An atheist group in San Diego, Calif., is planning to protest the unveiling of two new expansions to the Creation and Earth History Museum that will be celebrated on Saturday, Sept. 29, with the group's leader describing Americans' belief in creationism as dangerous.
"The main idea behind the protest is to get media coverage to let people know that creationism is false pseudo-science. Most people that are angry enough to see our education dumbed-down will take part and participate," said Bruce Gleason of the Backyard Skeptics of Orange County in a phone interview with The Christian Post on Friday.
Gleason is expecting around 40 people from different secular groups to participate in the demonstration at the Creation Museum, which is opening two new exhibits. "The Tabernacle" is a 2,015-square-foot expansion that features a theater seating presentation on the Old Testament tabernacle, the Ark of the Covenant, and the Holy of Holies. "The Age of the Earth Cave" exhibit, on the other hand, presents rare minerals said to contain a date that defends a Young Earth creationist view that the planet is 10,000 years old, offering also a 300-square-foot experience of touring an underground cavern. more >>
Author Anne Rice has released a video sharing her spiritual beliefs with her close to 700,000 Facebook followers and millions of readers worldwide, stating that although she is no longer a part of the Christian belief system, she still prays to a "Higher Power" every day.
"I believe that there is a Higher Power, but what that Higher Power is, I do not know," Rice says in her Sept. 18 video. "Is it a personal higher power with emotions that cares about us personally? I hope so. But do I know that that's what's out there? No I don't. Do I pray to this Higher Power? Yes, I pray every day. I pray at morning, I pray at night, I pray all during the day."
On the subject of personal faith, the author notes that belief is something that either comes to a person, or doesn't. more >>
The former senior pastor of the Crystal Cathedral, Robert A. Schuller, has announced that he will default on his home in Laguna Beach, Calif., after unsuccessful attempts to sell the home before its Nov. 2 foreclosure date.
"I'm short-selling my house. I have more loans than I can sell the house for," Schuller said in a recent interview with the Orange County Register.
"The house will not go into foreclosure. It will be a short sale," Schuller said, adding: "I can't afford the house as I once could." more >>
Although normally associated with a region of the U.S. where many religions and beliefs harmoniously coexist, Southern California has come under the microscope of late as the result of an anti-Islam movie with production roots in Los Angeles. The movie "Innocence of Muslims," which many are calling amateurish, is reported to be the focal point of the recent violence and protests in the Middle East.
In previous years, if any conflict between Christians and Muslims existed it was hard to detect. New mosques in the So Cal's rural eastern valleys and urban centers sprung up with little or no obstruction in an area also known as California's Bible belt region (counties east of Los Angeles and Orange County).
However, tensions have been "percolating" between the region's Muslim communities and some local evangelical Christians in the last few years, according to a story published recently in The Wall Street Journal. The reporter for the WSJ called the Muslim antagonizers "right-wing evangelical groups." more >>
Evangelist Nick Vujicic has traveled the world sharing his message of hope in God and overcoming difficulties – he was born without arms and legs. In his new book, Unstoppable: The Incredible Power of Faith in Action, he reveals how he has survived the most difficult periods of his life, and today been blessed with a joyful married life.
"I actually like this book a little bit better, because it's deeper and more transparent I think. I share about the depression I went through in 2010, and share that basically 'unstoppable' doesn't mean bullet proof. When you can't walk, God's going to carry you," Vujicic shared in a phone interview with The Christian Post.
His first book, Life Without Limits, also sponsored by his own nonprofit organization, Life Without Limbs, touches on the many hardships he has had to go through in life dealing with his rare condition. Unstoppable, however, also shares the story of how he met his wife, Kanae, with whom he is now expecting his first child. more >>
Bianca had been brought to the crusade by way of her recently rekindled friendship with Lorena and Stacey – and like thousands of other stories to be told as the result of evangelist Greg Laurie's Harvest Los Angeles event this past weekend, her life, too, was changed by making a commitment to Jesus.
As Laurie spoke, he based a large part of his story on the prodigal son, and that is exactly what Bianca needed to hear, wrote Jordan Escoto in his blog, "The Prodigal Daughter," posted on the Harvest website.
"She had recently slipped away from the church and was her own prodigal daughter, stating, 'I felt that I wasn't worthy enough to be loved by God anymore and I felt really lost.' Bianca responded to the call with Lorena and Stacey right behind her for support," Escoto writes. more >>