Creation Museum CEO and President Ken Ham has praised the ministry of "19 Kids & Counting" after the Duggars paid a visit to the museum earlier this week.
"As I was getting ready to speak at the Creation Museum yesterday, Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar and 14 of their children came through the door," Ham wrote on Wednesday on his Answers in Genesis blog.
"The Duggars and other close family members had decided to pay a visit to the Creation Museum." more >>
A recently opened mosque in Cape Town, South Africa, that welcomed openly gay residents and allowed women to lead prayers, was criticized by the local Muslim community and subsequently shut down by the government, reportedly for violating city bylaws regarding parking spaces.
Taj Hargey, a Muslim academic and founder of The Open Mosque, lashed out against the city's order, however, saying it has more to do with controlling the freedom of religion.
Oxygen Media has announced that audiences, especially those of faith, can expect a spin-off of the popular "Preachers of L.A." reality show, as well as a separate production revolving around popular "Kimye" pastor Rich Wilkerson Jr. and his wife.
"Preachers of Detroit," set to premiere in winter 2015, "will also focus on powerful themes of faith, family, and friendship as these seven men and women of the cloth share their lives, transformations and triumphs in and out of the pulpit," according to a press release.
The Motown ministers handpicked for "Preachers of Detroit" include: Bishop Charles Ellis (Greater Grace Temple), Pastor David Bullock (Greater St Matthew Baptist Church), Evangelist Dorinda Clark-Cole, Pastor Don W. Shelby Jr. (Burning Bush International Ministries), Bishop Corletta L. Vaughn (Go Tell It Ministry Worldwide), Bishop-Elect Clarence Langston (Word in Action Christian Center), and Pastor Tim Alden (City of Praise Christian Church). more >>
In an interview with a Nick Hahn, conservative columnist George Will admitted frankly that he is an atheist.
"An agnostic is someone who is not sure; I'm pretty sure," Will said. "I see no evidence of God." He recalled that his father was also an atheist, having rejected the beliefs of his own Lutheran minister father. Will himself studied religion in college but granted, "I'm an amiable, low-voltage atheist," although his wife and their children are "fierce Presbyterians."
I've enjoyed and admired Will since I was age 11, when I saw him comment on the Gerald Ford/Jimmy Carter 1976 presidential race, and thereafter read his columns religiously. Across 40 years he's remained one of the most insightful minds among U.S. commentators. He's also amiably grumpy, which often signals unbelief in a personal transcendent authority. more >>
Christian Rapper Lecrae said he is not tempted by the hip-hop industry's self-indulgent lifestyle because he's too busy trying to impact the culture.
In a behind the scenes look at his studio and the photo shoot for the album cover of his last release Anomaly, Lecrae told Billboard:
"As a rapper who is a devout Christian, you would think I would struggle or wrestle with compromise because a lot of hip-hop is full of violence and misogyny and so forth but it's not really a struggle for me because it's not my reality. It's not the life that I'm living." more >>
A new Pew Research Center survey shows more than half of adults believe responsibility is one of the most important values to teach children.
According to the survey, 55 percent of the 3,243 adults – especially those in the 30 to 64, and 65 and beyond age groups – interviewed believe responsibility is one of the most important values to teach children.
Alex Chediak, an engineering professor at California Baptist University who authored the parenting guide Preparing Your Teens for College after seeing students struggle to adapt to the college environment, believes the survey's results reflect a growing backlash against today's self-indulgent youth culture. more >>