I recently caused a bit of a dustup with my Patheos post about Ken Ham: “Creationist Ken Ham versus the Truth.”
Mr. Ham was kind enough to respond on his Facebook page and The Christian Post wrote up the story in “Ken Ham Calls Progressive Christians ‘More Dangerous’ Than Atheists After Criticism He’s Driving Believers Away.”
Tyler Francke over at God of Evolution provides a nice overview of this entire mess as well as some good thoughts about the debate in general in his piece “The fun continues in the run-up to the Bill Nye-Ken Ham ‘debate’.”
Since the whole evolution/creation debate is now at the forefront of my online life, I thought I’d repost a list I provided about a year ago in my post “Follow-Up: Can you be a Christian and still believe … ?” In that post I provided a few resources for learning more about the relationship between evolution, Christianity and the Bible:
- Finding Darwin’s God by Kenneth Miller
- I Love Jesus & I Accept Evolution by Denis Lamoureux
- The Lost World of Genesis One by John Walton
- The Biologos Foundation
It’s also important to properly understand what evolution is and what it isn’t. To that end a great starting point is, coincidentally, “What Evolution Is” by Ernst Mayr.
Finally, for a historical examination of the intellectual origins and development of anti-evolutionism in America, I suggest Ronald Numbers’ book “The Creationists: From Scientific Creationism to Intelligent Design.”
I don’t expect these resources to change a hardcore Young Earth Creationist’s mind, but if you’re open to intellectual engagement with science and the Bible, I think they offer a valuable starting point for better understanding God’s creation.