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The percentage of U.S. adults affirming that “God created human beings pretty much in their present form at one time within the last 10,000 years or so” declined 8 points in 2017 to an all-time low of 38 percent. “This is the first time since 1982 – when Gallup began asking this question using this […] Read More

A sermon by Keith Herron, Pastor, Holmeswood Baptist Church, Kansas City, Mo. Trinity Sunday Genesis 1:1-2:4a May 26, 2002 Psalm 8; Matthew 28:16-20; 2 Corinthians 13:11-13 In reading the drama of creation in Genesis, we learn there’s only one central character, God. And for the longest time God is the only actor on stage, the […] Read More

In 1981, Langdon Gilkey, professor of theology at the University of Chicago Divinity School, found himself embroiled in a church/state battle in Arkansas that would eventually be known as McLean v. the Arkansas Board of Education. The case was the result of a suit filed in response to the Arkansas legislature mandating that creationism be […] Read More

Two years ago, the American molecular biologist-cum-venture capitalist Craig Venter and his research team made a spectacular breakthrough. After years of painstaking work, they assembled in the laboratory a complete DNA molecule, consisting of about one million nucleotides of a micro-organism, and then inserted the synthetic DNA molecules into cells of another micro-organism from which […] Read More

I recently attended a gathering at which an evolutionary biologist – a distinguished professor at South Carolina’s flagship university – offered his observations and answered questions from the audience following a video presentation sponsored by the National Center for Science Education. The subject of the event was exposing the flawed attempt, these days, on the […] Read More

LONDON (RNS) A group of 30 leading scientists, including a Nobel laureate and a prominent atheist professor, are pressing the British government to ban all teaching of creationism in the nation’s publicly funded schools. The scientists delivered a petition to the coalition government of Prime Minister David Cameron as part of a new campaign to […] Read More

We are entering a new war against public education, according to an article posted Aug. 17 in Slate, a daily web magazine. The headline read, “The GOP’s New War on Schools.” As if on cue, Texas Republican Gov. Rick Perry degraded public education the next day in New Hampshire, giving creationism the same billing as […] Read More

A fellow Rotarian has an intelligent 10-year-old daughter. Already at such an early age, faith and science are colliding in her world, creating tensions she’s trying to reconcile. She asked her father not long ago, “Who came first: Adam and Eve or the caveman?” It seems like a simple question for a Christian father to […] Read More

Half a dozen state legislatures have taken up anti-evolution bills this year. In Tennessee, House Bill 368 passed the House Education Committee. That bill would permit public school teachers to discuss intelligent design and creationism in science classes. On the Senate side, the sponsor of S.B. 893, state Sen. Bo Watson (R-Hixson), told the Tennessean, […] Read More

(RNS) Four in 10 Americans believe that God created humans in something like their present form within the last 10,000 years, according to a new Gallup Poll. While that percentage represents a slight dip from 2008, when 44 percent said they do not believe divinely made humans evolved over time, it has remained remarkably stable […] Read More