An Unfolding Creation
Today's video features biologist Kerry Fulcher and is courtesy of filmmaker Ryan Pettey, director/editor of Satellite Pictures.
In today's video, Kerry Fulcher discusses the idea of viewing creation as a constant, evolving process in which God is intricately involved, rather than a single explosion of creation a long time ago. When we get stuck on the idea of having biological ancestors, Fulcher says, we can miss the point that being made in the image of God is a relational quality, not a biological trait. It means that we can communicate and have a special relationship with God, and we can reflect his character and represent him to the rest of creation.
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Kerry Fulcher is Provost and Chief Academic Officer at Point Loma Nazarene University (PLNU), responsible for all undergraduate and graduate operations in the area of curriculum, instructional programs, educational policy, academic planning, and academic resources. He studied biology as an undergraduate at Northwest Nazarene College, and then earned his PhD in Zoology from the University of Idaho. He further did his Postdoctoral IRTA Fellowship with the National Institute of Environmental Health Science, NIH. He was a professor of biology at PLNU as well as Biology Chair from 2002 to 2008. He is a professional member of the Society for the Study of Reproduction, National Association for Research in Science Teaching, and the National Science Teachers Association. He has also given numerous lectures on stem cells, the Creation-Evolution debate, and spiritual lessons from nature and science.