There are not many places you can go in the Academy to find an ongoing debate on whether the earth might be merely thousands of years old. But the Evangelical Theological Society is one of the last bastions. (Of course, depending on who you ask, the debate may only exist in the minds of young earth creationists themselves.) While at the ETS I found one booth in the exhibit area that was proffering young earth creationist materials.
The card reads “Every old-earth creationist should read this book.” Why not theistic evolutionists? Shouldn’t they read it too? Or are they too far gone?
ETS would have some theistic evolutionists like myself, but I’m guessing the largest percentage of members would be old earth creationists followed by young earth creationists.
This morning at the American Academy of Religion (AAR) conference I’m going to hear a paper titled “Does Jesus Save Neandertals? The Origins of Humanity and the Futures of Theology.” Now that sounds interesting.
From the age of the earth to the salvation of Neanderthals. Whatever you think about human beings, the world of theological reflection is definitely evolving.