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Creation Conference Brings Experts to Campus


by Public Relations Staff

Cedarville University, in partnership with Answers in Genesis (AIG), will host In The Beginning: Creation and Your Biblical Worldview, September 15-16 at the Dixon Ministry Center.

The conference, which is free and open to the public, is designed to prepare Christians to defend the literal six-day account of creation and a young earth. The event includes large group sessions as well as smaller breakout sessions with experts from Cedarville and AIG.

Featured speakers include Ken Ham, president, CEO and founder of AIG, and Cedarville University president Dr. Thomas White. Other presenters include Dr. John Whitmore, professor of geology at Cedarville University, as well as AIG researchers and lecturers, Dr. Terry Mortenson and Dr. Georgia Purdom, a 1994 Cedarville graduate. 

“Most Christians have a firm grasp on what they believe, but many are not prepared to defend it and answer the question of why they believe it,” said Purdom. “This conference will show how scientific and historical facts support the biblical account of creation.”

Attendees will hear from this expert panel on topics such as the importance of the six-day creation account in higher education, the genetics and theological importance of Adam and Eve and the scientific support behind the worldwide flood taught in the book of Genesis.

“Many geologists believe that their findings disprove what the Bible says,” said Whitmore. “But geology actually confirms the biblical account of creation. It’s my hope that people walk away from the conference knowing that geology isn’t a hindrance to what’s in Genesis.”

There will also be multiple exhibits and displays for attendees to view, as well as the opportunity to participate in a guided campus tour. The first day of the conference includes a concert at 6 p.m. as part of a “family night” event.

Located in southwest Ohio, Cedarville University is an accredited, Christ-centered, Baptist institution with an enrollment of 3,711 undergraduate, graduate and online students in more than 100 areas of study. Founded in 1887, Cedarville is recognized nationally for its authentic Christian community, rigorous academic programs, strong graduation and retention rates, accredited professional and health science offerings and leading student satisfaction ratings. For more information about the University, visit