If you don’t know about Dr. Hugh Ross you’re in for a bit of a treat.
Hugh Ross was born in Montreal, Quebec and raised in Vancouver, British Columbia. Ross earned a B.Sc. in physics from the University of British Columbia and an M.Sc. and Ph.D. in astronomy from the University of Toronto; and he was a postdoctoral research fellow for five years at Caltech, studying quasars and galaxies.
Ross obtained his Ph.D. in astrophysics from the University of Toronto and his B.Sc. degree in physics from the University of British Columbia. He is known for establishing his own ministry in 1986, called Reasons to Believe that promotes progressive and day-age forms of old Earth creationism. Ross accepts the scientific age of the earth and the scientific age of the universe, however he rejects unguided evolution and abiogenesis as explanations for the history and origin of life.
Note the key word, “unguided” evolution and of course, abiogenesis which pertains to the origin of life, the natural process by which life arises from non-living matter, such as simple organic compounds.
In addition to apologetics writing, Ross speaks regularly in academic venues and churches, as well as regular podcasts “I Didn’t Know That” (formerly Creation Update), and “Science News Flash.” He spoke at the 2008 Skeptics Society‘ “Origins Conference” at California Institute of Technology alongside Nancey Murphy, Victor Stenger, Kenneth R. Miller. Sean Carroll, Michael Shermer and Leonard Susskind. Ross has publicly debated scientists Jerry Coyne, Eugenie Scott, Victor Stenger, Peter Ward, Lewis Wolpert, Michael Shermer, and Rob Tarzwell. Ross has also debated young-earth creationists, including Ken Ham, Kent Hovind, Duane Gish, Danny Faulkner, Andrew McIntosh, John Morris and Ray Comfort. In 2012 he won the Trotter Prize, delivering the Trotter Lecture at Texas A&M University on “Theistic Implications for Big Bang Cosmology.”
Here is a video where Dr. Ross explains how he became a Christian, a once over lightly on the 6 days of Genesis and Questions and Answers from the audience. It is really very interesting and shows how he came to decide to give his life to Christ, by examining science, world religions and eventually the Bible, starting at a very early age. If you haven’t seen this, please do because it is well worth the time:
In the above video Hugh speaks of the CD entitled Journey Towards Creation. Fortunately it also is available on YouTube as linked directly below:
On YouTube you will find a significant assortment of videos that are produced by Dr Hugh Ross. I will provide the links for some of his videos that I have enjoyed. Blessings!