Creation Artwork Donated to Northwest Schools

October 14, 2020 | Education | Dennis Plubell

Nearly 30 Adventist schools across the North Pacific Union Conference were recently gifted with beautiful artwork depicting creation. Donated by Hart Research Center, this complete set of seven giclée art prints by Nathan Greene illustrates the seven days of creation.Educators across the North Pacific Union Conference greatly appreciate the artistic resource for learning.

The NPUC office in Ridgefield, Washington, has also received this gift. Since the establishment of the Creation Study Center in 2016, more visitors, including students, have come into the office. "Since 'pictures paint a thousand words,' these wonderful images spark the imagination and take us back to the beginning world, as well as transport us to the future world," states Stan Hudson, CSC director. "These paintings challenge the narrative and images portrayed in public schools that humankind are accidents of nature, having evolved over eons of time. On the contrary, ours is a royal lineage."

The very purpose of this gift is to engage student interest and expand their understanding of our Creator. This attractive art adds wonderfully to the sacred ministry of Adventist education. An understanding of creation is foundational to the Adventist worldview and integral to the curriculum and instruction in our schools.

"In order to understand what is comprehended in the work of education, we need to consider both the nature of man and the purpose of God in creating him." Ellen White — Education, p.14

During these challenging times in our communities and throughout the country, the story of redemption that begins with God, the Designer and Creator of the beautiful out of nothing, should build hope in re-creation. This is the hope we offer — the hope not found outside of Christian faith.