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This is a personal blog and is in no way affiliated with Vision Forum Ministries.

This blog reviews the Jonathan Park Audio Adventure Series,  originally created by the Institute for Creation Research, but now produced by Vision Forum Ministries.  Generally speaking, I have found the series pretty good on drama and adventure (although a bit over-the-top at times), but rather poor on scientific content and/or information. The series is produced from an anti-evolutionpro-young-Earth Creation perspective and in order to make their case,  many of the ideas presented are not in line with mainstream science.  In addition to only presenting evidence in a way that supports a literal interpretation of Genesis, the series also misrepresents evolutionary views and ideas to make them easier to refute and discredit.

Most (if not all) of the episodes contain a combination of logical fallacies, false information and anti-evolution propaganda tied into a storyline where the Christians are the good guys and the evolutionists are the bad guys.  Bible verses are used – sometimes bewilderingly – to support the ideas presented.  The listener is often left scratching his/her head wondering how the verses fit what is being said.

The purpose of this blog is to examine each episode, pointing out the specific errors found therein, and giving the correct facts where possible.  Many of the claims mentioned in the series have been answered and can be found on various websites. In particular, TalksOrigins is a great website that answers ‘problems’ Creationists have with evolution; a list of answers to many Creationist Claims can be found here.

There are, at the time of writing this blog, seven volumes of Jonathan Park. The writer of this blog only has Volumes 1-6.  She does not have any plans to get Volume 7.  Seventy-two episodes of young-Earth propaganda is more than enough. However, if anyone would like to continue the work done here, you are more than welcome to.  Leave a message and let’s talk.

Volumes

Volume 1: The Adventure Begins

After discovering a massive dinosaur graveyard that shows evidence for a worldwide flood, these two families combine forces as they plan to build a new museum, open the fossil discovery, and the hidden cave to spread the message of the Creator! (Taken from here.)

  1. Ep. 1 The Secret of the Hidden Cave, Part 1
  2. Ep. 2 The Secret of the Hidden Cave, Part 2
  3. Ep. 3 Adventure on the Aucilla River, Part 1
  4. Ep. 4 Adventure on the Aucilla River, Part 2
  5. Ep. 5 Disaster at Brenan Bluff
  6. Ep. 6 African Safari
  7. Ep. 7 Escape from Utopia
  8. Ep. 8 The Clue from Nineveh
  9. Ep. 9 Art Heist Adventure
  10. Ep. 10 Mystery at Dead Man’s Curve
  11. Ep. 11 The Return to Hidden Cave, Part 1
  12. Ep. 12 The Return to Hidden Cave, Part 2

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Volume 2: No Looking Back

The Park and Brenan families are committed to opening Brenan Ranch to the public as they teach  scientific evidence that is in harmony with the Bible. But will they be able to stand against the opposition, or will their efforts be thwarted? (Taken from here.)

  1. Ep. 13 Bone of Contention, Part 1
  2. Ep. 14 Bone of Contention, Part 2
  3. Ep. 15 Showdown at Twin Bridges, Part 1
  4. Ep. 16 Showdown at Twin Bridges, Part 2
  5. Ep. 17 Mysterious Stranger
  6. Ep. 18 Long Road Home
  7. Ep. 19 Cry from Cyberspace
  8. Ep. 20 The Talking Picture
  9. Ep. 21 Mystery at McBane Manor, Part 1
  10. Ep. 22 Mystery at McBane Manor, Part 2
  11. Ep. 23 The Blazing Star, Part 1
  12. Ep. 24 The Blazing Star, Part 2

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Volume 3: The Winds of Change

The Park and Brenan families have opened one of the largest creation outreaches in the world,  and yet they can’t help but feel as if the Lord is calling them to more. In a series of exciting adventures, the two families are thrust into the need for a special response effort — one that will fight for the message of the Creator! (Taken from here.)

  1. Ep. 25 The Winds of Change, Part 1
  2. Ep. 26 The Winds of Change, Part 2
  3. Ep. 27 The Eye of the Storm, Part 1
  4. Ep. 28 The Eye of the Storm, Part 2
  5. Ep. 29 The Temple of the Moon, Part 1
  6. Ep. 30 The Temple of the Moon, Part 2
  7. Ep. 31 The Midnight Prowler
  8. Ep. 32 Destination Moon, Part 1
  9. Ep. 33 Destination Moon, Part 2
  10. Ep. 34 Destination Moon, Part 3
  11. Ep. 35 The Wilderness Express, Part 1
  12. Ep. 36 The Wilderness Express, Part 2

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Volume 4: The Hunt for Beowulf

In The Hunt for Beowulf, a professional artifacts thief known as the Jaguar has stolen the original Beowulf manuscript from the British Library. Now the Creation Response Team is on a mission to get it back as they travel to many places including England, Iwo Jima, the interior jungles of the Yucatán Peninsula, and the Galápagos Islands! (Taken from here.)

  1. Ep. 37 The Return to Iwo Jima, Part 1
  2. Ep. 38 The Return to Iwo Jima, Part 2
  3. Ep. 39 The Return to Iwo Jima, Part 3
  4. Ep. 40 The Red Menace, Part 1
  5. Ep. 41 The Red Menace, Part 2
  6. Ep. 42 The Ancient City of the Jaguar, Part 1
  7. Ep. 43 The Ancient City of the Jaguar, Part 2
  8. Ep. 44 Darwin’s Fiery Mountain, Part 1
  9. Ep. 45 Darwin’s Fiery Mountain, Part 2
  10. Ep. 46 Darrow’s Bluff
  11. Ep. 47 The Descent from Sandia Peak, Part 1
  12. Ep. 48 The Descent from Sandia Peak, Part 2

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Volume 5: The Explorer’s Society

The Creation Response Team has been challenged to a “Battle of the Worldviews” on national TV. Their competition is the Explorer’s Society, a group of evolutionary scientists who have become famous for their cutting-edge scientific discoveries. Join these two teams as they contend against one another at Niagara Falls, the Canadian wilderness, Mount St. Helens, the freezing Arctic of Ellesmere Island, the depths of the sea, and a German dinosaur graveyard! (Taken from here.)

  1. Ep. 49 The Explorer’s Society, Part 1
  2. Ep. 50 The Explorer’s Society, Part 2
  3. Ep. 51 Battle of the Worldviews, Part 1
  4. Ep. 52 Battle of the Worldviews, Part 2
  5. Ep. 53 Journey into Blast Zone, Part 1
  6. Ep. 54 Journey into Blast Zone, Part 2
  7. Ep. 55 The Arctic Adventure, Part 1
  8. Ep. 56 The Arctic Adventure, Part 2
  9. Ep. 57 Journey into the Deep, Part 1
  10. Ep. 58 Journey into the Deep, Part 2
  11. Ep. 59 The Final Battle, Part 1
  12. Ep. 60 The Final Battle, Part 2

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Volume 6: The Journey Never Taken

In Jonathan Park and The Journey Never Taken, the Polar Star Medallion mysteriously shows up at the Brenan Museum of Creation, quickly throwing the Creation Response Team into a scavenger hunt the world will never forget. “Live the adventure” with Jonathan and the Creation Response Team as cryptic clues send the team to Sweden, Scotland, and beyond in search of a promised treasure. Along the way, uncover the true history of Charles Darwin and his colleagues and learn how these men helped perpetuate the myth of a universe created without a Creator.  (Taken from here.)

  1. Ep. 61 The Journey Never Taken, Part 1
  2. Ep. 62 The Journey Never Taken, Part 2
  3. Ep. 63 The Mysterious Host, Part 1
  4. Ep. 64 The Mysterious Host, Part 2
  5. Ep. 65 The Pirates of Whitby, Part 1
  6. Ep. 66 The Pirates of Whitby, Part 2
  7. Ep. 67 The Search for the Beagle, Part 1
  8. Ep. 68 The Search for the Beagle, Part 2
  9. Ep. 69 The Chosen Four, Part 1
  10. Ep. 70 The Chosen Four, Part 2
  11. Ep. 71 Hunt for the Priceless Treasure, Part 1
  12. Ep. 72 Hunt for the Priceless Treasure, Part 2
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