Age of Rocks is an online resource for anyone interested in the Earth sciences, but particularly those from a Young-Earth Creationist (YEC) background. I explore a wide range of topics in geology and even theology, typically in response to claims made by creation ministries such as Answers in Genesis and the Institute for Creation Research. The modern creationist movement has grown rapidly in the last 50 years and remains strong today, despite numerous advances in the Earth and life sciences. Their success is due in part to a communicative barrier, I believe, between YEC’s and their critics, as well as a perceived dichotomy between so-called ‘biblical creationism’ and ‘evolutionary naturalism’. So long as this dichotomy exists, there is little room for critical discussion, and that’s what I hope to change. I aim to offer a biblical worldview that recognizes how God has satisfied our scientific curiosity in the rocks beneath our feet.

My name is Jonathan Baker, and I have been an avid student of the Earth sciences for the past 14 years. Theologically, I am a son of the Reformation and have held membership in OPC and PCA (Presbyterian) congregations, as well as fellowship with Russian Orthodox and OCA parishes. As a Ph.D. candidate in geoscience, I mainly study aspects of paleoclimatology and paleoceanography, including carbonate sedimentology, but I love to venture out into new fields.

Please join me in this discussion of the age of rocks, and let me know if there’s any way I can improve the experience. If you would like to hear how I got to this point, you can read my story here.


Header image photo credit
“Three Giants” in Kangchenjunga Himalaya, Nepal. Reproduced with permission, courtesy of John Price Photography.