The data of evolution and the Christian faith
I am on record as affirming the validity of the scientific concept of evolution. Scientists might disagree on the details, but with very few exceptions that agree that evolution is the scientific explanation for how things came to be.
From a theological perspective, we must wrestle with this data and discern what it means for us as believers. What is helpful, in my mind, is to hear from those whose credentials as conservative theologians/biblical scholars are really beyond question affirm that if the data of evolution is overwhelming, then we must accept it or face spiritual and intellectual consequences.
Thus, I'm very pleased to hear Bruce Waltke, a conservative Old Testament scholar teaching at the very conservative Reformed Theological Seminary, make the point -- if the data is overwhelming and we reject it then we become a cult. He also suggests that if we choose not to use our minds, which God has given us, then we face spiritual death. With that, I invite you to watch this brief video conversation. Do you hear in what he says, what I think I hear in his words?
H/T to Scot McKnight.