Promotion photo for the debate between Bill Nye and Ken Ham.

Excerpts from the Ham on Nye showdown

(RNS) The two-and-a-half-hour debate Tuesday (Feb. 4) between Ken Ham of Answers in Genesis and Bill Nye the Science Guy was a much-hyped showdown between the creationism and evolution camps. Here are some morsels.

Photo by Tamie Ross

Religious groups vie for Internet domain names

(RNS) The Roman Catholic Church and an evangelical megachurch are among the religious groups applying for newly available Internet domain names. But as .com and .org are replaced by more specific online addresses, should names such as .Catholic and .church be under the control of religious partisans? By Daniel Burke.

Commentary: Becoming unglued (in a good way)

SOUTH PASADENA, Calif. (RNS) The answer to escaping stuckness isn't technology or youth or brilliant presentations. It's the will to embrace change and the courage to face down those who profit from dysfunction. By Tom Ehrich.

Shhh! Pope praises value of short tweets, silence

VATICAN CITY (RNS) Pope Benedict XVI praised new communications technologies like Twitter on Tuesday (Jan. 24), saying that even “concise phrases, often no longer than a verse from the Bible,” can convey “profound thoughts.” By Alessandro Speciale. 250.