Monday, October 4, 2021

Reflection for the Week - October 4

Evolution seems to pose significant problems for traditional interpretations of early Genesis (literal six days creation, A&E, fall, etc.). Instead of trying to fit God in, it’s probably a good move to take God out of evolution. What to believe about God will then have to be considered without including God in nature. Such a move and its effects on developing belief will be challenging and place some ancient pictures of God and the world in jeopardy. The biblical writers, for example, know very little about nature and thus describe God and creation from their own quite limited context, whereas in our contemporary setting we know bits and pieces more. I’d wager we need a new plot to the story; one that negotiates a complicated alliance between science and theology where both have a voice, sometimes louder, sometimes softer, depending on the subject matter at hand.