Audio Archive

Collins, Larry

Larry has a Ph.D in geology from the University of Illinois in 1959, and taught mineralogy and other geology courses at California State University Northridge, beginning in 1960 and retiring in 1993 after 33 years of teaching. He is currently a member of the United Methodist Church in Thousand Oaks, California. He coordinates Lay Witness Missions for more than 100 weekend missions to churches, ranging in size from 60 to 6,000 members, and witnesses to how Christ has changed his life. He has been on the summer staff at Holden Village some 8 to 10 times, in the 1960s and 1970s. He returns on the summer staff this year for the first time since then. He enjoys leading hikes to the Holden copper mine, describing its geology and history. Together with his wife, Barbara, he has written some of the guides to the hikes around Holden, describing the local plant and animal life. In younger years, Barbara and Larry once hiked to Mirror Lake in one day, a 36-mile round trip!
He has a website Opposition to Creationism, and has been opposing a literal interpretation of the Bible for many years on the basis of scientific evidence. He plans to give slide sessions on the glacial geology of the Holden area, volcanoes, and why Moses kept his feet dry – the story of the disappearing island of Atlantis. He wrote an article for the January 1966 issue of National Geographic Magazine, “Rare Beauty in Common Rocks.”

Recordings

Wave Action on Our Coasts

Presenter: Collins, Larry / 1968

Vespers: Parable of the Stones July 18, 1969

Presenter: Collins, Larry / 1969

Lunatics July 21, 1969 Moon Day

Presenter: Collins, Larry / 1969

Mass Wastage, Weathering, Landslides

Presenter: Collins, Larry / 1969

Geologic Hazards of Population

Presenter: Collins, Larry / 1970

Why Are There Mountains

Presenter: Collins, Larry / 1970

Vespers: Rock

Presenter: Collins, Larry / 1970

Sermons

Presenter: Collins, Larry / 1973

Vespers July 8, 1974 with Larry Collins

Presenter: Collins, Larry / 1974

Vespers July 26, 1974 with Larry Collins

Presenter: Collins, Larry / 1974

Come to the Feast

Presenter: Collins, Larry / 1976

Lord, Teach Us to Pray

Presenter: Collins, Larry / 1976

Where is Your Security?

Presenter: Collins, Larry / 1976

80th Anniversary of Discovery of Copper at Holden

Presenter: Collins, Larry / 1976

Be a Frog-Kisser

Presenter: Collins, Larry / 1976

Prisons and Ex-offeners' Rehabilitation

Presenter: Collins, Larry / 1976

New Developments in Science with Floyd Collins

Presenter: Collins, Larry / 1976

Creation Science and the Genesis Week

Presenter: Collins, Larry / 1982

A Christian Geologist Looks at Creation

Presenter: Collins, Larry / 1987

Holden Flowers, Trees & Shrubs (AV44 Slide Narration)

Presenter: Collins, Larry / 1987

Creation Science vs. Evolution

Presenter: Collins, Larry / 1989

Mount St. Helens: The Eruption and Consequences

Presenter: Collins, Larry / 2008

Glaciers and the Holden Glacial History

Presenter: Collins, Larry / 2008

Scientific Evidence Against Creationism

Presenter: Collins, Larry / 2008

Noah's Flood May Have Happened

Presenter: Collins, Larry / 2009

Holden wishes to express appreciation to PLU, Pacific Lutheran University, for their support of the Holden Audio Archive Project.

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