Williamstown, Kentucky has seen both the blessings and curses of the Ark Encounter attraction that is opening this summer through Ken Ham’s Answers in Genesis ministry. Ham promises jobs and revenue for the struggling region in northern Kentucky, and so far Williamstown has seen a boost in downtown business. However, the tax breaks and moral
A California court ruled that Christian Mingle and Catholic Mingle, among other religious dating sites, cannot ban same sex users. Both sites will change “men seeking women” and “Women seeking men” options to simple questions about the gender of a user and then allowing users to search based on their orientation. Click here to get
When Christians and atheists were questioned about each other, both sides fell into negative stereotypes to describe each other. However, when both were questioned about their values, they responded with answers that were more or less the same, showing similar beliefs about compassion for those who are suffering and ensuring justice and fairness for all.
A new survey from PRRI found that almost have of Americans believe that Christians face discrimination in America that is equal to the inequality that other groups face. Eight in ten white evangelical Protestants held this view, rising from six in ten back in 2012. Among the supporters of Donald Trump, three-quarters agreed that Christians
Although the United Methodist Church delayed a decision on gay clergy and same sex marriage at its general conference, there are many regional conferences that have adopted resolutions in opposition to the denomination’s book of discipline, which condemns practicing homosexuality. In addition, two jurisdictions will be considering 3 openly gay candidates for bishop, one of whom
While Richard Land had kept the Southern Baptist Convention in the thick of the Republican party, the SBC continues to make strides toward a more centrist position under its new leadership. The SBC, which was founded in 1845 over the issue of owning slaves, has taken strides to elect a black President, pastor Fred Luter,
Casey Fulgenzi a staffer for Pastor Tim Keller, has come out saying that he doesn’t believe that homosexuality is a sin, nor will it send you to hell. He also advocated for one, human bathroom rather than continuing to debate on the subject. “We mustn’t cling to antiquated ways of reasoning and separation that have
Among the rise of differing views and perspectives on every day topics such as marriage and politics, Evangelical Christians are feeling like persecuted outsiders. “There’s nobody hated more in this nation than Christians,” Said Pastor Richie Clendenen in his Sunday morning message, “Welcome to America’s most wanted: You.” Click here to get the full story.
A recent service at Hillsong NYC featured a group of people on stage dressed as local celebrities, including a youth pastor who wore short shorts along with a guitar and a cowboy hat, resembling the popular “Naked Cowboy” who can be found in the city wearing nothing but briefs and a guitar. However, the real Naked
Writers at Charisma Magazine note that Rob Bell’s recent comments about his new book, How to Be Here, suggest that Bell has moved closer to humanism. The book focuses on being present rather than being at the mercy of technology and busy schedules. In an interview, Bell commented, “I think we’re way beyond one particular
While a recent study states that social media and technology in general can be blamed for the rise in picking and choosing one’s faith cafeteria style, John Vest writes that the individualism that became so prominent among Baby Boomers is to blame by drawing attention away from community and creeds and emphasizing personal religious choices, especially