The course included lessons on practical observation of the heavens from a Biblical view, how to assemble and use a telescope, how to record observations by sketching objects in the night sky, and a review of Scripture references that point observers toward the Creator and owner of the heavens.
Such Bible references are Job 41:11b ("Whatever is under the whole heaven is mine") and Acts 17:24 ("The God who made the world and everything in it,being Lord of heaven and earth, does not live in temples made by man")
"We are passionate about astronomical observation because it can point anyone to God," says Mr. Beard. He and Linda are the founders of Christworks Ministries, a Christian, all-volunteer, non-profit organization based in Crozet, Virginia,USA.
The training course was held at the Tagaytay Retreat and Training Center on September 6 - 8, 2012.
|Pastor Dave Campanero, chaplain of the CCT Training and Development Institute-Magdalena|
Campus, takes his turn at looking through a telescope.