Troy Chancellor Jack Hawkins Says He Sent Video Promoting Religion to Students to “Encourage Thoughtful Discussion”
Evolution-Accepting Christian Professor Says the Bible Doesn’t Have to Conflict with Scientific Realities
Jeff Hardin (below) is Chairman of the University of Wisconsin’s Zoology Department and a scientist who recognizes the reality of evolution.
He’s also a Christian, who believes in the claims of the Bible.
Hardin’s knowledge of science leads him to reject literalist interpretations of the Bible, like Young Earth Creationism, which make claims about science and nature that are distinctly at odds with the evidence. When the Bible is read in such a fashion as to make it conflict with reality, he believes, it is read wrongly. And he makes it his mission to show that the two, science and religion, are highly compatible.
Calgary School’s Science Class Taught Kids That God, the “Greatest Scientist,” Organizes Sunrises and Sunsets
Alabama University Chancellor Sends Students an Email Suggesting Religion Keeps Our Democracy Functional
Yesterday afternoon, students and faculty members at Alabama’s Troy University received a strange email from Chancellor Jack Hawkins wishing them a happy new year. I was forwarded a copy of the email:
High Schoolers in Massachusetts Want to Move Their Graduation Ceremony Off of Anti-Gay Gordon College’s Campus
Earlier this year, D. Michael Lindsay, the president of Gordon College, a private Christian school that receives federal funding, signed onto a letter asking President Obama to allow them to continue discriminating against LGBT people despite his Executive Order forbidding federally-funded groups from doing such a thing.
That request is now coming back to haunt the college in another way: The Hamilton Wenham Regional School District was planning to hold its high school graduation ceremony on Gordon’s campus. Now, some students are requesting that the venue be changed because they don’t want to be associated with an anti-gay school: