Tuesday, October 11, 2011

New CFSI Post Up

My new post for the Center for Faith and Science International is up.  It deals, in considerably more civil fashion, with the Ken Ham/BioLogos issue that I wrote a little bit about in the pages here.  As always, comments are welcome.


  1. Jim, it's a very good article. I think that your point is well taken that, no matter our position, our very strongest apologetic is to manifest the character, grace, and compassion of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
    Sadly, some cannot discuss the issue with irenicism, but view the debate as nothing short of warfare.

  2. Jim, good stuff as usual. Too bad about the news that CFSI will not be able to continue.

    What struck me in one of your prior comments was that you noted that Ken Ham's son was making similar comments backing up his father. For some time I figured that when Ham was gone that AIG might collapse given it is really Ken Ham ministries and is a ministry built around a personality as much as anything else. Now I see that Ham's son is clearly being groomed to step right in just as Morris' son was able to take over for his father. It seems John Morris never had the fire that his dad did but this Nathan Ham seems like a chip off the old block.
    BTW, I've published an archive of documents that deal with the AIG/CMI split. If you or your readers never saw them back in 2007/2008 some of them are well worth the read for those interested in the inner workings of these organizations.

    PS. I got my PhD at UT as well. Go Vols!

  3. Thank you for the kind words. I am going to miss writing for them, although I am ramping up an anthro class in the department so might not have had the time to write for BioLogos, CFSI and teach AND hold down my day job at the lab.

    I think you are right about the Ken Ham/Nathan Ham similarity to the Morrises. It is not clear to me that John Morris thinks a bit differently from his father and Nathan Ham seems every bit as hyperbolic (if a tad more vitriolic) than his father.