Devotional Biology: Learning to Worship the Creator of Organisms is an amazing opportunity to learn high school biology from one of the top creation scientists in the world.
Dr. Kurt Wise designed this unique class to fully integrate a Christian worldview with the biological sciences. The result is a completely new way to approach biology. He has taught this class for over a decade to high school and college students, and is now making it available for the first time in video format.
The class includes:
- 67 in-depth video lectures
- Textbook (PDF)
- Lab manual (PDF)
- 13 Lab Instructional Videos
One of the many interesting things about the class is how Dr. Wise starts with our understanding of who God is, then shows how God has created the living world to reflect His unique attributes in His creation. He explains a fascinating array of subjects from a creationist perspective, including the nature of life, Biblical kinds, biosystems, biodiversity, cell theory, the history of life, and much, much more.
This class is good for one full credit for a high school lab science.
License: This product is for use by a group. Please purchase one per student.
Dr. Wise earned his BA in geology from the University of Chicago, and his MA and PhD degrees in paleontology from Harvard University. He founded and directed the Center for Origins Research at Bryan College and taught biology there for 17 years. He then led the Center for Theology and Science at the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary for 3 years, before founding and directing the Center for Creation Research and teaching biology at Truett McConnell University for the last 7 years. His fieldwork has included research in early Flood rocks in the Death Valley region, late Flood rocks in Wyoming, and post-Flood caves in Tennessee.
For Teachers/Parents – How to Teach This Class (13:11)
0.1 Contrasting Two Worldviews (28:49)
0.2 Four Other Contrasts(13:11)
Section 1. Biology for the Believer
1.1 God Desires to be Known (25:15)
1.2 The Christian Foundation of Science (28:06)
1.3 The Difficulty of Defining Science (36:32)
1.4 Defining Science & Biology (25:05)
1.5 Our Priestly Responsibilities (24:03)
1.6 Our Image and Ministry Responsibilities (17:36)
Section 2. The Living God: Biological Life
2.1 Divine through Animal Life (18:25)
2.2 Are Plants Alive? (17:25)
2.3 The Spectrum of Perfection of Life (13:35)
2.4 The Nature of Life (15:15)
2.5 Origin of Life (28:13)
2.6 Our Responsibility (26:43)
Section 3. God’s Glory: Biological Beauty
3.1 Beauty of God (17:52)
3.2 Biology Beauty (32:44)
Section 4. God is Distinct: Biological Discontinuity
4.1 The Biblical Kind (12:24)
4.2 Baraminology (22:30)
4.3 The Spectrum of Discontinuity (17:16)
4.4 The Origin of Discontinuity (28:23)
Section 5. God is Good: Mutualism & Biological Evil
5.1 Mutualism (27:46)
5.2 The Curse I (21:09)
5.3 Biological Evil (23:32)
5.4 Our Responsibility to Bio-Good & Bio-Evil (25:50)
Section 6. God is Person: Animal Behavior & Personality
6.1 God is Person, Biological Uniqueness & Activity (31:49)
6.2 Biological Activity II (32:15)
6.3 Instinctive & Learned Behavior (34:35)
6.4 Animal Intelligence (26:15)
6.5 Animal Will (27:01)
6.6 Animal Personality (35:22)
6.7 The Origin of & Responsibility to Personhood (22:39)
Section 7. The Provider God: The Anthropic Principle
7.1 The Anthropic Principle & the Earth (25:17)
7.2 The Anthropic Principle & the Solar System (25:44)
7.3 The Anthropic Principle & Atoms (29:13)
7.4 The Anthropic Principle & Molecules (37:38)
7.5 The AP: Origins and Responsibilities (24:10)
Section 8. The Sustaining God – The Biomatrix
8.1 The Biomatrix (24:01)
8.2 Biogeochemical Cycles (20:21)
8.3 Kingly Responsibilities (28:01)
Section 9. God is One: Monomers, Biosimilarity, and Biosystems
9.1 Common Monomers (29:53)
9.2 Similarities & Systems (22:30)
9.3 Our Responsibility to Biological Unity (17:30)
Section 10. God is Three: Biodiversity
10.1 Climatic Variety (13:52)
10.2 Land Biome Variety (14:23)
10.3 Water Biome Variety (15:45)
10.4 Biodiversity (20:42)
10.5 Our Responsibility to Biodiversity (16:59)
Section 11. God of Hierarchy: Netted Biological Hierarchy
11.1 Unified Hierarchy (11:13)
11.2 Cell Theory (27:00)
11.3 Universal Cell Parts (26:04)
11.4 Higher Organizational Bio-Hierarchy (15:37)
11.5 Nested Hierarchy (28:21)
Section 12. The Almighty God: Metabolism
12.1 Types of Metabolism (10:27)
12.2 Photosynthesis I (35:26)
12.3 Photosynthesis II (25:41)
Section 13. God the Word: Animal Communication & Language of Life
13.1 Animal Communication (15:59)
13.2 Myth of DNA & DNA for Storage (23:01)
13.3 DNA as the Language of Life (32:19)
Section 14. God’s Fullness: Reproduction, Diversification, and Biogeography
14.1 Mitosis (25:37)
14.2 Meiosis & Non-Physical Reproduction (25:31)
14.3 Diversification (27:59)
14.4 Biogeography & Responsibility (27:31)
Section 15: The History of Life
15.1 Biblical Chronology (26:26)
15.2 The Creation Week (18:04)
15.3 The Edenian & Antediluvian Worlds (21:02)
15.4 The Flood & Arphaxadian Epoch (26:37)
Read a Sample From the Student Reader
Introduction: How This Course is Unique
How to Teach This Class: A Note to Teachers
Lesson: 1.4 Why Study Biology
Does the streaming service expire?
No. This is a purchase in perpetuity.
What size are the downloads?
There are four for download, ranging from smaller to larger. Actual file sizes depend on your choice of quality. At the lowest end, it is a 100MB per file average; at the highest end it is 1GB per file, average.
How long are the videos?
They range in length from 12 minutes to 35 minutes. The average length is 20 minutes.
Where do the lab materials come from?
The lab materials can be purchased here, and will be fulfilled by Cornerstone educational supply. There are also videos that explain how each lab is to be done.
Does the book come with daily lesson plans?
Yes, there is a scope and sequence that is included with a structure for the course.
Are there tests with this material?
Yes, there are potential test questions that are included in the book. They consist of short answers and essays. The answers are all included in the teacher’s guide.