Devotional Biology

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An amazing opportunity to learn high school biology from one of the top creation scientists in the world.

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Description

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) – Updated July 2021! Click the Sample Textbook tab on this page for more information
  • 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 one family. Please contact us for a group license.

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.

Lessons

Introduction & Preface
0.1 Contrasting Two Worldviews
0.2 Four Other Contrasts

Section 1. Biology for the Believer
1.1 God Desires to be Known
1.2 The Christian Foundation of Science
1.3 The Difficulty of Defining Science
1.4 Defining Science & Biology
1.5 Our Priestly Responsibilities
1.6 Humans Made Rulers
1.7 Our Kingly & Priestly Responsibilities
1.8 Our Image & Ministry Responsibilities

Section 2. The Living God: Biological Life
2.1 Divine through Animal Life
2.2 Are Plants Alive?
2.3 The Nature of Life
2.4 The Origin of Life
2.5 The Spectrum of Perfection of Life
2.6 Our Responsibility to Life

Section 3. God’s Glory: Biological Beauty
3.1 The Beauty of God
3.2 Biological Beauty

Section 4. God is Distinct: Biological Discontinuity
4.1 The Biblical Kind
4.2 Baraminology
4.3 The Spectrum of Discontinuity
4.4 The Origin of Discontinuity

Section 5. God is Good: Mutualism & Biological Evil
5.1 Mutualism
5.2 The Curse I
5.3 Biological Evil
5.4 Our Responsibility to Bio-Good & Bio-Evil

Section 6. God is Person: Animal Behavior & Personality
6.1 God is Person
6.2 Bio-uniqueness & Bio-activity I
6.3 Bio-activity II
6.4 Instinctive & Learned Behavior
6.5 Animal Intelligence
6.6 Animal Will
6.7 Animal Personality & Relationships
6.8 The Origin of & Responsibility to Personhood

Section 7. The Provider God: The Anthropic Principle
7.1 The Anthropic Principle & the Earth
7.2 The Anthropic Principle & the Solar System, Galaxy, and Universe
7.3 The Anthropic Principle & Atoms
7.4 The Anthropic Principle & Molecules
7.5 The Origins of the Anthropic Principle & Our Responsibility

Section 8. The Sustaining God – The Biomatrix
8.1 The Biomatrix
8.2 Biogeochemical Cycles & Priestly Responsibility
8.3 Our Kingly Responsibility to the Biomatrix

Section 9. God is One: Monomers, Biosimilarity, and Biosystems
9.1 Common Monomers
9.2 Similarities & Systems
9.3 Our Responsibility to Bio-similarity

Section 10. God is Three: Biodiversity
10.1 Climatic Variety
10.2 Land Biome Variety
10.3 Water Biome Variety
10.4 Biodiversity
10.5 Our Responsibility to Biodiversity

Section 11. God of Hierarchy: Netted Biological Hierarchy
11.1 Unified Hierarchy
11.2 Cell Theory
11.3 Universal Cell Parts
11.4 Higher Organizational Bio-Hierarchy
11.5 Nested Hierarchy of Similarity, Netted Hierarchy, & Our Responsibility to Hierarchy

Section 12. The Almighty God: Metabolism
12.1 Types of Metabolism
12.2 Photosynthesis I
12.3 Photosynthesis II, Respiration, & Our Responsibility to Metabolism

Section 13. God the Word: Animal Communication & Language of Life
13.1 Animal Communication
13.2 Myth of DNA & DNA for Storage
13.3 DNA for Copying
13.4 DNA as Language & Our Responsibility to DNA

Section 14. God’s Fullness: Reproduction, Diversification, and Biogeography
14.1 Mitosis
14.2 Meiosis & Non-Physical Reproduction
14.3 Diversification
14.4 Biogeography & Our Responsibility to Bio-abundance

Section 15: The History of Life
15.1 Biblical Chronology
15.2 The Creation Week
15.3 The Edenian & Antediluvian Worlds
15.4 The Flood
15.5 The Arphaxadian Epoch

Sample Lessons

 

Introduction: How This Course is Unique


Lesson 8.1 – The Biomatrix

How to Teach This Class: A Note to Teachers

 

Sample Textbook

Sample the Textbook

New for fall 2021 — the updated edition includes:

  • Printed in color with a brand new cover!
  • New layout for easier reading.
  • Chapter subtitles added for easier curriculum planning.
  • LOTS of new pictures—approximately 45% of the book has high-resolution images and diagrams.
  • Clearer margins for note-taking.
  • Vocabulary callouts in the margins, linked to the Glossary.
  • Dr. Wise’s valuable footnotes are more clearly set apart.
  • PDF is linked all over: Table of Contents to chapters, margin vocabulary to Glossary, and Index to everything!

Resources

How to Teach Devotional Biology: Don’t know where to begin with this product (or need a refresher)? Try our brief jumpstart guide to see how all the pieces fit together.

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