Religion

A Video from World Harvest Church. Usually pastor Rod Parsley, but this powerful message is from Cindy Trimm. Some of my favorite spiritual leaders today would include Pastor Rod Parsley, Joel and Victoria Osteen, Joseph Prince, Kenneth Copeland, Reinhard Bonnke, Nick Vujicic and many more. You can find their messages all over YouTube. Thanks for visiting.

Religion News -- ScienceDaily Science and religion. Read about scientific studies of religion; the effect of religious beliefs and the social impact of religions and spirituality.

  • Should states support pregnant teens and their babies?
    on April 16, 2018 at 12:59 pm

    The majority of US adults with children agree that state support for pregnant teens is a good investment but want to see teens meet certain criteria -- including taking parenting classes -- before receiving assistance. […]

  • Who becomes a hero? It is more than just a personality trait
    on March 26, 2018 at 3:01 pm

    We tend to think of heroes in terms of a psychological profile: brave, altruistic, strong. But a new study suggests that for at least one kind of heroism, it takes a village to save a life. […]

  • American service industry approaching a 'tipping point'
    on February 27, 2018 at 7:41 pm

    The average rate at which Americans tip for services has been increasing steadily for decades, but the practice has been branded over the years as classist, anti-egalitarian, and downright undemocratic, leading some restaurateurs to abandon it. A new paper, drawing insight from nonlinear dynamics, hopes to shed light on the economically irrational world of tipping, showing that at a certain point, banning the practice might be fair and profitable. […]

  • Online interest in sex rises at Christmas, with more births nine months later
    on December 21, 2017 at 3:13 pm

    A global analysis of human birth-rate cycles reveals that online interest in sex rises at Christmas and certain other holidays, with more babies born nine months later. […]

  • Human societies evolve along similar paths
    on December 18, 2017 at 8:18 pm

    Societies ranging from ancient Rome and the Inca empire to modern Britain and China have evolved along similar paths, a huge new study shows. […]

  • Skepticism takes many forms
    on December 1, 2017 at 3:47 pm

    Not every kind of science skepticism is the same. For example, skepticism about climate change is linked to political ideology, whereas skepticism about vaccinations consistently correlates with religious beliefs. In contrast, skepticism about genetically modified foods is not fuelled by religious or political ideology. These are some of the major findings of a new research study among North Americans. […]

  • White male gun owners with money stress more likely to be morally attached to their guns
    on November 27, 2017 at 2:11 pm

    White male gun owners who have lost, or fear losing, their economic footing tend to feel morally and emotionally attached to their guns, according to a study. They are also more likely to say the violence against the government is sometimes justified. […]

  • Social identity threat and religion in the US
    on November 14, 2017 at 7:23 pm

    When people feel targeted because of their religious identity, they can experience a psychological threat that may undermine psychological well-being and increase prejudice toward other groups, according to a new study. […]

  • Some Latinos believe science may negatively impact their kids' faith
    on November 14, 2017 at 12:50 am

    More than one-third of Latinos interviewed in a recent study believe science education may have a negative impact on the religious faith of their children. […]

  • Why do we believe in gods? Religious belief 'not linked to intuition or rational thinking'
    on November 8, 2017 at 2:24 pm

    Religious beliefs are not linked to intuition or rational thinking, according to a new study. Previous studies have suggested people who hold strong religious beliefs are more intuitive and less analytical, and when they think more analytically their religious beliefs decrease. But new research suggests that is not the case, and that people are not 'born believers'. […]

  • Social acceptance more important than economic factors in fertility treatment availability
    on October 6, 2017 at 12:59 pm

    A new British study has shed light on some of the reasons why Assisted Reproductive Technologies (ART) usage varies across Europe -- pinpointing moral and social acceptance of the treatment and religion as key. Scientists have, for the first time, assessed the relative importance of the role that economic, demographic and cultural normative factors play in the process. […]

  • Factors predicting school corporal punishment
    on July 12, 2017 at 6:56 pm

    The number of Southern natives and the average education level in a county are the most influential factors on the odds of a US public school using corporal punishment, according to new research. […]

  • Does religion protect against suicide?
    on June 28, 2017 at 2:23 pm

    Religious participation is linked to lower suicide rates in many parts of the world, including the United States and Russia, but does not protect against the risk of suicide in sections of Europe and Asia, according to new research. […]

  • Ontarians still skeptical of flu shot
    on June 12, 2017 at 1:40 pm

    Half of all people who avoid the flu shot do so because they question its importance and effectiveness, a new Canadian study reports. […]

  • Why more intelligent people tend to be atheistic
    on May 17, 2017 at 2:12 pm

    The question about why more intelligent people tend to be atheistic dates back to the times of Romans and Ancient Greeks. The link between intelligence and religion can be explained if religion is considered an instinct, and intelligence the ability to rise above one's instincts. […]

  • Religious people more likely to oppose reproductive technologies
    on April 25, 2017 at 6:31 pm

    As new and more effective human reproductive genetic technologies develop, people of faith are more likely to disapprove of these tools than nonreligious people, a new study found. […]

  • For a modest personality trait, 'intellectual humility' packs a punch
    on March 17, 2017 at 12:25 pm

    'Intellectual humility' has been something of a wallflower among personality traits, receiving far less attention than such brash qualities as egotism or hostility. Yet this little-studied characteristic may influence people's decision-making abilities in politics, health and other arenas, says new research. In a time of high partisanship, intellectual humility -- an awareness that one's beliefs may be wrong -- is nonpartisan. Researchers found essentially no difference in levels of the trait between liberals and conservatives. […]

  • For immigrant mothers delivering 'the talk,' facts trump culture
    on January 27, 2017 at 4:30 pm

    Where a shift in cultural behaviors and beliefs typically takes three generations, new research has found that among African immigrant mothers, cultural views regarding sex are rarely passed down to their children, indicating change after a single generation. […]

  • Facts, beliefs, and identity: The seeds of science skepticism
    on January 21, 2017 at 11:32 pm

    From climate skeptics to anti-vaxxers, psychologists are studying what motivates and drives our decisions to pay attention to some facts while ignoring others. […]

  • Oral vaccine against Salmonella developed
    on December 20, 2016 at 1:20 am

    A vaccine against salmonella poisoning, designed to be taken by mouth, has now been developed by researchers. […]

  • Moral values influence level of climate change action
    on November 16, 2016 at 5:01 pm

    Two moral values highly rated by liberals — compassion and fairness — influence willingness to make personal choices to mitigate climate change’s impact in the future, according to a new multidisciplinary study. The findings also suggest that a moral value rated more highly by conservatives – purity – also appears to have a positive effect, though not as pronounced as compassion and fairness. […]

  • What do Americans fear?
    on October 12, 2016 at 8:00 pm

    The third annual Chapman University Survey of American Fears (2016) has been released by researchers. The survey asked respondents about 65 fears across a broad range of categories including fears about the government, crime, the environment, the future, technology, health, natural disasters, as well as fears of public speaking, spiders, heights, ghosts and many other personal anxieties. In addition to the set of fears examined in previous waves, the survey team took a closer look at two fear related phenomena: Americans' beliefs in conspiracy theories and fear of Muslims, sometimes referred to as "Islamophobia." […]

  • Greed and fear hamper cooperation
    on October 6, 2016 at 3:53 pm

    Everyone benefits when cooperation runs smoothly However, people often act obstructively. Why do they do that? One investigator researches this issue using a wide variety of methods, from brain scans to the role of religion. […]

  • European region most skeptical in the world on vaccine safety
    on September 9, 2016 at 12:39 am

    Public confidence in vaccines varies widely between countries and regions around the world, and the European region is the most skeptical about vaccine safety, according to the largest ever global survey of confidence in vaccines. With recent disease outbreaks triggered by people refusing vaccination, the authors believe the findings provide valuable insights, which could help policymakers identify and address issues. […]

  • Destruction of Old St Paul's Cathedral highlights devastating impact of Great Fire of London
    on September 1, 2016 at 1:31 pm

    "Thus lay in ashes that most venerable Church, one of the most antient pieces of early piety in the Christian world," wrote John Evelyn in September 1666. On the 350th anniversary of the fire, to mark the occasion, the University of Leicester Special Collections has made available a number of contemporary eye-witness accounts held within the University archives that illustrate the damage caused to the great historical and religious site of Old St Paul's, as well as highlighting some of its previous unfortunate encounters with fire. […]

  • Egyptian women say doctors don't discourage female genital cutting, study finds
    on August 26, 2016 at 2:48 pm

    More Egyptian women are seeking the opinions of physicians on whether their daughters should undergo female genital cutting, which is illegal in the country, but they say doctors don't advise against the procedure. […]

  • 'Coming out' in the classroom, but not by choice
    on August 26, 2016 at 2:48 pm

    In a first-of-its kind study, researchers found that active learning classrooms, which require more group work than traditional lecture courses, may create an unaccepting atmosphere for LGBTQIA students. […]

  • Religious actions convey pro-social intent, finds study
    on August 22, 2016 at 12:34 pm

    A new study suggests that people who participate in regular religious acts send a clear signal to others that they're ready and willing to contribute to their communities. A researcher spent two years in southern India collecting evidence on religious involvement and community standing. Her observations support a theory which predicts that people will pay a price in time, money, or even physical pain to demonstrate something to others. […]

  • Beginning pornography use associated with increase in probability of divorce
    on August 22, 2016 at 12:33 pm

    Beginning pornography use is associated with a substantial increase in the probability of divorce for married Americans, and this increase is especially large for women, finds a new study. […]

  • Providers face cultural challenges when evaluating refugee children
    on August 15, 2016 at 3:14 pm

    Numerous challenges face providers who are administering developmental screenings for refugee children, including differences in cultural and religious beliefs, language barriers, and disparate education levels, according to new research. […]