Another Wonderful Smoky Mountain Retreat
Our 2020 Creation Retreat has come and gone, but we had a great time! Our guest this year was Henry Smith of Associates for Biblical Research. He’s the administrative director of ABR’s ongoing dig at Shiloh, and he also co-hosts their show Digging for Truth. He led our discussions of biblical archaeology, first by illustrating just what archaeologists do and then by helping us reflect on the earliest archaeological remains of the Ancient Near East. His summary of their work digging up Joshua’s Ai was a highlight of the weekend (you can hear more about that in these YouTube videos Part 1 and Part 2).
We were very pleased to welcome many new faces to our retreat, including a number of students. As usual, conversations went on late into the night about everything from Neandertals to stars to Flood geology. The casual atmosphere of our retreats encourages everyone to ask those tough questions that they’ve always wondered about, and there’s usually someone there who has given those questions a great deal of thought.
One student at the retreat said, “This year’s Smoky Mountain Retreat was fantastic! The fellowship I was able to be a part of was amazing and something I look forward to every year. This retreat is something I highly recommend to my friends and fellow students, and I would recommend it to anyone and everyone with an interest to learn more about our Creator.”
If you’d like more information about ABR and their upcoming Shiloh Dig, visit their website to find out how you can be involved. If this retreat sounds intriguing, we’d love to have you in 2021. We’re already working on the details, so keep watching for an announcement this summer.