All content, of both the original Brookfield7.com and this blog, is written from my point of view and is my opinion. I believe it to be accurate at the time it is written. ~ Kyle Prast, Brookfield resident since 1986
Eugene and Karl Sattler present Evolution: Incredible Hoax and Grand Canyon Evidence, Nov. 12, 2013
and son team up on November 12, 2013 to present
the Incredible Hoax” and
“The Grand Canyon -- evidence for the Flood and a Young Earth”
guest speakers Eugene and Karl Sattler to gain a biblical and scientific
understanding of the origins of life, our geological past, and an appreciation
of the authority of the scriptures at this Creation Science Society of Milwaukee meeting.
draws on his 40+ years of Creation vs. Evolution research to bring us his
findings in the first presentation, “Evolution, the Incredible Hoax”. In this
talk, he will share the evidence he has found that illustrates our Creator God
fashioned us exactly as He intended us to be through special creation.
holds a Bachelor of Science and Masters degrees in education from Concordia University,
Chicago, and has done graduate work in geology,
geography and anthropology at Michigan
He taught elementary school in Texas, Ohio, and Wisconsin. Thirty years
ago, he founded the Creation Education Association and is director of that
organization. He is also a member of the Creation Research Society.
Mr. Sattler also enjoys constructing scale models of Noah's Ark for education purposes, supplying them to creation speakers, schools, churches, and museums in the United States and abroad.
from the classroom, Eugene
continues to be an educator by sharing his message that evolution is not
scientific and should not be taught as fact in our schools. His presentations
are in demand from coast to coast across the United
States, and he has even lectured in South Korea and in public schools in Russia.
brings us the second presentation, “The Grand Canyon as Evidence for
the Flood and
Young Earth.” In 1973 Karl and his father Eugene backpacked through the Grand Canyon, north rim to south rim, with Creationists Dr.
Walter Lang and Dr. Clifford
Burdick. Karl will share his experiences from that trip in this talk and the
evidence of a young earth the canyon reveals. If time permits, he will talk about how the commonly
accepted evolution message in secular textbooks and television programming brainwashes
students with false science.
graduated from Concordia Teacher’s College, Nebraska,
(now Concordia University)
and taught in Nebraska, Alaska,
for over 30 years. Presently, he serves as Principal and 4-6th grade
teacher at Good Shepherd
in East Troy, Wisconsin. Karl has always been interested
in Creation and the Flood, being mentored and inspired by his father Eugene. Because
the Sattlers were avid backpackers, Karl was able to see firsthand areas where
flood geology was clearly evident. Karl strives to bring that same sense of
discovery to his students today, using Outdoor Education as a part of his
these presentations at the Creation Science Society of Milwaukee meeting
scheduled for 6:30 p.m. on
Tuesday, November 12, 2013 at Immanuel Lutheran Church,
13445 Hampton Road
(west of Hwy 45 on Hampton Avenue,
which becomes Hampton Road, east
of Lisbon and Hampton Roads intersection), Brookfield, Wisconsin.
The event is
free and open to the public.
For event details,
click Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2013 – Gene and Karl Sattler on genesismatters.org
Carl Kerby to speak on Becoming Bold! and Human Evolution - What Does Evidence Show? Oct. 15, 2013
Carl Kerby is an engaging
speaker, who has a way of connecting with young people, adults, church groups,
schools — almost everybody. He is a much sought-after speaker both in the United States
and abroad, and he is the Creation Science Society of Milwaukee's guest speaker this month.
In his first talk entitled “Becoming
Bold! Know it! Live it! Share it!” Carl will examine the reasons 50 to 88
percent of young people raised in Bible-believing churches walk away from the
church as adults. He will look at the causes of this huge exodus and then show
that by starting with the Bible, solutions can be offered to this alarming
problem in the church. Just teaching Bible stories to our children isn’t working;
young people in our churches need to know how to stand uncompromisingly on the
authority and accuracy of the Bible so they can answer the skeptical questions
of the age and live lives pleasing to the Lord.
He will also present “Human
Evolution: From Ida to Us, What Does the Evidence Show?” We are inundated with
the message that man evolved over millions of years. Our public school systems,
television programs, movies and secular museums all push this message on us
constantly and convincingly. But, what does the evidence really show? Using
information from the website “Revealing the Link,” Carl will debunk the myths
surrounding the “missing links” (including the world famous Lucy) and why we
didn’t evolve from apes. Once we look beyond the veneer to what the actual evidence
really shows, you may be surprised.
passion is to proclaim the authority and accuracy of the Bible and to engage
the minds and hearts of believers and unbelievers in today’s culture so that
they may experience the realities of the Word of God. He was a founding Board Member of Answers in Genesis for 10 years
and served there for over 15 years before becoming President and Founder of
Reasons for Hope (rforh). He created rforh to offset the hopelessness that is
so prevalent in our time and culture. We can and
need to have answers to these issues today. Both of Carl’s presentations will
give faith affirming information to those seeking and to those needing encouragement.
The meeting is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, October 15, 2013 at Grace Bible
Church, 2643 South 117 Street (north of
Cleveland Ave., south
of Lincoln Ave.),
West Allis, WI.
The event is free and open to the public; a free-will offering will be
Mr. Kerby will also be guesting on the live radio program, Crosstalk, on WVCY, Monday, October 14, 2013, 2:00 - 2:55pm. Tune in 107.7 FM to listen or catch it online.
VCY Rally September 21, 2013: Dr. Menton Presents 'Biology: The Appearance of Design' plus 'Evolution vs. God' showing
Come to the VCY Rally on Saturday, September 21, 2013, 7pm, at the Waukesha Expo, for two faith affirming presentations.
Guest speaker Dr. David Menton of Answers in Genesis begins the evening with his talk entitled, Biology: The Appearance of Design. Dr. Menton was a professor at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis for 34 years where he taught human gross anatomy and histology and also conducted research. After retiring from the University, he joined Answers in Genesis as a speaker and researcher. He travels throughout the U.S. and abroad, sharing his message.
Following Dr. Menton's presentation, there will be a showing of Ray Comfort's DVD, "Evolution vs. God". In this powerful video, Comfort conducts multiple man on the street interviews challenging evolution and atheism. This is a great opportunity to see Evolution vs. God - Shaking the foundations of faith. Don't miss it.
The event is free and open to the public. There will be a free-will offering to cover rally expenses.
UW-Oshkosh Prof. Dr. Pesta to Discuss Moral Relativism and Common Core in Schools, Sept. 10, 2013
Labor Day is past, which means it is back to school time for students enrolled in public and
private schools in our state. However, the education most students receive today is very different from the 3 R's of the past.
In the last 120
years, the philosophies of humanism and Marxism have undermined the
Judeo-Christian values our nation was founded upon, both in our schools and
society. University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh professor James Duke Pesta, Ph. D., will
discuss this radical philosophical shift from absolute truth to moral
relativism at his upcoming presentation at the Creation Science Society of
Milwaukee meeting at Grace
In a talk
entitled “The Effects of Moral Relativism in our Schools,” Dr. Pesta will examine
the abandonment of truth’s effect on our educational system and the threats to
our culture at large.
Dr. Pesta will
also present “The Dangers of Common Core Curriculum.”In this second talk, he will provide a
detailed and shocking look at the U.S. Department of Education’s coming Common
Core standards and their plan to “fundamentally
transform” American education. Contrary to our Founder’s intent, to keep
decisions regarding educating America’s
children under local control within each state, Common Core will include a
uniform, national curriculum—emphasizing moral relativism, nationwide
standardized testing, and a national database for every child.
Parents opting to send their children to private and parochial schools should be aware that many of them will adopt Common Core curriculum and its standardized testing too.
has been in the news, yet few people understand just what it is. Since Wisconsin has accepted
millions of dollars from the Federal government to implement the program, Dr.
Pesta’s presentation should be of interest to parents and taxpayers alike.
The presentations are scheduled for 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, September 10,
2013 at Grace Evangelical
– west entrance, at W196 N9525 Cross View Way, Menomonee
Falls, WI 53051. The
church is located on Hwy Q, also called County Line Road, about 1 mile west of
Hwy 41-45 on the south side of Hwy Q. The event is free and open to the
Dr. Pestais a professor of English at the University
of Wisconsin, Oshkosh, and the academic director of
Dr. Benjamin Carson was the featured speaker at the Americans for Prosperity rally last Thursday night at the Waukesha Expo. Though Dr. Carson made quite the media splash at the National Prayer Breakfast in February 2013, his visit to Waukesha went largely unnoticed by local mainstream media.
Senator Ron Johnson was also invited by AFP, and he spoke prior to Dr. Carson about the dysfunction of Washington D.C. Then he gave an interesting intro about his first impressions of Dr. Carson at the prayer breakfast, which is included in the video clip below. (Sometimes being wrong is good!)
When it was Dr. Carson's turn to speak, the crowd of 2,500-3,000 at the Waukesha Expo gave him a very warm welcome. He spoke about the greatness of America and personal responsibility. He also compared our bloated, inefficient governmental bureaucracy to an overly obese person who would become more fit--more productive if his calorie intake was reduced. That illustration brought him to his discussion of a fair or flat tax and the concept of tithing 10%--that all would pay the same percentage. Who could be more fair than God?, he asked. The crowd applauded enthusiastically.
He touched on how Americans are a unique people where the wealthy give of their wealth and the churches and other independent groups care for the needy--we don't need government to do this, he stressed. Then added as government gets bigger, people's rights get smaller. Freedom: Not a Democrat or Republican thing--it is an American people thing! He spoke out against the divisiveness of our President.
This brought him to the topic of healthcare. He warned, when government is in charge of health care, the government controls you! In light of the recent IRS scandals, this warning was far more ominous than it would have been a few weeks ago. As a physician, Dr. Carson is very familiar with the problems of providing health care and the high cost of having a middleman who dictates what coverage will cost. This is why he favors a system of health savings accounts for every individual.
Dr. Carson mentioned his 5th book that he wrote with his wife Candy: "America the Beautiful"- rediscovering this great nation. Then Dr. Carson stated in his quiet but pointed way, "We need not be ashamed of the fact we believe in God." The crowd jumped to their feet and applauded; it was the most enthusiastic standing ovation of the evening.
Once the audience settled, he added, One of the reasons we [as a nation] rose the way we did was because God was looking out for us. He explained that was the reason he and Candy put in so many quotes in America the Beautiful about God. Their next book will be titled, "Saving Our Future."
No doubt about it, Dr. Benjamin Carson is a fascinating man. He is soft spoken but not afraid to speak out about what is right, even in front of the President. If you ever have a chance to see him in person, go!
I became aware of his amazing life story at Christmas when I was given a DVD entitled, Gifted Hands. (It is based on his book of the same title.) Thomas Sowell of National Reviewsays this, "A remarkable book titled “Gifted Hands”
tells the personal story of Benjamin Carson, a black kid from the
Detroit ghetto who went on to become a renowned neurosurgeon.At
one time young Ben Carson had the lowest grades in his middle-school
class and was the butt of teasing by his white classmates. ...Fortunately
for him, his mother, whose own education went no further than the third
grade, insisted that he was smart. She cut off the television set and
made him and his brother hit the books — books that she herself could
scarcely read." I haven't read the book yet but the DVD was outstanding--Cuba Gooding Jr. plays Dr. Carson. The DVD also includes interviews with the real Dr. Carson, his mother and wife. (The Waukesha library system has it in their collection.)
Benjamin Carson has a truly inspirational life story. Now that he has entered the arena of politics, it would seem there are more chapters to be added to his story.
Elmbrook Historical Society Civil War Encampment: Sat. May 4, Sun. May 5, 2013
The Elmbrook Historical Society is holding their 19th Annual Civil War Days Encampment
at the Dousman Stagecoach Inn Museum on Saturday, May 4th and Sunday,
May 5th. The historic Dousman Inn, outbuildings, and grounds are located
at 1075 Pilgrim Parkway (north of Blue Mound Rd.) in Brookfield. Park
for free nearby at Pilgrim Park Middle School at 1500 Pilgrim Parkway
and take the shuttle to the Inn.
The 2 day event, 10am - 4pm
(both days), includes craftsmen, soldier camps, cannon fire,
President Lincoln, fashion show, field hospital, and more! This year, I hope to attend the fashion show. At a past encampment, we had
quite an interesting conversation about President Lincoln with the
embalmer. Check the schedule for times and events.
is $5 for adults, $2 for children 6 - 16, children under 5 are free.
Food and beverages are available both days. There is also a silent auction.
Two 'Weed Out' Days at Mary Knoll Park! Saturday, May 4 & 11, 2013
This year there are 2 Weed Out days at Mary Knoll Park in Brookfield on Saturday, May 4th and then Saturday, May 11th. Both dates start at 9 am and finish at noon. We may be having a slow spring, but the Garlic Mustard marches on!
The first weekend's focus on May 4th, will be on pulling the invasive Garlic Mustard. It is already up and easy to identify. Don't worry if you are inexperienced. As always, Patty Gerner will give instruction on what to look for and how to pull the weeds. (Usually Gary Majeskie from Park & Rec. Forestry Department attends too.) It is a great opportunity to learn about these invaders so you can check your own yard for the pests.
On the second weekend, May 11th, the more hearty will help Boy Scout Troop 23 volunteers dig out the bigger invaders: Buckthon trees and (possibly) Honeysuckle bushes. Both produce numerous berries and are prolific spreaders. The Buckthorn trees shade and crowd out native plants and trees; Honeysuckle berries irritate bird's digestive systems and provide no nutritional value.
To help, give the Parks, Recreation & Forestry department an idea of how many volunteers to expect, call 262.796.6675 to register. (Not necessary. If you forget to call, come anyway.)
So consider joining the group this Saturday and/or next at Mary Knoll Park, 615 S.
Sunnyslope Road, just south of the I-94 overpass bridge, in Brookfield, Wisconsin.
I've been to most of the Weed Outs and it's always been an enjoyable
workday, not to mention a great opportunity to enjoy a morning in the park and see the wonderful native plants that are thriving now that they aren't being crowded out by the aliens.
Weed control links:Garlic Mustardand garlic mustard's pretty cousin, Dame's Rocket. (It can take over native areas too.) Garlic mustard should be thrown in the trash and labeled Garlic Mustard: Do not compost.
Local Business Executive Jerry Frye Explores Evidence For Creator's Existence: April 16, 2013
Passion flowers display Fibonacci number sequences
On Tuesday, April 16th, Jerry Frye will explore the overwhelming evidence of our Creator's existence, exhibited throughout our earth and even our universe. He will present this intriguing program at the Creation Science Society of Milwaukee's* April meeting, held this month at Brookside Baptist Church, 4470 Pilgrim Road in Brookfield, Wisconsin, at 7:15 pm. (Directions)
Mr. Frye entitled his talk "A Created Universe: God Is Angry and Man Is Without Excuse," because God created our earth, and all that is in it, in such a way that it could not be mistaken for an accident. He designed it as a means to point man to Himself--the Creator. Even our earth is set apart from all other heavenly bodies in our universe, as the only planet able to support life.
This type of evidence is called general revelation--meaning it is obvious to anyone intellectually honest, who cares to look.
The second part of his title issues the warning for denying this type of evidence, as given in Romans 1: 20 New King James Version:
For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even His eternal power and Godhead, so that they are without excuse.
Mr. Frye is an engaging and thought provoking speaker. Don't miss this fascinating glimpse into the universe and the overwhelming evidence of God's hand in its design! This presentation is free and open to the public. Creation Science based books and DVDs are available for purchase.
Elm Grove resident Mr. Frye is president and owner of The Benefit Services Group, Inc., an employee benefit brokerage firm that serves employers nationwide and consults for healthcare systems in Wisconsin and Illinois. He has been a featured speaker at events from physician symposia to employment-law seminars. He majored in chemistry and accounting at UWM and holds many professional designations. In addition to his professional speaking engagements, he is also a very popular presenter at Creation Science events.
The other statewide race on our ballot is for State Superintendent of Schools.
This race has not been talked about much, but after hearing about the DPI's White Privilege
curriculum controversy along with my desire to provide Wisconsin parents
with more choices for their children's education, I am voting Don Pridemore for Department of Public Instruction Superintendent.
Many areas of the state also have races for mayor, judges, school board members, and aldermen on their ballots. You may look up your sample ballot here
In Brookfield, the other races on our ballot are unchallenged.
County residents have an important Circuit Court race on their ballots.
Judge Rebecca Bradley has the support of 22 judges, Sheriff Clark,
Milwaukee County Exec. Chris Abele, etc. (Don't confuse her with the
Liberal Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice Ann Walsh Bradley who had the
run-in with Justice Prosser 2 years ago.) JudgeRebeccaBradley.com
A conservative friend emailed me this link: Wisconsin Conservatives Vote April 2nd! Election Guide
It includes many races across the state, including the non-binding
referendum in Milwaukee on ending same day voter registration. I do agree with their vote "No" stance--at least at this point in time.
Here is another race I can toss out here, CudahyNOW blogger Randy Hollenbeck is running for Alderman in Cudahy. I met
him several years ago at a blogging meeting at the Journal Sentinel
offices. Cudahy voters can just read his past posts to learn about his political bent. He is Conservative. His opponent is also a blogger--a liberal. So that race is a battle of the bloggers! Interesting. Hope Randy wins!
April 2, 2013 Election: Wisconsin needs Don Pridemore, a fresh, independent leader, for State Superintendent of Schools
Want more local control over schools? What about increasing a parent's right to choose which school they send their children to? How about an independent leader for State Superintendent of Public Instruction instead of one tied to the teachers union?
If you answered yes to any of those questions, I urge you to vote for Don Pridemore on Tuesday, April 2, 2013.
Add to these concerns the very disturbing news of the Wisconsin Department of Instruction "White Privilege" sensitivity courses that are being taught to our teachers, as part of a training program called CREATE Wisconsin for public school teachers. I watched the following video, compiled by the Education Action Group, and was sickened by some of the ideas being promoted by our DPI and courtesy of our tax dollars!
At the 38 second mark, this quote caught my attention: "We must be aware of how power holders oppressed all people of color to shape the country as they wanted it. Racism is one of several systems of oppression. Others are class, sexism, hetero-sexism, the institutionalized primacy of Christianity, and able-bodiedism. These systems work toward a common goal: to maintain power and control in the hands of wealthy, white, heterosexual, Christian, able-bodied men." The quote came from Dr. Francis Kendall.
And Wisconsin teachers aren't the only ones subject to this type of indoctrination. "White Privilege" is creeping into some Wisconsin public schools as well. In January, the Delavan-Darien District made national news when it was learned students there were being taught similar white privilege ideas.
Another area of curriculum concern is "Common Core." Wisconsin agreed to use that Federally mandated curriculum when Gov. Doyle signed us on to the the U.S. Department of Education's Race to the Top program. (In order to compete for Federal dollars, we had to agree to use their national "Common Core" curriculum.) The math program in Common Core is called "Just Math."
We all know a firm foundation in math is necessary for so many career choices, but unfortunately, the Federally mandated "Just Math" curriculum transforms mathematics into a vehicle for pushing social and ecological justice subject matter onto our students. Don Pridemore is concerned about this as well. He believes we need to take a "closer look" at Common Core and its Standards, "This Federally administered program has a far reaching impact on a local
school district’s ability to control the curriculum of their schools."
I also like that Pridemore wants to take an audit of DPI, “'DPI has never been audited as a whole but only on individual
instances,' Pridemore said. 'Because we are in tough economic times we
must ensure that every tax dollar is spent efficiently and with a
purpose of giving our children the best chance to succeed in our
educational system. Due to all the mandates and programs DPI is
responsible for and some of the alarming issues that have come from that
department, we must determine that our tax dollars are being spent
wisely. A thorough audit will answer that question.'"
Don Pridemore has served as a Representative in the state Assembly since
2004, and has been on the Education Committee there during the 2011-2012 session and again this 2013-2014 session.
Everyone in the state votes for the State Superintendent of Public Instruction in the Tuesday, April 2, 2013 General Spring Election. Public education accounts for the lion's share of most people's property tax bills. Don't you want your hard earned dollars to be used wisely?
Take a few moments and explore the issues on Don Pridemore's website. DonPridemore.com
Easter 2013: 'Christ Is Risen' musical Good Friday and Saturday & Easter Sunday Services
CHRIST IS RISEN: HE IS RISEN INDEED
two thousand years ago Jesus Christ willingly endured the anguish of
the cross--then three days later rose from the dead proving His deity
and power. The amazing part of this true story is that He did it all for
you so that you could personally experience His free gift of salvation."
If you do not have a church home, I would like to invite you to Brookside's church services this weekend. (My church). Find out how Jesus' death, burial, and resurrection can change your life.
On Good Friday and Saturday,
The Brookside choir and orchestra will present their musical: Christ Is
Risen at 7pm on Friday, March 29th and at 5pm on Saturday, March 30th.
On Easter Sunday morning,
there are 3 service times to choose from on March 31st: 8am, 9:30am and 11am. A
Continental Breakfast is served from 8:40am - 10:40am in the Fellowship
Hall. There is no Sunday evening service this week.
This year, it will again be held at the Sheraton Milwaukee Brookfield Hotel, at 375 South Moorland Rd., just south of Brookfield Square and north of I-94.
The 2013 event runs from Saturday, March 23, from 10am to 8pm, and Sunday, from 10am to 5pm. Check their Event Guide for the schedule. Tickets are $35 for the entire weekend or $30 on Saturday and $15 on Sunday. Children 10 and under get in free with a paying adult. There are pinball and video arcade games to play--all set on free play, pinball and video arcade machines, accessories and parts to purchase, and fun to be had!