John Castino has a unique story of transformation.
A major league baseball player with the Minnesota Twins, John was the American League’s co-Rookie of the Year. But after his career derailed due to an injury, John’s life spiraled out of control. His faith in God was based on his feelings, and so when times turned bad, he lost his faith.
When he began the journey back to God, books on intelligent design fed his mind as well as his heart. John contacted us recently to express his thanks for how our work had helped him. Finding evidence for a Creator was at the heart of getting his life back together.
The Difference You Made
Your support of Discovery Institute’s videos, books, and educational outreach programs made this transformation possible.
After returning to faith, he used our materials to minister to prisoners, those who needed evidence that their lives have purpose and meaning.
I don’t know about you, but when I look at what’s happening in our culture right now, I’m tempted to despair. People seem to be turning their backs on truth in all areas of society. And existing institutions — universities, government, media companies — are part of the problem, not the solution.
Human Uniqueness — A Theme for 2022
Now, more than ever, our neighbors and youth, and people like John need to know they are not accidents. In the words of former Pope Benedict, “We are not some casual and meaningless product of evolution. Each of us is the result of a thought of God. Each of us is willed, each of us is loved, each of us is necessary.”
As we move into 2022, we have plans to focus on humanity’s incredible uniqueness through biochemist Michael Behe‘s video exploring the amazing blood-clotting system inside each one of us. And throughout December and January PragerU will be releasing videos highlighting various aspects of Stephen Meyer’s Return of the God Hypothesis.
Our plans are ambitious and far reaching, but we can’t make them a reality without your support.
If our culture is to be revived, independent voices like the Center for Science & Culture are so critical. We need to move ahead on all cylinders. We need to make a difference while we still can. Time is short.