This week, from 8am, July 5th to the 7th, we will be holding office hours on the forums with my friend Prof. @KKeathley.
He is Director of the L. Russ Bush Center for Faith and Culture, Senior Professor of Theology, and Jesse Hendley Chair of Theology at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in Wake Forest, North Carolina.
Ken was at the Dabar Conference a couple ago, where he saw the reaction of theologians accross the spectrum to A Genealogical Adam. He also sat in an a conversation between Dr. Fazala Rana and myself, as we discussed the RTB model. @KKeathley also gets special credit, also, for being an early supporter. He kindly had me out to his seminary a few months ago, to present my paper to three scholars at his seminary. This was really good practice for the free for all to come, and that interaction ended up really refining what I presented at Dabar. I was really lucky to have him part of my discussion group that week (do you recognize the rest of the people there?):
Ken, as I understand it, is an Old Earth Creationist, and his devoted to seeking peace. He is a friend of both BioLogos and RTB. For years, he moderate discussions between RTB and BioLogos, culminating in a recent book that I endorsed with the following blurb:
This book has cultural significance that extends far beyond the origins debate. Here, Christians with deep disagreements chose to worship together, laboring for several years to understand and love each other. In a society marked by angry divisions, the hard work of reconciliation chronicled in this book is rare, beautiful, and an example for us all to follow.
@KKeathley is one of those I’ve found that is seeking peace, and we are lucky to get a chance to talk to him here. I have a few key themes I want to get at while he is with us:
What are the main takeaways from the Dabar Conference? What are the things that those unable to attend should know?
How was the Genealogical Adam received by theologians? What lies ahead in the coming years to do this right?
How should Old Earth Creationists be engaging these developments? How can we seek peace together? What are you hopeful for in our current moment?
I’m very happy to count @KKeathley as one of my wise guides and friends. I’m looking forward to this conversation, and I hope you can join us.