A cold-case homicide detective, once a devout atheist, is one of several Christian apologists scheduled to speak and participate in panel discussions at Stand To Reason's 20th Anniversary Conference at Biola University in La Mirada, Calif., this coming weekend.
J. Warner Wallace told The Christian Post that he plans to talk about how he has used his investigative experience to prove that parts of the New Testament that have been questioned by atheists with Bible knowledge can be authenticated as truth.
Wallace said that he once had the same objections that atheists such as Bart D. Ehrman have, "this idea that there are so many changes in the New Testament, so many variations that are covered in various documents." more >>
The decision by a central Kentucky public high school to have student-led prayer removed from its graduation ceremony has caused some students to protest, arguing that they wish to not break the years-long tradition of having a prayer at their graduation ceremony.
"If I want to pray, the school can't stop me," Jonathan Hardwick, senior class president of Lincoln County High School, located in Stanford, Ky., recently told the local WKYT.
Hardwick is one of the students at the local high school who would like his graduation ceremony to contain a student-led, Judeo-Christian prayer. more >>
Late last year, a public school teacher in northern Idaho told students to write an essay titled, "I Believe." But there was one caveat – the students were not allowed to write anything about God in their papers.
That act of religious censorship prompted a group of Christian students to start asking questions – and those questions led to the creation of a video that addresses Christian bullying in public schools.
"There is a lot of bullying directed at Christian kids in public schools and the culture at large," said Gary Brown, founder of Reach America. "So many teenagers are being ostracized for being a Christian." more >>
Members of a boys 4 X 100 meter relay high school track team in Texas were left in tears last weekend after the University Interscholastic League of Texas disqualified them from competing in the state championships because the team's anchor runner made a "religious gesture" as he crossed the finish line to win their regional title.
The runner, Derrick Hayes reportedly lifted a finger to the sky in celebration, as he wrapped up the win for Columbus High School. According to his father, K.C. Hayes, he was simply pointing to God. But UIL officials disagreed and slapped the team with an "unsporting conduct" charge, disqualifying them from participating in the state championships.
A Florida-based atheist organization has left approximately 5,900 various brochures, booklets, and books on secular views at several public high schools in the Sunshine State.
The Central Florida Freethought Community performed this action Thursday, leaving the literary products on tables in 11 high schools in Orange County.
David Williamson of the CFFC said in a statement that he organized the event in response to a similar one held by a conservative Christian group that distributed Bibles in the high schools in January. more >>
Louisiana's Senate Education Committee ruled Wednesday to reject a repeal which would end the state's highly-debated Louisiana Science Education Act, a 2008 law which allows teachers the right to generate free discussion regarding controversial issues such as evolution and creationism in the classroom.
Three out of five members of the Senate Education Committee voted Wednesday to reject Sen. Karen Carter Peterson's (D-New Orleans) proposed repeal of the LSEA.
In what was reportedly hours of testimony regarding the LSEA, opponents of the repeal argued that the LSEA gives students the opportunity to critically question the teaching evolution and other scientific theories in a comfortable setting. more >>