Wow, what an incredible time to be at an SBC campus. While I was very critical of the SBC Presidents earlier in the year and their susceptibility to the CRT bogeyman, I am glad to see them defy the SBC Exec Committee and call for transparency in the investigation of sexual abuse. Yes, this response from the seminary presidents is a good one. I spent about 40 years in the SBC and although I suspect I will never affiliate myself with them again, I am glad to see this push from the presidents, as well as a more “grass roots” push, for transparency in this process. I’m sure that you didn’t want to have to address this in your observations of your first week as “scientist-in-residence”, but I’m glad you did.
Moving on to the actual reason you are a “scientist-in-residence”, talking about the what is means to be human. I’m very glad that you have this opportunity and it is exciting to hear about your conversations with seminary faculty, I hope this continues to be productive. I suspect there will be very little mind-changing about evolution and the origins of Adam and Eve, but I also suspect that there can be significant headway made toward the acceptance of fellow Christ-followers that read Genesis in a different way from the SBC establishment. It will be interesting to see what fallout Dr. Craig will receive here at HBU. The current Provost is my former Dean, and although he never tried to tell us how to teach Biology, he is very much a young earth creationist.