Book Available -- Eden Was Here: New Evidence for the Historicity of Genesis by Glenn Morton

Hi all,

I’m Dan Morton, Glenn Morton’s son (oldest of his three!). Due to his health situation, which some of you may know about, he’s unable to respond or post now. We’re continuing to pray for his comfort.

I’m posting because he did finish the book and we helped him get it onto Kindle yesterday!

Finishing this book was hugely important to him, and we’re grateful it’s complete! I know he feels exceedingly grateful for the opportunity to have written it, as he does for the chance to engage with this community.

If you are interested in reading it, here’s the link:
Eden Was Here: New Evidence for the Historicity of Genesis – Glenn Morton

While he may not be able to post, I’m certain he’d be honored to have you all consider his viewpoint and the evidence he presents.

Thank you and Best,
Dan.

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Dan, please say “hi” to your dad from me.

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Dan, Thanks for posting this. I was not available to chat with your father when he visited here and feel I really missed out. Wishing comfort and peace to your father and your family.

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From Glenn Morton’s Facebook page:
“This is Glenn’s son, David.
It’s with bittersweet that I share with you that Dad peacefully went home yesterday to be with the Lord. Our loss, his gain, through Christ his Savior. Thank you all for being a part of his journey. Know that he loved each of you very much.
-David”

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Best wishes for you, your dad, and your family!

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I too very much appreciated Glenn Morton’s many writings over the years. And just this week I’ve been reading his interesting speculations on quantum physics, consciousness, and the soul. Mr. Morton always managed to expand my thinking, even when we reached different exegetical conclusions. He will be missed.

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Posted by Glenn’s son, Dan, on the BioLogos Forum

Earlier, I’d posted that he finished and published his book. He fought hard to complete that book and, upon our getting it onto Kindle, he promptly fell asleep. He was mightily struggling for his last couple of weeks, but he would not rest (and sometimes wouldn’t even take his pain meds) while he was working on it. While he was in and out of consciousness over the last few days, publishing that book was his last real activity before yielding to the cancer that plagued him for 17 years and became especially painful over the last couple of years. I also noticed that he was posting here until he couldn’t post any longer.

More importantly to us, though, were his repeated words to us as his breath became labored. Whenever he saw my mom, my brothers, or I, he would repeat “I love you”. We love him too. He was a fantastic father who showed us faith by action, taught us to think, and encouraged us to live our best lives. He demonstrated love to us in so many ways – to our mom, to us, and to his grandchildren and daughters-in-law. We’re deeply grateful for the legacy he left us.

My brother Matt posted to Caring Bridge (here), and I’ll reply here with his obituary when it’s published.

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Obituary also posted on the BioLogos Forum:

https://www.tributearchive.com/obituaries/17776532/Glenn-Morton

Here’s Glenn’s obituary as it will appear in the Bryan Eagle (with notices also in the Dallas Morning News and Houston Chronicle):

Glenn Robert Morton (b. April 16, 1950) went to be with his Lord on August 5, 2020 with his wife and children by his side. He is survived by the love of his life, Debra Saied Morton (m. Dec 19, 1971), daughter of William and Marjory Saied. He will be sadly missed by his three sons and their families: Daniel and Amanda Morton of Dallas, TX, and their children, Rachel, Joshua and Lucas, Matthew and Shannon Morton of College Station, TX and their children, Elizabeth, Abigail, and Samuel, and David and Jennifer Morton of Pearland, TX, and their children, Jakob and William. He is also survived by his sister Gloria, and preceded in death by his brother Gary and parents C. Fred and Dorothy Allison Boyd Morton.

After a childhood in Drumright, Cushing, Tulsa, Ardmore and Oklahoma City, he attended Oklahoma University and received his degree in physics.

Glenn trusted Jesus in college and until the day he died. His example of how a Christian should leave this planet is a model to those who survived him. He used his time in the hospital to share the gospel of Jesus with fellow cancer patients and hospital staff.

Glenn loved his work, and had an illustrious career in the oil business, working for Seismograph Service Corp, Pexcon, ARCO, Oryx, and Kerr-McGee. He held titles ranging from Geophysicist to Manager to Exploration and Technology Director. His work took him from the United States to China and Scotland, and he loved retelling stories of his many travels. Following his roles as a full time employee, he became a consultant, and founded his own company, Geos-Eyes, with Danny Phillips. During his career, he was proud to say he found 34 oil fields and a billion barrels of oil. He retired, somewhat reluctantly, in 2016.

His interests were broad, having published 110 articles on topics such as geophysics, theology, anthropology, statistics, biology, information technology and history. He had 3 patent applications and wrote 6 books. His latest book, Eden Was Here, was published on Amazon hours before he fell asleep for the last time. His children fondly remember him always exploring new topics of interest growing up, with his library big enough to fill a converted two-car garage and a computer that was often running a new scientific model. He was a prodigious reader, sometimes completing entire scientific books in the course of a single day. He loved debating with his boys on a variety of topics, and had an infectious laugh, as he was no stranger to a good joke. He never lost his sense of wonder.

As much as Glenn loved his work, his family was always his first priority. His oldest son remembers especially fondly his father going to the “ends of the earth” with him on their 2009 trip to Antarctica. His middle son remembers their regular chess matches, which Glenn almost always won (except once). His youngest will remember his years-long standing appointment to watch Star Trek. He regularly took time to tell his sons, daughters-in-law and grandchildren that he was proud of them and that he loved them. He was an involved and loving father and grandfather. He often joked that he had to be especially nice to the grandkids so that somebody would cry at his funeral.

Glenn was diagnosed with a severe form of prostate cancer in 2003. He was fond of telling people that he outlived three prognostications of his death, living much longer than expected and he never wanted to be called a victim of cancer. He actually outlived the fourth prognostication by a few days. He was always grateful for his time, and more so since 2003. All eight of his grandchildren were born after his diagnosis and before his passing – a blessing he noted many times.

He will be greatly missed.

Services will be held at Grace Bible Church, Creekside Campus on August 11, 2020 at 2:00 PM. Dress is business casual. The recording will be available on the Hillier Funeral Home website beginning the following day.

In lieu of flowers, please donate to Hospice Brazos Valley or Grace Bible Church, Creekside Campus.

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