No Stinkin’ Geologists

When someone says that we need to take full account of what the old earth scientists say, or that we need to accept what professional historians say about the period of Second Temple Judaism, why does Stellman not reject this out of hand, on the simple ground that we are sojourners and pilgrims? If we don’t need no stinkin’ church marketers because our congregation is a mere band of wayfaring pilgrims, then does it not follow that we don’t need no stinkin’ geologists either? Or astrophysicists? The outside world is still outside whether it is the world of hustling businessmen, religious entrepeneurs, or high level academic scientists. If Stellman’s “wall of separation” between the two cultures is as high as he claims, then what unbelieving scientists and historians have discovered should never, ever show up in a Christian pulpit.

But if there is legitimate kind of traffic between the cultures, then two things follow. First, our position on imports needs to become more nuanced than the view Stellman is presenting here, and second, our position on exports needs to be examined as well. But if Stellman allows us some latitude on the exports, then the first thing that will happen is Christian schools, teaching Christian kids about everything in the light of God’s Word.

via BLOG and MABLOG.

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