"The Late Show" host Stephen Colbert, a Roman Catholic, invited atheist HBO host Bill Maher to come back to the faith during a recent interview, which stayed a humorous tone, but also touched on more serious issues.
The two comedians took jabs at each other over their different worldviews, with Maher beginning the discussion on religion by stating that he and Colbert are "very opposite," because the latter is married and is religious, referring to his Catholic faith.
Colbert affirmed that he "gives religion a shot," stating that "I suck as a Catholic," but insisted that doesn't mean he doesn't keep practicing the faith. more >>
It is often articulated in society that Christianity and science/technology are at odds. While most people of faith do not hold this belief, it is imperative that the church universal continue to dispute this negative stereotype. The most effective way that Christians can do so is by actively affirming their support for people called to work in the fields of science and technology.
The irony of the claim that Christianity is opposed to science and technology is that many of the people who make up congregations throughout the world are people who work in these fields daily. Yet even though this is the case, many times the church still fails to recognize the gifts of such individuals who are instrumental to the wellbeing of both the church and our global community.
I personally became starkly aware of this fact years ago when an elderly man approached me one morning after a worship service with tears in his eyes. He proceeded to say: "I've been going to church consistently for over thirty years and this is the first time that anyone has ever acknowledged my vocation as a chemist as a way to serve Christ. I can't thank you enough!" more >>
The Leonid meteor shower, which happens once a year, will light up the night sky on Nov. 18 with an average of 15 meteors per hour.
When the Earth crosses the orbital path of Comet 55P/Tempel-Tuttle and the debris of the comet make their way into the atmosphere, it creates a spectacular view that is visible from both hemispheres. The Leonid meteor shower happens once a year and this time, it will occur from midnight until the dawn of Nov. 18, according to Tech Times.
The event's name was derived from the point where the meteors appear, which is the constellation Leo. Although the Leonid meteor shower is visible from both of the earth's hemispheres, it appears to be clearer in the Northern hemisphere, the report details. more >>
Ferngully beware! There is a new machine that can effectively cut down and chop up a tree in as little as a handful of seconds.
Known as the EcoLog 590, this claw-like creature can grab hold of a tree, cut it down, and then quickly remove its branches while sawing it into more smaller parts.
In a video posted to YouTube back in March, the EcoLog is shown making short work of its arboreal prey. more >>
Ever wanted to see exactly what happens when you leave a slice of grapefruit unrefrigerated for 72 days straight?
Well wonder no more as the YouTube Account known as Temponaut Timelapse has uploaded a video that will satisfy your curiousity.
With some rocking instrumental music in the background, the video starts out showing a perfectly healthy grapefruit half. more >>
Last Christmas, Christian apologist Eric Metaxas published an article in the opinion section of the Wall Street Journal about a "miracle," or perhaps I should say "the miracle" the origin of the universe. That article, Science Increasingly Makes the Case for God went on to become, if not quite a miracle, at least a sort of wonder.
It was shared via email and social media more than any other opinion article in the history of the Wall Street Journal. That's really saying something, since the Journal is known to have one of the most popular op/ed pages in the world. Former editor Robert Bartley quipped that his was the only opinion page in journalism that actually sold papers.
Metaxas certainly tapped into something. As of this writing, that article has over 470,000 Facebook shares and well over 9,000 comments. The wonder is not the article itself, but the phenomenon that in an age of angry pop atheism and sloppy "God-is-dead" scientific journalism, intelligent well-educated people, the kind of people who read the Wall Street Journal, still have minds which are open to the idea that the universe is not closed; that there is something, or Someone, beyond it who can intervene into it, Who started it whirling into existence in the first place. more >>