A city council in Texas has voted to have an "In God We Trust" plaque installed at its new City Hall building.
Oscar Trevino, the mayor of North Richland Hills, said the recent 4-1 city council vote to approve the display should not be viewed as an endorsement of religion.
"We understand and respect that our residents come from different backgrounds and have different beliefs," Trevino told the local Dallas-Forth Worth CBS station. "We're not seeking to advance any particular belief." more >>
In a question and answer session after his talk, a student stood up to ask Ravi Zacharias, founder and president of Ravi Zacharias International Ministries, "Why are you so afraid of subjective moral reasoning?" The Christian apologist responded with the question, "Do you lock your door at night?"
The student asked if people would just start raping and killing each other if they didn't have a book to tell them what to do?
After asking the student if he locks his door at night, Zacharias said, "If we weren't afraid of this, we wouldn't be in a national debt." more >>
DALLAS – While on the road promoting her upcoming film "Miracles From Heaven," popular actress Jennifer Garner ("Alias," "13 Going on 30," "Daredevil") said she hopes the inspirational film causes people to re-examine their faith and beliefs.
"I think we have to pour some positivity back into the world. I think it's so necessary to focus on what's wrong and how we can fix it but it's also so incredibly important to see the beauty that's around us all the time so that we can foster that," Garner told The Christian Post about the Sony Pictures Entertainment film. "We can raise and lift up the importance of the smallest miracles that happen around us everyday."
"Miracles From Heaven" recounts the real-life story of a 12-year-old girl name Anna (Kylie Rogers), who is the daughter of Christy Beam (Garner). Anna is suffering from a pseudo-obstruction motility disorder and is unable to eat, using feeding tubes for nutrition. One day, she has a near-death experience after falling from a tree and is subsequently cured of her disorder – a miracle that the Beam family credit to their Christian faith. more >>
Answers in Genesis CEO Ken Ham says evolution has become a religion for many secularists, pointing to "intolerance" in scientific communities whenever the possibility of the Creator is mentioned.
"If secularists were to be honest, they would fully acknowledge that from their perspective, when they die, that's it — they're dead. Then why do they even fight so vehemently against God? What is it that irks them so much about this?" Ham wrote in a Facebook post on Tuesday in which he also calls out atheists, asking why they are so "vehemently" opposed to God.
"Well, the bottom line is that they know that if there is a God who created them, and if He is the God of the Bible, then He owns them, He sets the rules, and they are accountable to Him. It means, for example, that marriage is one man for one woman, that abortion is murder, and so on," he added. more >>
A widely circulated photo meme on social media claims that Republican front runner and billionaire real estate mogul Donald Trump came out as an atheist back in 1989.
According to the meme, Trump told Phil Donahue on an episode of his program in 1989 that he was too smart to believe in God.
A prominent atheist in Texas is threatening to sue the organizers behind the Corpus Christi Cross Project, which is dedicated to building the largest cross in the United States.
Patrick Greene, who is known for carrying out lawsuits against religious causes in Texas, told local media outlets this week that he may sue Abundant Life Fellowship, the Christian group behind the Corpus Christi Cross Project that aims to build a cross that is 210 feet tall and 95 feet wide.
Greene told KRIS-TV that he also wants Corpus Christi officials, including the mayor and some city council members, to admit wrongdoing after they attended a groundbreaking ceremony for the project in January. more >>