The “seminary graduate now training to be a medical scientist” Jonathan Dudley writes:
In the evangelical community, the year 2011 has brought a resurgence of debate over evolution. The current issue of Christianity Today asks if genetic discoveries preclude an historical Adam. While BioLogos, the brainchild of NIH director Francis Collins, is seeking to promote theistic evolution among evangelicals, the president of the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary recently argued that true Christians should believe the Earth is only a few thousand years old.
You know, I’m not yet comfortable with saying what he is saying. I don’t mind an historical Adam, actually, but I wouldn’t place that person as the head of the whole human race. I am going to post on that later this week. Something I’ve been thinking about, and it may or may not be new.
In this analysis, Christians must accept sound science, not because they don’t believe God created the world, but precisely because they do.
Anyway – good article.