Creation is the biblical account of our world and the universe. At its core, creation takes into account “intelligent design” via a designer (i.e., creator). This designer is the God of the Bible.
Creation scientists carefully consider biblical perspectives when exploring, testing, and describing the richness of the universe. Creation scientists explore the universe and our world through various scientific disciplines, from cosmology to the life sciences.
Studies on Creation: A Project of the Ashland Creation Colloquium is a web-based commentary and archival site for intriguing topics on creation science.
Ashland Creation Colloquium represents a consortium of dedicated educators, scientists, Bible scholars, and other various professionals who advocate God’s work in creation and who share a passion for the advancement of creation science research.
Because challenging questions can arise when sifting through the volumes of scientific data, there is wisdom in investing in students from high school to collegiate levels who share a passion for science, math, history, language, or teaching to ensure that the next generation of creation scientists are equipped to tackle the scientific data as well as the big questions.
As a project promoted by the Ashland Creation Colloquium, this website, Studies on Creation, sponsors our creation science essay contests for both high school students and college undergraduates. The contests are aimed at instilling the research and communication goals described below.
It is the intent of our essay contests to help prepare students to advocate for God’s work in creation to their peers and future colleagues, as well as to the community at large.
Research and Communication Goals:
- To help students learn to recognize credible data and express their own arguments for a defense of a biblical worldview of creation
- To help students appreciate civil dialogue as well as field-of-study writing formats
- To help advance a student’s skill set in identifying, investigating, and pursuing arguments for the biblical account of creation (including abilities to keenly dissect the secular literature)
- To learn such methods in a pedagogically-safe setting