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Coffee!! Typical Christian Darwinist evolves into 2011

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And perhaps deserves, like his patron, to be called a theist.

This series of 2011 Christian Darwinist events, hosted by Rev. Michael Dowd, landed in my mailbox. The press release for the 2011 events informs,

The six-part series on EvolutionaryChristianity.com will explore what it means to be Christian in a myth-busting age of scientific discovery. Guests will include prominent, and often controversial, Christians, such as:

Professor Ken Miller, co-author of the most widely-used biology textbook in America, and lead witness in the Dover ‘intelligent design’ trial.

Karl Giberson, vice president of the BioLogos Foundation, an organization that helps conservative Christians integrate their faith with contemporary science.

Brian McLaren, a pastor named by Time magazine as one of America’s 25 most influential evangelicals.

Ian Lawton, a radical pastor whose church recently made national headlines for removing its cross.

Gail Worcelo, a Catholic nun and co-founder with the late Thomas Berry of Green Mountain Monastery, a new monastic community dedicated to the healing and protection of Earth and its life systems.

Owen Gingerich, professor emeritus of Astronomy and the History of Science at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics and member of the American Scientific Affiliation, a society of evangelical scientists.

The Ian Lawton story above seems kind of odd when you consider how many Christians have been killed or maimed in recent years for attending places of worship that do have a cross. But I digress.

Overall, these and other Dowd-friendly bios I have seen so far leave little doubt that “Evolutionary Christianity” is, in general, a project for and product of what a friend calls “Churches Nobody Goes to Any More.” A dead giveaway is that they’re always “evolving” or “transforming themselves” or engaging in “creative destruction,” or something or other. Nothing is sure, not even unsureness – except about Darwin. He’s a lodestone now.

4 Replies to “Coffee!! Typical Christian Darwinist evolves into 2011

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    Barb says:

    While I respect the work of religious scientists like Dr. Francis Collins, it seems to me that theistic evolution is incompatible with Christianity.

    Evolution presents modern man as an improving animal. The Bible presents modern man as the degenerating descendant of a perfect man. One of the core tenets of Christianity is that Christ died for the sins of humans, as noted by the apostle Paul in 1 Corinthians 15:3. He later wrote in that same book that “Just as in Adam all are dying, so also in the Christ all will be made alive.” (1 Cor. 15:22).

    If we doubt that ‘as in Adam all are dying’, then how can we hope that ‘in the Christ all will be made alive’?

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    nullasalus says:

    Evolution presents modern man as an improving animal.

    I don’t think this is correct, at least not in the relevant sense. If anything man is, on evolution, an adapting animal. Sure, our ability to adapt may improve (then again, it may improve in ways that go far beyond evolution, anymore), but adaptation doesn’t mean we’ll adapt ourselves to perfection, certainly not the perfection intended by God.

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    kornbelt888 says:

    Barb: Evolution presents modern man as an improving animal.

    Evolution has nothing credible to say about man’s moral status or development. And isn’t that what God is concerned about?

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    Barb says:

    nullasalus: “If anything man is, on evolution, an adapting animal. Sure, our ability to adapt may improve (then again, it may improve in ways that go far beyond evolution, anymore), but adaptation doesn’t mean we’ll adapt ourselves to perfection, certainly not the perfection intended by God.”

    I don’t think evolution intends to bring anything to perfection. But it does present man as adapting and improving in the sense that man (homo sapiens) has survived while others have gone extinct.

    “Evolution has nothing credible to say about man’s moral status or development. And isn’t that what God is concerned about?”

    Who says I was referring to man’s moral status to begin with?

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