Answers in Genesis CEO and President Ken Ham has responded to atheist author Richard Dawkins' recent comments that religious parents are indoctrinating children, by stating that Dawkins wants to impose his own "religion" of atheism at the exclusion of all others.
"Dawkins believes that children should be taught evolutionary naturalism as fact. He wants his religion of naturalism imposed on them. So children shouldn't be taught religion by their parents — they should be taught the religion of atheism by their teachers," Ham wrote on his AiG blog.
"All Dawkins is advocating is replacing one religion with another religion." more >>
It is tempting to neglect incarcerated Christians in America. Labeled as lost causes, we justify our lack of attention to the needs of these brothers and sisters in Christ because of the public punishment they serve for their past wrongdoings. Thank goodness this is not the attitude of Jesus Christ.
In a letter to his parents from his prison cell, Dietrich Bonhoeffer wrote, "I wish I could be doing useful service somewhere or other, but at present that 'somewhere' must be in the prison cell, and what I can do here makes its contribution to the unseen world, a sphere where the word 'do' is quit unsuitable." Bonhoeffer spent two years in prison, yet he published wedding sermons, gave Sunday sermons and shared the Gospel with his prison mates and prison guards.
An imprisoned Christian does not lead a static spiritual life. There is much work to be done for the glory of God behind those high-security walls. Of course, ministry within a prison that is led by a prisoner is far from easy. The daily challenges of prison life are too well known to require further mention. The challenges that do go unheard are the emotional and spiritual struggles endured by incarcerated Christians, such as feeling abandoned and forgotten. more >>
Riot Studios' "Believe Me" is available on DVD on Tues., March 3, allowing audiences everywhere to see the unexpected journey to faith starring Alex Russell.
Directed by Will Bakke, "Believe Me" follows four broke college seniors who start a fake charity to embezzle money for tuition. Aimed specifically at Christians, Sam (Russell) and his friends accrue hefty sums of money before their conscience catches up with them. However, different moral compasses threaten to tear the friends apart, and following the advice of a devout churchgoer named Callie (Johanna Braddy), Sam is transformed as a person.
"The DVD takes 'Believe Me' to a wider audience where we know it will continue to connect, amuse and challenge," Bakke said in a statement. more >>
Comedian Stephen Colbert, who's set to take over as host of the "Late Show" in September, has shared in an interview the question he would ask of Pope Francis, along with his favorite saint, hymn and Bible verse.
Fr. James Martin, editor-at-large at America magazine, interviewed Colbert in a video posted on Monday and asked him a series of questions about his Roman Catholic faith.
When asked about a question he would direct at Pope Francis if he could, Colbert said: "What do you do to get that smile on your face in the morning?" more >>
The American Atheists group revealed that it was forced to alter a billboard promoting its 2015 National Convention after the Nashville billboard leasing company rejected its design as "offensive" and "aggressive" for including the words "Easter" and "church."
"The double standard is as ridiculous as it is discriminatory," said American Atheists President David Silverman in a press release.
"Our billboards feature a happy little girl wearing bunny ears. Our convention is, in fact, this April 2-5, which falls on Easter weekend. Is stating this fact what Americans, champions of free speech, find 'aggressive?' This is exactly why we are coming to the Bible Belt — we go where we are needed; it could not be more clear that we are needed here." more >>
An Indiana bakery, 111 Cakery, that drew protests last year after the business' Christian owners declined a request from a gay man to make a cake for his same-sex wedding, has decided to close shop for good.
"We have decided not to renew our lease so we are now closed. We want to thank everyone for your patronage, support and friendship. It has been a true pleasure to serve you. Eph 2:8," notes a message on the bakery's website.
Randy McGath, 48, who co-own's the bakery, told USA Today that the business was still profitable but his wife, Trish, 45, who did most of the baking, wanted to spend more time with their four grandchildren. more >>