The Ark Encounter President Ken Ham has revealed that the life-sized Noah's Ark is on track to reach 1.4 million visitors, and said that the theme park and evangelist Ray Comfort's recently premiered "The Atheist Delusion" film share a common mission.
The Kentucky-based Ark Encounter hosted the premiere of Comfort's film last weekend, and Ham revealed in a blog post on his Answers in Genesis website that he introduced the documentary with a discussion about the Ark.
"In many ways we built the Ark for the same reason that Ray and his team made 'The Atheist Delusion': to teach apologetics to people who don't know how to defend the Word of God and to share the Gospel with skeptics and unbelievers," Ham wrote. more >>
NEW YORK — A Chinese pastor who suffered much persecution for spreading Christianity in the officially atheist country, sent the faith of a global gathering of Christians soaring Wednesday when he testified how his entire atheist family turned to God after he was healed of an illness that had left him crippled in his youth through prayers to Jesus.
Zhang Heng, associate director of China Gospel Mission and senior pastor at Zaidao Church in Beijing China, told several hundred people at the Movement Day Global Cities conference at the Jacob Javits Center in New York City Wednesday that the healing which triggered his journey into Christianity also led to the creation of many churches in China.
Speaking through a translator, Abraham Jiang, ministry leader with Shanghai Logos Church in Shanghai, in an interview with Ebony Small, director Movement Day and Events, The New York Leadership Center, Heng explained how as a youth he suffered from an unspecified medical condition that left him paralyzed until 1979. more >>
Did the Earth really go dark during the crucifixion of Jesus Christ? Christian apologist Lee Strobel answers this question by using sources outside of the Bible that confirm historic accounts found in Scripture.
In his newly revised New York Times best-seller, The Case for Christ: A Journalists's Personal Investigation of the Evidence for Jesus, former Chicago Tribune journalist-turned-Christian apologist Lee Strobel tackles doubts about whether the Earth actually went dark — a question sometimes lobbed by skeptics and atheists alike, Strobel having once been among them.
Many details surrounding Christ's crucifixion are often disputed by some non-believers who ask such questions as: who rolled away the stone of Christ's tomb; who was present upon the discovery of His resurrection; how did the discoverers spread the Good News, or whether they had even shared it at all. So it comes as no surprise that the question of whether or not the Earth went dark during the crucifixion might face intense scrutiny by skeptics. more >>
The producer for the movie "I'm Not Ashamed," starring "Duck Dynasty" star Sadie Robertson, is accusing Google of having an anti-Christian bias in its decision to remove the film's trailer from YouTube for over a year and is now considering legal action.
Chuck Howard, a former music producer-turned-filmmaker, created a YouTube channel last year in order to publish a movie trailer and other behind-the-scenes footage associated with the film "I'm Not Ashamed," a faith-based film based on the story and faith of the first student to be killed in the Columbine High School massacre of 1999, Rachel Scott.
The trailer for the film was viewed over 5 million times before the online film sharing site took down the channel and the trailer last October. Additionally, YouTube has not provided the filmmakers with concrete details on why the company removed the channel. more >>
Evangelist Ray Comfort is accusing atheist users of down-voting "The Atheist Delusion" movie on film-ratings website IMDB, after the documentary had its premiere at Young Earth Creationist Ken Ham's Ark Encounter theme park in Kentucky.
"Within the first 24 hours of its release, 61 atheists have rated it as a one-star movie. This pulls the average down to a 3.5 stars. That means to someone wanting to know, it's really bad," Comfort wrote on Facebook on Sunday, referring the "The Atheist Delusion" and it's 3.1/10 rating on the IMDB website.
"They have done this with most of our productions, but this one is going to be a real target because it disproves atheism with one scientific question," he added. more >>
A billboard, sponsored by the Lincoln Atheists and which read, "The Good Life Without God? It's possible," has been taken down by the advertising company after local residents threatened to boycott businesses in the area.
The signage was to stay up at Subway-Phillips 66 in Lincoln, Nebraska, until Nov. 10, according to the contract the Lincoln Atheists signed with Lamar Advertising, but it was brought down earlier this week, Lincoln Journal Star reported.
The billboard was taken down after several residents threatened to stop doing business at the gas station and store, whose space the advertising company used for the signage. more >>