A Weblog Dedicated to the Discussion of the Christian Faith and 21st Century Life

A Weblog Dedicated to the Discussion of the Christian Faith and 21st Century Life
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I do not seek to understand that I may believe, but I believe in order to understand. For this also I believe, –that unless I believed, I should not understand.-- St. Anselm of Canterbury (1033-1109)

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Human Origins: In Need of a Better Conversation

I agree with Deborah Haarsma at Biologos. There is too much bomb throwing and unfair character assassination coming from all sides:
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All three organizations [Biologos, Reasons to Believe, and Answers in Genesis] are also concerned about the departure of young people from the church over origins issues. Each tends to think that the positions of the others are contributing to the problem! But studies have shown that it is the acrimony over this issue that drives young people away. We respect the commitment that Reasons to Believe has demonstrated to gracious dialogue with those of other positions. We completely agree with Hugh Ross that "If we Christians can resolve this issue in a peaceful way it's going to attract non-Christians to enter into dialogue with us. But if we continue to fight...it turns them off." Perhaps Ken Ham could join Hugh Ross and me for a friendly conversation over dinner? My treat.
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Deborah's entire post can be read here.

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