Recently, BioLogos Edits Their Response to Keller. Good changes, but they still claim that Keller is “Drawing a Line.” You can listen to the video here. Keller on Adam and Eve. I watched it again, and did some more research. Neither The Gospel Coalition or Tim Keller require affirmation of the de novo creation of Adam and Eve in their beliefs statements (speaking of Keller’s church here, and TGC). For the life of me, I don’t understand how this is “drawing a line,” in need of rebuke. It instead looks like an unscripted panel where three leaders discussed what they personally thought was important in origins, in agreement with one another. Keller and TGC were not proposing policy, nor have they proposed policy, that is drawing a line or exclusionary based on the de novo creation of Adam.
Now, it is possible that Duncan and the other guy is drawing line (I didn’t look into them, but they are YECs I believe), but line drawing wasn’t the point of the exchange. Rather they were discussing what they personally thought were the essentials of creation, and how they had common ground with each other. That is, ultimately, a good thing. It helps understand what the core issues are for different communities so we can engage with them better.
What am I missing? Why is this “drawing a line”?