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Getting It Right from the Beginning: An Interview with Ken Ham

Vol. 111, Prg. 16–20
April 9–13, 2012

How important is the historicity of Genesis, anyway? And what about scientific discoveries? Does the Bible hold up? This week on Home School Heartbeat, Ken Ham, founder and president of Answers in Genesis, joins Mike Smith to unpack the importance of a biblical world view.

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Right from the Beginning
The Bible: Currently Relevant
The ABCs of Biblical Education
Stop the Exodus
Creation: Check it Out


Ken Ham
Ken Ham is the president and founder of Answers in Genesis. A biblical apologist, Ken gives talks to tens of thousands of children and adults each year on such topics as the reliability of the Bible, how compromise over biblical authority has undermined society and even the church, witnessing more effectively, dinosaurs, “races,” etc. Ken co-founded AiG in 1994 with the purpose of upholding the authority of the Bible from the very first verse.

Ken is the author of many books on Genesis, including the eye-opening book Already Gone, co-authored by renowned researcher Britt Beemer on why so many young people have left the church, the best-selling The Lie: Evolution, and a number of children’s books (Dinosaurs of Eden, D is for Dinosaur, A is for Adam, etc.). Other recent co-authored books include One Race, One Blood and How Could a Loving God … ?, and he co-authored the provocative book Already Compromised about Christian colleges and how they treat the authority of the Bible.

Ken is heard daily on the radio feature Answers … with Ken Ham (broadcast on more than 500 stations) and is a frequent guest on national TV talk-show programs. Ken is also the founder of the award-winning Answers magazine, and he writes articles for AiG’s popular website www.AnswersInGenesis.org.

Ken’s bachelor’s degree in applied science (with an emphasis on environmental biology) was awarded by the Queensland Institute of Technology in Australia. He also holds a diploma of education from the University of Queensland (a graduate qualification necessary for Ken to begin his initial career as a science teacher in the public schools in Australia). In recognition of the contribution Ken has made to the church in the USA and internationally, Ken has been awarded four honorary doctorates.

Ken and his wife, Mally, reside in the Cincinnati area. They have five children and seven grandchildren.

Program Offer

A recent study shows more than half of young people raised in conservative churches leaving the church in their 20s. Ken Ham, this week’s guest, offers research and analysis on this growing trend in his new book, Already Gone: Why Your Kids Will Quit Church and What You Can Do to Stop It.

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