It's a story making its way around the internet at the moment, Bryan College of Dayton, Tennessee is returning to its fundamentalist roots and obligating professors to sign a creationist statement.
On February 23, 2014 In Ancient Science, Creationism, Evangelicalism, Evolution, Featured, History, Myth, Opinion, Scripture, Theology, Toledo Faith and Values, Universe
If you’re not a creationist, the temptation might be to finish the title of this post with “on everything.” So go ahead. Say it aloud and you’ll probably feel better. In my recent article, “‘There is a book,’ but Ken Ham has no idea how to read it,” at Toledo Faith & Values (our
In David Cannadine's "The Undivided Past: Humanity Beyond Our Differences," we discover a hopeful narrative which sees cooperation as the defining message of human history.
On January 5, 2014 In Atheism, Bias, Catholics, Evangelicalism, Evolution, Featured, Groupthink, Neuroscience, Nonfiction Reviews, Secular Humanism, Theology
"Secular societies climbed the ladder of religion, and then kicked it away," says Ara Norenzayan in Big Gods: How Religion Transformed Cooperation and Conflict. Security breeds secularity. "There are indications that some societies with strong institutions and material well-being may have passed a threshold, no longer needing religion to sustain large-scale cooperation."
With the announcement that Bill Nye will be debating Answers in Genesis’s Ken Ham next month (February 4), reactions have been very strong. Those (Christian and the non-religious alike) who are not creationists appear to agree with the idea that it is a mistake that will only raise the street cred of AiG and
Next summer, a book I've co-authored with Menachem Wecker, Consider No Evil: Two Faith Traditions and the Problem of Academic Freedom in Religious Higher Education (Cascade Books, 2014) will be released. Summer is a few months off, but I’m sure it will be here before I know it.
It’s Christmas time, which means the gift of new surveys and studies on American beliefs. This last week, Pew Research, Religion and Public Life Project released some new data related to religious beliefs surrounding the holiday. According to Pew: Nine-in-ten Americans say they celebrate Christmas, and three-quarters say they believe in the virgin birth
“It is difficult to get a man to understand something when his salary depends upon his not understanding it.” ~ Upton Sinclair.