80 Years of Christian View-Master
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Information on booking Wonders of the Bible:
We would love to come out and give an exhibit and presentation to your church, school, home school group, or professional organization. Our events are suitable for all ages. Here are a few questions and answers:
Q: What is "Wonders of the Bible"?
A: Wonders of the Bible is a private family collection of Christian based scientific and technological visual arts.
Q: What is your mission statement?
A: To proclaim Jesus Christ through visual arts, science and communication technologies: past, present, and future.
Q: What are your fees?
A: We do not charge a set fee. Groups are encouraged to give a love offering only as they are able, and that which the Lord places on their heart.
Q: What is unique or different about your exhibit?
A: We want to be known as providing a "once in a lifetime" Christian experience that you will never forget. We specialize in exhibit items that, most likely, people have never seen before ... and might not ever see again. The term for this is "Sui Generis": which means "unique, in a class by itself".
Q: What are the logistics of your exhibit?
A: In order to make things as simple as possible, our entire exhibit was designed to be displayed on your own standard folding tables. We can exhibit a very simple single table ... or multiple table set-up. We can accommodate very small intimate gatherings, or large events in the hundreds and even thousands.
Q: What is your educational presentation?
A: We have a powerpoint presentation that provides interesting stories and educational information on all of the items on display in the exhibit. Of course, our authority is with lasers and holograms, so we spend a little more time on the science and technology behind these Nobel prize-winning fields. If you're going to learn about lasers and holograms, you might as well learn from the person that "wrote the book" ... a book endorsed by the MIT Museum.
Q: What area of the country do you serve?
A: At present, we serve a local area consisting of Eastern PA (Philadelphia, Lancaster, Harrisburg, Allentown, Reading, Scranton, etc.), all of New Jersey, Eastern New York (NYC area, the Islands, etc.), all of Delaware, Maryland and Washington, D.C.
Q: Where have you exhibited and/or lectured/instructed?
A: For 35 years I (Frank) presented laser and holography exhibits / lectures / workshop programs in world-class venues such as the Smithsonian Institution, Washington D.C. (summer workshop programs), the Franklin Institute in Philadelphia; Liberty Science Center, NJ; Lehigh University; University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology; NASA / Northrop Grumman; Fuji Film Corp.; Dupont Holographics; and many, many more (it is truly a very long list). I am now very happily retired.
By return invitation, I have been a MENSA keynote address speaker at their regional conferences in 1999, and again in 2017 (lasers and holography are Nobel prize-winning fields of physics).
For Wonders of the Bible in particular, some of our more recent events have included: The Institute for Scientific and Biblical Research, Lancaster, Pennsylvania; The New York Hall of Science, New York City, New York; The Creation Evidence Museum, Glen Rose, Texas; Creation Celebration Conference 2017, 2018, 2019, Newark, Delaware; Scientific and Biblical Creationist Fellowship, Newark, Delaware; New York Microscopical Society, Clinton, New Jersey; Eastern Christian Conference, Hershey, Pennsylvania; ... and more.
Q: How long are your exhibits and presentations?
A: We can do single day, multiple day, and/or evening exhibits and presentations. Our powerpoint presentation runs 45 minutes to an hour. Before and after the powerpoint presentation, folks can visit our exhibit tables to see and experience the displays.
Q: What part of the year are you available? How often?
A: Our preferred seasons are spring and fall: three months in the spring (mar/apr/may) and three months in the fall (sept/oct/nov). This is to protect very valuable artifacts from the coldest and hottest travel weather. For each of those months mentioned above, we like to keep bookings to one or two events per month.
Q: Do you serve all Christian denominations?
A: We serve everyone. For non-believers, you can enjoy the purely scientific and technological aspect (lasers, holograms, micro and nano tech, etc.). For believers, our exhibit and presentation contains all Christian content. We stand firmly on Biblical creationism, inerrancy, perspicuity and authority. θεόπνευστος (theopneustos): "God-breathed." In other words, the reason we have an exhibit table dedicated to Genesis is because we believe that the Biblical account of Genesis is scientific and historical truth. Along those same lines, for instance, you do not have to believe that the Shroud of Turin is the actual burial cloth of Jesus Christ. But you may enjoy the immense scientific and technological investigation that has been performed on it (such as 3D laser holographic imaging). And so on. The choice is yours ... as it always has been and always will be. At the same time, for us, the Christian Holy Bible remains the ultimate authoritative foundation ... as it always has been and always will be.
Q: Any special memories?
A: Yes! One in particular comes to mind: We were exhibiting at the New York Hall of Science for World Maker Faire. At our table, someone read and experienced the Lord's Prayer for the very first time in their lives. It was being transmitted on a laser beam! They never knew that the Lord's Prayer even existed before that moment. They said that it was "beautiful" and "amazing". It was at that moment that I knew we had found an entirely new way of reaching others with the gospel of Jesus Christ.
Q: Can we come and visit you?
A: We would love that, but unfortunately, not at this time. When we had our home holography studio / lab, we welcomed visitors from around the world for 35 years. Now that we have sold our home and moved into our retirement residence we no longer host visitors. Plus, everything is now packed in travel road cases and held in remote storage, ready to hit the road. We're ready when you're ready!
Q: What about online presentations, i.e. videoconferencing with schools, etc.?
A: Well, providers are installing giganet speed internet service in our area ... and I do have a small area here dedicated to a portable laser holography set-up ... so lets see what the future holds.
As an alternative, as of 2019, I am now providing monthly presentations on various topics centered around the collection. There are monthly articles that contain downloadable resources, as well as audio file podcasts to listen to. You can access this new area by going to my Wonders of the Bible Online Presentations.
Q: How can I get more information or book a presentation and exhibit?
A: Call us (Frank and Debi) with any questions at: (484) 387-5320. or email at top of page (click on "contact").