The most recent print edition of The Economist features an article on the Evangelical Theological Society (ETS) and the controversy about inerrancy at its meeting last week. Among other things, the article portrays the ETS discussions as an intramural debate among a dying breed of Christians—a discussion that has no relevance to the modern world, much less to the droves of young people who are leaving the evangelical faith of their parents.
The substance of the article is terribly skewed by the author’s presupposition that science and faith are at odds with one another. Apparently, the author thinks that rattling off the latest advances in the human genome project is all that is required to refute evangelicals who defend a biblical worldview. There’s no serious interaction with the evangelical side of the debate—just summary dismissal.
For readers who want a more faithful account of the relationship between science and Christian faith, I would recommend the following book:
In the meantime as you are reading The Economist article, just remember that there is more to this controversy than The Economist is letting on.
“The one who states his case first seems right, until the other comes and examines him.” –Proverbs 18:17