21st century planet Earth is engaged in a global conversation with seven participants plus. Imagine this global conversation like you would seven people seated around a dinner table. There is the Christian, the Secularist, the Jew, the Muslim, the Buddhist, the Primalist/Animist, the Communist.
There are many topics of conversation and debate at the table. Some topics provide moments of harmony while others create points of contention. One emerging topic of conversation that each participant must engaged is an evolutionary understanding of reality.
An evolutionary point of view is not new. That’s what makes it noteworthy. An evolutionary framework is now fairly common and somewhat comfortable.
So, in terms of our seven conversationalists, how dangerous is an evolutionary framework today? Who loses most? Who gains the most?
Turning our attention towards Christ followers: What if… within three to four generations all of the developed world embraces an evolutionary framework? Will they think back and compare the fundamentalists that opposed an evolutionary framework to the religious leaders that opposed Galileo and Copernicus? What do you project?
Christ following people will increasingly incorporate evolutionary processes into their understandings of life and faith. Given this new future worldview, new and fresh understandings of God will emerge that will help the world understand God.
Here are my questions: Is an evolutionary framework truly dangerous to the Christ following movement? Is the Christ following movement truly dangerous to an evolutionary framework? Can they complement each other? My sense is that most Christ following people are comfortable with an evolutionary framework and easily incorporate it into their view of reality and faith. Is that your experience?
What do you think?
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