Soon after the publication of The Genesis Flood in 1961, he [Duane Gish] joined with other creation-minded scientists to found the Creation Research Society in 1963 and served on their governing board until 1997. As his opportunities for creation ministry grew, he joined Dr. Henry Morris at the newly formed Institute for Creation Research. This was a true step of faith as he left a secure, well-paying position for a very uncertain future. But God blessed both his faith and his efforts.
My two cents
Those last two sentences in particular are great and I hope a similar thing can happen to me. The other day my manager asked me about my career goals. I gave an answer that was limited to the current field I work in. As I said that (and afterward) I was thinking how much more I’d like to leave that workplace and work for some kind of theocratic or religious organisation. That way I could put my efforts into something more rewarding and get some job satisfaction.
I wonder what it would have been like to be an academic in the 1960s and go against the grain by supporting study into creationism (beyond the walls of a seminary). I like how Duane Gish was called Creation’s Bulldog.
Institute for Creation Research. (2013). Remembering Dr. Duane T. Gish, Creation’s ‘Bulldog’. Available: http://www.icr.org/article/7318/. Last accessed 21st Jun 2013.