Dave and Mary Jo Nutting are the Founders and Directors of Alpha Omega Institute. They were college math and science instructors when they first grappled with the problems of evolution and became convinced of the evidence for Creation. Their personal contact with students convinced them of the importance of the issue, not only in science, but in evangelism and Christian growth. Since founding AOI in 1984, they have spoken extensively, giving presentations for churches, universities, camps and tours both in the USA and internationally.
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Was Darwin Wrong? Part 1: Fossils and Cavemen (Dave Nutting)
It is now over 150 years since the publication of Charles Darwin’s culture-changing book, On the Origin of Species, but the question remains, “Was Darwin Wrong?” Dave Nutting gives compelling reasons from the fossil record to show that evolution doesn’t hold up. He exposes the battle for your mind and demonstrates how people get fooled into believing evolution by the pictures they see. Using examples from the fossil evidence and artistic reconstructions, Dave encourages children, youth, and adults to ask the right questions, to evaluate so-called “scientific” evidence, and to stand firmly on God’s Word.
Was Darwin Wrong? Part 2: So-called Proofs of Evolution (Mary Jo Nutting)
Evolution is taught as “fact” in textbooks, schools, museums, national parks, and the media, but has modern science really confirmed Darwin’s theory? Mary Jo Nutting shows why the common “proofs” of evolution do not hold up to scientific scrutiny, but instead affirm the Biblical account of creation and the fall. This understandable, beautifully illustrated program helps you and your family ask the right questions so that you will not be taken in by “accepted” scientific dogma and typical textbook arguments.
It's a War Out There: The Battle For Our Children's Hearts and Minds (Dave Nutting)
According to youth evangelist, Mark Cahill, “The number one reason young people give for rejecting the Gospel is evolution.” Few adults understand the intensity of the attack on their children’s faith which escalates to a ferocious battle in “higher academics.” Students in public schools, Christian schools and homeschools, alike are not immune to the systematic “de-faithing” they will likely encounter from schools, universities, friends, media, and the internet. Having spoken to many university audiences over the years and seeing what has derailed even solid kids, Dave’s impactful presentation will sound the alarm and help you prepare them well! Parents, make sure your middle school and teens (and even upper elementary) students also attend this session.
So What? What Difference Does It Make? (Mary Jo Nutting)
The Bible tells us that we were created in the image of God – evolution says we are products of time and chance, just glorified apes. What difference does it make for our daily lives in the 21st century? Using stories and personal illustrations, Mary Jo shows how beliefs about creation and evolution impact 3 main areas of life: social, spiritual, and personal. She encourages young people and adults to find true meaning and purpose in life by trusting their Creator and discovering His plan for their life.
Blind Chance or Grand Design? (Dave or Mary Jo Nutting)
Design in nature points to an Intelligent Designer, not random chance and accidents. Fascinating examples from the living world support the claim that “The evidence cries out: Creation!” This fun and delightfully illustrated program is suitable for both children and adults.
Dinosaurs, Dragons, and Man: Have People Really Seen Dinosaurs? (Dave Nutting)
How do dinosaurs fit with the Bible? Have people ever seen dinosaurs? What’s the evidence? Evolutionary interpretations lead children astray. Ancient artwork and artifacts from around the world depict creatures that look like dinosaurs. Did these ancient artists base their artwork on dinosaurs they had actually seen? Join “Dinosaur Dave” Nutting as he paints a new view of dinosaurs – one usually not taught in museums, schools, or books. Using vivid color visuals, Dave presents the evidence and a view of dinosaurs that is consistent with the Bible. Bring your skeptical friends!
A Creationist Tour of Our National Parks: Time is Not the Hero of the Plot! (Dave Nutting)
Geologist, Dave Nutting, takes you on a virtual tour of national parks and other locations. He shows the “other side” of the geologic story – the side that park rangers don’t usually mention. Does it take millions of years to form geologic features? Dave says, “No!” He shares from research and field study how deep canyons were carved quickly through solid rock in as little as one day. Giant ripple marks, massive gravel deposits, enormous “now dry” waterfalls, and other fascinating features all point to catastrophic floods in the past. Learn how these could relate to Noah’s Flood and subsequent events. After this visual tour, you will see the scenery through different eyes on your next vacation!
Bible, Science, and Earth History (Dave or Mary Jo Nutting)
Do science and the Bible fit together? What is the relationship between faith and evidence? Learn why it is so important to understand the difference between scientific investigation and Biblical revelation. Discover how to integrate science and Scripture using the Biblical model of earth history, from Creation through the Fall and Flood and beyond. God’s Word and His World really do agree. (Longer version of this lecture: Part 1 focuses on Creation; Part 2 focuses on the Fall, the Flood and beyond.)
What To Do When You Don't Have an Answer (Dave Nutting)
What do you do if you just don’t have an answer to those tough questions? This session will help “Fire-Proof” you and your family to stand firmly on the Word of God. It gives answers for common “proofs” of evolution and teaches you to ask the right questions. Dave shows you how to use the “STOP” method when you have no clue how to answer an evolutionary argument. This session is GREAT for students!
It's About Time (Dave Nutting)
Just how old is this place called Earth? Dave uses scientific evidence, good humor, and high quality graphics to help you discover why the evolutionary assumption that the earth is ancient isn’t necessarily true. He exposes the assumptions behind traditional dating methods, demonstrates major problems with long-age dating techniques, gives examples of other dating methods that give younger ages, and shows that geologic formations which are conventionally thought to require eons of time to form, can and do form in moments.
Refuting Compromise (Dave or Mary Jo Nutting)
Can you really trust the Bible? Did God use evolution as His means of creating? Were the days in Genesis 1 really days, or were they periods of time millions of years long? This program explores ways in which Christians have tried to reconcile evolution with the Bible, and demonstrates the difficulties of these compromise positions. It encourages participants to stand firmly on God’s Word, beginning in Genesis.
Creation Evangelism (Dave and/or Mary Jo Nutting)
The Gospel begins in Genesis. The Creator of the universe is also our Savior. In this presentation, Dave and Mary Jo share stories and testimonies of God’s faithfulness in allowing them to share the message of creation and the cross here in the States and to the ends of the earth. You will be encouraged by hearing evidence of God’s provision and protection, and challenged to follow God wherever He leads you. Join us for an exciting adventure in world missions.
Stand Firm and Advance (Dave Nutting)
The evidence is on the side of the Christian. So what are you going to do with it? Scripture tells us to “not be taken captive by philosophy,” to “stand firm,” and to “be ready to make a defense.” We need to pay close attention to theses passages, however, the Bible also encourages us to go on the offensive, ie to take ground. Using many high quality visuals and drawing on lessons from nature, and his experiences as a creation speaker for more than 25 years, Dave gives insights into how to proceed so that the “Gates of Hell shall not prevail.”
You Can Do It! A Homeschool Pioneer Shares Challenges and Insights (Mary Jo Nutting)
What was it like in those early days of homeschooling? What has stood the test of time and what would I do differently? Using personal experience and insights from Scripture, Mary Jo presents a commonsense approach to homeschooling based on the principles of Design, Discipleship, and Dedication. With compassion and enthusiasm, she loves to encourage both newcomers and weary veteran homeschoolers that with God’s help and some simple understanding, “You Really Can Do It!”
Lessons from Nature (Dave Nutting)
In Proverbs 6, we are told to go to the ant and learn. What can we learn from creation? Join Dave Nutting as he shares fascinating “Creature Features” to bring important and timely “Lessons from Nature.” Using colorful, interesting, and often unusual illustrations, Dave draws parallels from creation that apply to our own lives and the lives of our children. This program is appropriate for elementary-aged students through adults, so bring your family and friends.
Are Your Children Really Prepared for the Attack? (Dave Nutting)
Few parents understand the intensity of the attack on their children’s faith which will escalate to a ferocious battle in “higher academics.” Homeschoolers are not immune to the systematic “de-faithing” they will likely encounter from the schools, universities, friends, and the internet. Having spoken to many university audiences over the years and seeing what has trapped even solid kids, Dave’s impactful powerpoint presentation will sound the alarm and help you prepare them well! Parents, make sure your middle school and teens (and even upper elementary) students also attend this session.