AMERICAN SCIENTIFIC AFFILIATION - CANADIAN SCIENTIFIC & CHRISTIAN AFFILIATION
VOLUME 19, NUMBER 2
FORWARD WITH ALL DELIBERATE SPEED--ALMOST
Wouldn't you know? Just as we make our Great Leap Forward into "appropriate technology" to beat escalation of commercial printing costs, we trip over "the human
factor." An onset of unexpected events in the editor's family caused the delay, not
the new offset press in the Elgin office. Maybe this goof was one of those famous
disguised blessings, giving Bill Sisterson and Doris Parker time to tinker with the
new toy before turning out our first indigenous issue. Machines don't have families,
but they do have a lot of working parts that can get out of whack.
If an editing machine is ever invented, maybe it'll have a special "apologizer circuit"
built in. The deadline we usually shoot for, by the way, is to mail Newsletter copy
to Elgin before the first day of the month of issue. Thus for the June/July issue
we expect to complete the copy during the last week of May. News items that reach
Berkeley by May 25th will make it into the next issue, subject to space limitations
(and that human factor, of course).
THERE'S A LOT GOING ON
Our Executive Secretary could probably fill up this issue by himself, so we'll leave
as much room as we can for his NOTES FROM THE ELGIN OFFICE.
We know that the Call for Papers for the 1977 ANNUAL MEETING at NYACK COLLEGE,
AUGUST 12-15, has been mailed out. In fact, the deadline for submitting an abstract
was April 15. With a good program of submitted papers, plus an outstanding main
speaker (Professor Ken Pike, linguist from the U. of Michigan and the Summer Institute of Linguistics), plus a location in the New York City area but out of its
Congestion--this will be a great meeting to attend, even from as far away as
California. See you there (Deo volente--et factor humanis non discombooberatusl)
Most members should have received two other items to act upon. One is an opportunity
to Shift payment of our dues from the last quarter of the calendar year to any other
quarter. With dues payments spread evenly throughout the year, work in the national
office will be more efficient and "cash flow" should keep up with monthly expenses.
For the individual member, this plan can offer relief from that feeling of being
"billed to debt" at year's end.
Another opportunity is for recruitment of student members at both Christian colleges
and secular universities through provision of "scholarships" for their first dues
payment (at the bargain student rate of $5 per year). Such an experiment, tried
last year on Christian campuses alone, brought 114 new members into the Affiliation.
We welcome these young people and hope they will continue in fellowship with us
throughout their scientific careers. Now let's go fishing again (Matt 4:19).
BACK FROM RECENT ISSUES
The Illinois office of Student Action for Christ, Inc., which we mentioned two
issues ago is the national office. SAC is "primarily an evangelistic and discipleship ministry for high school students," according to Tim Hastings, in charge of
SAC publications. After reading our blurb, Tim offered to send any ASA/CSCA member
a free copy of Active Christians in Education, "published quarterly to help teachers
bring their instruction under the Lordship of Jesus Christ." Articles suggest ways
to include the Christian world view in the public classroom and use the Bible and
other Christian documents as resources. "One goal is to uphold the teaching of the
Creation model of origins in the public classroom." Each issue contains an article
by the SAC legal staff on the rights and opportunities of Christian teachers. To
obtain your copy, write: Student Action for Christ, Inc., 115 E. Poplar St., West
Frankfort, IL 62896.
E. Robert Ashworth, assistant to the director of information processing at Southern
Illinois U. at Carbondale, responded to our question about bearing each other's
burdens. Bob thinks Elgin could relay requests for prayer or other help from members
to small subsets of the membership, who could pray for the burdened member and correspond directly to see if follow-up action were called for. A local section might
form a natural subset. Bob even offered his computer expertise if such a service
grew large enough to require automatic procedures for quick replies. He says that in
large-scale operations like the Billy Graham or Oral Roberts efforts, about 95 percent of incoming requests fit into categories already coded for response. (Of
course, with enough functioning local sections, the best solution would be local
support groups" upholding local members and their work in prayer. The small prayer
group that has meant so much to me this past month has one other ASA member and two
Everett R. Irish thanked us for mentioning his work on vitrification of commercial
nuclear wastes at Battelle Northwest Labs, but insists that the NBC television
program we referred to in the same item was too biased to be called a "documentary."
Everett sent us a copy of the formal test to NBC from the Atomic Industrial Forum,
correcting over a dozen serious factual errors. Of the "little known facts" from
that letter, one jumped out at me: Wastes generated by nuclear power (the subject
of the NBC program) represent only one percent of the wastes from U.S. military
nuclear production. (That should make me feel better about nuclear power, I know,
but mostly it made me think about nuclear Armageddon--Ed.)
HUMANISTS PRODUCE A DOCTRINAL STATEMENT
Several readers have called attention to a recent statement issued by the American
Humanist Association affirming evolution as a science. The 650-word statement,
signed by 179 prominent scientists, educators, and religious leaders,'is being sent
to major school districts in the U.S. to encourage opposition to "equal time" laws
pending in several states, and to reject the concept that evolution is a tenet of
Via religion of secular humanism"--grounds on which special creationists often back
The statement appeared in the Jan/Feb issue of Humanist along with 18 pages of supporting articles.
Alton Everest sent us an article about it from the L.A. Times
which included a response by Henry Morris of the Institute for Creation Research
that "evolution is a belief rather than a scientific principle." Mack Goldsmith sent us a write-up from Science
News 85, 111 (Feb. 5, 1977), saying "A A! The ARA
puts out a doctrinal statement claiming their position is scientific but not a
Among those signing the AHA statement were Isaac Asimov, Barry Commoner, Linus
Pauling, Max Delbruck, and James Watson. Obviously all U.S. scientists with religious beliefs don't belong in the ASA. The ASA (and CSCA) is for theists who take
the biblical doctrine of creation seriously--no matter how firmly established they
may think evolution is as a scientific principle.
LINK-CARE'S FLYING PSYCHOLOGIST
Link-Care Foundation of Fresno, California, offers a number of programs to provide
psychological help to missionary candidates and to returned missionaries. Last fall
Link-Care tried serving missionaries on the field in Latin America. Executive
director Stanley E. Lindquist was able to counsel almost 3,000 persons in group
seminars or as individuals or families in Mexico, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Colombia,
Venezuela, Surinam, and various Caribbean islands. Missionaries appreciated seminars on "Developing Richer Interpersonal Relations" and "Psychological Factors in
Management" which emphasized practical guidelines for daily living over inspirational
aspects. Response was overwhelmingly positive, says Stan, and Link-Care has since
received five new requests from groups in Latin America and three for Europe. The
three-month trip exhausted Stan and Ingrid and depleted Link-Care's funds. The
Lindquists recovered quickly but contributions will have to supply new funds if
such seminars are to be offered again. Only about 10 percent of the cost of the
1976 seminars was borne by the missionary groups served. Link-Care's address is
1734 W. Shaw Ave., Fresno, CA 93711.
CAN ANY GOOD THING COME OUT OF TOBACCO?
You bet. Donald W. De Jong works for the Tobacco Research Lab of the Mid-Atlantic
Area of the U.S.-Dept. o Agriculture in Oxford, North Carolina. At the American Chemical Society meeting in New Orleans in March, Don gave a paper on "Protein
Content of Tobacco," discussing the prospects for recovery of protein for human consumption from tobacco leaves, using a new process developed and patented by
"Fraction-I protein" is prevalent in green plants but so far has been extracted
readily only from tobacco and alfalfa. The tasteless and odorless tobacco protein
has a nutritional value comparable to milk and superior to soybean protein, based
on amino acid analysis. When the new "homogenized leaf curing" process is used,
fraction-1 protein precipitates from a slurry of ground-up leaves as a gel resembling tofu (soybean curd), already a staple food in many Asian countries. USDA
scientists estimate that from 2 to 19 percent of tobacco acreage yield could be
transformed into the edible protein.
Some of us who breathe a lot might rejoice more in this discovery if we thought
the rest of the leaf would then become unusable for cigarette manufacture. No,
Don says, it's the other way around. Removing the protein actually cuts down on
the odor and the production of toxic substances when the cigarette is smoked. Well,
people who smoke a lot may be glad to hear that. (Too bad the economics make
growing tobacco for its protein content alone unfeasible; that might have been easier
than getting tobacco farmers to switch to soybeans--Ed.)
A GOOD IDEA FOR NEXT YEAR
Cornell University has an interdisciplinary program on Science, Technology, &
Society with postdoctoral stipends for people in various disciplines to study the
interactions of science and technology with society. This year they sought a biological scientist and a social scientist as well as a
humanist and a lawyer. Some
young ASA/CSCA doctoral candidates should be considering this opportunity for future
years. Application deadline for 1977-78 was April 1 with awards announced April 15.
For application information, contact: Professor Stuart M. Brown, Jr., Associate
Director, Program on Science, Technology, & Society, Cornell University, 628 Clark
Hall, Ithaca, NY 14853.
James Oliver Buswell, Jr., died February 3, 1977, in Quarryville, Pennsylvania, at
the age of 82. He had served as the third president of Wheaton College from 1926
to 1940, then taught at Faith Theological Seminary and served as president of Shelton
College for 16 years and as dean of Covenant Theological Seminary for 14 years. In
addition to an A.B. from Minnesota, B.D. from McCormick, M.A. from the U. of Chicago,
and Ph.D. from NYU, he held three honorary doctorates. His best known book, Systematic Theology of the Christian Religion (Zondervan,..1964), is something of a monument to his personal integration of scholarship and devotion to Jesus Christ. He was
a Fellow of the ASA, having become a member early in our Affiliation's history.
He was a staunch defender of the faith but also a warm and delightful person. (I probably recall every exchange of views I ever had with Dr. Buswell, because in both
intellect and spirit he was such a powerffil person. After one public exchange he
asked me to meet him for breakfast, no doubt to straighten me out on some doctrinal
points. 'When I arrived I found him reading--in Greek--one of the classical philosophers,
so our conversation began with the most animated critique of that author's
ideas. My arguments then received the same intense scrutiny. Later, his son Jame 0.
Buswell III quoted his father's reaction to our breakfast conversation:
"He's wrong, of course, but that young fellow really loves the Lord" Somehow, I
felt I had come off better than at least one ancient Greek philosopher--Ed.) Besides
son Jim, now on the ASA Executive Council, Dr. Buswell is survived by his wife Helen,
two daughters, and another son.
A1len J. Harder died February 28, 1977, at home in Kansas City, Missouri, at the
age of 34. According to his widow, Julia L. Harder, Allen died at the end of a
"long but patient struggle to live abundantly in a body increasingly limited by
the growth of a brainstem tumor. We praise God for His mercy in allowing Allen to
remain at home, relatively free from physical pain, and that Allen is at last with
our Lord and Savior." Allen received a B.S. in physics from Wheaton and a Ph.D.
in the history and philosophy of science from Indiana University. He had taught
at Lycoming College in Pennsylvania before becoming an assistant professor at Iowa
State University in Ames. (Our paths crossed briefly before I left ISU in 1972,
rejoicing that God had sent Allen as a witness in the philosophy department there.
He was an articulate spokesman for Jesus Christ as well as for his own philosophical ideas--Ed.) He had been a member of ASA for about ten years and had contributed reviews and at least one article to the Journal. He was born in Peoria, IL.
Besides his wife Julia, he is survived by his parents in Kansas City and a sister
PEOPLE LOOKING FOR POSITIONS
Keith B. Vennum (U.S. Army Hospital Wurzburg, APO New York 09801) looks forward to settling down to the clinical practice of anesthesia in the southeastern
part of the U.S. He leaves the Army as a major in September 1977 but may do a
six-month tour of missionary duty in a church-related hospital in Swaziland, Africa, first.
Keith has a B.A. in biology from Trevecca Nazarene College in Tennessee and an M.D.
from the U. of Florida. He has a Florida medical license and board certification
with American Board of Anesthesiology and American College of Anesthesia. His wife
Judy has a master's degree and they have a daughter born in 1976. Keith is a member
of the Christian Medical Society.
E. Robert Ashworth (511 Eason Dr., Carbondale, IL 62901) seeks a position in higher
education, institutional research, data processing, or an administrative function.
He is presently assistant professor of electrical sciences & systems engineering at
Southern Illinois U. Bob has a B.S. in M.E. and an M.S. in statistics from Purdue,
a Ph.D. in higher education from SIU. He has taught at Oklahoma State, Auburn, and
Tuskegee, has some industrial and consulting experience, studied programming languages under a NATO grant in France in 1966, and was visiting professor at Westfalische
Wilhelm Institute in Munster, West Germany, in summer 1975. His publications include
technical papers on computers and simulation, and chapters in two books. He has
served on the American Baptist Campus Ministry Board at SIU. Bob is married, has
Vincent Brach (Box 142, Centenary College, Shreveport, LA 71104; phone 318-869-5211
weekdays) describes himself as a "young, Bible-believing biologist with twin specialties in terrestrial vertebrate ecology and arthropod social behavior, who seeks a
college or university position where bold Christian witness is consistent with college
goals." Centenary geGlogist Daniel Tucker suggested that Vincent advertise his availability through the Newsletter. Vincent has a B.S. from USC and Ph.D. from the U. of
Miami in Florida. Before going to Centenary he was a research affiliate at the Archbold Biological Station of the American Museum of Natural History in Lake Placid,
Florida. He has presented papers at the lst International Congress of Systematic
and Evolutionary Biology and at the 94th Congress of the American Ornithological
Union, and has about a dozen scientific publications. In his position as assistant
professor of biology at Centenary, Vincent feels he helped to upgrade the freshman
biology lab into a course better than many university courses. Unfortunately,
students who suddenly had to work for matks began dropping his section. That, plus
some negative reaction from non-Christian faculty to his straightforward witness,
led to Vincent's being fired in February. Is there a Christ-centered college with
a position for this brother in Christ?
Timothy J. Johnson (108 W. Davis, Luling, TX 78648) seeks an industrial opening as a
chemist, or a junior college or college teaching position. Timothy received his M.S.
in chemistry from Texas A&M University in 1975.
Kwok-Wai Lam (15 Crystal Lane, Latham, NY 12110), research associate professor of
biochemistry and ophthalmology at Albany Medical College, Albany, New York, has a
strong desire to teach in a Christian college. Bruce Hacker suggested he try our
Newsletter. Lam says "I felt I should achieve a good research record before beginning a full-time teaching career. It has
taken me almost 20 years since my graduation from a Baptist college in 1957, but my desire to return to a Christian school
has been increasing in recent years." After a B.S. from East Texas Baptist College,
he received his Ph.D. from the U. of Pittsburgh and worked at the NIH in Maryland
(1963-66) and the Retina Foundation in Boston (1966-73) before going to Albany. He
received an NIH Career Development Award in 1967 and has been principal investigator
on a number of NIH and NSF grants. He has over a dozen publications on oxidative
phosphorylation and over two dozen on clinical research.
Dana M. Radcliffe (2704 Epworth #7, Hays KS 67601) seeks a position teaching philosophy. His areas of specialization are analytic philosophy, ethics, epistemology,
and Kierkegaard; he also feels competent to teach the history of philosophy, logic,
and philosophy of religion. Dana, a friend of J. D. Stewart, has worked with IVCF
at Yale and at th6 U. of Kansas. Dana's B.A. is from Fort Hays Kansas State College
and M.Phil. from Yale. He expects his Ph.D. in philosophy from Yale in the fall of
1977. His dissertation is on "The Indirect Communication of Ethical Values."
POSITIONS LOOKING FOR PEOPLE
University of Toronto in Ontario needs an assistant or associate professor of anatomy
to teach gross anatomy to medical and premedical students and to engage in research,
preferably embryological. Address the chairman of the search committee, Dr. Ian M.
Taylor, Dept. of Anatomy, U. of T., Medical Sciences Bldg., Toronto, Ontario M5S 1A8,
Canada. (Received 12 Feb. 1977)
Wheaton College in Illinois has two openings in biology for 1977-78. One is a oneyear appointment as visiting professor of biology, teaching introductory college
botany, ecology, ethology, and environmental science. The other is a permanent
position as laboratory associate, whose duties will include preparation of materials
for lab sections, responsibility for purchase orders, receiving and distributing supplies, and instruction in the introductory labs. Requirements are a B.A. in biology,
organizational ability, and personality traits essential for working cooperatively
with both faculty and students. For details and application procedure for either
position, contact: Dr. Raymond H. Brand, Chairman, Dept. of Biology, Wheaton College,
Wheaton, IL 60187; phone 312-6 5008. (Received 21 Feb. 1977)
Biola College in California has a full-time position for a specialist to integrate
mental health concepts throughout the nursing program, with a minimum of a master's
degree in mental health nursing and recent clinical and teaching experience. "Each
faculty member at Biola is expected to have a commitment to the integration of faith
in one's own discipline." Contact Dr. Pat Kissell, Chairperson, Dept. of Baccalaureate Nursing, Biola College, 13800 Biola Ave., La Mirada, CA 90639; phone 213-9440351, ext. 305. (Received 25 Feb. 1977)
Wheaton College has a temporary faculty position in sociology, requiring "evidence of
stimulating teaching ability, personal commitment to Jesus Christ, and a Ph.D. degree
(preferred)." Courses to be taught could include principles of sociology, social
institutions, sociological theory, race & ethnic relations, social welfare, or human
sexuality. The person filling the position would also advise students and supervise
student practicum experience. Position opens on July 1 and responsibilities begin
Sept. 1. Letter of application, vita, and a list of references should be sent to:
Dr. Richard J., Stellway, Chairman, Dept. of Sociology and Anthropology, Wheaton
College, Wheaton, IL 60187. (Received 5 March 1977)
Asbury College in Kentucky has a full-time position in sociology for 1977-78. Ph.D.
in sociology (or a B.D.) preferred. Teaching areas include introductory sociology,
race & ethnic relations, urban sociology, and social problems. Asbury is "a fully
accredited independent liberal arts college that strives to offer an education of
excellence in a thoroughly Christian context. It seeks to achieve this by maintaining a synthesis
of the liberal arts tradition and the Christian faith as set
forth specifically in the doctrines of the Wesleyan-Arminian position." Present enrollment is 1250.
Send resum4 and request for further information to: Dr. Joseph A. Thacker, Chairman,
Div. of Social Sciences, Asbury College, Wilmore, KY 40-90. (Ric-eived 7 March 1977)
Calvin College in Michigan is looking for a qualified geologist to assist in developing and implementing a geology program. Preference is for a person with a Ph.D.
and some teaching experience. Send letters of application to: Dr. Vernon J. ' Ehlers,
Chairman, Dept. of Physics, Calvin College, Grand Rapids, MI 49506. (Rece ved 21
Wholistic Health Center in Illinois seeks physicians for church-related, fee-forservice, family health centers in Chicago western suburbs. "Competitive salary,
facilities, equipment, malpractice insurance included. A program of the U. of
Illinois at the Medical Center, Chicago/Abraham Lincoln School of Medicine/Dept. of
Preventive Medicine & Community Health." Contact: Bill Peterson, Director, Wholistic Health Center, 137 S. Garfield, Hinsdale, IL 60521; phone 312-986-5252.
(Received 23 March 1977)
A mini-conference on "The Biblical Language of Creation" was scheduled for March 26
at Wycliffe College of the U. of Toronto. Ian Taylor wrote that the section was
expecting a good attendance and that he was praying that the conference could be an
effective witness to colleagues at the University. Afternoon speakers were Professor
R. K. Harrison of Wycliffe College on "Creation Myths in Ancient Literature: The
Uniqueness of the Genesis Record" and Professor J. M. Houston of Regent College,
Vancouver, B.C., on "The Meaning of Creation and the Nature of Man." Evening speakers
were Houston on "The Nature of Man's Dominion and Stewardship in Creation" and Professor R. M. Longenecker of Wycliffe College on "The New Creation.'
Supper was provided at nominal charge. Registration was $7 for those who could
afford it, $3.50 for students and others on limited income.
We have a report on the February 12 symposium on "Dishonesty in Science" held at
Park Street Church in Boston, from Marlin Kreider of Worcester State College. He
reported an attendance of about 55, including a number of new people attracted by
radio and newspaper announcements. Marlin chaired the meeting, which began with an
invocation by Herman DeHaas. First speaker was John J. Davis, Gordon-Conwell Seminary theologian, on "The Biblical and Theological Basis for Honesty." The question
of honesty in science, Davis said, forces scientists to consider the fundamental
basis for honesty: the nature of God himself. The Christian scientist in particular
must reflect God's unchanging truth and righteousness. Robert Snow, Michigan State
University historian, discussed dishonesty as "A Social Disease of Science." Some
examples of institutional developments undermining the traditional scientific commitment to honesty since World War II were cited: expansion of graduate study, increasing costs of research, lowering of standards of publication--all illustrated by
recent problems in cancer research.
James Bruce, associate dean of electrical engineering at MIT, spoke on "Dishonesty
in Academic Life." He called oft Christians not to focus merely on national events
instead of the day-by-day challenge to be honest in our own work. Is our work always
our own? Do we represent our results fully? "He who is within us can give us the
strength to resist pressures that would tempt us to be dishonest." Finally, John
Osepchuk, Raytheon Corporation physicist, spoke on "Dishonesty in Industry and Government." After mentioning some examples of dishonesty in industry, John focused on the
growing social problem of technical misinformation which arises from incompetence,
self-deception, or downright charlatanry, and is aggravated by sensation-seeking
journalism. The general public's widespread misunderstanding of the hazards of electromagnetic radiation was illustrated with a number of examples, from the
E.L.F. (extremely low frequency) of high-voltage lines or the Navy's project Seafarer, to
microwave and even RF radiation. Recently this irrational perspective has resulted
in attacks on international missionary broadcasting, on the grounds that it poses a
radiation hazard to the environment--even though radiation levels are far below U.S.
safety standards. Christian scientists in particular, John emphasized, should be
using our expertise to help correct false information and restore a realistic
perspective to the general public.
NEW YORK METROPOLITAN We received a whole year's supply of news from the new secretary, Neil
E. Rigler of
Havens & Emerson, Ltd., with some additional notes from president Mike Sonnenburs
of Nyack College. Other officers are vice-president John Kramer of The King's College
and treasurer Donald Carr of Tom Skinner Associates. Also on t~e council for 1977 are
Harry Lubaksky, Joan Multhaup, and Linda Wanaselja. A major project of course is
preparing to host the 1977 ANNUAL MEETING at NYACK COLLEGE, AUGUST 13-15. Wheels
have been turning ever since ASA Executive Secretary Bill Sisterson met with the
section last October.
A section project we hadn't heard about involved helping the national equivalent
IVCF in Brazil finance distribution of a book on Questions of Science and Faith (in
Portuguese). The section also voted last year to purchase a copy of the Toronto
section's tape/slide presentation on "Creation and Evolution."
The spring meeting last year featured Bernard Ramm, professor at Eastern Baptist
Theological Seminary, speaking on "The Dilemmas of Decision Making in Medical Ethics"
and "The Dilemma of Death Created by Technological Medicine." The fall meeting
featured Lewis P. Bird, Eastern regional director of the Christian Medical Society,
on "The Nature and Meaning of Human Personhood" and "Deviance versus Variance in
Human Sexual Behavior." (Both of these speakers are highly recommended to other
local sections, by the way.)
One result of inviting IVCF representatives to a council meeting last year was
realization of the need to make meeting plans as much as a year in advance to avoid
conflicts and to be of greatest benefit to students. The spring meeting for.1977
was planned for March 19, featuring Purnell H. Benson of the Graduate,School of
Business Administration of Rutgers University. Purnell will speak on "Scientific
Study of the Bible: Stumbling Block to the Scientific Mind," and "Scientific Inquiry
into the Scriptures: Stepping Stones to Apprehending the Good News of Christ."
Glenn Kirkland's statistics of the March 26 meeting didn't include the number of
people who attended. He probably figured we could estimate from the fact that "three
dozen doughnuts and a gallon of cider were consumed." Next meeting is scheduled for
May 14, with Bernard Ramm as speaker.
By-laws for this rejuvenated section have now been approved by the members. They
say the best way to speed up mailing of notices is to buy Avery self-adhesive labels
for xerographic copiers, saving hours of time typing out addresses once a master list
is made up. Their last mailing was 125 but
to send out more than three
times that many notices for the May 14 meeting.
SAN DIEGO Instead of a cider-and-doughnut count, Jerry Albert sent us a full census of the
population at the February 26 meeting, where Harold Hartzler (emeritus professor of
mathematics and astronomy, Mankato State U., Minnesota) gave two lectures: "A total
of 25 different people heard the 2 lectures, with 19 at each. There were 14 ASA members (30% turnout) plus 3 of their wives, 5 students, and 1 member of the local
press. Three registrants indicated further interest in ASA and 2 application blanks
were handed out." Harold began each lecture with an explanation of ASA and a statement of what it has meant to him.
Harold's lecture on "Paradoxes in Mathematics and Christianity" described some common
paradoxes, then Russell's and Richard's mathematical paradoxes, finally listing 10
biblical paradoxes (such as Matthew 10:39, that we lose life by finding it, find it
by losing it.) Mathematical paradoxes contain contradictory statements and are problems of
definition. Scientific paradoxes (e.g., the dual nature of light) stem from
limited knowledge. Biblical paradoxes or paradoxes of Christianity (e.g., the trinity
vs. monotheism) are problems of interpretation or of limited knowledge or experience.
In "Faith and the Scientific Method," Harold listed articles of faith of scientists
(e.g., the universe is real, and orderly) and argued that although scientists make
human mistakes, they are basically honest and try to do a good job, in spite of
disagreements. Many scientists (including the speaker) have been Christian believers,
and parallels can be drawn between the kind of faith scientists have and Christian
faith (with reference to Hebrews 11).
SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA Moving up the west coast on his lecture tour, Harold Hartzler
spent several days in
the Bay area. The official section meeting was held at Stanford University on March
19, with Harold speaking on "A Christian Interpretation of Science." Stanford professor Dick Bube lined up several other speaking engagements for Harold in the Palo
Alto area, but engagements in the East Bay didn't work out. Walt Hearn was forced to
cancel arrangements in Berkeley when he and his wife Ginny had to go to Wisconsin
for several weeks on the death of Ginny's mother.
Four of the five council members are up for replacement this year, so it is a time
of transition for the section. A disappointment was cancellation of the northern
California IVCF faculty conference in February, at which Charles Hummel was to speak,
for lack of advance registrations. That conference has usually brought many ASA
Jim W. Alley of Hillaborough, New Brunswick, expresses appreciation for the way
Affiliation publications keep him up to date on "what is going on in the scientific
world and its relationship to the biblical realm." Jim serves as pastor of two
churches, Weldon-Salem United Baptist, in New Brunswick.
Richard S. Barnett is a geologist with the Oil & Gas Division of J. M. Huber Corporation in Houston, Texas. Richard lives in Missouri City on the outskirts of Houston.
He is interested in inspirational Christian writing and has been breaking into print.
He sent us a recent article of his from Herald of Holiness magazine and another from
National Review. He's also working on an inspirational book that will make use of
his geological background.
John C. Bellum of Rochester, New York, is praising God for all that has happened to
E!;_r7e_cently. Last summer he completed his Ph.D. work in the Dept. of Physics at
the U. of Florida, working on the University's Quantum Theory Project in the fields
of atomic & molecular physics and chemical physics. Then in December 1976 he
a postdoctoral position In the Dept. of Chemistry at the U. of Rochester, and to top
It all off, on March 19 John married Debbie Addeo.
Norman F. Brockmeier of Glen Ellyn, Illinois, has been, promoted to senior research
engineer by Amoco Chemicals Corporation. Norm works in the Polymer Process Design
and Economics Division at the Amoco Research Center in Naperville. After receiving
a B.S. in ChE from Cornell and a Ph.D. from M.I.T., Norm taught chemical engineering
at the U. of Texas for five years before joining Amoco in 1971.
James 0. Buswell III of Wheaton College in Illinois presented a paper on "The Image
"~Tf-God_in the Nature of Humanity" at the Midwestern Section of the Evangelical Theological Society on March 25. Jim's anthropological paper was responded to by theologians Harold 0. J. Brown and John Gerstner, and by sociologist
Zondra Lindblade and biologist Albert Smith, both of Wheaton College. Another paper on the program
was "Radioactivity, the Fall, and the Age of the Earth and Man" by Marvin L. Lubenow
of Fort Collins, Colorado. Debate continued on the "biblical inerrancy" question,
stemming from the decision at the national ETS meeting a few months earlier not to
change the Society's statement of belief. Controversy had been triggered by comments
in Harold Lindsell's The Battle for the Bible, and by Richard H. Bube's petition
asking ETS either to define "inerrant" or substitute some other term such as "authoritative" in its statement.
John B. Cannon has moved from postdoctoral work at U.C. San Diego to DeKalb, Illinois,where
he is instructor in chemistry at Northern Illinois U. He is teaching biochemistry and doing research on heme proteins.
Gary Vanderkooi, on the chemistry faculty
spotted the ASA membership on his Curriculum Vitae and got together with him for
fellowship during John's interview trip last summer. John is encouraged by what the
Lord is doing on the NIU campus, including a faculty Bible study.
Thomas A. H. Crossman of Westtbrook, Maine, is president-elect of the Maine Employment
Counselors Association and will serve as president in 1978. Tom, whose B.A. is in
psychology and M.S. is in secondary guidance, is a member-at-large of the Executive
Committee of MECA.
Ernest D. Fraser has become research officer in the Survey Research Section of the
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation in Ottawa, Ontario. After his B.A. in sociology
from U. of New Brunswick, Ernest went to U. of Waterloo for an M.A. (thesis on
"Labour Relations in Professional Sport" with special reference to the National
Hockey League), then worked 18 months for the Canadian Dept. of Defence before
Gail Magnuson received her B.A., in anthropology from Wheaton College in November
and married John A. Hutchinson on Dec. 18, 1976. Gail Hutchinson of Osterville,
Massachusetts, and her husband John have both been accepted for translation work by
Wycliffe Bible Translators/Summer Institute of Linguistics, and are scheduled to
head overseas in the summer of 1978, after two years of preparation.
Ronald G. Johnpon is spending this academic year as visiting research associate
professor of radiation biophysics at the U. of Kansas in Lawrence. Ron is on leave
from his position as associate professor of physics at Malone College, Canton, Ohio.
John W. Jenkins of Windsor, Ontario, is vice-president for technical affairs of
Wyeth Ltd., a Canadian pharmaceutical house. John, a chemist, currently chairs a
committee of the Canadian Pharmaceutical Manufacturers Association to draw up industry guidelines for premises and equipment. He is excited about his travels in
Bible lands with LeTourneau College Tours. Last spring he saw the sites of the
11seven churches" (Rev. 1:4) in Turkey, plus Israel, Rome, and Pompei. This spring
he will visit Ur, Nineveh, Babylon, Petra, and other archaeological sites. John
felt he was "carrying coals to Newcastle" when a Michigan Bnai Brith group asked
him to give a slide-illustrated talk on Israel.
James C. Kennedy has been associate professor of pathology at Queen's University,
Kingston, Ontario, and research associate of the National Cancer Institute of Canada,
investigating tumor/host relationships. This spring Jim becomes associate professor
in the Dept. of Therapeutic Radiology to work full-time on possible uses of hematoporphyrin phototherapy as a research associate of the Ontario Cancer Treatment &
Research Foundation. John was recently invited to Japan by the Princess Takamatsu
Cancer Research Fund. He was able to participate in a meeting of the Japanese
equivalent of IVCF, where he greatly appreciated the cross-cultural Christian fellowship in spite of language difficulties. The meeting was bilingual (Japanese and
Mandarin) so Jim had a Japanese interpreter whispering into one ear and a Chinese
interpreter whispering into the other!
David Kapusinski is assistant professor of psychology at Bluffton College, Bluffton,
Ohio, and a doctoral candidate at the U. of Akron. David has explored methodological
problems in "Evaluation of Driving-While-Intoxicated Programs" and published a paper
with that title in Journal of Studies on Alcohol (Nov. 1976). He has just been
awarded the 1977 C. Henry Smith Peace Lectureship to explore human aggression at the
individual, group, and international level. The Peace Lectureship, named for a former
professor of history at Bluffton and Goshen colleges, provides a $1,500 stipend and
a month off of teaching to a professor chosen from the two Mennonite colleges. Results of the peace study are communicated annually in a fall lecture series at
Mennonite colleges across the U.S. David will explore how training by the church to
parents and children can be modified to reduce aggression and enhance "helping
Glenn I. Kirkland of Bethesda, Maryland, works for the Applied Physics Laboratory of
Johns Hopkins University. Glenn doesn't tell us much about his own work, but he has
become one of the Newsletter's most faithful reporters. In addition to his official
reports of the Washington-Baltimore local section, Glenn sends us much personal news
of ASA people in the D.C. area.
William D. Lauesen of Sunnyvale, California, is employed by Stanford University
Hospital. Bill graduated from Stanford in June 1976 (B.S., M.S. in industrial engineering; B.A. in economics), spent the summer in the Lord's service, was interviewed for a number of jobs, then found the Lord answering his prayers fully in
September with interesting work and desirable working conditions at Stanford Hospital.
Titus Lehman of Lebanon, Pennsylvania, is grateful for his work as a member of a
treatment team helping mentally and emotionally disabled people, which also postpones
retirement for Titus. His service as part-time landlord for a small nonprofit rooming house keeps his income tax low and his conscience clear about not financing
government military programs. Titus is one of several ASA members who,wonder if some
kind of controlled investigation on the effects of prayer might be in order.
prayer saving our planet from human disaster? Is there evidence that it can sustain
God's children despite probable disaster?
Paulette Levantine, a student at Fuller Seminary in Pasadena, California, still signs
her name that way, although she married fellow student Sam Playfair on July 10, 1976.
They both expect to complete M.A. degrees by December 1977, recoup their finances,
and then spend a year or so in Israel. Paulette took Hebrew last quarter, so she's
on her way.
Roland Lindh of Fort Washington, Pennsylvania, is well into his second career at age
40. Roland worked 11 years in industry, in math, programming, and chemistry, then
entered Westminster Theological Seminary, where he is now finishing a two-year
M.A.R. degree. At Westminsters he's had a chance to study under
Robert Knudsen (former ASA
executive council member) in courses related to science and epistemology. He works
part time for Computer Science Corporation and hopes to go to the Netherlands on an
assignment for them in the near future. Roland would like to serve the Lord in some
capacity in Europe.
Paul N. McKowen has moved from Richmond to Fremont, California, where he is pastor of
Irvington United Presbyterian Church. Paul sent us copies of two of the 66 sermons
in his series on "Great Texts of the Bible." He's preaching his way through the
Bible (although not in canonical order), with one sermon for each book of the Bible
based on a notable text from that book. His sermon on 2 Peter, based on 1:19 and
preached the first Sunday after Epiphany, began by contrasting God's "manifestation"
with Marx's Manifesto. That seems to be a stimulating way to place the whole Bible
before a congregation and bring all parts of it to life.
F. Joseph Mills, Jr., optometrist from Lansing, Michigan, who has been spending the
winter in i-ephyrId-11s, Florida, has some sober news to report. His illness was
improperly diagnosed as hiatal hernia early in 1976, then recognized as adeno-carcinoma of the junction of the esophagus and stomach. Almost a year now since surgical
removal of the affected segment, Joe has been fighting the "standard but personal
battle" against metastasis into coeliac lymphatics. He is grateful for cobalt radiation and 5-fluorouracil therapy, but most of all for God's help and the prayers and
help of God's people.
Robert L. Shacklett is on sabbatical leave from Cal State Fresno after nine years in
university administration, the last one as acting dean of graduate studies. Being
back into physics and teaching he finds much more interesting than paper-pushing.
He expects to teach a course in "psychophysics" next fall, so has been exploring
possible relationships between "psi" and physical theory. Bob says the implications
are mind-boggling," but his own mind remains sufficiently unboggled for him to serve
as a partner in NS Electronics Company of Fresno, on whose stationery he wrote to us.
(Beware of overmuch moonlighting!" psa id Igh, with a psigh--Ed.)
Michael J. Sonnenberg, assistant professor of biology at Nyack College, Nyack, New
York (where the next ANNUAL MEETING will be held, AUGUST 12-15), taught a course in
"Winter Ecology" in Nyack's January Winterim term. After two-and-a-half weeks of
concentrated study of ecological principles, Mike took his class to Stowe, Vermont,
for intensive laboratory experience. They studied sampling techniques to discover
species diversity and dominance with regard to latitude and altitude, especially on
north- and south-facing slopes. Analyzing snow samples, they picked up cross-country
ski skills, a sense of balance, and physical endurance in the process. Mike felt
that the informal discussions and small-group dynamics allowed for "a rich development in the Christian walk."
J. D. Stewart, currently finishing his M.A. in vertebrate paleontology at the U. of
Kansas, was co-author with Larry D. Martin of a paper on "Teeth in Ichthxornis (Class:
Aves)" in Science 195, 1331 (1977). J. D. would like to correspond with others interested in paleontology from a Christian perspective. His address is Dyche Museum of
Natural History, U. of Kansas, Lawrence, KS 66045. He is hoping to attend Regent
College this summer and to begin Ph.D. work at U. C. Berkeley in 1978.
Nicholas J. Tavani, Jr., of Tantallon, Maryland, formerly president of Pine Crest
Rble Institute, is a professor at George Mason University. Besides his B.D., Nick
has a Ph.D. in sociology from the U. of Maryland, and leads church couple retreats
on "Dynamics of Living Together" and student conferences on "Paradigms of Love."
According to our Washington correspondent Glenn Kirkland, Nick spoke at a seminary
series on "Christian Sexuality" at National Presbyterian Church in D. C. this March.
Ian M. Taylor was recently awarded tenure in his post in the Dept. of Anatomy of
medical faculty at the U. of Toronto, Ontario. When we heard from him he was awaiting word from the Canadian Medical Research Council about continued
funding of his research on the developing heart. Ian has been studying the pacing and conducting
tissue especially, from ultrastructural, histochemical, and teratogenic viewpoints
all at once. Ian is from Manchester, England, but has landed immigrant status in
Charles B. Thaxton moved from the Boston area last fall to Dallas, Texas, where he
serves on the staff of Probe Ministries International. Charlie has had several opportunities to speak on university campuses in Probe's "Christian
Update Forums" relating the gospel of Jesus Christ to classroom subject matter. At Oklahoma State and the U.
of Northern Colorado, for instance, he lectured on "Violence, Psychotechnology, and
the Moral Crisis." Charlie's Ph.D. is in chemistry, but his horizons have been broadened considerably, especially by a stay at L'Abri Fellowship
David Tidd is a philosophy major at San Diego State U., California, who learned of
ASA through taking Fred Jappe a course on science and religion at Mesa Community
College. David is active in a Christian student group called "Acts 17" that studies
religious cults (such as TM, Moonism, Mormonism, etc.), writes papers on them, and
distributes them to expose the differences between them and biblical Christianity.
On April 26, David is scheduled to moderate a debate at SDSU between two biology
professors and Henry Morris and Duane Gish, both of the Institute for Creation Research in San Diego. (We're not sure of the exact topic but
I bet we can guess the general subject of the debate--Ed.)
Aldert van der Ziel is back at the Electrical Engineering Dept. of the U. of Minnesota,
Minneapolis, after spending fall quarter at the U. of Florida. This academic year,
two books by Aldert have been published by Wiley-Interscience: Noise in Measurement
in August 1976 and Nonlinear Electronic Circuits in February 10-7. -
A. James Wagner of Springfield, Virginia, a meteorologist with the U.S. Weather Bur-e-au, is also a member of the steering committee of the
Whole World Seminary, which
began last September with about a dozen students. The seminary aims for a four-year
M-Div. program, running continuously throughout the year with classes meeting in the
evening and on weekends. It is set up for those with employment and family obligations who seek to respond to the Lord's call into
the gospel ministry. Location is just outside the National Capitol Beltway at 10922 Vale
Road, Oakton, VA 22124. Contributions to this new enterprise would be welcome, Jim says, especially of suitable books for the library. (Thanks to
Glenn Kirkland for the scoop.)
Washam began graduate study in combustion in the Mechanical Engineering School of Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana, in January.
Roy received his B.S.E. in engineering science at the U. of North Carolina in December
William W. Watts of The King's College, Briarcliff Manor, New York, was appointed
Ti-rector-of a Title III project in Institutional Development at the college, funded
by an HEW grant to a consortium of 55 small colleges. Now he's busy computerizing
John P. Williams, Jr., associate professor of sociology at Marion College, Marion,
Indiana, is oordi7n-ating Marion's participation in that same HEW Institutional Development Project. John and his wife Carol periodically
lead Family Life Conferences.
John T. Meyers, 3650 W. Palmaire, Phoenix, AZ 85021 MNS - Physics
Monika Muller-Eberhard, 425 University Ave. #5, Davis, CA 95616 Student
Keung L. Luke, CA State Univ., Long Beach, CA 90840 PhD - Nuclear Engr. & Physics
Foster E. Williams, 1325 Altschul Ave., Menlo Park, CA 94025 DMin - Parish Ministry
William T. Yates, 1911 Arlene Avenue, Oxnard, CA 93030 BS - Physics
Mark M. Hanna, 534 Princeton Place, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
Charles E. White, 12532 Del Rey Drive, Santa Ana, CA 92705 BSc - Aero. Eng.
Jack Engel, 1057 La Vista Road, Santa Barbara, CA 93110
Walter Tordoff, Dept. Biol. Sci., CA State College, Turlock, CA 95380 PhD - Zoology
John C. Faul, 5290 E. Yale Circle, Denver, CO 80222 MD - Medicine
Catherine D. Lambert, 410 Dewey St., 306-E, Tallahassee, FL 32304 Student
Thomas J. Davidson, Jr., 94-310 Puuwepa Pl., Mililani Town, HI 96789 PhD - Soil Chem.
Alfred R. Barrow, Suite 343, Millikin Court, 132 S. Water St., Decatur, IL MEd
Orville Northstrum, 1112 Juniper Lane, Mt. Prospect, IL 60056 BS - M.E.
Arthur Byers, 2081~ Lincoln St., Lafayette, IN 47904 BS Chemistry
Gary L. Hedges, 1907 Poplar, Terre Haute, IN 47807 MS Physio.
John W. Vogel, 1008 Elm St., Grinnell, IA 50112 PhD - Applied Math.
Paul M. Sloan, 729 No. 6th St., Sterling, KS 67579 PhD - Soc.
Harry Balukjian, 13210 Greenmount Ave., Beltsville, MD 20705 MS11E - M.E.
V. S. Kennedy, Horn Point Environmental Labs., Box 775, Cambridge, MD 21613
Betty W. Ashley, 4627 Solomons Island Rd., Harwood, MD 20776 AB - Biol. Sci.
Robert L. Jones, RD #2, Box 200, Red Pump Road, Rising Sun, TID 21911 BS - Biology
Robert S. Kroeger, 19 Kenwood Parkway, St. Paul, MN 55105 BS - Physics
Joan G. Ahart, 2715 Southwest Trail, St. Joseph, MO 64506 MS - Vet Pub. Health
Barlane R. Eichbaum, 12065 Stoney Brook Dr., Reno, NE 89511 PhD - Chem. Eng.
David Hillman, 10 Donald St., Bloomfield, N. J. 07003 Student
Elizabeth Sherman, 13 Roosevelt Rd., Maplewood, N.J. 07040 Student
Bruce Hedman, 16-03 Hunter's Glen, Plainsboro, N.J. 08536 MA - Math
Joan Marshall, 353 Black Oak Ridge Rd., Wayne, N.J. 07470 MA - Science
Patricia K. Townsend, 193 Mt. Vernon, Amherst, N.Y. 14226 PhD - Anthropology
Pushpamangalam. Thomas, 2775 Reservoir Avenue, Bronx, N.Y. 10468
Walter Nagel, Chem. Dept. S.U.C., Oneonta, N.Y. 13820 PhD - Biochemistry
E. T. McMullen, 2428 Brown Bark Drive, Dayton, OH 45431 MS - Eng. Adm.
Michael J. O'Neill, Box 314, New Knoxville, OH 45871 Student
Jim MacDonald, 131 Meade Street, Ashland, OR 97520 Student
Howard L. Landis, Messiah College, Grantham, PA 17027 EdD - Counseling
Thomas J. Pasquarello, Box 59, Grantham, PA 17027 BA - Biology
Joseph V. Stehle, Box 1283, Grove City College, Grove City, PA 16127 Student
Steve Garber, 424 Ross Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15221 BA - Philosophy
Joseph K. Sheldon, 1254 Eagle Road, St. Davids, PA 19087 PhD - Entomology
David A. Handy, 408 E. 31, Sioux Falls, S. D. 57105 Student
Angela Adams, 1009 Dover Lane, Arlington, TX 76010 BA - Geology
Harold B. Jones, Jr., 1803 W. Seminary Drive, Ft. Worth, TX 76115 MRE - Rel. Ed.
Kenneth J. Dormer, 5815 Borden Ave., Galveston, TX 77550 PhD - Physiol.
Daiel E. Markel, 109 Trout, Galveston, TX 77550 PhD - Microbiology
M. Harold Laughlin, 103 Mendoza, San Antonio, TX 78235 PhD - Physiol.
Jan D. Miller, 1886 Atkin Avenue, Salt Lake City, UT 84106
M. J. Rodi, 2357 Cardinal Way, Salt Lake City, UT 84121
George A. Hillery, Jr., 2603 Capistrano St., Blacksburg, VA 24060 PhD - Sociology
Alan Lemmon, 8250 Townsend St., #104, Fairfax, VA 22030 PhD - Computer Sci.
Roger C. Burk, 7311 Parkwood Ct., #204, Falls Church, VA 22042 BA - Physics
A. Clair Mellinger, Eastern Mennonite College, Harrisonburg, VA 22801
John J. Strain, 8405 Forrester Blvd., Springfield, VA 22152
Tawana Faling, 420 Northshore Drive, Moses Lake, WA 98837 Student
Douglas J. Christie, NE 400 Oak St., Pullman, WA 99163 BS - Chem.
David Baab, Dept. of Periodontics, Schl. of Dentistry, Univ. of WA, Seattle, WA 98105/
Ann Beaver, 1448 Amon Drive, Richland, 14A 99352 Student MSD - Periodontics
G. L. Mitchell, 4764-35 NE, Seattle, WA 98105
Richard Wagoner, L104 Hansee Hall, Univ. of WA, Seattle, 14A 98195
David G. Maloney, 918 South 20 Avenue, Yakima, WA 98902 BS - Chem/Biochem.
Francis L. Golden, 989 Maple Drive Lot #1., Morgantown, W.V. 26505
Richard Dent, 334 Kent Lane, Madison, WI 53713
Donald R. Jacobson, 5915 Century Ave., Middleton, WI 53562 MS - Physics
Soctt C. Johnson, 3360 N. 94th St., Milwaukee, WI 53222 BS - Math
David R. Kostreva, 4039 So. 56th St., Milwaukee, WI 53220 PhD - Physiology
Margaret Seymour, 64 Ayers Ave., Red Deer, Alta. T4R ICY MN - Family Nurse
John A. Guenther, 2921 Laurnell Cres., Abbotsford, B.C. V2S 4R7
John C. G. Moore, P. 0. Box 471, Sackville, N. B. EOA 3CO
John Stouffer, Box 541, Haliburton, Ontario KOM ISO
Isabel Nunes, 154 Ferrie St. E., Hamilton, Ontario L8L 3T3 BSc - Biology
Nabih N. Mikhail, #309-400 Sandringham Cres., London, Ontario N6C 5A8 PhD - Statistics
Ben Tripp, RR #2, Orangeville, Ontario L9W 2Y9 MASc - EE
Paul T. P. Wong, Trent University, Peterborough, Ontario K9J 7B8 PhD - Psychology
Peter L. Slater, 38 Purpledusk Trail, West Hill, Ontario MlE 4C8
J. Glyn Owen, 62 Berkindale Drive, Willowdale, Ontario BD - Christian Doctrine
David Lynn, 3662 Bruce Avenue, Windsor, Ontario N9B 148 BSc - Botany
Erastus Filos, Tarpenbekstrasse 75, 2000 Hamburg 20, West Germany Student
I did have a lot to say, but Walt filled up all the space. With the tight deadline
this time I will just wait until the next issue. One note - watch your mail for complete information on the Annual Meeting. We hope to get it out by early in May. In
the meantime, reserve the dates (August 12-15 at Nyack College in New York) on your
NEW TO BOOK SERVICE
Adam and the Ape, by R. J. Berry. London: Falcon Books, 1975. 80 pp., paperback.
List Price - $2.50; Member Price - $2.25. A popular treatment of the creation/evolution issue, done with scientific and theological integrity by a professor of genetics
at the University of London. See the current issue of the JASA (V.29, #1; March, 1977)
for a review of this book.
REVIVED IN PAPERBACK:
Beyond Science, by Denis Alexander. Philadelphia: Holman Co., 1972. 222 pp., paperback. List Price - $3.95;
Member Price - $3.55. An excellent basic integration of
science and Christianity especially suitable for the non-Christian scientist or the
Christian struggling with difficult questions raised by science. In his review of
the book in JASA (Vol. 25 #4), Dick Bube said: "...should be absolutely must reading
for every Christian concerned with the relationship of science and the Christian faith."
Dr. Alexander is a research biochemist in England.
The Stones and the Scriptures, by Edwin Yamauchi. Philadelphia: Holman Co., 1972.
207 pp., paperback. List Price - $3.95; Member Price - $5.55. This book summarizes
the significant bearings of archaeological discoveries on the various periods of the
Old and New Testaments. It points up the striking support 20th Century archaeology
has given to the Bible. Ed Yamauchi is assistant professor of history at Miami University in Ohio and a Fellow of the ASA. His graduate research was in Mediterranean
Studies at Brandeis, specializing in the ancient Biblical languages.
To order books, send your check made out to the ASA to our Elgin office (5 Douglas
Avenue, Elgin, IL 60120). Ask for the book by title. Book(s) will be sent postage
paid for the price indicated (no handling or postal charges) by return mail, since we
maintain an inventory.
Dear Colleagues in the ASA,
The recent meeting of the Executive Council left each of us thankful for the way
God has blessed the ASA and excited by the opportunities for new ventures which we see before us. The constant emergency state of our finances that we have faced
in recent years has diminished to the point that we can spend our council meeting
time developing new prospects rather than discussing survival financing.
Among prospects discussed at the Council meeting were:
1) A tape/slide presentation being developed by the Chicago section which
deals with some of the major questions at the Christian faith/science
interface. Individuals and local sections could use this material in
presentations to a wide cross-section of groups in and out of the
2) A popular newsletter which would interpret issues in science of interest
to pastors and laymen.
3) A more formal program for providing ASA member fellowship at national
meetings of other scientific societies.
4) Printing a series of readings drawn from JASA on various subjects for
students, etc., an approach designed to provide materials at modest cost.
In evaluating a variety of projects whereby ASA ran better serve the members and
minister to the Christian community and beyond, we were faced with an inescapable
fact---we must increase our present office staff and business machines if we are
to capitalize on these opportunities. Our present staff is stretched to the limit
in serving 2600 + members. Some new projects will produce significant income but
we need capital to get started.
To provide this start-up money and handle cash-flow problems at low-income points
in the year we are instituting a reserve fund of $6000 (10% of current budget). We
encourage your gifts to this fund. The council has added a new membership category
---Lifetime Membership for a one time price of $500. The income from these memberships will be placed in this reserve fund.
Each of us can also help ASA by a little one on one membership recruitment in the
next few weeks. More members will help provide a quantum jump in our ability to do,
Thank you for your concern and support. We look forward to seeing you in New York
at the Annual Meeting, August 12 - 15.