January 21, 2021

Riffs: 02:12:08: Tim Keller and Theistic Evolution + Open Thread

keller2.jpgUPDATE: I’m going to take this post from Ed Stetzer as indicative that Keller isn’t a theistic evolutionist, and delete this post. Thanks for participating.

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  1. If I openly said I was a theistic evolutionist in my seminary class, I’m pretty sure that the professor would question my believe in Jesus as the son of God, and immediately attempt to say that I was “opening the door” to the “slippery slope of humanism.”

    The closest thing I have to a denomination wouldn’t care.

    I’m honestly not sure about my church. That would be interesting. I’m the youth pastor, but I’m not sure if I would be immediately fired. Now I have to decide if that’s a good or bad thing.

  2. dan macdonald says

    I am pretty sure Tim is not; his recent clarification with Ed Stetzer leads me to believe Tim is probably an old-earth ‘framework theory’ creationist. You can try to parse Keller’s remarks here:

  3. If I were a theistic evolutionist I would think that it would be trouble for me at church. But since, being reformed didn’t get me fired, I’m not sure being a theistic evolutionist would either.

    I am curious…
    What impact does the typical theistic evolutionist opinion have on their view of Adam and Eve and original sin?

    Before Keller’s book, was it widely known that he was a theistic evolutionist?

    I didn’t realize that Mohler and Keller were so tight that he would get a “pass”.