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Proclaiming Creation

Proclaiming Creation

Divine Design: Persuasive and Purposeful



Saturday 14 September 2019

Half-day Conference

Registration 12pm


Everywhere we look—from the arrangement of our solar system, to the construction of the tiniest components of every living cell—we see the inescapable signs of hyperintelligent design. Learn why these designs defy naturalistic explanation. The evidence is persuasive. The designs are purposeful. The implications are life-changing. Bring a friend!


$20 per person

$50 max per family
Parent(s) + dependent children under 18

Recommended ages 12 and over.
Prices include light refreshments.

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Prof. Stuart Burgess

Professor of Design and Nature, Bristol University, UK.

Professor Burgess has held academic posts at Bristol University, Cambridge University and Liberty University in the USA. At Bristol University he was appointed Head of Department three times between 2004 and 2011. He has worked for the European Space Agency and was the lead designer for the solar array on the world’s largest civilian earth-observation spacecraft (Envisat). He also led the design and testing of the chain drive for the British Olympic Cycling Team who won a record six gold medals at the 2016 Rio Olympics. He was invited to exhibit this work at the Royal Society (National Academy of Sciences) in the UK in 2017 where it received national publicity. He has published over 160 scientific papers on the science of design in engineering and nature.

Dr Don Batten

B.Sc.Agr. (Hons 1), Ph.D.

Dr Don Batten worked for 20 years as a research horticulturalist with the NSW Department of Agriculture. His research included environmental adaptation of tropical/subtropical fruits, floral biology, floral induction, breeding, environmental physiology, plant taxonomy, and mineral nutrition. Don joined Creation Ministries International in 1994 and has spoken around the world on the creation issue, showing the errors in the evolutionary ideas he was taught. In early 2015 he became the Managing Director of CMI-Australia.


Dr Tas Walker

B.Sc. Hons (Geol.), Ph.D. (Eng)

Dr Tas Walker has been involved in the planning, design and operation of power stations for over 20 years with the electricity industry in Queensland, Australia. He has also been involved in the planning of a large hydro-electric development which required evaluation of geological conditions and their effect on dams, water reservoirs and underground power station structures.

Using his varied experience, Tas has developed a biblical geological model to connect geological structures in the field with biblical history. He and other creationist geologists are now applying this model to areas all over the the world.


Scot Devlin

B.Sc.Geo. Ind.(Hons 1)

Scot was born in the UK and decided to follow Christ at the age of 18. He has been privileged to minister in many countries including United Kingdom, France, Italy, Switzerland, Canada, Mexico, New Zealand, Australia, Kenya, Mozambique, South Africa, India, Nepal, and Brazil.

After witnessing the dramatic and positive effect of the Gospel in many different cultures, and the decline of the West as it abandons biblical values, Scot became emboldened to illuminate the ‘lies so clever that they sound like the truth’ (Eph 4:14) that keep people from knowing Christ.

During his university years, Scot was sponsored by Royal Dutch Shell to complete a degree in Geophysics at the University of Leeds. He has since worked in the civil engineering, oil and gas, and medical device industries. His interest in subsurface imaging has led him to publish research, apply for a patent, lead university field trips, and start a business with the help of a European government grant. Before joining CMI as a full-time Scientist and Speaker, Scot worked with neurosurgeons and neurologists to accurately image and navigate the human brain and spine.

A passionate evangelist, Scot is well able to connect with a broad range of audiences and engages effectively with young people in particular.

Conference details


Sunnybank District Baptist Church, 127 Nemies Road, Runcorn

Range of creation resources available


Time Title
12.00pm Registration Open
12.30pm Introduction

Prof. Stuart Burgess

The Designer World: How the World is Designed for Mankind

The talk will explain how the world has been specifically designed for the detailed needs of humans. Case studies will include air, water, food, materials, animals and beauty. The talk will present Bible verses that show God’s intention to make a world specifically for mankind. After this talk you will never view honey, chocolate, coffee and water in the same way.

Prof. Stuart BurgessThe Designer World: How the World is Designed for Mankind

Dr Tas Walker

The Gospel Purpose of Divine Design

Pervasive design, from the microscopic to the astronomical, points to the Designer and reveals something of his character: his power, wisdom, foresight, and provision, etc. But our world is suffering with disease, tsunamis, death, war, and the like. Why is it broken? Can it be fixed? Design prompts us to seek the Designer, to understand our world’s history, and to learn what He has done to redeem us. Design calls us to respond to our Maker and fulfil his design for our lives.

Dr Tas WalkerThe Gospel Purpose of Divine Design

Dr Don Batten

Dealing with Arguments against a Divine Designer

Design is ‘writ large’ in the creation, but divine design demands a Divine Designer, and that is unacceptable to the proud sinner. So how does the ‘educated’ design denier manage to subvert the argument from design? And what is wrong with their arguments?

Dr Don BattenDealing with Arguments against a Divine Designer
3.00pm Break

Scot Devlin

Design of the Cosmos: Astronomical Evidence for Creation

Recent observations in astronomy strain naturalistic attempts to explain the origin of the galaxies, stars and our solar system beyond credulity. Planetary systems orbiting other stars are radically different from our own. Are these things products of blind chance or evidence for Divine Design?

Scot DevlinDesign of the Cosmos: Astronomical Evidence for Creation

Prof. Stuart Burgess

Refusing to be Silenced on Biblical Creation

The talk explains how a leading scientist has refused to stop speaking up for biblical creation despite many attempts by atheists to stop him. The talk explains why atheists are so fearful of any scientists questioning evolution and it explains how God has protected him in his job. It also gives his personal testimony and includes the designing of the fastest bike.

Prof. Stuart BurgessRefusing to be Silenced on Biblical Creation
5.00pm Break
5.20pm Q&A—All Speakers
6.00pm Close