Country Parson Visits the City

This is a very exciting week for the Country Parson. I’ll be heading down to Denver this Thursday to speak at the Denver Society of Creation. If you live in (near) Denver, and you’d like to join in the fun, here’s the info:

September 6, 7:00-8:30 PM
Ascension Lutheran Church
1701 West Caley Avenue
Littleton, Colorado 80120

“Evolution:  Religion for the Atheist”
Many people have wondered why evolutionists will not even discuss the weaknesses of evolution.  The answer is simple.  Evolution is not science.  It is a religious system for atheists.  And it is a demanding one.  There can be no compromise, no allowance for anything except a rigid secular materialism.  We will examine the religious foundations of evolution, and consider its major theological doctrines.  We will also look at the Christian foundations of true scientific inquiry.  Finally, we’ll examine some trends today that seek to solve the problem of evolution with Holy Scripture, but may only add to the confusion.

They also asked me to write a short bio of myself. Here’s what I came up with:

Pastor Winter is not a scientist, but he played one on the stage once.  He has a degree in Communication and Theatre, and an advanced degree in Theology.  His theatre background makes him constantly ask, “What is the underlying motivation?”  His theology training made him realize that every story is either the story of the fall into sin, or of the redemption.  And every philosophy – including evolution – seeks an answer to the great questions of existence.  By the grace of God, Pastor Winter was given those answers at an early age through the mystery of Holy Baptism, and by loving parents who brought him up in the fear and knowledge of the Lord.  He has been given the privilege of preaching the Gospel of repentance for the forgiveness of sins for the last 20 years:  first in Chicago, and now in Wyoming.  He is married and has four children, the oldest of which just started college, even though Pastor Winter is far too young for such things.  In his free time, he enjoys biking, hiking and talking about Luther’s Small Catechism.  He is the author of the book, Evolution:  A Defense Against and blogs as “The Country Parson.”

Who wouldn’t want to hear about why evolution is terrible from this guy? See you there!


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