I recently read this blog essay and found it very interesting and thought provoking. Hence, I want to pass it along to my readers.
Some autobiographical information may account for my present general apathy. Defending young earth creationism (YEC) was a major church-culture thing when I was a kid, and the typical centerpiece of apologetics ministry. I traveled to an Answers in Genesis conference with a church group when I was about eleven, and met Ken Ham there. Ham also taught adult Sunday School once in my little Baptist church. (My father, who has no particular leaning on YEC, personally found him evasive.)
My parents did their best to supply me with apologetics materials as my intellect budded. Some, for…
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I enjoyed the article on Young earth creationism. I agree with the author. This debate has consumed a lot of energy which could be better spent worshipping God. However, due to our conservative/ Protestant methodology maybe we can’t do that anymore, because we have God all figured out.
Karl Barth would agree with Irenaeus here–God is both unknowable and knowable.