religion http://wfpl.org en Q&A: Ken Ham Isn't Out to 'Change Bill Nye's Heart' During Creation/Evolution Debate in Kentucky http://wfpl.org/post/qa-ken-ham-isnt-out-change-bill-nyes-heart-during-creationevolution-debate-kentucky <p>The<a href="http://wfpl.org/post/kentuckys-creation-museum-hosts-debate-tvs-bill-nye-science-guy"> highly publicized debate</a>&nbsp;scheduled for Tuesday in Northern Kentucky between Creation Museum president Ken Ham and &nbsp;science educator/television personality Bill Nye has sparked critics from both sides.<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Some scientists argue that Nye should not engage the topic of creationism; others say Ham needs the the press to raise money for the development of a Bible-themed amusement park.</span></p> Tue, 04 Feb 2014 00:00:00 +0000 Devin Katayama 8456 at http://wfpl.org Q&A: Ken Ham Isn't Out to 'Change Bill Nye's Heart' During Creation/Evolution Debate in Kentucky Religion Grawemeyer Award Winner: Tanya Luhrmann on Demystifying Evangelical Prayer http://wfpl.org/post/religion-grawemeyer-award-winner-tanya-luhrmann-demystifying-evangelical-prayer <p>As some Christian churches shrink in size, the Evangelical movement continues to explode across America. Louisvillians need only look in their backyard to see megachurches such as Southeast Christian Church that became dominant institutions in the city.</p> Fri, 06 Dec 2013 03:02:43 +0000 Jonathan Bastian 7800 at http://wfpl.org Religion Grawemeyer Award Winner: Tanya Luhrmann on Demystifying Evangelical Prayer Kentucky 'Religious Freedom' Bill Goes to Beshear, Critics Warn It May Gut Civil Rights Protections http://wfpl.org/post/kentucky-religious-freedom-bill-goes-beshear-critics-warn-it-may-gut-civil-rights-protections <p>After a lengthy partisan battle that lasted hours into the night, <a href="/post/will-kentucky-religious-freedom-bill-gut-protections-women-minorities-and-gay-residents">a bill that would allow Kentuckians to ignore laws that they say violate their religious beliefs</a> cleared the state Senate.</p><p>Supporters say the "Religious Freedom Act" sponsored by Rep. Robert Damron, D-Nicholasville, would protect religion from government encroachment. WFPL's Phillip Bailey reported earlier this week:</p><p></p> Fri, 08 Mar 2013 05:48:24 +0000 Rae Hodge 4392 at http://wfpl.org Kentucky 'Religious Freedom' Bill Goes to Beshear, Critics Warn It May Gut Civil Rights Protections Judge Sets Hearing in Christian Health Care Group Controversy http://wfpl.org/post/judge-sets-hearing-christian-health-care-group-controversy <p>The dispute between a Christians-only health plan and the Kentucky state government will result in a court hearing later this month.</p><p>Medi-Share is a Florida-based ministry. Members can pay into the plan, then withdraw funds to pay medical bills. The state Supreme Court has classified Medi-Share as an insurance company that is not allowed religious exemptions to state law. Recently, <a href="http://wfpl.org/post/tea-party-joins-fight-between-state-and-christian-health-sharing-group">the dispute garnered the attention of local tea partiers</a>, who&nbsp;took Medi-Share&#39;s side.</p> Mon, 06 Aug 2012 21:22:05 +0000 Gabe Bullard & The Associated Press 1233 at http://wfpl.org Judge Sets Hearing in Christian Health Care Group Controversy Southern Baptists Elect First Black President http://wfpl.org/post/southern-baptists-elect-first-black-president <p>The Southern Baptist Convention has elected Fred Luter as its new president, making Luter the first African-American to lead the 167-year-old denomination.</p><p>From the AP:</p><blockquote><p>The Rev. Fred Luter Jr. was elected president of the nation&#39;s largest Protestant denomination on Tuesday at its annual meeting. He is the pastor at Franklin Avenue Baptist Church in New Orleans.</p><p>The historic move comes as the denomination tries to expand its appeal beyond its traditional white Southern base. Membership and baptisms have been generally declining in recent years.</p> Tue, 19 Jun 2012 21:37:24 +0000 Gabe Bullard 711 at http://wfpl.org