Millennials in the United States attend religious services less often than older Americans, a new survey finds.
One-third of Americans under the age of 30 say they attend worship services at least once a week, compared with 41 percent of adults 30 and older, a report by the Pew Research Center’s Forum on Religion & Public Life reveals. The age group with the highest weekly attendance is those over the age of 65 (53 percent).
Of the total population, 39 percent of Americans say they attend religious services at least once a week. more >>
America once stood on the foundation of God's Word. But that foundation is crumbling – even in the church – and being replaced by man's word, observed one Christian apologist.
"Whatever we (America) once were, we are no longer. We have changed," said Ken Ham, president of Answers in Genesis, in his second State of the Nation address on Tuesday.
The Young Earth creationist was citing President Obama's well-known mantra that America is no longer just a Christian nation as he delivered an hour-long speech outlining where America and Christianity stand today – just weeks after Obama's State of the Union address. more >>
The Church of England's governing body on Friday approved a motion that emphasizes the compatibility of belief in both God and science.
Dr. Peter Capon, a former computer science lecturer, introduced the motion arguing that "rejecting much mainstream science does nothing to support those Christians who are scientists ... or strengthen the Christian voice in the scientific area."
He urged Christians to take scientific evidence seriously and avoid prejudging science for theological reasons. more >>
The latest discovery of fossilized footprints made by four-legged vertebrates overthrows the evolutionary model for how land animals first emerged, says a biochemist.
"This is a huge discovery," said Dr. Fuz Rana of Reasons to Believe, a science-faith think tank. "[It's] another example of supposedly a well-established evolutionary story, that has presumable fossil evidence to support it, that is now blown out of the water by a single find."
Paleontologists from Poland and Sweden discovered dozens of 397-million-year-old fossil footprints in the Holy Cross Mountains of southeastern Poland, as revealed in the January 7 issue of the journal Nature. The prints were made by tetrapods, which are vertebrate animals with four limbs. more >>
Every individual human being is embedded in a complex of culture, language, relationships, and ideas. What we see as normal is a product of our perception from within that embedded social location. It takes considerable intellectual effort to escape our own cultural cage. Furthermore, it is far easier to notice when others reveal their cultural assumption than when we reveal our own.
That said, there is something very strange and revealing about the response of the intellectual elites to the fact that their cherished theory of evolution is held by such a small percentage of the world's population. Indeed, polls indicate that Americans reject the theory of evolution by a significant margin, leading observers like Nicholas Kristof of The New York Times to express public exasperation.
We know that about half of all citizens in the United Kingdom now want intelligent design taught alongside evolution in the British schools. In America, evolutionary scientists are trying to explain why young children seem "hardwired" to see evidence of intelligent design in the world around them. And a quick look around the globe will demonstrate that belief in the worldview of evolution is actually held by a very thin demographic slice of the world's population. more >>
A middle school teacher who was fired last year for allegedly teaching his Christian beliefs in the classroom gave his testimony on Thursday.
John Freshwater, former science teacher at Mount Vernon Middle School in Ohio, said he never tried to indoctrinate or proselytize any student.
The school board dismissed Freshwater on accusations that he taught creationism and discredited evolution, ignored orders to remove his Bible from the classroom, and burned the image of a cross on students' arms. more >>