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The BioLogos Forum is designed to foster a serious and comprehensive discussion of Christian faith and the sciences. We believe that charitable engagement of different perspectives within the Church helps sharpen our thinking and deepen our commitment to the truth that is hidden in Christ. So while many of the articles and videos under the distinctive Forum banner come from BioLogos staff and Senior Fellows, we feature a range of voices, including those that disagree with us and with each other. Unless otherwise noted, views expressed are those of the authors, not necessarily of The BioLogos Foundation. You can read more about what we believe here, and join the conversation in the comments section at the end of each post.

Southern Baptist Voices: An Ongoing Series

Southern Baptist Voices: Kenneth Keathley

The first entry in the Southern Baptist Voices series presents a unique ongoing dialogue between Kenneth Keathely, a significant voice for the Southern Baptist churches, and several BioLogos scholars. Carried out in a respectful and humble manner, Keathely simply expresses six areas in which he does not agree with the BioLogos approach to Genesis 1-3. Darrel Falk, Kathryn Applegate and Deborah Haarsma then thoughtfully respond to each point in order to clarify the BioLogos’ view on each issue and, hopefully, remove any stumbling blocks.

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Southern Baptist Voices: An Ongoing Series

Southern Baptist Voices: An Ongoing Series

This week, we take that commitment to engage in charitable dialogue with those who disagree with us by posting the first of several essays from Southern Baptist scholars, along with our responses to their concerns and arguments—a series we are calling Southern Baptist Voices.
February 27, 2012 
Darrel Falk, Mark Sprinkle 
Christian Unity 
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Southern Baptist Voices:  Expressing Our Concerns, Part 1

Southern Baptist Voices:  Expressing Our Concerns, Part 1

I thank Darrel Falk for the opportunity to write this brief essay for the BioLogos website. When Dr. Falk extended the invitation to me and other SBC seminary professors like me to write a series of essays, he knew full well that we would mostly express our concerns and disagreements with a number of BioLogos positions.
February 28, 2012 
Kenneth Keathley 
Biblical Interpretation 
 
Southern Baptist Voices: Expressing Our Concerns, Part 2

Southern Baptist Voices: Expressing Our Concerns, Part 2

For most Southern Baptists, including me, the historicity of Adam and Eve is a litmus test. Even a cursory reading of the Bible reveals why we believe this way. The New Testament authors treat Adam as a historical figure, and they interconnect the mission and work of Jesus with the first man.
February 29, 2012 
Kenneth Keathley 
Biblical Interpretation 
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A BioLogos Response to Kenneth Keathley, Part 1

A BioLogos Response to Kenneth Keathley, Part 1

The entire BioLogos community would like to thank Dr. Keathley not only for his work in writing his introductory essay, but for his willingness to organize a small collection of essays by other Southern Baptist scholars describing their concerns about the BioLogos perspective. We welcome this opportunity to clarify our positions and remove stumbling blocks where possible.
March 01, 2012 
Kathryn Applegate, Deborah Haarsma, Darrel Falk 
Biblical Interpretation 
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A BioLogos Response to Kenneth Keathley, Part 2

A BioLogos Response to Kenneth Keathley, Part 2

Keathley declares the historicity of Adam and Eve to be a “litmus test,” though for what exactly he does not say. Presumably he means a litmus test for biblical orthodoxy, but not for being a Christian.
March 02, 2012 
Kathryn Applegate, Deborah Haarsma, Darrel Falk 
Biblical Interpretation 
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