University of Southern California professor and author of the book Planet Without Apes, Craig Stanford, says evangelicals who don't accept Darwinian evolution are being intellectually dishonest and dismissed evangelist Ray Comfort's recent film "Evolution vs. God" as nothing but "biblical porn."
Stanford, who appears in the 36-minute film, noted in a There Is No God podcast that Comfort, although a congenial guy, used dishonest tactics to lead four evolutionary scientists from leading universities to say what he wanted but cut them off in the film before they could get into a more comprehensive discussion of the topic.
He said the end result is a film that won't win any new converts and argued that people should ignore it. more >>
The Southern Evangelical Seminary is partnering with Ravi Zacharias International Ministries to deliver what promises to be an exciting series of presentations by many prominent apologists during the 20th annual Christian Apologetics conference in Charlotte, N.C., starting Friday. Dr. Richard Land, former president of the Southern Baptist Convention's Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission, will be inaugurated as the fourth president of Southern Evangelical Seminary prior to the conference Thursday evening.
The premise of the two-day event titled, "Reasons for the Hope," is designed to deepen participant's understanding of subjects related to science, culture, and other religions.
"I think the single greatest factor has to be that we as Christians are seeing how we are losing the culture to anti-Christian worldviews," said Eric Gustafson, director of Development Southern Evangelical Seminary. more >>
A major creationist organization has posted billboards in New York City and San Francisco with the purpose of engaging atheists, with more to come this month.
Answers in Genesis announced Monday the posting of three billboards in the San Francisco Bay area and a "digital spectacular" sign at Times Square.
Ken Ham, president of Answers in Genesis, told The Christian Post that the decision to post the billboards came in response to atheist groups in the past erecting billboards. more >>
A university in Indiana has sent a letter to a Washington state-based intelligent design group stating that it will be reviewing certain courses that are allegedly anti-religious in nature.
Ball State University sent the letter to the Discovery Institute of Seattle in response to a letter sent last month by the group protesting the university's stance on intelligent design and the content of certain courses.
Jo Ann Gora, president of Ball State, wrote on Monday that the Discovery Institute's arguments against the university's stance against intelligent design will not be changed and that the courses they took issue with are being investigated. more >>
A Christian academic institute based in South Carolina is hosting an apologetics conference that will feature Christian writers Eric Metaxas, Lee Strobel and Josh McDowell.
The annual Truth for a New Generation, presented by Alex McFarland and North Greenville University, is a two-day apologetics conference being held at Northside Baptist Church in Charlotte, N.C.
Exhibitors for the conference checked in on Thursday and sessions at the conference began Friday and will continue through Saturday evening. more >>
TV host Bill Maher called religion "the enemy of science" in a recent broadcast of his "Real Time" show, on which popular scientist Bill Nye argued that Creationism should not be taught in textbooks. Both men were criticized by Creation Museum President Ken Ham for "attacking" Christianity.
"Innovation is what's going to make United States' economy grow. And in order to have innovation, you need to have scientifically literate students graduating from all kinds of schools," Nye said during his appearance on Maher's show.
"But then you have this situation in Texas, where people want to have Creationism in text books," he continued. "I don't have any big deal about somebody's religion, but if you claim that the Earth is 10,000 years old, that's just wrong." more >>