Good Shepherd
Initiative

FREE Since 1983

Sid Galloway BS, M.Div. (Biograhical Information)
Just an OLD sheepdog
of our Good Shepherd Creator Christ

Ask the animals,
and they will teach you,
.. Which of all these
does not know
that the LORD's hand
has done this?
In His hand is the
soul (nephesh)
of every creature and the breath of all mankind"
Job 12:7-9

Worldview
of your
Good Shepherd
Creator: Christ
Human Trafficking & Slavery
Don't Just Happen
(Jesus said in Mark 7:21-23)

Would a "good" God design
"survival of the fittest"
as His WAY?
(Isaiah 65:25)

Rights - Any discussion about human rights (slavery, oppression) or animal rights (cruelty, abuse) must first address our Creator's rights. He has the right to command how we treat both His people and His animals.

Scotty the Good Shepherd
Service Sheepdog


3 Videos Animal Friends * *
Otis ----- Zoe ---- River


Suzy service-dog genius
(more below)

Responsibilities - Jesus said the root cause of suffering in this world is a distorted view of and/or the rejection of the true WAY of our Creator. (John 8:1-59)

sidotter


"Squirt" the Otter


Releasing rehabbed critters


Atchafalaya Swamp

Mistakes - Man's self-serving, misguided, mischaracterizations of God have historically led to personal and cultural conflict, corruption, and collapse.

Hope - Discovering the WHO?, the WHY?, and the "WAY"? of origins is the foundation for true transformation.

Mike's "service-frog"


Therapy Zorse & Zeedonk

Change - Truly lasting change for individuals and cultures must begin at the cornerstone - the Creator of creation.


Darwin's Self-image
by Mike Galloway


Formal"Boatie" - Lizaboa

"Then I looked again
at all the acts of oppression
which were being done
under the sun.
And behold I saw
the tears
of the oppressed
and that they had
no one to comfort them;
and on the side of their
oppressors was power,
but they had
no one to comfort them."
Ecclesiastes 4:1


Wild Rory - paralyzed by gun shot yet grateful
for loving care

raccoon_river_sidarms


L'l River raccoon


"Flower"


Candy-cane corn snake


Opossum Brothers:
Tom & Jerry


Brother Tom


Animal-Assisted GSI



Scotty my service dog
assistant :-)


Scotty doing his job well


God's living teddy-bears


Missing the old days


My Proverbs 31 wife
meeting my old girlfriend, elephant "Jean"


Old friends Jean & Panya meet my daughter


Jean meets her keeper's son



Mandy Clouded Leopard who saved me from suicide


My morning greeters
Akela & Rakshi
Back in the den they'd beg me to rub their heads
to start the day.


Shiva -my PTSD leopard
raised by humans, terrified of other leopards


Bratar:the cowardly lion


Rani: Bratar's sister :-(

Banu - my favorite comedian who loved to prank people


Candra, Banu's mom


Banu teasing Candra


Byomi asking for a treat


Ali the bitter black panther who learned love


Zoe: disabled squirrel
born with no tail / only 3 feet
- even more lovable


Scotty meets his first gator


Marriage in Christ


Suzy protecting her rescued puppy


Molly the semi-blind Opossum Lady


Little Blue
- transferred to Fed. rehab


Big Red
- gunshot wound


Baby Huey acting tough


Scotty's piggy


Rescuing Stubby
(see his Facebook page)


Audubon Zoo memories


Lizaboa Animal Assistant


David & elephant Panya


Mr. Galloway
Old Sheepdog


Charlie
Russian Legless Lizard


Hawk - Barron
powerful talons


Otis - hit by car


Little River as a baby


Little River
working on the lock

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

GSI - Good Shepherd Initiative - Homepage

 

NOTE that all NCZoo/ARK ANIMALS are rescues that have been healed and rehabilitated but cannot be released. We we provide the best life physically and emotionally they can have.

 

CURRENT YEAR

2017-2018
Bible Course 8th Grade
(the foundation)
Genesis & Exodus

(Bible 8 Syllabus - pdf)

AS YOU SCROLL DOWN
THIS PAGE, YOU'LL SEE
LOTS OF INFO & LINKS
TO HELP YOU THINK
ABOUT LIFE & REALITY
FROM GOD'S VIEWPOINT.
* You're NOT required
to know all of that.

 

As you keep scrolling,
you'll come to the
QUARTER 1 INFO
you must start studying
for Quizzes & Tests.


TV Show Interview about
Creation Scientists,
such as Dr. Damadian
inventor of the MRI,
Dr. John Sanford (Cornell)
Gene Gun inventor...

laugh
Sid & "Charlie" the legless Russian Lizard
(Animal-Assisted Teaching :-)

Interviewed on TV Show: "Beyond History"

SCHOLARS DEFEND CHRIST CREATION
WITH MY DOG SCOTTY :-)http://youtu.be/KgeUOUk8fKU

ORIGINS BELIEFS MATTER
http://youtu.be/R32BxP31xro



How to use websites:
- GSI, RenWeb, It's Learning, Turn-it-in




This pretend photo is a prayerful preview of my job in God's
New Creation





Scotty is now a teacher


ANIMAL MORALITY:
Evolved? or Designed?

MACRO-EVOLUTION?
M & M's Made Everything?


You can click here to
JUMP DOWN
to CURRENT UNIT



NEW SEMINAR
CHRIST vs. Racism

God's Solution in Science & Scripture
2 Page HANDOUT




The place to start - ALWAYS - is THE BEGINNINIG - Genesis!

VIDEO: 30 sec. Video Message on Evidence
(part of NCS-MS teachers' tips for students)

Mr Galloway's Wildlife Rescue-Zoo Classroom

NCZOO


OLD Classroom in the High School Bldg for 12 years

NEW Classroom LAB in the New Middle School (2016).
NEW Classroom LAB in the New Middle School (2016)
.


NEW Classroom LAB in the New Middle School (2016)


 


Mr. Galloway's NEW "Science verifies Creation"
Part-2 of his 7-Part 700-Slide
POWER POINT series on APOLOGETICS
.

VIDEOS ON LOTS OF DIFFERENT TOPICS, THAT CAN VISUALLY EXPLAIN IMPORTANT ISSUES FAR BETTER THAN MERE WORDS.
* A picture speaks a thousand words,
but a video speaks millions!

- videos by Answers in Genesis (AiG)
- videos by Creation Ministries International (CMI)
- videos by Institute for Creation Science (ICR)
- "That's a Fact" videos by (ICR)




SCOTTY - the Good Shepherd Sheepdog



2014-15 NCZoo HS Classroom 107

2013-14 NCZoo HS Classroom 107

facebook (150 Videos, 100's pic)
www.facebook.com/sidgalloway




Parents & Students,

The UPPER sections of this class/course webpage contain some fun background and reference material. These include the course outline, textbook information, helpful articles about life and education, etc.
THEN as you SCROLL DOWN THIS page you will eventually get to the beginning of this year's UNITS with dates, assignments, homework, etc. These units will be ADDED one at a time as the year progresses.
* TAKE TIME to look over this page until you are VERY familiar with WHAT is on it and WHERE important things are linked.
* If you would like to JUMP DOWN this page to quickly get to the CURRENT UNIT, then click --> JUMP DOWN TO THE CURRENT UNIT.

If you'd like to see what a full year looks like, go to LAST YEAR'S full agenda. But DON'T use it for this year, since we will be updating and upgrading with NEW, exciting discoveries from research.

RENWEB & IT'S-LEARNING websites will also be used for your GRADES, extra resources, etc. Your other teachers will also be using those websites for your other courses.

* IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS AT ANY TIME, FEEL FREE TO EMAIL ME (sgalloway AT northlakechristian.ORG)


NEW ARTICLE:

FORGIVENESS:
The Heart of Healing
for Hurt Relationships

PDF or Webpage


Why did I choose to give up my past teaching at colleges/seminaries/High School Honors Biology to focus on teaching Middle School science & Bible?

Dr. Herbert's comments below express my own heart:
Acts & Facts Magazine, July 2015. www.icr.org
My Creation Journey, Dr. Jake Herbert PhD Physics, Univ. of Texas

“My journey to taking part in a creation research ministry started early in life.  I became a born-again Christian at the age of seven, but in middle school started having intellectual doubts about the validity of the Christian faith.  Although my doubts were more of a general nature and did not center exclusively on the creation-evolution issue, it’s striking that surveys show nearly 40% of young people who no longer completely trust the Bible’s account of history had their first doubts in middle school, likely due to their first systematic exposure to evolutionary and old-earth doctrine. 
By the Lord’s providence, a close family friend loaned me the book Scientific Creationism, written by ICR’s founder Dr. Henry M. Morris.  This book answered many of my questions and ignited a lifelong passion for Christian apologetics, inspiring a dream to one day enter Christian ministry.”

Dr. JESUS is my number one reason for choosing MS . . .

"Then they brought little children to [Jesus], that He might touch them; but the disciples rebuked those who brought them.  But when Jesus saw it, He was greatly displeased and said ..., “Let the little children come to Me, and do not forbid them; for of such is the kingdom of God.  Assuredly, I say to you, whoever does not receive the kingdom of God as a little child will by no means enter it.”  And [Jesus] took them up in His arms, laid His hands on them, and blessed them." Mark 10:13-16

.


Father's Day !

- AUDIO MP3
- OUTLINE HANDOUT

WHO'S YOUR FATHER?
It determines your life,
now & forever!

John 14:1-23

As a father of SIX, there's so much my heart wants to share.
Pray for me to discern what will best honor Him & reach listeners.

Sermon - Sid Galloway - guest speaker


Do not believe anything,
until you have enough evidence
to make it worthy of your trust!

"faith is [based on] ...evidence of things not [yet] seen." Heb 11:1

Smelling smoke is evidence leading to belief in an unseen fire. The complex genetic information in your cells is solid evidence for your unseen Creator Christ (the Logos, Word - John 1:1-18). D.N.A. - Designed Not Accidental

Intellect is not the same as Wisdom:
IQ without wisdom often knows the data,
yet misses the main conclusion.


Asking questions is the key to learning!


NEW "supplement"
(not required)
by internationally respected genius, Dr. Jonathan Sarfati PhD
THE GENESIS ACCOUNT: A theological, historical, and scientific commentary on Genesis 1-11.

Dr. (Jono) Sarfati (Ph.D. Chemistry from Victoria Univ., New Zealand) is recognized for his amazing knowledge of many fields of science, as well as logic, Scripture, and especially chess. He has co-authored papers in mainstream scientific journals including one on high-temperature superconductors published in Nature when he was only 22 years old. He is a former New Zealand Chess Champion, representing New Zealand in three Chess Olympiads (and drew - tied -with Boris Spassky, world champion 1969-1972).
For fun, Jono plays and defeats numerous chess opponents (up to 12) all at the same time, while he is blind-folded. An announcer calls out his opponents moves and Jono counters - one move at a time per board.


Logikos Apologetics

Defending Our Father's Honor &
the Character of Christ our Creator

BELOW is a 7 Part Apologetic Presentation Series
= 7 separate power point presentations
- total varies from approximately 700 to 1000 powerpoint slides
- Evidence supporting a biblical worldview
-
100's of quotations from scholars in science & theology
- 100's of visuals illustrating & critiquing concepts, evidence, & conclusions
- Scores of video clips featuring internationally respected PhD's

The BLUE BOX outline below summarizes the 7-Part Series:
-
Each of the 7 Power Points is linked after the blue box.

7-PART-APOLOGETICS

7 Separate powerpoints below:

1. Logic verifies God
2. Science verifies Creation
3. History verifies Scripture
4. Religion verifies Christianity
5. Prophecy verifies Jesus
6. Time verifies Judgment
7. Action verifies Faithfulness


A consistent "Worldview" must begin at
"the beginning" with questions involving both
theology and science:
(Atheistic-Evolution vs. Theistic-Creation
)

Dr. Norman Nevin PhD Professor Emeritus 
Medical Genetics, Queen's University

http://shouldchristiansembraceevolution.com/
No coherent, cohesive theology has yet been offered
that would allow Christians to embrace evolution with integrity.
Science
has uncovered a great deal of empirical evidence
that is challenging the Darwinian paradigm.
Why
then do so many want to embrace it?
It appears that the only possible reason is the fear
of appearing intellectually inferior to the academic consensus.” 
p. 220

The textbooks I have used for my various science classes are excellent, SECULAR (Non-Christian) resources providing some of the finest overviews of "operational/observational" biological science available today. However, being SECULAR (Non-Christian) textbooks, their presentation of "historical/origins" science presents an atheistic, macroevolutionary worldview. This is actually good, since it allows our students the opportunity to exercise logikos, critical thinking while evaluating the evidence for a macroevolutionary vs. a creation worldview of life origins. To facilitate this critical thinking, we integrate research from world renowned scientists that are also courageously biblical, Christian/Creationists standing against censorship and peer-pressure persecution to speak the truth about our Creator and His Good Shepherd character.  They include:

- inventor of the MRI, Dr. Raymond Damadian MD
- inventor of the Gene Gun at Cornell, professor John Sanford PhD
- inventor of the geophysics model at Los Alamos, Dr. Baumgardner PhD
- respected PhD geologists Snelling, Austin, Silvestru, Thomson, ...
- respected PhD physicists & astrophysicists McIntosh, Hartnett/Humphreys/Lisle, Faulkner, ...
- respected PhD biologists/geneticists/chemists Menton, Jeanson, Tomkins, Truman, Nevin, Barnard, Lumsden, Eirich, Kenyon, ...

* There are actually 1,000's of PhD scientists from all fields,
who accept natural selection (micro-evolution - the selection of existing genes), but reject macroevolution through mutations.

See - Logos Research Associates
See also - answersingenesis.org/Home/Area/bios/
See also - creation.com/creation-scientists#modern

See also - icr.org
See also - discovery.org/a/2732

see also - WHAT IS KNOWLEDGE/SCIENCE?


skeleton* Mr. Galloway's Life Science
Syllabus for 15-16 (coming soon ...)
REQUIRED READING
for Students & Parents

Mr. G's Resume (Vitae)
(NOT required - only read it if you're curious)

Mr. G's Personal Philosophy of Education (PDF)
(NOT required - only read it if you're curious)

WHO WAS MR. GALLOWAY BEFORE CHRIST?
Mr. Galloway's OLD Papers reflecting his PAST worldview:

* PLEASE NOTE that Mr. G was NOT a Christian at the time :-)
- LSU Anthropology paper on "My Religion" 1978
- LSU Philosophy paper on "Religious Experiences"
- LSU English paper on "Extra-Terrestrial Life"
- "LSU Sociology Paper about Mr. G's own family history
- High School Physics experiment on "Pyramid Power"



 

grand canyon
CanyonMinistries.COM Expedition
(with my son David when he was 12)


 

Current Unit

 

 

TEXTBOOK / COURSE MATERIALS:

All of us in the NCS Middle School Bible department are excited about the new Answers Bible Curriculum we will begin this year.  It’s a three-year chronological study of God’s history (i.e., His-story) developed by a team from Answers in Genesis.  Answers in Genesis (AiG) is an apologetics ministry that includes internationally recognized scholars in both Scripture and science.  AiG is committed to training Christians to honor God our Father, defend their faith, and proclaim the gospel of Jesus Christ in a loving and effective way.  

The Answers Bible Curriculum (ABC) teaches students how to apply Bible interpretation skills (hermeneutics).  It presents the history of the world in seven key historical periods called the “7-C’s” that are easy to remember.  Relevant Scripture verses and passages will be memorized for life application.  The first “C” stands for Creation, because our Creator’s revelation of ORIGINS (how, why, and when He created all things) is the foundation undergirding every major Christian doctrine.  Since Christ, God’s Word - our Creator - is the cornerstone of this foundation, our 8th graders will begin at the beginning.  They will start with the foundational truths of Genesis and then work/walk their way on through Exodus. All along the way, students will utilize the rest of the Bible, learning to interpret each passage in the context of all Scripture. 

Supplemental Materials for CRITICAL THINKING about evolution vs. creation:
* New content will be included, especially exciting updates from a symposium on genetics, epigenetics, and Intelligent Design that I was invited to attend on the campus of Cornell University in 2011. Twenty-five scientists presented to about 100 attendees, most of whom were PhD scientists or PhD students (yes I was way out of my league -J).  These scholars shared amazing new discoveries, research, and conclusions demonstrating the impossibility of macroevolution by mutations. The only logical, scientific, and of course spiritual explanation for the massive coded information in living systems is a supernatural Intelligent Designer NOT natural chemical processes. To facilitate this critical thinking when we discuss Scripture passages about ORIGINS, students will examine research from world renowned scholars that are Christian/Creationists.

Bible Course
Semester 1 - Term 1

Unit 1 - God's Word is Our Foundation:

* For most students the first week of school is like a flood of new information, new schedules, and new tasks (especially trying to get iPads and programs set up and running properly. So, relax and don't worry, because we will start slowly and give you plenty of time the first week to get things together and your mind settled :-)
* Also, since many students do not have iPads yet, we will be using mostly paper copies of documents the first couple of weeks.

UNIT 1 DOCUMENTS: (will be handed out in class)
God's Word is Our Foundation

The first of these FOLLOWING ABC (Answers Bible Curriculum) documents will be HANDED-OUT in class since many students do not yet have iPads.
They are accessible on the NCS "IT'S LEARNING" in your class periods particular course.
* YOU DO NOT need to read all of this at HOME.
* We will dialogue about in during CLASS TIME.

ABC (Answers Bible Curriculum) documents:
ABC LESSON 1: Introduction to the ABC materials (1 page)
ABC LESSON 1: God's Word is Our Foundation (10 pages)

Memory Verses = Psalm 19:7-9

7"The law of the Lord is perfect,
refreshing the soul.
The statutes of the Lord are trustworthy,
making wise the simple.
8 The precepts of the Lord are right,
giving joy to the heart.
The commands of the Lord are radiant,
giving light to the eyes.
9 The fear of the Lord is pure,
enduring forever.
The decrees of the Lord are firm,
and all of them are righteous."

God's Word Warns us of sin's consequences
- 1 Peter 5:5-9 Satan is like a lion waiting to devour you
- Proverbs 16:18 "Pride goes before destruction ... a fall"
- My zoo story about the time I fell in the LION'S den.
- Video clip: Lions vs. Hyena pride

QUIZ DATES:

Hr 1-4 Thur Aug 24
Hr 7 Friday Aug 25

The QUIZ summarized:
1. Memorize Psalm 19:7-9 and be able to write these verses from memory.
2. An OPEN NOTES simple critical thinking question about how you could APPLY Psalm 19:7-9

VIDEO - How to use the 7-C's Evangelism CUBE

BIBLE STUDY PRACTICE GROUPS:
- Observe, Interpret, Apply

TEST DATES:
... to be announced ...

 

 

OPEN NOTES simple critical thinking questions about how the video clips we watched on:"CHECK THIS OUT"show how the Bible (described in Psalm 19:7-9) is the answer to the the problems below:
- Evolution? (10 min)
- Science? (10 min)
- Races? (10 min)
- Pain/Suffering (10 min)
- Fossils & Flood? (10 min)
- Radiometric Dating? (10 min)

EVIL-UTION?? WHY USE THIS TERM?
* See Dr. Morris's article: "Evil-UTION" re: moral fruit of that belief system.
* See the following scholarly books & videos for more details on Darwin to Hitlter, racism, abortion, infanticide, euthanasia, violent competition, etc.
* Dr. Weikart's (Prof. Calif. State Univ., PhD in European History) comprehensive two books:
--- FROM DARWIN TO HITLER. also HITLER'S ETHIC
* Dr. Jerry Bergman
---- Hitler and the Nazi Darwinian Worldview
----THE DARK SIDE OF DARWIN
* EVOLUTION'S FATAL FRUIT (BOOK) (DVD)

 

 

 


VIDEOS ON LOTS OF DIFFERENT TOPICS, THAT CAN VISUALLY EXPLAIN IMPORTANT ISSUES FAR BETTER THAN MERE WORDS.
* A picture speaks a thousand words,
but a video speaks millions!

- videos by Answers in Genesis (AiG)
- videos by Creation Ministries International (CMI)
- videos by Institute for Creation Science (ICR)
- "That's a Fact" videos by (ICR)


- Mr. Galloway's NEW "Science verifies Creation"
Part-2 of his 7-Part 700-Slide
POWER POINT series on APOLOGETICS
.


.Sid Animal Dude
Birthday card caricature of me drawn by my son Mike (2013)