Jonathan Park Reviews

IMPORTANT NOTICE: As of December 2013, Vision Forum is no longer operating.  The programs and albums are still available for download and purchase through BlueBehemoth.com

UPDATE (February 26, 2014): Jonathan Park is now owned by Creation Works of California. They plan to repackage all current albums of Jonathan Park and put them back into circulation. They also plan to start working on the next volume.

This section reviews the Jonathan Park Audio Adventure Series, originally created by the Institute for Creation Research, but now produced by Vision Forum Ministries. Generally speaking, I have found the series pretty good on drama and adventure (although a bit over-the-top at times), but rather poor on scientific content and/or information. The series is produced from an  anti-evolution pro-young-Earth Creation perspective and in order to make their case,  many of the ideas presented are not in line with mainstream science.  In addition to only presenting evidence in a way that supports a literal interpretation of Genesis, the series also misrepresents evolutionary views and ideas to make them easier to refute and discredit.

Most (if not all) of the episodes contain a combination of logical fallacies, false information and anti-evolution propaganda tied into a storyline where the Christians are the good guys and the evolutionists are the bad guys.  Bible verses are used – sometimes bewilderingly – to support the ideas presented.  The listener is often left scratching his/her head wondering how the verses fit what is being said.

The purpose of this section is to examine each episode, pointing out the specific errors found therein, and giving the correct facts where possible.  Many of the claims mentioned in the series have been answered and can be found on various websites. In particular, TalksOrigins is a great website that answers ‘problems’ Creationists have with evolution; a list of answers to many Creationist Claims can be found here.

About the Jonathan Park Audio Adventure Series

The Jonathan Park CDs are produced by Vision Forum Ministries.  Through these CDs, VF hope to ‘provide children and adults with scientific evidence that is in harmony with the Word of God’.

Tagline: This is our Father’s world, God created it; we can explore it, so live the adventure!

NOTE: The producers of this series neglect to reference their information in any form.  No references is ever given either on the CD or in the Study Guide for ANY information presented in the series.  Even the voice actors of the series are not given any credit anywhere.  We only know that the series is a production of Vision Forum Ministries.

Volumes

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Volume 1: The Adventure Begins

After discovering a massive dinosaur graveyard that shows evidence for a worldwide flood, these two families combine forces as they plan to build a new museum, open the fossil discovery, and the hidden cave to spread the message of the Creator! (Taken from here.)

  1. Ep. 1 The Secret of the Hidden Cave, Part 1
  2. Ep. 2 The Secret of the Hidden Cave, Part 2
  3. Ep. 3 Adventure on the Aucilla River, Part 1
  4. Ep. 4 Adventure on the Aucilla River, Part 2
  5. Ep. 5 Disaster at Brenan Bluff
  6. Ep. 6 African Safari
  7. Ep. 7 Escape from Utopia
  8. Ep. 8 The Clue from Nineveh
  9. Ep. 9 Art Heist Adventure
  10. Ep. 10 Mystery at Dead Man’s Curve
  11. Ep. 11 The Return to Hidden Cave, Part 1
  12. Ep. 12 The Return to Hidden Cave, Part 2

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Volume 2: No Looking Back

The Park and Brenan families are committed to opening Brenan Ranch to the public as they teach  scientific evidence that is in harmony with the Bible. But will they be able to stand against the opposition, or will their efforts be thwarted? (Taken from here.)

  1. Ep. 13 Bone of Contention, Part 1
  2. Ep. 14 Bone of Contention, Part 2
  3. Ep. 15 Showdown at Twin Bridges, Part 1
  4. Ep. 16 Showdown at Twin Bridges, Part 2
  5. Ep. 17 Mysterious Stranger
  6. Ep. 18 Long Road Home
  7. Ep. 19 Cry from Cyberspace
  8. Ep. 20 The Talking Picture
  9. Ep. 21 Mystery at McBane Manor, Part 1
  10. Ep. 22 Mystery at McBane Manor, Part 2
  11. Ep. 23 The Blazing Star, Part 1
  12. Ep. 24 The Blazing Star, Part 2

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Volume 3: The Winds of Change

The Park and Brenan families have opened one of the largest creation outreaches in the world,  and yet they can’t help but feel as if the Lord is calling them to more. In a series of exciting adventures, the two families are thrust into the need for a special response effort — one that will fight for the message of the Creator! (Taken from here.)

  1. Ep. 25 The Winds of Change, Part 1
  2. Ep. 26 The Winds of Change, Part 2
  3. Ep. 27 The Eye of the Storm, Part 1
  4. Ep. 28 The Eye of the Storm, Part 2
  5. Ep. 29 The Temple of the Moon, Part 1
  6. Ep. 30 The Temple of the Moon, Part 2
  7. Ep. 31 The Midnight Prowler
  8. Ep. 32 Destination Moon, Part 1
  9. Ep. 33 Destination Moon, Part 2
  10. Ep. 34 Destination Moon, Part 3
  11. Ep. 35 The Wilderness Express, Part 1
  12. Ep. 36 The Wilderness Express, Part 2

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Volume 4: The Hunt for Beowulf

In The Hunt for Beowulf, a professional artifacts thief known as the Jaguar has stolen the original Beowulf manuscript from the British Library. Now the Creation Response Team is on a mission to get it back as they travel to many places including England, Iwo Jima, the interior jungles of the Yucatán Peninsula, and the Galápagos Islands! (Taken from here.)

  1. Ep. 37 The Return to Iwo Jima, Part 1
  2. Ep. 38 The Return to Iwo Jima, Part 2
  3. Ep. 39 The Return to Iwo Jima, Part 3
  4. Ep. 40 The Red Menace, Part 1
  5. Ep. 41 The Red Menace, Part 2
  6. Ep. 42 The Ancient City of the Jaguar, Part 1
  7. Ep. 43 The Ancient City of the Jaguar, Part 2
  8. Ep. 44 Darwin’s Fiery Mountain, Part 1
  9. Ep. 45 Darwin’s Fiery Mountain, Part 2
  10. Ep. 46 Darrow’s Bluff
  11. Ep. 47 The Descent from Sandia Peak, Part 1
  12. Ep. 48 The Descent from Sandia Peak, Part 2

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Volume 5: The Explorer’s Society

The Creation Response Team has been challenged to a “Battle of the Worldviews” on national TV. Their competition is the Explorer’s Society, a group of evolutionary scientists who have become famous for their cutting-edge scientific discoveries. Join these two teams as they contend against one another at Niagara Falls, the Canadian wilderness, Mount St. Helens, the freezing Arctic of Ellesmere Island, the depths of the sea, and a German dinosaur graveyard!

(Taken from here.)

  1. Ep. 49 The Explorer’s Society, Part 1
  2. Ep. 50 The Explorer’s Society, Part 2
  3. Ep. 51 Battle of the Worldviews, Part 1
  4. Ep. 52 Battle of the Worldviews, Part 2
  5. Ep. 53 Journey into Blast Zone, Part 1
  6. Ep. 54 Journey into Blast Zone, Part 2
  7. Ep. 55 The Arctic Adventure, Part 1
  8. Ep. 56 The Arctic Adventure, Part 2
  9. Ep. 57 Journey into the Deep, Part 1
  10. Ep. 58 Journey into the Deep, Part 2
  11. Ep. 59 The Final Battle, Part 1
  12. Ep. 60 The Final Battle, Part 2

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Volume 6: The Journey Never Taken

In Jonathan Park and The Journey Never Taken, the Polar Star Medallion mysteriously shows up at the Brenan Museum of Creation, quickly throwing the Creation Response Team into a scavenger hunt the world will never forget. “Live the adventure” with Jonathan and the Creation Response Team as cryptic clues send the team to Sweden, Scotland, and beyond in search of a promised treasure. Along the way, uncover the true history of Charles Darwin and his colleagues and learn how these men helped perpetuate the myth of a universe created without a Creator.  (Taken from here.)

  1. Ep. 61 The Journey Never Taken, Part 1
  2. Ep. 62 The Journey Never Taken, Part 2
  3. Ep. 63 The Mysterious Host, Part 1
  4. Ep. 64 The Mysterious Host, Part 2
  5. Ep. 65 The Pirates of Whitby, Part 1
  6. Ep. 66 The Pirates of Whitby, Part 2
  7. Ep. 67 The Search for the Beagle, Part 1
  8. Ep. 68 The Search for the Beagle, Part 2
  9. Ep. 69 The Chosen Four, Part 1
  10. Ep. 70 The Chosen Four, Part 2
  11. Ep. 71 Hunt for the Priceless Treasure, Part 1
  12. Ep. 72 Hunt for the Priceless Treasure, Part 2

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Volume 7: The Voyage Beyond

In Jonathan Park and The Voyage Beyond, Jonathan and the Creation Response Team meet an eccentric philanthropist-explorer named Alexander DeMarcus. Mr. DeMarcus appears to have a passion for marine life, exploring the ocean depths with his experimental electromagnetic submarine, The Manta. At first the CRT joins forces with Mr. DeMarcus, excited to learn more about God’s amazing creatures beneath the sea. But the team soon realizes that this mysterious explorer has something even bigger in mind. Discover his incredible secret in Jonathan Park and the Voyage Beyond! (Taken from here.)

  1. Ep. 73 The Creature of Cape Cod, Part 1
  2. Ep. 74 The Creature of Cape Cod, Part 2
  3. Ep. 75 Journey to a Thousand Fathoms, Part 1
  4. Ep. 76 Journey to a Thousand Fathoms, Part 2
  5. Ep. 77 Recesses of the Deep, Part 1
  6. Ep. 78 Recesses of the Deep, Part 2
  7. Ep. 79 The Race for Space, Part 1
  8. Ep. 80 The Race for Space, Part 2
  9. Ep. 81 Preparing for Flight, Part 1
  10. Ep. 82 Preparing for Flight, Part 2
  11. Ep. 83 Pilgrimage of the Speedwell, Part 1
  12. Ep. 84 Pilgrimage of the Speedwell, Part 2

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Volume 8: The Copper Scroll

Product DetailsA real artifact discovered in the caves alongside the Dead Sea Scrolls seems to contain the locations of more than sixty ancient treasures. Jonathan, Kendall, Jim, and Jessie are joined by archeologist, Ian Dawson, and their faithful guide, Akiva as they uncover the trail to this real-life mystery which has stumped archeologists for more than fifty years. Follow the team as they get closer to the treasure and face opposition on every side — even … Myles Morgan! Join an archeological expedition that will uncover ancient artifacts left behind by the events of the Bible, in Jonathan Park and The Copper Scroll! (Taken from here.)

  1. Ep. 85 The MysteriousArtifact of Qumran, Part 1
  2. Ep. 86 The Mysterious Artifact of Qumran, Part 2
  3. Ep. 87 Quest for the Second Copper Scroll, Part 1
  4. Ep. 88 Quest for the Second Copper Scroll, Part 2
  5. Ep. 89 The King Who Helped the Habiru, Part 1
  6. Ep. 90 The King Who Helped the Habiru, Part 2
  7. Ep. 91 Treasure of Shechem, Part 1
  8. Ep. 92 Treasure of Shechem, Part 2
  9. Ep. 93 Trial by Fire, Part 1
  10. Ep. 94 Trial by Fire, Part 2
  11. Ep. 95 Operation Gezer, Part 1
  12. Ep. 96 Operation Gezer, Part 2

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  1. Hello, I must say I have enjoyed what you have writen thus far, and commend you for trying to get the truth about this dreadful and child corrupting show out to the public… though I found something I thought you would be interested in, a video hosted on youtube by a channel claiming to be “thevisionforum”. The video is a behind the scenes of a jonathan park recording and gives out the actors for a few of the characters, they are as fallows:

    Dr. Kendall Park – Frank Montenegro
    Angela Park – Sherry Evans
    Katie Park – Courtney Evans
    Jim Brenon – Cris O’Bryon
    Jessie Brenon – Anna Rapport

    http://m.youtube.com/index?desktop_uri=%2F&gl=US#/watch?v=SqKpAb9XPKg

    Here is the URL for the video so u can check for yourself, please keep up the good work.

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  2. Thanks for that information!

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