The most discouraging aspect of the discussion in this book is that it is, for the most part, between fellow Christians — a sort of civil war pitting brother against brother, sister against sister. If Christians of all stripes were united against poverty or sickness, that would be a glorious war, as they set aside their differences to do battle with a genuine enemy. But there is something sad when Christians at Answers in Genesis, at Al Mohler’s seminary, at the Discovery Institute and even at BioLogos attack each other over the topic of origins. And although nobody loses their lives in this war, there are real casualties, like Bruce Waltke, who lost his job last year for suggesting that evangelicals needed to take evolution seriously, or the faculty members at Calvin College on the hot seat for their publications about Adam.
Unsettled ChristianityOne blog to rule them all, One blog to find them, One blog to bring them all and in the darkness bind them.
March 22nd, 2011 by Joel