The fact that evolution causes a theological problem does not mean evolution is wrong. It means we have a theological problem.
The Evolution of Adam
Simply put, seeing the need to move beyond biblical categories is biblical—and as such poses a wonderful model, even divine permission—shall I say “mandate”—to move beyond the Bible when the need arises and reason dictates.
Speaking of evolution and Christian faith . . . Much of the confusion, hand-wringing, angst, and raised hackles comes from failing to ask of ourselves a simple question: what do we have the right to expect from the biblical origins texts, namely the story of Adam? I argue in The Evolution of Adam that, far from “attacking” the Bible, information from […]
Speaking of evolution and Christian faith . . . The question we need to ask ourselves is what we have the right to expect from the biblical origins texts—what I call “genre calibration” in The Evolution of Adam. “Outside” information can “calibrate” the expectations we bring to the biblical texts in question. So, things like […]
Last Friday I gave the Religion and Civil Society lecture at the annual meeting of the Institute for the Study of Christianity and Culture at Michigan State University on “Reconciling Human Origins and Religious Faith: Thoughts from a Christian Evolutionist.” (Go Wolverines . . . uh, I mean Spartans.) Many thanks to Malcolm D. Magee (director […]