Michael Zimmerman (dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences here at Butler University) has written an op-ed piece about evolution and religion, which is closely connected with the Evolution Weekend project. In the past, Ken Ham has dismissed Evolution Sunday saying “atheists take glee when they see the clergy supporting evolution”, while P. Z. Myers showed that this is clearly not universally the case. I’m planning on focusing on this topic in the Sunday School class I teach, and hope my congregation will add its name to the list of churches participating. I’m also encouraging bloggers to make the weekend of February 8-10 this year a blog-a-thon, particularly religiously-oriented blogs (which makes this the blogospheric equivalent of focusing on evolution in churches that weekend).
In other news, there is a lively blog interaction on minimalism and history in Biblical studies. The best post so far is “The Game Is On” which presents a hilarious depiction of the interaction between minimalists and maximalists in gaming terms. This in turn was in response to posts by Claude Mariottini and Jim West. John Hobbins (with a quote from me) tries (as I do) to plot a course between the extremes. I’m sure the conversation will continue…and hope you will join in!