The Case for a Creator is based on the book of the same title by former Chicago Tribune legal editor, Lee Strobel. Produced and released in 2006, the documentary follows Strobel’s conversion from atheism to belief in a supernatural creator. It was a decision deeply influenced by discoveries of 20th century science. Strobel’s book was a New York Times best-seller.

As a high school freshman, Strobel became convinced that God did not exist. Only the hard, empirical evidence of science could be trusted–and it appeared to point to a universe created by purely materialistic processes. Time, chance, and Darwinian evolution.

This atheistic worldview deeply influenced Strobel’s academic years and early career as an award-winning journalist for the Chicago Tribune. Then, in 1980, his wife’s conversion to Christianity led him on an intensive search for the truth about God. Not surprisingly, he began with science.

What do the discoveries of modern biology, physics, cosmology, and astronomy really tell us about the origin of life and the universe? When objectively considered, does contemporary scientific evidence point toward or away from a supernatural creator? Strobel interviewed scientists and scholars from a wide range of disciplines for the answers.

The film examines scientific evidence in the fields of molecular biology, astronomy, physics, cosmology, paleontology, and genetics to answer the questions: Does modern science confirm the theory that life and the universe are the products of blind, materialistic processes? Or, are there a purpose, plan, and transcendent design behind all that exists?

The Case for a Creator includes interviews with leading proponents of intelligent design theory including Stephen C. Meyer, Paul Nelson, Jonathan Wells, Jay Richards, Robin Collins, Michael Behe, Scott Minnich, and Guillermo Gonzalez. Together, they outline a comprehensive case for design.

Location photography took place in China, Australia, the Galapagos Islands, and throughout the United States.

The DVD version of the 60-minute documentary also includes more than an hour of bonus features,

Production Credits

Executive Producers
Larry Frenzel
Chris Bueno

Producer/ Director
Lad Allen

Written by
W. Peter Allen

Edited by
Jerry Harned

Photography by
Timothy Eaton
Matthew Valentine
Jerry Harned
Dennis Burkhart

Original Music by
Mark Edward Lewis

Computer Animation
Tim Doherty
Joseph Condeelis
Jerry Harned

Narrated by
Ed Ragozzino