Exodus 3:14 (NIV)
God said to Moses, “I am who I am. This is what you are to say to the Israelites: ‘I am has sent me to you.’"
Since Jesus said "surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age,” wherever I go, there's I AM!
Statement of Faith (compare with my 1972 cult course) -- I, Don Johnson, believe:
The one God consists of 3 persons -- Father, Son (Eternal Word), and Holy Spirit (who lives in every Christian)
The Bible is the God-breathed Word to mankind, the revelation of His Truth
All have sinned and have no hope for salvation except by accepting the free gift of Jesus' substitutionary death
Currently scheduled in 2017-- email if interested descriptions (see completed presentations below)
Sept 28-Oct 2 Campers for Christ Emmanuel Chapter Rally, TT-Wilderness Lakes, Menifee, CA
Popular on-line videos: (many completed presentations below also have video links)
Professional secular "Programming of Life" (2012 Telly Award winner for best educational video); over 376k online views
Follow-up video "Programming of Life -- Earth" viewable 7/17/15. Publishers site to view or buy videos.
Low-resolution (suitable for computer monitor only) MP4 versions can be viewed/down-loaded: PoL1 PoL2
Secular recorded Presentation "Programming of Life and It's Prerequisites" PDF Pol Recorded PDF
"Science Christians Need to Know" (studio) Updated PDF of version frequently used
2/23 at Menifee Christian Church PDF 3/5 at Desert Springs Church PDF
Carter Report Interviews on "The Death of Darwinism": Part1 Part2 (were broadcast worldwide multiple times).
"The Unexplainable Interactive Computer Systems in Life" recorded PDF
God's Creative and Sustaining Word from Don Johnson on Vimeo. PDF of expanded version presented several time
"Origin of Mass & Energy and Fine-Tuning" (recorded will be posted when available) PDF
Calvary Chapel of Wilmington (CCW): "The Word" presentation 6/12/10 YouTube clip. Don's testimony (1st part of video).
Doubts About Darwinism
9/10/10 UNCW Secular "Bio-Informatics: the Information in Life": Handout video
Intro to Creation, Evolution, & Science Facts 6-Part Series (Winter '09) PDF
- Part 2 -- Mass and Energy: Origin and Fine-Tuning PDF (updated Mass/Energy)
- Part 3 -- Life and It's Origin PDF
- Part 4 -- Evolution, species, and "kinds" PDF (updated PDF)
- Part 5 -- The flood, catastrophism, fossils, and time PDF (updated PDF)
- Part 6 -- Scientific Reliability of the Bible PDF (updated PDF)
Printable Christian flyers are:
Scientific Arguments to Battle Undirected Naturalism: 1-side 4X6 (photo) 8.5X11 4X
Note: glossy photo paper back may require restricted ink flow (ink "spreads")
Study Guide for Christian Leaders and Parents for PoL & PN&NP books
Popular printable Secular flyers are:
US Failure in Science Education is a National Security Issue
Why is it that "The quality of our math and science education lags behind many other nations."
Unprecedented Time-Critical Opportunity for Scientific Integrity
Don's PoL or Secular Website Us Science Page
Presentations have been made in the US (from coast-to-coast) and on most continents, in both churches (approximately a dozen different denominations) and universities (secular and religious), as well as unusual places, such as campgrounds.
Presentation PDFs for CAPS: PoL Mass/Energy
“Programming of Life” at Apologetics Symposium, Bothell, WA. PDF
“Life’s Information Systems” at Apologetics Forum , Arlington, WA. (raw video will be modified) PDF
“What About Scientific Integrity?” to a secular audience in Arlington, WA. PDF
“Evolution, Species, and Kinds” PDF for CAPS in Lynnwood, WA. PDF for 3/12 Desert Springs Church.
"The Flood, Catastrophism, Fossils, and Time" PDF for CAPS in Lynnwood, WA; PDF for CfC rally.
“Amazing Scientific Insights of the Bible” PDF Several times: "Science and the Christian" PDF
"Big Buts of the Apostles" PDF (several times) 1st presented at spring 2014 Campers for Christ rally
"The Cure for Snakebite" at Idyllwild TT Campground & Campers for Christ Emmanuel Chapter Rally PDF
Several attempts have been made to expose unwarranted speculations purported to be science. A submission to UNCW’s Journal of Effective Teaching: Special Issue on Teaching Evolution was rejected as not fitting into the guidelies for promoting effective evolution teaching. You can evaluate whether that's true. A peer-reviewed book chapter in "The First Gene" can be viewed. A jointly-authored, peer-reviewed paper is also viewable. Another peer-reviewed paper "Biocybernetics and Biosemiosis," is in Biological Information Symposium papers.
American Revolution facts usually ignored.
Programming of Life: Book, 2015 Hardcover updated version available on Amazon, with a PDF version viewable for personal/research use (please don't do extended printing of PDF -- this updates 2010 content and makes referencing easier).
"Awesome" video 4 minutes of excerpts video Presentation PDF, Programming of Life and its Prerequisites PDF The following was distributed by a pastor to his congregation: received a video a while ago entitled "The Programming of Life". It's a wonderful video about the miracle of the living cell and how improbable it would be for a cell to randomly appear. My family and I enjoyed it very much, since one of my kids was studying cell structure. However, not knowing very much about cellular biology, I asked a molecular biologist to review it. He told me that he thought it was both intellectually honest and wonderfully thought provoking. The video can be found on youtube... but it is 44 minutes long. It certainly helped me appreciate that we are fearfully and wonderfully made. ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=00vBqYDBW5s ) Perhaps it will be a blessing to you. Radio interview on PoL video
2017 Presentations Completed
Sept 9, 11:30 Transitional Forms – What Does Evidence Say? (Secular) PDF
Sept 8 7pm, Awesome Eclipse & Other Astronomical Wonders, Edgewood Bible Church (PDF, previous Audio)
Sep 7 7pm, Awesome Eclipse & Other Astronomical Wonders , CAPS @ Woodin Valley Baptist Church (PDF, previous Audio)
Sep 6 10am, Total Solar Eclipse, (secular, similar to 9/8 talk) Gleneagle Golf Clubhouse, Arlington PDF
Aug 26 7am, Awesome Eclipse & Other Astronomical Wonders @ Mens’ Breakfast, First Baptist Church Arlington, PDF, Audio
Aug 25, 7pm Atonement Free Lutheran Church, Arlington, WA for Apologetics Forum, "Evolution, Species and Kinds", PDF, video
Aug 13 & 20 TT-Pacific City "Our God is an Awesome God" & "Awesome Eclipse & God’s Astronomical Signs"
July 30 & 8/6 TT-Seaside "Our God is an Awesome God" & "Awesome Eclipse & God’s Astronomical Signs"
July 9 TT-Long Beach "Freedom is Not Free", 7/16 "Our God is an Awesome God", 7/23 TBD
July 2 TT-Pacific City "Freedom is Not Free"
June 25 TT-Whalers Rest, 10 am Sunday Worship, sermon -- The Flood and Catastrophes
June 18 sermon: Fathers -- Blessings & Responsibilities, June 11 sermon --God's Creative and Sustaining Word
June 4 and May 21 & 28 9:30 worship services a TT-South Jetty
May 14, 10am, TT-Lake of the Springs, Mothers -- and Others
May 13, 1pm, SDA Church, Dobbins, CA "Programming of Life"
May 7, 10am, TT-Lake of the Springs, God's Creative and Sustaining Word
Saturday April 15, "TheFlood, Catastrophism, Fossils, and Time" at 7:30 p.m. in the Logos Building (Calvary Chapel - Costa Mesa) ground floor auditorium, 3000 W. MacArthur Blvd., Santa Ana, CA 92704 PDF
Friday, April 28, at 6pm service, Campers for Christ Emmanuel Chapter Rally, TT-Wilderness Lakes, Menifee, CA
Saturday 8:30 10/1 at TT Wilderness Lakes for Campers for Christ: Work is a Four-Letter Word
Sunday Worship at Thousand Trails -- Wilderness Lakes (Menifee, CA), 11 am 10/2: "Our God is an Awesome God"
Sunday Worship at Thousand Trails Idyllwild Amplitheatre, 24400 Canyon Trail, Idyllwild CA:
Sept 11, 2016 11 am: God's Creative and Sustaining Word, PDF of expanded version
Sept 18, 11 am: "The Cure for Snakebite" PDF
Sunday Worship at 6400 Thousand Trails Rd., Cottonwood, AZ 86326, in TT office (just inside main gate):
August 21, 2016 10 am: God's Creative and Sustaining Word, PDF of expanded version
August 28, 10 am: "The Cure for Snakebite" PDF
Fall 2015 and Spring 2016 Activities
March 20 11 am Worship at TT-Wilderness Lakes (Menifee, CA) "Holy Week Events and Ramifications"
Mar 30 7 pm Bible Study at TT-PS (Palm Desert, CA) "Salvation by Christ's Death, So Why Value His resurrection?" PDF
Apr 3 10 am Worship at TT-PS (Palm Desert, CA) "The Word" (presentation of similar talk)
Sept 6 10am Worship service at Thousand Trail - Paradise (Silver Creek, WA) "Work is a Four-Letter Word"
Sept 12 11am "Programming of Life" for the Willamette Valley Creation Conference (runs 9am-after dark), Mennonite Church, 910 East 1st Street Halsey, OR PDF
Oct 1-5 Campers for Christ Emmanuel Chapter Rally, TT-Wilderness Lakes, Menifee, CA
August 2015 Activities in the Washington
Aug 9 & 16 10am Worship service at Thousand Trail - Paradise (Silver Creek)
9: "The Flood, Catastrophism, Fossils, and Time" 16: "God's Creative and Sustaining Word"
Aug 18 Calvary Chapel, 902 Ash St, Kelso for SouthWest Washington Apologetics Association "Programming of Life"
Aug 20 7pm Cedar Park Church, 16300 112th Ave NE, Bothell “Life and Its Origin” for Apologetics Symposium PDF
Aug 21 7pm Atonement Free Lutheran Church, 6905 172nd St NE, Arlington "Integrity in Science" PDF
for Apologetics Forum Webcast live (then here) PDF
Aug 23 First Baptist Church, 426 North French Avenue, Arlington:
9:00 Sunday School “Prerequisites for Life on Earth” PDF View
6:00 Evening service "Amazing Scientific Insights of the Bible" PDF
Aug 27 7pm Woodin Valley Baptist Church, 5400 228th St SE, Bothell for Creation Association of Puget Sound, "Programming of Life and Its Prerequisites" PDF
Aug 29 11:30 Luncheon for Trilogy Senior Living "What Happened to Science Integrity" at Mazatlan Mexican restaurant, 14450 Woodinville-Redmond Rd NE, Woodinville
Aug 30 Services at Park Ridge Community Church, 3805 Maltby Rd, Bothell
9:00 "The Flood, Catastrophism, Fossils, and Time"
10:30 "Science Christians Need to Know"
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Please copy and forward this to anyone you think may be interested. I am planning to be in the Pacific Northwest this summer. If there is sufficient interest, I may travel to other areas, also. Presentations can be tailored to specific audience needs. They can be made without any explicit reference to intelligent design (e.g. http://scienceintegrity.org/Presentations.aspx) in venues that would resist ID. See www.scienceintegrity.org for more details on me and my books, as well as links to presentations.. The books are a concise refutation of undirected natural processes as the cause of nature, using over 350 references. They are totally secular, using only empirical and known science to prove that physicality can’t explain what is observed. No claim is made as to the identity of the agent of design or programming, which is a philosophical or theological belief (as opposed to empirical science). As such, the books are totally non-religious, and would be appropriate for secular schools or other venues. single 50-minute session to several hours over multiple sessions, and can be tailored for groups from junior high to professional scientists. "Standard" presentations include:
- Programming of Life (based on my book that highlights life’s information and processing systems)
- Does Naturalism Supply Sufficient Evidence for "Apparently-Designed" Artifacts?
- Intelligent Design: Science or Religion?
- Thanks for helping get the word out!
Bio: Don Johnson has earned Ph.D.s in both Computer & Information Sciences from the University of Minnesota and in Chemistry from Michigan State University. He was a senior research scientist and consultant for 15 years, and taught 20 years in universities in Wisconsin, Minnesota, California, and Europe. Since "retiring," he has done consulting, speaking, and writing (4 books & several peer-reviewed papers). He has made presentations across the US and on most continents.
____Please remove this if forwarding to anyone likely to misconstrue ID with creationism__
Science Integrity deals only with science, describing my background, books, and secular presentations in which the Bible or promoting religious doctrine would be inappropriate. The books and secular presentations break down the intellectual barriers that prevent seeing the reality of design. Unfortunately, many people (especially scientists) dismiss out-of-hand any evidence that has any religious implications. I don’t try to hide my Christianity, but I don’t advertise it for a purely secular presentation since the evidence (being purely science) presented does not depend on my faith. Christian-based presentations can include:
- Science Christians Needs to Know: not overly technical (http://vimeo.com/12995464 is 10-min excerpt)
- Amazing Scientific Insights of the Bible (highlighting many different disciplines)
- Creation vs. Evolution: What are the Scientific Facts?
- The Biblical Basis for Studying Science
- My Bible-based Website (www.4iam.org) and presentations (e.g., with all 6 parts, starting with http://vimeo.com/11369746) go beyond empirical science to explain beliefs and the reasons for those beliefs. As I've pointed out to Christian audiences, if I could prove that the God of the Bible is the Designer or Programmer, faith would be unnecessary since the Christian God would be proven scientific fact. My ministry to Christians is meant to build up the Saints and equip them to teach their children and defend their faith in an intellectually satisfying and scientifically-based manner, as well as increasing one’s confidence that the Bible is truly amazing in its scientific insights. Several churches have had me do a sermon on the Biblical basis for studying science, followed by an evening session on "Amazing Scientific Insights of the Bible."
Although I prefer presenting ID in secular venues, I have used churches or Christian schools since it’s really hard to gain access to venues similar to a secular university. I have had presentations arranged by Christian professors that have been well received. One outreach technique that has proved effective is to have a purely secular ID presentation to which skeptics and unbelievers are invited, followed (perhaps the following evening) by "Amazing Scientific Insights of the Bible" to describe who I believe the Designer is and why.
If you have questions, email email@example.com. Many blessings, and thanks!
See the following sites for more information.
- Science Integrity (secular site describes books available)
- PoL (secular site without pro-ID language, limited to informational aspects of life)
- Flyers of presentations and important knowledge are available on all 3 Websites