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ACSI Continuing Education Units (CEU)

The ICR School of Biblical Apologetics offers periodic ACSI-accredited CEU in-service opportunities for ACSI teachers and administrators. Now you can obtain continuing education credit from an organization dedicated to upholding the authority and accuracy of God’s Word. Not only that, you’ll receive biblical and apologetics training that will aid you as you minister to students and colleagues.

The next available classes will be:

Leapers, Creepers, Gliders, Spiders, Fliers, and Outliers: Admiring God's Amazing Insects and Arachnids

(ICR-SOBA's Back to Genesis lecture series)
  • Dates: February 16 & 23, 2023
  • Time: 6:00 - 9:00 p.m.
  • Location: Institute for Creation Research, 1806 Royal Lane, Dallas, TX 75229 (Classroom A)
  • Credit: 1.0 ACSI-approved CEU (Bible or Educational/Professional)
  • Instructor: Dr. James J.S. Johnson (ICR-SOBA, ACSI-credentialed CEU provider 2153)

Overview

This course explores how insects (such as ants, gnats, bees, butterflies, moths, grasshoppers, beetles, termites, including the “outlier” spiny flower mantis) and arachnids (such as spiders, ticks, mites, scorpions, including the “outlier” water spider) exhibit God’s glory as the infinitely clever and caring and mighty Creator (and bioengineer) He is—and this course looks at the details of various Scriptures that refer to insects or spiders.  These 8 themes will be included in this survey of highlights showing how these flying and creeping creatures display God’s careful wisdom and providential care: (A) Biblical references to insects and arachnids; (B) biodiversity; (C) food web dynamics, nutrition, and metabolism; (D) biome ecology, bioclimatology, biogeography, and phenology; (E) continuous environmental tracking, as providential fitting for filling habitats; (F) biophysics for travelling thru habitats, including flying, gliding, crawling, and parasitic journeys; (G) marathon migrations; (H) biogenetics and life cycles, exhibiting wonders without number (illustrating Job 9:10). These topical studies are presented with the intent of blending the authoritative information given in Scripture with the corroborative facts learned via relevant science. Genesis-based creation science and apologetics insights are analyzed, linked to Biblical creation stewardship aspects of both the Genesis Mandate and Great Commission. 

Course Objectives

To appreciate creation science/Biblical apologetics aspects of the heavens and the earth, plus all living therein (Exodus 20:8-11; Revelation 4:11), informed by relevant Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments;  to analyze and appreciate examples of creation science evidences of God’s Creatorship;  to illustrate the providential ecology context of the world’s wildlife and geophysical environment from a Biblical creation stewardship;  and to recognize many examples of God’s glory “hidden in plain view” – especially in the biology, ecology, and biogeography of God’s creation and its Scripture-informed history. 

Cost

$30.00 if attended for CEU credit (6 hours of instruction for 1.0 CEU). Please check in for each session in order to receive your certificate.

For more information, email msmith@icr.edu, or call 214.615.8322.

For more information about ICR's School of Biblical Apologetics, visit  www.icr.edu.

For more information about the Association of Christian Schools International, visit  www.acsi.org.

 

How Should We Then Appreciate Creation Ecology?

  • Dates: To be determined

  • Time: 6:00 - 9:00 p.m

  • Location: Institute for Creation Research, 1806 Royal Lane, Dallas, Texas 75229 (Classroom A)

  • Credit: 1.0 ACSI-approved CEU (Bible or Educational/Professional)

  • Instructor: Dr. James J. S. Johnson (ICR-SOBA, ACSI-credentialed CEU provider 2153)

Overview

This course’s content will contain a mix of the following ecology topics: the original and revised Genesis Mandate; God’s providential programming for biodiversity and reproductive success (and stasis); how Adam’s sin (and the Curse of entropy and death) caused creation’s condition to become “good-yet-groaning”; biogeography and climate conditions after the global Flood; how animals “fill” diverse habitats; how animals use Continuous Environmental Tracking (CET); how the sun and moon regulate activities within ecosystems and creatures on Earth; Earth’s global water and atmospheric cycles; Earth’s biochemicals and biogeochemical cycles; recognizing ecology errors (by deists and Darwinists); food dynamics; biodiversity; biome ecology; agriculture, aquaculture, forestry, and conservation; and complexity of living creatures within ecosystems.

Course Objectives

To Consider and analyze how the Scriptures are relevant to understand creation ecology; to highlight major themes in creation biology that show God’s bioengineering wisdom; and to appreciate creation science and Biblical apologetics aspects of creation ecology.

Cost

$30.00 if attended for CEU credit (6 hours of instruction for 1.0 CEU). Please check in for each session in order to receive your certificate.

For more information, email msmith@icr.edu, or call 214.615.8322.

For more information about ICR's School of Biblical Apologetics, visit  www.icr.edu.

For more information about the Association of Christian Schools International, visit  www.acsi.org.

 

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