Videos > Faith, Reason, and Earth History

Faith, Reason, and Earth History is a book written by Dr. Leonard Brand of Loma Linda University and Dr. Arthur Chadwick of Southwestern Adventist University. This book can be downloaded for free at: These short films feature Dr. Brand explaining some of the key points made in this seminal work. This series is designed to be used as a teaching aid, to enrich presentations in a class on the subject.

FREH 1-1

What attitudes will foster constructive dialogue on the controversial subject of origins? This is the introductory video to a series of short films featuring Dr. Brand explaining some of the key points…

FREH 1-2

What are the two principal explanations for origins?

FREH 1-3

Can science answer all of our questions?

FREH 1-4

What does science do best? Does science have limits?

FREH 2-1

Why do scientists sometimes misinterpret their scientific evidence?

FREH 2-2

Why is it important to think and evaluate what we read or hear?

FREH 2-3

What could prevent scientists from being objective and unbiased?

FREH 3-1

If we understand the history of science, will this help us understand scientific theories?

FREH 4-1

How have philosophers of science helped us improve our understanding of science and scientists?

FREH 5-1

Is there an understandable reason why scientists, in previous centuries, moved away from belief in a Creator?

FREH 5-2

Is there a realistic alternative to naturalism’s rejection of a Creator God?

FREH 5-3

In study of ancient history (origins, which we cannot observe), can the role of science and naturalism differ from their role in study of processes that we can observe today?

FREH 5-4

Can scientists be productive in the study of the fossil record even when they do not use the presuppositions of methodological naturalism?

FREH 6-1

What is a worldview, and why is it important which worldview we choose?

FREH 6-2

Is there evidence to support the idea that God communicated knowledge to prophets?

FREH 6-3

Is there evidence that supports the reliability of the Bible?

FREH 6-4

Is there a way that the Bible can actually improve our understanding of science?

FREH 7-1

Are microevolution and macroevolution really the same process, or are they different?

FREH 7-2

If there was no Creator, what would have to happen for life to begin? This video is part of a series of short films featuring Dr. Brand explaining some of the key points made in the book Faith Reason and…

FREH 7-3

Is there any similarity between the intelligent input of information in a written sentence, and the biological instructions for making the parts of a living cell?

FREH 7-4

Which explanation for the origin of life is based on faith: abiogenesis, or creation?

FREH 7-5

What is the Intelligent Design (ID) movement?

FREH 8-1

What are the steps in the processes of microevolution and speciation?

FREH 8-2

Why do epigenetic processes imply the existence of a Designer?

FREH 9-1

Does the Bible say that microevolution is not real?

FREH 10-1

How does macroevolution seek to explain the origin of snails, butterflies, crocodiles, lions, and humans?

FREH 10-2

Why does belief in origin of all animals by macroevolution depend on faith?

FREH 10-3

What do orphan genes and junk DNA tell us about evolution?

FREH 10-4

Do all mainstream scientists agree that Darwin’s theory has strong scientific support?

FREH 10-5

Which theory has more evidence, creation or macroevolution?

FREH 10-6

Why are two more chapters on evolution in FREH? What questions remain to be answered?

FREH 11-1

Do homologies in animal anatomy or biochemistry support evolution?

FREH 11-2

If animal anatomy is poorly designed, does this demonstrate evolution?

FREH 11-3

How should we interpret apparently vestigial organs (historical remnants)?

FREH 11-4

Can we test evolution by the hierarchical organization of life?

FREH 11-5

How are phylogenetic trees constructed, and what does this tell us about evolution?

FREH 11-6

Do we know how to answer all the questions resulting from Darwin’s theory about biogeography?

FREH 11-7

If geological history was quite catastrophic, does this make it easier, or more difficult, to explain the fossil record?

FREH 11-8

Has continued search for fossil evolutionary intermediates found lots of them, as Darwin predicted?

FREH 11-9

What is the best explanation for the universe being so finely-tuned to support life?

FREH 14-1

What geological concepts do we need to know about, to understand theories of geological history and fossils?

FREH 14-2

An expanded explanation of the concepts summarized in video FREH 14-1

FREH 14-3

Are any assumptions involved in deciding how to interpret the geological record? This video is part of a series of short films featuring Dr. Brand explaining some of the key points made in the book Faith…

FREH 15-1

If a person chooses to believe the Bible, why does a millions-of-years theory of geology matter to that belief?

FREH 15-2

Is our understanding of the character of God affected by belief in theistic evolution?

FREH 16-1

What is the standard theory of geological history?

FREH 16-2

How does a biblically faithful theory of geology differ from the standard theory?

FREH 16-3

How can a global flood theory explain why fossils are in a specific sequence in the rocks?

FREH 17-1

Since some geological evidence is against a biblical explanation, and some evidence favors it, how should we respond?

FREH 17-2

Does radiometric dating give an absolute measure of geological time?

FREH 17-3

What does continental drift tell us about geological time?

FREH 18-1

Is there geological evidence that supports a short-age theory of geology? This video is part of a series of short films featuring Dr. Brand explaining some of the key points made in the book Faith Reason…

FREH 18-2

How should we make the choice between Lyell’s geology theory and a biblical theory?

FREH 18-3

What are reasons for asking why there isn’t more sedimentary rock?

FREH 18-4

How are ancient rock formations different from what happens in the modern world?

FREH 18-5

Why does bioturbation (animal burrows) raise difficult problems for standard geological theory?

FREH 18-6

Do water currents leave evidence that is important for flood geology?

FREH 18-7

Why does much of geological landscape support a catastrophic flood?

FREH 18-8

Why is it unusual to find protein preserved in fossils that are supposedly 100 million years old?

FREH 19-1

Why can a biblical worldview give a scientific researcher an advantage in that research?

FREH 19-2

s there evidence that believing in creation and the flood does not prevent successful scientific research?

FREH 20-1

Does God value our freedom of choice, even in study of origins?