Jenny Lind Schmitt

Jenny Lind Schmitt is a graduate of the World Journalism Institute Mid-Career Course.

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Lessons in design

Science | Organizations offer non-Darwinian education for young science students 
by Jenny Lind Schmitt & Julie Borg
Posted 2/14/19, 12:59 pm

When Darwinist propaganda dominates academia and media, how can Christian students develop countercultural convictions and, like Günter Bechly, the courage to defend them?

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Prayer and protest

Europe | A draconian bill on religion goes down to defeat in Bulgaria
by Jenny Lind Schmitt
Posted 2/14/19, 11:40 am

In a dramatic turnabout rarely seen in formerly communist Eastern Europe, the Bulgarian parliament passed a law protecting the liberties of the country’s religious minorities on the final day of its 2018 session.

The original version of the bill threatened to restrict the rights of religious groups representing less than 1 percent of the population—which included at least 100 of the country’s growing evangelical churches. How the turnaround happened—through eight weeks of prayer vigils and organized protests—is a lesson for other threatened believers.

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If rocks could talk

Q&A | Fossils and genetics show too little time exists in the universe for evolution 
by Jenny Lind Schmitt
Posted 2/08/19, 05:14 pm

German paleontologist Günter Bechly, former curator of the Stuttgart State Museum of Natural History, is a world expert on fossilized dragonflies. He has discovered more than 170 new species, and 11 new genera have been named after him. To prepare for an exhibit celebrating Charles Darwin’s 200th birthday, Bechly read intelligent design books—and became an ID proponent. He is now a fellow at the Discovery Institute and a senior research scientist at Biologic Institute. He now lives in Austria, but I interviewed him in Seattle, Wash. Here’s an edited Q&A.

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