Science and technology are powerful, respected, and highly successful. They have immensely improved our standard of living — from houses, appliances, food, health, and recreation to methods of communication, transportation, and record keeping — leading some to believe that all of humanity’s problems can be solved by science. But can science aid in finding answers to philosophical questions about our origin and destiny and about our purpose for living? Can it solve the problems of war and mismanaged environments? Science has tried unsuccessfully and often in direct conflict with answers given in the Bible.
The most notable conflict is between the theory of evolution with its billions of years for the progressive development of life and the biblical account of the creation of life by God in six literal days a few thousand years ago. Does the success of science in other areas force us to conclude that scientific evidence for an evolutionary theory is irrefutable?
The Geoscience Research Institute, founded in 1958, was established to address this question by looking at the scientific evidence concerning origins. The Institute uses both science and revelation to study the question of origins because it considers the exclusive use of science as too narrow an approach. The Institute serves the Seventh-day Adventist church in two major areas: research and communication.
The Earth History Research Center is a non-profit, non-sectarian organization of active scientists. Our mission is to develop a scientifically credible view of earth history consistent with scripture, to conduct scientific research related to this goal and to promote our view through publication and education.
The mission of the Adventist Learning Community is to empower people with the passion and skills necessary to further the Kingdom of Christ in the 21st century.
The ALC is a Seventh-day Adventist ministerial and educational platform designed to strengthen professionals through continuing education courses, teaching courses, ministerial training, and dissemination of uniquely Adventist content for the church community and beyond.
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In 1997, three long time friends (Lad Allen, Jerry Harned and Jim Adams) with limited financial resources and big dreams started a ministry that would eventually become Illustra Media and La Mirada Films. Their editing/production facilities consisted of a 10’ X 10’ spare bedroom in Jerry’s house, and the family room (complete with an indoor basketball hoop and a well-worn couch) in Lad’s. Their unofficial business plan was “low overhead and lots of prayer.”
During the years that followed they produced a series of feature length documentaries that explored the big questions we all struggle with at some point in our lives: Does God exist? Did Jesus really die for the sins of the world? Why is there so much evil, pain and suffering? Many of these films were translated into languages other than English and viewed by millions of people throughout the world.
Today, two decades and 19 documentaries later, God has opened a new door. Inspired by the latest digital technologies (accessible by almost anyone, anywhere, anytime) and the hope of reaching an even larger audience (millions of films are watched on cell phones and iPads every day), we’re excited to present THE JOHN 10:10 PROJECT.