Biologist, Speaker, LogosRA Ambassador B.A. (Biology)
Chris graduated from Geneseo University in 2009 with a degree in biology. After, he felt led by the Lord to start a ministry called Back2Genesis. Since his early twenties, he has been speaking on the topic of creation/evolution in various settings including local radio and TV stations, colleges, universities, middle and senior high schools, teen centers, apologetics conferences, and church venues from 1st grade to adult-level discipleship classes. Since the fall of 2011, Chris has been a Research Associate at FMS Foundation in collaboration with renowned geneticist Dr. John Sanford of Cornell.
As a researcher with FMS Foundation, Chris has been doing numerical simulation research aimed at better understanding the historical problem of Haldane's Dilemma, as well as the problem of fixation of deleterious mutations over deep-time. In August of 2013, Chris presented their research results at the 7th International Conference on Creationism held in Pittsburg, PA.
In addition, Chris has researched a broad range of biological topics—ranging from pseudogenes to the origin of life, to bacterial evolution, to fish evolution (Tiktaalik fossil), to whale evolution, to human evolution, to the famous riddle of “Haldane’s Dilemma.” Chris has published numerous articles on these topics.
For the last 5 years at FMS, Chris has been researching human evolution and the hominin fossil record. Chris has been studying paleoanthropology in depth—which has required the study of hundreds of technical papers and dozens of related books. According to senior co-author, Dr. John Sanford of their published book (Contested Bones), Chris’ research on this topic is similar in scope and depth to a PhD research project, and his enormous contribution to the writing of this book is comparable to a PhD dissertation.
Ministry Update from Christopher Rupe
On the weekend of October 9-11, Back2Genesis (my small non-profit ministry) will be premiering a 93-minute documentary entitled DISMANTLED: A SCIENTIFIC DECONSTRUCTION OF THE THEORY OF EVOLUTION.
In DISMANTLED, interviews with several scientists (Dr. John Sanford, Dr. Rob Carter, Dr. Nathaniel Jeanson, Dr. Georgia Purdom, and Dr. Jason Lisle) and scores of peer-reviewed scientific papers were marshaled to build the case that it is not unreasonable to accept the Book of Genesis (chapters 1-11) as a historically reliable account of our origins. Contrary to popular opinion, the history recorded in Genesis provides a coherent and internally consistent framework for interpreting the evidence from the major fields of science. The evidence presented from biology (scene 2), paleoanthropology (scene 3), and modern genetics (scene 4) are remarkably consistent with the early chapters in Genesis. This is not something we would expect if the Genesis account was merely a primitive creation myth.
The free one-time weekend premiere will be available on the film’s official website: dismantledevolution.com/watchfilm. As the event approaches, feel free to share the link via email, text, and social media to friends, family, churches, and ministries. The film will be available to view anytime during the one-time weekend viewing period. So, any participants with the link can watch the film anytime they wish between Friday, Oct. 9 starting at 12:00 am to Sunday, Oct. 11 ending at 11:59 pm (Eastern Time). Afterwards the film will be available for purchase on DVD, Blu-ray, and online rental on the film’s website and on Amazon.
If you are interested in hosting a special viewing with your church, campus ministry, classroom etc., contact me at email@example.com. To download free promotional material and our weekend premiere poster visit our “Screenings” page. I recommend having an intermission for public viewings since it is a long film.
A private viewing link and temporary password can be made available on request (email me at firstname.lastname@example.org) to any LogosRA members who would like to review the film before promoting it to prospective churches or partnering ministries.