Lee was educated at the University of Missouri (Bachelor of Journalism degree, 1974) and Yale Law School (Master of Studies in Law degree, 1979). He was a professional journalist for 14 years at The Chicago Tribune and other newspapers, winning IllinoisÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ top honors for investigative reporting (which he shared with a team he led) and public service journalism from United Press International
Rumor has it the film will have an official debut at a massive Christian apologetics and ID conference at Mclean Bilble Church this November: Loving God With All Your Mind. It is hard to express how personally delighted I am ID is being welcomed into Christian and creationist circles. As someone who has fought alongside my comrades to get ID a hearing in Christendom, I can assure you all there have been challenges to getting ID accepted and appreciated in these circles. This is cause for celebration.
It has been my mission to teach creationists the theology-free concept of Intelligent Design. It has been my thesis that ID can prosper as a scientific enterprise in environments where ID is cherished rather than disdained by the aspiring scientists of tomorrow.
I continue to meet biology and science majors from secular schools who accept ID and reject Darwinism. It is for them that I delight to volunteer my time. Some of these young students were involved in organizing this conference which will air this new Illustra Media blockbuster.