After graduating in applied physics in The Netherlands (his native country), Lucien Tuinstra lived and worked overseas, firstly in Spain (2000 – 2004) and then the United Kingdom.
In Spain, he first did his final project for his bachelor’s degree at Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (Barcelona) on “The characterization of polymerfilms (PPy & PT & Pan) obtained by plasma enhanced chemical vapour deposition” . He then worked as a commercial technician for a Spanish gas calibration and instrumentation company. In December 2004, he moved to Scotland where, for over 13 years, he worked as an engineer in the gas industry, notably the testing and development of gas measurement instruments and equipment, and training others on the same. His various roles included product support, product management and customer support, and involved extensive travel overseas.
A long-standing keen biblical creationist, some years ago Lucien embarked on distance learning studies through the Institute for Creation Research (Dallas, Texas); this involved some visits to the US. Under the auspices of their School of Biblical Apologetics(unaccredited), he was awarded his Masters in Christian Education in March 2018. Over the years, Lucien has enjoyed working with children and particularly the teenagers in his church. He knows first-hand just how vital it is that they are prepared to face the challenges they meet in today’s culture, one which is increasingly hostile to biblically-minded Christians.
Lucien met his wife Anna on a trip to Israel and they were married in 2015. In October 2018, Lucien joined CMI (UK/Europe) full time, principally as a speaker and writer. He is passionate about demolishing secular, humanistic thinking and proclaiming Creation and Gospel truth.
- B.Sc. in Applied Physics, Hogeschool Enschede, The Netherlands
- M.C.Ed. in Biblical Education & Apologetics, Institute for Creation Research, USA
- I am a rock, I am an island
- Well-preserved skin may be from a mummy
- AI replacing pastors and rewriting God’s Word?
- Five first instances of biblical words
- A ‘space-view’ shift—Admissions about discoveries ‘reshaping’ astronomy and cosmology (Audio podcast.)
- Wandering wolves
- Lady arrested for praying for abortion victims
- ‘Earliest’ ancestor of cephalopods—where is the evolution?
- Will the future be embodied? (Audio podcast.)
- Early victim of the ‘dinosaur-extinction impact’
- Flood-buried crocodile’s last supper was a dinosaur
- Sounding off on evolution
- Nuclear fusion: the future of energy?
- What’s a billion years between friends?
- T. rex dinosaur relatives found buried together
- Alien Treaty
- See no truth, hear no truth
- Pronoun wars around new version of Dutch Bible
- Doctors with no limits
- Debating strategies for atheists and Christians (Other languages, Dutch.)
- Uncuttable. Designs in nature inspire new super material
- Having your cake, and eating it
- Orangutan mutter. Now we know how speech evolved, or do we?
- “No To Racism” campaign backlash
- Unbelief ushers in unattendance
- Genesis 1: YÔM ≠ eon
- 10 answers from biblical creationists—Part 1 (Other languages, e.g. Dutch.)
- 10 answers from biblical creationists—Part 2 (Other languages, e.g. Dutch.)
- Marriage and identity crisis
- Forever young, a vain hope without God?
Review of Ageless: The new science of getting older without getting old
- In an ocean of lies, the truth is our anchor
Review of The Lies We Are Told, the Truth we Must Hold: Worldviews and their consequences
- A Christian response to a secular society
Review of The Secular Creed: Engaging five contemporary claims
- ‘The Wonder of Science’
- Life on this planet is fleeting
Review of A Life on Our Planet: My witness statement and a vision for the future
- Obscuring of God’s image will hurt society
Review of In His Image: A biblical introduction to social ethics (Audio podcast.)
- A compromised defence of Christianity
Review of Confronting Christianity: 12 hard questions for the world’s largest religion
- Deceitful religious education
Review of God and the Big Bang: Exploring science and Christian belief (ages 11–18)
- Evolution is evidently not scientific
Review of Taken Without Consent: How atheists have hijacked science
- A strange idea of science
A review of One Strange Rock, episode 4: Genesis
- The Creation evangelism challenge
- I’m a minority—the majority of the time!
- Having convictions is not a crime
- Is ignorance bliss?
- Life: worthless or priceless? (Other languages, Dutch.)
- Five things you may not know about Adam Creation 44(1):38–40, 2022.
- Bats ‘know’ the speed of sound Creation 44(1):36–37, 2022.
- Bats ‘see’ the earth’s magnetic field Creation 43(4):48–49, 2021.
- Babies are born ready to learn Creation 43(4):42–43, 2021.
- Charming chickens: Our created feathered friends Creation 43(4):28–31, 2021.
- Five things you may not know about Eve (co-written with Philip Robinson) Creation 43(2):48–51, 2021.
- Meet the muscle man with a difference Creation 42(3):48–51, 2020.
- A matter of taste Creation 42(3):38–40, 2020.
Creation Focus items
- AI inventor
- Discounting ‘race’ in kidney testing
- Dogor the frozen puppy dog
- French fossil femur find
- ‘Ancient’ stone circle shock
- Humanists don’t practise what they preach
Journal of Creation
- The non-evolution of the human liver J. Creation 37(3):15–17, 2023.
- The Parallel Roads of Glen Roy J. Creation 36(3):11–12, 2022.
- Leaving Darwin to go nowhere
A review of Taking Leave of Darwin: A longtime agnostic discovers the case for design J. Creation 36(1):47–49, 2022.
- Just a brain? I think not!
Review of Am I Just My Brain? J. Creation 35(1):20–21, 2020. [PDF]
- God vs science?
Review of Let there be science J. Creation 34(2):28–29, 2020.
- A critique of scientism spoiled
Review of Can science explain everything? J. Creation 34(1):19–20, 2020. [PDF]
- Does ‘race’ science refute superior humans?
Review of Superior: The return of race science J. Creation 33(3):43–45, 2019.
- AI and the secular vision to redefine life itself.
Review of Life 3.0: Being human in the age of Artificial Intelligence J. Creation 33(2):18–22, 2019.