Evolution as Believers?
I guess we’re on a roll on science topics these last few days.
As a pastor my only concern with the creation/evolution “debate” is that those who feel they must deny evolution don’t make this a hurdle people have to jump over to get into the kingdom. As a fellow member of American society, however, my concern goes a bit deeper, for as Bill Nye says in the article below, having such a widespread resistance to the most fundamental aspect of science “holds everyone back.” As an apologists/evangelist, my concern goes deeper still. For the multitude of Christians who leverage the credibility of the Christian faith on the rejection of such a thoroughly proven theory gives multitudes of informed people just cause to not take the central truth claims of Christianity seriously. And as a theologian, my concern goes deeper still. For we are created and called to worship God with our minds by exploring truth, integrating truth, and growing in our understanding of truth wherever truth is to be found, whether in Scripture, in the sciences, in the arts, in religion…wherever. To reject evolution is to close the door on a wonderful opportunity to grow in our mindful worship of God as we explore ways of integrating it into our understanding of Scripture, of God’s creation, of God’s providence, the problem of evil, spiritual warfare, and a host of other issues.
And this rejection is just so completely unnecessary!
Check out the short but provocative story highlighting Nye’s views that has been causing a bit of a stir. And keep thinking!
The Warfare Worldview from Roberta Winter Institute on Vimeo. Here’s a video presentation that Greg did at the Roberta Winter Institute regarding the Warfare Worldview. Enjoy!
Greg talks about many big things in one small episode. http://traffic.libsyn.com/askgregboyd/Episode_0388.mp3
Why is a dialogue between theology and science important? Many assume that they operate independently of one another, but the fact is that they influence each other more than we realize. Listen to Greg’s introductory answer to this question and discover how newer insights from science actually support what we read in the Bible. This…
Greg responds to an accusation from Richard Dawkins and considers a hypothetical situation where scientists prove that Jesus did not rise from the dead. He also confesses which worldview he would adopt if he were to leave Christianity. http://traffic.libsyn.com/askgregboyd/Episode_0085.mp3
Podcast: Is Accepting Evolution with All It’s Violence Compatible with Believing in a Loving Creator?
Greg considers the violence inherent in evolution (and in nature itself) in light of our belief in an all-loving creator. http://traffic.libsyn.com/askgregboyd/Episode_0169.mp3
Hi friends, We received an unusual amount of e-mail and quite a few comments on my Facebook page in response to my little post on evolution a few days ago. I appreciate all of it, including the critical comments. Thank you! As I reflect on my post in light of this feedback, I can see that I…