Former Mars Hill megachurch pastor and best-selling author Rob Bell appeared on The Church Boys podcast earlier this week where he discussed his passion for science and how he reconciles it with his Christian faith, which he described as very "orthodox."
Bell was on the porgram to discuss his latest speaking tour Everything Is Spiritual where he dives into the topics of science and spirituality and attempts to show how the two "are at long last partners," according to the tour's website.
The former pastor talked about his passion for science, and made a bold statement while discussing its relation to faith during Monday's program. more >>
A well-respected molecular geneticist who works for Christian apologetics ministry Answers in Genesis is featured in a new documentary where she attempts to confirm, through recent scientific discoveries, that all humans descended from the biblical Adam and Eve.
This documentary, titled "The Genetics of Adam and Eve," displays the validity of the creation story by examining the genetics of all people. Its creator, Dr. Georgia Purdom, a geneticist who has published papers in various scientific journals including the Journal of Neuroscience, recently spoke to Christian News Network about the project.
"A historical Adam and Eve and original sin are the foundation of the Gospel," said Purdom. "The bad news, sin and death, begins in Genesis 3 when Adam and Eve sinned." more >>
There is a reason the church in America has lost ground in recent years.
It is not because of our stand for morality and righteousness, although our hypocrisy has greatly damaged our credibility and lessened our authority.
It is not because of our claim that salvation comes through Jesus alone, although our failure to live out the radical implications of that claim has blunted the force of our message. more >>
"I fear the day when technology will surpass our human interaction. The world will have a generation of idiots." - Albert Einstein
In my study I have a giant poster of one of my heroes, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. One of his famous quotes is the following: "Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter."
Today, I believe many people are being silenced having reached a breaking point. Because of distraction with electronic gadgets, a reluctance to stay engaged on unpopular issues, plus experiencing what seems like an avalanche of negative developments in our culture, many people are disconnecting or distancing themselves from news. They're feeling disillusioned, discouraged and depressed. I personally battle these very things. more >>
Never heard of Charles "Chuck" Colson? Neither had I until graduate school, a mere five years ago. It was a particularly challenging time in my life. A recently broken relationship toppled with a concentration change and downright theological confusion. I'll spare you the details, but the rejection stirred within me desperation for approval and affirmation. So I began questioning tradition in search of what I thought to be a more acceptable, progressive version of Christianity. Thank God, someone took notice and introduced me to Chuck Colson.
A professor at my Christian graduate school noted that my worldview (and many of my fellow students), was riddled with resentment and cynicism. So he assigned us to read Chuck Colson and Nancy Pearcey's book How Now Shall We Live. Light-bulb moment. It wasn't just that the authors answered my crucial worldview questions. It was that the pages captured the personal testimony of a man who knew pride, failure and rejection. Yet Colson found transformation and redemption—both of which I was craving. I will forever be grateful to my professor for that vital introduction.
Now Owen Strachan is introducing Colson to my generation in a whole new way. In his new book The Colson Way: Loving Your Neighbor and Living with Faith in a Hostile World, Strachan, a professor of Christian Theology at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and President of The Council on Biblical Manhood and Womanhood, retells Colson's story to embolden young evangelicals striving to follow Christ amidst a culture that rejects us the moment "Jesus" is uttered from our lips. more >>
Answers in Genesis CEO and President Ken Ham has said America is heading into a downward spiral, after taking a look at recent surveys pointing out the beliefs of the 20-somethings age group. The creationist blamed the belief in evolution for undermining the Bible.
"As part of the America's Research Group research, we wanted to gauge the spiritual state of the general population. When you specifically consider the 20 somethings (ages 20–29), you can get a glimpse of what the 'new America' will be if this culture continues on the same downward spiral," Ham wrote in an AiG blog on Monday, commenting on the major Pew Research Study on America's changing religious landscape released in May, and further studies AiG has requested.
"As Scripture reveals, it can take only one generation to lose a culture. Today, we certainly witness the loss of the once predominantly Christianized worldview in our society. The detailed research we conducted through ARG (and which confirms studies by other groups) makes it very clear that the beliefs of the 20s age group have created a tipping point in the culture," he added. more >>