Homeschool Highschool Podcast Ep 129: Creationist, Christian and Scientist?

This week on Homeschool Highschool Podcast Ep 129: Creationist, Christian and Scientist? This post is running concurrently on the Ultimate Homeschool Radio Network.

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Homeschool Highschool Podcast Ep 129: Creationist, Christian and Scientist?

You’ll be encouraged by this fun interview with Dr. Barbara Varnell and Dr. Sarah Varnell. Barb is Sarah’s homeschool mom, Sarah’s a homeschool graduate. Both have doctorate degrees, are scientists and Christian creationists.

Is it an oxymoron to be both and scientist and a creationist?

Live many scientists today, not if you’re Barb and Sarah. Good science is not contradictory to good Biblical understanding.

Here are their stories.

Barb came to know Christ after earning her PhD and was working at a local chemical manufacturer. Barb found that she was not the only scientist who were also Christians and creationists.

Sarah was raised by her parents to be a thinker, investigator, observer and scientist. She is a veterinarian today and is unwavering in her faith. Sarah points out the way she can see God in everything… even DNA molecules.

Vicki, being a counselor by trade, has to keep up with neuroscience research. She shares how the complexity of God’s work in creation is obvious even in the process of neurotransmitter production. It couldn’t happen on it’s own: one little step that was missing causes a neurotransmitter to not be formed. The complexity of our universe is one evidence of God’s hand in creation.

Sarah points out the need for Holy Spirit guidance on when to argue creationism/evolutionism and when to ignore the debate, how to play the game without risking your faith. She knew she wasn’t training to be an evolutionist, she was training to be a veterinarian.

Homeschool highschoolers can get some tips for thinking creationistically while in a secular college culture (or even a Christian college culture that does not necessarily hold to the creationist viewpoint).

Homeschool parents can get some tips for teaching and guiding their young homeschoolers to examine, think, pray and be guided by Scripture and the Holy Spirit.

Want some ideas for making memories with creation resources? Check out this post by Steven Craig Policastro.

You’ll enjoy this episode. Also check out these other interviews with Barbara (on homeschooling gifted teens) and Sarah (on how to prepare for vet school in high school).

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Homeschool Highschool Podcast Ep 129: Creationist, Christian and Scientist?

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