Saturday, January 31, 2015

Why Talk about Evolution in Church? Creation and Christianity


Why talk about evolution in Church? Why not? If evolutionary theory poses a challenge to the Christian faith and our understanding of God, wouldn't it be dereliction of duty for a preacher not to talk about it from the pulpit. This is especially true at a time when science as a discipline is being called into question by religious people. I'm not a scientist. I'm a theologian and a pastor. There is much about science I don't understand, but I can't run from it. So, here is the fourth and final video excerpt from my conversation about such matters with fellow authors from Energion Publications. I invite you view all four and ponder the message. I also invite you to purchase and read my book Worshiping with Charles Darwin, (Energion, 2013).  Finally, I invite you to participate in the annual Evolution Weekend sponsored by the Clergy Letter Project.  That event is observed on the weekend closest to Darwin's birthday. I should note here that this will be the tenth such observance, and I have been part of it since the beginnings in 2006. So, if you feel called, pick up a copy of my book, as it will be of great assistance in this effort of wrestling with evolution in church.    



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