When it comes to the issue of global warming, the label conservative and liberal won't necessarily help you determine if an evangelical Christian is a proponent or skeptic. Why? Because even within the inner core of conservative evangelical circles people are divided over the issue, with both sides asserting that science is clearly on their side. Take The Christian Post, for example: Dr. Richard Land, CP's executive editor, is among those who are skeptical that humans tip the scales toward global warming, while Dr. Joel C. Hunter, CP's senior editorial adviser, believes controlling human behavior may be in order.
Moreover, the prospects for a global decision to control carbon because of warming have dropped precipitously over the last three years because of a worldwide economic downturn, much to the consternation of evangelical and secular activists alike. Skeptics are delighted. But activists also point to a recent article in The New Yorker, which reports that President Barack Obama will make climate change a priority if he gets elected to a second term.
So which side is correct? And how should Christians view the future of the global warming debate, both inside the Christian community and out? more >>
"Scientists could soon be able to routinely screen unborn babies for thousands of genetic conditions, raising concern the breakthrough could lead to more abortions," said a June 6 headline in The Telegraph, a British newspaper.
The story reported that a research team "has been able to predict the whole genetic code" of an unborn baby. Take a drop or two of the mother's blood, a swab of the father's spittle, and one can unravel the biological mysteries of the unborn infant.
Psalm 139:15-16 comes to mind: "My frame was not hidden from You, when I was made in secret, and skillfully wrought in the depths of the earth; Your eyes have seen my unformed substance…" more >>
Efforts to challenge and even remove the theory of evolution from the public school system in South Korea have been gaining ground after a petition last month seeking to make notable changes to textbooks in favor of creationism proved successful.
The South Korean Ministry of Education, Science and Technology (MEST) revealed that publishers will now be producing revised editions of textbooks without examples of the evolution of the horse or of the avian bird Archaeopteryx, which recent discoveries suggest was a separate species of dinosaur rather than ancestor to all birds. The campaign is apparently being led by an organization called the Society for Textbook Revise (STR), which seeks to remove the "error" of evolution from textbooks to "correct" students' views of the world. STR also wants to remove content about the evolution of humans.
Christians in South Korea, which has historically been a Buddhist nation, are still a minority but are rising in numbers. The STR, as part of the Korea Association for Creation Research (KACR), supports efforts to provide evidence in support of the creation account described in the book of Genesis, where God creates all animals, as well as the first humans, Adam and Eve. The KACR itself experienced notable success in 2008 when it opened a creationism exhibit at Seoul Land, one of the country's leading amusement parks, Nature magazine shared. more >>
Dr. Nicholas Cummings, who was once president of the American Psychological Association, says the organization that he once ran is being controlled by "ultra-liberals" who are working tirelessly to promote and advance the gay advocacy agenda.
During an interview with the National Association for Research and Therapy of Homosexuality (NARTH), Cummings explained that he saw the mentality of the organization change following the adoption of the Leona Tyler Principle 1973, which required that all positions made public by the APA be supported with scientific evidence. He noticed the organization venturing further away from the positions laid forth by the Leona Tyler Principle.
Cummings, who was president of the APA from 1979 to 1980, explained that the organization "started changing pretty drastically by the late 1980s." more >>
A bill that would ban "conversion therapy" for homosexual minors passed the California State Senate on Wednesday after being amended to exclude some of the other regulations included in the proposed legislation.
The upper house of the legislature voted 23 to 13 in favor of SB 1172, which was introduced by State Senator Ted Lieu and if enacted would affect organizations that provide the therapy.
David Pruden, vice president of Operations for the National Association for Research and Therapy of Homosexuality (NARTH), told The Christian Post that he was unsurprised by the vote result. more >>
To celebrate its fifth year of operation, the Creation Museum in Kentucky has set up a holographic exhibit of the famous "Lucy" discovery.
Answers in Genesis opened the museum on Memorial Day weekend in 2007, and to celebrate its anniversary this year it added a special holographic exhibit of the famous fossil as a permanent fixture.
Mark Looy, co-founder and chief communications officer for Answers in Genesis and the Creation Museum, told The Christian Post that "Lucy" was chosen as a focus due to proponents of evolution continually using it as evidence for their belief. more >>