Hugh Ross saved 10th grade Mark from who knows what when he realized his bible teacher at his private Christian k-8 school had been wrong, and the earth was not 6,000 years old.
More than that, Ross and his rtb show showed me what true Christian charity towards others looks like. Ross gets screamed at from all sides. Perhaps he enrages YEC’s more because his biblical hermeneutic approach is closer to their own. But I remember listening to a particular theistic evolutionist become similarly enraged because it seemed like he was petrified of even being seen in the same room with a creationist.
The latest example of Ross keeping his cool while his “opponent” continually screams at him is his debate with Peter Atkins. Atkins’ arguments and attitude were simply terrible on all counts. Ross showed that Christianity is rational but also that he has the peace of Christ that transcends all understanding.
I completely disagree with his biblical hermeneutic, think some of his scientific conclusions unnecessary (there MUST be a supernatural origin of life, for example) and yet, I think a lot of his natural theological arguments are persuasive and his Christian attitude (including @Patrick’s revelation about his salary) very exceptional and exemplary.
Here is Ross displaying all these good qualities in his debate with Atkins. Hugh Ross vs Peter Atkins • Debating the origins of the laws of nature