October 14th – News Of The Day

Research Shows Only 6 Percent of American Adults Have A Biblical Worldview 

George Barna, the senior research fellow for the Center for Biblical Worldview at the Family Research Council and the head of the Cultural Research Center at Arizona Christian University, says research his year shows that only 6 percent of American adults have a biblical worldview, even though 51 percent believe they do. “Part of that relates to the fact that evangelical churches in America do not teach the Bible as often or as deeply as used to be the case,” Barna said. “What America is struggling with the most is a worldview crisis. It’s the thing that drives all of these other difficulties that we have in America today.” Read more about his findings here.

 

Thieves Steal Church Bell

Rev Martin Faulkner said thieves targeted St Matthew’s in Withernsea, East Yorkshire, last Monday. Church staff reported the break-in but failed to realize damage to a pair of cellar doors was caused by the bell being dropped from 30ft above. It “didn’t occur to us to look up”, Rev Faulkner said. He said the bell, which is controlled electronically, “has a special place in the hearts of the Withernsea community”, having been rung every week to commemorate local people who died with Covid. Rev Faulkner said fixing the damaged doors and replacing the bell was expected to cost about $10,000. Read more about the theft here.

 

World Leaders Blame Social Media For Rise In Antisemitism

Participants at a Holocaust remembrance conference in Sweden blamed social media Wednesday for contributing to a global rise in antisemitism. Government and social media representatives attending the International Forum on Holocaust Remembrance in Malmo vowed to crack down on hate speech, disinformation and the denial of facts both online and off. Facebook Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg said the company is “now removing 15 times more hate speech than we were just five years ago. And we are not going to stop.” Read more about the conference here.

 

Wildlife Officers Remove Tire From Elk’s Neck

For more than two years, wildlife officers tracked an elk that was spotted with a tire around its neck. Saturday, the elk was found and, at long last, it is free of the tire. Wildlife officers tranquilized the elk, sawed off its antlers and removed the tire that had been around its neck for half of its life, according to a statement from Colorado Parks and Wildlife. When they removed the tire, it was full of nearly 10 pounds of pine needles and dirt, but there was little damage to the elk’s neck, only a small wound and areas where hair had rubbed off slightly. Read more about the efforts here.

 

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