Evangelicalism and Evolution ARE in conflict (and that’s fine)

This month over at RespectfulConversation.net, as part of their ongoing series on the future of evangelicalism, the topic is evolution and evangelicalism. I posted there some of my own thoughts on the matter. Below is an excerpt. Follow this link to my post and to the entire conversation. Do it now.

….So, I repeat my point: evolution cannot simply be grafted onto evangelical Christian faith as an add-on, where we can congratulate ourselves on a job well done. This is going to take some work—and a willingness to take theological risk.

Evolution demands true intellectual synthesis: a willingness to rethink one’s own convictions in light of new data, and that is typically a very hard thing to do…..