SPEAKING TOPICS

Speaking Topics

Book Patrick Nurre to speak at your next event!

Patrick Nurre is known as an excellent communicator and educator. So whether it is adults or students, we have something just for you! Take a look at the topics below. We are not limited by these, but they give you an idea of the scope we can cover. Contact us to set up either a one time event, class, or creation weekend. Topics are grouped for “Adult Presentations” and “High school/Middle school Presentations.”

(See Patrick’s biography here.)

Speaker Topics for 2025

Topics for Adult Presentations

Four Powerful Words to Defend and Build Your Faith

Most Christians desire to be able to present their faith to others. But they are often held back from this because they aren’t confident in their ability to answer questions that cross the lines of science and faith. There are Four Powerful Words that if understood correctly will help you to navigate the debate that rages around Genesis, our origins, and the Flood. And these words can be applied to every single scientific question or debate. They will help you to acquire enough understanding to confidently answer many of the intimidating questions used by modern scientists that confuse those who trust the Scriptures.

Mama, just how old is the earth? 

Have you heard this question from your child? Secular scientists say that radiometric dating is the key to the age of the earth.  The church is fast buckling under the supposed weight of radiometric dating evidence for an old earth.  What is the truth of the matter?  (Appropriate for a keynote or featured speaker presentation.)

Transforming Inconvenient Hobbies into Teachable Moments

Let’s face it, homeschooling can be messy! And to top it off, sometimes our kids are interested in things that don’t interest us, and are downright dirty.  Patrick’s practical message is an encouragement for those facing this dilemma (all of us!) and gives hope going forward. (Appropriate for a keynote or featured speaker presentation.)

Mama, what is the name of this rock?

What do you do with those rocks your kids are bringing home? You know, the ones that are bouncing around in the drier. Well, you identify them!  This seminar will give you a short primer in basic rock identification, with encouragement to not be afraid of a dirty subject. 

Your kids likely believe dinosaurs died out 65 million years ago. Really?

Yes, our kids are surrounded daily with this idea, whether in books or TV commercials! And you just might be surprised at what they are believing. But there is compelling evidence that shows dinosaurs were on the Ark, including eyewitness accounts.  

The Dinosaur Hunters – Men Behaving Badly

This is a fascinating look at how human nature has driven the search and discovery of dinosaur fossils. We will look at some of the intriguing people who have been driven to find these creatures, and the strange directions they took because of their worldviews. 

What Darwin Didn’t Know

Transitional fossils are the great headache of secular scientists. Transitional fossils are missing just where they would most be needed to explain evolution. This seminar examines the fossil evidence precisely where transitional forms would be needed most – at the boundaries between kinds. 

Road Trip: Operation National Parks!

This seminar focuses on some of the United States’ most famous national parks from a young-earth perspective. You will see a new way of understanding their amazing features.

Yellowstone Through the Lens of Scripture 

A summer vacation at one of our National Parks becomes so much more exciting when viewed through the lens of Scripture. A virtual laboratory for the effects of the Flood and the Ice Age, Yellowstone National Park is a great place to start.  This seminar focuses on how you can apply the Scriptures to what you see as you venture through our oldest national park.

Discovering the Biblical Geology of your State or Province

Discover, perhaps for the first time, the geology of your own state, using the book of Genesis as a framework. (To date this seminar has been done in Washington state, Alberta Canada, California, Arizona, Texas, Minnesota, Michigan, North Dakota, Utah, Oregon, Hawaii, Idaho, Missouri, Colorado, Kansas, Oklahoma, Florida, New Mexico, Tennessee, Wisconsin,  and North Carolina

“I Don’t Want to Teach Geology!”

Do you feel this deep inside? Teaching geology is frightening to some, tearing at the fabric of their faith. To others, it is just plain boring. But Geology is the beginning point of understanding biology, astronomy, paleontology, anthropology, archaeology, and so much more.  If we hope to win the battle for our children’s minds in the area of worldview, it is vitally important that we teach geology with the importance that it deserves. This seminar will equip you on how to teach geology effectively.

When Biblical History Conflicts with Secular History

Many will dismiss what the Bible says simply because they believe the Bible can’t be trusted in the arena of historical accuracy.  Believe it or not, Egyptian Chronology is the lynch pin for this.  This seminar includes the latest in archaeology as it relates to Egyptian Chronology, and is a great help to those teaching ancient or world history.

Do rock layers really tell us the age of the earth?

Have you ever wondered how geologists get their story of the rock layers and the fossils contained in them? Just how did the prevailing view of Earth history come to so dominate our modern culture? In our time together, we will take a look at how geologists have come up with a complete and at times baffling alternative to the Biblical account of Earth history.

The Big Freeze and Genesis

Probably the least understood of subjects in Earth history is the Ice Age and how it fits into a biblical worldview. We’ll examine the evidence for an Ice Age caused by the Genesis Flood, how it could fit into the period between Noah and Abraham, and reinforce confidence in what the Bible says historically.

A Dirty Dozen to Build your Faith

Rocks have a wonderful story to tell! Take a fascinating look at 12 rock specimens that reveal marvelous aspects of Creation and the Flood.

 

10 Fossils to Build Your Faith

Fossils tell the story of the Flood, but they have a whole lot more to say! Come along on this journey of discovery that the Lord left us in the fossil record!

Topics for High School/Middle School Presentations

Four Powerful Words to Build and Defend Your Faith

Most Christians desire to be able to present their faith to others. But they are often held back from this because they aren’t confident in their ability to answer questions that cross the lines of science and faith. There are Four Powerful Words that if understood correctly will help you to navigate the debate that rages around Genesis, our origins, and the Flood. And these words can be applied to every single scientific question or debate. They will help you to acquire enough understanding to confidently answer many of the intimidating questions used by modern scientists that confuse those who trust the Scriptures. This seminar was expanded and was presented as the complete Teen Track at the MACHE Conference in 2023.

Rock Identification

This seminar is great for kids who would like to learn more about how to identify rocks. 

The Dinosaur Hunters - Men Behaving Badly

This is a fascinating look at how human nature has driven the search and discovery of dinosaur fossils.  We will look at some of the intriguing people who have been driven to find these creatures, and the strange directions they took because of their worldviews. 

What Darwin Didn't Know

Transitional fossils are the great headache of secular scientists. Transitional fossils are missing just where they would most be needed to explain evolution. This seminar examines the fossil evidence precisely where transitional forms would be needed most – at the boundaries between kinds. 

Where Did the Dinosaurs Go?

There is compelling evidence that shows dinosaurs were on the Ark, including eyewitness accounts. 

A Dirty Dozen to Build Your Faith!

Rocks have a wonderful story to tell! Take a fascinating look at 12 rock specimens that reveal marvelous aspects of Creation and the Flood.

10 Fossils to Build Your Faith!

Fossils tell the story of the Flood, but they have a whole lot more to say! Come along on this journey of discovery that the Lord left us in the fossil record!

Volcanoes and Volcanic Rocks

Volcanoes are one of the most fascinating subjects in geology to study. So let’s dive in! This seminar ends with an unusual volcano display that the kids are sure to love!

 

Call or email us to discuss details and schedule your speaking engagement at 206-718-1835 or northwestexpedition@msn.com.

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