In the News
In late February we introduced the Southern Baptist Voices series, a collection of essays from Southern Baptist scholars expressing their questions about the BioLogos view, as well as our responses to those concerns. The series stemmed from conversations between BioLogos President Darrel Falk and Dr. Kenneth Keathley, senior vice president for academic administration of Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. Both men felt a need for gracious dialogue in the science-and-faith conversation.
The six essays posted so far have drawn interest far beyond the regular readership of The BioLogos Forum. A recent article by Travis Loller of the Associated Press, “Evangelical Scientists Debate Evolution Online with Southern Baptist Seminary Professors,” highlighted the series as a positive alternative to the often “nasty debate” between opposing sides. The article was syndicated by more than 100 publications, including The Washington Post and The Huffington Post, showing their readers that it is possible for Christians to discuss evolution graciously. The series has also drawn mentions by The Christian Post and the Baptist Press.
Both sides have found the conversation to be a positive experience. Dr. Keathley says the responses he’s heard from other Southern Baptists have been “overwhelmingly positive.” And members of the BioLogos movement have been equally appreciative of the chance to clarify their position with fellow Christian brothers and sisters.
With one essay yet to post, it is our hope that this seven-part series will be just the beginning of an ongoing dialogue between BioLogos and Southern Baptists—one that will ultimately benefit the entire Church.