He is a liberal seminary professor:
That organisms evolved over enormous spans of time I have little doubt. But the Darwinian mechanism driving this evolution — natural selection acting on randomly produced variation in populations of organisms — I no longer accept. I do not think the evolutionary process can be understood without appeal to some kind of intelligent agency. My Darwinian skepticism is now detailed in my book The Mystery of Evolutionary Mechanisms: Darwinian Biology’s Grand Narrative of Triumph and the Subversion of Religion (Cascade, 2019) for those interested in my reasons.
One thing that caught my attention as I read the scientific literature of evolutionary theory was the frequency with which “religious” terms appeared – terms like orthodoxy, heresy, dogma, creed, doctrine, and even blasphemy. Such terms seemed out of place in scientific discourse. So, their appearance in peer-reviewed scientific literature alerted me to the fact that something more was going on than simply scientific discussion. These words were signs of an ideological debate embedded in this ostensibly scientific literature.Robert Shedinger, “Evolution and mystery: Confessions of a Darwinian skeptic” at Lutheran Alliance for Faith, Science and Technology
It’s not clear how much of modern Darwinism was ever about science, in terms of shedding light on the history of life, as opposed to casting it in specific terms.