As a signer of the Clergy Project Letter, it is my intent during February to use this space on occasion to offer my perspectives about religion and evolution as non-conflicting disciplines. Part of the clergy project letter states:
We the undersigned, Christian clergy from many different traditions, believe that the timeless truths of the Bible and the discoveries of modern science may comfortably coexist.
What’s prompting this? February 8-10 is designated “Evolution Weekend” where clergy are invited to address the matters of evolution and religion as part of the worship service. I will not be using worship on the first Sunday in Lent to do this. I believe that the season of Lent is not the appropriate time or place for such a focus, and it doesn’t quite fit with the themes we’ve planned for worship anyway. But I will be engaging people in this conversation both here and in face-to-face settings.
Note: I’ll not be unbiased in these postings. I will be civil. Comments that are not civil will not be permitted. Biased comments are welcomed.
For the record: I am strongly committed to Christianity. I believe scripture as authoritative and hold it in high regard.