New dinosaur documentary released for Creation Sabbath

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Paleontologist Dr Arthur Chadwick.

The latest film in the Seeking Understanding series has been released by the Geoscience Research Institute in the lead up to Creation Sabbath 2021, traditionally held of the fourth Sabbath of October every year.

This documentary, Seeking Understanding: Arthur Chadwick, revolves around Dr Arthur Chadwick and a remote corner of Wyoming where, just under a cattle ranch’s dust and grass, an amazing treasure-trove of dinosaur bones once lay hidden.

That was before Dr Chadwick was contacted by the ranch owner, who asked this Adventist paleontologist to bring his unique set of talents and–unusually for a paleontologist–his biblical worldview to the study of this dinosaur graveyard.

With a team of other scientists from Southwestern Adventist University, along with scientists from other Adventist schools, Dr Chadwick has been able to unravel the mystery of how all those bones got to this isolated area in the United States.

The film reveals unique technologies used in recording the bones in the dinosaur bone-bed and shares the story of how Dr Chadwick, who as a young boy thought he was going to be a priest, instead was led by God to become a paleontologist, grappling with a science that is commonly seen to undermine the claims of Scripture. The film explores why he didn’t lose his faith and what it is about the science he does that leads him to worship the Creator God of the Bible?

“Working on this film was a thrilling experience,” said Dr Timothy Standish of the Geoscience Research Institute. “I’m a biologist, so I don’t often have the thrill of actually holding dinosaur bones, let alone doing it while their discoverer explains them to me. Let’s hope that some of that thrill is conveyed in this film.”

Seeking Understanding: Arthur Chadwick features astonishing creatures and an incredible scientist. It should be of interest to anyone who is curious about dinosaurs and how they are studied, but it is specifically being released for Creation Sabbath in the hope that viewers will be inspired to think about how creation once was.

Creation Sabbath falls on the fourth Sabbath of each October—this year October 23. Creation Sabbath a specially designated Sabbath in the Adventist Church’s Calendar of Special Days that is set aside for contemplating of God’s grace in creating the world for our habitation, recognising our responsibility to care for what God made and seizing the opportunity to learn from His works according to the Creation Sabbath website.

For more information and resources for celebrating Creation Sabbath, follow Creation Sabbath on Facebook, or visit the Creation Sabbath webpage at: https://creationsabbath.net/

Watch Seeking Understanding: Arthur Chadwick at the Creation Sabbath or Geoscience Research Institute websites, or look for it on Hope Channel and other Adventist media. Share the film on social media and be sure to also share it with your church on Creation Sabbath, October 23.