Fewer Protestant pastors believe global warming is real and that humans are responsible for the phenomena, a faith-based research organization reported.
“Pastors’ sentiments on global warming have shifted right in step with Americans in general,” said Scott McConnell, director of LifeWay Research, in a statement released Monday.
A thousand randomly-selected pastors with different denominational backgrounds and political ideologies were interviewed in a survey conducted by LifeWay Research in October last year. Participants were asked if they “believe global warming is real and manmade” and told to answer either “strongly disagree,” “somewhat disagree,” “somewhat agree” or “strongly agree.” more >>
Green Bay Packers defensive lineman Ryan Pickett, who will be playing against the Pittsburgh Steelers in the Super Bowl, will appear that same day in a video message showing his support for a nationwide church event dealing with porn.
Pickett and his wife Jennifer, who sits on the board of directors for XXXchurch.com – a ministry which helps people struggling with porn and sexual addictions – are shown in a welcome video for National Porn Sunday that will be played in over 300 churches on five continents on Feb. 6.
"We just hope the day is a blessing to you as much as the ministry has been a blessing to us," says Ryan Pickett in the video message. more >>
Conservative policy experts and religious leaders have collaborated to condemn the radical environmentalism movement in a 12-part video series.
The series, called “Resisting the Green Dragon,” features criticisms of the green movement which religious leaders contend is a false religion that puts nature above people.
"Environmentalists have a long history of believing and promoting exaggerations and myths," says Richard Land of the Southern Baptist Convention's Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission in the video. more >>
Who says that we live in a secular age? I’ll have you know that a recent U.N. climate change conference began with a prayer that the delegates would receive divine inspiration as they went about saving the planet.
Of course, the deity being prayed to was not the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ but, rather, a goddess who demanded regular sacrifices, including the occasional human one. Given what is going on at Cancun, this invocation seems oddly fitting.
The “invocation” was given by Christiana Figueres at the start of the conference in Cancun, Mexico. Perhaps inspired by the setting, Figueres invoked the Mayan goddess Ixchel. more >>
At George Fox Evangelical Seminary, this semester marks the first for the Christian Earthkeeping concentration and growth in the way evangelicals are viewing environmentalism through the lenses of stewardship and poverty.
Since an announcement in May, the evangelical seminary located in Portland, Ore., has welcomed its first 15 students into the program and started them on their first course in Christian Earthkeeping. The course is part of a concentration in sustainability.
Admissions officer Sheila Bartlett says the concentration is about more than the three R’s (recycle, reuse and reduce). more >>
Nearly 9 in 10 American “Millennials” – those born between 1980 and 1991 – say it’s up to their generation to clean up the environment, but a majority also believes that many Millennials go overboard when it comes to environmental issues.
These are the findings from a LifeWay Research study for an upcoming book by Thom Rainer and his son Jess Rainer titled “The Millennials: Connecting to America’s Largest Generation.” The research is based on a wide-ranging August 2009 survey of 1,200 Millennials in the United States.
Eighty-seven percent of Millennials agree, 41 percent strongly, with the statement, “It is up to my generation to clean up the environment.” Asians, Hispanics and people living in the West have particularly strong convictions about their environmental responsibility. more >>