Famed Christian author C.S. Lewis is widely believed to have been either indifferent to or supportive of modern evolutionary theory, but a new book released Tuesday challenges that notion using evidence from little-known personal notes written by Lewis.
The Magician's Twin: C.S. Lewis on Science, Scientism and Society is a compilation of writings from a variety of scholars who examined scientific books and pamphlets found in the author's personal library.
According to John West, the book's editor and a senior fellow at the Discovery Institute in Seattle, Wash., these documents contain underlined passages and annotations composed by Lewis that have never been written about before. There are over three dozen science-related books in Lewis' collection, and most of them are on the topic of evolution. more >>
Evangelical Christians have launched a civil debate on their opposing views on evolution and its compatibility with Scripture. Rather than a "tit-for-tat" exchange, they sought to start something more "charitable" and "respectful" in the science and faith discussion.
The online debate – or what The BioLogos Foundation is calling a "charitable dialogue" – began earlier this year when Southern Baptist scholars were given the opportunity to express some of their concerns to BioLogos regarding the organization's approach to Scripture, interpretation of the first book of Genesis and the status of Adam, among other things.
Seven professors from Southern Baptist seminaries are outlining their concerns with theistic evolution or evolutionary creationism. more >>
Young earth creationist Ken Ham is peeved that news outlets have made a big deal out of the discovery that one Christian textbook labels the "Loch Ness Monster" as proof against evolution.
While Ham, president of Answers in Genesis, doesn't agree with that teaching per se, he finds it hypocritical for the secular public to mock and reject the teaching while letting other "outlandish" things slide.
"There is no textbook, whether Christian or secular, that is perfect! But what's more is that the secular world has often put forth numerous scientifically untenable theories," Ham said in a post Tuesday. more >>
The Ohio Supreme Court agreed this week to hear the case of a teacher who was fired for allegedly injecting religion into the classroom.
John Freshwater was officially dismissed from Mount Vernon Middle School in January 2011 and the termination by the district board was upheld by a local judge in October. The Rutherford Institute appealed the case to the state high court, arguing that teachers' rights of free speech and free exercise are threatened.
"This Court must intervene if students and teachers in America's public schools are to remain free to engage in open, respectful dialogue about competing academic theories and their respective merits," the institute stated in its appeal. more >>
A candidate for a position on the Kansas State Board of Education is seeking the complete removal of the Theory of Evolution from public schools.
Jack Wu, a native of California who moved to Topeka after joining the infamous Westboro Baptist Church, is running against 4th District incumbent Carolyn Wims-Campbell, who was elected in 2008.
"The current public educational system in Kansas and the United States is preparing its students to be liars, crooks, thieves, murderers, and perverts," said Wu in an entry on his campaign site. more >>
The Creation Museum of Kentucky has launched a nationwide billboard campaign featuring dinosaurs and other prehistoric lizards.
The Petersburg, Ky.-based museum set up several billboards featuring comic-book-style cartoons of various dinosaurs last week in cities like Chicago, Houston, and San Francisco.
Mark Looy, co-founder and chief communications officer for Answers in Genesis and the Creation Museum, told The Christian Post that the Museum annually conducts ad campaigns. more >>