Why Celebrate Evolution Sunday?
Can one believe in evolution and be a Christian? Indeed, can churches set aside a Sunday each year with the express purpose of highlighting the compatibility of a rich and deep faith in God with an acceptance of the validity of the theory of evolution? Here is my answer as shared in a conversation set up by the publisher of my book Worshiping with Charles Darwin, (Energion, 2013).
Evolution Sunday (Evolution Weekend) is an outreach effort sponsored by the Clergy Letter Project, 2015 marks the tenth anniversary of this effort, which I've been part of from the very beginning.
This is the first of four excerpts, which I invite you to consider what it means to worship God in the company of Charles Darwin.